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April 2019

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 GallowayDG5 4AQUnited 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 GallowayDG5 4AQUnited 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

The Big Lit Festival Event at the Galleries

May 1 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright,Dumfries and GallowayDG5 4AQUnited Kingdom
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AS THE WOMEN LAY DREAMING: Donald S Murray with Gaelic singer Ceitlin Smith On 1st January 1919 the HMY Iolaire sank in Stornoway Harbour, killing over 200 servicemen on their way home from war. What effect does this tragic event have on the life of an imaginary survivor, Tormod Morrison, who twenty years later struggles to cope with the death of his daughter and its impact on her two children, Alasdair and Rachel? ‘It’s the kind of book you want…

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The Big Lit Festival: MINING SENSE MEMORY – A Writers workshop with Janis MacKay

May 1 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright,Dumfries and GallowayDG5 4AQUnited Kingdom
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MINING SENSE MEMORY - A Writers workshop with Janis MacKay Janis Mackay is an award-winning children’s novelist, storyteller and creative writing tutor. She teaches creative writing at Edinburgh University. She will facilitate a session entitled ‘Mining sense memory’ where participants are invited to remember things such as the sounds and smells of their childhood, and transform these into a piece of writing. Limited to 15 participants.   May 1st 2.30 – 4.00 The Mezzanine, Kirkcudbright Galleries £15.00 To book a…

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The Big Lit Festival: STORIES, SONGS AND MADCAPPERY | Tony Bonning

May 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright,Dumfries and GallowayDG5 4AQUnited Kingdom
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STORIES, SONGS AND MADCAPPERY - Tony Bonning Tony Bonning is among the top children’s performers in Scotland. With his madcap mix of stories, songs and rhymes he instantly engages his young audience. A consummate professional with over twenty-five years’ experience and thousands of shows under his belt, he guarantees that the children will have a marvellous and exciting time. Tony is also founder of the annual Galloway Children’s Festival and the Play-it-by-Ear Music Group. May 4th 10.30 – 12.00 :…

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Children’s Day Japan Workshop | 5th May | 1-3pm

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright,Dumfries and GallowayDG5 4AQUnited Kingdom
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Join us as we make paper Koi Carp Kites in celebration of Children's Day which is celebrated widely in Japan.  This is a day for families to celebrate the healthy growth and happiness of children. On childrens day, families fly huge carp streamers. The carp symbolizes strength and success. We will be making mini carp streamers with tissue paper! This event will operate as a drop in from 1-3pm, for children ages 6+  Please note that children must be accompanied…

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Evening Talk with Dr Clare Pollard, Curator of Japanese Art at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology| 10th May

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright,Dumfries and GallowayDG5 4AQUnited 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 our exhibition at Kirkcudbright Galleries Japan: Art and Inspiration, 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 GallowayDG5 4AQUnited 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 GallowayDG5 4AQUnited Kingdom
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Image copyright Kozo Hoshino.    Talk with Kozo Hoshino, The Victor Murphy Trust Japanese Influence on Scottish Art of the Turn of Century, 1860 onward    For 50 years after the restoration of the Meiji Government in 1868, Scotland and Japan experienced mutual influence in the world of industry and aesthetic consciousness. This talk covers how this influence took place between the two countries. First, touching on political background which was taking place in Japan around 1860, this evolved to…

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Childrens Woodblock and Foam Printing Activity | 19th May

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright,Dumfries and GallowayDG5 4AQUnited Kingdom
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Image © National Museums Scotland Image from the series Chiyu rokkasen (Selection of Six Men of Wisdom and Courage) Japan, by Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1849-1852. Image © National Museums Scotland Childrens Woodblock and Foam Printing Activity  A fun and interactive arts and craft session delivered by Arts Officers Lily and Alistair using resources that have been provided to us by National Museums Scotland. Participants will be able to have a look at a wide range of traditional woodblock prints, before having…

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