Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society

The arts site for south west Scotland

Printmaking demo

Printmaker Lisa Hooper gave the second demonstration in the society's winter programme at Gracefield, Dumfries, on November 18. Lisa described the various techniques she employs to produce her vibrant wildlife and landscape prints and demonstrated the printing of linocuts and methods of registration

Lisa Hooper shows a block for the first colour of a reduction method lino-cut.

Details of the other events in the programme are given on the Programme page and can be downloaded along with a booking form for the

Moment of truth - Lisa lifts a print from a lino block after burnishing (with the aid of a doorknob!)

remaining workshop - portrait painting with Katharine Wheeler on March 3, 2017. All the events take place at Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries, on Fridays - demonstrations from 11am to 12.15pm, workshop 10am to 3pm.

Have your say

Dumfries and Galloway council is seeking opinions on the future of Gracefield Arts Centre. You can make your views known in a survey which can be found here. The survey will be available until Monday January 16. Key findings will be published in the spring.

Tree festival

President Hazel Campbell and chairman Kathleen Woods decorating a tree with members' art, as part of a Christmas tree festival organised by Dumfries and District Flower Club at St John’s Church, Newall Terrace, Dumfries. The society sponsored a tree in aid of Aberlour Childcare Trust, Scotland’s largest children’s charity – see www.aberlour.org.uk At the end of the festival on Sunday December 4 the tree was moved to Gracefield and is now in the foyer of the Gallery 2 block.


Next demonstration: Davy Brown - an approach to landscape painting. Friday, January 20, 11am-12.15pm. (There is no demonstration in December).

Collection of unsold work from DGRI exhibition: Monday, February 6, 2017, 10am-12noon,

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