Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society

The arts site for south west Scotland

We're back!

Members enjoyed their first post-lockdown meeting when the society's president, Patti Lean, gave a talk and slideshow on ways of using collage in art.

The socially-distanced audience at Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries, were treated to a thought-provoking survey of artists' use of collage, including Patti's own.

Patti will be leading a follow-up workshop at Gracefield on October 29.

A collage by Patti Lean

This is almost fully booked, so if you want to go contact Maureen Edgar, to check or to go on a waiting list in case of cancellations.

The next talk and demonstration will be by Bella Green on Friday November 19, on the topic of still-life art.

Please note that 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.

There will be a follow-up workshop with Bella on December 3.

Lino-cut artist Joshua Miles has had to call off a demonstration planned for January 21. But printmaker Emma Varley will be stepping into the breach.


Let us have some examples of your art for our members' Gallery on the website. Email not more than three images, in jpeg or png format, to the editor. Don't forget to give the title, medium and size of each work.

What's next...

• The society's next exhibition will be at the Harbour Cottage Gallery in Kirkcudbright from November 1 to 13. You can download details and entry form here, to be sent in by Tuesday October 26. Handing-in day is Sunday October 31. Click on the image on the right to download and print our poster for the event.



Hand in your entries for our Kirkcudbright show on Sunday October 31 between 11am and 1pm






















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