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moatbrae, December 8, 2015

Thanks to Gordon Robertson who, just under two months before his 80th birthday, exhibited his charcoal drawing of Moat Brae at the recent Welcome to Winter event at the Birthplace of Peter Pan.

Gordon is a member of The Stove and The Dumfries & Galloway Fine Arts Society.  He is a great supporter of the Moat Brae project and has been working on sketches of the house for some time – the Welcome to Winter event was a great focus to complete this work and we were delighted that his family from Dundee, Linlithgow and  New Zealand happened to be visiting Dumfries and were able to see his pictures on display within the building that inspired them. Gordon’s niece Catriona Robertson-Bennett works for the Wellington Government in NZ, she and her family were fascinated by the house. Gordon’s nephew Andrew is an architect and was particularly interested to see Moat Brae at this stage in its restoration.

Thank you Gordon – it’s good to see that the place where Peter Pan began is still inspiring artists more than 140 years since playwright JM Barrie first played there in 1873.
Gordon is exhibiting again at Gracefield Arts Centre in August 2016 and the Moat Brae pieces may appear amongst his work.


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