Cat in the Hat for Exhibition

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A local Perthshire photographer has had two pieces of artwork accepted into the prestigious Royal Photographic Society’s Open Exhibition of Art 2017. Cat Burton, from Scone, has been included in the event which kicked off on July 22nd and runs until 1st October 2017.

The self-taught photographer primarily focuses on the beautiful Scottish landscape, so naturally Perthshire is the perfect place for the Lincolnshire born artist to live. With incredible scenery from Strathearn to Highland Perthshire and everywhere in between, Cat is spoiled for choice when it comes to inspiration in Perth!

Her pieces titled, ‘Lost in the Fog’ and ‘A Winter’s Flight’, beat off tough competition from up and down the UK to be included in the exhibition, and both are examples of her use of the Scottish landscape to tell a story of mystery and fantasy.


Cat will also run a solo exhibition from the 1st – 30th September in Edinburgh’s Ocean Terminal, and she’s excited for the opportunity to showcase her work to a wider audience.

“I’m absolutely thrilled that the Royal Scottish Academy chose to include two of my artworks in this year’s exhibition. It’s fantastic to know that I’ll have work on display in Edinburgh during the very popular Fringe Festival.

“The RSA exhibition will overlap my personal exhibition in Edinburgh’s Ocean Terminal, so it’s a great opportunity for people to discover my work.”

The Open Exhibition of Art 2017 will showcase the work by 400 artists from Scotland and beyond, and to be included in the exhibition is a fantastic achievement for the Scone resident who is putting Perth on the map when it comes to artistic talent. I’m absolutely thrilled that the Royal Scottish Academy chose to include two of my artworks in this year’s exhibition. If you are interested in Cat’s work but you are unable to attend either of the events in Edinburgh, she will be participating in Perthshire Open Studios from the 2nd – 10th September.

Cat also runs a free photo club once a month in Perth for passionate photographers of all levels. All those who are keen snappers with their camera are welcome to join and you can get more information by visiting the club’s Facebook page. There’s lots of magnificent images to be captured in Perthshire, so it’s well worth going along and tapping into Cat’s expert knowledge!


Both of Cat’s pieces are from a limited edition run of only 30 prints. The prints are available through the Royal Scottish Academy or by contact Cat directly through her website.

Cat can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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