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December 2018

Clarsach music in Gallery Two

9th December 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway DG5 4AQ United Kingdom
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Join us in Gallery Two on Sunday 9th December, to enjoy live music played by The Dumfries and Galloway Clasarch Society, whilst browsing our An Artistic Affinity: John Maxwell, William Gillies and Archie Sutter Watt exhibition. Want to know more about the Clarsach? The harp is Scotland’s oldest national instrument. Long before the arrival of the bagpipe it was the mainstay of Gaelic courtly music. The earliest depictions of the instrument can be found on Pictish stones, dating back to…

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Timmy Mallet, In his Father’s Footsteps exhibition

15th December 2018 @ 10:00 am - 13th January 2019 @ 3:30 pm
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway DG5 4AQ United Kingdom
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Following Timmy's successful talks at the gallery in November 2018, we have on display, a selection of original works by Timmy and his father Rev. Michael Mallet. Works include Timmy and Michael's paintings of the Skyreburn bridge. Brief: Well known as an entertainer and broadcaster, Timmy is an accomplished fine artist whose work in oils and acrylics is eagerly collected. Familiar as the itsy bitsy man with the Mallet, Timmy hosted Wacaday and the Wide-Awake Club on TVam with Mallett’s…

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January 2019

Quilt Art: Dialogues

January 12 @ 10:00 am - March 24 @ 4:00 pm
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway DG5 4AQ United Kingdom
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QUILT ART is a group of professional quilt artists from Britain, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands and America. The exhibition is curated by the British Quilt historian and academic Dr Sue Marks and members of the group. Founded in 1985, QUILT ART aims to extend the boundaries of quilting as an artistic medium and achieve wider recognition of the quilt as an art form. A number of members are also working in the field of mixed media. The group…

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February 2019

Meditation half-day course with Kelsang Drolma, Saturday 9th February

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway DG5 4AQ United Kingdom
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Stop Worrying Start Living | Meditation half-day course | with Kelsang Drolma In this inspiring half day course, we will look at how worry is a feeling that we all experience. In fact, it’s not unusual for many of us to experience worry throughout our day, even about small insignificant things. It can feel as if there’s always something to worry about. Our worrying habit will always ‘find’ something to worry about. So, it is this habit that is our…

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Free talk with Ann Hill: making memories through quilting

February 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway DG5 4AQ United Kingdom
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Free talk with Ann Hill. Ann is coordinator of the Quilters Guild of the British Isles of Scotland and Quilter in Residence at Alzheimer Scotland. "My first love is my family and my second is quilting – the two work very well together." Ann Hill To coincide with our 'Quilt Art: Dialogues exhibition' which is currently on display at the Galleries, on Saturday the 16th February quilt artist Ann Hill will be delivering a talk on the Mezzanine from 11am -…

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On Saturday the 23rd February Frank Hayes and photography tutor Jamie Thomson with the Photography For Enjoyment group will be using Kirkcudbright Galleries as a hub to explore and take photographs of the area. "These workshops provide a relaxed and inclusive atmosphere for photographers of all levels of experience to explore a wide range of photographic skills, techniques & equipment. Our aim is to focus on the quality of the learning experience. We support the individual creative expression of each…

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2019 Business Academy: Creative businesses, new ideas for getting your work to market Come along to find out more about: • Selling your work through an artist’s co-operative • Selling and marketing your work online • Setting your retail price. • Planning for financial success There will be a light buffet provided for attendees and the building is fully wheelchair accessible. Hearing loop can be provided if requested in advance – just ask. This is a FREE event but please book…

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March 2019

Silver Clay workshop with Solway Silver: adding gemstones and texture

March 2 @ 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, and learn how to add gemstones and different textures. Create your own piece of fine silver jewellery to take away with you, with added gemstones and textures. The course includes 1 pack of silver clay, gemstones and all of the equipment required. Additional materials will be available to purchase, should you wish to make any extra pieces. The workshops will take place…

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Quilting workshop with Ann Hill: Four blocks of traditional, applique, foundation pieced techniques

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway DG5 4AQ United Kingdom
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Saturday 16th March: 10am - 4pm Quilt Class - Traditional Quilting A class suitable for beginners and experts alike.  From traditional blocks to foundation piecing we will make a wall-hanging.   Learn some new and easy techniques as well as making some new friends to share your interest with.   Bring your machine and usual sewing equipment. £20. PLEASE NOTE participants expected to bring their own sewing machines and fabrics that they would like to use. And through the guidance of Ann…

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Ease your Mind Reduce Anxiety & Stress | Meditation half day with Kelsang Drolma, 23rd March 2019

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway DG5 4AQ United Kingdom
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Ease Your Mind Overcoming Anxiety and Stress Meditation half day course with Kelsang Drolma It is very difficult to avoid stress in the modern world. Many people suffer from feelings of anxiety or are simply overwhelmed by the stress and demands of everyday life. We need a technique that works to slow ourselves down, to be present, to clear away the clutter in our mind, and to start to enjoy our own mind. On this day course we will explore…

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