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‘Fifers & other stories’ – a homecoming exhibition by Jonny Hannah

Legendary Auchtermuchty accordionist Jimmy Shand, late great darts player Jocky Wilson and much missed guitar hero Stuart Adamson all hail from Fife and are the stars of award winning illustrator Jonny’s Hannah‘s vibrant and witty homecoming exhibition at the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, Dunfermline. The piece above honours Moira Shearer the beautiful red head who grew up in Dunfermline and went on to become one of the world’s most famous ballerinas. Born and bred in Dunfermline himself, Jonny studied illustration at Liverpool Art School and the Royal College of Art in London. A highly successful career since has seen him win a BAFTA and publish an acclaimed children’s book on jazz. He is represented by the Heart Agency and regular clients include The Guardian, The New York Times, Walker Books and The St Kilda Courier.

To accompany the show, Jonny has designed a newspaper (below), Spens, Shand & Stovies, available to buy, read and cherish. 

Jonny lives in Southampton with wife Sharon and their two sons and is now the course leader for BA Illustration at Southampton Solent University. Ultimately, he enjoys nothing better than going to his studio down in the Old Cattle Market to illustrate and paint and savour the odd Tunnocks Caramel Wafer, while listening to CW Stoneking, Hank Williams and Jimmy Shand.

The exhibition runs until 24 September. Admission is free.

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