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All I want for Christmas is… my Own Art

No Brilliantly Coloured Birds, 2009 by Martin Boyce South of Grenada by Barbara Rae

More Light More Shadows by Kenny Hunter

Christmas is a time for enjoyment and reflection and what better way to celebrate the festive season than with a unique piece of art.  Owning your very own masterpiece has never been easier with the Scottish Arts Council’s Own Art scheme.

Loans are available from as little as £100 up to £2,000 and the amount you borrow is then paid back over ten months in equal amounts, with no interest (typical 0% APR). There are no extra costs and the loan amount can go towards a work of art that costs more than £2,000. Participating galleries offer paintings, sculptures, prints, photography, jewellery, metalwork, ceramics, glass, furniture, textiles, and more.

Currently, approximately 40 galleries across Scotland participate in the Own Art scheme, and the Scottish Arts Council is continually expanding the number of galleries taking part. We spoke to two leading galleries for a sneak preview of their  Christmas stock…

Ellie Rothnie, programme Director for Peacock Visual Arts suggests:
“Barbara Rae's beautiful work hangs in collections across the globe. South of Granada is one of a number of prints Barbara Rae has made with Peacock's printmakers. Whilst Barbara's paintings are beyond the reach of many of us mere mortals the Own Art scheme is an opportunity to own an original piece by one of Scotland's best loved and most critically acclaimed artists.

Barbara Rae

Barbara Rae
South of grenada
Etching with Collagraph
Paper size 900 X 700mm
Image size 595 X 590mm
Edition of 16

‘Kenny Hunter is one of the UK's most exciting young artists. Best known for his large scale public sculptures, his suite of text-based prints made at Peacock are striking, contemporary and arresting.

Kenny Hunter

Kenny Hunter
More Light More Shadows
630 X 1050mm
Edition of 30

Martin Boyce

And Annis Fitzhugh, Print Studio Manager for Dundee Contemporary Art suggests

“Martin Boyce has produced two new limited edition prints in the Print Studio, released to coincide with the Scotland and Venice 2009 exhibition, No Reflections as part of the 53rd International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia: 

Martin Boyce
No Brilliantly Coloured Birds, 2009
Six colour screenprint on Heritage White (315gsm) paper
Varied edition of 40
102 x 74cm (image size: 95 x 68cm)
Signed, numbered and dated by artist
£450 (unframed, plus VAT)


Martin Boyce
No Brilliantly Coloured Birds, 2009
Screenprint on Heritage White (315gsm) paper
Varied edition of 60
34 x 25cm (image size: 27 x 19cm)
Signed, numbered and dated by artist 
Presented together with No Reflections publication.
£100 (unframed, plus VAT)

DCA works directly with major artists selected through the curatorial programme to develop limited edition artworks in collaboration with the DCA Print Studio team. All editions are available exclusively from DCA and offer an opportunity to acquire artwork by innovative contemporary artists, as well as supporting the venue's future programme.
Information on many of these editions is now available on DCA website or call in to see the actual prints in the Print Studio. “

For more information including participating galleries visit the Own Art section of our website

More information


DCA Print Studio is a leading space for visual artists at different stages in their careers to develop their skills and understanding of contemporary printmaking.   Currently showing (14 November - 10 January) in the Print Space above DCA Shop is a selection of work by some of the many artists who use this facility to produce original artworks in media such as etching, lithography and screenprint. These are available framed and unframed to take away immediately.
DCA Shop has a great selection of craft, showcasing national talent and emerging local makers. Jewellery by established artists such as Alison Macleod, Nuala Jamison, Miranda Sharpe and Grainne Morton offers the chance to invest in something that will always be treasured.

Peacock Visual Arts

Peacock Visual Arts is an educational charity and the main contemporary visual arts organisation in Aberdeen and the North-east of Scotland and is supported by Aberdeen City Council and the Scottish Arts Council.

Originally having started as a printmaking studio in 1974, Peacock Visual Arts has gained international recognition for its own work and as one of the pillars of Scotland's unique thriving printmaking culture.

Collaborating with various artists from home and abroad Peacock's Master Printmakers produce many quality fine art prints every year.

See also
* Own Art
* Peacock Visual arts
* Dundee Contemporary Arts
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