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Welcome to

Spring Fling 2014 Another Exciting Year Full of Surprises! From big name artists to recent graduates, region-wide outdoor murals to exhibitions across the UK, evening performances to late-night studio openings: this year’s event is set to be our most ambitious to date. Expert artists, super studios, glorious landscapes and vibrant towns – this winning combination makes the event one of the best loved of its kind. The heart of Spring Fling is our artists and makers who inject passion, skill and hard work - truly an inspiration to us all.

the Barfil Charitable Trust, to our dedicated Board led by Hazel Campbell, my colleague Tonia and the rest of our team. A very special mention goes out to our Friends and to all who shared and supported our crowdfunding campaign. Whether you travel by bike, bus, foot or car - happy studio hopping. While you hop, keep an eye out for rural murals, exhibitions, and be sure to take time to stop, look around, and enjoy one of the most creative and inspiring regions in the UK.

Creatively and culturally great things are happening in Dumfries and Leah Black Galloway right now, largely due to Director people working together. We are Spring Fling proud to be part of this movement – as a small team we are only able to make innovative new projects happen through the generosity of our professional partners and collaborators. I’d personally like to thank everyone who has made Spring Fling possible: from Dumfries and Galloway Council, The Holywood Trust and Creative Scotland, our new funders the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Archie Sutter Watt Trust and


Essential Information

Please Remember

Spring Fling 2014 takes place on Saturday 24, Sunday 25 and Monday 26 May from 10.30am to 5.30pm each day.

Many studios do not take credit or debit cards so do take cash or a chequebook with you. If you are a Friend of Spring Fling (see p13-14 for how to sign up), you will need to present your Friendship Card to take advantage of the array of discounts and offers in studios. If you would like to take photographs of artists’ studios or work, check with them first. Consider our environment, please pass on this brochure when you have finished with it.

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New for 2014 Some studios will open late on Friday 5 - 8pm and Saturday, or Sunday until 8pm. Please refer to the icons. Late Night Opening on Friday 23rd (5pm - 8pm) Late Night Opening on Saturday 24th (til 8pm) Late Night Opening on Sunday 25th (til 8pm)

Wheelchair access

Toilet facilities

Family friendly

Parking

Accepts credit/ debit cards

Also open through the year by appointment

Price range

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Find Out More info@spring-fling.co.uk | 01387 213 218 | www.spring-fling.co.uk | twitter @spring_fling | facebook: /springflingopenstudios

Prize Draw Sponsored by Trigony House Hotel, the Spring Fling Prize Draw offers the chance for visitors to win vouchers to spend on art plus luxury accommodation and fine dining. 1st Prize: A £200 voucher to spend in the studio of your choice + one night’s stay for two people at Trigony House Hotel in a Superior room including dinner, bed & breakfast for two. 2nd Prize: A £50 voucher to spend in the studio of your choice + one night’s stay for two people in a Classic room at Trigony House Hotel including bed & breakfast for two. 3rd Prize: A £50 voucher to spend in the studio of your choice + afternoon tea at Trigony House Hotel.

To Enter

Several smaller prizes will also be awarded.

Both the Prize Draw and the Visitors’ Choice Award can be entered by completing the Prize Draw card; these can be found in any of the artists’ studios. Post back (freepost) by the deadline. An online version of the form will also be available from www.spring-fling.co.uk.

Spring Fling x The Biscuit Factory Visitors Choice Award An opportunity to support the artists you love through our new partnership with The Biscuit Factory. As a Spring Fling visitor, you can vote for the artist you think deserves to win a solo exhibition in 2014/2015 at The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle - the UK’s largest contemporary commercial gallery.


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Bus & bike tours Spring Fling Rural Mural


Getting Here Dumfries and Galloway is well served by the railway network with train stations at Lockerbie, Gretna, Annan, Dumfries, Kirkconnel, Sanquhar and Stranraer, on routes between London, Manchester, Newcastle, Carlisle, Edinburgh and Glasgow. To find out more about travelling to Dumfries and Galloway by train, bus or ferry visit www.swestrans.org.uk.

Getting Around

By Car

For local pubic transport information, including journey planning, please contact Traveline Scotland on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.travelinescotland.com

The following are approximate drive times by road within Dumfries and Galloway:

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Dumfries to Moniaive (30 min) Moniaive to St John’s Town of Dalry (20 min) Dumfries to Eskdalemuir (60 min) Lockerbie to Dumfries (20 min) Dumfries to Castle Douglas (30 min) Castle Douglas to Kirkcudbright (20 min) Kirkcudbright to Wigtown (50 min) Stranraer to Wigtown (40 min) Gatehouse of Fleet to Portpatrick (60 min)

Sunday 25 May Pick up: New Galloway 9.30am | Castle Douglas 10am Travelling around: studios in Glenkens, Moniaive, Kirkpatrick Durham, Castle Douglas Drop off: New Galloway | Castle Douglas Monday 26 May Pick up: New Galloway 9.30am | Dumfries 10.15am Travelling around: studios in Langholm and the east Drop off: New Galloway | Dumfries

Tickets: £10 per person, £8 for Spring Fling Friends (find out more on p13) and Concessions

Booking: Tuesday – Friday 10am-4pm & Saturday 10am-1.30pm* | The Midsteeple Box Office, The Midsteeple, High Street, Dumfries, DG1 2BH | 01387 253383

Sunday 25 May: 9.45am start at the Riverside car park in Newton Stewart. Up on the B road to Glen Trool and then by minor roads to Mochrum Park, Whauphill and Wigtown. Depending on weather and disposition of the riders, we may go on down to Isle of Whithorn, or return by the cycle route to Newton Stewart. Late lunch at Wigtown. Around 50 miles, with some climbing. Monday 26 May: 9.45am start at Canonbie Village Hall (car park). An unusual ‘eastern’ ride. The route to take in studios in Claygate, Langholm, Eaglesfield and Canonbie. Lunch in Langholm. About 25 miles, moderately hilly. Kindly organised by Mike Gray of the local CTC members group, all riders with a suitable bike are most welcome. Rides are free but booking is essential. Ages under 17 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or have signed permission.

To book and for more details please contact Mike Gray | grayjohnmichael@aol.com | 07751 978563 For more information on CTC visit www.dandgcycling.org.uk

24 Hour Booking: www.dgboxoffice.co.uk

By Bus Hop on at 10am and hop off again at the same location at around 5pm, having visited at least five Spring Fling studios en route.

*For booking over the Spring Fling weekend beyond Saturday 24th at 3.30pm please phone 07544 556 350

All tours offer multi pick-up and drop-off points. The route and timing of all trips is left By Bike to the discretion of the driver. Planned tours Saturday 24 May: 9.45am start in and pick up & drop off points are as follows: Corsock (opposite Pringles). Taking in studios en route through Saturday 24 May Crossmichael, Laurieston, New Galloway, Pick up: New Galloway 9.30am | Castle Balmaclellan and back to Corsock. May divert Douglas 10am | Gatehouse 10.30am | to Kirkpatrick Durham if there’s opportunity Newton Stewart 11am or the weather is (very) poor. Travelling around: studios in the west Lunch in New Galloway. Drop off: New Galloway | Castle Douglas | About 25 miles with a few moderate Gatehouse | Newton Stewart climbs but relatively easy going.

Whilst in D&G If you are a Friend of Spring Fling (see p13-14 for how to sign up), you can also claim amazing discounts and other special offers from local businesses including accommodation providers and restaurants during Spring Fling and beyond! Visit www.spring-fling.co.uk/whilst for more information.


Artist Badges A key to the badges appearing on artists’ pages: SPRINGBACK

Our Springback Scheme (formerly the Homecomer Scheme) allows artists who have a connection to Dumfries and Galloway to take part in Spring Fling; many grew up in the region, and some have lived or worked in Dumfries and Galloway in recent years.

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This Young Artists Programme awards a bursary and a period of mentoring to three recent graduates with a connection to Dumfries and Galloway. This year in addition to the two bursaries funded by The Holywood Trust, we are delighted to have been able to provide an additional bursary funded by the Archie Sutter Watt Trust.

NEIGHBOUR

Our Neighbours Scheme was introduced in 2013 to strengthen our links with artists and makers from our neighbouring regions and allows a limited number of them to take part in Spring Fling in venues across the border from where they live and work. This year we are delighted to be working in partnership with C-Art - the Cumbrian open studios event (www.c-art.org.uk) to present three artists from Cumbria.

Green Event We have been working with Creative Carbon Scotland towards measuring and reducing our carbon emissions and are proud to be signed up to the Green Arts Initiative.

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Our Mentoring Programme is linked to the Young Artists Programme. Each mentor has dedicated time and professional expertise. WIGTOWN RESIDENCY

Working with the Wigtown Book Festival, Spring Fling each year hosts the second part of this residency. NEW STUDIOS

Brand new local artists taking part in Spring Fling for the first time.

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Exhibitions Look out as Spring Fling spreads its wings with six new regional and national exhibitions. We warmly welcome you to the Preview / Private View evenings with music, refreshments, artist talks and work for sale. Find out more on our website www.spring-fling.co.uk.

National Exhibitions

Suzi Plunkett

Special thanks to the supporters of our ‘Going National’ Kickstarter Crowdfunding campaign including Tony & Wendy Warne

D&G|OUT: The Lighthouse Cutting edge design by makers with a national and international profile, this exhibition will include a series of artists’ talks and workshops. 31 January – 22 February Preview: Thursday 30 January The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU www.thelighthouse.co.uk

D&G|OUT: James Harvey Fine Art Dumfries and Galloway pops up in Chelsea: this short exhibition of visual art and sculpture will include a series of talks and workshops. 24 – 26 April Preview: Wednesday 23 April James Harvey Fine Art, 15 Langton St, London SW10 0JL www.jamesharveybritishart.com

Patricia Cain

D&G|OUT: The Biscuit Factory The UK’s largest independent commercial art gallery presents a collection of visual art and craft from Dumfries and Galloway. Look out also for The Biscuit Factory Visitors Choice Prize: a chance to vote for the Spring Fling artist you think deserves to win a solo show at The Biscuit Factory (p1). 9 April –18 May Private View: Friday 11 April The Biscuit Factory,16 Stoddart St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1AN www.thebiscuitfactory.com

Lizzie Farey

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Regional Exhibitions

Clare Dawdry

D&G|IN: Spring Fling @ Home Inspired by interior design and domestic settings, artists’ and makers’ work will be displayed as it might be in the rooms of a home. 15 March – 3 May Preview: Friday 14 March Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries DG1 1JQ www.exploreart.co.uk

D&G|IN: Springing Wild Visual art and photography inspired by wildlife. This selection of work by Spring Fling artists complements an exhibition about the pioneering tripwire photography of FW Champion. 1 April – 31 May Evening Event: Friday 4 April Annan Museum, Bank St, Annan DG12 6AA E Tel 01461 201384 www.dumgal.gov.uk/artsandmuseums

Leeming + Paterson

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D&G|IN: Logan Visual art and sculpture inspired by nature in the stunning location of the paradise that is Logan Gardens. 2 May – 31 May Preview: Thursday 1 May Logan Botanic Gardens, Drummore DG9 9ND E Tel 01776 860231 www.rbge.org.uk/the-gardens/logan

Clare Melinsky

Opening hours of the venues vary, please refer to our website or the venue websites before your visit.


Spring Fling Rural Mural SFRM with Spring Fling has joined forces with Glasgow-based street art collective Recoat to produce Spring Fling Rural Mural (#SFRM). #SFRM will be a collaboration between local, Scottish and international artists, who will paint large-scale murals across Dumfries and Galloway for Spring Fling 2014 adorning barns, walls, gable ends, shop fronts, vehicles and a few unexpected things too.

The Murals Six murals have been marked on the map - look out for 1

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#SFRM is a direct collaboration between Spring Fling and Recoat artists.

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The Recoat artists are:

Alice Francis (studio 21) Hope London Katharine Wheeler (studio 72) Amy Winstanley (studio 19) Denise Zygadlo

1010 Will Barras FiST Fraser Gray Amy Whiten & Ali Wyllie

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Dalton Pottery Gable End (Red Route) Directions: Take the B725 North out of Carrutherstown. Travel for about 3 minutes and the Pottery is on your left. Drive into the car park to view the mural. Location: Dalton Pottery Art Café, Meikle Dyke, Dalton, DG11 1DU

Keir Gable End (Green Route) Directions: As you travel from Auldgirth on the A76, it is the first

Old Torr Gable End (Purple Route) Directions: Torr Farm is on the A711 on the right, about half a

Newton Stewart Barn (Blue Route) Directions: Travelling West on the A75, about 1 mile away from

Newton Stewart, the barn is on your left. Turn left into the small car park next to the barn. Location: The Hayshed, East Knockbrex Farm, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, DG8 6QE

Directions: Traveling on the B725 away from Carlisle the building is clearly visible on your right. Turn right into Carrutherstown to view the wall in the field on your left. Location: Mayfield Cottage, Carrutherstown, DG1 4JX

mile out of Auchencairn on the Dalbeattie road. Turn right into the farm and follow signs to the mural inside the farm. Location: Torr Farm, Auchencairn, Castle Douglas, DG7 1QN

Carrutherstown Barn (Red Route)

house on your right as you enter Keir. Location: Valeswood Cottage, Keir Mill, Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway, DG3 4DE

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Stranraer (Blue Route) The location of this mural is to be revealed between March and May. Please visit www.ruralmural.co.uk from March for more details.

Unexpected Things Keep an eye out over the weekend and at www.ruralmural.co.uk for information on; a grain silo: some aircraft petrol tanks; a horse’s rug; a tractor; plus more unusual and unexpected things adorned with murals.

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Please be considerate to local residents and park safely when stopping to view the murals.

Before the Spring Fling weekend an updated map will be available at www.ruralmural.co.uk locating all final mural sites: this can be printed off or viewed digitally for use alongside the brochure and fold-out map.

Find out more www.ruralmural.co.uk

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Amy Whiten and Ali Wyllie - Transart Project, Inverness by IOTA and Recoat

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Amy Whiten and Ali Wyllie - Recoat Project, Edinburgh

Amy Whiten and Ali Wyllie - Recoat Project, Fife

FiST- Transart Project, Inverness by IOTA and Recoat

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Fraser Gray and Trevor Levens - 6027 Project, Australia

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Wee Betty Created by Catherine Major 4

Spring Out

Please see outline in Friday listing

We are delighted to be working closely again with our friends at Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival. The 35th Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival runs from Friday 16 May – Sunday 25 May. Highlights include Puccini’s Madam Butterfly, A Play, a Pie and a Pint, The Wriggley Sisters, Magnetic North: A Walk at the Edge of the World, The Primrose Piano Quartet, and The Big Lit Day.

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For full details see www.dgartsfest.com To receive a free brochure: email info@dgartsfestival.org.uk or call 01387 259 627 For Spring Fling 2014, Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival has put together a wonderful evening programme of music and performances happening across the region over the Spring Fling weekend. Booking opens 25 March 2014 Ticket Office: The Midsteeple, High Street, Dumfries, DG1 2BH T: 01387 253383 Open Tuesday-Saturday 10am – 4pm 24 Hour Booking: www.dgartsfest.com Ticketweb 24 hr hotline: 08444 771000 (Booking fees apply) The concession ticket price, where stated, applies only to: students in full-time education, people with a disability, the unemployed and under 25’s. Advance booking recommended, remaining tickets available on the door.

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Mill Green next to the RBCFT, Mill Road, Dumfries, DG2 7BE 6pm / By donation

Song of The Oak and The Ivy

Corrina Hewat, Wendy Stewart, Bill Taylor, Heather Downie and Mary Macmaster

Written in 2011 by Corrina Hewat to celebrate 80 years of The Clarsach Society. Corrina Hewat’s five-harp suite – featuring some of the best players in Scotland – brilliantly encapsulates the diverse energies in the contemporary Scottish revival of this iconic instrument. Castle Douglas Town Hall, St Andrew Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1DB 7.30 pm / £10/£5

Sunday 25 May 6

Song of The Oak and The Ivy

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Friday 23 May 1

Primrose Piano Quartet

Presented in association with Greyfriars Concerts

The Primose Piano Quartet, was formed in 2004 by pianist John Thwaites, and is in residence from May 20-23. This Spring Fling concert is a duet with Susanne Stanzeleit: Violin and John Thwaites: Piano. The programme includes Elgar and Ireland sonatas and show-pieces by Kreisler, Faure, Sarasate, and Dvorák primrosepianoquartet.org.uk Greyfriars Church, Church Crescent, Dumfries DG1 1DF 7.30pm / £12/£6

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Meet Jimmy. He’s lived on this land all his life, knows it like the back of his hand – and he is here to share his story with you. An outdoor

performance for young people and based on conversations with people across D&G, this is part of Make Performance Rural Talent Development and supported by Electric Theatre Workshop Show bus leaves 6pm, Moffat Town Hall, High St, Moffat DG10 9HF, £5

Saturday 24 May 3

Robin and Bina Williamson

Presented in association with Kirkmahoe concerts An evening of songs, stories and tunes to celebrate the joys of existence. Robin and Bina’s songs and music feature the evocative East-West harmonies, and diverse instrumentation. Drawing on a variety of Indian styles as well as the Celtic heritage and British folk traditions. Kirkmahoe Parish Church, Kirkton. DG1 1ST 7.30pm / £10

Moniaive Institute, Chapel Street, Moniaive DG3 4EJ 7.30 pm / £10/£5

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Dumfries and Galloway is rich in history and myth. Open to the sea and five neighbouring kingdoms how could it be anything else? Hugh McMillan shares contemporary tales and anecdotes spiced with historical insight and dark humour. Hugh is hunting tales for the first book to be commissioned by the Wigtown Book Festival. Broughton House, 12 High Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JX 7.30pm / £6/£3 includes a complimentary drink.


Oceanallover: Sporopollen

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A unique environmental performance on the tidal shores of the River Nith, devised by Alex Rigg and Guy Veale. A skin to protect during the passage of time and a flight across infinity, Sporopollen examines the relationship between exterior and interior landscapes, using complex sound elements in tandem with striking physical theatre. Mill Green next to the RBCFT, Mill Rd, Dumfries, DG2 7BE 8pm / Free

Spring Fling x Wigtown Book Festival Residency Since 2009 this two-part residency has allowed an artist to create new work through public interaction at Wigtown Book Festival. This work is then presented in an open studio setting in Wigtown for Spring Fling. Astrid Jaekel is the 2013/2014 resident - a successful Edinburgh based illustrator, she has worked with many clients including the City of Edinburgh Council, The Prince’s Foundation, and Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature. One of her greatest achievements is her most recent which have seen her paper cut designs being laser cut into metal sheets and integrated into the BT Telephone Exchange on Edinburgh’s Rose Street.

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Through a desire to understand what makes Wigtown tick and what makes it such a unique cornerstone of Scottish literary life, Astrid’s project ‘Windows of Wigtown’ saw her collect people’s feelings, memories and perceptions of the town and its book festival. The results were spectacular, perfectly linking local life to the thousands of incoming festival goers. Visit Astrid in Wigtown (studio 6, p18) Follow Windows of Wigtown on Facebook Paper Cut Workshop with Astrid Saturday 24 May 2 - 3.30pm / £3 Try your hand at paper cuts, whilst keeping your fingers intact. No experience necessary. Suitable for 12+

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Young Artists Young Artists Bursary Mentoring Programme This programme supports recent graduates with a connection to Dumfries and Galloway through a ÂŁ1000 bursary to enable the creation of new work and mentoring by an experienced artist. Through continued support by The Holywood Trust and new support by The Archie Sutter Watt Trust this year, we are delighted to be able to support three Young Artists for 2014.

Rory Laycock

Bea Last

Emma Kerr

Joanne Garner

Fraser Irvine

Patricia Cain

The Holywood Trust Young Artists Rory Laycock (studio 90, p66) Mentored by Bea Last

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Emma Kerr (studio 93, p67) Mentored by Joanne Garner (studio 55, p46)

The Archie Sutter Watt Young Artist Fraser Irvine (studio 69, p54) Mentored by Patricia Cain (studio 59, p48)

Year Round Spring Fling doesn’t just happen in Spring. We run a year round programme which includes youth development; partnering with arts organisations, the local authority, and businesses to create opportunities and professional development for artists and makers; and in 2013 we co-produced Environmental Art Festival Scotland.


Modern Heritage Craft Project Dumfries and Galloway has an impressive pedigree of craft makers. The Modern Heritage Craft Project will see two local craft makers pass skills and knowledge to young people. Through two intensive workshops, the young people will design and make functional objects. These will be exhibited at Spring Fling.

The Professional Makers are Godfrey Smith (studio 33, p34) and Ian Cameron-Smith (studio 15, p24). Find out more about The Young Makers, what they have made and where they will be exhibiting by visiting www.spring-fling.co.uk

Schools Poster Competition For the first time the official Spring Fling 2014 poster has been designed by a Dumfries and Galloway primary school pupil. The winning poster will be printed and distributed around the UK and along with the two runners up will be exhibited at Gracefield Arts Centre at Spring Fling @ Home between 15 March – 3 May.

Each year in Spring since 2003, artists and makers in Dumfries & Galloway have opened their doors to visitors from around the world‌

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Spring Fling does not only happen in Spring. We also support and provide opportunities for our artists and makers all year round, through workshops, exhibitions, career development programmes and much more.

Digital There are many ways to connect, interact, and keep in the loop with all things Spring Fling.

The Smart Phone App Available on iPhone and Android platforms.

The Website

Support Us Become Our Friend! • advance brochure • e-newsletter • discounts and offers in artists’ studios • discount on the Bus Tours • 10% discount in the online shop • discounts with local businesses through Whilst in D&G I would like to become a Friend of Spring Fling & I enclose a cheque for the following amount (please tick the appropriate box): Friend For One Year (Individual) - £15 Friend For One Year (Family) - £25 Friend for Life (Individual) - £100 14

Friend for Life (Family) - £160

I would like to make an additional donation of £

to Spring Fling.

Name(s): Email: Address: Please return to the addess below or sign up online at www.spring-fling.co.uk Spring Fling Open Studios is an artist led not-for-profit company. The information you supply is secure and will not be passed on to third parties. When you sign up to be a Friend of Spring Fling, you will receive a welcome letter and Friendship card in the post followed by our monthly e-newsletters.

Put Your Own Stamp On! Spring Fling offers exciting opportunities for businesses of all sizes to sponsor the most successful open studios event in Scotland. If you would like to find out more, please get in touch with: Leah Black, Director • Email: leah@spring-fling.co.uk • Tel: 01387 213 218 Spring Fling Open Studios, Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries, Scotland DG1 1JQ Tel: 01387 213 218 Email: info@spring-fling.co.uk Website: www.spring-fling.co.uk

www.spring-fling.co.uk

The Online Shop The Spring Fling Online Shop is open for business 365 days a year 24 hours a day: purchase vouchers, gifts or a treat for yourself. Discounts available for Friends of Spring Fling.

The Blog Our new feature on the blog, Tools of their Trade looks at artists and makers through the tools they use.

Social Media Get to know us


Blue Route


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SUZAN MALCOLM Westward, 17 Golf Course Road, Portpatrick DG9 8TB T: (07598) 317429 E: suzan@suzanmalcolm.com W: www.suzanmalcolm.com Suzan Malcolm Artist

Flowers are my passion, as are the small, bright-eyed birds that have happily found their way into my paintings. Colour, texture and a love of the decorative defines my work. My paintings are flights of fancy, playing with elements of the observed, imagined and remembered. what to expect: Portpatrick is a delight, and visitors to my bright studio will find artwork inspired by this dramatic coast: from the shifting vast West Galloway skies, to the restless sea, to the wild primroses, sea pinks and dark violets found on the cliff paths.

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Lots of parking available on nearby Golf Course Road. Surprise gift for Spring Fling Friends. £200 - £2500

directions: Follow the A77 from Stranraer to Portpatrick. On approach to village turn right at the War Memorial onto Heugh Road. At Fernhill Hotel junction, turn right onto Golf Course Road. Single track to studio is on the left near the top of Golf Course Road. Parking on Golf Course Road is advisable. recommendation: Portpatrick Harbour is simply fantastic! Enjoy all the comings and goings, fine eateries and rugged coastal path to Dunskey Glen.

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LISA HOOPER Seymour House, 25 High Street, Port William, Newton Stewart DG8 9SL @LisaHooper20 T: (01988) 700392 E: hoopoe.prints@btinternet.com W: www.hoopoeprints.co.uk Lisa Hooper - Hoopoe prints

My work mainly depicts birds and landscape and is inspired by direct experience and travel. I am constantly exploring new print media as well as wrestling with the technical challenges each one brings. This year I learnt an old North American technique called ‘Provincetown’ printing. what to expect: Visit my working print studio and I will explain the many different printmaking techniques I use, including Provincetown printing. You’ll also be able to browse among prints and cards in the gallery and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and cake in the kitchen or garden, weather permitting.

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NB Wheelchair access limited to the ground floor and there is a single step at the entrance. £10 worth of greetings cards with any non-card purchase. £25 - £750

directions: From Wigtown, take the road to Bladnoch. Cross the river and then turn right (B7085) to Port William. Seymour House is the first house on the right after the traffic calming. If you are coming from Stranraer, Seymour House is the last house on the left on the B7085. recommendation: Port William Harbour. Visit the pretty little working harbour with its sculpture and Millennium fingerpost. Refreshments are available along with local shops.


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107 George Street, Whithorn DG8 8PZ T: (01988) 500066 E: kevanmcginty@btinternet.com W: www.mcgintyart.com Kevan McGinty

I paint primarily in acrylics and use my experiences of mountains and coast as inspiration, with motifs ranging from the far northwestern reaches of the Highlands to the southernmost tip of Scotland here in our beautiful county. what to expect: I am always searching for an expressive equivalent in paint of my outdoor experiences, and to this end am introducing more abstract and elemental passages into my work. Visitors will see a large range of work, from small prints to large canvases, and topographical to experimental work.

directions: Follow the A746 into Whithorn south from Newton Stewart and Wigtown, and my studio is halfway up the hill on the right, past the shops. recommendation: Saint Ninian’s Cave. The cave is just a few minutes’ drive out of Whithorn, and has a woodland walk and lovely beach.

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10% Discount for Friends of Spring Fling. £50 - £1200

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PETER WAREING 18 George Street, Whithorn DG8 8NZ T: (01988) 500633 E: pwc@peterwareingceramics.co.uk W: peterwareingceramics.co.uk

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I make classic thrown pottery forms which are illustrated with designs derived from the natural world. Occasionally images of the human figure are included which implies a narrative with much scope for interpretation as you are taken on a journey across and around each piece. what to expect: Visitors to my studio space will be able to see work in different stages of production, view an extensive selection of sketch books and other sources of inspiration and see demonstrations of my decorating technique throughout the event. directions: Turn south off the A75 at Newton Stewart onto the A714 and follow the signs to Whithorn via Bladnoch. The studio is in the centre of the town on the left opposite the Central Cafe. recommendation: Central Cafe. A family run Cafe in Whithorn offering home made Italian ice cream and a range of meals.

On-street parking outside, with additional parking spaces 100m further up the street. Friends are offered a discount of 10%. £5 - £300


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HELEN RYMAN North Kildarroch, Whauphill, Newton Stewart DG8 9PD T: (01988) 840255 E: helen.ryman@btinternet.com W: www.helenrymanarts.co.uk Helen Ryman Arts @helenryman

I often try to figure out what attracts me to paint a particular scene. The detail, I believe, is secondary to the colours, the shapes and how they lie in relation to one another. Consequently, I try to keep this in mind when I paint. what to expect: A selection of old and new work will be exhibited, alongside limited edition giclée prints. We will also have a collaborative canvas for visitors to have a go at painting. Like a visitors’ book, but better!

directions: From Wigtown, head over the Bladnoch bridge, heading to Whithorn (A746). Take a right turn onto the A714, towards Portwilliam. Continue for two miles until Whauphill. Take a right onto the B7052, and continue for approximately two miles. Turn left & continue for half a mile.

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10% discount. £40 - £1000

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ASTRID JAEKEL Wigtown County Buildings, Wigtown DG8 9JH T: (0759) 7666695 @AstridJaekel E: astridjaekel@gmail.com W: www.astridjaekel.com Astrid Jaekel Illustration B: astridjaekel.wordpress.com

Astrid Jaekel is an Edinburgh based artist/illustrator whose work focuses on location based installations applied to existing architecture. Her project ‘Windows of Wigtown’ will see the Wigtown County Buildings transformed into an open book giving visitors an insight into what makes the place tick. what to expect: Come backstage and look behind the scenes where you will find Astrid surrounded by bits of cut up paper. She will be extending her project ‘Windows of Wigtown’ by gradually developing the narrative of the town. Pop in and become part of it!

There’s plenty of parking in Wigtown on the town’s wide streets.

Commission price on application.

directions: Based in the RSBP Visitor Centre on the top floor of the County Buildings, Astrid’s studio overlooks Wigtown Bay. recommendation: Wigtown Town Square. Walk the streets, bump into people and have a chat. Get to know some exciting secrets about Wigtown!


JENNY SMITH-MCONIE The Studio, 5 Harbour Road, Wigtown DG8 9EN T: (07709) 493531 E: Jenny@JennySmith-McOnie.com W: www.JennySmith-McOnie.com Jenny Smith-Mconie Prints @SmithMcOnie

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I am fascinated by texture and colour. I create original hand-made prints on paper exploring the diverse coastal landscape of the Machars. I specialise in the collagraph printmaking technique, a method that produces unpredictable results. This enables me to create dynamic, textural, vibrant prints. what to expect: As well as my prints, my sketch pads and printing plates will be on display for visitors to view and handle. I will demonstrate how a collagraph print is created by hand inking a collaged plate then passing it through my converted mangle printing press to create an embossed print. directions: From Newton Stewart take the A714 for Wigtown. You will meet Wigtown’s bowling green at a T-junction. Turn left, then right in front of the County Buildings. Turn left down the farside of the buildings and follow the road round. recommendation: Beltie Books and Cafe (6 Bank Street, Wigtown DG8 9HP 01988 402 730 www.beltiebooks.co.uk) Bookshop, café and art space. Andrew’s cakes are simply delicious.

There’s plenty of parking in Wigtown on the town’s wide streets, it is also possible to park on Harbour Road. 10% off for Spring Fling Friends. £15 - £250

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GARY CRAIG The Reading Lasses, 17 South Main Street, Wigtown DG8 9EH T: (01671) 404845 E: jen.ary@btinternet.com Gary Craig Art @garycraigart W: www.garycraiggallery.co.uk

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I am a portrait and figurative artist working in oils. With my portrait work I try to not only capture a likeness of the sitter but the essence as well. The canvas is the reality. what to expect: Apart from portrait and figurative paintings and drawings I will be showing my contemporary Stride Style and work in progress. Drawing pads will be on display to show how I build up my work.

directions: From Newton Stewart take the A714 to Wigtown, which is some 6 miles. Arriving into Wigtown go to the other side of the village green to South Street. My studio is at The Reading Lasses which is towards the bottom of the street, opposite the bowling green. recommendation: The Reading Lasses. Serving good coffee and excellent home-made cakes. Lunches are varied and interesting. Books can be browsed in-between courses.

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There’s plenty of parking in Wigtown on the town’s wide streets.

£250 - £1200


ANDY PRIESTMAN

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Minniwick, Bargrennan, Newton Stewart DG8 6SS T: (01671) 840274 E: andyjpriestman@hotmail.com W: andypriestman.tumblr.com

I make wood fired porcelain and stoneware with clays, slips and glazes that are mixed by hand. Most pots are wheel thrown, some slab built and all are for using. They are fired to 1300°C in a three chambered kiln. what to expect: I will be demonstrating all the steps in making a lidded jar on the Saturday, and in making a footed bowl on the Sunday. Visitors will see the pottery, studio and the kiln as well as the beautiful view. Explanations will be given of all the processes.

directions: Take the A714 north from Newton Stewart for 6 miles. At Clachaneasy turn right. Continue straight for 2 miles. Minniwick is a right hand turn directly after a sign for Holm Farm.

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recommendation: House O’ Hill Hotel (www.houseohill.co.uk). They will be making a special Spring Fling starter, which will be served on my rectangular dishes.

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KAY RIBBENS Mochrum Park, Kirkcowan, Newton Stewart DG8 0BY T: (01671) 830285 E: kayribbens@hotmail.com W: www.craftsscotland.org

I am interested in the concept of good design in contemporary living and attempt to create a continuous collection of original and distinctive textile hats of universal appeal. what to expect: A collection of original textile hats, extraordinary, contemporary, unusual, traditional - large eccentrics to simple berets. The hats are individually woven in yarns, silks, lambswool, chenille, linen & cotton. Have coffee amongst this colourful array of yarns, threads, sketches, tools, exhibition pieces and works in progress.

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10% discount £29 - £250

directions: From Newton Stewart take the A75 towards Stranraer. Take 2nd left after the hospital. Stay on this road for approx 5 miles until a T junction with the B733, (from Wigtown take the B733 towards Kirkcowan for approx 4 miles), then follow signs through gates to Mochrum Park House. recommendation: Standing Stones of Torhouse. Ancient Stone Circle approx 1 mile from my studio.


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ANDREW MCKEAN 62 High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas DG7 2HP T: (01557) 814887 E: andrewmckean@btinternet.com W: www.andrewmckeanarts.co.uk

My work is inspired by the scenery of the Galloway Hills and Solway Coast, often featuring patterns of sunlight and shadow on masonry or rocks, contrasted with the soft textures and colours of vegetation. Recent paintings have depicted woodlands and shorescapes in different seasons. what to expect: In my gallery space on the ground floor, completed paintings, prints and greetings cards will be on display and available for purchase. Upstairs in my studio, visitors will see the acrylic paints and other materials and equipment I use together with some work in progress.

Ample parking available on the street and in the public car park about 50m away. 10% off unframed prints and greetings cards over the weekend. £20 - £500

directions: From East, leave A75 by B727, enter Gatehouse past clock tower and down High Street; No. 62 is on left. From West, leave A75 by B796, enter Gatehouse along Fleet Street, continuing into High Street; No. 62 is on right. recommendation: Cardoness Castle (Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas DG7 2EH) 15th Century fortified tower house, with fine views over the Fleet estuary.

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MICHELLE BENNETT OATES Kirkcudbright Picture Framers, 14 St Mary Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4DN T: (01557) 814182 E: bennettoates@gmail.com

My medium is oil on board. I paint flower pieces in a traditional manner after the Dutch masters. I have also been in love with wildlife all my life and find endless inspiration painting the local birds and animals. what to expect: In the gallery you can see examples of my flower and wildlife paintings. I shall be able to explain the preparation process and evolution of the flower paintings, and see the various stages as a flower painting is constructed.

There is on street parking and there is a large free car park in the center of Kirkcudbright. £400 - £5000

directions: Kirkcudbright Picture Framers is in the centre of Kircudbright, 14 St Mary Street, near the corner. recommendation: Elizabeth Macgregor Cottage Garden Plants (Ellenbank, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4UU).


MAGGIE AYRES Studio 4, WASPS Studios, 117 High Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JG T: (07815) 528827 E: maggie@maggieayres.co.uk W: www.maggieayres.co.uk maggieayresart maggieayres

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Molten beeswax, tree resin and flames have taken over my life! Extending my practice with the ancient art of encaustic painting allows me to create numerous translucent layers of wax with embedded colour and fibres on wood panels and make monotype prints on handmade paper. what to expect: All equipment and materials I work with will be on show, as well as examples of work at every stage of development. For those interested, I can explain the dynamic processes of melting, fusing, adding colour and mark, embedding and gouging. directions: From the A75 take the A711 into Kirkcudbright. From St Mary’s Street, take a right turn onto High Street. WASPS Studios are on your right, just beyond the Selkirk Arms Hotel. recommendation: Solway Tide Cafe. Situated facing the harbour at 16 St Cuthbert Street. Good strong Fairtrade coffee.

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6 parking spaces available behind the studios - access via Daar Road, plus 45 spaces at Council HQ next door unused during the weekend. 10% off selected pieces for Spring Fling Friends. £10 - £1000

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CLAIRE CAMERON-SMITH Studio 7, WASPS Studios, 117 High Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JG T: (07967) 327564 E: claire@cameronsmithdesigns.co.uk @CECameronSmith W: www.cameronsmithdesigns.co.uk

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My printing techniques and styles are influenced by what the Japanese woodblock tradition has taught me over the years. I also employ a wider variety of processes such as stencilling and vinyl-cut, as well as continuing to develop my woodblock carving and printing skills. what to expect: The tools of the trade, including my barens (hand-held printing presses), cutting knives, and examples of carved blocks, will be on show in my studio. There will also be the opportunity for visitors to create their own print to take home. directions: From the A75 take the A711 into Kirkcudbright. From St Mary Street, turn right onto High Street, and the WASPS Studios are on your right. My studio is up on the second floor of Cannonwalls. recommendation: The Masonic Arms (19 Castle Street, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JA) for a great selection of real ales and international bottled beers.

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6 parking spaces available behind the studios - access via Daar Road, plus 45 spaces at Council HQ next door unused during the weekend. 10% off all original prints for Friends. £8 - £450


IAN CAMERON-SMITH

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WASPS Studios Garden, 117 High Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JG T: (07803) 228504 E: ian@cameronsmithdesigns.co.uk W: www.cameronsmithdesigns.co.uk

My formal education as an interior designer, as well as many years experience in furniture design and manufacture enable me to maintain an individual style of woodworking that is strongly design led. Each piece is developed along practical as well as decorative lines. what to expect: I will be in the garden at the WASPS studios for Spring Fling, so visitors can enjoy trying out my furniture in a relaxed, open air environment - let’s pray for good weather!

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6 parking spaces available behind the studios - access via Daar Road, plus 45 spaces at Council HQ next door unused during the weekend. 10% discount on sales during the weekend for Spring Fling Friends.

directions: From the A75 take the A711 into Kirkcudbright. From St Mary Street, turn right into Daar Road. The WASPS Studios are at the end of the council car park - access to the garden is through the wall to the right. recommendation: Selkirk Arms Hotel (High Street, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JG) Excellent food and service with a pleasant beer garden to the rear.

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Studio 3, WASPS Studios, 117 High Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JG T: (07821)629234 E: lfarey@talk21.com Lizzie Farey @willowfarey W: www.lizziefarey.co.uk

My work engages with nature. I focus on recreating the essence of natural form through the medium of willow, ash, bog myrtle, hazel and other local woods. Influences from Japan continue to inspire my attempts to capture the simplicity, practicality and beauty of the materials. what to expect: Visitors to my studio will have the opportunity to see how my work has progressed over the last few years. There will be work in progress, possibly a demonstration as well as finished pieces for sale.

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6 parking spaces available behind the studios - access via Daar Road, plus 45 spaces at Council HQ next door unused during the weekend. 10% discount for Friends. £ 50 - £10,000

directions: From the A75 take the A711 into Kirkcudbright. Pass the church on your right and tennis courts on your left and take the next right onto the High Street. Wasps Studios are 20 yards up on the right hand side. recommendation: The Selkirk Arms Hotel (High Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JG 01557 330402 www. selkirkarmshotel.co.uk) Great for coffee, real ales and a bite to eat.


RYAN GILLAN Studio 14, WASPS Studios, 117 High Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JG T: (07531) 939697 E: ryan.gillan.91@googlemail.com

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For both stills and animated projects I work from my own sketches and photographs, utilising sophisticated software programs to transform the original image into artwork of a digital form, or I create purely digitally from scratch with my imagination as the source material. what to expect: Visitors to my studio will see examples of sketches, drawings and digital images created during my time at university, as well as current works in progress such as plasticine models used for my stop-frame animations. directions: From the A75 take the A711 into Kirkcudbright. From St Mary Street turn right onto High Street, and the Wasps Studios are on your right. My studio is upstairs in Claverhouse. recommendation: Town Walk. Take the circular walk around Kirkcudbright, starting in the Harbour Square, and finishing with a stroll through Barhill Wood.

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MORAG MACPHERSON Studio 11, WASPS Studios, 117 High Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JG @MMTex T: (07734) 421029 E: info@moragmacpherson.com W: www.moragmacpherson.com MoragMacphersonTextiles

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My inspiration is from art movements in history, different cultures and, more recently, my own back yard of Kirkcudbright and Galloway. Photographs and initial line drawings are computerised for digital printing. Fabrics, wallpapers, accessories and wearable art are adorned with my patterns and patchworked. what to expect: My studio is bursting with colour! I work from original drawings and photographs, computer manipulation, and finally designs are digitally printed. I patchwork my own fabrics with found and other fabrics to create interesting imagery and colour combinations. directions: Head along St Marys Street to the Stewartry Museum on your right. Turn right before the museum, past the Council Buildings, turning left to enter the car park area. WASPS Studios are at the top of the car park on the right. recommendation: Kirkpatrick’s Restaurant (Upstairs at 29 St Cuthbert Street DG6 4DX) is one of Kirkcudbright’s best restaurants with Scottish tapas on Thursday evenings.

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6 parking spaces available behind the studios - access via Daar Road, plus 45 spaces at Council HQ next door unused during the weekend. 10% for Friends of Spring Fling. £25 - £500


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WASPS Studios, 117 High Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JG @AmyWinstanley1 T: (07966) 014778 E: email@amywinstanley.com W: www.amywinstanley.com amywinstanleyartist

My paintings are based on my experience of place. I draw and paint using a blend of intuitive gestures and conscious forms from what I have observed, documented and remembered. what to expect: A variety of paintings, collage and mixed media drawings from my exciting new urban based project will be on display. Visitors can delve into my sketchbooks of workings, ideas and photography that build up a picture of how a final piece is created.

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6 parking spaces available behind the studios - access via Daar Road, plus 45 spaces at Council HQ next door unused during the weekend. 10% off all paintings and drawings for sale. £25 - £2000

directions: As you enter Kirkcudbright from the Tongland Bridge, on the A11, drive straight along St Mary’s Street and take a right after the Stewartry Museum onto High Street. The WASPS Artists Studios are on the High Street a couple of doors down from the Selkirk Arms Hotel. recommendation: Polarbites. Award winning fish and chips on the harbour, takeaway or sit in with BYOB. www.polarbites.co.uk, DG6 4HY, Tel: 01557339050.

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URPU SELLAR Bankhead, Dundrennan, Kirkcudbright DG6 4QP T: (01557) 500618 E: urpu@urpusellarceramics.co.uk W: www.urpusellarceramics.co.uk

I love finding humour in everyday things and twisting words and phrases to redefine them. When you look at one of my pieces you should see a beautiful object with often a hidden (or not so hidden) humour. what to expect: My studio is large and airy, full of pieces in all stages of creation. Hopefully raising a smile while visitors browse for that piece they cannot live without!

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directions: Located on A711 between Dundrennan (1 mile) and Auchencairn (3 miles). Urpu Sellar Ceramics studio is located at the Balmangan Farm road-end. recommendation: Glenisle Inn, Palnackie. A friendly family-owned pub and restaurant with quirky interior and interesting, well thought out menu.


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Wooden Barn, Standingstone Farm, Auchencairn, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire DG7 1RF T: (077) 33363969 E: alicefrancis73@hotmail.com

I use performance, film and installation to create temporary public artworks in everyday contexts. I also draw. My work explores our interaction with wild(er) ness, both in ourselves and our environments. what to expect: Large working drawings, sketchbooks, photos, films, costumes, props and installations of past, present and future projects. The first part of my recent New Work, ‘The Cleaner’, a long-distance performance, will be on show and a new outdoor installation piece, ‘View’.

directions: On A711, 2 miles from Auchencairn and 8 miles from Kirkcudbright, take turning (inland) for Standingstone Farm. Go up single track road, past farmhouse, then turn left up slope and park. Studio is in the wooden barn at far end of yard on your right. recommendation: Balcary cliffs walk. A three mile round walk from Balcary Bay Hotel to Rascarrel Beach and Loch Mackie, with seabirds, donkeys and porpoise.

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JANET IBBOTSON The Studio, 5 Main Street, Auchencairn, Castle Douglas DG7 1QU T: (01552) 640552 E: info@janetibbotson.co.uk W: www.janetibbotson.co.uk

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I design, hand felt and embroider onto best quality cashmere and cashmere and silk to create scarves, wraps and shawls. I am also making tailored jackets in lovely tweeds. Style with a twist. what to expect: There will be scarves, shawls and wraps, waistcoats, jackets and bags. Unique detailing. Everything can also be made to measure in your choice of fabric, and everything can be made to co-ordinate. I love putting together colour and shape to suit the individual.

directions: Number 5 Main Street is near the bottom of the hill next to the Post Office. There is only on-street parking. The studio is at the bottom of the garden shaded by a large yew tree. recommendation: Balcary Bay Hotel. Walk or drive along Shore Road, have a drink in the bar and enjoy the view over the bay.

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JENNIE ASHMORE 61 Main Street, Auchencairn, Castle Douglas DG7 1QU T: (01556) 640566 E: jennie@leafworks.co.uk W: leafworks.co.uk

I work with pressed leaves and flowers that I collect from woods, hedgerows and gardens of SW Scotland and beyond and create 2D work known as Leafworks. what to expect: New work will be on show that reflects a change in my images that has come about partly because of my involvement in the Catchment exhibition Nov 2013 - Jan 2014 at Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries. Visitors will be able to see work in progress, collections of dried material and watch demonstrations.

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directions: Leafworks studio is at the top of Main St on the right, opposite the bus stop just off the A711. recommendation: Dundrennan Abbey (www.historic-scotland.gov.uk 01557 500262) Don’t miss the beautiful ruins of Dundrennan Abbey situated in Dundrennan on the A711.

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KIM AYRES 30 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1AA T: (07971) 969953 @kimayres E: kim@kimayres.co.uk W: www.kimayres.co.uk kimayresphotography B: kimayres.blogspot.com

You can be the hero, heroine or even villain of your own epic image. With the right props, costume, location, lighting and maybe a bit of Photoshop editing, there really are no limits to what is achievable in photography. what to expect: Storytelling photography is at the heart of what I do. Come to my studio to see examples of my work with supporting images and explanations on the walls, and feel free to ask questions, start discussions and let your imagination roam free.

There is usually plenty of space in the Market Hill Car Park, just across the road. Prize draw for a portrait photography session. £60 - £1500+

directions: Towards the top end of the main street of Castle Douglas, opposite the library and next door to the Imperial Hotel. Across the road, and just down from Market Hill car park. recommendation: In House Chocolates (128 King Street, Castle Douglas). This chocolate deli now has a wee cafe area and their hot chocolate is divine.


LEO BLAMIRE McGill Duncan Gallery, 231 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1DT T: (01556) 503209 E: leoblamire@gmail.com

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Leo Blamire’s paintings are striking in colour and detail. His subjects vary and might include still life, animals, interior scenes or people. Crucially they always have a unique or unusual slant. He uses the printmaking process to explore pattern and bold blocks of colour. what to expect: This year his artwork will be displayed in the front room of his family’s gallery. There will be sketches and painted ideas to show the journey from idea to finished piece. Subject matter will also be displayed alongside the art. directions: McGill Duncan Gallery is situated near the bottom of King Street, the main shopping street in Castle Douglas. It is downhill from the clock tower, on the opposite side of the road. recommendation: Laurie Arms Hotel, Haugh of Urr. The best village pub in the area. Great food and real ales.

On street parking available outside the gallery. 10% discount for Spring Fling Friends. £100 - £1500

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ANGELA LAWRENCE Clience Studio, 212 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1DS @cliencestudio T: (01556) 504318 E: angela@cliencestudio.co.uk W: www.cliencestudio.co.uk Angela Lawrence Clience Studio

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My paintings are mostly sea and landscapes from Galloway or Western Highlands, either recognisable or loosely interpreted impressions. Striking skies, distant silver on sea, fleeting highlights sharing landward secrets: I try to captivate or enliven with fresh, natural atmosphere. what to expect: A Solway coastal tour of Sandyhills to Mossyard, with sea views, rocks and tidelines. A special booklet of this collection will be newly available Also: moody Galloway hills, ‘Sea Spirits’, or rummage through art gifts and a bargain box! Competition to win a painting. directions: Entering Castle Douglas from the A75, Clience Studio is on the main shopping street, under the tall clock tower, at the lower end of town. It is on the crossroads of St Andrews Street, which is the A713 Ayr/Auchencairn. recommendation: Carlingwark Loch. A minute’s walk from Clience Studio, a pretty loch equipped with swans, boats and the grand backdrop of Screel Hill.

Free street parking available; also at the town car park (other end of town). Prize draw: a signed giclée print. Some paintings offered at 10% discount! Invitation to Friday evening preview and refreshments (6pm-7.30pm). £10 - £3000


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HAZEL CAMPBELL Lochdougan House, Kelton, Castle Douglas DG7 1SX T: (01556) 680214 E: hazel@painting-for-pleasure.co.uk W: www.hazelcampbell.com Hazel Campbell @ hazelkcampbell

I have a bold, loose style using both watercolour and oil, and have recently begun an adventure in collage which seems to suit my love of depicting Galloway landscape in a semi abstract manner. what to expect: I have recently been given an old card spinner, and intend filling it with small paintings, collages, greetings cards and as yet unfound treasures. Visitors can also see the sketches and paintings done over the winter at the Cairnsmore Nature Reserve near Gatehouse of Fleet. Larger, framed work also on show.

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Free packs of 10 greetings cards for Spring Fling Friends. £200 - £900

directions: From A75 take the turn to Rhonehouse. Turn left in the village (Craig Terr) then turn right 1/4 mile further on. Lochdougan House is 2 miles along on the right up tree lined avenue. From Kirkcudbright or Gelston take B727 until you see sign for Rhonehouse. recommendation: Cairnsmore Nature Reserve. Take B796 from Gatehouse to visitor centre to view spectacular Galloway scenery and the disused viaduct over Water of Fleet.

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HANNAH MCANDREW Studio 3, Lochdougan House, Kelton, Castle Douglas DG7 1SX T: (01556) 680220 E: info@hannahmcandrew.co.uk @hannahmcandrew W: www.hannahmcandrew.co.uk Hannah McAndrew Slipware Potter

Clays and slips with fire thrown in for good measure. My pots are made using a series of techniques, each of which I love. Throwing clay, pouring and trailing slips, and then the physicality of wood firing. In essence: ‘The alchemy of mud to jug’. what to expect: From comfortable domestic pots to elaborate individual pieces, I am inspired to make objects that may become a part of someone’s life; a favourite porridge bowl, a mug that’s always reached for. There will be pots at all stages of making, and demonstrations throughout.

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10% discount for Spring Fling Friends. £20 - £450

directions: From A75 enter Rhonehouse and exit village on Craig Terrace, turn right at large beech tree, after 1.5 miles take second right for Lochdougan House. From Gelston head towards Kirkcudbright, after 2.5 miles turn right, then second on left. recommendation: Threave Castle (Kelton Mains, Castle Douglas DG8 8PY) On an island in the Dee, a 14th century tower built by Archibald the Grim.


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PHIL MCMENEMY The Gallery at Laurieston, Woodbank House, Laurieston DG7 2PW @philmcmenemy T: (01644) 450235 E: phil@pmcphotography.co.uk W: www.pmcphotography.co.uk Gallery At Laurieston

I love Galloway and I love Scotland. I also love trying to capture the essence of this wonderful land. My photography is a passion and is driven by my desire to improve and to do this region proud - come view my endeavours. what to expect: My gallery is a place of warmth, colour and welcomes. The work on display is varied in size, style and price… affording you the opportunity to select the perfect piece for your special place. I love meeting visitors and sharing my passion for art, photography and Scotland - come join me. Love, Philx.

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Shared parking at the Balmaghie Village Hall opposite the Gallery. A 10% discount and a hug for all Spring Fling Friends - watch for other offers closer to the event!! £20 - £500+

directions: The Gallery at Laurieston is situated in the heart of this wonderfully beautiful region. From Castle Douglas, north on A713 then left onto B795 into Laurieston. The Gallery is 100yds on the right on the C13 Gatehouse-of-Fleet road. recommendation: The Smithy New Galloway (High Street, New Galloway DG7 3RN) Wonderful, family-run cafe/restaurant near the Gallery at Laurieston.

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JO GALLANT Bennan Bank, Mossdale, Castle Douglas DG7 2NG T: (01644) 450552 E: jo@jogallant.co.uk W: www.jogallant.co.uk Jo Gallant studio textiles

I make cushions, scarves and one-off pieces, wall-based or 3D, out of cloth ranging from cotton velvet to fine translucent silks; hand-dyed, pieced and machine embroidered. Some designs are abstract, consisting of blocks of shaded colour, others feature landscapes or quirky birds and animals. what to expect: In my new studio I will have cushions, scarves and work in progress, along with photos, design-work and explanations of materials and technical process. Visitors will have the opportunity to design and make a motif to be stitched to a tote bag while they wait (cost £5).

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Overflow parking in large lay-by 100m to right of driveway, on right heading towards New Galloway. 10% discount on cushions. £22 - £1500

directions: On the A762, one mile north of Mossdale and 4 miles south of New Galloway, between the end of the Raiders’ Road and the Bennan viewpoint, but on the opposite side of the road. recommendation: Stroan Loch picnic spot can be reached by car along the Raiders’ Road or by foot along the old railway-line from Mossdale.


GEOFF FORREST The CatStrand, High Street, New Galloway DG7 3RN T: (01292) 550935 @willow_crafts E: enquiries@sustainabledesigncrafts.co.uk W: www.willowcraftdesigns.co.uk Sustainable Designs

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Spring brings the end of the living willow season and finds me back in the studio sorting willow ready to make baskets, leaf forms, figures, strangely named platters and a host of other twisted, woven, tensioned objects. The seasons govern and influence all I do. what to expect: In my temporary residence at the CatStrand I will be demonstrating making plant supports while answering your willowy questions and explaining the techniques of willow weaving. I will have a range of woven objects and some interesting things growing in pots… curious? directions: From Castle Douglas take the A713 north, turn left at the Kenbridge Hotel towards New Galloway. As you enter the town continue along the High Street, CatStrand is the old school building on the right hand side opposite the park. recommendation: The CatStrand Cafe (www.catstrand.com) A fantastic multi-faceted arts venue with appealing coffee shop. Home baking with a smile.

Main road outside the venue, also free public car park within the town, well signposted. 10% discount for Friends. £4 - £800

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LEEMING + PATERSON Glenhoul Brae, Dalry, Castle Douglas DG7 3UB T: (01644) 430004 E: info@leemingpaterson.com W: www.leemingpaterson.com Leeming + Paterson @leemingpaterson

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We work in collaboration to produce classic and abstract landscape photographs, inspired by the natural world. We often push the boundaries of traditional image capture, allowing our style to evolve over time, embracing an experimental attitude to our work. what to expect: On show will be new work, including the latest from our Zero Footprint series and images from our recent trip to Iceland. We will both be on hand to offer advice and run mini workshops or to discuss projects and special commissions. directions: We are four miles north of St Johns Town of Dalry on the B7000. recommendation: Southern Upland Way. Either from close to our studio or from Dalry, try a walk along the Southern Upland Way.

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GODFREY SMITH The Clog and Shoe Workshop, Balmaclellan, Castle Douglas DG7 3QE T: (01644) 420465 E: footwear@clogandshoe.co.uk W: www.clogandshoe.co.uk Galloway Footwear

This is the 40th year that I have been making footwear in Galloway! Originally traditional clogs but now 30 different styles of footwear including, boots, shoes, sandals and baby boots. These can be made to measure or from stock. what to expect: We have a fitting and display area with many sizes and styles of footwear to try. Or you can choose the colour and type from our stock of leather for your own custom pair. You can also see our international and historical collection of footwear, including local clogs.

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directions: 13 miles north of Castle Douglas on the A713 to Ayr. Turn right at the Ken Bridge Hotel to Balmaclellan and follow the signs to the workshop. recommendation: The Motte. Along the old Edinburgh road beside the workshop is access to a Norman Motte with views of the Galloway Hills.

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AMANDA SIMMONS Rosebank, Corsock, Castle Douglas DG7 3DN T: (07777) 684546 E: amanda.simmons@btinternet.com W: www.amandajsimmons.co.uk Amanda Simmons Glass @cameoengraving

I specialise in kiln formed glass vessels, delicate structures made with coloured glass powders, created by mass, heat and time. I’m currently working on larger scale pieces and different forms with hidden designs that come alive with light. what to expect: Showing work in all stages (including a slideshow of large scale work shown at SOFA Chicago) and my continuing passion for printmaking and how it is influencing my glass. Natalie Vardey and I will showcase our new collaborative sculptural jewellery work and processes. Handcrafted refreshments!

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Parking throughout the village or behind the hall. 10% off my limited edition range ‘Spring Fling’ including tiles, cake stands and wee vessels. £20 - £1500

directions: From the A75 take the A712 at Crocketford for 6 miles. My studio is centrally located in the village, opposite the bus stop and phone box. recommendation: Corsock House Open Garden (www.scotlandsgardens.org 01644 440250). Part of the Open Garden Scheme (check website for details) or by arrangement 1 April to 30 June.


NATALIE VARDEY Rosebank, Corsock, Castle Douglas DG7 3DN T: (01644) 420634 E: ask@natalievardey.com W: www.natalievardey.com Natalie Vardey

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I make intricate jewellery in silver and coloured golds, work which includes deceptively simple ideas. Things I love: working in fine silver, lustrous pearls, the warmth of polished gold, frosted silver in simple shapes, attention to detail, brooches, and a good play on the radio. what to expect: Apart from a warm welcome, there will be cabinets of my jewellery in spangles of light, work in progress at the bench highlighting techniques, tools, wedding jewellery, a slideshow, illustrations, the results of an exciting winter collaboration with Amanda, and delicious refreshments. directions: Amanda’s studio is in the centre of Corsock (A712 Balmaclellan/New Galloway to Crocketford), opposite the bus stop and phone box. recommendation: Designs Gallery Cafe (179 King Street, Castle Douglas, DG7 1DZ 01556 504552 www.designsgallery.co.uk) Great coffee, good food, a conservatory and lovely garden.

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ADAM BOOTH Pipers Forge, Kirkpatrick Durham, Castle Douglas DG7 3HQ T: (01556) 650513 E: adam@pipersforge.com W: www.pipersforge.com

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As a blacksmith, I find every day brings challenges and excitement, manipulating a solid structural element into new shapes and creating functional art. I have been awarded the title Eminent Master Blacksmith, a great privilege. I constantly smile and feel very lucky to do what I love. what to expect: An exciting year for Pipers Forge. We are rebuilding the workshop so visitors will be the first to see a fresh space or a building site, either way bucket loads of enthusiasm with the usual demonstrations, flames and hot sparks will be on show. directions: From Springholm on the A75 follow signs to Kirkpatrick Durham. The Forge is up an alley 2 doors down from the cross roads on the right hand side. recommendation: Kirkpatrick Durham Village hall and Corsock House Gardens. Kirkpatrick Durham Hall will be serving lunches, teas and cakes for the duration of the event. Corsock House Gardens open Sunday.

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33 Victoria Street, Kirkpatrick Durham, Castle Douglas DG7 3HQ T: (01556) 650764 E: info@wemakepots.com W: www.wemakepots.com Clare Dawdry We Make Pots

I make wheel thrown, high fired stoneware pots for use in the kitchen and at the table. This year my focus has been developing a new range of semi matt glazes. what to expect: As well as my finished pots, expect to see demonstrations and examples of work in various stages of production.

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Parking available on street. A free pocket sized pot to the first ten Spring Fling Friend purchases. £5 - £150

directions: From Springholm village on the A75, follow signposts to Kirkpatrick Durham. 33 Victoria Street is half way up the village on the left hand side. recommendation: Spring Fling Cafe. Spring Fling Cafe in Kirkpatrick Durham Village Hall serves excellent soup, bread and home baking in aid of village charities.

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Lesser Hall, Kirkpatrick Durham Village Hall, 58 Victoria Street, Kirkpatrick Durham DG7 3HQ T: (01556) 650498 E: info@pamelagrace.co.uk W: www.pamelagrace.co.uk

I am an artist and printmaker, my work is centred on drawing. I try to work outdoors across the seasons, documenting their subtle but pronounced effects on the ever-changing Galloway landscape - both in its wilder forms and within its old-established gardens. what to expect: This year’s work, including watercolour, pen-and-ink paintings, and others using paper-batik as well as solar-plate etchings, will be on show. My sketchbooks will be displayed alongside storyboards outlining my artistic techniques and a short film on the processes behind my printmaking.

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directions: From Springholm on A75 follow signpost to Kirkpatrick Durham. The Hall is on the right, six houses into the village. Studio entrance is on the side of the building between Victoria Street and the car park. recommendation: Spring Fling Cafe - Kirkpatrick Durham Hall. A pop-up Spring Fling Café serving delicious home-made soups, coffees, cakes and light lunches.


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JENNY ROSE Kirkpatrick Durham Church, Church Road, Kirkpatrick Durham DG7 3HB T: (01556) 650548 E: jennyritarose@hotmail.com W: www.jennyritarose.com

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Whether my images appear as graven or emerging from brush strokes of paint, the quirky narrative of my illustrations continues to flow regardless of the medium or technique I use. My ideas stem from a continuum of observation and experience. what to expect: Original handmade prints and illustrations as well as giclèe prints will be available for sale. Works in progress and tools of the trade will be on display. Visitors will be welcome to peruse my research / sketch work books also. directions: Turn off the A75 at Springholm onto the road signposted for Kirkpatrick Durham. Enter the village and turn left at the cross roads onto Church Road. The capacious church car park is on the left before the church.

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DAVID ALEXANDER Barmofitty Farm Track, Walton Road, Kirkpartrick Durham DG7 3HG T: (01556) 650311 E: david@bracklandpottery.co.uk

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Life after Art College consisted of secondary teaching, raising a family of four, making steel sculpture and teaching adults with learning difficulties. Twenty years ago I set up my pottery with the aim of making practical, affordable dishes which I still do. what to expect: Visitors will see the full range of cooking dishes, individual plates and handbuilt pots to recent sculptures. This is a working pottery full of tools, raw materials, kiln, workbench, natural objects, sketch books and clay. Work for sale will be on the grass outside. directions: In Springholm on the A75 turn north to Kirkpatrick Durham (signposted). Going straight over the village crossroads the farm track is 100 yards along on your right. I am a short distance along this track. recommendation: Spring Fling Cafe. Village Hall. Good home made food. This Cafe has been much praised! Late night opening on Saturday.

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MAGGIE SAVAGE The Wee House, Kilquhanity, Nr. Kirkpatirck Durham DG7 3DB T: (01556) 650158 E: maggie@lwddesign.co.uk W: www.maggiesavage.co.uk

Drawing and sketching is the foundation of my practice. On site or on the move, my sketches tell their own story; each sketch is a unique and raw response to a time and place, the smallest drawing a considered composition. what to expect: I look forward to welcoming visitors to my venue at my home in Kilquhanity where they can see a collection of drawings and sketches brought together specially for Spring Fling and displayed in my beautifully designed pop-up venue in the valley.

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directions: Coming into Kirkpatrick Durham from Springholm, continue up the main street to the crossroads. Continue straight across and follow single track road 1.5 miles to the end. Turn right onto the B794. Parking 150m on the left. Follow signs from here to the venue. recommendation: Walk up the hill to Kirkpatrick Durham. Take in the beautiful views of the Urr Valley on the walk up the hill to the village.

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ALLAN WRIGHT Parton Stables, Parton Estate, Castle Douglas DG7 3NB @allanwrightfoto T: (01644) 470260 E: allan@allanwrightphoto.com W: www.allanwrightphoto.com allanwrightphoto

30 years’ experience as a full-time professional landscape photographer specialising in abstract and classic images of Scotland. To date my work has been extensively published in popular formats though I now work towards delivering fine art work via various new media. what to expect: A working studio created within the original stables on Parton Estate where I present my best and latest work in different styles all printed in house. I love to talk about my work and there will be free coffee and homemade biscuits.

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directions: Situated on the A713 Castle Douglas to Ayr road approx 6 miles North of Castle Douglas. (1.8 miles north of Crossmichael) Opposite Loch Ken - up track through white gateposts turn left at top. recommendation: Loch Ken East and West banks. Walks from Parton Village and Holiday Park.


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ANNE BUTLER Ferndale Studio, Durisdeer Village, Thornhill DG3 5BJ T: (01848) 500322 E: annecbutler@gmail.com W: www.annebutler.co.uk Anne Butler Landscapes

I paint semi-abstract landscapes in a free and loose style with bright colours. The paintings have many layers, scraped back with various tools. Some pieces go on a long journey, constantly changing - one or two get big buckets of water thrown at them! what to expect: Visitors will see the gallery where my paintings are displayed. They can visit my ‘shed’ where I work and where there will be some bargain pieces of work for sale. Afternoon tea (and scones) will be served from 2pm-4.30pm (no charge for this).

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Please park in Durisdeer Village Square. Friends offer 10% off work over £100. £50 - £750

directions: From Thornhill go north on A76. After 2 miles at Carronbridge take A702 to Edinburgh. After 3 miles turn right to Durisdeer signposted. In Durisdeer Village leave your car in the square, walk beyond the church and Ferndale Studio is first on left. recommendation: Durisdeer Parish Church and Mausoleum (Durisdeer, Thornhill, Dumfries DG3 5BJ). A beautiful T shaped church built in the 1700s with a mausoleum (always open).

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JENNIFER WATT Burnhead House, Burnhead, Thornhill DG3 4AD T: (01848) 331524 E: wattsculpture@gmail.com JenniferWattSculpture W: www.jenniferwatt.co.uk

My work is mainly executed in clay or cement then cast in bronze or resin, for indoors or the garden, although I also work in stone and wood. Most of my work is based on the abstracted human form, and I hope to engage the viewer and provoke an emotional interaction. what to expect: In the garden you will be able to stroll around and see work on display. In my studio you will see indoor pieces, drawings, photographs and work in progress. Afterwards you can sit and have a cup of tea and some cake.

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directions: From the A76 at Thornhill, follow signs to Penpont on the A702. Turn right after approx one mile (at the red postbox). This is Burnhead, as you go through the village, Burnhead House is the last house on the left. recommendation: Thomas Tosh (19 East Morton Street Thornhill DG3 5LZ 01848331553 www. thomastosh.com) Great for lunch with home made food, cakes and very good coffee.


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NANNA BJÖRNSDÓTTIR The Riverhouse, Barjarg, Auldgirth, Dumfries DG2 0TN T: (0184) 8332221 E: nannabjornsdottir@yahoo.co.uk W: nannadb.co.uk

NEW STUDIO

The work on show will be some of my latest series of paintings that are compositions of the many gifts that my children have given me or made over the years and have been much loved and appreciated; each one has a story. There will also be some earlier works on show. what to expect: There will be a number of paintings on the walls and some etchings to be seen. Sketch books can be browsed through.

directions: From the A76 at Auldgirth turn left at the shop. Take the first right turn, signposted to Penpont. Drive for about 3 miles and go past the lodge house, the next right turn to the Barjarg fishings or the Riverhouse. Studio is behind main house. Ample parking.

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1 Steilhead Cottages, Barjarg, Auldgirth, Dumfries DG2 0TN T: (07879) 999029 E: maxnowell123@gmail.com W: www.maxnowellsculpture.co.uk Max Nowell

I work with stone most of the time - carving, dry-stone building, lettering, cobbling, etc, but have recently started using a wider range of materials too. I often work to commission, and undertake high-quality stone landscaping work as well as sculpture. what to expect: I will be showing smaller pieces indoors, while dotted around the garden and woodland will be a number of bigger outdoor sculptures. My main medium is stone, but I often incorporate anything from iron to melted plastic! There will be fresh tea and coffee on offer. directions: From the A76, turn off at Auldgirth, signposted ‘Dunscore’, then take the first right, signposted ‘Penpont’. Continue for about three miles. Just past the lodge-house with an un-missable arched gateway there is a hidden left turn. Take this turn and continue up the hill for about 3/4 of a mile. My studio is on the right. recommendation: The view from Barjarg Hill. Drive uphill for a mile from my studio and you will be treated to stunning views of Upper Nithsdale.

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Newtonairds Studio, Newtonairds, Dumfries DG2 0JL T: (01387) 820312 E: patti@pattilean.co.uk W: www.patti.lean.co.uk patti.lean

My work explores notions of ‘landscapes within’ the mind, and I examine ways in which we engage with ‘nature’ and ‘wilderness’. Rather than being windowsto-the-world, my paintings are compositions made from a range of sources, including memories, texts, sketches, photographs and sound recordings. what to expect: This year my work will be a response to a work of literature, Nan Shepherd’s ‘The Living Mountain’ (1945) a poetic celebration of the Cairngorms, in which the writer explores many things integral to the mountain, and thus, ultimately, things integral to herself.

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directions: Heading north from Dumfries on the A76, turn left at Holywood Village on to the B729. Just before Nether Gribton Farm, take left fork, signposted Newtonairds. After 3 miles, on the right is large gateway at Newtonairds Lodge; turn in here and follow driveway to the end. recommendation: Our pop-up cafe. We will be serving tea, coffee and home baking in our kitchen; look out for Alison’s amazing lemon drizzle cake.

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ALISON MACLEOD Newtonairds Studio, Newtonairds, Dumfries DG2 0JL T: (077864) 34981 E: alison@alisonmacleod.com W: www.alisonmacleod.com Alison-Macleod-Jewellery @alison_macleod alison_macleod

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My jewellery is based on my love of collections, whether in a junk shop, curiosity cabinet or jewellery box. When translating these ideas into my work I incorporate the shapes, textures and often collected objects themselves. what to expect: Visit my ‘pop-up’ jewellery shop in Patti’s painting studio. I will be exhibiting my latest collection of rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and brooches alongside sketchbooks full of working drawings.

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directions: Heading north from Dumfries on the A76, turn left at Holywood Village on to the B729. Just before Nether Gribton Farm, take left fork, signposted Newtonairds. After 3 miles, on the right is large gateway at Newtonairds Lodge; turn in here and follow driveway to the end. recommendation: Routin Bridge. A picturesque waterfall runs under this bridge on the Cairn Water at Irongray.


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MARILYN CRAWFORD Dalgonar House, B729 just north of Dunscore DG2 0SS T: (01387) 820339 E: marilyn@crawford.org

NEW STUDIO

I paint in oils, sometimes tiny pictures when travelling, but larger canvases are invigorating. Sculptures often are in clay allowing a hand-written immediacy. Recently plaster, wood, metal even cardboard create slender slices and spears that suit current work. I use colour to supplement shape. what to expect: Paintings and drawings, sculpture in the house and garden. Something will be under way in the studio. Visitors might ‘have a go’ with components to assemble their own sculpture. Dogs on leads are welcome in the garden. Tea, coffee and home baking on the premises. directions: On the B729 just north of Dunscore is a small cross-road. 100m beyond (toward Moniaive), turn into gates between trees. Drive round to the far side of the house and park a few yards from the studio. recommendation: Garden with sculpture. Visit Dalgonar old walled garden with interesting planting and yew hedges, meadow, pond and Marilyn’s award winning sundial-sculpture.

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LUCIANNE LASSALLE The Studio, Laurieston House, Auldgirth, Dumfries DG2 0TG @lucilassalle T: (07977) 938151 E: contact@luciannelassalle.com W: www.luciannelassalle.com lucianne.lassalle.sculpture

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I have always been fascinated by the human form. It holds endless possibilities for exploration of movement and for investigation into the complexities of human nature. I draw inspiration from ancient mythologies and contemporary reflection on the human condition. what to expect: Visitors to my studio will see my most recent Sculpture for indoors and outdoors as well as Ceramics, Paintings, Drawings and Prints. There will be work in progress showing the different stages of making, from clay, to moulds, to wax, to bronze or resin. directions: My Studio is just around the back of Laurieston House Pottery. 11 miles Northwest of Dumfries on the B729 in the hamlet of Wallaceton between Dunscore and Moniaive. When you get to Wallaceton follow the Spring Fling signs and the big blue and white jug signs to Laurieston House Pottery. recommendation: Laurieston House Pottery (www.jasonshackleton.com) An Aladdin’s Cave of uniquely decorated pottery and tile murals, made by Jason Shackleton. Right next to my studio.

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The Tower House, High Street, Moniaive DG3 4HN T: (01848) 200321 E: silvanamclean@btinternet.com W: www.silvanamclean.co.uk Silvana McLean - Artist and Printmaker

The North Atlantic runs like a connecting current through all my work which is based on travels to the North and Iceland. While ice and surging waves maintain their attraction, tectonic plates beckon, and rifts, fractures and fissures are being visually explored. what to expect: On view will be large monoprints, coloured etchings, handmade books and many new paintings, some in progress. The tools of the trade will also be displayed from etching press and sketchbooks to wire forms and other inspirational objects found on beaches.

Roadside parking available but there is also a car park at the bridge. 10% off all work not in sale except postcards. £15 - £2400

directions: From the North take M74 south to Junction 14 and head for Thornhill. From Thornhill take A702 through Penpont, Kirkland and Moniaive. In Moniaive drive up the High Street till you see a clock tower - the studio is on the ground floor. recommendation: Village walk. Glasgow Boy James Paterson lived in Moniaive for years and this circular walk passes where he painted The Last Turning.

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Cairnbank, Moniaive, Thornhill DG3 4EQ T: (01848) 200526 E: skeast@blairbell.demon.co.uk Sarah Keast - Visual Artist W: www.sarahkeast.co.uk

My art is a response to my feelings about the natural environment around me. I make prints using screenprinting, lino and woodcuts and also venture into three dimensional works sculpting in wood, ceramic and metal as I explore a theme. what to expect: Visitors will see an exhibition of recent prints and sculptures derived from my current collaboration with several poets. There will also be a chance to see my sketchbooks and visit my studio in the garden where I can demonstrate my printing presses and working techniques.

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Visitors can park in our drive and also at our neighbour’s house on the opposite side of the road (Springside). 10% discount. £1 - £1000

directions: From the centre of Moniaive follow Chapel Street / A702 heading for Dalry. Our house is first on the left on the main road after you leave the village. From Corsock and Dalry our house is on the right about 300 yards before reaching Moniaive. recommendation: The Craigdarroch Hotel in the centre of Moniaive offers a good pub menu and plays host to local music sessions throughout the year.


MELVILLE BROTHERSTON Mill Studio Dungalston Farm, Craigdarroch, Moniaive, Thornhill DG3 4JA T: (01848) 200673 E: melartmoniaive@btinternet.com W: www.melvillebrotherston.co.uk

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My work is mainly Scottish landscapes with a particular interest in colour and mood. I try to retain the first visual impact of the subject. I also look for the drama in the subjects, often changing the colour in order to maximise this drama. what to expect: Visitors will see recent paintings on display in all public rooms in the house and in the teaching studio. If there is an opportunity I shall discuss a work in progress and will talk about my interests and methods in painting. directions: Mill Studio is on the B729, leaving Moniaive by Ayr Street, head for Carsphairn. Dungalston is a large Farmhouse, painted pink and white on right hand side of the road, approx. 1 mile from the village. There is a sign ‘Mill Studio’ at the bottom of the lane and parking directions.

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recommendation: The Green Tea House.

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Knockaughley, Moniaive, Thornhill DG3 4JD T: (01848) 200787 E: jmawoodcock@gmail.com W: www.joycewoodcocktextiles.co.uk

Sunlight through autumn beech trees; paint a warp, dye the weft then watch the colours slide over each other during weaving. This simple act of crossing yarns over and under each other to create fabrics by hand is fascinating, and although restrictive, full of possibility. what to expect: I will be demonstrating weaving and dyeing over the weekend. I use yarns made from natural fibres and dye them myself to weave both functional (scarves, rugs, cushions) and more conceptual pieces. The studio is full of looms, tactile yarns, natural dyepots, samples and finished items. directions: From Moniaive take the B729 signposted Carsphairn. After crossing a stone bridge you will see Knockaughley as you climb up the hill. From Ayr take the A713 then the B729 at Carsphairn. We are 11.5 miles from Carsphairn. recommendation: For a magnificent view of the Rhinns of Kells continue up the B729 and turn left after the cattle grid.

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JOANNE GARNER Knockaughley, Moniaive, Thornhill DG3 4JD T: (07964) 288400 E: jomogm@googlemail.com W: www.joannegarnerjewellery.com Joanne Garner Jewellery @jocreates B: jogarner.wordpress.com

Joanne creates striking jewellery for people with a unique flair! Joanne aims to create work which is artistic by design and which is tactile and striking. She is inspired by bold colours and repetitive patterns found in the natural world. what to expect: Visitors to Spring Fling can expect to see a beautifully curated display of Joanne’s most recent collections which they will be able to see, touch, try on and buy. Joanne may also be busy making when you visit and may need some help so be prepared to have a go.

directions: From Moniaive take the B729 signposted Carsphairn. After crossing a stone bridge you will see Knockaughley as you climb up the hill. From Ayr take the A713 then the B729 at Carsphairn. We are 11.5 miles from Carsphairn.

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recommendation: Drumlanrig Castle. We visited here a lot as kids and loved the adventure playground. I would love to see inside the castle.

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HANNAH MORRIS-KNOWLES Kirk Cottage, Tynron DG3 4JZ T: (01848) 200686 E: hannah@asterlingidea.co.uk asterlingidea @asterlingidea W: www.asterlingidea.co.uk

Hannah Morris-Knowles (asterlingidea) is a jewellery designer working with precious metals and stones to create organic and unique designs. By using unexpected combinations of the two she aims to forge juxtapositions that merge seamlessly. what to expect: Inside the wee cottage find an Aladdin’s Cave of jewellery. Take a look and find out about the large array of gemstones on show. Watch Hannah as she creates new pieces in her studio and, of course, enjoy a cuppa and a biscuit!

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directions: From Dumfries take the A76 N to Thornhill, from there take the A702 towards Moniaive. 1/2 mile after Penpont take right turn to Tynron. Last cottage in village before right turn. Blue door! recommendation: The Green Tearoom, Moniaive. Fab wee vegan and vegetarian friendly tearoom in Moniaive. Amaretto torte a must!!!


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Lannhall Cottage, Tynron, Thornhill DG3 4LA T: (01848) 200707 E: info@janeblair.co.uk W: www.janeblair.co.uk

I am a painter influenced by my surroundings in Dumfriesshire and also the North West Highlands. My fascination is with that fleeting moment when a shift of light transforms landscape and beast from the everyday to the remarkable. what to expect: I work mainly in oils and visitors will find many finished framed works. I will also have drawings and prints for sale. There will be the opportunity look at sketch books and see works in progress.

directions: From the A76 at Thornhill take the A702 following signs for Penpont/Moniaive. Leaving Penpont, on Moniaive Road take the right fork signposted Tynron. Go through Tynron village, over bridge and turn left at T junction/war memorial. Follow road for 1/4 mile, Lannhall Cottage is large white steading on right.

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Lannhall Cottage, Tynron, Thornhill DG3 4LA T: (01848) 331733 E: clare.melinsky@btinternet.com W: www.claremelinsky.co.uk

I work as an illustrator using lino cut prints. The bold and colourful images are seen on book covers, packaging and in magazines and newspapers. The subjects often reflect my deeply rural lifestyle. I run one day lino cut workshops in Thornhill each February. what to expect: I have my small cast iron press available for visitors to use. They can make a print from my lino cuts that illustrate Julia Donaldson’s recent collection ‘Poems to Perform’. Take the print away with you: no charge.

directions: From the A76 at Thornhill take the A702 following signs to Penpont/Moniaive. Leave Penpont on the Moniaive road and in a mile take the right fork signposted Tynron. Go through Tynron, over the bridge and turn left at the T-junction. Follow the road for 1/4 of a mile, Lannhall Cottage is the large steading on the right. recommendation: Morton Castle. The ruined castle lies three miles east of Thornhill. A picturesque picnic spot beside a loch with signposted walks.

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PATRICIA CAIN Milnton of Tynron, Tynron, Thornhill DG3 4JY T: (01848) 200581 E: CainPI@aol.com W: www.patriciacain.com

NEW STUDIO • MENTOR

Almost everything I do is concerned with learning through seeing and making my practice encompasses drawing, painting, sculpture and public art. I’m drawn to places or things where there is a blurring between the structural and organic, often in quite complex structures. what to expect: Visitors to the studio will find a working studio and small gallery space showing old and new paintings, drawings, prints, small works, books and cards. Teas, coffees and home-baking will be available each day.

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Additional parking is available in identified areas nearby. 10% discount for Friends of Spring Fling. £100 - £15000

directions: From the A76 at Thornhill take the A702 signed for Penpont and Moniave. A mile after Penpont, take a right signposted Tynron. Coming downhill into the village, take the first left down a little lane. Milnton is the large pink-coloured house at the lane-end. recommendation: Tynron Church Walk. A pathway up by Tynron Church will take you on a footpath through woods with lovely views of the village.

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SAM CARTMAN Milnton of Tynron, Tynron, Thornhill DG3 4JY T: (01848) 200581 E: mail@samcartman.com W: samcartman.com

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My work is about a sense of place. I’m drawn to situations that are devoid of people but where man’s imprint in the presence of structures, can be captured through the abstract language of paint. I am also a museum grade picture frame maker. what to expect: Visitors will find a working studio and framing workshop showing paintings and drawings. Enrolment on studio materials workshops will be possible. Teas, coffees and home-baking will be available each day.

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Additional parking is available in identified areas nearby. 10% discount on artwork and 10% discount on handmade frames for Friends. £0 - £5000

directions: From the A76 at Thornhill take the A702 signed for Penpont and Moniave. A mile after Penpont, take a right signposted Tynron. Coming downhill into the village, take the first left down a little lane. Milnton is the large pink-coloured house at the lane-end. recommendation: Tynron Doon. An Iron Age hill fort just outside Tynron which has fantastic views.


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Craignee Cottage, Scaur Water, Penpont DG3 4NW T: (07528) 445640 E: enquiries@jarvisfurnituremakers.co.uk W: www.jarvisfurnituremakers.co.uk

I want the figure and grain of the wood to feature, so clean lines and a traditional finish characterise each piece. This year I’ve explored a range of styles, with a Scottish Arts & Crafts console table and a traditional English mule chest on show. what to expect: Visit the workshop to see work in progress on the bench showing construction methods and the tools used. A variety of pieces will be on show, available to buy or to inspire ideas. Tea and cake served on the lawn with views down the glen. directions: Head out of Penpont towards Moniaive on the A702. At Capenoch turn right at junction signed ‘Scaur Water’. Craignee is 1 mile on the left from the junction - uppermost of the first two houses you see. recommendation: The Scaur Water. Ancient oak trees, salmon leaps, wild flowers and the occasional red squirrel.

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“ Interesting people and stunningly amazing objects in beautiful places - what could be better.” 2013 Visitor


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ANDREW ADAIR

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Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries DG1 1JQ T: (01387) 262084 E: awadair@btinternet.com W: axisweb.org/p/andrewadair

I have recently discovered clay in the ground at the back of my studio, which I have incorporated into my new work. I continue to explore surface and texture, pushing boundaries both aesthetically and technically. There should always be an element of playfulness. what to expect: Visitors will be able to get an insight into the various techniques and materials involved in the making of a finished piece, through demonstrations, speaking to the artist and works in varying stages of completion. directions: Gracefield Arts Centre is clearly signposted. The Studio building is the more modern building of the two at Gracefield Arts Centre. It is also where the centre’s café and craft shop are located.

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CERI ALLEN Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries DG1 1JQ T: (07944) 859849 E: cmallen1@hotmail.co.uk W: www.ceriallen.co.uk

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Ceri Allen is a Cumbrian Painter and Printmaker. She is interested in portraying the figure in an urban environment using traditional picture making techniques. Her oil paintings are worked from preparatory sketches, photographs and memories. The etchings are interpretations of her painted work. what to expect: Visitors will find a working artist’s studio. They will have the opportunity to see the materials and equipment used - including source material used in production of the painted work. They can also view and participate in the ‘daily drawing’ which will be on display. directions: Gracefield Arts Centre is clearly signposted. The Studio building is the more modern building of the two at Gracefield Arts Centre. It is also where the centre’s café and craft shop are located. recommendation: Café Hubbub in Gracefield Arts Centre serves lovely homemade soups, sandwiches and cakes freshly made on site.

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STEVEN HIGGINSON Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfires DG1 1JQ @higginsonart T: (01382) 450595 E: higgsteve@yahoo.com W: www.stevenhigginson.co.uk Steven Higginson Art

My painting consists of still life, landscape and portraits. I work mainly in oils as I enjoy the vibrancy and flexibility of the medium. My work often reflects a sense of longing and mortality. what to expect: For this year’s Spring Fling I will be introducing a number of new works including a series of landscapes with figures which I have been working on over the last 12 months. I will also have new portraits, still lifes and some small studies and sketches.

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10% discount for friends. £100 - £1500

directions: Gracefield Arts Centre is clearly signposted. The Studio building is the more modern building of the two at Gracefield Arts Centre. It is also where the centre’s café and craft shop are located. recommendation: Hullabaloo. Robert Burns Centre, Mill Road, Dumfries, DG2 7BE 01387 259679.

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CAROLINE DALTON Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries DG1 1JQ T: (0785) 6820680 E: carolinedalton1@hotmail.com Caroline Dalton @CarolineDalton W: westwalls.moonfruit.com

Caroline researches ideas through ‘making’, often executing fastidious detail in the process where she utilises her combined skills as a fine artist and theatre designer to continue her research of ‘Sculpture’ - exploring the sculptural object in terms of ‘concept’, ‘materiality’ and ‘context’. what to expect: Meet the artist. View a showcase of her work and see works in progress and works in situ.

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directions: Gracefield Arts Centre is clearly signposted. The Studio building is the more modern building of the two at Gracefield Arts Centre. It is also where the centre’s café and craft shop are located. recommendation: Camera Obscura. Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura, The Observatory, Dumfries, DG27SW. Long standing attraction - I loved visiting this place as a child.


HELEN ACKLAM Bellevue Villa, 113 Lockerbie Road, Dumfries DG1 3BN @HEAcklamArt T: (01387) 254654 E: helen@stuartacklam.plus.com Helen E Acklam Mixed-Media Art B: heaartjournal.blogspot.com

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Techniques involved in my mixed media work include gradually building layers of texture and colour to produce drawings, paintings, sculpture and bookwork. Inspiration comes from my travel to the Orkney islands with extensive research into Norse mythology and also the shamanic elements of Norse tradition. what to expect: In addition to my 2D and 3D work, sketchbooks and journals used for recording ideas as well as exploring techniques and qualities of surface, form and texture will be on display. Bea’s Bakery will serve home baking and refreshments. directions: From the A75 exit onto A709 Lockerbie Road heading into Dumfries. Drive past the Peel Centre, continue over mini roundabout. Bellevue Villa is situated opposite Houston’s Butchers. From Dumfries follow Lockerbie Road towards A75. 113 is the second house after Bane Loaning. recommendation: J.B. Houston Quality Butchers (Greenbrae Loaning, Dumfries DG1 3DQ) is a familyrun butchers selling quality produce including awardwinning steak pies.

Parking is available at J.B. Houston’s Butchers. On Saturday please park elsewhere until 3pm if possible 10% discount for Friends of Spring Fling. £10 - £500

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JIM BUCHANAN Solway House, The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries DG1 4TA T: (07726) 875672 E: jim.buchanan@virgin.net W: www.light-labyrinth.co.uk

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Jim is a world-renowned labyrinth maker. He creates large-scale permanent earthworks for public places, temporary labyrinths for celebratory events, and ‘labyrinth of light’ projections for healthcare applications. Jim engages with the Dumfriesshire landscape for spiritual and physical regeneration, but also as material palette. what to expect: There are several labyrinths to walk round, both indoor and outdoor, supported by an exhibition of recent work presented through drawing, maquettes, and prints. A drawing area is available for visitors to try. directions: Take either the Glencaple or the Bankend road out of Dumfries on the B725. Pass the hospital and Spring Fling signs will direct you to Solway House which borders the Crichton farm. recommendation: Caerlaverock Castle. A rare triangular castle with moat and fine carving details, located six miles further on the Bankend Road.

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SHONA GUTHRIE Solway House, The Crichton, Dumfries DG1 4TA T: (0787) 2301536 E: info@shonaguthriejewellery.co.uk W: www.shonaguthriejewellery.co.uk

NEW STUDIO

I am a jeweller who predominately works in precious metals and gemstones. My work is informed by my surrounding environment, drawing inspiration from vibrant colours and rich textures. what to expect: My studio is demonstrative of all aspects of my work; from research, to design, to manufacture. Visitors can expect to leave with an understanding of my practice and design process. Demonstrations and the opportunity for visitors to try some basic techniques will run throughout.

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10% discount friends of spring fling. £100 - £1500

directions: Take either the Glencaple road or the Bankend road out of Dumfries on the B725, pass the hospital and Spring Fling signs will direct you to Solway House which borders Crichton farm. recommendation: Marco Pierre White at the Aston Hotel serving modern British and French cuisine. The Wheelers of St James restaurant offers seasonal, locally sourced produce.

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FRASER IRVINE Solway House, The Crichton, Dumfries DG1 4TA T: (01387) 256545 E: snapperatdumfries@macace.net firvineART W: www.kompletekontrol.blogspot.co.uk

@fraser_irvine

I am an abstract and landscape painter using a variety of different media, but mainly oil paints. In my work I create texture and catch real day-to-day life on canvas. what to expect: Visiting my studio, I will show you the way I work, step by step with finished and unfinished work on show. I am also willing to demonstrate how the works start. All my research work will also be available to show the starts of my works.

directions: Take either the Glencaple road or the Bank End road out of Dumfries on the B725 pass the hospital and the Spring Fling signs will direct you to Solway House which borders the Crichton farm. 20% off for friends. £80 - £600

recommendation: The Swan Inn (Kingholm Quay, Dumfries DG1 4SU).


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Solway House, The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries DG1 4TA T: (01387) 770074 E: william_spurway@tiscali.com.uk

I am a painter of the Scottish landscape with a focus at the moment on the forests, lochs and skies of Dumfries and Galloway. I paint in oils both figuratively and with leanings towards semi-abstraction. The Canadian Group of Seven artists have been a great inspiration. what to expect: You will see within the wonderful and magnificent surroundings of Solway House my working environment and most recent paintings, drawings and prints together with that of several other participants who also occupy Solway Artists Studios. directions: Take either the Glencaple or the Bankend road out of Dumfries on the B725. Pass the hospital and Spring Fling signs will direct you to Solway House which borders the Crichton farm. recommendation: Crichton Grounds/Gardens See the impressive buildings set within the park-like grounds of the Crichton estate. The Aston Hotel offers sustenance.

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ARCHIE MCCALL Kindar Mill, New Abbey, Dumfries DG2 8EH T: (01387) 850314 E: archiemccall@outlook.com

NEW STUDIO

The work is usually thrown in white stoneware and richly decorated using motifs distilled and developed from the observation of landscapes and the natural world; of things being born, growing and maturing; things which have come from the earth and will eventually return there. what to expect: I will be exhibiting finished works in my house. Work-inprogress, showing each stage of the production process including previous projects, can be viewed in my garden studio.

directions: From Dumfries follow the A710. Enter the village of New Abbey and pass Sweetheart Abbey on your left. Then take the first right along the lane to the Parish Church. Kindar Mill is on the left past the Church. recommendation: Shambellie Walled Garden and Nursery (Open 10am-4pm Beeswing Road, New Abbey. www.shambelliewalledgarden.co.uk) A beautiful, lovingly restored walled garden on the outskirts of New Abbey.

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KATHARINE WHEELER

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1 Solway Fishery, New Abbey DG2 8DY T: (01387) 850525 E: info@katharinewheeler.com W: www.katharinewheeler.com KatharineWheeler.Artist

The exploration of process is currently what drives my work, looking to incorporate the freedom of mark-making found through quick sketches and life painting into larger compositions. I paint in oils and enjoy the use of a wide variety of mediums in my developmental work. what to expect: Visitors can expect to find figurative and landscape based compositions, small and large, alongside painted studies, graphite sketches and more detailed drawings. Some sketchbook and further developmental work will be on display. Cards and limited edition giclée prints will also be for sale.

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Parking is available directly at the cottage for those less abled with further space on the forestry track just after the bridge. 10% off all drawings and limited edition prints for Spring Fling Friends. £30 - £3000

directions: The studio is situated a mile and a half from New Abbey on the New Abbey - Beeswing Road. Approached from either side on the coast road, A710, or the Dumfries - Dalbeattie road, A711, it will be noticeably marked. recommendation: Loch Arthur Farm Shop. A wonderful place to visit, have a cuppa, lunch, sit and watch the ducks or buy some delicious organic groceries.

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VAL MACADAM 2 Midtown Cottages, Kirkbean, Dumfries DG2 8DL T: (01387) 880755 E: valmac@talktalk.net valmacadamart B: valmacart.blogspot.co.uk W: www.valmacart.com

My drawings are humorous observations, connecting themes of colour, shape and pattern, from my garden and washing line to creatures and features in the fields beyond. With my own particular slant I aim to create quirky images full of energy, detail and amusement. what to expect: Visitors to my studio will see new drawings, work in progress, a series of wee sketchbooks and (hopefully) a short time-lapse film of a drawing evolving. There will also be a competition, crayons to try out and a lovely Solway view!

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Additional parking available at the top of the farm road, to the left. Please leave access to the farm clear. 10% off Prints for Friends of Spring Fling. £20 - £2000

directions: My studio is on the A710 between New Abbey and Kirkbean. Turn up the farm road at the sign for Midtown. A short way up the farm road turn sharp right, just after double metal gates but before you reach the farm. recommendation: Abbey Cottage Tearoom (26 Main Street, New Abbey DG2 8BY 01387 850377) My favourites are home-made scones and the hot chocolate fudge cake!


AILSA BLACK Kirkbean Village Hall, Kirkbean, Dumfries DG2 8DW T: (07789) 128833 E: ailsa.black@btinternet.com @AilsaBlack W: www.ailsablack.com Ailsa-Black www.pinterest.com/ablack0683

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I produce a vibrant and light-hearted collection of work that captures the essence of rural and coastal life. With a bold use of colour and a distinct style each of my characters has a visual story to tell which I hope will lift your heart. what to expect: Original paintings will be for sale as well as a large choice of cards, framed and mounted giclée prints and a new range of fine bone china mugs. Look out for work in progress and the children’s art corner.

directions: Follow the A710 coast road to Kirkbean. Turn into Kirkbean village following the road signs for Carsethorn. Take the first road immediately on your right. After 50m you will see Kirkbean Village Hall on your right and the studio is located inside. recommendation: Spring Fling Cafe. The cafe in the Village Hall will be serving light lunches and delicious home-made cakes all weekend.

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PHILIPPA SINCLAIR

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Colvend Public Hall, Colvend, Dalbeattie DG5 4QG T: (015566) 30513 E: philippasinclair.art@gmail.com W: www.philippasinclair-art.com

Watercolour is a notoriously challenging medium to work with. I aim in my work to communicate the essence of the chosen motif using a bold and minimalist style in brushstrokes and expressive colour. My influences can be sourced from artists such as Braque, Derain and Dufy. what to expect: Colvend Hall will be a vibrant studio space where visitors will experience the process of producing 60 art works. Paint tubes, paper, canvas, brushes and the fundamentals of a working studio will be explained and demonstrations will be available. directions: Colvend Public Hall is adjacent to Colvend Shop and Café on the A710 south of Dalbeattie. recommendation: Treats and Eats Cafe (01556630228) is adjacent to Colvend Public Hall. A welcoming and fun café with delicious homemade food.

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JOHN THRELFALL

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The Rockcliffe Gallery, Rockcliffe, Dalbeattie DG5 4QF T: (01556) 630262 E: jsaltflats@aol.com W: www.johnthrelfall.co.uk John Threlfall Wildlife Art

My work is concerned with direct observation of the natural world, primarily through sketchbook studies on the spot, later developing these ideas into larger works in the studio. The connection with wildlife that only drawing from life gives is what sustains me as an artist. what to expect: I will have a varied display of sketchbooks, portfolios, framed and unframed work, cards, prints and books to show. Work in progress will be on the easel and anybody wanting to ‘have a go’ at a pastel painting will be welcome to do so.

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10% discount for Spring Fling Friends. £50 - £1000

directions: Take the Dumfries to Dalbeattie coast road (A710). At Colvend take the road down to Rockcliffe following the brown tourist signs to The Rockcliffe Gallery. recommendation: The Jubilee Path. The Jubilee Path is an easy walk between Rockcliffe and Kippford. Picturesque views, archaeological sites and abundant wildlife.

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HEATHER DAVIES The Rockcliffe Gallery, Rockcliffe, Dalbeattie DG5 4QF T: (01556) 630262 E: heather@heatherdavies.co.uk @HDaviesArtist W: www.heatherdavies.co.uk

NEIGHBOUR

Heather’s work is an emotional response to the natural world. Her choice of colour varies from intense reds to subtle greys and even black. This often sombre palette adds a sense of drama to the finished painting, creating a mysterious mix of reality and abstraction. what to expect: I have been painting in Scotland for over 30 years, and am therefore delighted to be part of Spring Fling. I will show my preparatory drawings and demonstrate my working methods. Original framed paintings, reproductions and greeting cards will be for sale.

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directions: Take the Dumfries to Dalbeattie coast road (A710). At Colvend take the road down to Rockcliffe following the brown tourist signs to The Rockcliffe Gallery. recommendation: The Jubilee Path is an easy walk between Rockcliffe and Kippford. Picturesque views, archaeological sites and abundant wildlife.


CHRISTINE HESTER SMITH Barnbarroch Pottery, Kippford, Dalbeattie DG5 4LE T: (01556) 620695 E: hester@barnbarroch-pottery.com W: www.christinehestersmith.co.uk B: barnbarrochpottery.blogspot.co.uk

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My work is primarily illustrative in nature. I make ceramic forms using a variety of techniques such as the wheel, rolled slabs or extruded sections. My themes mainly revolve around the sea, water and movement, with figurative and zoomorphic images. what to expect: You will be welcomed into a large and busy studio, with work presented at different stages of development. There will be an array of pottery tools, kilns, buckets of glazes, slips, test tiles and sketch books. Finished pieces will be displayed in the showroom and garden. directions: The studio is three miles from Dalbeattie on the A710 coast road, on the junction to Kippford. Look out for the Barnbarroch Pottery sign. recommendation: Walk or cycle up Barnbarroch Lane in Dalbeattie Forest to the summer seat and watch the sun go down behind Screel Hill.

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WENDY KERSHAW Barnbarroch Pottery, Kippford, Dalbeattie DG5 4LE @wendy_kershaw T: (01505) 843764 E: clay@wendykershaw.org W: www.wendykershaw.org www.facebook.com/wendy.kershaw.52

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I use porcelain to tell stories, to illustrate lines from poems, proverbs and my own narratives, including Tennyson’s Maud, the pudding girl with her many pockets containing many spoons and the happy ending that is a long soak in a hot bath. what to expect: I’ll have examples of my illustrated porcelain at all stages, from raw to high fired, also my sketchbooks and photo collages, to show how my work is made.

directions: The studio is three miles from Dalbeattie on the A710 coast road, on the junction to Kippford. Look out for the Barnbarroch Pottery sign. recommendation: The Anchor Hotel (Kippford DG5 4LN 01556 620205) Local ales and freshly cooked seafood with views across the Urr estuary to Screel Hill.

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SUZI PLUNKETT West Beckton, Beckton Road, Johnsfield DG11 1SS T: (07590) 469797 E: littledotcreations@outlook.com W: littledotcreations.bigcartel.com Little Dot Creations

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I developed my unique drawing technique from a background in jewellery design and a passion for animals and nature. My quirky and detailed artwork pieces consist of thousands of tiny circles, dots and lines. Each drawing is unique and has its own process of evolution. what to expect: Situated within a new stable block in the beautiful countryside, I will be exhibiting various examples of my artworks, including original pieces, prints, greeting cards and homewares. Refreshments will also be available. directions: From Lockerbie, follow signs for Johnsfield. The studio is the first of the two houses on the right hand side as you enter the village. recommendation: Lochmaben Castle. On the shore of Lochmaben Loch 1.5m from Lochmaben on the B7020.

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10% discount for friends of Spring Fling. £18 - £245

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COLIN BLANCHARD Craigshaw Barns, Waterbeck, Lockerbie DG11 3AH T: (01461) 600530 E: colin@colinblanchard.com Colin Blanchard @capreolus333 W: www.colinblanchard.com

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I am a printmaker. My prints are not reproductions of other media, but pursue qualities that only handmade prints can offer. I am intrigued by the possibilities of using contemporary technology along with traditional printmaking craft skills to create original prints in genuinely limited editions. what to expect: As well as finished work, I will show the stages of creating my own prints - from concept to finished edition. It will also be possible for visitors to pull a simple screen print themselves, to take away as a ‘Spring Fling souvenir’. directions: Leave the M74 at junction 20. Follow signs for Eaglesfield. Pass straight through Eaglesfield and take the first turning left signposted Gair 2 miles. Pass through Gair and Craigshaw Barns can be found approximately ½ a mile on the left. recommendation: Hoddom Castle Farm Walks. Several short varied walks; including a sculpture trail along the Annan riverside path, based on the life of the salmon.

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Craigshaw Barns, Waterbeck, Nr Lockerbie DG11 3AH T: (01461) 600530 E: hjblan@hotmail.com W: www.blanchart.co.uk Heather Blanchard Artist

I’m a painter. Changing light is endlessly exciting, it gives every season its own magic. Simple gates or trees one passes every day, things hardly noticed at times can be completely transformed from one month to another and inspire me to paint. what to expect: Visitors will see paintings in various stages, sketchbooks, preparatory drawings, tools of the trade and a display of recently finished work. I’m happy to discuss and demonstrate my working methods. Beverages and home baking will be offered, visitors are welcome to picnic in the garden.

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10% discount. £80 - £1100

directions: Leave the M74 at junction 20. Follow signs for Eaglesfield. Pass straight through Eaglesfield and take the first turning left signposted Gair 2 miles. Pass through Gair and Craigshaw Barns can be found approximately ½ a mile on the left. recommendation: Del Amitri Restaurant (95a High Street, Annan DG12 6DJ 01461 201999 www.del-amitri.co/uk Open Tues-Sat 6pm-10pm Sun lunch 12-2) Restaurant receiving impressive reviews.

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MARGARET WALTY

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10 George Street, Langholm DG13 0AE T: (013873) 80575 E: margaret.walty@btinternet.com W: www.margaretwalty.co.uk

Inspired by my garden, by wild nature and by the landscapes of myth and fairy tale, I delight in detail, and use many layers of glazes to achieve luminosity and subtle shifts of colour. what to expect: I shall be showing paintings in oils and in acrylics used as watercolour, ranging from new fantasy works to Gold Medal botanical illustrations, and limited edition prints. Works in progress, sketchbooks and originals for books I have illustrated will also be on show.

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Free public car park at the end of Charles Street, by the river, 50 yards from the studio. 15% on original paintings over £150, 10% on originals below £150 and on prints. £30 - £1500

directions: Turn off A7 in Market Place, to left of Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop. Pass Hope Hospital and bear left down Charles Street towards the river. George Street runs north along the river bank, and no. 10 is 50 yards along. recommendation: The Eskdale Hotel (Market Place 013873 80357) Offers a range of traditional and contemporary dishes home cooked from locally sourced ingredients.


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Julie Dumbarton Studio, Buccleuch Mills, Langholm DG13 0EB T: (07525) 180334 E: julie@juliedumbarton.com W: www.juliedumbarton.com Julie Dumbarton Artist

I’m fascinated by both colour and light, and strive to fuse these in all my paintings. I love interpreting how light plays across a field or through trees, the way it reflects on water. Light is definitely the ruler of colour! what to expect: I’ll be showing a new collection of paintings, completed over the winter, for the first time. I am incredibly proud of this work, and hope you will come along to my studio to see it.

directions: Head toward Langholm on the A7. Take the first left turn after passing the ‘Here Comes Langholm’ sign, onto Glenesk Road. Continue until you come to a T-junction. Turn left and continue straight ahead and then turn left into the studio car park. The studio is the first white door on your left.

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DANIEL LACEY

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Buccleuch Mills, Glenesk Road, Langholm DG13 0ES T: (013873) 80193 E: info@daniellacey.com Daniel Lacey Design Furniture W: www.daniellacey.com

‘How did you do that?’ My aim is to produce furniture of the highest quality, both in design and craftsmanship. Work that exceeds expectations. what to expect: I will display a wide selection of my work for visitors to see and stroke. Also part-finished work as well as sketches and working drawings. Once again I’m delighted to have a display from Making the Most of Moorlands.

directions: From the A7 heading north take the first left after the 30mph sign welcoming you to Langholm (Glenesk road.) My studio is on the left after the Edinburgh Woolen Mill Head office. recommendation: Making the Most of Moorlands bird hide. Experience wildlife close up in the Making the Most of Moorlands bird hide on Langholm moor. Details in my studio.

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A selection of parking choices are available nearby. Discount for Spring Fling Friends. £50 - £10000


PETE BROWN

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Langholm Town Hall, High Street, Langholm DG13 0JQ T: (013873) 73515 E: info@petebrownfurniture.co.uk W: petebrownfurniture.co.uk Pete Brown Furniture

Returning to Spring Fling for my sixth year, i will be displaying a retrospective range of work from my most exciting recent designs, to work dating back nearly 20 years. Expect a hands on display of furniture, be compelled to glide your hand over it. what to expect: I will be encouraging a truly interactive furniture experience. Come and make your mark, be it name, initials, a wish, a sketch or scribble. I will be carving and shaping and interpreting them during the event to create a lasting reminder of our time. Fine furniture fused with graffiti art.

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Prize draw entry for all Friends of Spring Fling.

directions: The Town Hall sits at the head of Langholm High Street on the A7. Enter through the double doors to the rear. Ample free parking adjacent and in the town, parking disk may be required. recommendation: The Douglas Hotel (86 High Street DG13 0DH 013873 81547) Fine food with a local flair, good wine and ale too.

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DEBORAH CAMPBELL Langholm Town Hall, Market Place, Langholm DG13 0JQ T: (07775) 665771 E: deborah@deborahcampbell.com W: www.deborahcampbell.com

NEIGHBOUR

My work is an exploration and expression of the coastal landscape; I take inspiration from the detail that occurs through the interaction of the land and sea. I like to work outside responding directly to my subject using acrylic and watercolours. what to expect: I will be exhibiting my new collection of paintings, drawings and textiles inspired by the coastal scenery of Scotland. I will also have my sketchbooks on show and plan to be working on some large charcoal drawings throughout the exhibition.

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10% Discount & Prize draw for a piece of artwork. £200 - £800

directions: The Langholm Town Hall sits in a central position on the High Street at Market Square. There is plenty of parking at the back of the Town Hall which is very close to the shops and cafes. recommendation: The Douglas Hotel (Market Place 013873 80357) Offers a range of traditional and contemporary dishes home cooked from locally sourced ingredients.


LISA ROTHWELL-YOUNG Mustard Gallery, 52 High Street, Langholm DG13 0JH T: (013873) 81180 E: info@treasuredearth.co.uk W: www.treasuredearth.co.uk Treasured Earth @RothwellLisa

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I enjoy the technical challenge of jewellery making, the alchemy and traditional tools. Recently I’ve been exploring Keum Bo, the Korean art of depletion gilding. For me it’s about colour, texture, contrast and gemstones. Of all the jewellery, rings are what I really love. what to expect: Visitors will be able to see my bench, tools and work in progress. They’ll also be able to have a go at making a little charm or pair of ear rings depending on how busy we are when they call in.

directions: Cut the Mustard Gallery is the single storey blue building on Langholm High Street. We are opposite Phil Gunn at the Art Corner Gallery, on the left hand side as you head north along the A7 towards Hawick. recommendation: Abbotts Chocolates. Visit Dennis just up the street from us at Abbotts Chocolates. Watch the demonstrations and sample the chocolates!

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There is plenty of free, safe, disc parking in Langholm, both on the street and at the various car parks. Friends will receive 10% off Lisa’s work during Spring Fling. £75 - £500

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PHILIP GUNN

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Art Corner Gallery, High Street, Langholm DG13 0JH T: (013873) 81154 E: philip.gunn1@btinternet.com

I am a fine artist based in Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway. My passion is portraiture and still life. Painting in oil on canvas I like to give a true representation of my chosen subject. what to expect: A comprehensive display of my still life artwork in a gallery environment. There will also be a few examples of my portrait work.

directions: Traveling from the south on the A7, Art Corner Gallery is situated on the right in the centre of the High Street. From the north on the A7 enter Langholm. The gallery is in the town centre on the left. recommendation: The Douglas Hotel. Great food and accommodation, a warm welcome awaits you, in a convenient location.

Parking is provided in the town centre the disc display zone applies, lots of free parking on the Kiln Green. 10% off for friends of spring fling. £200 - £500


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RORY LAYCOCK The Bakehouse Studio, 89a High Street, Langholm DG13 0DJ T: (07892) 658022 E: Rory.Laycock@Gmail.com W: www.rorylaycock.com

HT YOUNG ARTIST

I am currently in my final university year studying Fine Art. My work uses popular and moving imagery to explore our perception of celebrity status. By combining different sources of the everyday image, and representing them in different ways, I attempt to explore the ‘other’. what to expect: My studio invites visitors to experience a wide range of works from paintings to video installations. It will display my development process, from the initial inspiration to the final work. An engaging atmosphere will be created to enable people to immerse themselves in my work.

There is a car park behind the Town Hall. One minute walk from my studio. I will be opening my studio for a preview night before Spring Fling opens.

directions: Entering Langholm, locate the petrol station on High Street/A7. My studio is on the opposite side of the road, through a gate entrance. My studio is the blue door ahead. recommendation: Truly Scrumptious (70 High Street, Langholm, Scotland, DG13 0JH) Delicious afternoon tea!

£30 - £1500

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MICHAEL BATEY Gilnockie Village Hall, Claygate, Canonbie DG14 0SA T: (013873) 71339 E: Michaelbatey09@aol.com

NEW STUDIO

In my current work I try to capture energy, movement, the effects of light and darkness in large dramatic skies. Working with oils, thinners and primers on canvas and panel, I start with vigorous brush strokes adding thin glazes and the landscapes emerge and evolve. what to expect: Visitors will see a new collection of my work on display. I will also have a prize draw to win one of my paintings. Refreshments of tea, coffee and homebakes will be provided with a warm welcome.

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£70 - £2000

directions: From Langholm head south on A7 approximately 3 miles. Turn left signposted Claygate. Follow the road till you come to a T-junction and turn left. Hall on the right. recommendation: Gilnockie Tower 16th century peel tower, located at the hamlet of Hollows, situated on the west bank of the River Esk.


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Hughsrigg, Canonbie DG14 0XJ T: (013873) 71931 E: dave@hughsrigpottery.com W: www.hughsrigpottery.com

I make hand thrown stoneware both for display and country kitchenware using glazes that I make from Solway mud, wood ash from our house fire and clay dug from my own land. I also paint local landscape in watercolor. what to expect: Visitors will be free to explore the pottery and see the work in progress as well as pottery and paintings on display in the new gallery.

directions: Travelling north from Carlisle, turn left at Canonbie on to the B6357. Hughsrigg is one mile on the left. recommendation: March Bank Hotel (Scots Dyke, Longtown, Carlisle, Cumbria CA6 5XP 01228 791325) A small country house hotel specialising in game and local produce at reasonable prices.

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EMMA KERR Baxter Memorial Hall, Annan Road, Eastriggs, Annan DG12 6PZ T: (0777) 6142054 E: emmaloukerr@gmail.com elkbi @elkbifashion W: www.elkbi.com

HT YOUNG ARTIST

I am a Textile Designer, specialising in Screen Printing. I am motivated by keeping quality crafts alive, allowing designers to keep their tools close to their heart. With an eclectic style, I use my craft as an extension of our local originality. what to expect: Creating a very dynamic space, visitors to my space will experience the mirroring processes of craft, art and design. My space will be very interactive; as well as finished pieces, visitors will have a chance to see my tools, ideas through sketchbooks and my work will actually come alive in a fashion show. directions: Turn off on A75 at Eastriggs sign posted just before Annan - turn left onto Eastriggs Main Road. Find my show in the centre of Eastriggs at the Memorial Church Hall. Very centrally located as you pass through Eastriggs. Will be clearly sign posted. recommendation: Devils Porridge. (www. devilsporridge.co.uk Eastriggs and Gretna Heritage, Daleside, Butterdales Road, Eastriggs DG12 6TQ) Tribute to the role of munitions workers. Exhibition.

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Dalton Pottery, Dalton, Nr Lockerbie DG11 1DU T: (01387) 840236 E: info@daltonpottery.com W: www.daltonpottery.com

I set up Dalton Pottery with Jenny Finch in 1989. Together we make a range of ceramics and run a pottery art cafe. I have been developing my raku techniques over 20 years, focusing mainly on bowls. what to expect: For Spring Fling I will have a range of small biscuit fired bowls available if visitors would like to pay to glaze, fire and then take a pot home, or they can freely watch the raku firing process which I will be demonstrating throughout the weekend, weather depending.

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directions: We are situated 2 miles from Carrutherstown on the B725 towards Dalton. Leave the A75 Dumfries to Annan/Carlisle road at Carrutherstown/Hetland junction, where you will see our brown tourist sign. recommendation: Dalton Pottery Art Cafe. Our cafe is open every day serving light lunches, fabulous coffee and delicious home baking.

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DOROTHY RAMSAY Dalton Village Hall, Main Street, Dalton, Lockerbie DG11 1DS T: (01768) 779681 E: dorothyramsay@hotmail.co.uk dorothyramsayfineart W: dorothyramsayfineart.co.uk

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I am a painter/printmaker. The drawings are either interpreted in a romantic realism or taken into an abstraction. My subject is landscape using the drawings done outside. The work is lively and often colourful. The etchings and wood cuts allow me to be playful and produce art work which can be sold at a reasonable price.

what to expect: I will, if space allows, bring my etching press and demonstrate this method of creating editions of drawings. If you are stuck with your own drawings I am happy to attempt some encouragement. I will be working on a current oil painting.

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directions: Dalton is only 2 miles off A75 between Annan and Dumfries – follow the signs to the village and the village hall is on the main street and will be clearly sign posted. recommendation: Lochmaben Castle. On the shore of Lochmaben Loch 1.5m from Lochmaben on the B7020.


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Bankend Studio, Kirkgunzeon

Archie Sutter Watt (1915-2005) & Circle of Friends Exhibition. An exclusive opportunity to view and buy a selection of framed and mounted artworks by Archie Sutter Watt in the artist’s former studio, with a selection of works by his friends and students including: Hazel Campbell, Hugh Bryden, Valerie Sadler, Doreen Bogart and many more. All profits raised go to support the work of the Archie Sutter Watt Trust Fund, Scottish Charity No. SO37805 which is supporting Spring Fling’s Young Artist Bursary. Preview Friday 23 May, 7-9pm with refreshments served. (Numbers limited please RSVP by phone or email by 20 May) Teas/coffee and home-baking available throughout opening hours with donations to Downs Syndrome Scotland. Kirkgunzeon is located off the A711 - 9 miles from Dumfries, turn sharp left just past the Mossband Caravan Park and go through the village until you see the red telephone box on your left. Bankend Studio is on your right with parking for 3 cars directly in front of building. Coming from Dalbeattie, turn left after 4.5miles and at fork in the road take the next right, over the bridge and up the hill 50m, with Bankend Studio second on your left opposite red phone box.

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Designs Gallery

‘Glass Meadows’ an exhibition of new work by local glass artist, Cressa McLaren will be on at Designs Gallery during Spring Fling. Cressa, a regular Spring Fling exhibitor has a stunning collection of colorful glass pieces reflecting the natural world. Our gallery with books, ceramics, jewellery and cafe is open year round, 9.30-5pm Mon- Sat. Please note the cafe will not be open on Sunday but the gallery and shop will be open to visitors. Designs Gallery and Cafe is situated at 175 King Street, the main street of Castle Douglas at the lower end of town. Take the A75 west from Dumfries; after approx 18 miles turn left at roundabout into Castle Douglas which will take you towards the main street. Toilet / Family Friendly / Accept credit/debit cards / Open through the year There is a car park situated on the main street of Castle Douglas at the top of the town. Spring Fling Friends Offer: 10% off for friends of Spring Fling during the event.

Admission free/on street parking/use of toilet/family friendly with large garden Spring Fling Friends Offer: buy one and get one free – an ASW limited edition print (from a selection) with every purchase of £50 or more Gallery Open: Saturday 24th May - Sunday 1st June Mon-Fri, 11am - 3pm, Sat & Sun 12 - 4pm, or by appointment.

Bankend Studio, Kirkgunzeon, Dumfries, DG2 8LA Email: aswtrust@outlook.com Tel: (01387) 760283

Gallery Open: 9.30am - 5pm Monday - Saturday

179 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1DZ admin@designsgallery.co.uk Tel: (01556) 504552 www.designsgallery.co.uk Designs Gallery and Cafe trip advisor: cafe at designs

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McGill Duncan Gallery

Established in 1978, McGill Duncan Gallery is the oldest privately owned Art Gallery in Dumfries and Galloway. A small bright exterior leads to five attractive exhibiting rooms, each of a different size and character. Jill and Zoë Blamire run this family business and artist Leo Blamire’s Spring Fling studio is located here. Each exhibition is carefully curated and work is displayed with artistic flair and a meticulous eye for detail. 70

In August, and throughout the year, the gallery sells Scottish and Galloway Paintings from the 19th Century onwards, including work by artists such as William Hanna Clarke 1882-1924, William Mouncey 1852-1901 and David Gauld RSA 1867-1936. The gallery’s contemporary exhibition programme has a nationwide reputation. Current exhibitors include Sandy Murphy RSW RGI RAI, George Donald RSW RSA, Alexander R Robb, Claire Harrigan RSW and Simon Laurie RSW RGI. There is always an exciting collection of ceramics on display. Enter Castle Douglas from the A75 and drive down King Street, past the crossroads at the lower end of the street. The gallery is on the left hand side opposite Gardenpine Pet Store and the public toilets. Accept credit/debit cards / Open through the year

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Clience Studio

This bright, friendly gallery and studio in Castle Douglas’ main street shows original paintings, a wide selection of quality giclee signed prints and affordable art-gifts by owner Angela Lawrence. Invigorating or tranquil seascapes and Galloway landscapes full of light and shadows are principal subjects, but other locations, e.g Western Isles, Highlands or imaginary places also feature. The sea itself is a recurrent theme, for which Angela won a Visual Arts Award. Her paintings have an immediacy which brings the freshness and atmosphere of country and coast inside. Angela, an elected member of the Glasgow Society of Women Artists, is commissioned and exhibits widely, including at the RGI annual exhibitions, Paisley Insitute, and Gracefield Arts Centre Dumfries. Entering Castle Douglas from A75, Clience Studio is under the clock tower, lower end of main shopping street (King St), on corner of A713 to Ayr/Auchencairn crossroads. Wheelchair Access / Family Friendly / Parking / Accept credit/debit cards / Open through the year Free street parking nearby. Free car park: top of King St. Spring Fling Friends Offer: 10% off selected work over Spring Fling. Preview invitation: Friday 6pm of Spring Fling weekend. Prize draw: signed Galloway print.

Gallery Open: Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm Open 10am - 6pm everyday including Sunday over Spring Fling weekend

231 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1DT Email: zoe@mcgillduncangallery.com Tel: (01556) 502468 Website: www.mcgillduncangallery.com mcgillduncangallery @McGillDuncanArt Blog: mcgillduncangallery.blogspot.co.uk

Gallery Open: Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm

212 King Street, Castle Douglas DG71DS angela@cliencestudio.co.uk Tel: (01556) 504318 www.cliencestudio.co.uk angela lawrence clience studio


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The Whitehouse Gallery

The Whitehouse Gallery is based in the artists’ town of Kirkcudbright, SW Scotland, and has a reputation for being one of the region’s leading spaces for exhibiting art of an extremely high standard. With five changing exhibitions throughout the year, the gallery represents some of the country’s top artists as well as championing up-and-coming talent from the region and beyond. As well as a wide selection of contemporary fine art, the gallery also likes to support applied art & craft from a wide range of makers, including sculpture, ceramics, jewellery, furniture and much more. Now into its tenth year, The Whitehouse Gallery has lots of exciting exhibitions planned to mark its anniversary. Please visit the website for more information. Driving into Kirkcudbright along St Mary Street, we are located half way up the street on the left, next to Halls Butchers. Toilet / Family Friendly / Accept credit/debit cards / Open through the year

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Life’s Little Ironies

This new gallery in Whithorn was established in 2012 by artists Tim Gray and Lou McGill. The venue showcases contemporary arts and crafts by established international and national artists and makers, as well as providing an inclusive space for the wider creative community in the Machars. With themed exhibitions throughout the year we also have a regular pop-up gallery space in Wigtown. Paintings, prints, glasswork, jewellery, photography, encaustic art, woodcarving, cards and ceramics are available for sale at both venues. During Spring Fling 2014 the main gallery will be hosting the May/June exhibition ‘Wings of Desire’ featuring work by a range of artists exploring the language and narrative of cinema. The pop-up gallery in Wigtown will be open throughout the weekend providing a taster of the main exhibition. At the Newton Stewart roundabout on the A75 follow signs to Whithorn(A746). We are located on George Street at the top of the hill just past the town centre.

We are on a main road where there is free on street parking

Family Friendly / Parking / Accept credit/debit cards / Open through the year by appointment

Spring Fling Friends Offer: Free pack of Archie Sutter Watt RSW cards for all friends of Spring Fling.

Gallery Open: Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm

Gallery Open: March - October and December 10am - 4pm Thursday to Monday

47 St Mary Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4DU info@whitehousegallery.com Tel: (01557) 330223 www.whitehousegallery.com The Whitehouse Gallery @whitehouseart

118 George Street, Whithorn DG8 8QA Pop-up Gallery, 16 South Main Street, is located in the centre of Wigtown next to the Reading Lasses Cafe and Bookshop.

services@lifeslittleironies.co.uk Tel: (01988) 500155 lifeslittleironies.co.uk Life’s Little Ironies @WhithornArts

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‘The sort of festival people get possessive about’ – The Guardian

CatStrand Arts, Community & Visitor Centre

WIGTOWN BOOK FESTIVAL

A unique venue in the heart of Dumfries & Galloway

Geoff Forrest A year round changing programme of exhibitions

26TH SEPTEMBER - 5TH OCTOBER 2014

CatStrand shop featuring local arts & crafts, gifts, maps & guidebooks. Cafe & free public internet access, 10% discount in CatStrand cafe with this advert. Live events programme including theatre, music, comedy, dance, workshops and films.

High Street, New Galloway DG7 3RN info@catstrand.com • www.catstrand.com Tel: 01644 420374 More than 180 events for adults, young people and children The CatStrand is an operating name of Glenkens Community & Arts Trust Ltd, a Registered Scottish Charity, No. SC032050

www.wigtownbookfestival.com Charity No. SCO37984

01988 403222


The Gracefield Craft Shop A dedicated craft space stocking a wide selection of different craft specialities from baskets and jewellery to textiles and pottery. You can also find cards, artist postcards, hand-made soap and unique gifts to suit all pockets.

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Arts & Crafts Trail 18th - 20th July 2014 Come and join us... A long weekend of events demonstrations, displays and exhibitions

www.dumgal.gov.uk/gracefield Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries. DG1 1JQ | 01387 262084 Craft Shop open: Tues - Fri 10.30am - 3.30pm, Sat 10am - 5pm Exhibitions open: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm

www.creativewhithorn.co.uk

This event is supported by WestFest


16MAY

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Mustard gallery Unique & collectable art & craft from over 15 local & national, artists & makers Sculpture, ceramics, painting, print making, glass, illustration, textiles, wood turning Wedding, landscape, commercial & studio photography by Barry Young

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2014 FeaTurInG over 170 arTISTS • 51 LIve evenTS • 31 venueS ThROughOuT DuMFRiES AND gALLOWAy HIGHLIGHTS IncLude

Opera A La Carte - Madam Butterfly Worbey & Farrell (Formerly Katzen Jammer) The Big Lit Day The Wrigley Sisters Primrose Piano Quartet Magnetic North - A Walk at the Edge of the World A Play a Pie and a Pint Robin and Bina Williamson.

In house jewellery design & tuition by Lisa Rothwell-Young Regularly changing exhibitions Art & craft classes at our studios 52 high street, langholm, dg13 0jh www.mustardgallery.co.uk t: 013873 81180 open 10-4 tue, thu, fri, sat or by appt ample free parking - browsers welcome

BOX OFFICe: The Midsteeple High Street Dumfries T: 01387 253383 Booking Office Opens 25th March 2014 Order a free Brochure info@dgartsfestival.org.uk

www.dgartsfest.com


Pittenweem Arts Festival August 2-10 2014

www.pittenweemartsfestival.co.uk

Steven Campbell

A specially-curated exhibition and talk by Carol Campbell

Further invited artists to be announced

For 32 years up to 100 artists have exhibited their art & craft in homes and every possible venue in the fishing village of Pittenweem

Daily workshops, talks and evening events


Potfest – a visual feast Potfest Scotland Up to 70 ceramic artists at Scone Palace, Perth June 6/7/8th 10.00 am until 5.00 pm daily

Potfest in the Park 100 ceramic artists at Hutton-in-the-Forest, near Penrith, Cumbria July 25/26/27th 10.00 am until 5.00 pm daily

Potfest in the Pens 130 ceramic artists at Penrith auction mart August 1/2/3rd 10.00 am until 5.00 pm daily

To see who will be exhibiting at each show with examples of their work plus reviews on last year’s events go to

www.potfest.co.uk


The Harbour Cottage Gallery Kirkcudbright The longest established art gallery in Scotland’s Artists’ Town, overlooking the picturesque harbour, is run by a charity and has hosted exhibitions for well over half a century.

AVAILABLE FOR HIRE Upcoming exhibitions include:

May 19-31 MAPLE & THISTLE ARTS Kie Stewart, Kaye Brown & Gabrielle Harrington woodcraft by Peter Campbell

Aug 7-23 MOIRA BEATY – paintings ____________________________________________________________________________

www.harbourcottagegallery.org.uk email: admin@harbourcottagegallery.org.uk The Harbour Cottage Trust is a Scottish Charity – registration number SCO14415


Our Supporters

Who We Are

Funders

Board of Directors Hazel Campbell Joyce Woodcock Jo Gallant Gary Craig Craig Dumbarton Hilary McElderry Amy Winstanley Director Leah Black Project Coordinator Tonia Lu

Special Programme Partners

Project Assistant Rebecca Giblin 2014 Selection Panel Kate Davies - Arts Officer, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries Elinor Gallant - Exhibitions Manager, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh Year Round Partners

Amy Winstanley - Artist & Spring Fling Board Member Joyce Woodcock - Artist & Spring Fling Board Member Ben Spencer - Producer, Velocity, Glasgow Design Bremner Design

Sponsor

Illustration Michael Kirkham

Green Partners

Web Development Make Digital App Development DEKO Photography Colin Tennant Colin Hattersley

Media Partner

Spring Fling is part of

PR Matthew Shelley

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Index

Spring Fling participants by discipline: Architectural Metalwork

Installation/Performance

Adam Booth (Studio 36, p35)

Jim Buchanan (Studio 67, p53) Caroline Dalton (Studio 65, p52) Alice Francis (Studio 21, p27) Astrid Jaekel (Studio 06, p18)

Artists Books Lisa Hooper (Studio 02, p16) Silvana McLean (Studio 51, p44)

Ceramics

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Jewellery

Joanne Garner (Studio 55, p46) Andrew Adair (Studio 62, p51) Shona Guthrie (Studio 68, p54) David Alexander (Studio 40, p37) Alison Macleod (Studio 48, p42) Dave Brittain (Studio 92, p67) Hannah Morris-Knowles (Studio 56, p46) Clare Dawdry (Studio 37, p36) Lisa Rothwell-Young (Studio 88, p65) Geoff Finch (Studio 94, p68) Natalie Vardey (Studio 35, p35) Christine Hester Smith (Studio 78, p59) Painting, Drawing, Wendy Kershaw (Studio 79, p59) Mixed Media Lucianne Lassalle (Studio 50, p43) Helen Acklam (Studio 66, p53) Hannah McAndrew (Studio 28, p30) Ceri Allen (Studio 63, p51) Archie McCall (Studio 71, p55) Jennie Ashmore (Studio 23, p27) Andy Priestman (Studio 09, p20) Maggie Ayres (Studio 13, p23) Urpu Sellar (Studio 20, p26) Michael Batey (Studio 91, p66) Peter Wareing (Studio 04, p17) Michelle Bennett Oates (Studio 12, p22) Nanna Bj枚rnsd贸ttir (Studio 45, p41) Digital Art Ailsa Black (Studio 74, p57) Ryan Gillan (Studio 17, p25) Jane Blair (Studio 57, p47) Leo Blamire (Studio 25, p29) Furniture / Wood Heather Blanchard (Studio 82, p62) Pete Brown (Studio 86, p64) Melville Brotherston (Studio 53, p45) Ian Cameron-Smith (Studio 15, p24) Anne Butler (Studio 43, p40) Rob Jarvis (Studio 61, p49) Patricia Cain (Studio 59, p48) Daniel Lacey (Studio 85, p63) Hazel Campbell (Studio 27, p30) Glass Deborah Campbell (Studio 87, p64) Amanda Simmons (Studio 34, p34) Sam Cartman (Studio 60, p48) Gary Craig (Studio 08, p19) Hats Marilyn Crawford (Studio 49, p43) Kay Ribbens (Studio 10, p20) Heather Davies (Studio 77, p58) Illustration Julie Dumbarton (Studio 84, p63) Ailsa Black (Studio 74, p57) Pamela Grace (Studio 38, p36) Val Macadam (Studio 73, p56) Philip Gunn (Studio 89, p65) Clare Melinsky (Studio 58, p47) Steven Higginson (Studio 64, p52) Suzi Plunkett (Studio 80, p61) Fraser Irvine (Studio 69, p54) Jenny Rose (Studio 39, p37)

Sarah Keast (Studio 52, p44) Lucianne Lassalle (Studio 50, p43) Angela Lawrence (Studio 26, p29) Patti Lean (Studio 47, p42) Val Macadam (Studio 73, p56) Rory Laycock (Studio 90, p66) Suzan Malcolm (Studio 01, p16) Kevan McGinty (Studio 03, p17) Andrew McKean (Studio 11, p22) Silvana McLean (Studio 51, p44) Clare Melinsky (Studio 58, p47) Andy Priestman (Studio 09, p20) Dorothy Ramsay (Studio 95, p68) Jenny Rose (Studio 39, p37) Helen Ryman (Studio 05, p18) Maggie Savage (Studio 41, p38) Philippa Sinclair (Studio 75, p57) William Spurway (Studio 70, p55) John Threlfall (Studio 76, p58) Margaret Walty (Studio 83, p62) Katharine Wheeler (Studio 72, p56) Amy Winstanley (Studio 19, p26)

Photography Kim Ayres (Studio 24, p28) Leeming + Paterson (Studio 32, p33) Phil McMenemy (Studio 29, p32) Allan Wright (Studio 42, p38)

Printmaking Leo Blamire (Studio 25, p29) Heather Blanchard (Studio 82, p62) Colin Blanchard (Studio 81, p61) Claire Cameron-Smith (Studio 14, p23) Pamela Grace (Studio 38, p36) Lisa Hooper (Studio 02, p16) Sarah Keast (Studio 52, p44) Rory Laycock (Studio 90, p66) Silvana McLean (Studio 51, p44) Clare Melinsky (Studio 58, p47)

Suzi Plunkett (Studio 80, p61) Jenny Rose (Studio 39, p37) Jenny Smith-McOnie (Studio 07, p19)

Sculpture Adam Booth (Studio 36, p35) Marilyn Crawford (Studio 49, p43) Lizzie Farey (Studio 16, p24) Geoff Forrest (Studio 31, p33) Sarah Keast (Studio 52, p44) Lucianne Lassalle (Studio 50, p43) Max Nowell (Studio 46, p41) Urpu Sellar (Studio 20, p26) Jennifer Watt (Studio 44, p40)

Shoe Making Godfrey Smith (Studio 33, p34)

Textiles Maggie Ayres (Studio 13, p23) Jo Gallant (Studio 30, p32) Janet Ibbotson (Studio 22, p27) Emma Kerr (Studio 93, p67) Morag Macpherson (Studio 18, p25) Kay Ribbens (Studio 10, p20) Joyce Woodcock (Studio 54, p45)

Willow Lizzie Farey (Studio 16, p24) Geoff Forrest (Studio 31, p33)


Spring Fling participants alphabetically: A~C Helen Acklam (Studio 66, p53) Andrew Adair (Studio 62, p51) David Alexander (Studio 40, p37) Ceri Allen (Studio 63, p51) Jennie Ashmore (Studio 23, p28) Kim Ayres (Studio 24, p28) Maggie Ayres (Studio 13, p23) Michael Batey (Studio 91, p66) Michelle Bennett Oates (Studio 12, p22) Nanna Bj枚rnsd贸ttir (Studio 45, p41) Ailsa Black (Studio 74, p57) Jane Blair (Studio 57, p47) Leo Blamire (Studio 25, p29) Colin Blanchard (Studio 81, p61) Heather Blanchard (Studio 82, p62) Adam Booth (Studio 36, p35) Dave Brittain (Studio 92, p67) Melville Brotherston (Studio 53, p45) Pete Brown (Studio 86, p64) Jim Buchanan (Studio 67, p53) Anne Butler (Studio 43, p40) Patricia Cain (Studio 59, p48) Claire Cameron-Smith (Studio 14, p23) Ian Cameron-Smith (Studio 15, p24) Deborah Campbell (Studio 87, p64) Hazel Campbell (Studio 27, p30) Sam Cartman (Studio 60, p48) Gary Craig (Studio 08, p19) Marilyn Crawford (Studio 49, p43)

D~H Caroline Dalton (Studio 65, p52) Heather Davies (Studio 77, p58) Clare Dawdry (Studio 37, p36) Julie Dumbarton (Studio 84, p63) Lizzie Farey (Studio 16, p24) Geoff Finch (Studio 94, p68) Geoff Forrest (Studio 31, p33) Alice Francis (Studio 21, p27)

R~Z Jo Gallant (Studio 30, p32) Joanne Garner (Studio 55, p46) Ryan Gillan (Studio 17, p25) Pamela Grace (Studio 38, p36) Philip Gunn (Studio 89, p65) Shona Guthrie (Studio 68, p54) Christine Hester Smith (Studio 78, p59) Steven Higginson (Studio 64, p52) Lisa Hooper (Studio 02, p16)

I~L Janet Ibbotson (Studio 22 p27) Fraser Irvine (Studio 69, p54) Astrid Jaekel (Studio 06, p18) Rob Jarvis (Studio 61, p49) Sarah Keast (Studio 52, p44) Emma Kerr (Studio 93, p67) Wendy Kershaw (Studio 79, p59) Daniel Lacey (Studio 85, p63) Lucianne Lassalle (Studio 50, p43) Angela Lawrence (Studio 26, p29) Rory Laycock (Studio 90, p66) Patti Lean (Studio 47, p42) Leeming + Paterson (Studio 32, p33)

M~P Val Macadam (Studio 73, p56) Alison Macleod (Studio 48, p42) Morag Macpherson (Studio 18, p25) Suzan Malcolm (Studio 01, p16) Hannah McAndrew (Studio 28, p30) Archie McCall (Studio 71, p55) Kevan McGinty (Studio 03, p17) Andrew McKean (Studio 11, p22) Silvana McLean (Studio 51, p44) Phil McMenemy (Studio 29, p32) Clare Melinsky (Studio 58, p47) Hannah Morris-Knowles (Studio 56, p46) Max Nowell (Studio 46, p41) Leeming + Paterson (Studio 32, p33) Suzi Plunkett (Studio 80, p61) Andy Priestman (Studio 09, p20)

Dorothy Ramsay (Studio 95, p68) Kay Ribbens (Studio 10, p20) Jenny Rose (Studio 39, p37) Lisa Rothwell-Young (Studio 88, p65) Helen Ryman (Studio 05, p18) Maggie Savage (Studio 41, p38) Urpu Sellar (Studio 20, p26) Amanda Simmons (Studio 34, p34) Philippa Sinclair (Studio 75, p57) Godfrey Smith (Studio 33, p34) Jenny Smith-McOnie (Studio 07, p19) William Spurway (Studio 70, p55) John Threlfall (Studio 76, p58) Natalie Vardey (Studio 35, p35) Margaret Walty (Studio 83, p62) Peter Wareing (Studio 04, p17) Jennifer Watt (Studio 44, p40) Katharine Wheeler (Studio 72, p56) Amy Winstanley (Studio 19, p26) Joyce Woodcock (Studio 54, p45) Allan Wright (Studio 42, p38)


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Spring Fling 2014 Brochure

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