Fraserburgh Art students produce public art inspired by local area

October 7, 2022

Students from Level 5 and 6 Art & Design classes at NESCol’s Fraserburgh Campus have produced the first of a series of public art pieces that depict famous figures from Fraserburgh.

Students from sessions 2021-22 and 2022-23 worked together to produce the artwork, which was installed on Monday 3 October. This first piece is a modern interpretation of an antique portrait of Sir Alexander Fraser of Philorth, founder of Fraserburgh, which celebrates common Doric phrases. It can be found in Saltoun Square, Fraserburgh, between Symposium coffee house and Wetherspoons Saltoun Inn.

And it was not just Art & Design students who contributed to the installation. Carpentry and Joinery students built and prepared the supports for the artwork, which were then painted on by students from Art & Design.

The project is part of an on-going revitalisation of Fraserburgh Town Centre. Each of the boards produced will be in place for a limited period of time and will then be redesigned by subsequent years of students. Material costs were provided by Fraserburgh Community Council through the Phoenix Fund.