From painters and potters to those making glassware and sculptures, the list of 74 artists and studios participating in this years’ Borders Art Fair (BAF) has been revealed.

Artists are looking forward to the event after the Covid pandemic resulted in last year’s outing being cancelled.

It will be held at the Borders Event Centre in Kelso from March 25 to 27, and also feature online workshops, demonstrations and talks, including three in collaboration with the Royal Society of Arts held ahead of the event.

Frances Fergusson, BAF director, said: “It’s a great feeling to be bringing Borders Art Fair back after the pandemic, and all the more so because we have got such a superb range of exhibitors – many from the region and others coming to Kelso from far and wide to take part.

“There will be a real pleasure in getting back together in person to browse stalls, see the art in reality and chat to the artists and makers in person about their work.”

In addition to creators from the Borders, painters, sculptors, original print-makers, digital artists, illustrators and others from all over Scotland and from northern England will attend the event.

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Glassmaker Julia Linstead (above), from Berwickshire, said: “Due to Covid this will be my first public exhibition since the BAF of spring 2020 – and I am looking forward to it with such excitement.

“So many artists have now been squirreled away for such a long time that it will be liberating to get back out of their workshops and to mix with the public and other artists once again.

Her art will feature sandblasted designs of birds, plants and animals.

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Christine Clark, from Edinburgh, whose paintings will be on exhibition, said: “I’m delighted to have this opportunity to platform my work amongst my contemporaries. Being present with my paintings is a lovely way to connect with clients, discussing ideas and thought process.

“I’m hugely looking forward to the event, it’s always thrilling to explore other artists’ work in a dynamic creative environment.”

To mark BAF, there will also be tours of the art collection at Marchmont House, Greenlaw, on March 26 and 27.

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