Archive for the ‘Exhibitions’ Category

Delve deep at Carnegie Library and unearth Ayr’s hidden past

September 25, 2017

Tuesday 26 September – Tuesday 31 October 2017

A special exhibition in Ayr Carnegie Library’s non-fiction lending area showcasing the original source material which has informed the professional archaeologists, as they prepare to dig deeper, and investigate what lies at the heart of Auld Toun. The Riverside Block on Ayr’s High Street occupies part of the earliest core of the Royal Burgh as laid out after the grant of its charter in 1205. Sitting between the late C15th Auld Bridge, and the C18th New Bridge, the original C13th plots were laid out falling from the High Street to the River Ayr. Representing Ayr’s commercial past, and the epitome of its 20th century development, this plot was never expected to become available as a site of interest.

Visit the Carnegie’s Local History department to see the maps, photographs and books which helped the Archaeologists understand the history of the site over 800 years, and, provide the clues as to what the dig might reveal!

 

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Ailsa Shipyard Exhibition at Troon Library

July 3, 2017


On display throughout the month of July – An exhibition of photographs and memorabilia of the Ailsa Shipyardat Troon Library.

Entry is Free | Troon Library, 5 South Beach, Troon KA10 6EF

Knit 1 Bike 1 Exhibition at Ayr’s Carnegie Library

March 20, 2017

Friday 31 March – Monday 10 April 2017

The story of Janet Renouf-Miller’s epic 818 mile cycling adventure around Scotland translated into knitting and crochet.

Janet has created knitted and crocheted art work inspired by what she saw on her travels including a Brompton folding bicycle like the one she used to get around Scotland, a strawberry sponge cake, the Isle of Mull ferry, several worms, caterpillars and a sheep’s head, the Isle of Skye, seals and lots more. Her biggest project is the 15 foot long crocheted Glenfinnan Viaduct. That’s the one featured in the Harry Potter movies!

This exhibition is on display in the non-fiction lending department of Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB.

Free admission.

Opportunities in Retirement Photographic Exhibition at Ayr’s Carnegie Library

November 8, 2016

The OIR Photography group’s exhibition has just opened in the non-fiction lending department of Carnegie Library, Ayr. There are some fabulous images on display featuring wildlife, landscapes and buildings captured on camera.

This free exhibition is not to be missed and will be on throughout November 2016.

 

 

Picturing the Past: Photo Exhibition at Ayr’s Carnegie Library

December 9, 2015
Gray’s Carpet Factory 1920s

Gray’s Carpet Factory 1920s

December 2015 – January 2016

The bygone days of the town and its people are celebrated in this exhibition of images from the library service’s photographic collection. Special features include Gray’s carpet factory and Daniel Wyllie’s chemical works.

Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB

The exhibition is on display in the Non-Fiction Lending Department.

Opportunities in Retirement Photographic Exhibition at Ayr’s Carnegie Library

November 10, 2015

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The OIR Photography group’s exhibition has just opened in the non-fiction lending department of Carnegie Library, Ayr. There are approximately 100 images on display, from bees and birds to landscapes and buildings all beautifully captured on camera.

This free exhibition is not to be missed and will be on display throughout November 2015.

A small selection of 6 paintings tell the story of “Tam O’Shanter” at Ayr’s Carnegie Library for TAMFEST

October 30, 2015

A small selection of 6 paintings, specially selected from the Goudie Collection of 54 paintings, which tell the story of “Tam O’Shanter” at Ayr’s Carnegie Library for TAMFEST.

A larger selection is permanently on show at Rozelle House Galleries, Monument Road, Ayr as part of Arts at Rozelle Partnership.

Ayr bound

Ayr Bound

Meg and Tam set off slowly for Ayr – can you see the Carnegie Library? (well no, as it was built in 1893!) but you will recognise the River Ayr and Arran in the distance.

The bottom of the picture is bright and sunny, but a storm is brewing in the distance…and as the crows gather to watch them head to Ayr, there’s an air of menace and foreboding.

Bowsing the nappy

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Meg takes Tam into the centre of busy, bustling Ayr. Tam meets his pals, and Meg stands outside and waits for him. Its getting darker outside, but its warm and cosy inside. Tam is enjoying himself! Time for home? Its a lang, lang way!

The storm without might fair & rustle

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Poor Meg! The wind is now moving the sign, and Meg looks cold and miserable. Tam is still inside, beside the glowing fire.

Maggie Stood Right Sair Astonished

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Well, eventually Tam has to think about going home. Despite the weather, Meg can’t rush, as Tam might fall off! Meg’s night really starts to get interesting when they approach Alloway Kirk. The Kirk has a warm glow to it, but, this is no friendly, cosy fire…

Warlocks & witches in a dance

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Now we see Meg and Tam transfixed, looking at the scene inside the Kirk. This painting repeats a lot of the faces already seen in the other paintings – Tam’s pals, folk from the street, the Minister. But now, they are all joined, in an ‘unco sight’!

But left behind her ain grey tail

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Meg jumps as Tam shouts “Weel Done Cutty Sark” and the chase begins! Meg now as to run like the wind, chased by the band of witches and ghouls. This painting has a very quick sketch like quality, and both Tam and Meg look horrified! Particularly Meg, who has just lost her tail!

The exhibition will be on until Friday 6 November 2015.
Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB Tel:01292 286385

Old Troon Photograph Exhibition on display for an extra month

July 10, 2015

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Our old Troon photograph exhibition has proved so popular, that we have decided to extend its stay until the end of July 2015.  So if you haven’t had the opportunity to visit yet, come along and see this wonderful display of Troon in days gone by.

Troon Library, 5 South Beach, Troon KA10 6EF

OIR Photographic Exhibition at Carnegie Library

November 8, 2014

CameraThe OIR Photography group’s exhibition has just opened in the non-fiction lending department of Carnegie Library, Ayr. There are approximately 100 images on display, from bees and birds to landscapes and buildings all beautifully captured on camera.

This free exhibition is not to be missed and will be on display throughout November.

Live at Troon poster exhibition at the library

August 26, 2014

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Troon Library have a colourful exhibition of posters by local school children brightening up their library walls. Children from Troon, St Patrick’s, Struthers, Muirhead, Barassie and Dundonald Primaries were asked by Live at Troon to draw a picture of what they liked about their town.  They were delighted with the huge response they received, and the children should be very proud of these great posters.