Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society

The arts site for south west Scotland

Still lively

There's still life in still-life - that was the message from Bella Green when she gave an illustrated talk to members at Gracefield, Dumfries, on November 19.

Bella Green

Bella's talk, entitled "Still Life - Still Going", covered the story of still-life painting from Roman times to the present and illustrated some of her own work in the genre.

She will be leading a workshop on "Still-life -ways of seeing" on December 3.

There are a few places left - check with Maureen Edgar.

The next talk will be by printmaker Emma Varley on Janary 21. She is stepping in instead of lino-cut artist Joshua Miles who has had to cancel his planned demonstration.

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 is some brilliant art to be seen on the Gallery page from members who have responded to the invitation to showcase their art there. If you would like your work to be seen on the website email up to three images, in jpeg or png format, to the editor. Don't forget to give the title, medium and size of each work.

Centenary specials

An average of 50 people a day viewed the society's exhibition at Harbour Cottage Gallery, Kirkcudbright, from November 1 to 13. Five works and numerous cards were sold. We are now looking forward to a programme of events in 2022, our centenary year. This will include an April exhibition at Ottersburn Gallery in Dumfries, a summer show at Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries, and a special centenary show at Kirkcudbright Galleries from November to January. Details later...



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