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  • 12 March 2007

Mister Tramp rock the boat for Shelter

Shortlist announced for new Scottish painting prize

Record label Mister Tramp is bringing together an impressive line-up of musicians for a special gig in aid of Shelter Scotland on Saturday 24 March at The Ferry. The cross-genre line-up includes Evan Crichton, The State Broadcasters, Afterchristmas and a special mystery guest, while there will be DJ sets from the likes of Chris Connick from De Rosa (pictured).

Roz Laing of Mister Tramp says, ‘We wanted to put on a night that allowed different bands to play some of the songs that inspired them, songs that they might not normally have a chance to play.’

Tickets priced £5 are available from Tickets Scotland or Avalanche Records, Glasgow.

Nine of the best

Nine finalists have been selected from 85 entrants to compete for the inaugural Jolomo Lloyds TSB Scotland Awards. The £20,000 prize was set up and financed by popular Scottish artist John Lowrie Morrison to encourage artists to paint the Scottish landscape. The awards are open to painters who have studied fine art in Scotland within the last five years, while self taught artists and those with special needs whose work was approved by an independent referee are also eligible.

The finalists, who range in age from 22-61 and hail from as far afield as Harris and the Borders are: David Cook, Rebecca Firth, Ingrid Fraser, Willie Fulton, Helen Glassford, Jamie Hageman, Anna King, Sian MacQueen and Jamie Primrose. Only Jamie Hageman is self-taught, and seven of the nine attended art colleges in Scotland.

John Lowrie Morrison said, ‘There was extremely lively debate on whittling down the 85 entries to this shortlist of nine. I have no idea how long it is going to take us to come to a decision on a winner and runners-up, but there will be a lot of coffee involved!’

The results will be announced on Thursday 21 June at a presentation dinner at the National Museum of Scotland.

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