A print created by a famous Scottish artist has already raised more than £13,000 for Aberdeen Art Gallery’s renovation.
A total of 50 prints of the John Byrne artwork, costing £400 each, were put on sale after he joined forces with the Granite City’s Peacock Visual Arts.
The fundraising drive for Aberdeen Art Gallery has raised more than £23.3 million of the £30m overhaul.
And with just 17 left up for grabs, the sale of the print has brought in another £13,200 for the rejuvenation.
An Aberdeen City Council spokeswoman said: “It is a huge honour that an artist of the calibre of John Byrne is supporting our fundraising campaign and we are delighted to present this captivating and atmospheric special print to the public.
“Residents in Aberdeen have an exclusive opportunity to own an artwork by a leading Scottish artist and at the same time to support the redevelopment of three of Aberdeen’s much-loved buildings.
“The redevelopment of Aberdeen Art Gallery and Cowdray Hall is not just about creating better facilities, it’s about supporting, encouraging and making visible the history, culture and creativity of the North-east of Scotland.
“Every purchase of this very special print will help us to achieve our fundraising target and support our inspiring art and music campaign.”
John was born in Paisley and attended Glasgow School of Art from 1958 to 1963.
He is also an award-winning writer and artist whose career has spanned almost 60 years. His work ranges from plays and TV, to book and record covers, illustrations and paintings.
The fundraising collaboration was sparked after David McCracken, print curator at Peacock Visual Arts, heard about the campaign. It launched on Tuesday, April 25.
The £30m renovation has been funded by £10m from the authority and £10m from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Works include the creation of 21 gallery spaces in place of the existing 11, as well as a community gallery in a new wing at the rear of the building.
The A-listed building is scheduled to reopen in winter.
Prints can be ordered through the Inspiring Art and Music campaign.