Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society

The arts site for south west Scotland

Printmaking, old and new

Our centenary year programme begins on January 21 with a presentation by printmaker Emma Varley at Gracefield, Dumfries, at 11am.

Image: Emma Varley

She will describe the history and context of relief printmaking and follow with a practical demo exploring both traditional and contemporary methods.

Digital laser engraving techniques will also be discussed.

Continuing coronavirus restrictions mean the audience for talks/demos must be limited to 30 members, If you would like to attend, please book by email to Maureen Edgar.

If you book and are then unable to attend, please let Maureen know so that someone on a waiting list can take the place.

See the Programme page for a list of events.

New way to pay

We are trialling a way of booking and paying for workshops on line - go to our new Shop page. You can pay by card via PayPal (you don't have to have a PayPal account) or you can opt to pay offline by bank transfer. You can also pay for a year's membership in this way (but not if you already have a standing order with your bank).

Now we're 100...

The society's first annual exhibition took place in July 1922, at Dumfries Academy, with an astonishing total of 900 exhibits. Our exhibitions this year will be a little more modest in scale, but we will mark the centenary with shows at Ottersburn Gallery, Dumfries, in April, at Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries, in the summer and at Kirkcudbright - birthplace of the society - from November to January.



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