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ACCORD Hospice Art Exhibition Returns to The Art Department in Paisley

ACCORD Hospice is pleased to announce the return of its annual art exhibition to The Art Department in Paisley between the 26th of April and 10th May.

ACCORD Hospice Art Exhibition Returns to The Art Department in Paisley

Article Source: ACCORD Hospice
Last Updated: 18 April 2024 11:00

This year, the exhibition is proudly sponsored by Paisley First and will feature around 500 artworks from over 120 artists. This year’s show will also include a special memorial dedicated to the work of the late Falconer Houston, an incredible individual and artist who supported the Hospice for many years.

Falconer was born on 26th April 1934 and passed away in December 2023. Born and brought up in Paisley, he had an interest in art from an early age. Encouraged by his parents, he took Saturday drawing classes and when he left school, he went to Glasgow School of Art. After completing his Doctor of Arts, he did a Post Grad Diploma, and decided to teach art, a career he pursued until he finally retired from Castlehead High School, where he was Principal Art Teacher. He was married for 52 years and lost his wife to cancer in 2011. He was a lifelong member of PAI and exhibited there as well as gaining prizes for his work. He continued to paint well into his 80s and sold work on a regular basis. Falconer’s son, Colin Houston, commented: “ACCORD Hospice was always close to my dad’s heart, and he was always willing to support them in any way he could.” The show will feature a selection of paintings by Falconer and there will be a screening of Falconer’s film: ‘The History of Paisley – Reeling through the Years.’

The exhibition features a variety of artworks from local, national, and international artists in a variety of mediums, including painting, pottery, and photographs. The artworks will be available for purchase and all proceeds from the event will go towards ACCORD Hospice, a charity that provides palliative care and support for individuals in Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire.

The ACCORD Hospice Art Exhibition provides an opportunity for the local community to come together and appreciate the talent of their fellow citizens, while also supporting a noble cause.

Vanessa Robinson, Events Fundraiser at ACCORD Hospice, said: “We’ve been working closely with Falconer’s son Colin who has donated several of his father’s paintings. The film screening will add another dimension to the show, and we’re delighted to be able to offer this to visitors.”

We are immensely proud to be hosting our annual Art Exhibition again at The Art Department. This is a great way for us to showcase our community and the amazing creative talents we have right here in Paisley. We are looking forward to welcoming the many talented artists and art lovers who will be attending.”


ACCORD is here to provide palliative and end of life care to people living with or affected by a life limiting illness in Renfrewshire and parts of East Renfrewshire, with over 1200 patients and their families supported each year. Our compassionate approach supports patients and their families in the community, at home, and in the hospice. All of our care is free.

For more inforamtion about ACCORD Hospice – www.accordhospice.org.uk

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