Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society

The arts site for south west Scotland

On show in new venue

One hundred-plus artworks are on show in the society's first Christmas exhibition in a new venue, Ottersburn gallery in Nith Avenue, Dumfries. The Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary has been the Christmas venue for the past 16 years, but the move to new buildings, taking place in December, meant there would be no place for us there this year.

Above and below: opening day scenes

Instead, members' work is being shown at the recently re-opened and renovated Ottersburn gallery from Saturday November 11 until December 23.

Another view of the winter show

Drop in for mulled wine and mince pies on the closing day, Saturday December 23

Winter workshops

An adventurous autumn-winter programme of demonstrations and workshops is under way, and started in October with Ann Smith demonstrating 'painting' with wool. After Geoff Forrest's workshop (see below) the next speaker and tutor will be Bella Green on still life and creative composition, in January.

You can download full details of the events programme and workshop booking form from the Programme page.

Willow and wool


Left: Geoff Forrest demonstrating the art of weaving with willow at Gracefield on Friday November 17. Geoff led a follow-up workshop on December 1. Right: studies in concentration as members take part in Ann Smith's wool art workshop on November 10.


Our new exhibition at Ottersburn gallery, Dumfries, continues until December 23.

The exhibition poster. Click to download a version you can print and display on local noticeboards, etc.


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