2020 spring/summer programme
The first two workshops in the programme have been cancelled because of the coronavirus situation and may be re-scheduled for the autumn.
CANCELLED: Workshop Saturday May 29 with Hazel Campbell, a past president of the society. Hazel has a loose, bold approach to painting, working mainly in oil and gouache, using the Galloway countryside as a stimulus. Still life and flowers are also subjects which she treats in an increasingly broad manner. The workshop will let participants experiment with different mediums, grounds and ideas.
CANCELLED: Workshop Saturday June 20 with Tom Lindsay. Tom has exhibited widely - including a major show at Gracefield. He says his work is mainly based on the natural environment and he always works out of doors, with some alla prima in the studio. "Materials inspire me, together with no preconceived ideas, and an open mind and heart." He says the aim of the workshop will be explained on the day.
Workshop Saturday July 25 with Ross Fulton. Kirkcudbright-based artist Ross says his work draws attention to things that aren't typical art subjects, and in his workshop will be exploring ways of tackling challenging compositions. He asks participants to bring a range of photos to work from, "the more complicated the better".
Talk Friday September 18 with David Devereux. Dr Devereux is former curator of the Stewartry Museum in Kirkcudbright. He is a historian and archaeologist and one of the leading lights behind the creation of the Kirkcudbright Galleries in the former town hall, where he will be giving members an insight into the nationally-significant Kirkcudbright Artists Collection.
The workshops will all be at Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries, from 10am to 4pm. The talk will be at Kirkcudbright Galleries from 11am. You can download full details and a booking form for the workshops from the link opposite.