Biggar hosts When the Elephant Came to the Fair

Howe exhibition at new museum in Biggar
Howe exhibition at new museum in Biggar

For its opening special exhibition, the new Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museum chose work by a local artist, James Howe.

Howe (1780-1836) was born in Skirling and made a name for himself as an animal painter but this is the first time a collection of his work has been brought together.

For the final month of the exhibition, due to close on October 31, the Museum – which opened only weeks ago in Biggar High Street – is waiving the £3 charge for admission to the exhibition area (although visitors still have to pay admission to the Museum itself, unless they live in the ML12 area).

The Trust, however, as a charity running the new museum, hopes that those visiting the Howe paintings will be impresseed enough by the exhibition, called When the Elephant Came to the Fair, to make a donation! The free entry includes Biggar Little Festival time, an ideal time to catch this unique exhibition.