Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society

The arts site for south west Scotland

New show venue

The move of Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary to new premises has meant the end of our regular hospital show at Christmas. But we are fortunate to have been invited to mount an exhibition at the recently revived Ottersburn gallery in Dumfries from November 11 to December 23..

Above and right: the renovated Ottersburn gallery

Members will be able to submit two works, one of which will certainly be shown; the other may have to be held in reserve, depending on the space available. You can download the details and entry form from the Programme page; they are also in the autumn magazine which is out now.

The gallery, in Nith Avenue, has been given a spacious new look by the owner Sean McKay and his wife Kate.

They also run a picture framing business, and are offering a discount to members of the society. See the Noticeboard for details.

Winter workshops

An adventurous programme of demonstrations and workshops has been arranged for the 2017-18 autumn-winter season, which started on October 13 (see below). The November speaker and tutor will be Geoff Forrest, on "willow weaving and other things".

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

Making art with wool

Ann Smith began the autumn-winter programme of events with a demonstration of picture-making with wool and other fibres, at Gracefield, Dumfries, on Friday, October 13. Ann is seen here beginning the process of layering fibres of different colours in different directions before wetting and compressing them to create a felt image.

Ann also showed how to create a picture using fibres and needles. Both methods will be explored in greater depth at Ann's workshop on November 10.


Put you work in our website gallery or update your existing entries. Just email two pictures to the website editor stating titles and medium.


 Check the Noticeboard  for new entries


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