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Kirkcudbright Galleries closed Thursday 12th July for Royal Opening

On Thursday 12 July HRH The Princess Royal will officially open Kirkcudbright Galleries. (You didn’t realise we were sneaking you in to a ‘closed’ building all this time did you!). For security reasons the site will be closed for the day, however we will open after the ceremony, from 5-7.30 in the evening to make…

Gallery closed from 3pm on Friday 6th July

To help set up the ‘Scotland’s Early Silver’ exhibition, on loan from the National Museums Scotland, we are going to close Kirkcudbright Galleries at 3pm on Friday 6th July 2018. The cafe will close at 2pm. Sorry for the inconvenience, but it will be worth it.

FREE talk and demonstration by Julia Alexandra Mee TODAY

FREE talk and demonstration by Julia Alexandra Mee, exploring the historic technique of buon fresco. This revered wall painting technique reached its pinnacle during the Italian Renaissance period with artists such as Michelangelo. One of Julia’s frescoes is included in the 40/40 Vision exhibition (40 Years of WASPS Studios) currently showing in Kirkcudbright Galleries. This…

Monarch of the Glen has departed

Since last October the Monarch of the Glen has travelled to galleries in Inverness, Perth, Paisley and Kirkcudbright. Each gallery has run a programme of activities linked to the painting and it has inspired creative responses from dance performances to poetry. We hope you enjoyed viewing this masterpiece at Kirkcudbright Galleries!

Opening Saturday 9th June

There’s always room for cake. To celebrate the opening of Kirkcudbright Galleries and the arrival of The Monarch of the Glen on Saturday 9th June, there will be free cake for all, along with kids activities and events, on the soaperie gardens, Kirkcudbright. Come and join in have fun, and eat cake!

Harbour Cottage Gallery Kirkcudbright – 60th Anniversary

Harbour Cottage Gallery – 60th Anniversary Exhibition 1 – 16 September 2017 The Harbour Cottage Gallery in Kirkcudbright is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its opening in September, with a special exhibition of work by artists who were active in and around the town in 1957.  The opening of the gallery in that year marked…

The Dumfries and Galloway Fine Art Society

The Society’s first honorary members included David Cameron, E A Hornel, James Paterson RSA and W S McGeorge. When the Society was founded in 1922 there were no less than 18 patrons, who, I noticed, were not listed in the first catalogue, in alphabetical order, but quite clearly in order of social rank and standing,…