Local Artist’s First Solo Exhibition

A talented young local artist is currently showing at the Dick Institute’s Young People’s Gallery, in his first large-scale solo exhibition.


Twenty-five year old, Kilmarnock born, Scott Coubrough who attended Grange Academy is delighted to be showing his work to such a wide audience. Scott has previously had his work displayed in smaller exhibitions alongside other artists, but this is the first time he has been able to curate his own show.


Scott studied Art to Advanced Higher level at the Grange but hasn’t had any formal training beyond this. Despite being self-taught he has developed an impressive individual style, largely based on his other great love – film.


The exhibition, entitled ‘Flickers’, was created as a celebration of cinema and displays expressive renderings of film stills, drawn in and embellished using a mixed-media collage technique. Taken together the artworks explore the idea of repetition, with composition similarities occurring across the selection of images. In another Kilmarnock connection, the show was conceived in response to the book ‘Flickers’, a history of cinema written by Kilmarnock born author and film critic Gilbert Adair.


To celebrate the literary connection and the fact that Scott works as a relief librarian at the Dick Institute, the library also has a small display of his work on show. (We should point out at this point that Scott had to go through the same rigorous selection process that is applied to all YPG exhibitions and was accepted entirely on merit).


You can view Scott’s work during opening hours Monday – Saturday at Dick Institute, Elmbank Ave, Kilmarnock, KA1 3BU. Details here