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.
As our newsletter number 4 outlines there are two major events planned for 2015. click here
First, a major ASW Exhibition at Gracefield will open on 28th February 2015.
Second, the publication of a book on Archie's life and work. The Trust has commissioned Christopher Andreae to produce a 10-12,000 word essay for the book which will be richly illustrated. We hope that at the exhibition we will give further details about the publication of the book, including a talk by the author.