SF2020 Rescheduled Event Brochure

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The dates for the rescheduled 2020 event are the 5 – 12 October. The event is taking place online only with a programme of virtual studios, online workshops and also some non-contact window exhibitions.

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Welcome to the rescheduled Spring Fling Open Studios 2020! We are celebrating our 18th year, so please join us for another unique arts and crafts open studio event, celebrating our stunning region of Dumfries and Galloway. This year’s event is taking place later than the usual May weekend and under different circumstances due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We are committed to supporting the artists and makers that take part in the event since so many of them have lost exhibitions, trade fairs, commissions and usual work, like many small businesses. Upland has therefore worked hard to support the studios with some activity in May and now with the delivery of a rescheduled event, albeit in a different and smaller format. The rescheduled event has gone digital with a wide range of studios showcasing everything from painting, printmaking and jewellery to sculpture, glass, textiles and much more via our brand new virtual studios. Not only will this make the event more accessible, but it also gives us the opportunity to present videos from the studios and recreate the ‘studio feel’ on the Spring Fling website. Here you can find out how work is made and even buy work!

Beyond the virtual event, we are launching Looking In, a brand new series of non-digital, non-contact window exhibitions across the region which will allow people to see work without visiting a studio or going online. Venues include The Look Out in Langholm, The Whitehouse Gallery in Kirkcudbright and Number 11 in Wigtown, as well as a few smaller locations across the region. Some studios were planning to open, however, due to the rising concerns for COVID-19, Upland CIC have decided to make the rescheduled event online only. Therefore, any studios that may still be planning to open will be doing so off their own back as they would do throughout the year. Check out their business websites and social media for information on this. As you can imagine, this wasn’t an easy decision for the organisation to make but we have a responsibility to our region as well as the event’s creative community. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our funders and supporters who have helped make this year’s event possible, especially during such unprecedented times: Dumfries and Galloway Council, Creative Scotland, the Barfil Trust, The Holywood Trust, our dedicated board, staff and our Friends. We would also like to thank our artists and makers for supporting us and for all their hard work. On behalf of everyone at Upland, we hope you enjoy Spring Fling Open Studios 2020 and thank you in advance for your support and consideration. Joanna Macaulay Assistant Director, Upland CIC 3 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020

Image by Colin Hattersley

Accompanying the virtual studios are some specially commissioned free online workshops with Kim Ayres and Izzy Leach.


Essential Information 2020 The event will take place from 5-12 October 2020 online with an extensive digital programme open to all audiences. We are delighted to present Virtual Studios for the first time which will allow you to virtually enter around 80 studios on the website, with the aim of replicating the ‘studio’ as much as we can. These will go live with the launch of this year’s event.

Image by Colin Tennant

We hope this digital brochure can be used to promote the online event but also act as a directory showcasing Spring Fling’s diverse and talented creative community. Much of the Artist’s information was written with opening studios in mind, so it may be subject to change going forward (e.g. artists may be in a different location or not sharing with others) and these entries are for information only. Please visit the website and contact Artists directly.

Prize Draw Supported by Cavens Country House, Kirkbean, the Spring Fling Prize Draw offers visitors the chance to win a voucher to spend in the studios on high quality visual art and craft, plus luxury accommodation and fine dining! Prize - £100 voucher to spend in the artist’s studio of your choice and 1 night Dinner, Bed and Breakfast in an Estate Room at Cavens Country House. To Enter You will find information on how to enter via the Spring Fling website. We are not using the usual prize draw questionnaire’s this year. Please do not return any of these. Instead, an online form on the website will collect feedback and enter into the prize draw.

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LOVE D&G

Spring Fling is a regional event that actively encourages thousands of visitors to and from Dumfries & Galloway to travel from studio to studio across our vast region. As a result, we believe it is our responsibility to protect our rural communities and residents and therefore we have decided to make the event online only. We hope that our loyal audiences from out with the region will understand and we look forward to welcoming you all back for the 2021 event.

Our D&G Due to COVID-19 and in line with Government Guidelines, we kindly ask all event visitors to attend online only. The Our D&G directory on the Spring Fling website promotes businesses across the region that offer Friends of Spring Fling special offers and discounts. Developed from our Whilst in D&G section which promotes tourist businesses to visitors to Spring Fling, Our D&G focuses on promoting a wide range of regional businesses during the COVID-19 period to residents and future visitors. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to continue to support these businesses by promoting how they have adapted to current restrictions, as well as their usual activities.

A Greener Spring Fling

Image by Colin Tennant

Our new digital programme means that this year’s event will be our greenest yet! Our virtual studios, online workshops and programming will be available internationally for all audiences. We are pleased to work with and promote environmentally conscious partners and organisations like the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere and the Green Arts Initative and Creative Carbon Scotland.

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Virtual Studios We are pleased to present Spring Fling’s Virtual Studios! Head to the Spring Fling website to enter the studio to see how work is made, with new insights into the studios and specially commissioned videos. These studio pages will go live on Monday 5th October when the rescheduled event begins.

Image credits: Top right and second from bottom: Colin Hattersley Big image and bottom right: Colin Tennant 6 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020


Online Workshops After the success of our SF | At Home workshops, we are pleased to present two digital workshops with two Artists from this year’s Emerge programme. Kim Ayres (mentor) and Izzy Leach (mentee) are presenting two very different workshops that will appeal to a range of ages and abilities.

4-Day Photography Workshop with Kim Ayres

‘Kind of Blue’ cyanotype workshop with Izzy Leach

Improve your photography in a short series of workshops by Kim Ayres during Spring Fling Online!

An alternative printing process demonstration, specifically focusing on cyanotypes.

Over 4 daily Facebook Live sessions, Kim will demonstrate 3 different kinds of photography, giving explanations, tips, techniques and setting a daily challenge.

Cyanotypes are a beginner friendly way to photographically print from home with limited equipment. Join Izzy for this unique workshop, here on the Spring Fling website for this year’s Spring Fling. The workshop will be available here online from the 5-12 October.

The workshops will go out live each evening at 8pm (UK time) from Thursday 8th October to Sunday 11th October. During the rescheduled event we will be uploading recordings of the sessions on the website. So if you can’t make the live session or Facebook isn’t for you, the workshops will be available on the website until the 12th October and till the end of October for Friends of Spring Fling.

So in the meantime, prepare yourself by making sure you have all the materials and equipment. How to Take Part Head to the Spring Fling website to find out when and where the workshops will be available. www.spring-fling.co.uk/workshops

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Image by Colin Tennant

LOOKING IN We are delighted to present a brand new series non-digital, non-contact window exhibitions across the region which will allow people to see work without visiting a studio or going online. It is more important than ever to make Spring Fling as accessible as possible and engage with as many audiences as possible. We hope these exhibitions will attract people out and about and also cater to those who don’t do digital. The exhibitions bring together artists and makers taking part in Spring Fling Open Studios and some key venues across the region. We are delighted to be working with OutPost Arts, The Whitehouse Gallery and Wigtown Festival Company.

The Venues •The Look Out, Langholm •The Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright •Number 11, Wigtown We have also encouraged event participants to go out and arrange their own windows! More information on these locations will be announced soon.

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Spotlight on Food & Drink This spotlight features a handful of food and drink providers from across Dumfries and Galloway that are doing something special this Spring Fling. Why not add some local cuisine, a tour or a demonstration to your Spring Fling this year? For more information on all venues and how to book, visit the Spring Fling website.

Ninefold Distillery, Lockerbie Join the owner and distiller, Dr. Kit Carruthers, on a tour of Dumfries & Galloway’s only rum distillery. During your one hour tour you’ll hear about how the distillery was built in an old cattle byre, find out how rum is made, and see where D&G’s only homegrown casked rum lies. At the end of the tour, you’ll get a chance to sample the rums made at the distillery. Tickets are £7 for Spring Fling friends, and entitle each guest to £5 off a bottle of Ninefold Pure Single Rum when bought at the distillery. Tours run each day of the Spring Fling week, at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm (except Sat. 10th). Tickets must be booked in advance, available from www.NinefoldDistillery.com/tours. Tour numbers are limited to six people, from two different households, and strictly over 18’s only. The distillery/Kit can be contacted by emailing kit@ ninefolddistillery.com or calling 01387 840116.Use code SF2020 on the website to get your tickets for £7. You will need to bring your Spring Fling membership card with you as proof of membership on the day of the tour. www.NinefoldDistillery.com/tours Ninefold Distillery, Dormont Home Farm, Dalton, Lockerbie, DG11 1DJ

Station House Cookery School, Station House Cookery School is thrilled to be part of Spring Fling 2020. The Cookery School is a unique experience in Dumfries and Galloway. Developed in the beautiful train station buildings in the picturesque fishing town of Kirkcudbright, Nick and the team offer a wide range of cookery classes for all ages and tastes delivered by passionate and knowledgeable tutors. There’s a great focus on supporting local producers and all ingredients are sourced as ethically as possible. During the rescheduled Spring Fling, Nick will present an online demonstration. This will be launched on Monday 5th October. We are very pleased to say that the school offers a 10% discount for Friends of Spring Fling for 2021. Simply call Nick to claim your discount! Please have a look at our upcoming classes here www. stationhousecookeryschool.co.uk Or call Nick for details 07493242792

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Emerge Izzy Leach

Emerge is a programme of mentoring with a bursary of £1,000 for early career artists and makers with a connection to Dumfries & Galloway. This year, we have awarded three Emerge bursaries which will see each recipient paired up with an experienced Upland artist or maker. As well as creating new work and taking part in Spring Fling, the recipients will also benefit from go & see trips and networking opportunities. Now in its ninth year, the programme is becoming a key part of the infrastructure for our next generation of artists and makers in Dumfries & Galloway. Two of the 2020 Emerge Bursaries are funded by The Holywood Trust (specifically for artists and makers 30 years and under) and one Emerge Bursary is funded by Creative Scotland (for an emerging artist or maker of any age).

Blossom McCuaig

Emerge Young Artists 2020 Izzy Leach Mentored by Kim Ayres, Colin Tennant & Saskia Coulson Blossom McCuaig Mentored by Lucy MacLeod, Emma Varley & Mark Zygadlo Sophie Jarzyna Mentored by Clare Dawdry & Christopher Taylor

Sophie Jarzyna

Applications open for Emerge 2021! We are pleased to offer two new Emerge bursaries for emerging artists and makers under 30 years who have a connection to Dumfries & Galloway for 2021. Please visit the website for more information on this opportunity and how to apply. www.weareupland.com/opportunities

“Emerge was even better than I expected. I feel like I have grown so much as an artist, I have learned an unbelievable amount through my mentor and also through visits to other local artists and their studios.” (revious Emerge recipient) 10 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020


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

Image by Colin Tennant

This year, we’re continuing to develop the website after its launch in 2019. So much so that our whole event is online!

The Website

Spring Fling App

The SF website is the place to go for all the information you need for the rescheduled 2020 event. As we are not using the normal SF brochures (although printed, lots of the information is incorrect now), we are urging visitor to go to the website. Here you will be able to take part in our online event and also find out if studios can open and which ones. This is where you will get addresses and directions for studios. If some can open, they might have changed location so please check here and do not use the 2020 printed brochure. www.spring-fling.co.uk | www.weareupland.com

We’re delighted to be working with CodeArcs, a Dumfries-based software development business for the creation and delivery of the SF App. The App was due to be launched for the 2020 but we have decided to hold back till 2021 when we can encourage users to travel the region and our studios with the support of the App.

Social Media Get to know us! Follow and Like us on social media. We’re posting daily and counting down to the main event!

Print Media

It’s not only mobile apps that they produce, CodeArcs produce everything from bespoke business software to their own project management product Tickd (https:// tickd.it). Check out their website to find out more about what they do https://codearcs.io The new app will be an essential companion to have with you on your Spring Fling visit. Whilst we wait to launch it, we are looking for Spring Fling audiences to tell us what they’d like and what would be helpful. Head to the Spring Fling website to fill in the Spring Fling questionnaire. Here you can give App suggestions and also be in with a chance of winning the 2020 prize draw!

Subscribe to Dumfries & Galloway Life for up-to-date news on Spring Fling, Upland and what’s going on in the region. www.dumfriesandgallowaylife.co.uk

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Join Us

Taking Part in Spring Fling

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

Applications are yet to open for the 2021 event.

Further information on this will be announced during the rescheduled event via social media, the Upland newsletter and the SF website. 12 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020

Images by Colin Tennant

These normally open in September each year but due to COVID-19, this has been delayed.


LINDA IRVING

JANE FRASER

T: (01776) 840442 E: lindaannirving@gmail.com linda.felting Linda Irving Felt Artist W: www.lindairving.co.uk

T: (01776) 840442 E: janefraser5@hotmail.com W: www.janefraserstudio.com

As a trained fine artist, I chose to move from paint to fibre sixteen years ago to add depth in my explorations of colour, texture and form. My vibrant and considered artworks are in sympathy with the natural beauty of the land/seascapes in Dumfries & Galloway. When you can visit my studio, you can expect: As Scotland’s most southerly artist and art space including a new gallery, visitors will experience the geographical beauty and my artistic response to it. I will demonstrate my felting process, using embellishments and my free motion stitching. I am hosting Jane Fraser’s woodturning art. On Friday, there will be an evening opening with refreshments.

£10 – £800 13 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020

Jane Fraser Studio

I am an artist working with wood. My art practice developed through discovery and this led to me substituting paper for wood and the pencil for a hot wire. My response to the natural environment is evident in my chosen medium of wood. When you can visit my studio, you can expect: I am studio sharing with Linda Irving. You will see me demonstrating wood turning and pyrography, explaining the tools and techniques used with the opportunity for visitors to burn designs onto wood themselves. I will be showing a vast range of my art.

£5 – £500


GLENDA WATERWORTH

LISA HOOPER

T: (01776) 840656 E: artist@glendawaterworth.com @glendaww glendawaterworthartist glendawww W: www.glendawaterworth.com

T: (01988) 700392 E: alan.lisa@btinternet.com hoopoe.prints Lisa Hooper- Hoopoe Prints W: www.hoopoeprints.co.uk

I am increasingly drawn to the study of water, and light. This has resulted in a series of abstract and semi-abstract paintings exploring the contrasts of calm, still waters with violent storms expressing an inner landscape of turbulent emotions with moods of more reflective stillness.

I’m a printmaker and wildlife artist, also making prints of Scottish landscapes. My work is accessible and bold and my subject matter is familiar to everyone! I make etchings, woodcuts, linocuts and other kinds of print using two beautiful presses which you’ll see in use.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Visitors will be warmly welcomed into my studio with its beautiful sea view. I will have sketchbooks, studies and art journals on display alongside finished paintings, affordable prints and cards and I am always happy to discuss my processes, media and influences.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: There will be approximately 40 framed recent works in the gallery area along with books and cards. I’ll be demonstrating printmaking and happily answering your questions in the studio. This year I’m donating 10% of the proceeds to my local RSPB Nature Reserve.

£3 – £750 14 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020

£60 – £450


KEVAN MCGINTY

HELEN RYMAN

T: (01557) 500066 E: kevanmcginty@btinternet.com kevan.mcginty1 kevanmcginty W: www.mcgintyart.com

T: (01988) 840255 E: helen.ryman@btinternet.com Helen Ryman Arts

I’m a painter inspired by nature, beauty and mystery. Whilst my paintings are landscape based, my use of fluid acrylics allows for a strong element of abstract play and happy accident and more intuitive expression.

Working on moorland and hill ground in the Machars on a daily basis, I am inspired to sketch and paint in oils the landscape around me. Ever changing colours and the composition of my environment is what initially captures my imagination, with detail being secondary.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Visitors will see my full range of framed and unframed works, plus a range of prints and cards of favourite past works. My studio practice will be in demonstration with works-in-progress.

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£2.50 – £2,000


DAVY BROWN

SARAH STEWART

T: (01671) 403767 E: dbgallery50@gmail.com W: www.davybrown.com

T: 07903 044 929 E: sarahlstewart@live.com sarahmakesprints W: www.sarahstewartprintmaker.co.uk SarahMakesPrints

My work is principally concerned with the Galloway landscape, although I do paint still life when the weather is unsympathetic. I work from sketchbooks, developing and re-structuring my ideas into finished paintings in oils.

Primarily a printmaker, I apply my designs to textile and book forms. An increasing awareness of my carbon footprint as an artist has recently encouraged me to explore the possibilities of creating my own papers, printing inks, pigments and brushes using locally foraged resources.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Visitors can expect to see me in the process of painting a work from sketchbooks and studies, over the course of the weekend. On display will be recent paintings as well as high quality giclee prints and cards.

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When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Alongside my artwork, printing presses and studio equipment, visitors can expect to see my homemade artist toolkit and the processes used to create it. Homemade materials will be displayed alongside my original materials and visitors will be encouraged to try them.

£1 – £350


JESSE BALL

GAIL KELLY

T: 07967 545 913 E: jesse@jupitersgrace.com W: www.jupitersgrace.com @jupitersgracebyjesse @jupitersgracebyjesse

T: 028 44831554 E: gail@alganarts.com W: www.gailkelly.co.uk alganarts gailkelly_alganarts @Gail_AlganArts

SPRINGBACK

My talisman collections are made in a playful, instinctive way giving a handmade aesthetic. Current inspirations are ancient artefacts, unearthed treasures, the way objects can hold meaning and the consequent relationship they have with the body they adorn. When you can visit my studio, you can expect: I’ll have my work bench and tools on display, sketchbooks and work-in-progress alongside some of my Great Grandfather’s jewellers tools - he was also a jeweller and had his studio in Hatton Garden, London.

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NEIGHBOUR

My hand stitched linen collages, linen prints and lithographs are inspired by the landscape and gardens of Britain and Ireland. I am fascinated by the colours and patterns of the changing seasons along with folklore and traditions. When you can visit my studio, you can expect: My linen, lino, tools and sewing baskets, along with workin-progress, will show visitors how I go about making my collages from beginning to end. I also work in stone lithography and along with some of my limited edition lithographs on display I will also have a litho stone to show the stages of proofing a lithograph ready for editioning.

£2 – £600


KAY RIBBENS

JOSHUA WILLIAMS

T: (01671) 830285 E: kayribbens@hotmail.com W: www.kayribbens.co.uk

T: 07935 770 049 E: byjoshuawilliams@gmail.com byjoshuawilliams W: www.byjoshuawilliams.com Ceramics byjoshuawilliams NEW STUDIO

I am a textile artist specialising in hats and headwear. My work is a continuous experiment, designing unusual, innovative, unique, original pieces of wearable sculpture. All handwoven. The designs extend from the extraordinary and eccentric to a modern take on the traditional beret.

I am at the very beginning of my practice, having recently finished renovating my studio. I am in the process of developing my creative practice and range of wares; and invite you along to come and see some of that experimentation and development in process.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: A warm friendly welcome to my large busy studio, full of colour, yarns, tools, equipment, works-in-progress, exhibition pieces, threads, images, paintings and of course a vast array of hats and headwear for sale. Relax with a cup of coffee while trying on hats.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: The studio will be in the middle of a production cycle so I will be throwing and building pots, trimming and glazing wares and, all being well, opening the gas kiln for visitors to view. Also an art project to get involved in.

£33 – £450 18 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020

£16 – £240


ANDY PRIESTMAN

SUZI PLUNKETT T: 07399 000 780 E: littledotcreations@outlook.com W: www.littledotcreations.co.uk littledotcreations

littledotcreations

Armed with my tiny nibbed fineliner pens, I create my illustrations using thousands of dots and circles. I draw inspiration from my love of children’s stories and the natural world. When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Visitors can expect to find me dotting away in my studio. I’ll have a range of work-in-progress drawings on display so that visitors can see my unique process from first sketch to final dot!

£2.50 – £320 19 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020

T: 07775 973 732 E: andyjpriestman@hotmail.com minniwick

Wood fired pots wheel thrown and slab built. Hand mixed unique clays, glazes and wild clays incorporating locally sourced sands and grogs. Fired in own designed and built wood fired kiln to 1300C. Paintings using oil based pigments incorporating collage and mono print on paper. When you can visit my studio, you can expect: An exhibition of pots and paintings. In addition an opportunity to see examples of how I make my clays, slips and glazes with information about some of the local materials and minerals used. Also tours of the kiln with explanations of the firing process.

£20 – £1,500


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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ELIZABETH GILBEY

SARAH ROGERS

T: 07801 933 375 E: liz@elizabethgilbey.com Liz Gilbey W: www.ruskostudio.com

T: 07724 012 001 E: sarah@rojhedesign.com W: www.rojhedesign.com rojhedesign

I paint still life and landscape direct from nature. Living in Dumfries and Galloway, I am influenced by the artists who loved this area in the past, including the Glasgow Boys. My work is in the Scottish contemporary style with an emphasis on form and colour.

My jewellery is inspired by structural organic forms, exploring how they can be layered and connected adding intricate levels of detail. As well as a more commercial collection of wearable jewellery, this year I am currently focusing on one off statement pieces.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Visitors will see a studio flooded with natural light and plenty of work finished and in progress. The studio is both a working and teaching space with room for several artists to learn together. The studio is a small rural atelier running art classes.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Enjoy a behind the scenes look at my designing process, samples, sketches and development. There will be a pop up workbench with some of my favourite tools and essential pieces of equipment. It’s a great opportunity to ask questions and discuss commissions and bespoke work.

£75 – £2,500 21 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020

£2.50 – £750


CAROLINE HONE

SHEENA MCMASTER

T: (01557) 860026 E: carolinehone@btinternet.com carolinehone W: www.carolinehone.co.uk

T: (01557) 870032 E: sheenamcmaster@gmail.com Sheena McMaster Jewellery W: www.sheenamcmaster.com NEW STUDIO

Since moving to Twynholm in 2018, the landscape of Dumfries & Galloway has become my main subject. My work reflects a deep love and connection with the rural environment around me. Colour, strong loose marks and essence of place are what I strive to achieve.

I make creative and elegant handmade jewellery in a mix of silver, gold and precious stones. There are two aspects to my work. One aspect is influenced by plants and organic forms to create complimentary collections. The other is working to clients’ wishes, creating commissions.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Visitors to my studio can expect to see a variety of work, mainly in acrylic and mixed media, as well as sketchbooks and a wide range of art and printed cards. I will be available to anyone who wants to discuss my work and influences.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Visitors to my workshop will view hand tools and equipment, both modern and traditional. I will be sharing my sketchbooks involved in the design process. There is a showroom where the collections will be displayed and an opportunity to purchase a piece of jewellery.

£2.50 – £750 22 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020

£50 – £3,000


IZZY LEACH

LAURA DERBY

T: 07513 968 068 E: izzyleach@outlook.com @izzylleach W: www.izzyleach.com

T: 07964 788 501 E: laura@rugaura.com W: www.rugaura.com RugauraRugs NEW STUDIO

EMERGE

I am a multidisciplinary artist, using photography, film and graphic design. My recent work has taken its cue from themes such as religion, mythology and storytelling. Much of my work is a reaction to my own experience of growing up in Dumfries and Galloway. When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Create and take away your own cyanotype portrait! Alternative photography processes workshop and demonstrations of how to set-up a photoshoot with lighting and camera tips. See my sketchbooks and latest projects on display, as well as enjoying the sea view with a cup of tea.

£25 – £250 23 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020

Rugaura RugauraRugs

I design and make beautiful high quality wool pile hand tufted rugs, mindfulness mats and more; one off pieces to artfully furnish stylish spaces, to dress floors, walls or as upholstery. Made from upcycled carpet yarns, my rugs will last a lifetime. When you can visit my studio, you can expect: My latest rugs will be displayed including the rug ‘Spring Flingers’ contributed to two years ago. I will demonstrate tufting for those who wish to have-a-go and explain my inspirations, concepts, sketchbook development, as well as the processes for creating wool colour palettes, drawing up and finishing.

£2 – £1,200


KATE ANDERSON

ALISON CORFIELD

T: (01557) 330415 E: kateanderson1029@btinternet.com W: www.AndersonsArt.co.uk

T: (01557) 331653 E: alison@alisoncorfield.co.uk AlisonCorfieldTextileArtist W: www.alisoncorfield.co.uk NEW STUDIO

I love that we are wired to cross-cultural myths. My pieces are about connected and heightened memories that cross visual borders. I work for exhibition and to commission. I make and paint unusual components to my screens, reliefs and 3D projects.

I am a mixed media textile artist using fabrics, papers, paint and dyes with free machine stitch to create pictures. My recent work is inspired by old letters, exploring the fragility of information from the past. My work is influenced by landscape and especially trees.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Visitors will see recent relief and mixed media mosaics as well as small affordable pieces. Drawings and notebooks together with works-inprogress will be shown to illustrate my motivation and ideas.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: At my working studio you can see my sketchbooks and stitch samples as well as finished pictures and other pieces. I will be demonstrating all stages of my work. In addition there is the opportunity to learn about and take part in Free Art Friday.

£10 – £6,000 24 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020

£2.50 – £350


ALISTAIR HAMILTON

MORAG MACPHERSON

T: 07970 825 264 E: alistair@rosscottage.co.uk W: www.alistairhamilton.co.uk Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/alistairh/

T: 07734 421 029 E: info@moragmacpherson.com morag.macpherson W: www.moragmacphersontextiles.com Morag Macpherson Textiles

I use photography to explore pattern, detail and texture in the natural and human-made environment. My subjects are often things that many people overlook. I want my work to show others how I see the world.

I enjoy working with colourful combinations and imagery inspired by art history, diverse cultures and nature to create my surface patterns. My recent journey into freeing my style has resulted in a variety of truly unique patchworks and accessories which are always printed on textiles.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: A friendly welcome to my new studio space. There will be lots of work to see from cards to framed pieces. I can demonstrate and talk about all of the techniques and equipment that I use to make my work.

£2.50 – £250 25 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Bold bright artwork printed onto textiles await you in my colourful studio. Experiments in line drawing, mark-making, screen-printing and eco-printing will be on show. New and classic collections of surface patterns and patchworks will be available to purchase as well as fashion and interior accessories.

£30 – £3,000


LIZZIE FAREY T: 07821 629 234 E: lizziefarey@gmail.com W: www.lizziefarey.co.uk Lizzie Farey

MAGGIE AYRES @willowfarey

T: 07815 528 827 E: maggie@maggieayres.co.uk W: www.maggieayres.co.uk maggieayresart

maggieayres57

The desire to create and the act of making has kept me occupied for more than twenty years. I take natural materials like willow, larch, hazel and birch twigs and transform them into sculptures and wall pieces, developing my ideas through the manipulation of the materials.

My abstract work is always focused on texture, light and mark making. Using oils with cold wax medium, my painting technique has loosened up, all the better to realise these key qualities. And with a greater sense of expressive freedom, ideas bubble up and grow.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Nature pieces made with willow and other local woods will adorn the walls, table and plinths. The scent of willow to make you feel alive and in touch with the natural world. A glimpse of my recent exploration into landscape paintings to raise your eyebrows.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Come and sample my Caerlaverock residency in November 2019 - field kit, sketchbooks, big sky, photos, sound recordings, beguiling barnacle geese, developmental drawings, paintings, memories, collages, sense of place. And what happened next will also be on show...

£85 – £1,600 26 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020

£10 – £2,500


PATTI LEAN T: 07712 001 202 E: patti@pattilean.co.uk W: www.pattilean.co.uk patti.lean

CATHERINE COULSON @pattilean

My art responds to ecological concerns: northerly places, stories and narratives, artworks seen. I gather material mainly by walking, and back in the studio make paintings out of what I’ve collected, recorded and remembered. When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Visitors to the studio will see work from both the local area and residencies in Iceland and Finland: drawings, studies, sketchbooks, prints and finished paintings as well as research on Nan Shepherd, subject of my ongoing doctoral project. And there will be cake…

£50 – £4,000 27 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020

T: (01556) 568161 E: studio@catcoulson.art catcoulson.art W: catcoulson.art catcoulson.art @catcoulson

My artwork explores how we experience nature, examining aesthetic elements that create emotional responses; concepts of transience and shifting atmosphere, depth and mystery, imperfection and patina. It considers the sense of space found in the complexity of natural habitats, and celebrates their colour and richness. When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Visitors are welcome to chat and gain insight into my working process and explore my new studio, fieldwork kit and environmentally conscious paints and mediums. An opportunity to read field poetry and research on reserves and to see photographs, gouache sketches and oil paintings. £5 – £1,500


JAY RUBINSTEIN

HEATHER M NISBET T: 07712 131 455 E: HMN@heathermnisbet.com W: www.heathermnisbet.com heathermnisbet

heather.m.nisbet.art

T: (01557) 500215 E: jrubinstein@pobox.com W: www.jrubinstein.co.uk NEW STUDIO

I paint from on site sketches and photographs, with a dollop of imagination thrown in. Generally, I use charcoal lines overlaid with dilute acrylic pigment. This year I’ve been inspired by some New England views, particularly the boats and colourful wooden lobster buoys.

I use laminated wood veneers to make wooden mobiles. I’m often inspired by a poem, but the pieces change as I make them. I enjoy hinting at shapes and combining images; flames become feathers, birds become fish parts. The movement is also a vital consideration.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Original paintings, prints and cards will be for sale. I usually have on show montages of photographs illustrating how some of the works progressed from the original sketch through the various layers of painting, right up to the finished work.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Visitors will be able to see the tools, equipment and processes involved in creating a mobile. Small card kits will be available for children (and adults) to colour in and make bird mobiles of their own to take home. There will also be refreshments!

£2.50 – £1,350 28 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020

£120 – £950


URPU SELLAR

JENNIE ASHMORE

T: (01557) 500618 E: urpu@urpusellarceramics.co.uk W: www.urpusellarceramics.co.uk

T: 07876 273 550 E: jennie@leafworks.co.uk leafworks W: www.leafworks.co.uk

I work with humour. My small scale sculptures are multimedia works with wordplay or pun as the title. My works have been described as 3D cartoons.

I collect leaves and flowers from my garden and wild places which I press and use to create unique collages, reflecting the beauty and vulnerability of the natural world. I will be working on some new leafworks using material collected from the Isle of Coll.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: I have in my studio works in all their stages. The room is tidied for the display purpose as it normally isn’t a gallery space. Good banter is included!

£5 – £500 29 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: I will be demonstrating how I use dried plant material to create leafworks and visitors will see finished work, my book and cards. The garden, where I grow lots of plants for my work will be open, plus a beautiful view of Bengairn.

£2.50 – £500


JANET IBBOTSON T: (01556) 640552 E: info@janetibbotson.co.uk W: www.janetibbotson.co.uk

My studio overlooks the Hass Burn, where the babbling water creates an aura of calm which, when combined with my garden flowers, is bliss. This is the atmosphere which enables me to create, cut patterns and make the garments and scarves that will be on display. When you can visit my studio, you can expect: There will be a range of samples from which orders can be made. A myriad of coloured fabrics in wool, tweed and silk and a huge selection of my embroidered scarves in pure gauze-like cashmere.

£65 – £750 30 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020


SUZANNE STUART DAVIES T: 07532 230 065 E: suzanne@muiryhillarts.co.uk W: www.suzannestuartdavies.co.uk NEIGHBOUR

I use traditional materials, oil paint, canvas and boards, to make lyrical, semi-abstract paintings. Ways of seeing, influenced by the work of other artists can stimulate new creative outcomes. Work this year is guided by co-operation with the ceramicist Julian Francis. When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Paintings and pots! Visitors will see the basic materials used in a painter’s studio and follow the process, in the beautifully decorated Gelston Village Hall, together with a joint display of finished work, and be able to visit the adjacent ceramic workshop of Julian Francis.

£30 – £500 31 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020


HAZEL CAMPBELL

HANNAH SPICER

T: 07799 565 058 E: hazel@painting-for-pleasure.co.uk W: www.hazelcampbell.com @hazelkcampbell

T: 07730 768 688 E: hannahspicer1@hotmail.co.uk W: www.spicerceramics.co.uk hspicerceramics

spicer_ceramics

NEIGHBOUR

My style is loose and bold using gouache and ink applied with bamboo. Galloway landscape influences my work in a semi abstract fashion. Trees and seasons are increasingly strong contributors. When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Visitors can expect to see plants, paper jugs, stuff gathered from exhibitions and quirky things that have fascinated me. Sketchbooks and reference books abound, works-in-progress and lots of this year’s finished and framed work.

£250 – £900 32 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020

I graduated from Grays School of Art in 2018 in Three-Dimensional Design with Ceramics. I am inspired by the coast and I use this as a main source of inspiration when creating my ceramic pieces. I work in hand-building and small batch thrown pieces. When you can visit my studio, you can expect: You can expect to see a large variation of my mould work pieces which are directly inspired by rocks found at coastal locations around Scotland. I will talk you through my process and you will be able to see the stages in which I progress.

£3 – £60


ANGELA LAWRENCE

PHIL MCMENEMY

T: (01556) 504318 E: angela@cliencestudio.co.uk @cliencestudio W: www.cliencestudio.co.uk angelalawrencecliencestudio

T: (01644) 450235 E: phil@pmcphotography.co.uk gallery_at_laurieston W: www.philmcmenemy.smugmug.com @galleryphil galleryatlaurieston

I love exploring the outdoors – always researching for my paintings, which try to evoke the fresh air feeling of being there in colour, light and shadows, with naturalistic or semi-abstract approaches. Galloway seascapes predominate: atmospheric, dramatic mountains views from the Highlands and Cumbria also feature.

I capture moments. Those fleeting moments which: depict this land, take one’s breath away and make you feel. You’ll find me out there waiting patiently for the elements to combine to create glory. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it’s yet to happen - and that’s OK!

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Workin-progress - at times I will be painting. Reference material including short videos of the location, to see the place as if being there. Further insight into process: studies, experiments, completed miniatures (many available to purchase from £5!). Bargains and competition to win a print! £15 – £3,500 33 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Firstly a warm, friendly welcome is guaranteed. Visitors can expect high-quality art presented in a variety of sizes and beautiful styles. They can also expect a brand new collaboration with Jan O’Donnell showcasing work that bridges the two artists and their art mediums.

£20 – £500+


JANET O’DONNELL

JO GALLANT

T: (01556) 640068 E: daltamie@yahoo.com

T: (01644) 450552 E: jo@jogallant.co.uk @JoGallant1 W: www.jogallant.co.uk

Currently my work focuses on trees and tree bark in particular the Australian Scribbly Gum. Influenced by colour, texture, pattern and balance I work mainly in mixed media and monoprinting in a loose, abstract style. I also have a growing interest in indigo dyeing.

Living and working on the edge of Galloway Forest Park I am surrounded by trees, mountains, wildlife and weather. Its colours, textures and shifting light are reflected in my work with fabrics, which I dye, paint, sew and machine embroider.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Come for a cuppa and a look into my world through my art, explanatory photos, literature and sketchbooks. There will also be mono-prints, eco and indigo dyed paper and fabric, a browser and cards and an exciting art collaboration with Phil McMenemy.

£3 – £500 34 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020

Jo Gallant – Studio Textiles

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Wallhangings, cushions and scarves for sale. Sketchbooks, work-in-progress, design work and explanation of materials and technical process. The opportunity to create your own design on a bag, have it stitched by me and ready to take away for just £5.

£28 – £2,000


IONA HALL

ADAM BOOTH

T: 07530 192 546 E: ionaahall@hotmail.com W: www.ionahall.com ionahalljewellery ionahalljewellery

T: 07748 537 219 E: adam@pipersforge.com W: www.pipersforge.com

NEW STUDIO

SPRINGBACK

I am a silversmith and jeweller inspired by my local coastlines. My work responds to the objects I have found on the beach; a movement or texture that has caught my eye. I aspire to recreate the feeling of discovering a treasure on the beach. When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Jewellery and silversmithing on display for sale, along side samples, objects and sketchbooks from my initial inspiration displaying my thought processes behind my work. Visitors can enter into a giveaway on a piece of jewellery that will be announced the end of the weekend.

£30 – £2,000 35 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020

I create individually designed contemporary hot forged metal work for architectural and sculptural use, made using both modern and time honoured techniques. Even after 35 years running Pipers Forge, I still feel the excitement of heating steel and being able to manipulate it at will. When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Demonstrations of hot forging steel and a slide show will be ongoing for the entire event. Visitors will experience the sights and sounds of a working forge, 18th century processes enhanced by an array of 21st century equipment.

Price on application


PAMELA GRACE

CLARE DAWDRY

T: (01556) 650498 E: info@pamelagrace.co.uk W: www.pamelagrace.co.uk

T: 07789 348 477 E: info@wemakepots.com @wemakepots W: www.wemakepots.com Clare Dawdry - WeMakePots wemakepots

I am an artist and printmaker. My work is based on drawing. I enjoy working outside capturing the Galloway countryside across the seasons. I focus on smaller details in the landscape, hedgerows and gardens and also the broader patterns created by hillsides, trees and fields.

I make useful pots that are well crafted and a pleasure to use. Bowls, mugs, vases, and jugs are the foundation of my practice, and provide infinite possibilities in exploring clarity of form and functionality. The decoration is quietly evocative of local land and seascapes.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: I will present a range of new paintings in pen and ink and watercolour, a wide range or new and recent etchings and original lithographic prints. I will have displays of my artistic process, my sketchbooks and my small etching press and tools.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: As well as my finished pots, expect to see demonstrations and examples of work in various stages of production.

£45 – £700 36 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020

£5 – £250


AMANDA SIMMONS

NATALIE VARDEY

T: 07777 684 546 E: amanda.simmons@btinternet.com W: www.amandasimmons.co.uk dahliauniverse

T: (01644) 420634 E: n.vardey@gmail.com @NatalieVardey W: www.natalievardey.com Natalie Vardey NatalieVardey

I work with glass powders and sheet glass, creating 3D vessel forms using gravity. I have pursued this method exclusively for the past 14 years and still find new ways to explore the properties of mass, heat, time and gravity to create new works.

I work in precious metals. I find weaving tiny stitches in silver thread absorbing, and working in gold is a delight. Making rings, articulated brooches and well-balanced necklaces is satisfying and fun, but ultimately the results must be unique, functional, comfortable and well-finished.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: This year I will have my research and early works from my Australian adventures on show. I have been studying Australian Botanicals and Indigenous artworks. Work at all stages will be available to see around the workshop and gallery.

£10 – £2,000 37 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: A cheery 18th Spring Fling welcome! There’ll be comprehensive collections of my work in sparkly cabinets, a replica of my bench with work-in-progress, tools of the trade, samples, illustrations of special commissions and, if there’s a lull, I may even be working.

£18 – £800


KIM AYRES T: 07971 969 953 E: kim@kimayres.co.uk kimayresphotography W: www.kimayres.co.uk kimayresphotography @kimayres

From intimate portrait photography to dramatic setpiece narrative photos of large groups, I love to work with people to create photos where they can be the hero, heroine or even villain of their own epic images. When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Live demonstrations of how to create striking photos - on the hour every hour while open across the weekend. Plus exclusive special offers for visitors only. Also see examples of my work, ask questions, start discussions and let your imagination run wild.

CLIENCE STUDIO

G1

212 King Street, Castle Douglas, DG7 1DS E: angela@cliencestudio.co.uk W: www.cliencestudio.co.uk T: (01556) 504318 angelalawrencecliencestudio @cliencestudio

A friendly gallery and studio in Castle Douglas’ main street, showing original oil and watercolour paintings by Angela Lawrence. Seascapes highlighting the unspoiled beauty of the Galloway coast are a key theme, with the West coast and Scottish isles and some contrasting mountain drama from the Highlands and Lake District. Also some other themes and semi-abstractwork appears. Angela is a prolific artist presenting a large and frequently changing display of work at Clience Studio with her studio overlooking the main street. Also available is a substantial collection of archival quality limited edition signed giclee prints, as well as a select range of art gifts such as calendars, notebooks, coasters , placemats and mugs, all featuring her Galloway paintings. Angela , an elected member of the Glasgow Society of Women Artists and one of the recent winners in a global seascape competition, exhibits widely, for example at the PAI, RGI an d VAS exhibitions and prestigious galleries. Commissions in a range of sizes are happily considered. Directions: Enter Castle Douglas from the A75 coming from either the Stranraer or Dumfries direction. Clience Studio is under the tall clock tower at 212 King Street (which is towards the lower end of the main shopping street), right on the corner of the A713 to Ayr/Auchencairn crossroads. Blue - fronted with its’ large windows full of paintings it is quite easy to find. Gallery Facilities: EFamily Friendly. Accept credit/debit cards. Open through the year. Open from 10 - 5 during the spring fling rescheduled October event, and also later by appointment.. COVID 19 measures: Please be assured that government guidance safety and hygiene measures are already in place for your visit (and disposable gloves are additionally provided should you wish them for browsing). The “We are Good to Go” approval from Visit Scotland and the National tourist board of Scotland has been obtained. We are welcoming one household at a time into the studio or gallery. Please feel free to drop in; you may also book a time slot in advance if you wish (any booked slots will be posted on the door each day). Wheelchair Access: There is an 8cm step up into the doorway which is 88cm wide. The Gallery is brightly lit. There is free parking (for one hour or all day) on the streets immediately around the gallery including opposite..

£300 – £3,000 38 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020

10%off selected prints/originals during the event


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Upland is also supported by a dedicated number of our artists and makers who offer their expertise and experience through the year across a range of projects.


LIVY NELSON

HAZEL MACLENNAN

T: 07412 262 421 E: nolifeillustration@gmail.com livyhasnolife W: www.livyhasnolife.com livyhasnolife

T: 07474 993 383 E: hazelmaclennan@hotmail.com W: www.hazelmaclennanglass.com hazelmaclennanglass

NEW STUDIO

NEW STUDIO

SPRINGBACK

I am a multidisciplinary artist and illustrator. I have just moved up to Dalbeattie from Portsmouth and love it. My most recent work deals with psychedelic and surreal paintings. The artwork is a vivid exploration of colour and imagination, with a vibrant, fantasy style aesthetic.

I work primarily with warm glass techniques with many kiln formed processes. I draw my inspiration from Scottish landscapes, colours and textures within nature and the changing seasons. I strive to push the boundaries of this fascinating three-dimensional medium.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: In my studio you will find my working methodology and current projects. Head into the house to see an exhibition of new painted works created especially for the Spring Fling. Find me on Instagram to keep up-todate with my Spring Fling plans. Refreshments will be available to enjoy.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: I will be offering a bright, dreamy, multi-colourful, educational and dynamic three-dimensional experience. With a range of work both wall mounted and free standing. I will be displaying work that is both practical and sculptural, which I hope will appeal to everyone!

£2 – £500 40 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020

£20 – £200


PHILIPPA SINCLAIR T: (01556) 630513 E: philippasinclair.art@gmail.com W: www.phiippasinclair-art.com philippasinclairart

AILSA BLACK philippasinclairart

I paint using watercolour in a bold fluid and expressive style. I use large Japanese brushes and small sable brushes on various paper textures and weights. I am inspired by subjects that are saturated with colour. My chosen themes are local seascapes, landscapes, flora and fauna. When you can visit my studio, you can expect: In the studio, a Galloway 1780 cottage, I will demonstrate the process of producing a painting from start to finish. My paints, brushes, paper, books, sketchbooks and studio display treasures will be on show along with completed and unfinished pieces. Dogs welcome. Teas and cakes served!

£50 – £1,500 41 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020

T: 07789 128 833 E: hello@ailsablack.com W: www.ailsablack.com ailsablackart ailsablackart @AilsaBlack

I paint and design from a seaside studio in the village of Carsethorn capturing the comings and goings of village life and observing wildlife from my studio. Creating colourful art for a wide range of creative gifts available in the UK and abroad. When you can visit my studio, you can expect: A large selection of paintings and prints will fill the hall with colour. There will be a range of gift ware including cards, clocks, jigsaw puzzles, coasters, textiles and homeware alongside sketchbooks. A big price range of gifts means there is something for everyone.

£5 – £1,000


A Celebration: Eighty years of Pottering with Paint by

Barbara Kelly

Gallery 1 : Sat 17 Oct - 28 Nov A selection of her own work presented alongside artists who have inspired and informed her love of art.

Gracefield Arts Centre

ADMISSION FREE Galleries Tues - Sat 10am - 5pm

Craft Shop Café (Gracefield Arts Centre)

28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries DG1 1JQ Tel 01387 262084 | arts@dumgal.gov.uk

ARCHIE MCCALL T: 07795 805 670 E: archiemccall@outlook.com

I make work in both stoneware and porcelain, richly decorated using a range of motifs distilled from the observation of the natural world. Surfaces are built up with layers of glazes and oxides and further additions of gold or platinum lustre. When you can visit my studio, you can expect: I will show a body of decorative work in my house with a further range of work in porcelain and stoneware on display in my studio and garden. I will demonstrate processes and techniques as well as explaining the context and history of the work.

£25 – £300 42 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020

See www.dgculture.co.uk to book the Café and Gallery 2

(@gracefieldarts)

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BLOSSOM MCCUAIG

SHONA GUTHRIE

T: 07368 565 547 E: blossommccuaig@icloud.com

W: shonaguthriejewellery.co.uk shonaguthriejewellery E: info@shonaguthriejewellery.co.uk Shona Guthrie Jewellery

NEW STUDIO

EMERGE

I am an artist, muralist and illustrator. Last year I gained a degree in Literature and Philosophy. Through my art I try to convey my interest in and understanding of these subjects; illustrating narratives and ideas about the human experience is my main creative impetus. When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Visitors will be able to see my artwork in all of its stages, from my research sketchbooks, to work-inprogress, to finished pieces. You can also browse my library as I demonstrate how I adapt literature into visual art.

£7 – £250 43 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020

I’m a jeweller who works in precious metal. My work is inspired by literature and nature. I therefore aim to create wearable, evocative pieces with a sense of narrative. Composition and juxtaposition of texture are central to my work. When you can visit my studio, you can expect: My studio is set within the beautiful Crichton grounds which are worth a visit alone. Visitors can expect a warm welcome and an understanding of my full working process.

£45 – £495


CHRISTOPHER TAYLOR

JULIE HOLLIS

T: 07743 380 460 E: cwsdumfries@gmail.com W: www.christaylorceramics.co.uk

T: (01387) 257411 E: juliehollisartist@gmail.com cloud9dumfries W: www.cloud9gallery.co.uk

I make contemporary ceramic vessels which are decorated using a variety of techniques, building up layers of imagery and pattern to create visually interesting surfaces. The pieces tell stories, acting as evidence of moments in time, from landmark events to the more personal.

My continuing fascination with light has caused me to venture away from dappled woodlands towards our glorious coastline. Working with a limited palette, my paintings of sand, sea and sky depict both subtle and dramatic changes caused by our famous Scottish weather(s)!

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: You will see a range of work made especially for the event alongside all the tools and equipment needed to make them. At times during the event I will be demonstrating some of the processes I use to make my work.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Cloud 9 is a working space and as such you’ll experience a combination of artistic chaos and gallery calm. I’ll have a range of work on display, from rough sketches to finished pieces. Cards, prints and merchandising are available for sale, alongside original pieces.

£10 – £6,000 44 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020

£1 – £2,000

@cloud9dumfries


HOPE LONDON

SUE THOMAS

T: 07702 421 720 E: hopelondonartist@gmail.com E: www.hopelondon.com hopelondonartist hopelondonartist

T: 07855 688 518 W: www.sue-thomas.co.uk E: suethomas21@btinternet.com NEW STUDIO

Art is how I make sense of the world and share experiences and ideas. Drawing is my foundation, painting is my commitment. I am constantly amazed at the power of paint and lines to communicate with people. When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Paintings featuring trees will fill the Ottersburn Gallery during my Spring Fling artist residency there. It’s a tribute to all the trees that enrich our world, a love that began by climbing the old apple tree in my childhood backyard.

£3 – £3,000 45 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020

Watching my films offers an opportunity to leave the outside world behind and move into a gentle place of detail and absorption. They are slow and durational, sometimes mysterious, sometimes narrative. I like to think of them as my spiritual response to the more-than-human world. When you can visit my studio, you can expect: As well as being able to watch my projected films I will be there demonstrating my working practice with camera and editing suite, perhaps creating a new film as the weekend progresses. Handmade cards and original prints of film stills for sale.

£3.50 – £100


RUTH ELIZABETH JONES

EMMA VARLEY

T: (01387) 200188 E: ruth@jonescc.com ruthelizabethjones W: ruthelizabethjones.com ruth_elizabeth_jones

T: (01387) 270899 E: elvarley@yahoo.com Emma Varley Open Studio 2020 @elvarley311

Using a variety of clays I explore form, texture and surface with hand-building and the wheel. Inspired by Lucie Rie’s Korean moon jar at the British Museum, I’ve been coiling large spherical forms and enhancing the surface with smoke firing creating lunar-like surfaces.

My approach to printmaking highlights the way that process can lead and expand into other media. I capture snapshots of the wider environment in Dumfries & Galloway and beyond. Integral to my creative process is colour as content explored with both analogue and digital techniques.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Collections of vessels, both hand-built and thrown in a variety of clays. Moon Jars, bowls, and pod forms in porcelain, black and textured clay. I will show videos of the making process and Emma Varley and I will work together on a print/ceramic collaboration.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Visitors will have the chance to see a range of new experimental prints, artists books and a print ceramic collaboration. Sketchbooks and works-inprogress will be displayed. Print demonstrations will take place throughout the weekend.

£10 – £400 46 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020

£20 – £200


TRICIA BARNA T: 07497 037 994 E: tricia@falustudios.com W: www.falustudios.com tricia.barna.1

JOANNA SROKOL triciabarna_falu

joannasrokol T: 07872 653 611 E: joannasrokol@gmail.com W: www.joannasrokol.com Joanna Srokol Studio NEW STUDIO

NEW STUDIO

My artwork reflects a sensitivity to composition and colour and is a natural complement to my career as a designer. Freed from digital constraints, I have transferred my knowledge of balance and aesthetics to different media, spontaneously combining colours and textures to create organic forms. When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Our gallery will showcase a range of my original acrylic mixed media works, prints and cards as well as other works in wood, resin and ink. The on-site framing shop will be offering 10% discounts and refreshments will be available. Well-behaved dogs are welcome!

£2 – £500 47 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020

I am a Polish visual artist, combining a love of painting, textiles, interiors. My work is inspired by the beauty, uniqueness of Scottish landscapes, driven by a dynamic colour, expressive markmaking. It’s echoing intensity of natural patterns found between sea, glens and sky crafting abstract. When you can visit my studio, you can expect: In the studio, you will see painting and fabrics ranging from robust canvas to delicate small pieces, prints and drawings. I will be developing work, so visitors can see how I build texture and colours within my artwork.

£15 – £800


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DAVID RUSHTON T: 07906 692 506 E: merzgallery@icloud.com W: www.merz.gallery Museum of Model Art

DOUGIE SHARPE T: 07506 340 455 E: dougaloo@hotmail.co.uk

I’m a conceptual artist, filmmaker and model maker. Sometimes the models are small and to scale, more recently I’ve been re-modelling neglected buildings (and caravans). When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Models of domestic interiors with tours in character of the Hannah Hoch and Kurt Schwitters art-houses (two n126 caravans repurposed with Dougie Sharpe and Denise Zygadlo) and an exploration of wallpapers at no 1 St Mary St drawing on fragments of discarded materials found locally.

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DougieSharpeArt

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I am currently working on a series of paintings that explore ideas of childhood expectation versus adult reality and memory. I present these in a collection of conceptual surreal self portraits painted in a very traditional way. I intend to challenge the viewers expectation and perception. When you can visit my studio, you can expect: I plan to exhibit my new work during Spring Fling, and visitors can once again expect a very open and honest conversation about what’s on show. I believe that the more a viewer understands me, the more they can appreciate my work.

£20 – £2,000


ANNE BUTLER T: 07885 052 782 E: annecbutler@gmail.com W: www.annebutlerart.com annebutlerart

ALISON MACLEOD annebutlerart

T: 07786 434 981 E: alison@alisonmacleod.com Alison Macleod Jewellery W: www.alisonmacleod.com @alison_macleod alison_macleod

I am a landscape painter. I am looking to create a harmony of colour and shape particularly inspired by the local verges. I work in a loose style in acrylic paint. I am also exploring the theme of “verge” at Leith School of Art this year and will exhibit artworks from my course.

I make jewellery inspired by heirlooms and the stories they tell. The Catkin Collection draws on a design seen on an antique ring long ago and is made by layering sometimes hundreds of tiny discs to make a pattern reminiscent of the Spring catkin flower.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: You will see new work and also work-in-progress in my studio. Afternoon tea will be served each afternoon.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Visitors will see the workings of a professional jewellery studio with pin boards covered in clippings and shelves cluttered with found objects. View my latest collections and be inspired to commission a bespoke jewellery piece perhaps incorporating gold and gems from your own unworn heirlooms.

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£125 – £4,000


KAZ ROBERTSON

DEBORAH CAMPBELL

T: 07779 602 148 E: kaz_m_r@hotmail.com kazrobertsonjewellery W: www.kazrobertson.co.uk kazrobertsonjewellery @KazRobertson1

T: 07775 665 771 E: deborah@deborahcampbell.com deborahcampbell02 W: www.deborahcampbell.com

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Working mainly with resin I create pieces which combine a bold colour palette with pattern. Some pieces have magnets, the bangles will stick to each other and create bangle stacks. Other pieces are reversible, mismatch is also a strong element within my work.

Using a unique synthesis of hand crafted materials I create constructed textile pieces which represent an abstract interpretation of Scotland’s coastal landscape. I print onto fabrics using a variety of methods, create details using felt and ceramic then construct with machine and hand embroidery.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: I’ll have on display new work along with my popular collections, and some end of line pieces. To give a better idea of my working processes as I’m not in my own studio I’ll have a little slide show running.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: : I will be exhibiting a new exciting collection of mixed media and textile work as well as demonstrating some of the printing techniques I use to create my textiles. I’ll have several sewing machines for visitors to try their hand at machine embroidery.

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£5 – £800


EMMA VISCA T: 07387 295 449 E: emmavisca@btinternet.com W: emmavisca.art emmavisca

PHILIP WILSON @emma_visca

T: 07807 081 291 E: toolsandtimbers@gmail.com W: www.toolsandtimbers.com ToolsandTimbers

My art is mainly abstract expressionism and portraiture. I am fascinated with people and document my life story through art. I work mainly on large canvas with acrylic paint often using thick layers of paint to create depth of feelings.

I design and make furniture using local Scottish hardwoods wherever possible as well as reclaimed timbers and have been developing my style recently to incorporate stained glass panels, epoxy resin and metalwork.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: I am currently doing a collaboration with my friend Lauren Gray who is a ceramicist. You can expect to see this work ‘nudes on pots’ as well as a variety of my paintings.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Visitors to my studio should expect to see a new collection of furniture as well as some pieces in progress and the tools and machinery I use in my work.

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£150 – £10,000


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VAUGHAN TROWER

SARAH KEAST

T: (01848) 200235 E: vaughan@vaughantrowerviolins.co.uk W: www.vaughantrowerviolins.co.uk

T: (01848) 200526 E: info@sarahkeast.co.uk Sarah Keast - visual artist W: www.sarahkeast.co.uk

I make violins by hand, using a combination of age old craft and new technology. I focus on optimising sound quality and producing a beautiful finish for each instrument and the rich golden varnish I make from local ingredients, is a distinguishing feature of my violins.

I am a painter and printmaker. Current work is a response to the Peak District landscape and mesolithic and neolithic archaeological sites and the influence of shamanic cultures on people. I incorporate both the seen landscape and the unseen “sense of place” into my work.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: See my instruments in their various stages of construction, the specialist tonewoods and hand tools used for construction. Smell the local propolis and pine resins mixed to make varnish. Hear the violins. Musicians are welcome to come and play throughout the day.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: At my studio visitors will see my newly built studio space in the garden with printing presses and other working space along with recently completed work exhibited in my house. I will demonstrate printing at 11am and 2pm each day.

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£3 – £3,000


CAMPLE LINE

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THOMAS TOSH

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Cample Mill, Cample, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, DG3 5HD E: info@campleline.org.uk W: www.campleline.org.uk T: (01848) 331000 campleline @cample_line campleline

19 East Morton Street, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, DG3 5LZ E: info@thomastosh.com W: www.thomastosh.com @tammastosh T: (01848) 331553 ThomasToshThornhill thomastosh

Located in rural south west Scotland, CAMPLE LINE is an independent arts organisation dedicated to presenting contemporary art and film of international scope for residents of the region and visitors from further afield. We bring the work of artists and filmmakers practising internationally today to a rural setting, for audiences and visitors from both near and far to encounter, experience and enjoy.

Autumn 2020 We’re open seven days-a-week Monday-Saturday 9.30am-5pm / Sundays 10.30am-4pm

Our next exhibition opens Saturday 31 October 2020. We look forward to welcoming you by pre-booked appointment. You will be able to book one of our hourly slots from mid-October. Our screenings, workshops and events will continue to take place online for the time being Directions: We are located in Mid-Nithsdale in Dumfriesshire, south west Scotland. We are 1.5 miles from the A76. We are two miles south of Thornhill, and about 14 miles north of Dumfries. You will find us at Cample Mill, immediately overlooking the beautiful Cample rail viaduct. Accessibility: We have wheelchair access throughout our building.

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You can still drop in to our cafe for a socially distanced time. If you want to be sure of a table for lunch please ring us on 01848 331 553 Thomas Tosh is based in the old parish hall in Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway. It features a cafe, interiors, gift and book departments and gallery. Directions: We are in the centre of Thornhill, just off the main A76 route. There is free parking throughout the village. By car: we are under half an hour away from Dumfries, an hour-and-a-half from Glasgow, under two hours from Edinburgh, and an hour-and-a half from Carlisle.


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PETER SMITH

MINETTE BELL MACDONALD

T: 07445 948 827 E: ptr.a.smith@gmail.com ptrasmith W: www.ptrasmith.com

T: 07764 574 008 E: minnybm@gmail.com Minette Bell Macdonald W: www.minettebellmacdonald.co.uk

I make vessels and sculptural forms, primarily from wood, but also ceramics and concrete. I aim to make beautiful shapes and forms, that both reflect the environment and our relationship to it, balance and fragility treated as essential.

I am a landscape artist working in SW Scotland. Whenever possible I will paint outside. The weather will dictate if I manage to resolve the painting in or out of the studio. My aim is to capture the magic of light and atmosphere.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: In my studio you will see new work, works-in-progress, examples of my making process, tools I use and also inspirational objects I keep around - like books and images. I’ll also guide you through the process from chunk of wood to final piece.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Visitors will enjoy fabulous views on arrival, they will have full access to all my work, sketches in the studio. There will be work-in-progress, the gallery end will have framed and unframed work hanging. Refreshments always available with a very warm welcome.

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£150 – £1,500


BELLA GREEN

LIZ MCQUEEN

T: (01576) 204646 E: mail@bellagreen.co.uk bellagreenbella W: www.bellagreen.co.uk BellaGreenArtist

T: 07769 686 599 E: mcqueene@hotmail.co.uk W: www.lizmcqueen.com lizmcqueenart

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NEW STUDIO

Scottish and Italian landscape inspired works and semi abstract still lifes form the basis of this year’s show. Acrylics, oils, and mixed media – are all used to create vibrant, colourful compositions. Observed drawings and my own photo references are the starting points for these. When you can visit my studio, you can expect: They are then developed through imagination and interaction with the materials in the studio. Visitors will also see my one-of-a kind polymer clay jewellery and a display and demo area showing the multiple steps in the process of creation as well as reference materials.

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My paintings are inspired and informed by the landscape immediately surrounding my studio. I work mostly in acrylic and water colour in a semiabstract way, from sketches and photographs gathered on my daily walks. When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Visitors can expect a warm welcome at my studio where there will be paintings, drawings and sketchbooks on display, plus a range of cards and small works. Comfy place to sit and have a cup of tea and take in the views from the garden.

£5 - £500


SOPHIE JARZYNA

MICHAEL BATEY

T: 07583 909 317 E: sophiejarceramics@gmail.com @sophiejarceramics

sophiejarceramics

NEW STUDIO

EMERGE

I am a self-taught potter in the early stages of my practice. I am currently exploring different forms and enjoy developing surface pattern with the use of mixed media. I take inspiration from modernist textile design, architecture, collage and print of the 1930-60s. When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Expect to find affordable hand thrown stoneware, both decorative and functional. I will also be showing examples of the tools I use daily, alongside reference material, my sketchbook and some worksin-progress.

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T: 07500 771 316 E: michaelbatey09@gmail.com W: www.michaelbatey.com

I paint mainly in oils creating textured painterly landscapes and seascapes. I love to portray a sense of atmosphere and drama from the elements I experience working and living in Dumfries and Galloway. When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Visitors will see a wide variety of works in oil and watercolour as well as some charcoal drawings, prints and cards. I will have work-in-progress on my easel together with materials used. All visitors warmly welcomed.

£3 – £7,000


JANET HUGHES

DANIEL LACEY

T: 07739 361 781 E: janet@balgarvieweaving.co.uk balgarvieweaving W: www.balgarvieweaving.co.uk balgarvieweaving

T: (01387) 380193 E: info@daniellacey.com daniellaceydesignfurniture W: www.daniellacey.com DanielLaceyDesignFurniture

NEW STUDIO

SPRINGBACK

The world of textiles is dominated by two main weaves. As a trained textile designer I enjoy using the multitude of other weave structures along with the physicality of handloom weaving. I weave sustainable wool and linen which I make into utilitarian products.

I specialise in contemporary wooden furniture, creating your very own cherished heirloom– perhaps from your own timber, bog oak, or other native wood. Each piece of furniture art has its own narrative. I will also have limited edition and exhibition pieces displayed and to purchase.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: In the setting of a working yarn store, I will over the event, hope to show all aspect of handloom weaving with bookable have-a-go workshops for all ages on contemporary tapestry looms with the opportunity to purchase my distinctive woven wears.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Visitors have the opportunity to view my working environment as a furniture designer/maker, the how and the why. Samples of beautiful local wood together with mock-ups, part-finished and many completed pieces. There will also be more work with the stunning Solway Bog oak.

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£50 – £20,000


JO WALKER T: 07794 183 327 E: jowalkerceramics@btinternet.com JoWalkerCeramics @JoCeramics

LISA ROTHWELL-YOUNG JoWalkerCeramics

T: (01387) 381180 E: info@lisarothwell-young.co.uk lisarothwellyoung W: www.lisarothwell-young.co.uk LisaRothwellYoungJeweller

SPRINGBACK

I’m a potter making both thrown and hand built work. My pots have quite a graphic quality and drawing directly onto them means each one is completely unique. I have two quite different ranges inspired by both native wild plants and geometric, mid century pattern. When you can visit my studio, you can expect: I decorate using the technique of sgraffito; each piece is coated in a contrasting coloured clay and the design is scratched through to reveal the white clay body. I intend to demonstrate this technique throughout the weekend so visitors can see work-inprogress.

£18 – £500 61 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020

I’m a goldsmith working exclusively with ethical and sustainable precious metals, gemstones and diamonds. The majority of my work is to commission, often for engagement rings and other special pieces. My engagement ring collection will be on show. I’ll be happy to discuss potential commissions/ remodelling. When you can visit my studio, you can expect: This year, I’ll be showing my work alongside Daniel Lacey. As well as pieces from my collections, visitors will be able to see a selection of beautiful ethical gemstones, images of past commissions, work-inprogress and films of me at work.

£20 – £7,000


COLIN BLANCHARD

HEATHER BLANCHARD

T: (01461) 600530 E: colin@colinblanchard.com @colin_blanchard W: www.colinblanchard.com colinblanchardprints

T: (01461) 600530 E: hjblan@hotmail.com Heather Blanchard W: www.blanchart.co.uk

I am principally a printmaker. My prints are made in small editions that are genuinely limited by the hand crafted processes of their making. Working mainly in linocut and screenprint, I try to take my own approach to traditional, mainly wildlife subjects.

Each new painting is a genuine challenge, I strive to move forward and not simply repeat a successful formula. My work is an accumulation of memories of places, weather and light conditions. The challenge is to convey those memories and emotions with paint on canvas.

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: I will be showing my recently completed prints and the different stages of creating an original print. As well as demonstrating printmaking techniques, I will also encourage visitors to get ‘hands on’ and pull a print themselves to take away on the day.

£40 – £300 62 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020

When you can visit my studio, you can expect: Visitors will be welcomed into a working studio where there will be a display of finished paintings as well as work-in-progress, materials, tools of the trade and sketchbooks. I’m happy to demonstrate and discuss my working methods. Free tea, coffee and cake.

£200 – £1,200


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The gallery is open every day over Spring Fling Weekend, 10am - 4pm 47 St Mary Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4DU 01557 330223 info@whitehousegallery.co.uk www.whitehousegallery.co.uk

OPEN 10am - 5pm CLOSED Tuesday & Sunday

Established in 1978, the gallery sells contemporary paintings, original prints and ceramics alongside Scottish and Galloway paintings from the 19th century onwards. There are five exhibiting rooms and a beautiful garden. 01556 502468 • 231 King Street • Castle Douglas • DG7 1DT

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With an idyllic setting, fine food and warm hospitality, Cavens Country House is one of the most friendly and unique places to stay in Scotland. Romantic, quirky and independently run, we combine the best of boutique hotel accommodation with the relaxed feel of staying with good friends. Visit www.cavens.com for information on our rooms, private dining and to book. Tel: (01387) 880234 65 Spring Fling: Rescheduled 5-12 October 2020


Upland Projects Upland is a bold, ambitious, rurally-based visual art, design and craft development organisation that evolved from Spring Fling CIC and was established in 2015. Spring Fling Open Studios continues as Upland’s flagship event but we now offer a year round programme delivering a range of projects, events and exhibitions working with young people, emerging and established artists and makers. As the visual arts and craft development organisation for Dumfries & Galloway, Upland

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aims to provide a network for learning and sharing, offering advice and support to creative practitioners whilst aiming to inspire and educate a wide range of audiences to participate in and be supportive of visual arts and crafts. We work to connect the artists and makers based in Dumfries & Galloway to new audiences through our ongoing exhibition programme and continue to develop links with schools throughout the region by taking our artists and makers into the classroom to inspire the next generation.


Current projects: Although our projects have had to be postponed or adapted due to Covid-19 we are continuing to offer support and opportunities for artists, makers and young people in the region. Our bursary and mentoring scheme, Emerge, continues this year with three recipients taking part in the rescheduled Spring Fling event (see page 10 for details). The Modern Makers programme continues to provide opportunities for young people to work with a professional maker to learn craft skills, with young people undertaking 1:1 workshops with renowned glass artist Amanda Simmons. This year also sees the delivery of the second Artful Migration residency, developed in partnership with Ginnie Wollaston and Nicholas Parton Philip of Moving Souls Dance, which offers artists a unique insight into the migratory birds of Dumfries & Galloway through partnership working with local nature reserves. For Artful Migration 2020-21, environmental video artist and filmmaker John Wallace will be creating work based on the behaviour of the ospreys at the National Trust for Scotland’s Kelton Mains site at Threave Estate in Castle Douglas. And our Making Connections project, although postponed, will creatively explore with the heritage and history of Langholm’s textile industry. With artists, Deirdre Nelson, Morag Macpherson, Emma Dove and Mark Lyken exploring local archives and working with the community where possible.

Images by Colin Tennant

For information on all Upland activities, please visit www.weareupland.com

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