Spring Fling 2021 Digital Brochure

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Welcome to Spring Fling 2021! Thank you for picking up our digital event brochure! This year we aren’t printing our lovely brochures but instead, like many events trying to adapt, we have taken our programme online. It is now two years since we opened studios as part of our event, so we’d like to thank you all for sticking with us! No one could have imagined what the last year had in store or the devastation faced by so many during this pandemic. Upland is thankful to have such incredible members and supporters and is pleased to present an online event with some physical, socially distanced elements for our 19th year. Although we are not opening studios as part of the event, we are pleased to have 62 studios take part virtually spanning our vast region. You can view participants work in a number of ways – on the Spring Fling website via their Virtual Studio, our online exhibition We Wish You Were Here! or by physically visiting one of our Spring Fling Pop-UPs. We’re delighted to partner with the Mill on the Fleet at Gatehouse of Fleet and Ottersburn Gallery in Dumfries in order to present a physical way for audiences to see and buy work safely. In addition, we have a great programme of online and physical talks, workshops and demonstrations, featuring some of this year’s artists and makers alongside national creative organisations Craft Scotland and the Change to Society of Scottish Artists (SSA). The Upland Creative Commission with Katie Anderson invites you to see, hear and engage safely outside, more information on where and how to do this will be put out in advance of the event. So, please explore the website as there is lots going on. The event will go live on Saturday 29th May and close on Sunday 6th June. Friends of Spring Fling will enjoy an exclusive Private View on Friday 28th May – so sign up! With special thanks to our funders and supporters who have helped make this year’s event possible, Dumfries and Galloway Council, EventScotland, Creative Scotland, the Barfil Trust, the Holywood Trust, our dedicated board, staff and our Friends. Most importantly, we would like to thank our event participants, both new and returning, for all their hard work in helping us pull the event together and for supporting the event through this unusual period. Without them, Spring Fling would not exist. Next year we will celebrate 20 years of Spring Fling! We hope to invite you back to the studios to help us celebrate – save the date: Spring Fling Open Studios - 20th Anniversary: 2 – 5 June 2022 On behalf of everyone at Upland, we hope you enjoy Spring Fling 2021. Joanna Macaulay Assistant Director, Upland CIC

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Essential Information 2021 This year’s event is largely online with some smaller physical, socially distanced elements. No studios are physically open as part of Spring Fling this year. The event will run from Saturday 29th May until Sunday 6th June 2021.

Spring Fling 2021 will be largely online with an extensive digital programme open to all audiences. We are delighted to present Virtual Studios which will allow you to virtually “enter” over 60 studios right here 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. Many of our participating studios do open throughout the year by appointment so please check their own websites and social media for information on this. If they do happen to be open around these dates, this will be independent of the event. 2 Spring Fling 29 May - 6 June 2021

Accessibility This year, we have developed the event to make it more accessible and inclusive to audiences new and returning. Full information on this is detailed on the website, but this includes making virtual studios, easy read documents, subtitling Upland commissioned videos and adapting the website for the visually impaired. We know there is lots more we can do but we hope these steps make Spring Fling 2021 more accessible. If you have any questions or would like to discuss accessibility further, please get in touch: hello@weareupland.com

Attending Spring Fling 2021

From outside D&G?

Spring Fling 2021 is a smaller event which presents a range of online studios, exhibitions and events for national and international audiences. As well as this, we have two pop-ups in the region and some physical, socially distanced workshops – these elements are focused on local audiences. Although restrictions to and around the region are beginning to ease, we urge you to consider whether travelling to our region is essential. If you want to see or buy artwork, please visit our website to find out how.

If you are not from the region, never fear! There is still lots for you to see, do and engage with! This year’s programmed is designed mainly for you in fact. The only studios opening as part of this year’s event are Virtual Studios on the Spring Fling website, so you are not missing out. As well as these, we have our online exhibition and a series of online events that will showcase our artists and makers process and finished work, something they often don’t have a lot of time to do at a normal year’s event! More information throughout this brochure and on the website.

Local Audiences For our D&G residents, you can view or buy work at our Spring Fling Pop-UPs. These span two locations in Dumfries and Gatehouse of Fleet. Full information on page 6. We also have three outdoor workshops (p8) and the Upland Commission (p10).

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Please remember: Studios are not opening as part of Spring Fling 2021. This guidance is for visiting our two pop-up locations in Dumfries and Gatehouse of Fleet.

We want to hear from you about how you enjoyed the event, what you’d like to see more of etc. This event is about you, our audiences, as well as our Artists and Makers! Please help us improve on the event by giving us some feedback. Please head to the Spring Fling website and fill in our feedback form, you could win a Spring Fling Friend for Life subscription! That means, you will get a brochure delivered to your door every year, get lots of discounts on artworks and get priority booking and exclusive private views!

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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 Saturday 29th May when this year’s event begins.

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We Wish You Were Here! An online exhibition of small scale work by Spring Fling 2021 participants, celebrating our magnificent region.

29th May – 23rd June 2021 This year we are pleased to present an online exhibition as part of this year’s Spring Fling. In order to give participants a longer period to showcase their work, this exhibition will remain open after this year’s event and close on the 23rd of June. Following on from the success of Upland Member’s exhibition, A Postcard from D&G, this exhibition celebrates our magnificent region and showcases work which can be safely delivered to the customer. All work in this exhibition is no bigger than A4. Head to the website to find out who is taking part.

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Spring Fling Pop-UPs The Spring Fling Pop-UP is a way for local audiences to view and buy work from Spring Fling participants, as part of this year’s event. We were pleased to adapt and present online content last year but cannot deny that seeing work in the flesh, is really important. So, since we are unable to open studios, the pop-ups are a way to do this in a safe way. The Spring Fling Pop-UP’s will be open from Saturday 29th May until Sunday 6th June. Opening hours for both pop-up venues will be announced nearer to the event. For information on COVID guidance and visiting the Spring Fling Pop-UP, see page 3 of this brochure. Or visit the website for COVID guidance and venue accessibility information.

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Mill on the Fleet High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, DG7 2HS The Mill on the Fleet is a visitor and exhibition centre set in the Fleet Valley National Scenic Area in Galloway in south-west Scotland.

Ottersburn Gallery 2A Nith Ave, Dumfries DG1 1EF Ottersburn Gallery exhibits the work of local artists in its bright and open space as well as retaining its long history of framing excellence.

Spring Fling Exhibitors include: Alan J Brockbank Anne Waggot Knott Lucy Hadley Izzy Leach Angela Lawrence Archie McCall Caroline Hone Elizabeth Gilbey Lisa Rothwell-Young Pamela Grace Patti Lean Linda Mallett Sue Thomas Hannah Spicer Alistair Hamilton Laura Derby Hazel Campbell

Spring Fling Exhibitors include: Aileen MacEwan Briony Anderson Diana de Gruyther Janet Carson Rory Laycock Peter Machell Alison Corfield Anne Butler Clare Dawdry Deborah Campbell Jay Rubinstein Morag Macpherson Sarah Keast Daniel Lacey Peter Smith

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Workshops, Talks, Demonstrations We’re delighted to bring you a brand new suite of interactive and engaging events as part of Spring Fling 2021. These are a mix of online and physical which aim to appeal to a range of audiences. With special thanks to EventScotland for their support in funding these workshops. We are also pleased to expand our partnerships with the Society of Scottish Artists and Craft Scotland to present two collaborative talks as part of this year’s programme. Information on how and where to book can be found on the Spring Fling website.


Sketchbook Walkshop with Elizabeth Gilbey

Garden Adventures in Paint with Hazel Campbell

Pen, Ink & Watercolour with Pamela Grace

Join Elizabeth Gilbey for a guided walk with sketchbooks. This half-day workshop takes you out into the Galloway countryside and teaches attendees how to use compositional sketching, thumbnail sketches as well as detailed studies from life. For information on what to expect, what you need to bring and to book, visit the website.

Experienced workshop leader and artist Hazel Campbell invites you to her garden for a day of working from nature. Attendees will develop their painting skills and techniques throughout the workshop with support and demonstrations from Hazel. Lunch will be provided. For more information, or to book, please visit the website.

Pen and ink is a great way of developing ideas and creating both looser and more detailed drawings which can be augmented with watercolour. Join Pamela to develop your own technique. For more information, or to book, please visit the website.

Date: Sunday 30th May / 10am till 2.30pm Where: Gatehouse of Fleet

Date: Monday 31st May / 10am till 3.30pm Where: Castle Douglas

Date: Thursday 3rd June / 1.30 – 4.30pm Where: Kirkpatrick Durham

Children & Families Draw Along with Lucy – A Spring Fling Special

These videos will be available from Saturday 29 May – 6 June on the Spring Fling website. Join Illustrator Lucy Hadley for two special, pre-recorded, draw along sessions focusing on the wonderful wildlife of Dumfries and Galloway. Lucy focuses on one animal per video, sharing facts as you draw along and tips on where best to spot them in the region. Perfect for children and adults who love wildlife and drawing. All you need to join in is a piece of paper and some crayons, or whatever pencils you have to hand. 8 Spring Fling 29 May - 6 June 2021


Sow a Little Wildness Back with Peter Smith Date: Tuesday 1st June / 6pm Where: Zoom

Join Peter Smith for an engaging talk focusing on our idea of nature, how the artists of the past have influenced our landscapes and now, how environmental art challenges these views. Talk followed by discussion and Q&A. Visit the Spring Fling website for information on how to book your place.

Creative Conversations with Clare Dawdry & Kate Ive Date: Wednesday 2nd June / 10.30 – 11.30am Where: Zoom

Upland and Craft Scotland are pleased to present a morning talk and Q&A with Spring Fling participant Clare Dawdry and visual artist Kate Ive. Find out about Clare and Kate’s journey and the professional and creative development of their practice. Visit the Spring Fling website for information on how to book.

Society of Scottish Artists (SSA) and Spring Fling Date: Saturday 29 May – 6 June Where: Spring Fling Website

SSA President, Jamie McAteer discusses the ongoing work to expand the society’s reach and chats with Spring Fling participants and SSA members Denise Zygadlo, Sarah Keast, Sarah Stewart and Heather Davies.Visit the Spring Fling website for further information.

Demonstrations Artist & Maker Events Throughout the whole event, there will be lots of live and recorded sessions going out from our participating artists and makers across their own channels. Nearer the event, we will put out the line up, so stay tuned!

LIVE Print Demonstration Jewellery Demonstration with Anne Waggot Knott with Alison Macleod Join Anne live on zoom for a live print demonstration. Date and time to be confirmed.

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Upland Creative Commission

The Call by Katie Anderson

The Call is a roaming artwork initiating a form of call and response between two ‘sounders’ or performers. The work seeks to explore ideas of seeking and listening, exploring site by means of a repeating call or song, created from digitally manipulated demos of vocalists from Dumfries and Galloway. Audiences are invited to explore the site and interact with the work, investigating the audible sound-scape. The Call takes inspiration from bird and other animal calls, and also explores ideas of digital connectedness and ‘remoteness’, a playful take on our digital dependence through sound and small-scale sculptural objects as listening devices. Information on where to see The Call and when will be released on the lead up to the event. Visit www.spring-fling.co.uk/the-call Image of Katie – Galina Walls Image of artwork – Kirstin McEwan This commission was funded by Creative Scotland.

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Rachel Shnapp

Sian Yeshe

Emerge is a 6 month programme of mentoring with a bursary of £1,000 for early career artists and makers with a connection to Dumfries & Galloway. This years recipients are Rachel Shnapp and Sian Yeshe. 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 tenth year, the programme is becoming a key part of the infrastructure for our next generation of artists and makers in Dumfries & Galloway. Rachel Shnapp graduated from University of Glasgow with a MA in Philosophy and English Literature and having worked within the film industry for a number of years, is looking to hone her creative practice within visual art film. She is based between London and in Moniaive and is being mentored by Mark Lyken with additional support from Colin Tennant and Saskia Coulson (CT Productions). Sian Yeshe works in film and digital media and since graduating from a MA Creative Practice course from the University of Cumbria in 2020 has been keen to further explore the rural culture of southern Scotland through documentary work. She is based in Langholm and is being mentored by John Wallace with additional support from Colin Tennant and Saskia Coulson (CT Productions). Visit the Spring Fling website to find out details of where you can see their work. Spring Fling 29 May - 6 June 2021 11

Upland Arts Development CIC 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

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artists and makers. As the visual arts and craft development organisation for Dumfries & Galloway, Upland 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.

As a membership organisation we work to create opportunities that connect our artists and makers with audiences, communities and each other. With a strong sense of place, we aim to highlight and celebrate our unique region and its creative community, raising its profile in a national and international context. For information on all Upland activities, please visit www.weareupland.com

Spotlight on Wellbeing

This spotlight focuses on wellbeing. Over the last year, looking after your mental health and wellbeing has been more important than ever! Much of this year’s event has had to adapt to include more digital elements so we want to highlight some parts of the programme that encourage positive mental health and showcase some local businesses and things to see and do that will help you to reconnect, promote self care and get out in the great outdoors. For more information on all of these features, pleases visit the Spring Fling website.

Workshops & Demos

Reset with Soul Studio

Making is good for the soul! Why not sign up to a class or watch a demonstration?

Join Soul Studio Dumfries for a virtual retreat this Spring Fling!

Try your hand at painting with professional artist and experienced tutor, Hazel Campbell. Join Hazel in her garden for a day of painting!

Over 3 days, join Laura for 3 consecutive 90 minute sessions focusing on wellbeing, connecting to self and being more present.

Embark on a WalkShop with Elizabeth Gilbey around the countryside of Gatehouse of Fleet.

Date: Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th and Saturday 5th June / 6.30pm till 8pm

Or join Pamela Grace at Kirkpatrick Durham for pen and ink outdoors. All these workshops will follow COVID guidance and offer a way to develop your creative side in a safe environment and with likeminded people. Check out page 8 for full information on all our workshops and demonstrations.

Where: Zoom Visit the Spring Fling website for information on how to book.

Get Outdoors – Artist’s Recommendations Many of our artists and makers are influenced greatly by the landscapes and seascapes of Dumfries and Galloway. Why not see what all the fuss is about? Whether you are looking to get lost in the forest or need some vitamin SEA, the region has so much to offer. Visit the Spring Fling website for some recommended walks from some of this year’s artists and makers. Please help look after our magnificent region and do not leave anything behind. Take any rubbish with you, clean up after your dog and please adhere to COVID-19 guidance.

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Artist Badges A key to the badges appearing on artists’ pages: SPRINGBACK Our Springback Scheme provides the opportunities for 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. 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. EMERGE With continued support from The Holywood Trust, the Archie Sutter Watt Trust and Creative Scotland, Emerge, awards a bursary and a period of mentoring to early career artists with a connection to Dumfries and Galloway. Find out more about the programme on p11. EMERGE 2021 Due to COVID-19, we have invited 2020 Emerge participants back to take part in this year’s event. NEW STUDIO Brand new artists taking part in Spring Fling for the first time.

Icon Key This symbol shows that this artist or maker is exhibiting work at one of the Spring Fling Pop-UPs. All participants have Virtual Studios. Some Artists and Makers are only taking part in the online programme and don’t have work in the Pop-UPs. This shows if studios are open throughout the year by appointment.

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

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

The Website

Social Media

The SF website is the place to go for all the information you need for the 2021 event. Here you will be able to take part in our online event and also find out about our small scale physical element, the Spring Fling Pop-Ups and the workshops and events programme.

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

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Print Media 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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Open Daily 10am - 4pm Admission Free Restored 18th century cotton mill with working water wheels. Exhibitions, activities & displays. Tourist Information Centre, Bookshop, Regional Arts and Crafts outlet, Café with riverside terrace The Mill on the Fleet, Gatehouse of Fleet, DG7 2HS Tel: 01557 814099

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

T: 07789 735 398 E: info@fitchandmcandrew.co.uk @douglasfitch1 W: www.fitchandmcandrew.co.uk fitchandmcandrew fitchandmcandrew

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.

We make pots which are informed and inspired by the glorious tradition of British slipware. The pots that we make have echoes of these old pots but really speak with our own voices. We revel in the beauty of wet slip and all it’s potential.

The use of matt and shiny surfaces and subtle colour changes achieved through layering glazes and often multiple firings inspires me to explore and develop decoration quietly evocative of local land and seascapes.

Where to See & Buy Work: Our work is available to buy through our online shop on our website, Goldmark Gallery in Uppingham, Schaller Gallery in Michigan USA and Gallery St Ives in Tokyo Japan. When Covid regulations allow, we do accept socially distanced visitors by appointment to the workshop where we have a small shop space.

More recently, my work has evolved to incorporate masking techniques whilst exploring glaze textures in relation to heat, changing firing patterns and experimenting with more varied forms to affect how glazes behave. Where to See & Buy Work: My work can be purchased through my online shop at www.wemakepots.com/shop. I also post regular updates on Facebook and Instagram of new work for sale. I will be taking part in the Spring Fling Pop-UP and my studio will be open independently of the event so far as restrictions allow.

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

T: (01387) 850314 E: archiemccall@outlook.com

I continue to explore form, texture and surface with my thrown and coil-built clay vessels. Echoing shapes from the past, the work draws on prehistoric ceramic forms but also captures a contemporary feel creating unity of form and surface.

I have now been making pots for over fifty years, firstly as an apprentice and production potter then, after graduating from Edinburgh College of Art, working as an artist potter and academic.

I pursues the vessel as sculptural form, unleashing the foot, neck, lip and belly from their purely functional constraints. Surfaces are textured, glazed or marked by smoke-firing – the process of trapping carbon to create distinct tonal effects and qualities. Where to See & Buy Work: Please go to my website to browse work and buy directly from my online shop: ruthelizabethjones.com - my work can be purchased online via the Spring Fling online exhibition. Please visit my website for more information about how to visit my studio out with this event. For all other enquiries, please contact me directly using the information below.

During my career I have had the opportunity to lecture, demonstrate and exhibit in many great institutions and countries around the world but since retiring from Glasgow School of Art I have devoted all my time to working from my home and studio in New Abbey. Where to See & Buy Work: My work can also be viewed and purchased from the SF Pop-UP and online exhibition. My studio is normally open by appointment (subject to current guidelines) and anyone interested should contact me and I will be happy to arrange an appointment to meet you.

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ELLA MCCREATH T: 07756 858 148 E: ellamccreath@mac.com W: www.ellaandgrace.co.uk

HANNAH SPICER ellaandgrace_


I am a potter/maker focusing on wheel-thrown ceramics. I tend to use white earthen-ware clay and produce simple, functional pieces. I love the thought of having carefully made, unique and useful items on a kitchen table or around the home. Something that is handled and treasured. I have a Fine Art Degree, but I am at the start of my ceramic career with many skills to discover and learn. Where to See & Buy Work: Please visit my website or Instagram page to view and purchase items. Alternatively, you can email me or direct message me on Instagram. Please see my website for more information on how to visit my studio, by appointment, out with this event.

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



I am a ceramicist part-time and work full time for the family business in Ayr. I studied Three-Dimensional design at Grays School of Art in Aberdeen and once I graduated I moved back to the West Coast. I have always been surrounded by the sea and this acts as a source of inspiration for my work. I have established a firm methodology of travelling to a range of beaches to take samples of rock textures and forms. I am interested in the textures and shapes that rocks can produce and use these to create plaster moulds. Where to See & Buy Work: Thank you for your interest in buying my work. My work can be viewed and purchased directly on my website and online shop, OR my work can be purchased physically at the SF Pop-Up Shop. For all other enquiries, please contact me directly using the information above.


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W: rachelshnapp.tumblr.com rayshnapp VIMEO: rachelshnapp @rayshnapp

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



This year I am focussing my work on kinetic pieces, which I create in my studio and then film. The combination of these art forms provides a lovely opportunity to make work which is relaxing and meditative to experience, whether in a studio, gallery or cinematic setting.

This year I am focusing my work on kinetic pieces, which I create in my studio and then film. The combination of these art forms provides a lovely opportunity to make work which is relaxing and meditative to experience, whether in a studio, gallery or cinematic setting.

Where to See & Buy Work: Visit my website for more information on my work. My work will be available to view as part of Spring Fling 2021. Information on this will be announced on the lead up to the event.

Where to See & Buy Work: I will have kinetic pieces at the pop-up exhibition in the Mill on the Fleet at Gatehouse, and some of my films will also be showing there. All my work is available to view on vimeo.com. You can access it via links on my website. They can be bought as a download by arrangement with me. This year, following Scottish government guidelines, I am planning to open up my studio independently during the event where I will have some of my kinetic pieces on display. You can visit by appointment.

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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.

SIAN YESHE W: www.sianyeshe.com sianyeshe_studio



I am a self-employed freelance filmmaker and editor, which means I work on documentary content, commercial work and moving content for social media. This is collated and created from my home in Langholm, while material (footage and audio) is filmed on location. Having freelanced and worked commercially between undergraduate and postgraduate studies I am now pursuing both creative documentary film alongside a commercial film business. Where to See & Buy Work: This year I will be showing my work as part of Spring Fling. More information will be announced on the lead to the event.

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Who we are Board of Directors



Venue Partner

Sarah Stewart, Chair

Amy Marletta, Creative Director

Tara O’Brien

Mill on the Fleet

Eva Milroy, Treasurer

Joanna Macaulay, Assistant Director

Web Development

Clare Dawdry Grainne Rice Kirsty Lees Lisa Rothwell-Young

Lin Worthy, Finance and Admin Officer Will Carey, Project Assistant

2021 Selection Panel Jo Gallant Alistair Hamilton

Ottersburn Gallery David Kelly Design Office

Photography Colin Tennant Colin Hattersley

PR Scottish Festivals PR

Dawn Henderby Maggie Broadley

Media Partner Dumfries & Galloway Life

Design & Print Alba

Become an Uplander If you are a professional artist or maker and have a connection to Dumfries and Galloway you can apply to become part of Upland. — weareupland.com/members/

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— 24 Spring Fling 29 May - 6 June 2021 Upland Arts Development CIC is registered

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Instagram: / upland_cic in Scotland as a Community Interest Company. Limited by Guarantee No. SC350101 Registered office: Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, DG1 1JQ

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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.


ALAN J BROCKBANK T: 07542 186 850 W: www.alanjbrockbank.co.uk E: ajbrockbankart@btinternet.com alanbrockbank Art-by-Alan-J-Brockbank @ajbncle

I established my studio practice in 2016 after a long career in a completely unrelated field. I work with glass in varying ways, but mostly fused glass (including slump, drape and drop in translucent and opaque) and kiln-carved, casting, including shallow cast. I have also worked with architectural glass, screen printing and enameling. It is the nature of glass itself that is the key motivation for me: the transition from solid to liquid state and back again, capturing the free flow of glass through air, and exploiting the reactive properties of certain types and colours of glass and chemical reaction produced by inclusions. Where to See & Buy Work: Information about buying work is available on my website or through the contact or social media details provided here. My work can be purchased during Spring Fling via the Spring Fling online exhibition or at the Spring Fling Pop-UP. Although this year my studio cannot be open as part of Spring Fling 2021, please see the links and contact information here for more details as to how it may be possible to visit my studio out with this event.

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LUCY HADLEY W: www.lucyhadley.com E: hello@lucyhadley.com


I am an illustrator, designer and contemporary printmaker. I use pens, pencils, inks, crayons, paints and digital tools to create texture-rich illustrations and designs. Inspiration for my work comes from my direct experiences of nature and more often than not an idea starts from my field sketchbooks. I have spent most of my life living within three miles of the sea and it’s this longterm salty companion, along with nature, boats, drawing and picture books, that really fires me up and gets me going.


Where to See & Buy Work: My work is available to buy at a number of outlets across the UK, a list of these can be found on my website. I will also have work available to view at the Spring Fling Pop-UP in Gatehouse. If you can’t make it along in person then please visit my website where you can view some of my most recent work.

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RORY LAYCOCK W: www.rorylaycock.com E: contact@rorylaycock.com


My practice explores our cultural relationship to technology, I focus on the technological sublime, and the transition of its current state, through installation, sculpture, painting, drawing and moving imagery. I create immersive and engaging environments to involve the public by using popular culture to connect with viewers. Where to See & Buy Work: Information about purchasing my work is available at my website (www.rorylaycock.com) or at my social media. My work can be purchased during Spring Fling on Spring Fling online exhibition or at the Spring Fling Pop-UP at Otterburn Gallery in Dumfries. For other inquiries, project commissions or arranging a studio visit, please email me.

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

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

I am a goldsmith making bespoke and production pieces in my own unique style. My Catkin Collection draws on a pattern seen long ago on an antique ring. I build up the design by soldering sometimes hundreds of tiny discs in place to create a fish scale pattern.

I work in silver, gold and gemstones to create highly individual pieces of jewellery. My style has evolved over the years and increasingly I find delight and pleasure when working with stones of colour. I often mix sterling silver with gold as I find they complement each other especially when set with a vibrant sapphire or a deep green tsavorite.

Where to See & Buy Work: My collection can be bought through the shop on my website: www.alisonmacleod.com. Or get in touch if you’d like to discuss a bespoke commission: alison@alisonmacleod.com

Living near to the sea, hills and woodlands has been inspiring and much of my work has been influenced by this environment. Where to See & Buy Work: My work is available to buy online through my website. Some pieces are available at Designs Gallery, Castle Douglas. My studio is normally open by appointment (subject to current guidelines) and I will be happy to arrange a time and date to meet you.

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

T: (013873) 81180 E: info@lisarothwell-young.co.uk lisarothwellyoung W: www.lisarothwell-young.co.uk LisaRothwellYoungJeweller


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.

I’m a goldsmith, working mostly by hand, to create jewellery inspired both by nature and stories. Each of my collections is inspired by my memories and experiences but when I work with customers on a commission, their stories act as my inspiration for their piece.

Where to See & Buy Work: You can always shop at www.kazrobertson.co.uk and I regularly post on my IG and FB where items can be purchased too.

Where to See & Buy Work: You can buy my work online through my website at www.lisarothwell-young.co.uk and by getting in touch on social media. I’m taking part in the Spring Fling pop up too. Once covid guidance allows you’ll be able to make an appointment to visit my shop in Langholm.

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Support Us If you have enjoyed your visit, why not support us with a donation? NATALIE VARDEY T: (01644) 420634 E: n.vardey@gmail.com @NatalieVardey W: www.natalievardey.com Natalie Vardey NatalieVardey

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 whatever I make must be unique, functional, comfortable and well finished. Where to See & Buy Work: I have a selection of my work at Designs Gallery Online - www.designsgallery.co.uk and work also at https://3d2d.online/store/natalie-vardey/. You can always get in touch directly via Facebook or my website.

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W: www.ceriallen.co.uk

E: brionyanderson@gmail.com W: www.brionyanderson.com


My main interest is in representing people in an urban environment. Using traditional painting techniques I explore compositional possibilities, often to convey a sense of personal awareness and our detachment in public spaces. With many works, an onlooker may have a feeling of introspection and perhaps frozen time. The paintings invite the viewer to create their own narrative. Where to See & Buy Work: Head to my website to find out about where to see and buy my work.



Through painting and printing processes, my work engages closely with landscape. Neither abstract nor representational, it hovers somewhere in between. Abstract marks take on pictorial elements of landscapes and colours are often quiet, subtly suggesting distanced encounters with the land. Where to See & Buy Work: My work can be viewed and purchased from the SF Pop-Up, SF online exhibition, or by visiting the studio by appointment. For Spring Fling week, I will be making available a selection of specially-priced small works on paper, please visit my website or Instagram or email me for further details.

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

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

I continue to work with pressed leaves and flowers which I collect from my garden and the surrounding area. I use watercolour and other media too as I develop the leafwork techniques.

Over the last year my mixed media practice has developed around ideas of breath, connection and sense of place.

I work almost every day and during this lockdown period my art practice has been hugely important.


My oil paintings, monotype prints and watercolours are driven by sketchbooks, photographs and field recordings collected during a self-directed residency at the Caerlaverock Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust site on the Solway coast at the end of 2019.

Where to See & Buy Work: Please contact me directly. Where to See & Buy Work: My work can be viewed and purchased via my website.

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

DAVY BROWN triciabarna_falu

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


My art reflects a sensitivity to composition and colour and can be seen as a natural complement to my 30 year career as a graphic designer. Freed from the constraints of digital layout, I have transferred my knowledge of colour, balance and form to raw materials.

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.

I take inspiration from the changing light, textures, colours and forms of my surrounding landscape and my paintings reveal my own interpretation and experience.

Where to See & Buy Work: Head to my website to find out about my latest work and exhibitions.

My paintings tend to evolve through a layered process revealing underlying subtle colours and textures which allows the painting to develop in often unexpected and contrasting directions finishing in a semi abstract work. Where to See & Buy Work: My work can be viewed and purchased from our website: www.falustudios.com and, if guidelines permit, our gallery at Falu Studios will be open for visitors. Falu Studios, Douivale, Annan Road, Dumfries, DG1 3SE.

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

HAZEL CAMPBELL annebutlerart

I am a landscape painter. I am looking to create a harmony of colour and shape particularly inspired by the local landscape. I work in a loose style in acrylic paint and which gives the work a semi abstract feel. Last year I completed a second year of the Contemporary Art Practice course at Leith School of Art.

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

Loose, bold use of water based materials. Lots of landscape and lots of imagination. Quite a lot of risk! Where to See & Buy Work: My work can be bought from my website, and by contacting me directly. Happy to show visitors around the studio at any time if you’d like to make an appointment.

Where to See & Buy Work: I have a shop on my website www.annebutlerart.com

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T: 07969 559 134 E: janetcarson1@gmail.com janetcarson7744 janetcarsonart

T: 07769 612 393 E: heather@heatherdavies.co.uk W: www.heatherdavies.co.uk heatherdaviesart

Heather Davies Art


I am an artist based in Canonbie, Dumfriesshire. I fit my art work in around being a mum, wife and team leader. I am inspired by the wildlife and fauna around us, love to paint a bright cheery image, no doom and gloom here. I sell Originals and Limited Editions of my work and paint commissions.

I have used watercolour for many years using a traditional method. Although I achieved a high degree of competence, I abandoned this formulaic approach as I wanted the freedom to experiment. The path I have chosen offers offers me more stimulation and room to grow.

Where to See & Buy Work: I am taking part in the SF Pop-up shop and the SF online exhibition. You can also buy my work by contacting me on Facebook or Instagram or by visiting my online shops on Etsy, Saatchi Art and Artfinder.

Where to See & Buy Work: Some of my work can be purchased online via the Spring Fling online Exhibition, or you can email me to arrange an appointment to view my work. I will be exhibiting some work at the Harbour Cottage Gallery in Kirkcudbright in June, this will also be an opportunity to meet me. More information re future Exhibitions on my website www.heatherdavies.co.uk or follow me on Instagram.

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T: 07796 506 349 E: Fulton_66@hotmail.com rossfultonpainting @Fulton_66 rossfultonpainting

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

I am interested in drawing and painting subjects that familiarity has perhaps made us take for granted. Derelict or purely functional subject matter are also recurring themes. Recently my work has been influenced by fellow Kirkcudbright artist Charles Oppenheimer.

I am a classically trained artist working mainly in oils and pastels. I studied at London Fine Art Studios in Battersea and have lived and worked in Dumfries and Galloway for five years. My work is figurative, mainly still life, flowers and landscape inspired by the local area and wildlife. I work direct from nature whenever possible and love to work outdoors.

Where to See & Buy Work: I will be taking part in the Spring Fling online exhibition and details and prices of work for sale will be available on my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

Where to See & Buy Work: My work can be viewed and purchased via my website, ruskostudio.com. For this event, it can be purchased online via the Spring Fling exhibition or physically at the Spring Fling Pop-UP. There is a selection of pictures available from McGill Duncan Gallery mcgillduncangallery.com. I am delighted to welcome you to my studio by appointment - please see my contact details to arrange a visit out with this event.

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

T: 07876 265 773 E: ddeg_88@hotmail.com W: www.degart.co.uk dianadegruyther

Painting still life is perfect for lockdown.

My practice revolves around looking for energies, like atmospheric changes, movement of clouds and water. It has been striking that while the human world’s activities were held in temporary suspension we all became aware of a much gentler movement around the earth. Being already on track to develop a more observational path, life drawing, I joined an online regular study group. It turned out to be a life saver, absorbing and fascinating with a natural progression. Slowly I am pulling the brushwork together with line and accuracy. This is now my practice and it feels complete. I look forward to working with others and real life models but have appreciated the space and time to be still and pay attention.

Objects in my home and studio, usually with memories attached to people and places, provide my starting points. Flowers are also a constant source of beauty and beginnings. I often combine these with views to the outside - places I have been, or long to be. With landscapes - on the spot sketches in charcoal or ink, and some photos give me the beginnings. I develop these in the studio through the process of interaction with the materials and gestural expression. Imagination and invention suggest colour to create mood and atmosphere. Where to See & Buy Work: Thank you for your interest in buying my work. Please go to my website www.bellagreen.co.uk where you will find small paintings, art classes, polymer clay jewellery and artist cards for sale. At present, a few works may be purchased via the Spring Fling online exhibition. No studios are open this year at Spring Fling, but to visit my studio by appointment, please email me or use the contact form on my website to get in touch. 10% discount on items over £50 for Friends of Spring Fling. 40 Spring Fling 29 May - 6 June 2021

Where to See & Buy Work: You can see my work at the Spring Fling Pop-UP. You can also see my work here on my website: www. degart.co.uk Studio visits are also welcome; Call 013873 71354 to arrange a date and time. I can also be contacted on Facebook Messenger.



T: 07434 632 967 E: juliehollisartist@gmail.com W: juliehollis.co.uk juliehollisartist @juliehollisart

T: 07980 880 864 E: carolinehone@btinternet.com W: www.carolinehone.co.uk carolinehone

Everyday walks through local woods and along shorelines give me source material for my work. The effect of light on a scene particularly interests me and capturing that on canvas is an aspiration, be it dappled woodland light or sunlight bouncing on water.

The starting point for my work is to gather material into small sketchbooks (11 cms. x 15. cms) which, for me, helps to keep things simple and to the point. If a particular area interests me I will move on to larger sketch books and may use paint, or any other material, to make interesting marks. Back in the studio I will work from these images to try and explore the feel of a place. Risk taking plays a big part in my practice, if you’re not taking risks new paths will not develop.

I work mostly in my home studio and usually in acrylics, which particularly suit my technique. Of late I have started to combine a love of textiles in my work, producing more abstract and textured paintings. Where to See & Buy Work: My work can be purchased directly from my website and also through Facebook and Instagram stores. During Spring Fling, I will have my own gallery in Dumfries town centre open throughout each weekend for visitors. Cloud 9 Studio Gallery, 165 Irish Street, Dumfries DG1 2NN

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Where to See & Buy Work: My work can be viewed and purchased from the SF Pop-up shop and my own website.

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

T: 07902 301 883 E: ang_pat_lawrence@hotmail.com @cliencestudio W: www.cliencestudio.co.uk angelalawrencecliencestudio

Current work is a response to the Covid19 lockdown and also 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.

Exploring the countryside and coastline around me is a preoccupation and inspiration - never failing to refresh the spirits. I love to paint what I see, highlighting colours and aspects that appeal and draw me in, trying to communicate these to the onlooker with the uplifting feeling experienced by being outdoors. I work “alla prima”, very quickly at first, to get the broad composition in place - with a minimal sketch onto the canvas. My subjects include mountains, often from high up on edges or watching cloud shadows moving across the hillsides - in Cumbria and Scotland and principally seascapes from Galloway and from the Islands and highlands. I enjoy catching the light and the change of seasons, moods dramatic or serene.

Where to See & Buy Work: New work will be available on my artist Facebook (sarah keast - visual artist) and Instagram (sarahkeastartist) pages and will include work in the Spring Fling Pop-UP. I also have a web site www.sarahkeast.co.uk Head to my website for more information or contact me with any enquiries.

Where to See & Buy Work: People can buy my work online from my website or contact me through it to purchase or enquire about anything else. I can be visited at my gallery, Clience Studio from April 26th, and open all year, as guidelines allow.

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

HOPE LONDON @pattilean

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

We artists can’t fix climate warming, but art can speak about the things that matter: for example, the above painting came from plastic waste on a Tiree beach, and the mark-making in it is filled with the anxiety of caring. I work with the concerns and beauty of northerliness - I’m in Finland at the moment - and am strongly influenced by Nan Shepherd and her radical new ways of engaging with landscape, from a feminist perspective. I believe that art’s job is to reach out to the emotions when bare facts threaten to overwhelm us – or, as Bill McKibben puts it, ‘What the warming world needs now is art, sweet art’.

I’m a visual artist, writer, musician, performer and co-creator of award winning arts-based education programs, who believes in the transformative power of the arts and loves working with people to unleash creative potential. Art is how I make sense of the world. It’s also about communication. I am always amazed at the power of colour, line, words and sounds to express profound human emotions. Layers of technology and endless everyday demands may separate us from a sense of wonder and oneness, but my art practice is contemplative and allows me to connect deeply with whatever subject I choose to study.

Where to See & Buy Work: I will be taking part in the Pop-up and online exhibitions, and I can be contacted by email patti@pattilean.co.uk.

Where to See & Buy Work: Studio visits - please email me to arrange a virtual visit. You can make a selection from a wide range of work or discuss a commission. On my website you will find some of my recent work is available, as are prints, vegetable cookbooks and downloads. For commissions and larger pieces that need expert packing and shipping, please email.

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AILEEN MACEWAN T: 07747 741 374 E: aileenmacewan@btinternet.com

LINDA MALLETT aileenmacewanart

T: (01557) 870003 E: lindamallett20@gmail.com W: www.lindamallett.org


In my work I strive for a sense of being in the landscape. My bold and direct style retains energy and freshness with the layers of the land reminiscent of the layers of my life. The form of the land is echoed in a semi-abstract way, through generation of colour, shape and line. Sometimes the layers conceal and sometimes they reveal. I use acrylic paint and often incorporate mixed media of paper collage and oil pastels. Where to See & Buy Work: Aileen’s work can be viewed and purchased from the Spring Fling Pop-UP.

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I produce an eclectic mix of mainly abstract outcomes, all directly inspired by materials collected and processed from the local environment. In my paintings I have started to integrate brighter, more vibrant colours together with hand-ground pigments from local rocks. I also construct 3D woven shapes from local plants. Where to See & Buy Work: Some of my work can be viewed and purchased from the Spring Fling Pop-UP in Gatehouse of Fleet. Otherwise on my website, which shows a variety of recent work, plus prices. I can be contacted via website or email. Please note the prices on the website will only be available until the end of June 2021.

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T: 07549 323 523 E: ian.mckinnell@btopenworld.com digitalartontherun W: www.digitalartontherun.co.uk digitalartontherun

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




My work begins with digital images taken from the world around me – found images of surfaces, textures, colours, sometime much as I found them but often “taken for a walk”. Increasingly I transform these images with mixed media and collage to add further layers of abstraction. Where to See & Buy Work: You can contact me via my website or via DM on Instagram @digitalartontherun. You can visit my studio/ home by appointment and my solo exhibition “Altered Images” at the Maclaurin Galleries Ayr will run to mid-June [Covid restrictions may apply]. I will also be taking part in Open Studios Ayrshire in September 2021 - Google it.

It is the landscape that surrounds my home, here in Eskdalemuir that inspires me. Daily walks up forest tracks in to the hills above the valley inform my practice. Compositions develop out of a combination of thumbnail sketches in pencil and graphite I make when out walking, photos and memory. Walking allows me to notice the small things; birds insects, moss, stones lichens, changing colours of leaves, berries. Also how the weather and seasons impact on the views. I can always find inspiring colour even on the bleakest of days. Looking out from above the valley, I contemplate how the landscape makes me feel. My work represents a combination of all these things. Where to See & Buy Work: Thank you for your interest in buying my work! In addition to exhibiting online here, please check out my Instagram/Facebook page @lizmcqueenart to see my most recent work, and send me a direct message with your enquiry. I will be holding a studio sale of small postable works on paper and canvas during Spring Fling, please follow along on Facebook/Instagram to see what’s available. After Spring Fling, work will be listed on my website www.lizmcqueen.com

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Visit the bright and welcoming Artist’s gallery

Clience Studio Castle Douglas Paintings

PHILIPPA SINCLAIR T: (01556) 630513 E: philippasinclair.art@gmail.com W: www.phiippasinclair-art.com 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. Where to See & Buy Work: My work can be seen at A D Livingston and Sons in Castle Douglas as long as it’s open or go on my website.

by Angela

10% discount for Friends of Spring Fling and 2 for 1 on some prints.


Gallery and Artist’s Studio Open All Year (Guidelines Permitting & 1 household at a time)

Monday - Saturday 10.30 - 5pm (usually, but please confirm before travelling far) 01556 504318 or 0790 2301883 angela@cliencestudio.co.uk Information and ONLINE SALES: www.cliencestudio.co.uk


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Clience Studio, 212 King St, Castle Douglas, DG7 1DS


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

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

I’m a creative, professional, portrait and narrative photographer, and for over a decade I have been creating powerful images for individuals and businesses. Sometimes theatrical, sometimes cinematic, sometimes just observational, I use light, line and form to convey a sense of story - of something more going on than is immediately seen. However, with the changed world of Covid-19, the online aspect of my practice has become dominant. I now do a live weekly video podcast and am developing a membership platform for anyone who is looking to improve their photography skills.

I use photography to explore pattern, detail and texture in the natural and human-made environment by observing things that people often overlook. I want my work to show others how I see the world. Almost all my work is opportunistic. I am always on the look-out for subjects to photograph and I always have a camera with me.

Where to See & Buy Work: My work can be viewed on my Instagram account, or my website where you can also contact me with enquiries for photo shoots or tuition.

Where to See & Buy Work: All work on my website and Flickr site can be ordered for delivery as a mounted print (provided that the print run has not been completed). Work can be seen in person and bought framed and as mounted prints from the SF Pop-Up Exhibition.

You can watch and join in with the live video podcasts on Tuesdays at 7.30pm (UK time) via my Facebook page, or watch previous, recorded episodes on my YouTube channel.

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I rarely go out with a clear intention of what I want to photograph. I keep my eyes open, and things present themselves to me. Many of my photographs were taken while going about everyday life.

My studio is open for visits outside of the Spring Fling events, more details on the studio website (www.17castlestreet.co.uk).

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Spring Fling 2020 was another successful year! • 84 Artists and Makers Around 50 videos • Over 12k visits to SF and Artists & Makers websites • Audiences from US, Canada, Australia, UK


• 33% rated experience as excellent and 58% Good

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


• 87% event attendees were new to the SF website

I am a photographer and filmmaker, based in Dumfries & Galloway and Glasgow. My personal work and editorial and commercial practise build narratives influenced by place, culture and time. I’m interested in the performance that takes place in everyday rituals, and the body’s ability to channel personal and social histories. By focusing on the minutiae of everyday life, it’s possible to give our actions meaning and create connections that explore the past and the present, fiction and truth. Where to See & Buy Work: My work can be viewed and purchased from the SF Pop-Up. For other prints inquiries or private commissions, please email me at izzyleach@outlook.com To see more of my work visit www.izzyleach.com

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

T: 028 44831554 E: gail@alganarts.com W: gailkellyprintmaker.com alganarts gailkelly_alganarts


My paintings and prints generally start as sketches made in the open air – or occasionally from windows, as I assess the world around me looking for details and patterns that catch my eye. Sometimes these are small in scale, hedgerows, chimney pots and roadside verges and sometimes the flow of the wider landscape itself inspires me. My creative career commenced in textile design, having trained at the Scottish College of Textiles in Galashiels but my focus on detail and pattern and love of drawing developed into printmaking. I am always intrigued by the unpredictable twists and turns of the journey when developing an idea from sketchbook drawings through the various technical processes of creating the metal plate ready to be inked up and run through the press.

I work with linocut, woodcut and lithography, inspired by the countryside where I live along with the gorgeous gardens and beautiful landscapes I see on my travels in Ireland and Britain. I print on Irish linen and I make hand stitched collages of my linocuts and woodcuts. Where to See & Buy Work: You can see my work and make a purchase from my online shop at: gailkellyprintmaker.com Prices start at £3 for a card. There is no minimum order and there is free shipping within the UK.

Where to See & Buy Work: My work can be seen on my website and ordered there. I will also have work available at and through the Spring Fling Pop-UP shop.

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

E: elvarley@yahoo.com Spring Fling Open Studio 2021

I am a designer and printmaker based in Wigtown. Specialising in relief and silkscreen printing processes, my work is inspired by the past, thrown away and preloved - objects which were once treasured or had purpose but since been discarded and no longer needed. I hope to find the beauty in these objects and the pasts we’ve left behind and produce contemporary prints, textiles and book forms that engage with the modern viewer.

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.


Where to See & Buy Work: Please contact me via email.

Where to See & Buy Work: My work can be purchased directly via the online shop on my website. I also have work in the SF online exhibition. If you would like to visit my studio, my opening hours can be found on my website. Please contact me to visit my studio out with these times.

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ANNE WAGGOT KNOTT T: 07803 619 545 E: a.waggot@gmail.com knottintheoffice W: www.charliealphastudio.com charliealphastudio



Spring Fling marks the first exhibition of my work in Scotland, including both abstract and representational pieces. A new Scottish artist working between Galloway and Cumbria, my favourite port in a creative storm is fine art printmaking but I also experiment with sculpture, glass and other media.


Influenced by journeys and human-environment connections, my print editions are exploratory, thoughtful and conceptual, frequently rooted in wild landscapes. Place, space and identity are recurring themes. Human touchpoints with the more mysterious elements of our wilderness hold a special kind of appeal. Where to See & Buy Work: You can see new pieces and work in progress on my Instagram and website. My prints are at the Spring Fling Pop-Up (Gatehouse of Fleet), the online exhibition and my own website. I take commissions, particularly appropriate for lovers of the outdoors. If you are visiting the Lake District - not far from here - you can call for a studio visit or find selected pieces at The Bridge Gallery (Cockermouth) and The Makers Mill (Keswick).


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

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


Using a wonderful synthesis of hand-crafted materials, I create intricate constructed textile pieces inspired by Scotland’s Coastal Landscape and Birdlife.

I am inspired by the landscape around me and aim to capture the mood of being here, recording details in sketchbooks outdoors. Later in the studio I use fabric and stitch to develop themes.

Textiles for me have always been an important element of my artistic expression and how I interpret the coastal landscape.

I continue to make work that is about change: the movement of the tide, the textures and colours of water, mud, rocks and sand. I also have pieces this year that explore themes of entangled or enclosed.

Where to See & Buy Work: My work can be viewed and purchased from the SF Pop-Up Shop, the SF Online Gallery and through my online shop.

My work is made with fabrics and papers, adding colour and then stitching with my sewing machine. My stitching is often done quickly to develop rhythm in the marks. Where to See & Buy Work: My work can be bought online via the Spring Fling online exhibition or in person at the SF Pop-UP (link to SF Pop-UP page). You are very welcome to contact me directly about pieces or to visit my online shop (www.etsy.com/uk/shop/AlisonCorfieldStudio) to make a purchase. I am in the PA pop-up Artists and Makers Cooperative, visit the shops in Kirkcudbright or Gatehouse to see more of my work.

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LAURA DERBY T: 07964 788 501 E: laura@rugaura.com W: www.rugaura.com RugauraRugs

JO GALLANT Rugaura RugauraRugs

T: 07747 623 036 E: jo@jogallant.co.uk W: www.jogallant.co.uk @JoGallant1

Jo Gallant – Studio Textiles

I create hand tufted wool pile textiles as artful, practical furnishings for walls, floors and upholstery. I like the idea of my work inviting connection with true nature in a deeper way by inviting people to relax, reflect, rejuvenate through use of mindfulness/ meditation mats, stools and art rugs.

My work is very much influenced by the natural world: birds, animals, plants, trees and the changing seasons and weather. I am lucky to live on the edge of Galloway Forest Park, where I am surrounded by by trees and fields and can watch the shifting light on distant hills.

Where to See & Buy Work: My work is available to buy through my website https://www.rugaura.com/rug-shop and people are welcome to contact me with any queries whatsoever. I hope to be part of the Pop-Up and if people are allowed to visit my studio to see my work in person, all the better.

I believe the process of making something has to feel right - I don’t like to having to fiddle around and bodge something just to get to a preconceived end result. When I’m working on a new design, I will be thinking about the visual source, the materials and the method of making, all alongside each other. To me, they have equal importance. Where to See & Buy Work: If you are interested in buying my work, please go to the shop section of my website www.jogallant.co.uk for cushions and scarves. The gallery section has one-off wallhangings and textile panels and information on commissioning work.

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

T: 07909 618 126 E: kayribbens@hotmail.com W: www.kayribbens.co.uk Kay Ribbens Hats

Ive been creating artwork for surface patterns for over 15 years. I was previously a graphic artist, but my love for textiles took over. I create hand-drawn illustrations, abstract mark making in paint and more recently ive been experimenting with natural printmaking techniques such as eco-printing, shibori, indigo and natural dyeing. Everything I create is either worn on the body or adorned in the home. From digital to dye, I explore the wide and wonderful world of print for textiles.

I have always been interested in the concept of good design in contemporary living and attempt to create a continuous collection of unusual and distinctive textile hats and headwear of universal appeal.

Where to See & Buy Work: You can contact me by email at: info@moragmacpherson.com or by phone: 07734421029 or by purchasing direct from my website: www.moragmacphersontextiles.com Also from the SF Pop Up Shop and regional ‘Artists & Makers’ Shop (a co-operative of Dumfries and Galloway artists) at: 67 St Marys Street, Kirkcudbright.

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Each piece is hand woven using high quality and ethically sourced materials to produce an original piece of wearable art. When approaching exhibition pieces l keep my design hero, Alexander McQueen, in mind, his visionary and genius never ceases to inspire me to attempt the daring and extraordinary, to be bold, push barriers, to surprise and amaze. Where to See & Buy Work: Please contact me directly. My work can also be seen at the Artists & Makers Shop, 67 St Marys Street, Kirkcudbright.

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ASTRID WEIGEL T: 07817 567530 E: info@astridweigel.com W: www.astridweigel.etsy.com astridweigelfabrics printwoman NEIGHBOUR

So, what is stopping you? NEW STUDIO

I am a designer/maker working with printed textiles. Back in 2008, I began producing a small range of hand printed home accessories which over the years has evolved to include unique one-off wall canvases as well as more commercial products, such as cushions, small decorative items and lampshades. My products are created using a mixture of techniques comprising screen printing, hand cut stencils, free-hand painting and are embellished with hand/machine stitching to add more colour and textural interest. My inspiration comes predominately from nature — from a walk in the countryside, a memory or just using what’s around me at home, such as much loved houseplants and objects collected during walks.

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Where to See & Buy Work: My work can be and purchased from my online shop - www.astridweigel.etsy.com

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We offer an extensive range of picture frame types, styles and sizes to artists, collectors, home furnishers and anyone wishing to preserve their family photos, mementos or other keepsakes. Our workshop is based at Nith Avenue above the gallery and our larger workshop, located close to the town, supports much of the work

We offer a 20% discount to practising artists helping you build margin into your gallery and sale pricing. Contact Sean via the website to book an appointment for discussing your requirements or call him on the mobile number given below.

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Telephone: 07798 882 731


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LIZZIE FAREY E: lizziefarey@gmail.com W: www.lizziefarey.co.uk

DANIEL LACEY T: (013873) 80193 E: info@daniellacey.com daniellaceydesignfurniture W: www.daniellacey.com DanielLaceyDesignFurniture

Lizzie Farey

My practice explores my relationship with the natural environment and how I make sense of the world. Using my own grown willow and other local woods I create wall sculptures and 3D pieces that allow the subtleties of the materials to reveal themselves. Where to See & Buy Work: I am not able to open my studio during the event but please visit my website www.lizziefarey.co.uk for ongoing information. If you are interested in discussing a possible commission I am always happy to provide a quote and begin communication with a view to adding you to my schedule.

I specialise in commissioned contemporary furniture - functional pieces of art from local hardwoods. Each is unique, handcrafted by me from start to finish, and combine traditional, modern and innovative techniques. Whilst producing mainly bespoke client commissions, I also create affordable ‘limited edition’ furniture, and pieces for display and sale at exhibitions. My work can be viewed on my Instagram account, or my website where you can also contact me with enquiries. I’m taking part in the Spring Fling Pop-UP too. Once Covid guidance allows you’ll be able to make an appointment to visit my Langholm studio. Thank you for your interest! Where to See & Buy Work: At present my work can be purchased via the Spring Fling online exhibition or physically at the SF Pop-UP. I also hope to have a small Instagram Shop set up in time. And would be delighted with direct contact to me via my website www.daniellacey.com or email info@daniellacey.com Thank you for your interest!

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T: 07970 462 088 E: pma.petermachell@gmail.com Caspar Design Furniture W: www.dmyo-originals.weebly.com pete machell

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


I have lived in Galloway now for 30 years and a while ago I left my huge woodworking workshop in Kirkcudbright, and built a one-person sized workshop at home near Mossdale, on the edge of the Galloway Forest Park. Lockdown allowed me the freedom to just try out a few ideas I have had in the back of my mind and in sketch books, as there was no living to be earned for the duration. I was pleased to return to highly coloured work, this time by hand painting, and started many forays into detailed ornamentation.

I’m drawn to images of metamorphosis and ambiguity. Very often I’m inspired by the imagery of a poem. I love to suggest shapes and connections rather than making them explicit. A shape can be a flame and a feather or a bird can be a part of a fish. Where to See & Buy Work: Some work can be viewed and bought from the SF Pop-up. I also have some work in The Whitehouse Gallery in Kirkcudbright. I’m also happy to sell directly.

Where to See & Buy Work: Although I sell my items through the Whitehouse Gallery in Kirkcudbright, please feel free to contact me direct if you want to discuss something. Work will also be available via the Spring Fling Pop-UP.

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Dumfries and Galloway Council...

...aims to make our region...


...the best place in rural Scotland...

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

...to plan, manage,

I a multi-discipline and multi-practice artist, originating from Dumfries in south west Scotland.

deliver and visit...

My work can be split into two main bodies: Wood sculpture and craft Interactive public art My wood based art follows principles of taking flawed pieces of wood and creating works that question how we relate to the natural world, our relationship and asigned mental value.

...great festivals and events!

Just like no one piece of wood is similar, every item is unique in it’s form and creation. Where to See & Buy Work: My work will be available through the SF Pop-Up, and on my website. I will have a constant Instagram presence throughout SF - I’ll be answering any questions, doing live streams talking through my work and same live demonstrations.

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If you have any queries about organising an event in Dumfries and Galloway please email Ian.Barr@dumgal.gov.uk

SAVE THE DATE Dates for the 2022 Spring Fling – our 20th Anniversary Year are: 2 – 5 June 2022.

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Other Upland Projects

Making Connections

Artful Migration

Modern Makers

Making Connections is a new Upland project which aims to enable artists and makers to explore and highlight Langholm’s rich history and heritage in textile manufacture. Working with local organisations, OutPost Arts and The Langholm Initiative, Making Connections consists of two artist residencies and a schools project.

Artful Migration is a residency programme being developed by Upland in partnership with Moving Souls Dance, offering artists a unique insight into the migratory birds of Dumfries & Galloway through partnership working with local nature reserves.

Modern Makers is a programme which allows a small group of young people to learn craft skills from established makers.

The residencies are currently being undertaken by D&G based artist Emma Dove and Glasgow based maker Deirdre Nelson under the banner ‘Langholm Made’. The schools project has already been delivered by Kirkcudbright-based textile artist Morag Macpherson. For Langholm Made, artist and filmmaker Emma Dove is collecting stories and memories of the weaving industry in Langholm in order to create a series of recorded conversations. Alongside Emma, maker Deirdre Nelson is exploring and celebrating making in Langholm in its widest sense, inviting local people to share what they have been making both within studios and at home. Examples could include baking, cooking, knitting, woodwork or fly tying – anything ‘Langholm Made’ is welcome! Work created as a result of the project will be showcased in Langholm in June this year. For more information or to get involved visit the Upland website. 66 Spring Fling 29 May - 6 June 2021

The current artist-in-residence is environmental video artist and filmmaker John Wallace, who is creating new work based around the seasonal presence, and absence, of the ospreys at Kelton Mains, Threave Nature Reserve (which is part of National Trust for Scotland’s Threave Garden & Estate, Castle Douglas). An exhibition of the work produced will take place at NTS Threave in August 2021. Image courtesy of John Wallace.

In this year’s programme, four young people from D&G are working with jeweller Lisa Rothwell-Young, learning how to make jewellery from beginner level, right through to stone setting and mount making and gain an insight into running a creative business. Lisa creates jewellery which is ethical, sustainable and fairtrade – an important part of her making ethos which she is sharing with the group. To date the group have been undertaking online tutorials and making (at home) with tool kits which have been posted out to each participant – we can’t wait to see what they are making! For more details on all projects and to find out about upcoming events visit www.weareupland.com Image by Barry Young Photography

save the date

WIGTOWN BOOK FESTIVAL 23 september - 3 october 2021

Gracefield Arts Centre 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries, DG1 1JQ Tel 01387 262084

SPRING/SUMMER EXHIBITIONS 30 APRIL - 3 JULY Joan Eardley: A Painter’s Life With Photographs by Audrey Walker 30 APRIL - 19 JUNE The British Wildlife Photographers Award 3 JULY - 9 AUGUST Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society Annual Exhibition 10 JULY - 4 SEPT 20/20 reVISION Freda Blackwood Exhibitions open Tues-Sat 10am-5pm Craft Shop open Tues-Sat 10.30-3.30, Sat 10am-5pm



Café open Tues-Sat 10am-3pm


Admission Free, ample parking.

Wigtown Book Festival

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Alison Corfield Textile Artist

Come and Visit Weekends in 2021

Alistair Hamilton Photographer

29, 30, 31 May 5, 6 June 26, 27 June 7, 8 August 28, 29, 30 August 12 - 5pm Or by appointment

17 Castle Street, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JA www.17castlestreet.co.uk - 07970 825264

SPRING FLING 2021 29 May till 6 June


Send us your Stories! Next year is our 20th anniversary year and we are calling on all Spring Fling artists and visitors, past and present, to share their stories of Spring Fling Open Studios. We’d love to hear from you! Please send any stories (and photos if you have them) to hello@weareupland.com

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Index by discipline: Ceramics

Hazel Campbell (p37)


Clare Dawdry (p18)

Janet Carson (p38)

Deborah Campbell (p56)

Fitch & McAndrew (p18)

Heather Davies (p38)

Alison Corfield (p56)

Ruth Elizabeth Jones (p19)

Ross Fulton (p39)

Laura Derby (p57)

Archie McCall (p19)

Elizabeth Gilbey (p39)

Jo Gallant (p57)

Ella McCreath (p20)

Bella Green (p40)

Gail Kelly (p52)

Hannah Spicer (p20)

Diana de Gruyther (p40)

Morag Macpherson (p58)

Julie Hollis (p41)

Kay Ribbens (p58)


Caroline Hone (p41)

Astrid Weigel (p59)

Rachel Shnapp (p22)

Sarah Keast (p42)

Sue Thomas (p22)

Angela Lawrence (p42)


Sian Yeshe (p23)

Patti Lean (p43)

Lizzie Farey (p62)

Hope London (p43)

Daniel Lacey (p62)


Aileen MacEwan (p44)

Peter Machell (p63)

Alan J Brockbank (p25)

Linda Mallett (p44)

Jay Rubinstein (p63)

Ian Mckinnell (p45)

Peter Smith (p64)


Liz McQueen (p45)

Lucy Hadley (p26)

Philippa Sinclair (p46)



Rory Laycock (p27)

Kim Ayres (p48) Alistair Hamilton (p48)


Izzy Leach (p49)

Alison Macleod (p30) Sheena McMaster (p30)


Kaz Robertson (p31)

Pamela Grace (p52)

Lisa Rothwell-Young (p31)

Gail Kelly (p52)

Natalie Vardey (p32)

Sarah Stewart (p53) Emma Varley (p53)

Painting/Drawing/Mixed Media

Anne Waggot Knott (p54)

Ceri Allen (p34) Briony Anderson (p34) Jennie Ashmore (p35) Maggie Ayres (p35) Tricia Barna (p36) Davy Brown (p36) Anne Butler (p37) Spring Fling 29 May - 6 June 2021 69

Index in alphabetical order: A-C



Ceri Allen (p34)

Ruth Elizabeth Jones (p19)

Kay Ribbens (p58)

Briony Anderson (p34)

Sarah Keast (p42)

Kaz Robertson (p31)

Jennie Ashmore (p35)

Gail Kelly (p52)

Lisa Rothwell-Young (p31)

Kim Ayres (p48)

Daniel Lacey (p62)

Jay Rubinstein (p63)

Maggie Ayres (p35)

Angela Lawrence (p42)

Rachel Shnapp (p22)

Tricia Barna (p36)

Rory Laycock (p27)

Philippa Sinclair (p46)

Alan J Brockbank (p25)

Izzy Leach (p49)

Peter Smith (p64)

Davy Brown (p36)

Patti Lean (p43)

Hannah Spicer (p20)

Anne Butler (p37)

Hope London (p43)

Sarah Stewart (p53) Sue Thomas (p22)

Deborah Campbell (p56) Hazel Campbell (p37)


Natalie Vardey (p53)

Janet Carson (p38)

Aileen MacEwan (p44)

Emma Varley (p32)

Alison Corfield (p56)

Peter Machell (p63)

Anne Waggot Knott (p54)

Alison Macleod (p30)

Astrid Weigel (p59)


Morag Macpherson (p58)

Sian Yeshe (p23)

Heather Davies (p38)

Linda Mallett (p44)

Clare Dawdry (p18)

Archie McCall (p19)

Laura Derby (p57)

Ella McCreath (p20)

Lizzie Farey (p62)

Ian Mckinnell (p45)

Fitch & McAndrew (p18)

Sheena McMaster (p30)

Ross Fulton (p39)

Liz McQueen (p45)

Jo Gallant (p57) Elizabeth Gilbey (p39) Pamela Grace (p52) Bella Green (p40) Diana de Gruyther (p40) Lucy Hadley (p26) Alistair Hamilton (p48) Julie Hollis (p41) Caroline Hone (p41)

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