Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society

The arts site for south west Scotland


Oliver Reed, art and design course organiser with the Centre for Open Learning at the University of Edinburgh, explained his approach to creating art from remembered experiences of the natural environment, when he gave an illustrated talk to members on Saturday, November 2.

Oliver (above) tutored a follow-up workshop at Gracefield, Dumfries, on Saturday, November 9, when participants explored a number of drawing techniques to help develop a personal and expressive approach.


Members' creative ideas flowed at a workshop on "impressing and expressing" led by artist and educator Brigid Collins (below) at Gracefield on Friday October 5. Brigid showed how to create textured grounds into which natural forms and colour could be incorporated.


Around 80 items have been entered for our winter exhibition at Ottersburn Gallery, Dumfries, which starts on Friday, November 22.

Be prepared...

The annual subscription will rise to £20 from the new year. So this is a reminder to amend your standing order with your bank - you can download a form from the Membership page to send to your bank. Please email the membership secretary to let her know that you have amended your payment.


Get-together at our Ottersburn Gallery show on November 30, 2-5pm

Click on the image to download the poster for the show. If you can, please print it and display in your window or local noticeboard, etc.