Days of Wine and Roses attracts record visitor numbers
Cllr Brian Goodall and Jack Vettriano
RECORD-breaking numbers of visitors have flocked to Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery for Jack Vettriano’s new exhibition ‘Days of Wine and Roses.’
In the opening weekend of the exhibition, over 3400 people visited the Fife artist’s first exhibition in four years.
Attendance records for previous exhibitions at the Fife venue have now been smashed by this two-day rush, with visitors travelling from as far away as Cornwall, Darlington and London. The gallery is expecting a record-breaking turnout for the Days of Wine and Roses exhibition, which continues until May 2nd before transferring on to London.
First Minister, Alex Salmond officially attended and spoke at a Private View of the exhibition last Wednesday evening, where guests included Sir Tom Farmer, Ian Rankin, Cllr Frances Melville, Provost of Fife and singer-songwriter, Marti Pellow.
The exhibition is open from Monday to Saturday, from 10.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m, with late night opening on Thursdays until 7pm and Sundays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free of charge.
Councillor Brian Goodall, Chair of Fife Council’s Housing & Communities Committee said, “We are delighted that so many people have already visited the exhibition from all corners of the UK and are very grateful Jack has chosen Kirkcaldy as the venue for the premier exhibition of his new work. This exhibition is one of the highlights of Celebrating Fife 2010, our year long festival of Fife Culture and we hope many more art lovers from Fife and beyond will visit Kirkcaldy to enjoy Jack’s new work and I know that many local businesses in the town are already seeing the knock-on benefit of these increased visitor numbers."
Celebrating Fife 2010: Our Year of Culture is the biggest and most ambitious programme of cultural events and projects ever organised in Fife.
People of all places and generations across the Kingdom are being encouraged to join in to discover and rediscover our cultural gems, places and experiences.
Fife Council is co-ordinating the year-long programme that is being organised by hundreds of event organisers, communities, organisations and individuals from all over Fife. For more information log onto www.fifedirect.org.uk.