The AIM is to carry on

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IT has been a colourful fixture at thecentre:mk for quite some time now, and AIM has made the most of every moment, writes Sammy Jones.

It has hosted a tremendous amount of inspiring art exhibitions, giving a much needed platform for locally based creatives.

Seeing the late Bill Billings achieve an exhibition in the city he made his home was marvellous, long overdue and a credit among many for AIM.

Therefore, it is with a heavy art heart that we announce the gallery’s last exhibition, for the time being at least.

The area that AIM inhabits is being re-modelled and the society has to leave at the end of this year.

thecentre:mk are hoping to relocate this important hub though, and we will let you know if and when that happens.

But, as Freddie Mercury sang, ‘the show must go on’ and it does so with a final selection of artists from all over the new city.

Bazaar, as it is titled, is currently open to view and promises that the fusion on display will prove alluring for all tastes and pockets.

The Cinq Group delivery will open through to Christmas Eve .

Among those displaying their wares, is Robin Souter, a local consultant surgeon who was closely involved in the opening of the hospital and now fuses the art with the craft.

Sounds interesting, eh?

Go view between 10am and 4pm every Tuesday to Saturday.

Even while AIM has lost its standing base, it is still active in cyberspace.

Keep in touch at www.aimforartgallery.org.uk

>LOCAL artist David R Newens is an ace at oil painting, and his portraits are

regularly chosen for prestigious exhibitions.

From Wednesday, you can view Emanuela at The Royal Institute of Oil Painters annual exhibition, at the Mall Galleries near Trafalgar Square.

The oil painting was chosen from almost 700 entries and will be on show through to December 18.