ARTISTS from throughout East Lothian have seen their work showcased in the John Gray Centre.

A two-month exhibition at the Haddington venue opened its doors last Wednesday.

The Re-Connect VACMA (Visual Artists and Craft Makers Awards): East Lothian exhibition showcases work from some of the artists and makers who received bursaries during 2020-21 – Karin Chipulina, Anna Davis, Martha Ellis, Mark I’Anson, Pascale Rentsch and Derek Sutherland – and is curated by Anna Davis on behalf of East Lothian Council arts service.

Councillor Jim Goodfellow, cabinet spokesman for housing and community wellbeing, encouraged people to head along to the John Gray Centre before January 15.

He said: “This exhibition is a treasure chest of works that reflect and complement the inspiration gained from living or working in East Lothian.

“Through the VACMA awards, East Lothian Council is proud to recognise and support the abundance of creativity that we have within our county and to enable their work to be shared with a wider audience.”

Supporting and developing the arts provides a wide range of benefits and East Lothian Council recognises the significant role that the arts can play in lives of individuals and communities in the county.

The East Lothian Visual Arts and Craft Makers Award Scheme enables the local authority to support locally based artists and makers.

To find out more about participating in future contemporary art exhibitions, email