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April 2019

Origami Workshop | 17th April

April 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway DG5 4AQ United Kingdom
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                Japanese Origami Workshop  Celebrate the special exhibition Japan: Art and Inspiration at Kirkcudbright Galleries and have fun learning the traditional Japanese art of Origami or paper folding. Join paper artist Isabell Buenz who will teach you to create your own little boxes and beautiful decorations. Dates: Wednesday 17th April: 2pm-4pm Suitable for ages 5+ and families.  Cost: £3 per child (accompanying adult free) PLEASE NOTE: due to room size please limit accompanying responsible…

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Origami Workshop | 18th April

April 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway DG5 4AQ United Kingdom
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Japanese Origami Workshop Celebrate the special exhibition Japan: Art and Inspiration at Kirkcudbright Galleries and have fun learning the traditional Japanese art of Origami or paper folding. Join paper artist Isabell Buenz who will teach you to create your own little boxes and beautiful decorations. Date: Thursday 18th April: 11am-1pm Suitable for ages 5+ and families. Cost: £3 per child (accompanying adult free) PLEASE NOTE: due to room size please limit accompanying responsible adult to 1 person. #JapanArtandInspiration #EgyptAsiaScotland This…

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CatStrand Youth Arts Japanese Sketchbook Session with Mary Smith and tour of exhibition

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway DG5 4AQ United Kingdom
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CatStrand Youth Arts Sketchbook Session with Mary Smith  Kirkcudbright Galleries is very excited to welcome the Youth Arts Group from CatStrand! Join artist Mary Smith for a hands-on workshop trying out different sketching techniques and a tour around the Japan: Art and Inspiration exhibition in the galleries. All materials provided. To book your place on this course contact the CatStrand Youth Arts Team directly at: aidan@catstrand.com To find out about upcoming events at the CatStrand you can visit their website…

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Kimono Design and the Japanese Influence with Morag Macpherson Textiles | 20th April

April 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway DG5 4AQ United Kingdom
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Image © Shannon Tofts Image © Justyna Koloziej Kimono Design and the Japanese Influence  To coincide with our Japan: Art and Inspiration Exhibition at Kirkcudbright Galleries, artist Morag Macpherson will deliver a talk at Kirkcudbright Galleries.  Morag will discuss her Kimono and fabric designs and the inspiration for these. Taking creativity from local surroundings and from her travels, she will take participants through her textile works and the infusion of colours she uses.  You can see examples of Morags work…

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Silver Clay workshop with Solway Silver: working with silver clay paste on a natural leaf

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway DG5 4AQ United Kingdom
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Silver Clay workshop with Sybil Williamson. At this workshop you will create your own unique piece of jewellery, using silver clay paste on a natural leaf. Create your own piece of fine silver jewellery to take away with you. In this workshop you will use silver clay paste around a natural leaf. This enters the kiln, the leaf burns away and leaves a beautiful natural in print on silver, to make into jewellery. The course includes equipment required. Additional materials will…

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May 2019

Evening Talk with Dr Clare Pollard, Curator of Japanese Art | 10th May

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway DG5 4AQ United Kingdom
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Fuji from the Misaka Pass in Kai Province, 1858, Image © The Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. Koshigaya in Musashi Province, 1858, Image © The Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. The Sea at Satta in Suruga Province, 1858, Image © The Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. Evening Talk with Dr Clare Pollard, Curator of Japanese Art at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology Oxford  In conjunction with the Japan: Art and Inspiration exhibition at Kirkcudbright Galleries, Dr Clare Pollard…

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Make your own Japanese Woodblock Print | 12th May

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway DG5 4AQ United Kingdom
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Make your own  Japanese Woodblock Print This all day workshop with artist Lucy May Schofield will give participants a chance to carve their own woodblock and make a unique print to take home. Focussing on the beautiful ancient Japanese technique Lucy will take participants through the process of carving and printing using Japanese tools. Sunday 12th May | Time: 10am-5pm | Cost: £55 per person | Suitable for ages 16+ Payment for this course must be paid in advance of…

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Talk with Kozo Hoshino, The Victor Murphy Trust | 18th May

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway DG5 4AQ United Kingdom
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Colour Woodblock print from the series Chiyu rokkasen (Selection of Six Men of Wisdom and Courage): Japan, by Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1849-1852. Image Colour Woodblock Print depicting the head and shoulders of the wrestler Tannikaze and the geisha Okita of Naniwaya: Japan, by Katsukawa Shunco, c.1870. Image © National Museums Scotland. Talk with Kozo Hoshino, The Victor Murphy Trust For 50 years after the restoration of the Meji Government in 1868, Scotland and Japan experienced mutual influence in the world of…

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Quilting workshop with Ann Hill: Tote bag, Using the Chinese Shrink Fabric make a small tote bag.

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway DG5 4AQ United Kingdom
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Quilting workshop with Ann Hill: Tote bag, Using the Chinese Shrink Fabric make a small tote bag. Tuesday 21st May- Tote bag: Using the Chinese Shrink Fabric. Make a small tote bag from scratch. Brilliant technique! Suitable for everyone. You can never have too many bags, this one is a medium sized tote with pockets, magnetic clips and zips - all done the easy way! Time: 10am - 1pm Gallery location: Mezzanine £15 per person. Teas and coffees. Expected to…

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June 2019

Charles Oppenheimer – His Art , summer exhibition 2019

June 22 @ 10:00 am - September 1 @ 5:00 pm
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway DG5 4AQ United Kingdom
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Charles Oppenheimer, his father a German Jewish immigrant and his mother a Scots Wee Free, was born in 1875 in Manchester where he grew up, studied and entered his family's mosaic manufacturing business. A chance meeting in that city drew him in 1909, aged thirty three, to Kirkcudbright. His new career as an artist blossomed only to be interrupted by service at the front in the Great War. Returning in 1919 he lived in the town until his death in 1961.…

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