To honour of Archie's invaluable contribution to Scottish art and education, a Trust Fund has been set up in his name to fund awards to individuals or projects that promote the arts in South West Scotland.
The Fund is administered by Archie's nephews, Alan and John Watt, together with Trustees Valerie Sadler, Dawn Henderby, Hugh Bryden and Hazel Campbell.
To date, a wide range of projects have been funded including art equipment to several primary and secondary schools in the region; assistance to Spring Fling over three years to fund a young graduate mentoring award and a schools poster competition; and a residential weekend for art teachers from Dumfries and Galloway.
The Trust is pleased to announce the publication of the new book!
Written by art author Christopher Andreae the richly illustrated colour hard-back book has been published by the Archie Sutter Watt Trust to celebrate his creative life and influence.
It was published in November 2018. It was launched in Kirkcudbright Galleries at an exciting exhibition entitled An Artistic Affinity: William Gillies, John Maxwell, Archie Sutter Watt. This celebrated the work of three Scottish artists who influenced creativity through their art and teaching.
The book is on sale at the special price of £20 in Kirkcudbright Galleries, and is also available from the Whitehouse Gallery Kirkcudbright, Gracefield Arts Centre Dumfries and selected book outlets.