Martin alongside Christine Smith, President of Faifley Art Group.

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has lodged an Early Day Motion in parliament marking 30 years of Faifley Art Group.

The Clydebank-based group of local artists has been praised in the House of Commons for inspiring people of all ages to learn new skills and helping to tackle social isolation.

Local MP Martin Docherty-Hughes tabled his parliamentary motion to coincide with the launch of a special exhibition of Faifley Art Group’s work over the past 30 years.

The art exhibition is free entry and will run for two weeks at the Backdoor Gallery at Dalmuir Library between 14th September and 3rd November.

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP said:

“Faifley Art Group is a great example of the fantastic community groups working for the benefit of West Dunbartonshire.

“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to commend to parliament the valuable contribution made by Faifley Art Group as they mark their 30th anniversary.

“For the past 30 years Faifley Art Group has offered a welcoming place for people to go to learn new skills and meet new people – helping to tackle social isolation and inspiring people of all ages and abilities.

“Volunteers with the group continue to inspire our budding artists of the future through their work in local primary schools across Faifley, Duntocher and Hardgate.

“I wish Faifley Art group continued success in the future and would highly recommend a visit to their 30th anniversary exhibition at Dalmuir Library which runs from 14th September to 3rd November.”

Text of Martin’s Early Day Motion

Faifley Art Group 30th Anniversary Exhibition – That this House notes that the Faifley Art Group will be marking its 30th anniversary by holding an exhibition to highlight the many works of its members over the years; believes that the group has offered a welcoming place to go for people looking to learn new skills and meet new people helping reduce social isolation and inspiring people of all ages and abilities; commends all of those involved in the group over the 30 years as it has grown from strength to strength and wishes them well for the next 30.