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Centrestage Communities delivers assets and strengths focussed activities to individuals and communities, many living with multiple deprivations, using the arts and enterprise as the main tools for raising aspiration, achievement, inclusion and community capacity. All of our projects aim to build on the knowledge and skills of all participants whilst developing their individual and collective strengths.

Catalyst Exhibition opens to the public!

Centrestage Catalyst artists exhibition opens at Dunlop Village Hall!

The preview of the exhibition on Thursday 9th February was a great success with the Catalyst artists proudly displaying their artwork to the community gathered to experience and enjoy this wonderful exhibition. 

The Gallery, located within the settings of Dunlop Village Hall is a fantastic exhibition space which is now proudly adorned with the excellent work from our Catalyst artists who have worked so hard to make these beautiful pieces.  The exhibition runs until Thursday 16th March and is free entry.

It’s been an incredible experience for me, and for all the artists to have taken part in this process. I look at where we are now and I am proud. Catalyst is like a family; we all pull together and help each other everyday. I am extremely grateful to Centrestage, especially to Harry for working with us and to Fiona McKenzie for believing in us. I know that this is only the beginning and things are looking extremely positive!
— John Andrew (artist)

The artists under the tutelage of Ayrshire artists Harry Sutton and Nina have produced some wonderfully moving and expressive pieces in a wide range of styles and there is truly something for everyone at the Catalyst Exhibition.

An amazing exhibition from these hugely talented Ayrshire artists. It’s been a hugely positive experience to work with each and every one of them, all on their own individual journeys who have produced some truly special and brilliant expressive artworks. I am proud of them all. You can see the quality in each and every one of the paintings and I would urge anyone to come along and see for themselves.
— Harry Sutton

The Catalyst artists are: 

William Thomson, Joanne Syme, Harry Sutton, Kysha Bradley, John Andrew, Steven Cook and Ian Barbour


Please 'click' on the gallery below to see images from the exhibition

We are incredibly blessed to work with incredibly gifted people. These artists are brilliant and we believe in them and what they can do for the community. I am so grateful to the community of Dunlop for their support of these Catalyst artists and urge everyone to come along and see for themselves the wonderful artwork they have produced.
— Fiona McKenzie (Director of Centrestage)

Centrestage Communities Ltd.
45 John Finnie Street, Kilmarnock, KA1 1BL
01563 590300

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