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Upland presents Spring Fling Open Studios 2016 In the heart of our villages or up winding roads with breath taking views lies a wealth of highly talented artists and makers opening their studios to welcome you for Spring Fling 2016. With a mix of some well known names, recent graduates and new faces showing for the first time each studio offers a unique experience. It’s your chance to see behind the scenes, an open invitation to see brand new collections of paintings, prints, ceramics, furniture, textiles, glass and jewellery created exclusively for this year’s event. Not only can you purchase direct from the artists but you can learn about what went into the making and where their ideas and inspiration come from. Take note of the artists’ recommendations for where to eat and what else you can see. Spring Fling is one of the UK’s Premier Arts and Crafts Open Studio Events and is carefully curated by a panel of Dumfries & Galloway and non-regional arts industry professionals ensuring that Spring Fling presents the highest quality that the region has to offer, as well as giving artists and makers from outwith D&G (but with a connection to the area) an opportunity to take part. 2015 was a pivotal year for Spring Fling CIC as it saw us evolve into Upland Arts Development CIC with a wider remit and a year round programme of activity to support, nurture and promote visual arts and crafts in the region, see page 9 for Upland news. With thanks to all those who have made this years event possible: Dumfries & Galloway Council, The Holywood Trust, EventScotland, Creative Scotland, The Barfill Trust, Archie Sutter Watt Trust. Our dedicated Board led by Joyce Woodcock, the Upland staff team of which a special mention goes to Joanna Macaulay our Events and Exhibitions Manager. Also our appreciation to Spring Fling Friends. Journey round our beautiful region, dipping in and out of studios, enjoy discovering what a creative and inspiring part of the UK this truly is.

Clare Hanna Director (Maternity Cover) Upland Arts Development CIC Photo: Colin Tennant


Our Supporters

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All studios will be open on Saturday 28, Sunday 29 and Monday 30 May from 10.30am to 5.30pm each day, and some studios will also open for the evenings – look out for the evening opening icons.

Wheelchair access

Accepts credit/ debit cards

Parking

Spring Fling Friends Friendly

Price range

Family friendly

Toilet facilities

Also open through the year by appointment

Special Programme & Year Round Partners

Sponsor

Evening Openings Some studios will open late on Friday 6 - 8pm and Saturday, or Sunday until 8pm. Please refer to the icons. Late Night Opening on Friday 27th (6pm - 8pm) Late Night Opening on Saturday 28th (until 8pm) Late Night Opening on Sunday 29th (until 8pm)

Green Partners

Thornhill Community Trust

Glenkens Transport Initiative


Please Remember

Essential Information 2016

Many studios do not take credit or debit cards so do take cash or a cheque book with you. If you are a Friend of Spring Fling (see p13-14 for how to sign up), you will need to present your Friendship Card to take advantage of the array of discounts and offers in studios. If you would like to take photographs of artists studios or work, check with them first.

Spring Fling 2016 takes place on Saturday 28, Sunday 29 and Monday 30 May from 10.30am to 5.30pm each day. All 94 studios included in this brochure will be open during these hours.

Consider our environment, please pass on this brochure when you have finished with it.

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Evening Openings Some studios will open on Friday 6pm - 8pm and late on Saturday or Sunday until 8pm. Please refer to the icons. Late Night Opening on Friday 27th (6pm - 8pm) Late Night Opening on Saturday 28th (until 8pm) Late Night Opening on Sunday 29th (until 8pm)

Wheelchair access

Toilet facilities

Family friendly

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Accepts credit/ debit cards

Also open through the year by appointment

Price range

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Prize Draw Sponsored by Mabie House Hotel, Mabie, Dumfries, the Spring Fling Prize Draw offers visitors the chance to win vouchers to spend on art plus luxury accommodation and fine dining. 1st Prize: £100 voucher to spend in the artists studio of your choice plus 2 nights accommodation for two people in a suite with dinner, bed and breakfast at Mabie House Hotel. 2nd Prize: £50 voucher to spend in the artists studio of your choice plus two nights accommodation, bed and breakfast and a bottle of wine at Mabie House Hotel.

Photo: Mabie House Hotel

3rd Prize: £50 voucher to spend in the artists studio of your choice plus a meal for two and a complimentary bottle of wine, or drink of your choice at Mabie House Hotel.

To Enter Prize Draw cards can be collected from any artists’ studio. Complete the information on the back and return (Freepost) by the deadline. An online version of the form will also be available from www.spring-fling.co.uk


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Key Artists and Makers studios Galleries Rural Mural (see p7) Evening Events (see p12) Bus Tours (see p4)

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

Whilst in D&G

Getting Around

By Car

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

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

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Dumfries to Moniaive (30 min) Moniaive to St John’s Town of Dalry (20 min) Dumfries to Eskdalemuir (60 min) Lockerbie to Dumfries (20 min) Dumfries to Castle Douglas (30 min) Castle Douglas to Kirkcudbright (20 min) Kirkcudbright to Wigtown (50 min) Stranraer to Wigtown (40 min) Gatehouse of Fleet to Stranraer (55 min)

By Bus

Sunday 29 May The East Tour: Pick up: Dumfries 10am | Lockerbie 10.30am Travelling around: studios in the east Drop off: Dumfries | Lockerbie The West Tour: Pick up: New Galloway 9.30am | Castle Douglas 10am | Gatehouse 10.30am | Newton Stewart 11am Travelling around: studios in the west Drop off: New Galloway | Castle Douglas | Gatehouse | Newton Stewart Monday 30 May Pick up: New Galloway 9.30am | Castle Douglas 10am Travelling around: studios in Glenkens, Kirkpatrick Durham, Castle Douglas Drop off: New Galloway | Castle Douglas

Tickets:

£10 per person, £8 for Spring Fling Friends (find out more on p13-14) and Concessions Booking:

With help from Thornhill Community Transport and Glenken Transport Initiative, Tuesday – Friday 10am-4pm & Saturday we are delighted to provide 4 bus tours 10am-1.30pm* | The Midsteeple Box Office, visiting studios in different parts of the region. The Midsteeple, High Street, Dumfries, DG1 2BH | 01387 253383 All tours offer multi pick-up and drop-off points. The route and timing of all trips is 24 Hour Booking: www.dgboxoffice.co.uk left to the discretion of the driver. Planned *For booking over the Spring Fling weekend tours and pick up & drop off points are as beyond Saturday 24th at 3.30pm please follows: phone 07787 299 487 Saturday 28 May Pick up: Dumfries 10am | Auldgirth 10.30am Travelling around: studios near Thornhill and Moniaive Drop off: Dumfries | Auldgirth

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

D&G Facts

Did you know? The first bicycle was invented by Dumfries born Kirkpatrick MacMillan The world’s first submarine was made in Annan Scotland’s highest village is Wanlockhead The last witchcraft trial in Scotland took place in Dumfries Dumfries has Scotland’s oldest working theatre theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

To find out more about the wealth of history visit the museums of Dumfries and Galloway www.dumgal.gov.uk/artsandmuseums


Artist Badges A key to the badges appearing on artists pages: NEW STUDIOS

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

Our Springback Scheme (formerly the Homecomer 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.

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

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Our Neighbour’s 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. 05

EMERGE

With continued support from The Holywood Trust and the Archie Sutter Watt Trust, Emerge, our Young Artists Programme awards a bursary and a period of mentoring to three current/recent graduates with a connection to Dumfries and Galloway. Find out more about the programme on p11. MENTOR

Our Mentoring Programme is linked to the Emerge, young artists’ bursary. Each mentor gives dedicated time and professional expertise. Find out more about the programme on p11. WIGTOWN RESIDENCY

Working with the Wigtown Book Festival, Spring Fling each year hosts the second part of this residency. Find out more about the programme on p8. Photo: Colin Tennant


Spring Showcase This year the Spring Fling exhibition returns to Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries, where over the years we have celebrated the rich variety of artists and makers who make the event such an inspiring and unique experience.

Spring Showcase: Gracefield Arts Centre 9th April – 21st May Private View: 6-8pm Friday 8th April Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries, DG1 1JQ

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A selection of paintings, drawings, prints and craft make up this year’s Spring Fling Showcase. Focusing on Process, this exhibition looks at not only the final article, but explores how these finished art works come to be. In this exhibition you’ll find an exclusive behind the scenes approach. Artists and makers reveal methods of making their craft, from breaking down the physical act of making, preparatory sketches, photography and sketchbooks, to the manifestation of their emotional engagement and further education, offering a unique insight in to the intimate process of making.

Gracefield Arts Centre is open Tuesday - Saturday 10am till 5pm. Closed Sunday & Monday. Spring Fling weekend: Open 10am till 5pm (including Sunday and Monday)


Spring Fling Rural Mural #SFRM with Tellas, Under the City, Cagliari, 2015

After its successful launch in 2014, #SFRM returns in partnership with Glasgow based urban art specialists Recoat to produce Spring Fling Rural Mural (#SFRM) 2016. Focusing on the theme Exchange, three Upland artists have been paired up to collaborate with Recoat artists to create murals in D&G, Glasgow, Newcastle and Berlin. This year for the first time #SFRM is going international!

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Upland artists are: Morag Paterson Rory Laycock (studio 86) Morag Macpherson (studio 20)

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Recoat artists are: Amy Whiten & Ali Wyllie (Scotland) 44 Flavours (Germany) Tellas (Italy)

Meiklewood Farm (Purple Route)

Directions: Turn left from A75, the mural is on

the front of the farm building, you can’t miss it! Location: Meiklewood Farm, Ringford,

Castle Douglas, DG7 2AL 2

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Craigdarroch Arms Hotel (Green Route)

Directions: Mural is located on the gable end of the

hotel in the centre of the village.

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Location: Mossburn Animal Centre, Hightae, DG11 1LE

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Berlin, Germany

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Amy Whiten & Ali Wyllie, Tramway, 2015

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Photo: SFRM 2014 Colin Tennant

Mossburn Animal Centre (Red Route)

Directions: The mural is on the side of the animal centre, you can see it from the road. 44 Flavours, Installation, 2015

Photo: SFRM 2014 Colin Hattersley

Location: Craigdarroch Arms Hotel, Moniaive DG3 4HN

Find out more www.spring-fling.co.uk/sfrm

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

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Spring Fling x Wigtown Book Festival Residencies Artist in Residence | Writer in Residence Since 2009 this two-part residency has created a place for an artist to create new work through an intensive period engaging with Wigtown Book Festival. The work is then presented in an open studio setting in Wigtown for Spring Fling. In 2015 we welcomed Marjorie Lotfi Gill as our first writer in residence. Marjorie worked closely with Spring Fling artists and audiences and together they created SPRUNG – a collection of poems written in response to the work of Spring Fling’s artists. This developed, with Sarah Stewart, into its own visual arts project bringing text and artwork together in a series of posters and a handmade book. A new writer’s residency will take place in 2016.

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Gill White, Artist in Residence (2016)

Gill White works in digital media and is interested in the relationship between technology, storytelling and collective play. Throughout Wigtown Book Festival 2015 Gill created Pop-Up Story, a series of interactive artworks which she has developed for her exhibition at Spring Fling. This playful art work invites everyone to write, draw, make and have fun through collective storytelling. For this year’s Spring Fling 2016, Pop-Up Story will celebrate craft and print work. To find out the latest news visit www.pop-up--story.com Visit Gill in Wigtown (Studio 07, p19)

Writer in Residence 2016 welcomes the second writer in residence partnership between Wigtown Book Festival and Spring Fling, inviting artists, writers and audiences to collaborate to create unique writing in response to the art experienced at Spring Fling 2016. For more information about the residency and how you can get involved, visit www.spring-fling.co.uk for details. Marjorie Lofti Gill, Writer in Residence (2015)


We Are Upland Upland Arts Development CIC is a bold, ambitious, world-class, rural-based visual art and craft development organisation. Having evolved from Spring Fling CIC in autumn 2015, Upland launched itself into its new and expanded role to support artists and makers in developing their creative and professional practice. As well as this year round development programme, Upland presents Spring Fling Open Studios, one of the UK’s leading arts and crafts open studio weekends, as its flagship event in May every year. This year we have limited the amount of additional projects which are part of Spring Fling Open Studios to ensure that the quality and professionalism of the event are upheld whilst Upland is in its incubation period. We believe it takes time to build something well and Upland’s new year round programme will gain momentum during 2016. Spring Fling Rural Mural is back but with new international connections and focused on the theme of ‘exchange’ moving it forward and enabling our artists to benefit from the opportunity. We intend to build on the good work of our DG:OUT exhibitions from 2014 and nurture our established partnerships. For our fifteenth year in 2017 we will be celebrating by extending our reach through exhibitions both national and international.

Our Aims To establish and manage in Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland a world-class visual art and craft development agency with an annual arts and crafts ‘open studio’ event. To produce and deliver festivals, events, and experimental projects of the highest quality. To nurture the development of artistic excellence so that it thrives and grows. To inspire and educate a wide range of audiences, customers and clients to understand, celebrate, participate in and be supportive of visual art and craft practice. To raise the profile of visual artists and makers locally, nationally and internationally fulfilling a crucial role in the culture and tourism of Dumfries and Galloway. To work to benefit the local economy and the sustainability of local communities whilst promoting awareness of and respect for the natural environment. www.weareupland.com

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Upland Projects

MAKLab Dumfries

Modern Makers has evolved from The Modern Heritage Craft Project which ran in 2014 and 2015, giving eighteen 15-25 year olds, all at different stages in their careers, the chance to work with Dumfries and Galloway’s most talented makers.

Working in collaboration with Upland, MAKLab has launched its first rural based studio in Dumfries, providing a broad range of equipment and resources to assist makers across Dumfries & Galloway. The studio space on the High Street is equipped with the latest digital manufacturing technologies, analogue equipment and a materials/samples library to explore, learn with and utilise to develop bespoke items and projects.

We know that the best way to become a skilled maker is to learn from one, so this year we have a small group of young people working with local maker Sam Booth. With over 30 years experience in interior, product and building design, Sam has realised his ambition to develop beautiful, sustainable, small buildings by establishing Echo Living. This project gives young people the chance to work with Sam and his team in his workshop over 20 days, focusing on craft skills, design processes and collaborative working. 10

Modern Makers is supported by The Holywood Trust, Archie Sutter Watt Trust and Cashback for Communities through Creative Scotland’s Cashback for Creativity Programme.

Sam Booth ‘Brockloch Bothy’. Photo: Alisdair McIntosh

MAKLab is open to everyone. Whether you have a new idea for a product, would like to manufacture a piece of furniture, attend a workshop or pick up some new skills, the MAKLab team will help you through every step of the process. MAKLab is funded by The Holywood Trust and Cashback for Communities through Creative Scotland’s Cashback for Creativity Programme and Big Lottery Awards For All. For more information on all Upland projects and how to get involved please visit: www.weareupland.com/projects

Photo: Colin Tennant


Emerge Previously Young Artists Bursary, this programme supports current and recent graduates with a connection to Dumfries & Galloway, through a ÂŁ1000 bursary to enable the creation of new work, with mentoring by an experienced Upland artist or maker.

Denise Zygadlo

Through continued support by The Holywood Trust, and the Archie Sutter Watt Trust this year, we are delighted to be able to support three young artists for 2016. Two young artists are supported by The Holywood Trust and one is supported by the Archie Sutter Watt Trust.

Morgan Hardie

Now in its fifth year, the programme is becoming a key part of the infrastructure for our next generation of artists and makers in Dumfries & Galloway.

Emerge Young Artists 2016 Morgan Hardie (studio 60, p48) Mentored by Denise Zygadlo

Sarah Keast

Clare Williams (studio 83, p63) Mentored by Lisa Rothwell-Young

Emily Nash

Lisa Rothwell-Young

Emily Nash (studio 08, p19) Mentored by Sarah Keast

Clare Williams

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Evening Events During Spring Fling, Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival is in the final weekend of its ten day performing Arts Festival. Here are some recommendations for when the Spring Fling studios shut their doors. Advanced booking is recommended. Tickets are available from the Midsteeple High Street, Dumfries, 01387253383 www.dgartsfestival.org.uk, or at the door when available.

FRIDAY 27 MAY Sam Lee, 7.30pm The Usual Place, Dumfries. Mercury Prize nominated, Sam Lee’s folk compositions are timeless, hypnotic and fresh. Sam is a new pioneer who is helping to define and energise the sound of folk song for today. The Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band, 7.30pm Corner House Hotel, Annan. Eight musicians from the villages surrounding Jaipur. A huge sound, unreserved showmanship and too many people to fit onto one stage. Dancing expected. 12

Scottish Ensemble EN RÊVE, 7.30pm Theatre Royal, Dumfries. Redefining the string orchestra, the Scottish Ensemble’s vibrant performances are powerful, challenging and rewarding. The Banker Who Cared, 7.30pm CatStrand, New Galloway. The fascinating story of the Dumfriesshire minister Reverend Henry Duncan of Ruthwell who opened the world’s first savings bank in a small cottage in Ruthwell. Puppet Soup: Land of Dragon, 7.00pm Wigtown County Buildings. A visually and emotionally arresting piece of theatre for young and old alike. An enchanting puppetry adventure into the world of the Welsh Dragon!

SATURDAY 28 MAY Orkestra Del Sol, Oceanallover and The Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band, 7.00pm The Usual Place, Dumfries. Orkestra Del Sol’s bombastic brass ‘n’ good time honkstep is a highly entertaining, explosive reinvention of global brass band music. They are joined by notorious physical theatre group Oceanallover and the Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band.

Cairn Chorus and Friends Spring Concert, 7.30pm Glencairn Memorial Institute. Join the Cairn Chorus and acclaimed local musicians, on a journey through the ages and continents, to explore the theme of Separation Burns: Rough Cut, 7.30pm CatStrand, New Galloway. Meet the real edgy Bard: in crisis and contradiction but at full creative stretch.

SUNDAY 29 MAY Black is the Colour of my Voice, 8:00pm The Usual Place, Dumfries. Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, this play follows a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist seeking redemption. Burns: Rough Cut, 7.30pm The Swallow Theatre, Whithorn. (See 28th May for details ) See www.dgartsfestival.org.uk for full details


Spring Fling turns fifteen in 2017 help us celebrate! Over the years our artists and makers have told us many lovely stories about the people who have visited their studios and purchased their work. We are also aware of the high number of returning visitors each year and we began to think there must be people with collections of work by our Spring Fling artists. We are looking to develop a programme of talks, events and exhibitions in 2017, around the theme of Collecting. We would love to hear your personal stories about your experiences of visiting Spring Fling over the years and why you have bought particular works and the continued enjoyment they bring, the feelings and memories they evoke. We look forward to hearing from you so drop us an email or call for a chat; we’d love to see images of you and your collection. Contact Joanna Macaulay T: (07787) 299487 / E: joanna@weareupland.com

Photo: Colin Hattersley

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


Upland does much more than Spring Fling Open Studios each Spring. We also support and provide opportunities for our artists and makers all year round through workshops, exhibitions, career development programmes and much more.

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

The Website Follow updates on Spring Fling and our artists, interesting blog posts and our Upland year round activities on www.spring-fling.co.uk / www.weareupland.com

Support Us Become Our Friend! • Advance brochure • E-newsletter • Discounts and offers in artists’ studios • Discount on the Bus Tours • Discounts with local businesses through Whilst in D&G I would like to become a Friend of Spring Fling & I enclose a cheque for the following amount (please tick the appropriate box): Friend For One Year (Individual) - £15 Friend For One Year (Family) - £25 Friend for Life (Individual) - £100 Friend for Life (Family) - £160 I would like to make an additional donation of £

The Online Shop The Spring Fling Online Shop is open for business 365 days a year, 24 hours a day: purchase vouchers and order brochures.

Social Media Get to know us

Print Media to Spring Fling.

Name(s): Email: Address: Please return this to the address below or sign up online at www.spring-fling.co.uk Spring Fling is presented by Upland Arts Development CIC, an artist-led, not-forprofit company. The information you supply is secure and will not be passed on to third parties. When you sign up to be a Friend of Spring Fling, you will receive a welcome letter and Friendship card in the post followed by regular e-newsletters.

Put Your Own Stamp On! Spring Fling offers exciting opportunities for businesses of all sizes to sponsor the most successful open studios event in Scotland. If you would like to find out more, please get in touch with: Joanna Macaulay, Events & Exhibitions Manager E: joanna@weareupland.com T: (01387) 213218 Spring Fling is presented by Upland Arts Development CIC Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries, Scotland DG1 1JQ T: (01387) 213218 E: info@spring-fling.co.uk W: www.spring-fling.co.uk

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


Blue Route


LISA HOOPER

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

Inspired by the wildlife and landscape of Scotland, my prints, in a variety of print media, are intended to resonate with the viewer. I use collagraph, etching, linocut, woodcut and other printing techniques to capture the essence of my subjects. what to expect: The studio contains two presses which I’ll be using throughout the weekend to demonstrate. This year, my tenth Spring Fling, I’ll be showing some previously unseen early work on Barns, Iceland and southern Europe alongside the usual selection of recent work, cards and unframed prints.

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NB wheelchair access to ground floor only, one step as you enter the property. £10 worth of greetings cards with any non card purchase. £50 - £600

directions: From Wigtown, take the road to Bladnoch. Cross the river and then turn right (B7085) to Port William. Seymour House is the first house on the right after the traffic calming. If you are coming from Stranraer, Seymour House is the last house in the village on the left on the Wigtown Road. recommendation: Tea, cake and coffee will be available in our kitchen (and perhaps the garden!) once again: proceeds to local charities.

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

I make fairly classic thrown pottery forms which are illustrated in an expressive way using tube lining and under glaze colours. The images produced are based on natural forms and are designed to both intrigue and delight, often evoking a narrative open to various interpretations. what to expect: My studio is in a cottage dating from at least the eighteenth century, situated behind our Georgian house. There, I will demonstrate the various stages that the pots I make go through, especially the way I illustrate them, and the different sources of inspiration I use.

On-street parking outside showroom with additional formal parking 150 metres further along the street heading south. Friends are offered 10% discount on purchases over £50. £7.50 - £450

directions: Turn south off the A75 at Newton Stewart on to the A714 and follow the signs to Whithorn. From Wigtown follow the A746 south via Bladnoch. The studio is in the centre of the town opposite the Central Café. recommendation: Whithorn Story Visitor Centre & Central Café. A visitor centre with a museum and tearoom. The Central Café has homemade ice cream.


KEVAN MCGINTY

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

As a painter of the Scottish landscape, I love to explore the range of acrylic media in search of exciting, surprising and imaginative natural effects, whilst paying homage to the wild places that inspire me. what to expect: Visitors will see the full range of my studio work, from small intimate studies to grander pieces, and a style that encompasses both representational and completely abstract explorations.

directions: My studio is on the A746 running through Whithorn village centre. Coming from Wigtown I am on the right, up the hill and past the shops. Coming from Port William, I am on the left before the shops. recommendation: Whithorn House Tea Room. A friendly, relaxed and beautiful place to enjoy a break from the day’s rigours.

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10% discount for Spring Fling Friends. 10%discount when buying more than one painting/print. £50 - £1200

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HELEN RYMAN North Kildarroch, Whauphill, Newton Stewart DG8 9PD T: (01988) 840 255 E: helen.ryman@btinternet.com Helen Ryman Arts @helenryman W: www.helenrymanarts.co.uk

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Once I’ve checked my Belted Galloways and sheep and done whatever work is required on any given day, I head back to the moors to paint…weather and time permitting! what to expect: I will have new work exhibited alongside some more familiar pieces. Giclee prints and greetings cards will also be available.

directions: From Wigtown, head over the Bladnoch bridge, heading to Whithorn (A746). Take a right onto the A714 heading towards Portwilliam. Continue for two miles until Whauphill. Take a right onto B7052 and continue for approximately two miles. Turn left & continue for half a mile. recommendation: Beltie Books and Café, 6 Bank Street, Wigtown. The best coffee and cake for miles!

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DAVY BROWN The Book Shop, 17 North Main Street, Wigtown DG8 9HL T: (01671) 403767 E: djbstudio@btinternet.com W: www.davybrown.com

My work is inspired by the light, the colour and the forms of the Galloway landscape. I work outdoors, gathering information in pastels and create my oil paintings in the studio, stylising from my original sketches. what to expect: My Spring Fling exhibition will consist of oil paintings, landscape and still life, as well as high quality giclee prints selected from my original paintings. I shall offer a print to the winner of a drawing competition to take place in the Book Shop.

Free parking in the street outside. 10% discount for Spring Fling Friends. Drawing competition – First prize a signed limited edition print.

directions: From the A75 take the exit towards Wigtown from the Newton Stewart roundabout. In Wigtown, pass the Primary School on the left, and at the T junction turn right. The Book Shop is 100 yards from the junction on the right. recommendation: The Book Shop. The venue itself is the biggest in Scotland’s Book Town, housing one of the most varied collections in Scotland.

£90 - £2500

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SARAH STEWART Craigard Gallery, Craigard, 13 North Main Street, Wigtown DG8 9HL T: (07903) 044 929 E: sarahlstewart@live.com SarahMakesPrints sarahmakesprints

Inspired by patterns and typography found within my environment and found objects, my work focuses on the creation of collage, print and surface pattern design. It embraces the past, thrown away and pre-loved, to create something fresh and contemporary. what to expect: Alongside my screenprints, stationary range and textiles, I will run a small programme of events throughout the weekend demonstrating bookbinding techniques and allowing visitors to pull their own screenprint. This programme of events will be available to view on my Facebook page.

Plenty of on-street parking is available. 10% discount for Spring Fling Friends. Free greetings card with every purchase over £10. £4 - £650

directions: Arriving in Wigtown on the A714 from Newton Stewart, turn right at the T-Junction on to North Main Street. The gallery is the second door on the right, next to the Engraver’s. recommendation: The Old Bank Book Shop, 7 South Main Street. More than five rooms of out-of-print, second-hand and antiquarian books, extensive sheet-music collection and art books.


GILL WHITE Supper Room, County Buildings, Wigtown DG8 9JH T: (07729) 141578 E: hello@gillwhite.com W: www.gillwhite.com Pop-Up-Story @GillWhite @PopUpStory_

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I am a Digital Creative, Director & Producer of design and film-led interactive experiences. My work features site-specific participatory urban artworks designed for people to interact and have fun through collective play. what to expect: Pop-up Story is an art project led by my residency as Spring Fling’s & Wigtown Book Festival’s Artist-in-Residence. Pop-Up Story is for people to write, draw, make and have fun through collective storytelling. Visit www.pop-up--story.com for the latest news and how you can take part.

directions: From Dumfries, follow the A75 to Newton Stewart. Take the first exit at this roundabout and follow the road and signposts to Wigtown. Come in to Wigtown, passing the Nursery on your right. Turn left at the T junction, taking you on to North Main Street. The County Buildings are on the right. recommendation: Beltie Books and Café, 6 Bank Street, Wigtown. A wonderful Wigtown haven, a café and bookshop and with a stylish upstairs flat to rent with stunning coastal views.

On street parking 10% off for Spring Fling Friends. £2.50 - £40

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EMILY NASH Emily’s Designs Studio and Gallery, Double Doors, Emily’s Designs Lochancroft Lane, Wigtown DG8 9HZ E: emilysdesigns72@googlemail.com @EmilyN_Designs

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I enjoy portraying my love of animals through my work, as I have grown up on a farm and I try to create the animals characters in each piece. I work with various media as I find that with different animals, certain styles are more suitable. what to expect: I am looking forward to displaying my older work alongside some new creations, from lino prints, framed drawings, acrylic paintings to 3D/ low relief work. I will also have greetings cards and printed goods for sale.

directions: Heading from Newton Stewart to Wigtown take the first right after Wigtown Primary School into Loachancroft Lane (the road behind North Main Street). My studio is the third building along with double doors – look out for my sign. recommendation: Café Rendezvous. Their lunches are delicious.

Parking in centre of town, only a short walk. Pack of 10 cards for £12. £1.75 - £700


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Mochrum Park House, Kirkcowan, Newton Stewart DG8 0BY T: (01671) 830285 E: kayribbens@hotmail.com W: www.kayribbens.co.uk

I am interested in the concept of good design in contemporary living and attempt to create a continuous collection of original and distinctive hats of universal appeal. I make individual pieces of wearable sculpture, hand woven and finely detailed thus avoiding mass production. what to expect: A large busy working studio bursting with colourful yarns, exhibition pieces, works in progress, and many unusual, innovative, extraordinary textile hats, both contemporary and traditional. Wearable old favourites & new original designs; large eccentrics to simple berets.

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10% discount for Spring Fling.

directions: From Newton Stewart take A75 towards Stranraer. Then take second left after hospital. Stay on this road for approximately 5 miles until a T junction with B733. From Wigtown take the B733 towards Kirkcowan for approximately 4 miles. Follow signs to Mochrum Park House. recommendation: Standing Stones of Torhouse. Ancient Stone Circle approximately 1 mile from studio towards Wigtown.

£29 - £390

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Minniwick, Bargrennan, Newton Stewart DG8 6SS T: (07775) 973732 E: andyjpriestman@hotmail.com W: andypriestman.tumblr.com

I make wood fired Porcelain and stoneware. I strive for a carefully made pot that is good to hold and use, with glazes and slips of rich depth and complexity. My paintings are process based, quiet and abstract; informed by my ceramics and nature. what to expect: The pottery will have pots at all stages of the process. The studio will be an exhibition of finished pots and paintings. Outside there will be some work displayed around the kilnshed and garden areas, where visitors can wander and absorb the beautiful views.

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Friends who make a purchase can enter a prize draw for a romantic pair of saké cups. £12 - £1000

directions: From Newton Stewart take the A714 north for 7 miles. Turn right at Clachaneasy, keep straight on for 2 miles. Minniwick is a right hand turn shortly after a sign for Holm Farm. From the Girvan direction, turn left at Bargrennan, then right just beyond Glentrool Village and right again before the bridge and Visitor Centre. Minniwick is the first road-end on the left. recommendation: House O’Hill, Loch Trool and the Glentrool Visitor Centre.


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ALISON CRITCHLOW Mill on the Fleet, High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2HS T: (07964) 249982 E: alisoncritchlow@hotmail.com W: www.alisoncritchlow.co.uk Alison Critchlow-artist alcritchlow

Based in Cumbria, my recent work is about time, erosion, speed and motion. Starting outside, the landscape and especially the sea forms the basis for exploring painterly expression. I strive for the balance between representation and abstraction, between a moment caught and then reinvented in paint. what to expect: Visitors to my Spring Fling studio can expect to see oil paintings from small boards painted outside to larger studio canvases (up to 5 feet). Sketchbooks and watercolours from the Solway, the Hebrides and Cumbria will be there to demonstrate the preliminary stages of my process. directions: Take A75 west from Dumfries towards Stranraer. Follow towards Gatehouse of Fleet turning on to the B272. The Mill is situated over the bridge on your left hand side.

On street parking.

10% off for Spring Fling Friends. £50 - £2500

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DOROTHY RAMSAY Mill on the Fleet, High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2HS T: (01768) 779681 E: dorothyramsay@hotmail.co.uk dorothyramsayartist W: www.dorothyramsayfineart.co.uk

A practising artist for over 50 years, I still enjoy painting and printmaking. I experiment with different subjects, landscapes, abstract, colour and playfulness. Etchings and mono prints are of great inspiration to my work, as are my travels and discovering new landscapes. what to expect: An exhibition of the sea, land and shore. I enjoy encouraging others so please feel free to bring some of your own work if you feel stuck. I will be demonstrating mono printing over the weekend: this is a cheap and easy way to enter the field of printmaking.

On street parking. 10% off for Spring Fling Friends. £10 - £1200

directions: Take A75 west from Dumfries towards Stranraer. Follow towards Gatehouse of Fleet turning on to the B272. The Mill is situated over the bridge on your left hand side.


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The Laundry, Kirkandrews, Borgue, Kirkcudbright DG6 4UB T: (01557) 870003 E: linda.mallett@virgin.net

I am returning to Spring Fling after a break of three years, with a completely new project and new studio location. I am sourcing my own pigments from rocks and clays, making colours to create abstract paintings. what to expect: Work in progress! All stages of the work, from rocks waiting to be ground, through experiments in mark-making, to some finished work. Tea and cakes and a lot of (optional) talking about how to make and look at abstract paintings and why.

directions: From Borgue village, take the turning past the Church towards Carrick. After 2 miles turn left just before a small bridge. Pass the tiny Kirkandrews Kirk on your left and The Laundry is on the left straight after.

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recommendation: Kirkandrews Kirk. A unique kirk with Arts & Craft influence, open specially for Spring Fling.

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KATHRYN KING 21 St Marys Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4AA T: (01557) 332374 E: info@kathrynking.com KathrynKing Designer Jewellery W: www.kathrynking.com

NEW STUDIO

I love creating jewels that are worn and loved. Working with precious metals and gemstones, my design inspiration comes mainly from nature but also architecture and travel. Subtle contrasts of colour and texture are created in my collections. I also accept commissions. what to expect: Visitors will be able to follow the journey of my jewellery from initial design sketches and computer aided design models, through to the raw materials and tools in the workshop, soldering, stone setting and polishing.

directions: From the A75 follow signs for Kirkcudbright. My studio is on St. Mary Street opposite the church grounds. recommendation: Broughton House & Garden. Former home of the artist E.A. Hornel, there is a beautiful garden influenced by his love of Japan.

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

Working on commissions that vary in size from a wee mirror to a £10.5 million distillery restoration project certainly keeps my life as a furniture maker diverse and interesting, and I hope the same can be said of my woodworking style! what to expect: I will be taking up residence in the garden behind the WASPS buildings, and visitors will be able to watch as I demonstrate my woodcarving process, as well as looking at finished examples of my work.

On street parking. 6 Parking spaces available behind the Wasps building - access via Daar Road, plus 45 spaces next door. 10% discount for Spring Fling Friends on sales during the weekend.

directions: From the A75 take the A711 into Kirkcudbright. From St. Mary Street turn right in to Daar Road. The WASPS Studios are at the end of the council cark park – access to the garden is through the wall to the right. recommendation: Polarbites Fish Restaurant, Harbour Square. Enjoy quality fish suppers and a selection of fine seafoods – dine in or takeaway.

£300 - £4000

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

My practice explores my relationship with the natural environment. Using my own grown willows and other local woods such as ash, hazel, birch catkins and larch I create tranquil wall sculptures and forms which allow the subtleties of these beautiful materials to reveal themselves. what to expect: Flying birds, leaves, boats and cloud forms will all be gracing the walls of this light and airy studio. A sense of excitement and stimulation that comes with the exploration of ideas. New work on sale and plenty of discussion about the magnificence of willow.

On street parking. 6 Parking spaces available behind the Wasps building - access via Daar Road, plus 45 spaces next door. 10% discount for Friends. £150 - £6000

directions: From the A75 take the A711 into Kirkcudbright. Pass the church on your right and tennis courts on your left and take the next right on to the High Street. Wasps Studios are 20 yards up on the right hand side. recommendation: The Selkirk Arms Hotel. www.selkirkarmshotel.co.uk. Georgian hotel on the High Street, once visited by poet Robert Burns, offering cosy rooms and a lively bistro.


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

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My current work explores the dynamic and ancient practice of encaustics, painting with a medium made from melting beeswax with tree resin. As I work, I build up numerous translucent layers of wax medium, creating unusual visual depths as I incorporate mark and colour. what to expect: Visitors will have the chance to see demonstrations of some of the many processes involved in encaustic work, as well as work in progress and finished pieces for sale including wall panels, bowls and monoprints.

directions: From the A75 take the A711 into Kirkcudbright. From St Marys Street turn right into High Street and the WASPS Studios are on your right, just beyond the Selkirk Arms. Access to the garden is through the wall to the right. recommendation: Solway Tide Café, 16 St Cuthbert Street, Kirkcudbright. Good strong Fairtrade coffee!

On street parking. Parking spaces available behind the Wasps building access via Daar Road, plus 45 spaces next door. 10% discount for Spring Fling Friends. £25 - £1500

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CLAIRE CAMERON-SMITH Studio 8, WASPS Studios, 117 High Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JG T: (07967) 327564 E: claire@cameronsmithdesigns.co.uk CECameronSmith W: www.cameronsmithdesigns.co.uk

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My printmaking techniques include woodblock, vinyl cut, and stencilling. Experimenting with new processes has led to many of my recent prints involving an embossing technique, which adds a three-dimensional quality to the designs and also draws attention to the beauty of the printmaking papers. what to expect: The tools and materials I use to create my prints will be on hand in the studio, and I’m always happy to talk through the various processes I use, to help people understand all the elements involved in making a print. directions: From the A75 take the A711 into Kirkcudbright. From St. Mary Street turn right into High Street and the WASPS Studios are on your right, just beyond the Selkirk Arms. My new studio is on the ground floor of Claverhouse. recommendation: The Masonic Arms, 19 Castle Street, Kirkcudbright. A great pub for real ale, or a wide choice of international bottled beers.

On street parking. 6 Parking spaces available behind the Wasps building access via Daar Road, plus 45 spaces next door. 10% off for Spring Fling Friends. £5 - £450


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SUZI PLUNKETT Studio 9, WASPS Studios, 117 High Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JG T: (07590) 469797 E: littledotcreations@outlook.com @littledotUK W: www.littledotcreations.bigcartel.com littledotcreations

Established in 2013, Little Dot Creations offers a range of light hearted animal treats. With my tiny pens, I create illustrations using thousands of little dots and circles. I am inspired by a love of children’s stories, fairy tales and life growing up in Galloway. what to expect: Visitors can expect to take part in my interactive colouring sessions, adding their own rainbow splashes to my monochrome illustrations. There will also be ‘Little Dot Goodie Bags’ for the first ten visitors through the door each day.

On-street parking. 6 Parking spaces available behind the Wasps building - access via Daar Road, plus 45 spaces next door. 10% off for Spring Fling Friends. £2.50 - £375

directions: From the A75 take the A711 into Kirkcudbright. Pass the church on your right and tennis courts on your left and take the next right on to the High Street. Wasps Studios are 20 yards up on the right hand side. recommendation: Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park. Contained within 27 acres of mixed woodland, it is the wild life conservation centre for the south of Scotland.

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MORAG MACPHERSON Studio 2, WASPS Studios, 117 High Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JG T: (07734) 421029 E: info@moragmacpherson.com W: www.moragmacpherson.com MoragMacphersonTextiles

I create surface patterns for textiles as limited-edition digitally printed cushions and scarves. I also have a unique range of one-off patchworked pieces as kimonos, skirts, throws and wall hangings in fine silks, wools, linens and cottons. what to expect: New works as patterns and colourways for cushions and scarves & experimental pieces incorporating screen printing from a recent award. My processes will be illustrated including research and photography. Photos from recent fashion shoots will be adorning the walls of my studio.

On-street parking. 6 Parking spaces available behind the Wasps building - access via Daar Road, plus 45 spaces next door. 10% discount for friends of Spring Fling. £30 - £500

directions: From the A75 take the A711 into Kirkcudbright. Pass the church on your right and tennis courts on your left and take the next right on to the High Street. Wasps Studios are twenty yards up on the right hand side. recommendation: Brambles. Great value delicatessen on Kirkcudbright’s main shopping street - St Mary’s Street. Selling artisan and locally produced foods in a small but welcoming space.


ROSIE REID Studio 12, WASPS Studios, 117 High Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JG T: (07817) 020385 E: colourrosie@gmail.com W: www.colourrosie.co.uk colourrosie

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I am a lively artist who designs colourful abstract works on paper and fabric, inspired from the beauty in nature’s imperfections. I create to brighten up customers’ homes and wardrobes, and my own! what to expect: My studio is filled with colourful collages, fabrics and other creative designs. I like to have inspiration all around me so I also have lots of nature books and found objects from nature, like shells and flowers.

directions: From the A75 take the A711 into Kirkcudbright. From St Mary Street turn right on to High Street. WASPS Studios are to the right. My studio is upstairs in Claverhouse. recommendation: The Belfry Café, 39 St Mary Street, Kirkcudbright. A great place for cold or hot food. Their cakes are amazing!

On-street parking. 6 Parking spaces available behind the Wasps building - access via Daar Road, plus 45 spaces next door. 10% discount for Spring Fling Friends. £ 2.50 - £300

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

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I continue to create digital artworks of a complex and intricate nature and have recently acquired new software which I am experimenting with to broaden my artistic skill-set what to expect: Spring Fling visitors will see a selection of my latest digital images in addition to current commissions in progress. I will also be showing some animated shorts.

directions: From the A75 take the A711 into Kirkcudbright. From St. Mary Street turn right into High Street and the WASPS Studios are on your right. My studio is upstairs in Claverhouse. recommendation: Polarbites Fish Restaurant, Harbour Square. Excellent fish restaurant by the harbour with a fine selection of fresh food with friendly service.

On street parking. 6 Parking spaces available behind the Wasps building - access via Daar Road, plus 45 spaces next door. 10% discount for Spring Fling Friends. £6 - £300


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HEATHER M NISBET The Fox Hole, Kirkcudbright DG6 4XD E: heather.m.nisbet@hotmail.co.uk W: www.heathermnisbet.com heathermnisbet heather.m.nisbet.art

I don’t often paint exactly what I see. Instead, each piece is a sort of jigsaw of images that I’ve sketched, all knitted together to produce a painting that I hope will evoke in the viewer a pleasant memory of something from their own experience. what to expect: You’ll see current work in progress and I’ll explain my various techniques, including how I combine charcoal with acrylics or oils and my method of scaling up and composing large works. Original paintings, framed prints and greeting cards will also be available.

Street parking beside or opposite the studio. Disabled parking in the driveway.

directions: Travel south on the main road out of Kirkcudbright (A711 – a continuation of St. Mary Street). The Fox Hole Studio is on the right hand side of the road before you reach the national speed limit (end of 30mph) sign. recommendation: Solway Tide Café, St Cuthbert Street, Kirkcudbright. A lovely café with an attractive outdoor eating area.

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JENNIE ASHMORE 8 Main St, Auchencairn, Castle Douglas DG7 1QU T: (01556) 640566 E: jennie@leafworks.co.uk W: www.leafworks.co.uk Leafwork

Leafworks are unique collages using pressed leaves and flowers collected from the woods and gardens of south-west Scotland and beyond. The driving force behind my work is the desire to celebrate the natural world and capture the beauty and vibrancy of nature. what to expect: I collect leaves and flowers which are pressed in to old telephone directories. I have a large collection of dried material which I use to create Leafworks. I will demonstrate the process during Spring Fling. I will be exhibiting framed and unframed pieces, cards and Leafwork kits.

Plenty of parking spaces in village. 10% discount for Spring Fling Friends. £0 - £900

directions: From Dalbeattie (A711), turn right after the Old Smugglers Inn. The workshop is 100 yards up the hill on your left, at the junction with Spout Row. From Kirkcudbright [A711], turn left after the primary school. The workshop is downhill on your right. recommendation: Dundrennan Abbey. Beautiful ruins of a Cistercian monastery managed by Historic Scotland - situated on A711 in Dundrennan.


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8 Main Street, Auchencairn, Castle Douglas DG7 1QU T: (01556) 640161 E: trevorleat@hotmail.com W: www.trevorleat.co.uk Trevor Leat

I make figurative sculpture using willow and other coppiced material which I grow and harvest annually. Once seasoned, I weave the slender rods to create flowing figures which are sometimes of large scale. I also design and make carrying baskets and creels using traditional techniques. what to expect: As you enter my workshop you will be aware of the lovely fragrance of willow. I will be demonstrating weaving techniques (when time and space allow) and I am happy to chat. There will be some smaller sculptures and new baskets on show. And Jennie Ashmore’s work too! directions: From Dalbeattie (A711), turn right after The Old Smugglers Inn. The workshop is 100 yards up the hill on your left at the junction with Spout Row. From Kirkcudbright (A711), turn left down Main Street after the primary school. The workshop is halfway down Main Street on your right.

Plenty of free parking on adjacent Main Street. £20 - £5000

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The Studio, 5 Main Street, Auchencairn DG7 1QU T (01556) 640552 E info@janetibbotson.co.uk W www.janetibbotson.co.uk

I design and make jackets and coats in pure wool. I also embroider beautiful scarves that are made in pure cashmere. The designs are based on natural forms inspired by my watercolours. I am motivated by quality and fit. what to expect: The studio is at the end of a pretty garden and is full of the tools of my trade. There will be sewing machines, colourful fabrics, felting wools, tailors dummy and lots of garments and scarves.

directions: At the bottom of the hill, not far from the bridge in Auchencairn. My studio is next door to the village shop and Post Office. Enter through the five bar gate. recommendation: Balcary Hotel. Along the Shore Road (almost opposite my house) at the end. The view from the Bar or Restaurant is stunning.

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FITCH & MCANDREW Studio 3, Lochdougan House, Kelton, Castle Douglas DG7 1SX T: (01556) 680220 E: info@hannahmcandrew.co.uk W: www.fitchandmcandrew.co.uk Fitch and McAndrew

We are husband and wife and business partners. We use a range of natural earth tone slips to decorate our traditionally influenced pots which are fired in a wood fired kiln. what to expect: We will be throwing pots on the wheel and demonstrating our various decorating techniques throughout the day. The wood kiln will be fired on the Saturday so visitors can see this in action. Hot drinks and homemade cakes will be available.

directions: From A75 take turning to Rhonehouse. Turn left in village (Craig Terrace) then, after a quarter of a mile, turn right. Lochdougan House is two miles further along, on right up a tree-lined avenue. From Kirkcudbright or Gelston take B727 and follow signs.

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recommendation: Momtaz Indian Lounge, Castle Douglas. An excellent curry house, no sauces from tins, everything is delicious and is cooked from scratch by the owner, recommended!

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

I have a bold, loose style working mainly in gouache with ink and bamboo. The Galloway landscape influences my work, but it is not slavishly representational. Punchy still lifes are creeping in again, and the occasional cottage still appears. what to expect: There will be work for sale, and work in progress. I am having a solo exhibition at Gracefield Arts Centre running concurrently with Spring Fling so visitors to my studio will not only see my work but also preparatory works and sketches for this exhibition.

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Free exhibition booklet specially printed for Gracefield Exhibition. £200 - £900

directions: From A75 take turning to Rhonehouse. Turn left in village (Craig Terrace) then, after a quarter of a mile, turn right and follow the signs. From Kirkcudbright or Gelston take B727 and follow signs. recommendation: Sunrise Wholefoods, 51 King Street, Castle Douglas. Spacious and very friendly shop…delicious cheeses and happy informative banter!


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LUCY HADLEY Visitor Centre, Threave Garden & Estate, Castle Douglas DG7 1RX T: (07595) 465258 E: lucyhadley@rocketmail.com W: www.lucyhadley.com @Lucyswarbler

NEW STUDIO

I am an illustrator whose love of the natural world is often reflected in my personal work. I use a variety of materials to create my visual language and enjoy mixing traditional mark-making techniques with modern digital practices. what to expect: Visitors to my Spring Fling studio can expect to see a selection of my latest work and thumb through my sketchbooks. There will also be an opportunity to enter a competition to win one of my mounted prints.

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directions: From Dumfries take the A75 towards Stranraer. Taking the turn off on to the B736, follow this road for about a mile, turning right on to Old Military Road. Follow the signs for Threave Gardens and Estate & Spring Fling signs. My studio is in the building with the visitor centre and café. recommendation: Threave Garden & Café. Enjoy a bite to eat in the café and then head out for a stretch on the lovely Threave Estate Walk.

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CATRIONA TAYLOR Visitor Centre, Threave Garden & Estate, Castle Douglas DG7 1RX T: (07943) 379471 E: catrionaray.taylor@virgin.net Catriona Taylor @catrionaray W: www.catrionataylor.co.uk

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My work is a response to Scottish land/seascape. I use google earth imagery to find a different way of looking at the sea. I use bits of maps and the words of the shipping forecast to show the human attempt to make it more navigable. what to expect: A new collection of seascapes and collages and an insight in to my working process. There will be photos, sketches, small initial pieces and sketchbooks to leaf through; a workshop table for adults and children to try doing some collage.

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10% off for Spring Fling Friends. £50 - £700

directions: From Dumfries take the A75 towards Stranraer. Taking the turn off on to the B736, follow this road for about a mile, turning right on to Old Military Road. Follow the signs for Threave Gardens and Estate & Spring Fling signs. My studio is in the building with the visitor centre and café. recommendation: Threave Garden & Estate. The fabulous café, the gardens themselves and lovely dog walks around the estate.


ANGELA LAWRENCE Clience Studio, 212 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1DS T: (07902) 301883 E: angela@cliencestudio.co.uk W: www. cliencestudio.co.uk angelalawrencecliencestudio @cliencestudio

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My paintings mostly portray Galloway, where my passion for being outdoors is immediately rewarded by uplifting beauty and refreshing air. I try to convey this by attention to tone, light and colour; eye catching light on water or hillside, seashore brought to life with foreground details. what to expect: Seascapes and landscapes of Galloway, some themes more abstract, and a small set of Lake District paintings (atmospheric and vertiginous high places a feature!). See a slideshow and/or the artist painting in stages leading to completion over the weekend. directions: - From Dumfries or Stranraer take A75, enter Castle Douglas on B736 or A713. Clience Studio is in the main shopping street, under the tall clock tower, lower end of town. It’s on the corner of King Street at the crossroads with A713 from Ayr/ Auchencairn. recommendation: Carlingwark Loch. A minutes walk from the studio, a sparkling loch equipped with boats, ducks, swans and the distinctive Screel Hill backdrop.

Free on-street parking outside the studio or in adjacent/parallel streets. Also a car park 5 minutes’ walk up King Street.

Competition to win a painting open to all. 15% discount for Spring Fling Friends on many paintings and prints. £30 - £3500

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MICHAL ŠÚR Castle Douglas Art Gallery, Market Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1BE T: (07791) 633374 E: misosur@gmail.com W: www.michalsur.sk MichalSurPhotography

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I specialise in fine art B&W infrared photography and my inspiration comes from nature. I like simplicity and contrast in the natural world and use long exposures to enhance contrast between static and moving objects. what to expect: Together with my older work, I will present my latest images from the Scottish Highlands. I will be exhibiting images from my project on trees that I have been working on for over three years.

directions: From Dumfries, take the A75, enter Castle Douglas via the A745. My venue is situated at the top end of King Street next to the information centre, just before you enter the town centre. The gallery is adjacent to the Library. recommendation: Carlingwark Loch. Only a few hundred yards from the gallery. Three miles long footpath around the loch is the ideal spot for birdwatching.

Plentiful free parking is available in the car park next to the Information Centre.

10% discount on all framed photography for Spring Fling Friends. £3 - £300


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PHIL MCMENEMY The Gallery at Laurieston, Laurieston, Castle Douglas DG7 2PW @GalleryPhil T: (01644) 450235 E: phil@pmcphotography.co.uk W: www.pmcphotography.co.uk GalleryatLaurieston

I am an artist who uses the literal translation of photography – I draw and paint with light! Light is king and key to everything I do. Come and view my take on Scotland, particularly my passion for the dramatic landscapes of Dumfries and Galloway. what to expect: The Gallery at Laurieston prides itself on its honest, warm and open reception. Visitors are welcome to view my work which reflects how I perceive Scotland. There will be contemporary and more traditional works on display in a range of styles. Come and say hello!

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On-street parking. Additional spaces in Balmaghie Village Hall car park opposite. 10% discount for Spring Fling Friends on sales £100 & 15% on sales over £100. £20 - £600

directions: From Castle Douglas: left off A713 (at Greenlaw) onto B795 through Glenlochar to Laurieston. Straight over at the village crossroads onto C13 (Gatehouse of Fleet road). Gallery at Laurieston is on right hand side after 100 yards. recommendation: The Smithy, New Galloway. Wonderful, family run café in nearby New Galloway with perhaps my favourite omelettes!

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JO GALLANT Bennan Bank, Mossdale, Castle Douglas DG7 2NG T: (01644) 450552 E: jo@jogallant.co.uk W: www.jogallant.co.uk Jo Gallant Studio Textiles @JoGallant1

My love of colour and texture is evident in my work, which combines a range of different fabrics from fine translucent silks to rich cotton velvets. These are hand-dyed, pieced and machine embroidered into pieces inspired by my surrounding landscape and its wildlife. what to expect: I will have cushions, scarves and wall-hangings for sale along with work in progress, photos, design work and explanations of materials and technical process. Visitors will also have the opportunity to decorate their own cotton bag to take away for just £5.

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Space for 5 cars at the studio and more in the lay-by 100m beyond the driveway on the right heading towards New Galloway. 10% discount on cushions for Spring Fling Friends. £25 - £1500

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


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Craigmore, Parton, Castle Douglas DG7 3NL T (01644) 470093 E smck.58@hotmail.com

My glass work reflects the land that I live in, the colours and shapes, the light and shades, and the spirit of the place. When I resonate with these elements, they seem to abstract, and I can play with the forms and shapes. what to expect: Visitors can see everything from the design stages, the technical processes to the finished work. There will also be slide shows of my own work and past student work. Have a go at cutting glass, even make a tile and have the chance to book classes.

directions: Coming from the south, take the right hand turn off, just before the row of pretty houses in Parton. About 1/3 of a mile, take the road that is signed ‘dead end’. Craigmore is another ½ mile, and the gate through the field track is on your right. Look out for the Spring Fling signs. recommendation: Kite Trail and Walk. There is an official Kite trail and circular walk which you can take from Parton to near my workshop.

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Parking is available throughout the village. 10% discount on classes and work for Spring Fling Friends. £20 - £5000

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AMY WINSTANLEY The Old Guild Hall Artist Studio, Crossmichael, Castle Douglas DG7 3AU @AmyWinstanley1 T: (07966) 014778 E: email@amywinstanley.com W: www.amywinstanley.com amywinstanleyartist

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My work explores emotion, memory and feeling underpinned by a fascination with man’s relationship with nature, and the juxtaposition of nature and modernity. I predominantly work with paint. However, I also use photography and sound within my studio practice. what to expect: A good smell of oil paint! Along with many sketchbooks, photo books, books on other artists, finished paintings and work in progress. A sofa to sit on next to the stove (which hopefully will not need to be lit!).

directions: My studio is a white stone building that is down a grassy lane just off the A713, Main Street, Crossmichael. From Castle Douglas, the lane is on your left opposite the turning to St Michael’s Road. From Parton, the lane is on your right. Please park on the road as cars cannot drive down the lane. recommendation: Thistle Inn, Crossmichael. A traditional village inn with a welcoming atmosphere and good pub grub with fresh local produce.

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

As a proud holder of the title “Eminent Master Blacksmith”, I create individually designed, contemporary, hot forged metal work for architectural and sculptural use, made using both modern and time honoured techniques. what to 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, eighteenth century processes enhanced by an array of 21st century equipment.

directions: From Springholm on the A75 follow signs to Kirkpatrick Durham. The forge is up an alley two doors down from the cross roads on the right hand side. recommendation: Kirkpatrick Durham Hall. The legendary baking and soup making skills of the village will be available to purchase throughout the whole event.

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PAMELA GRACE The Bothy, 23 Victoria Street, Kirkpatrick Durham DG7 3HE T: (01556) 650498 E: info@pamelagrace.co.uk W: www.pamelagrace.co.uk

I am an artist and printmaker. My work is centred on drawing, outside where possible, capturing the seasonal changes in the Galloway countryside. Alongside wider landscapes, I look at details of hedgerows, gardens and the patterns made by trees in summer and winter. what to expect: Work on display will include paintings in watercolour, pen and ink, a wide range of editions of etchings (some hand-coloured) and new editions of lithograph prints. Sketchbooks and visual information on techniques and working methods will be on show, along with my etching press.

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On-street parking in village; Disabled access via Church Road. 10% discount on selected Spring Fling prints. £45 - £650

directions: From Springholm village on the A75, follow signposts for Kirkpatrick Durham. 23 Victoria Street is just over halfway up the village on the left hand side - a short narrow lane leads to the bothy which sits on the recreation field just off Victoria Street. There is also flat, tarmacked access from Church Road for wheelchair users and limited vehicular access for less able visitor this way. recommendation: Pop Up Café, Village Hall, Victoria Street. Run for and by local charities.


CLARE DAWDRY 33 Victoria Street, Kirkpatrick Durham, Castle Douglas DG7 3HQ T: (07789) 348477 E: info@wemakepots.com W: www.wemakepots.com Clare Dawdry – WeMakePots @wemakepots

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Bowls, cups, mugs and jugs are the foundation of my practice and provide infinite possibilities in exploring clarity of form and functionality. My recent work has focused on creating small groups of pots, in particular beakers, bottles and vases. Also still lifes united with a balanced set of glazes. what to expect: As well as my finished pots, expect to see demonstrations and examples of work in various stages of production.

directions: From Springholm village on the A75, follow signposts for Kirkpatrick Durham. 33 Victoria Street is halfway up the village on the left hand side. recommendation: Village Hall Café. The pop up café in Kirkpatrick Durham Village Hall serves excellent soup and home baking in aid of village charities.

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On street parking. A free pocket sized pot for the first ten Spring Fling Friend purchases. £8 - £250

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NATALIE VARDEY Rosebank, Corsock, Castle Douglas DG7 3DN T: (01644) 420634 E: n.vardey@gmail.com NatalieVardey W: www.natalievardey.com

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Things I love: making simple shapes into complex forms, combining frosted silver and the warmth of polished gold, attention to detail, working in fine silver, necklaces of lustrous pearls, brooches and a good play on the radio. what to expect: A warm welcome! A rare opportunity to see a comprehensive collection of my work, with illustrations of special commissions, tools, techniques, work in progress at a (tidy) replica of my own workspace, astonishing results of my collaborative project with Amanda and, of course, strawberry tarts.

directions: Amanda’s studio is in the centre of Corsock (A712 Balmaclellan/New Galloway to Crocketford), opposite the bus stop and phone box. recommendation: Designs Gallery Café, 179 King Street, Castle Douglas. Great coffee, good food, a conservatory and lovely garden.

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

Making kiln formed glass is a challenge and a joy, each kiln opening is full of anticipation. For the past ten years, I have built my practice to an international level whilst still retaining the passion I have for making and experimenting with glass. what to expect: Celebrating ten years as a full time artist I will have work in progress, printmaking and flameworking experiments on show. Visiting old favourites with new work including a large vessel collection. Natalie and I will be collaborating again in making sculptural jewellery.

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Parking available throughout the village, please leave driveways clear. 10% discount on all non-sale work.

directions: From the A75, from either Dumfries or Stranraer, take the A712 at Crocketford (signposted Balmaclellan, new Galloway and Corsock). Corsock is approximately 6 miles up this road and my studio is located centrally in the village opposite the bus stop. recommendation: Knowetop Lochs Reserve. The reserve is on the A712, 5 miles west of the village of Corsock.

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SUZANNE STUART DAVIES Auchenhay Cottage, Corsock, Castle Douglas DG7 3HZ T: (01644) 440572 E: suzanne@suzannestuartdavies.co.uk W: www.suzannestuartdavies.co.uk

As a painter, observation combines with memory and imagination, and is shaped and influenced by poetry, history, philosophy and the work of other artists and writers. My work is balanced between representation and abstraction, concentrating on the qualities of colour, pattern and texture. what to expect: Visitors are welcome to wander around the house, garden, studio and gallery. They will see new work based on themes ‘close to home’, sketchbooks, paintings in oil on board and canvas. I also design and hand knit, in the Fair Isle tradition, cushion covers.

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Additional parking available at Auchenhay Farm, a short distance up the lane. 10% discount for Spring Fling Friends on paintings. £50 - £750

directions: From the A75 at Crocketford, take the A712. After 4 miles turn right to ‘Lochenkit/ Drumhumphry/Auchenhay’. Drive exactly 2 miles along the single track road and Auchenhay Cottage in on the left (white house by a stand of Scots pine). recommendation: Loch Arthur Farm Shop & Café, Beeswing. A good place to eat, shop and relax in lovely surroundings.


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JANE HOWE Redcastle Steading, Haugh of Urr, Castle Douglas DG7 3LB T: (01556) 660475 E: howe.redcastle@lineone.net

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The human figure is integral to my work. I like the viewer to use their imagination for the ‘story’. I use layers of ink, graphite, oil bar, sometimes covering over with gesso and scraping back to show the way work has built up. what to expect: I will have acrylic and oil paintings, monotypes and plate lithographs for sale as well as charcoal/ink life drawings. Sketchbooks and printmaking books will be on show and there will be an opportunity to try a monotype using carbon paper or block printing.

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Parking in paddock for 20 cars, one minute walk round Redcastle holiday cottages into old farm steading.

directions: Driving west from Dumfries on the A75, after the village of Springholm take the left turn signposted Haugh of Urr (B794). Drive through the village, after the speed limit sign, take the first left which brings you up to Redcastle Steading. recommendation: The Laurie Arms, Haugh of Urr, DG7 3LD. A family run pub with real ales and a restaurant with excellent local food, garden and parking.

10% discount for Spring Fling Friends. £40 - £290

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

I etch into clay, using the unique qualities of ceramics to illustrate stories ranging from the poetry of Burns and Tennyson, to celebrating the joys of life, such as a luxuriously long bath and the wielding of a cake slice. what to expect: Visitors are very welcome to come and see the different stages of my work, from the first sketches, through four firings to the finished pieces. I’ll also be displaying a wide range of my ceramic panels. Refreshments will be available (the flapjacks are really good!).

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A brooch with every Spring Fling Friend purchase. £100 - £1500

directions: The studio is 3 miles from Dalbeattie on the A710 coast road. On the T junction to Kippford, look out for the Barnbarroch Pottery sign. recommendation: The Tee Room, Kippford. A warm friendly tea room with home baking.


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

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It is the new challenges that keep me excited and stimulated, and there’s no end to those, it seems. My ceramics range from thrown, slip-decorated pieces to larger illustrative creations, such as my latest extruded frame pictures. what to expect: A warm welcome to a large studio full of interesting pottery equipment. Explanations and discussions with samples of work in progress. There will be coffee and flapjack on hand, and finished work which will be displayed in the garden and the gallery.

directions: The studio is 3 miles from Dalbeattie on the A710 coast road, on the T junction to Kippford. Look out for the Barnbarroch Pottery sign. recommendation: Treats and Eats Café, DG5 4QD. A family run café serving light lunches, homemade cakes and fresh coffee. Situated next to Colvend Shop.

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A Spring Fling Penguin or a greetings card to Friends who make a purchase. £15 - £1500

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The Rockcliffe Gallery, Barons Craig Hotel, Rockcliffe DG5 4QF T: (01556) 630262 E: john@johnthrelfall.co.uk johnthrelfallwildlifeart W: www.johnthrelfall.co.uk

The natural beauty of the Solway Coast lured me here many, many, many years ago and it continues to be the fundamental, inspiring source of my work. I draw and paint beneath the evocative Solway sky as much as I can to fuel my energies. what to expect: Portfolios of sketches and fieldwork will be displayed alongside framed pieces completed outdoors and larger studio work. I shall be painting at the easel over the weekend to demonstrate the process moving from sketch to ‘finished’ work. directions: Take the Dumfries-Dalbeattie coast road, the A710. At Colvend take the road signposted to Rockcliffe and follow the brown tourist signs to the Hotel. recommendation: The Jubilee Path. This is a picturesque walk linking the coastal villages of Kippford and Rockcliffe through National Trust for Scotland lands.

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10% discount on all sales. £100 - £1000


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Kirkbean Village Hall, Kirkbean, Dumfries DG2 8DW T: (07789) 128833 E: hello@ailsablack.com W: www.ailsablack.com Ailsa-Black @AilsaBlack

My art features animals and people that convey a sense of timelessness through contemporary rural and coastal life. Each painting uses a carefully selected palette of colours to create images which capture the happiness and simplicity of the good things in life. what to expect: A large range of original paintings will be for sale, as well as a wide range of cards, giclee prints, mugs and coasters. Look out for work in progress and the childrens’ drawing corner. Enter my free prize draw to win an original painting. directions: Follow the A710 coast road to Kirkbean village following the road signs for Carsethorn. Take the first road immediately on your right. After 50m you will see Kirkbean Village Hall on your right and the studio is located inside.

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

My drawings are illustrative in nature with a strong visual narrative, inspired by country life, memories and wordplay. With the energy, humour and detail in my quirky style, I endeavour to create cheerful and uplifting images that I hope will make people smile. what to expect: Visitors will see new drawings, work in progress and timelapses of my process. I’ll also be showing sketches from a new project #windowstills, as well as other themed sketchbooks. Count the Crayons Competition will continue, with Colouring-In Corner.

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Additional parking at the foot or top of Farm Road. Please leave space for access and gates clear. 10% discount for Spring Fling Friends. £20 - £1500

directions: My studio is on the A710 between New Abbey and Kirkbean. Turn up the farm road at the sign for MIDTOWN. A short way up that road turn sharp right, just after the double gates but before reaching the farm. recommendation: Abbey Cottage Tearoom, Main Street, New Abbey. Serves delicious homemade fare. My favourites are the scones and veggie haggis panini!


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

The work is thrown in stoneware and richly decorated. Over many years motifs are developed and distilled from observation of the natural world and incorporated into personal narratives. Surfaces are built up using layers of glazes and oxides with an additional firing of gold lustre. what to expect: I will show a new body of work in my house. Additional pieces and work in progress will be on display in my garden studio. I will explain processess and techniques as well as discussing the background and history of the work and of Kindar Mill itself. directions: From Dumfries follow the A710. Enter the village of New Abbey passing Sweetheart Abbey on your left to take the first right along the lane to the Parish Church. Kindar Mill is on the left past the church. recommendation: Shambellie Walled Garden & Nursery, Beeswing Road. A beautifully restored walled garden on the outskirts of New Abbey.

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Additional parking at Sweetheart Abbey and in the Church lane (except 10am - 12pm Sunday). 10% discount for Spring Fling Friends. £75 - £400

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LAURA HUDSON MACKAY Abbots Tower, New Abbey DG2 8HH T: (01387) 850239 E: info@hudsonmackay.com W: www.laurahudsonmackay.co.uk LHMphotoLRPS @LHMphotoLRPS

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I am a photographic artist. I explore Time. Images of knowing and experience, which touch both our here and now, our inherent past and our collective hope for the future. Inspired by Celtic and Arabian folklore, I strive to create images with a complex simplicity. what to expect: See my latest work ‘Visions of Time’. Plus a ‘Little Box of Time’, a MAKLab collaboration, will be on display along with #windowstills. Cake and refreshments are provided at my working studio within the peaceful grounds of Abbots Tower, a 16th century Tower House. directions: From Dumfries follow the A710. Just before the village of New Abbey, turn left and follow signs for Landis Farm. Take the driveway to the right of Landis Farm entrance. Abbots Tower is situated behind the farm. recommendation: Shambellie House, New Abbey. B-Listed Scots Baronial mansion.

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MICHAEL PELL Guild Hall, New Abbey, Dumfries DG2 8DX T: (07854) 091003 E: michael@onefivesix.net

I am a designer, maker and educator creating jewellery and small silver objects. My work is usually crafted in oxidised silver or gold and sometimes combined with diamonds or precious stones, or other materials such as laser cut acrylic or found objects. what to expect: My latest jewellery and metal work will be on display with a selection of exhibition and commission pieces. Visitors have the opportunity to see my studio and workbench to view work in progress.

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Additional parking available next to Sweetheart Abbey.

directions: Travelling 7 miles from Dumfries on the A710, my studio is situated in the Guild Hall on the left hand side of the road as you enter the village of New Abbey (next to the old bridge). recommendation: The Abbey Arms. Nice pub for a bite of lunch with a well conditioned real ale always on tap.

10% discount for Spring Fling Friends. £50 - £500

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FRASER IRVINE Solway House, The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries DG1 4TA T: (07883) 290976 E: fraserirvineart@gmail.com firvineART @fraser_irvine

I am a landscape painter, drawing inspiration from everyday life. My work is expressive and often unplanned: this is reflected in my style and my effusive use of layers, textures and colour. what to expect: Visiting my studio, I will show you the way I work, step by step, with finished and unfinished work on show. Sketchbooks will also be available to show the ideas and progression of my work.

Visitors can park in the car park opposite Solway House. 20% discount for Spring Fling Friends. £50 - £700

directions: Take either the Glencaple or Bankend Road out of Dumfries on the B725, past the hospital until you see the Spring Fling signs which will direct you through the Crichton Grounds to Solway House which borders the Crichton Farm. recommendation: The Art Room within The Old School. Gift and Craft Shop, art gallery with a seasonal exhibition programme and creative workshops.


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Solway Studios, The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries DG1 4TA T: (07736) 875672 E: jim@jimbuchananprojects.uk W: www.jimbuchananprojects.uk Labyrinthlaboratory

Jim’s art practice ranges from large scale earthworks to the delicate hand held object. Other mediums include light projection, beach drawings and weaving. Recent projects have focused on correlating the making and walking of the labyrinth, with the rhythms and patterns found within nature. what to expect: LabLab – The labyrinth laboratory is a studio exploration of the labyrinth form. Visitors can expect new work in clay, prints, plaster, light projection, and a large scale labyrinth for exploring on foot. LabLab presents Jim’s evolution to that of ‘maker’, particularly of hand held journeys. directions: Take either the Glencaple or Bankend Road out of Dumfries on the B725, past the hospital until you see the Spring Fling signs which will direct you through the Crichton Grounds to Solway House which borders the Crichton Farm recommendation: Hullabaloo. A lovely restaurant serving great food, located beside the River Nith in the Town Centre.

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Please follow the signs to park in the car park opposite the studio. Invitation to attend studio preview, with ‘Walk & Talk’ event presenting ideas on contemporary labyrinth applications. £25 - £500

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SHONA GUTHRIE Solway House, The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries DG1 4TA T: (07872) 301536 E: info@shonaguthriejewellery.co.uk shonaguthriejewellery W: www.shonaguthriejewellery.co.uk

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I make wearable jewellery that is evocative of a place and rich in texture. All pieces are handmade from my studio, where the surrounding environment provides inspiration for much of my work. what to expect: In my studio visitors can expect a warm welcome and a full sense of my working practice – from conception through to production.

directions: Take either the Glencaple or Bankend Road out of Dumfries on the B725, past the hospital until you see the Spring Fling signs which will direct you through the Crichton Grounds to Solway House which borders the Crichton Farm. recommendation: NonaLou’s Tearoom, The Old School, Brooke Street, Dumfries. Ridiculously good cake!

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WILLIAM SPURWAY Solway House, The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries DG1 4TA T: (07443) 562129 E: w.spurway@btinternet.com SolwayHouseArtists

I am a painter of Scottish landscapes with a focus on forests, lochs and the skies of Dumfries and Galloway. I paint in oils both figuratively and with leanings towards semi-abstraction. what to expect: You will see in the magnificent surroundings of this unique co-operative studio at Solway House, the paraphernalia of my studio life. I will be showing plenty of new paintings, drawings and prints made for this year’s event. I am very happy to talk about my work.

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Please follow the signs to park in the car park opposite the studio. 10% discount for Spring Fling Friends.

directions: Take either the Glencaple or Bankend Road out of Dumfries on the B725, past the hospital until you see the Spring Fling signs which will direct you through the Crichton Grounds to Solway House which borders the Crichton Farm. recommendation: Crichton Gardens. Enjoy these gardens designed in the 1920’s by the Director of the Botanical Gardens, Calcutta, with its magnificent specimen trees.

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STEVEN BURNIE Solway House, The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries DG1 4TA T: (07923) 857069 E: burniesteven@hotmail.co.uk Steven Burnie Artist

I work from the landscape to create paintings and drawings that detail the character of the region. I seek to capture the changing light of the Solway Firth using a variety of mediums which help to convey the mood of the image. what to expect: As well as completed paintings in oil and watercolour, there will be work in progress for visitors to see how many paintings evolve into a realised vision. Some recent paintings of found objects gathered during my time in the landscape will be on display.

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10% dicount for Spring Fling Friends.

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directions: Take either the Glencaple or Bankend Road out of Dumfries on the B725, past the hospital until you see the Spring Fling signs which will direct you through the Crichton Grounds to Solway House which borders the Crichton Farm. recommendation: Cycle Tour. A popular cycling loop from the studios takes you to Caerlaverock Castle via Glencaple Road and back on Bankend Road.


HELEN ACKLAM Bellevue Villa, 113 Lockerbie Road, Dumfries DG1 3BN @HEAcklamArt T: (01387) 254654 E: helen@stuartacklam.plus.com W: www.helenacklam.co.uk Helen E Acklam Mixed Media Art

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The underlying narrative to my work is drawn from the Scottish islands with their rich history, culture, archaeology, geology and Norse links. Techniques are used which explore surface, form and texture to produce watercolours and canvases while new work involves using plaster and textiles. what to expect: My dining room studio has now evolved into a welcoming gallery space. On show will be new works, as well as my sketchbooks and journals which reveal the background and narrative to my work and experimentation with techniques. Light refreshements will also be available. directions: From the A75 exit on to A709 Lockerbie Road into Dumfries. Drive past the Peel Centre, continue over the mini roundabout. Bellevue Villa is situated opposite Houston’s Butchers. From Dumfries follow the Lockerbie Road toward the A75. Number 113 is the second house after Bane Loaning. recommendation: J.B. Houston, Quality Butchers, Greenbrae Loaning. Family run butchers selling quality produce including award-winning steak pies.

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ANDREW ADAIR Gallery 2, Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries DG1 1JQ T: (01387) 262084 E: awadair@btinternet.com W: axisweb.org/p/andrewadair

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My work is usually a combination of thrown and slab-built techniques, using the clay to express my fascination with surface and form, whilst maintaining a level of playfulness, but always respecting the integrity of the material. Only by working with a material do you truly understand it. what to expect: Visitors will be given an insight into the working methods, materials and equipment used by the artist and, in addition to finished work, there will also be work in progress. There will be a ‘Guess the Weight of the Pot’ prize draw. directions: Gracefield Arts Centre is clearly signposted. Gallery 2 is the flat-roofed modern brick building that also houses the Craft Shop and Café Hubbub. recommendation: Andy Goldsworthy “Cones”. In the grounds of Gracefield Arts Centre, behind Gallery 1.

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GWEN ADAIR Gallery 2, Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries DG1 1JQ T: (01387) 252510 E: gwenadair@btinternet.com W: gwenadair.wix.com/gwen-adair-painting gwenadairpainter

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For me, painting is about making coloured marks. My themes are quite traditional, and I tend to work quickly in an “alla prima” fashion. I believe that the marks themselves should add to the image, so I use square brushes and knives to build texture what to expect: An exhibition of current paintings, life drawings etc. I will talk about my process and inspiration as well as themes and future directions.

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directions: Gracefield Arts Centre is clearly signposted. Gallery 2 is the flat-roofed modern brick building that also houses the Café Hubbub and Craft Shop. recommendation: Café Hubbub, located in Gallery 2 at the Gracefield Arts Centre.

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MORGAN HARDIE Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries DG1 1JQ T: (07983) 247250 E: mhardie94@gmail.com MorganHardieArt

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My paintings explore emotion through facial expression and body structure. I paint primarily using watercolour, I enjoy layering the different colours and I’m interested in seeing the way that the colours work together in bringing depth to my work. what to expect: Visitors can expect to see my finished paintings, there will be a selection of framed work and bigger canvases, as well as sketchbooks to look through freely and works in progress. I will also explain the processes in which I work.

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A free card with every purchase. £30 - £450

directions: Gracefield Arts Centre is clearly signposted. Gallery 2 is the flat-roofed modern brick building that also houses the Café Hubbub and Craft Shop. recommendation: The Usual Place. Café in a beautifully refurbished church on the corner of Lovers’ Walk and Academy Street, along from Gracefield Arts Centre.


BEA LAST Moat Brae, 101 George Street, Dumfries DG1 2EA T: (07703) 458182 E: b.last@hotmail.co.uk W: www.re-title.com/artists/bea-last.asp bea.last.733

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My main concern is the application of paint onto canvas, my relationship to it and the dynamics created therein. I paint large scale abstracts, concurrently, in a series. Sketchbooks and working drawings are vital to my practice along with pushing the boundaries as to where ‘painting belongs today’. what to expect: My paintings, sketchbooks and working drawings curated within the space that is Moat Brae, where Peter Pan began (www. peterpanmoatbrae.org), at this crucial point in time in its renovation. I will be creating different dynamics and relationships between art & architecture. directions: From the A75 take the A780 exit. Turn left on to George Street. Moat Brae is the red sandstone building at the far end. recommendation: Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road: Craft Shop, Hubbub Café, exhibitions and Spring Fling Studios.

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PATTI LEAN Newtonairds Studio, Newtonairds, Dumfries DG2 0JL T: (07712) 001202 E: patti@pattilean.co.uk W: www.pattilean.co.uk patti.lean @pattilean

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I make abstract paintings – and some work in other media – based around notions of ‘wilderness’, ‘nature’ and ‘culture’. Two artist’s residencies spent walking and camping in remote parts of northern Iceland are the basis for new work reflecting an interest in environmental issues. what to expect: Visitors to my studio will see paintings developed from experiences of Iceland, with emphasis on a conscious and deliberate practice of walking in the environment as a means of gathering information. Emphasis on artistic practice, with sketchbooks, journals & photographs on display. directions: Heading north from Dumfries on the A76, turn left at Holywood Village, on to the B729. Just before Nether Gribton Farm, take the left fork signposted Newtonairds. After 3 miles, turn right at Newtonairds Lodge and follow the driveway to the end. recommendation: Pop-Up Camper Van Café, Newtonairds. The Camper Van Café will be open, serving tea/coffee and homebaking with the theme of mountains, glaciers and volcanoes.

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DEBORAH CAMPBELL Newtonairds Studio, Newtonairds, Dumfries DG2 0JL T: (07775) 665771 E: deborah@deborahcampbell.com W: www.deborahcampbell.com deborahcampbell02

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My work is an exploration and expression of the coastal landscape. I visit remote and diverse coastal locations around Scotland spending time studying and recording the landscape through mixed media. These observations are then developed in my studio through print and constructed textiles. what to expect: I will be exhibiting a new collection of prints and constructed textiles inspired by the detail of the coastal landscape. As part of the studio experience the visitors will have the opportunity to try out some low tech printmaking using an old mangle.

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If parking is full at the house, please park on the driveway, leaving enough space for cars to pass in single file. 10% discount for Spring Fling Friends and prize draw for a framed print. £200 - £1200

directions: Heading north from Dumfries on the A76, turn left at Holywood Village, on to the B729. Just before Nether Gribton Farm, take the left fork signposted Newtonairds. After 3 miles, turn right at Newtonairds Lodge and follow the driveway to the end. recommendation: Waterfall, Routin Brig at Irongray. About a mile from the studio and well worth a visit!

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“Being an artist is about working alone a lot of the time - Spring Fling gives you the chance to open up to other people and air your work, it’s a valuable experience for everyone…” Denise Zygadlo, Artist (Studio 64, p52)


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DENISE ZYGADLO Glenhead, Auldgirth, Dumfries DG2 0TR T: (07917) 160866 E: denisezygadlo@btinternet.com W: www.denisezygadlo.co.uk Denise Zygadlo

The way cloth describes shape and movement of the body, alongside details and textures of the human form are the subject of my work. Drawings and images made using a photocopier and transfer printed onto fabric explore these elements and the emotional response they provoke. what to expect: This year I have developed further a series of lifesize, detailed pencil studies of the upper body clothed in lace, which will be on show alongside a work in progress and new work exploring the body/cloth relationship.

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Roadside parking outside house but public car park also at the bridge within easy walking distance (100 metres approx.). 20% off all giclee prints £25 - £1400

directions: From Dumfries take the A76 to Auldgirth (7 miles), left to Penpont, climb 2 miles to Glenhead on left. From Thornhill take the A76 to Auldgirth(6 miles), right to Penpont, climb 2 miles to Glenhead on the left. From Moniaive take the A702 to Penpont (5 miles), left at crossroads, 3 miles to T junction, take right at top of hill, Glenhead 50 yards on right. recommendation: Penpont Post Office Tea Room & Lag Tower, Glen Midge. Lag Tower, an ancient ruin in Glen Midge, full of dark history and atmosphere.

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

I carve and build with stone to make indoor and outdoor artworks of almost any size. Knots and poppies are frequent themes. My work can have a gritty, robust character, reflecting my dry-stone experience, but my lettering and relief carvings are detailed and precise. what to expect: I will have sculpture on display in my studio and widely placed in the garden and woodland. A slide show of previous work will be running, with sketchbooks available. There will be tea and coffee on offer, and our own Steilhead Cider to sample or buy.

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£25 - £10,000

directions: From Auldgirth, turn off the A76, then turn towards Penpont. After 3.5 miles turn left (just after a pretty lodge house with a big arched gateway) and follow the signs to my studio. From Penpont, head for Auldgirth, pass through Keir Mill, then watch for my studio signs. recommendation: Barjarg Hill. From my studio, drive or walk up hill as far as you can to admire the awesome panoramic views of Mid-Nithsdale.


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Highland Cottage, Gatelawbridge, Thornhill DG3 5EA T: (01848) 331733 E: clare.melinsky@btinternet.com W: www.claremelinsky.co.uk Clare Melinsky Illustration

My lino cut prints are used as illustrations in books, magazines and on packaging. Black and white or brightly coloured, there are decorative designs from a lifetime of lino cut. Each February I run lino cut print making workshops in Thornhill. what to expect: A selection of prints are for sale. A display of book covers and packaging shows examples of commissions. Visitors can roll ink onto a lino cut, and make a print on the small cast iron press, taking it home with them free of charge. directions: At the monument in the centre of Thornhill on the A76, take the turning signposted Gatelawbridge 2.5 miles. Follow this road, bearing right at a fork. Gatelawbridge village doesn’t have a sign but it does have a red letterbox on a post. You can leave your car here or bear left and carry on over the bridge, where you will see my house on the left. recommendation: Morton Castle. The ruined castle lies three miles east of Thornhill. A picturesque picnic spot beside a loch with signposted walks.

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Extra parking in the village by the red letterbox as you enter Gatelawbridge. A free mini print for Spring Fling Friends. £35 - £350

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ALISON MACLEOD Zitan, Townhead Street, Thornhill DG3 5NW @alison_macleod T: (07786) 434981 E: alison@alisonmacleod.com W: www.alisonmacleod.com Alison Macleod Jewellery

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Delicately patterned earrings, necklaces, rings and brooches handmade in precious metal, carefully selected stones and curiosities. Each piece is influenced by a love of collections, whether in a junk shop or antique jewellery box. what to expect: I am excited to be taking part in Spring Fling again but this time as a resident of the region after moving back to the area last year. I will be exhibiting my latest collections and am happy to talk through commissions.

directions: From Dumfries, turn left at Thornhill cross and Zitan is located in the church at the top of the street. recommendation: Thomas Tosh. This Thornhill shop and café serves lunches and huge slices of cake so is well worth a visit.

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JOANNE GARNER Zitan, Townhead Street, Thornhill DG3 5NW @Jocreates T: (07964) 288400 E: jomogm@googlemail.com W: www.joannegarnerjewellery.com jogarner.wordpress.com

I create tactile, linear jewellery using precious metals and gemstones and love to create work which can add a touch of glamour to everyone’s day. what to expect: In September 2015 I began my MA studies at the Royal College of Art in London and I’m looking forward to showing some of my latest experimentations and works in progress as well as some beautiful jewellery from my newest collection.

directions: Approaching from Dumfries turn left at Thornhill cross and Zitan is located in the Church at the top of the street. On-street parking. 10% discount for Spring Fling Friends. £20 - £600

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KAZ ROBERTSON Zitan, Townhead Street, Thornhill DG3 5NW T: (07779) 602148 E: k_m_r@hotmail.com W: www.kazrobertson.co.uk kazrobertsonjewelleryJewellery Kaz Robertson Jewellery

I am an Edinburgh-based jeweller mainly working in resin. Some pieces have magnets incorporated, others are reversible. I produce pieces which combine a bold colour palette with pattern. My jewellery is never dull. what to expect: I’ll be set up with a display of my latest jewellery and will also be showing examples of work in progress. All this will be found in my unique shared venue which is an old sandstone Church.

directions: From Dumfries, turn left at Thornhill cross and Zitan is located in the church at the top of the street. On-street parking. 10% discount for Spring Fling Friends on all non-sale work. £28 - £1500

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MYER HALLIDAY Zitan, Townhead Street, Thornhill DG3 5NW @myerhalliday T: (07737) 102792 E: mail@myerhalliday.co.uk W: www.myerhalliday.co.uk myerhallidayceramics myer_halliday

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A thrower by background, I now make cast decorative and functional ware with a hand drawn decoration. My work has a clean urban aesthetic. I am particularly interested in the way that the two dimensional decoration can alter our perceptions of three dimensional forms. what to expect: Sharing space with three jewellers, two of which are also Springback artists, visitors can expect a mixture of jewellery and ceramics to be on show. I will be bringing a selection of my current work; cast porcelain with hand drawn decoration. directions: From Dumfries, turn left at Thornhill cross and Zitan is located in the church at the top of the street. On-street parking. £20 - £500

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ANNE BUTLER

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

Often working outdoors, I paint loose and colourful landscapes. I use various tools to layer on paint, before scraping back to reveal underlying colour. I have been studying harbours and also collaborating with poet Sue Mayfield whose poems are written on selected canvases. what to expect: All my new work will be on display in Ferndale. There will also be other bits and pieces for sale in my garden studio where visitors can see work in progress and tools of the trade. Afternoon tea and baking served every afternoon. directions: From the South, take the A702 signposted to Edinburgh (right turn at Carronbridge). 3 miles north, Durisdeer is signposted to the right. From the north, come down A702, through Durisdeer Mill, then 1 mile on, turn left to Durisdeer. Once in the village, park in the square, walk past the Church and Ferndale is first on your left. recommendation: Durisdeer Church and Mausoleum. The mausoleum was built for the First Duke of Queensberry around 1700.

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PHILIP WILSON Princes Street, Penpont, Thornhill DG3 4BZ T: (01848) 392007 E: toolsandtimbers@gmail.com W: www.toolsandtimbers.com ToolsandTimbers

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I have been a designer and maker of furniture now for nearly 30 years and like to use unusual pieces of timber to compliment my designs. what to expect: There will be a number of finished pieces on show as well as some furniture in various stages of production. There will be a chance to try your hand at French polishing and demonstrations of wood turning and upholstery.

directions: Head to Penpont from Thornhill and turn left at the cross roads in the middle of the village. This is the Keir Road and we are just behind Jim Robertson’s Garage on your right about 100 yards from the crossroads.

On-street parking. £30 - £10,000

recommendation: Penpont Tearoom. A chance to sample the best homemade cakes for miles around with evening meals being served during Spring Fling weekend.

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ROBERT JARVIS Craignee Cottage, Scaur Glen, Penpont, Thornhill DG3 4NW T: (01848) 330644 E: enquiries@jarvisfurnituremakers.co.uk W: www.jarvisfurnituremakers.co.uk

I work in hardwood, predominantly oak, for its wonderful grain, durability, and silky finish. All my wood comes from southern Scotland and northern England. I am most influenced by early Arts & Crafts, producing work that is traditionally made, practical and a pleasure to see and use. what to expect: View an on-going conversion of a (small) bathroom in an Arts & Crafts style: panelling, sink cabinet, mirror etc.; Examine a piece under construction on the work bench; View furniture (plus some smaller items) for sale in the conservatory.

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20% discount for Friends on unframed work only. £30 - £1000

directions: ¼ mile outside Penpont on the A702 to Moniaive, turn up Scaur Glen (signposted) opposite the entrance to Cappenoch Estate. 1 mile exactly; upper of two houses by the Scaur. recommendation: Buccleuch and Queensberry Arms Hotel. Civilised surroundings and service, with a continuously interesting menu.


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

I am a painter influenced by my surroundings here in Dumfriesshire and sometimes further afield in the Western Isles. I am continually fascinated by patterns in the pastoral. Those fleeting moments when a change of light on landscape makes the everyday remarkable. what to expect: I work mainly in oils, often using gold leaf for extra drama. Visitors to my studio will see where I work, view works-in-progress and finished works that will be framed for sale. I will have an easel set up for visitors to have a go at painting. directions: From the A76 at Thornhill take the A702 towards Penpont/Moniaive. After Penpont take right fork signposted Tynron. Go through Tynron Village over bridge and turn left at T junction/war memorial. Follow road for ¼ mile. Lannhall Cottage is a large white steading on the right.

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ALEX RIGG Auchenstroan, Moniaive DG3 4JD T: (01848) 200357 E: live@oceanallover.co.uk oceanallover W: www.oceanallover.co.uk

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I am an artist making live work that includes costume design and creation. I like to work on the periphery of what is accepted or understood. Much of what I make involves collaboration and conversation with other artists from all disciplines. what to expect: For Spring Fling I will be presenting an exhibition of design drawings for costume and of costume for performance. This will include design for performances that are still in rehearsal. I will also be presenting a live event in association with Dumfries Arts Festival. directions: Auchenstroan is 3.5 miles out of Moniaive on the B729 Carsphairn Road. The turning is on the right hand side and is shortly after a small cottage/lodge house that is also on the right hand side as you drive away from Moniaive. recommendation: Drive to Carsphairn. The B729 is a lovely, wiggly road with excellent views.

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FLORENCIA GARCÍA CHAFUÉN Auchenstroan, Moniaive DG3 4JD T: (01848) 200357 E: flohereandthere@gmail.com W: www.florencia-garcia-chafuen.com florencia.garcia.chafuen

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I am a multi-disciplinary artist with a strong interest in photography, film and theatre. I studied filmmaking and theatre in my home city of Buenos Aires, Argentina and photography and physical theatre in Scotland. My work experiments and provokes, contrasting urban with rural life. what to expect: My current work is heavily influenced by photo-journalism. I am exploring the idea of nostalgia; a passion for that which is past and with strong personal association. I will be showing photographs and film that reflect the poetry that I see in the world.

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Please park at the bottom of the track in designated space. Disabled access to the studio.

directions: Auchenstroan is 3.5 miles out of Moniaive on the B729 to Carsphairn. The turning to my studio is on the right hand side shortly after a cottage/lodge house that is also on the right hand side of the road. recommendation: Moniaive Village. The Craigdarroch Arms Hotel and the Glen Whisk Tearoom are great places to eat and drink.

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

My work explores the simple act of crossing yarn over or under another that has been creating fabrics for millennia and yet it can still surprise with nuances of colours and intricate structures that are individual and contemporary. what to expect: I will demonstrate weaving and natural dyeing, visitors can have a go or two on the four looms in action and see dyed natural yarns and fibres, dyepots, dyeplants and samples. Upstairs will be finished items, decorative, functional and fashionable.

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5% discount for Spring Fling Friends. £30 - £800

directions: From Moniaive take the B729 signposted Carsphairn. After 3 miles you cross a stone bridge and as you climb the hill after that you will see Knockaughley on the right. From Ayr take the A713 then the B729 to Moniaive at Carsphairn. recommendation: On the 28th at 7.30 pm don’t miss “Cairn Chorus and friends” in concert in Moniaive – see D&G Arts Festival advert for details


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Knockaughley, Moniaive, Thornhill DG3 4JD T: (01848) 200353 E: info@katharinewheeler.com KatharineWheeler.Artist W: www.katharinewheeler.com

Observational technique/process are a constant exploration within my work, taking influence from life painting and fast sketching techniques. Landscapes offer a platform to play with colour and composition while depicting the human figure is an ongoing passion. Sketching, pitched alongside conscious detail, fascinates me. what to expect: A variety of studio pieces and commission examples ranging from small portrait studies, life drawings, explorations in movement and mixed media to larger compositional ideas and works in development. directions: From Moniaive take the B729 signposted Carsphairn. After 3 miles you cross a stone bridge and as you climb the hill after that you will see Knockaughley on the right. From Ayr take the A713 then the B729 to Moniaive at Carsphairn. recommendation: Moniaive. Winner of the Creative Place Award in 2015, come and find out what Moniaive has to offer – www.moniaivefestivalvillage.org.uk

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

My primary interest in painting is in the use of colour, light and texture in expressing dramatic mood in landscape. I work mainly in oil but occasionally in watercolour and pastel. In still lifes I can organise dramatic contrasts for greatest impact. what to expect: Landscape paintings from Wester Ross, Sutherland, The Isle of Arran, The Solway Coast and the glens around Moniaive, will be on view. Colourful still lifes will also be shown. Sketches, studies and work in progress will also be seen. directions: Mill Studio is on the B729 leaving Moniaive by Ayr Street. Heading for Carsphairn, Dungalston is one mile from Moniaive, a pink farmhouse on the right hand side of the road. Mill Studio is signposted at the bottom of the road. recommendation: Glenwhisk Restaurant, adjacent to the George Hotel. Offers good quality food, teas, coffees and homemade cakes in pleasant surrounding.

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

The North continues to grip my imagination and in March I’ll be undertaking a month long residency in Siglufjordur, North Iceland. Being on the brink of this new experience and having weeks of opportunity to develop new techniques and approaches is very exciting. what to expect: New paintings, assorted print techniques and other as yet unknown artworks are bound to emerge from this residency. With the fjord opening onto the Arctic Ocean, the sea could have a significant part to play as will wintry landscapes. Previous etchings will also be available.

On-street parking. Additional parking on Dunreggan Brae off High Street. 10% discount for Spring Fling Friends (excl. sale items & cards). £15 - £3000

directions: The M74 South to junction 14, Elvanfoot. Follow signs to Thornhill, Penpont to Moniaive A702. The studio is in the Clocktower on the High Street. From Castle Douglas direction, turn left from Chapel Street at corner of Craigdarroch Hotel. From Ayr/ Carsphairn look for the Clocktower! recommendation: Glenwhisk Café and Bistro. Freshly prepared meals with many vegetarian options, licensed with very good cakes.

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Spring Fling 2015 - The Facts • 39,618 visits made to 94 studios, an average of 421 visits per studio • 55% of our visitors came from outside of the region • Spring Fling contributed over £1.4 million to the local economy


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LISA ROTHWELL-YOUNG Cut the Mustard Gallery, 54-56 High Street, Langholm DG13 0JH T: (01387) 381180 E: info@lisarothwell-young.co.uk W: www.lisarothwell-young.co.uk LisaRothwellYoungJeweller

I enjoy the process as much as I gain satisfaction from the finished piece. I like the challenge, the hand tools and traditional techniques. A quailty finish, precision and attention to fine detail are important to me. Inspiration comes from a love of the outdoors. what to expect: A very warm welcome awaits. My studio is located at the rear of our gallery. See my tools, equipment and work in progress. Ask questions, pick things up, try things on and find out more about my work. Then tour the rest of the gallery. directions: My studio is located within Cut the Mustard Gallery on the main High Street (A7) in Langholm. On-street parking. 10% discount for Spring Fling Friends.

recommendation: The Eskdale Hotel. Good food, drink and a warm welcome can be found at the Eskdale Hotel.

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BARRY YOUNG Cut the Mustard Gallery, 54-56 High Street, Langholm DG13 0JH T: (01387) 381180 E: info@barryyoungphotography.co.uk BarryYoungPhotographyLangholm W: barryyoungphotography.co.uk

Photography is much more than the piece of metal and glass that you hold in front of you. It can provide some of the most amazing (and frustrating!) experiences. I love to chat about my work and share the stories and experiences behind each image. what to expect: Visitors will be able to discuss with me the inspiration behind the images that I produce. On display will be a selection of my recent work including “Rural Portraits”, a collaboration with Fiona Russell (artist/writer) and pieces related to the Langholm Moorland Project.

On-street parking. 10% discount for Spring Fling Friends. £5 - £500

directions: My studio is located within Cut the Mustard Gallery on the main High Street (A7) in Langholm. recommendation: Eskdale Prehistoric Trail. A waymarked trail to follow by car or bicycle, with stops to walk to nine prehistoric sites.


CLARE WILLIAMS Cut the Mustard Gallery, 54-56 High Street, Langholm DG13 0JH T: (07979) 027126 E: shawbrae_knitwear@yahoo.co.uk ShawbraeKnitwear

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I take inspiration from Medieval monastic and ecclesiastical architecture. I make knitted cushions and accessories with unique patterns and designs that I have created myself using a range of different yarns to create a luxury feel to everything that I do. what to expect: Visitors will be able to see work at different stages of production, from the development/swatch stage through to the final products. The chance to use one of my knitting machines will be available, as well as viewing the equipment that I use to create my work. directions: My studio is located within Cut the Mustard Gallery on the main High Street (A7) in Langholm recommendation: Buccleuch Centre. Great entertainment venue with popular Foyer Café.

On-street parking. 10% discount for Spring Fling Friends. £20 - £100

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JO WALKER The Wee Workshop, Easton’s Entry, Langholm T: (07794) 183327 E: jowalkerceramics@btinternet.com JoWalkerCeramics @joceramics W: www.jowalkerceramics.co.uk

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My ceramics celebrate a love of nature, especially the often overlooked and unloved. Using the technique of sgraffito, I draw onto my pots delicate weeds and wildflowers. I also incorporate seaweed, shells and pebbles and make flocks of little sgraffito birds. what to expect: I will be explaining and demonstrating the sgraffito technique and showing work in various stages of completion. Visitors will also have the chance to make their own little clay bird to take home with them. There will be refreshments available, including homebaking. directions: Heading into Langholm on the A7 (from the south), The Wee Workshop is located just off Langholm High Street on Easton’s Entry, just to the right hand side of Cut the Mustard Gallery. recommendation: Pelosis Corner Café, Langholm. A traditional Scottish/Italian café with a warm welcome, great coffee and proper ice cream.

Parking near the rear of Cut the Mustard Gallery and throughout Langholm. Free entry into a prize draw to win a piece of my work. £16 - 120


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10 George Street, Langholm DG13 0AE T: (01387) 380575 E: margaret.walty@btinternet.com W: www.margaretwalty.com margaretwaltyartist

Inspired by my garden, by wild nature, by landscapes of coast, hill and wood, by myth and fairytale; I delight in details, using many layers of glazes to achieve luminosity and subtle shifts colour. what to expect: I shall be showing paintings in oils and in acrylics used as watercolour, new works of fantasy and nature subjects, award winning botanical illustration and limited edition prints. Works-in-progress will be on display as well as originals for books I have illustrated.

Free public parking at the Suspension Bridge at the south end of George Street. 10% discount for Spring Fling Friends (except cards). £25 - £4000

directions: Turn off the A7 in Market Place, keep Hope Hospital on your left and bear left down Charles Street to free public parking by the river. George Street lies north along the riverbank. No. 10 is 100 yards up. recommendation: The Eskdale Hotel. Traditional and contemporary dishes from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Comfortable rooms for an overnight stay.

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RORY LAYCOCK

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Buccleuch Mills, Glenesk Road, Langholm DG13 0ES T: (07892) 658022 E: contact@rorylaycock.com @RoryLaycock W: www.rorylaycock.com

My work attempts to explore popular culture and how people launch their likes, dislikes and opinions through the internet platform. By merging and assembling imagery, virtually and physically, a sense of freefall transports the viewer into the void of the internet. what to expect: I invite visitors to my new studio in Buccleuch Mills in Langholm to experience a wide range of new contemporary artworks, from painting to digital installations.

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directions: From the A7 heading north, take the first left onto Glenesk Road. This is after the 30mph sign welcoming you to Langholm. Continue until you come to a T junction. Turn left and continue straight ahead and turn left into the studio car park. My studio is the first white door on your left. recommendation: Truly Scrumptious, 70 High Street, Langholm. Delicious afternoon tea!


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Buccleuch Mills, Glenesk Road, Langholm DG13 0ES T: (01387) 380193 E: info@daniellacey.com W: www.daniellacey.com DanielLaceyDesignFurniture

In my studio I create sculptural contemporary furniture from native woods. My aim is to produce work of the highest quality – both in design and craftsmanship. what to expect: It is a working studio and workshop, providing a rare opportunity to see behind the scenes – at the machines, the methods, the timber stacks, the work-in-progress, as well as the small showroom displaying the finished pieces of furniture art.

directions: From the A7 heading north, take the first left after the 30mph sign welcoming you to Langholm (Glenesk Road). My studio is on the left after the Edinburgh Woollen Mills head office. recommendation: Making the most of Moorlands & the Laverock Bird Hide. On the Langholm Moor, details in my studio.

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Parking next to my workshop and other locations nearby. Discount for Spring Fling Friends. £50 - £20,000

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BETH WATSON Buccleuch Mills, Glenesk Road, Langholm DG13 0ES T: (07707) 714644 E: hello@bethwatsondesign.co.uk bethwatsondesign W: www.bethwatsondesign.co.uk

NEIGHBOUR

Beth designs and makes contemporary and stylish jewellery and tableware, working predominantly in precious metals. Beth enjoys the combination of traditional making skills and the possibilities of new technology. Her work is designed and developed from sketching CAD drawing and model-making. what to expect: At Beth’s pop-up studio, visitors will be welcomed to see her jewellery and tableware as well as a selection of samples, tools and equipment used in her workshop. There will be some demonstrations and the curious are encouraged to ‘have a go’ and ask questions. directions: From the A7 heading north, take the first left after the 30mph sign welcoming you to Langholm (Glenesk Road). My studio is on the left after the Edinburgh Woollen Mills head office. recommendation: Pelosi’s Café. Make sure to sample the ice cream.

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Parking at the rear of the building and at various other signed locations in Langholm. 10% discount for Spring Fling Friends. £10 - £2500


MICHAEL BATEY

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Gilnockie Hall, Claygate, Canonbie DG14 0SB T: (01387) 371339 E: michaelbatey09@aol.com W: www.michaelbatey.com @michaelbatey3

I am a painter working in oils to create dramatic and ethereal landscapes. I aim to capture the feel of the elements and light in my work. what to expect: Visitors can expect to see a large selection of new work including some paintings influenced by recent trip to Venice. As well as the original artwork I will have some cards and prints for sale. A warm welcome and refreshments will be provided.

directions: From Langholm, head south on the A7 for approximately 3 miles. Turn left at signpost for Claygate. Follow the road until you come to a T junction, left and Glenockie Hall is on your right.

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£100 - £5000

recommendation: Gilnockie Tower. A 16th century peel tower located at the hamlet of Hollows on the west bank of the river Esk.

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DIANA DE GRUYTHER Canonbie United Parish Church, Canonbie DG14 0RD T: (01387) 371354 E: ddeg_88@hotmail.com Kiln Cottage Arthouse W: www.dianadegruyther.weebly.com

I love to draw, pencil, charcoal and pastels, the amazing details in nature. Painting with oils allows for a looser approach and is all about colour and form, as well as the way the medium reacts on different surfaces; finding the unexpected. what to expect: Canonbie Church upper gallery offers an atmospheric space to set up my easel, paints and tools and also to display recent work, giclee prints and cards. Subject matter and work books will demonstrate the way I carry an idea forward.

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10% discount for Spring Fling Friends. Raffle for limited edition giclee prints. Discount on cards during the Spring Fling weekend. £35 - £1500

directions: Canonbie is just off the A7 between Langholm and Longtown, on the B6357. The Church is just over the bridge with traffic lights that crosses the river Esk. A small road will be signposted. recommendation: Wild River Café & River Walk. There is a café at the gallery but you may prefer to walk down to the river with a picnic.


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CATHY SIDHU Canonbie United Parish Church, Canonbie DG14 0RD T: (07425) 137892 E: theoldburrow@gmail.com W: www.theoldburrow.com The Old Burrow @theoldburrow

NEW STUDIO

I’ve always been fascinated by what I call the ‘realm of story’ and art that belongs to that realm. It feels to me as though it is a method of transportation by entrancement and each journey we take has the capacity to enrich us. what to expect: Watercolours, drawings, sketches and story excerpts. Also a few artworks painted on wood.

directions: Canonbie is just off the A7 between Langholm and Longtown, on the B6357. The Church is just over the bridge with traffic lights that crosses the river Esk. A small road will be signposted. recommendation: Samye Ling Buddhist Temple & Grounds and Eskdalemuir Community Hub Restaurant and Café.

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HEATHER BLANCHARD

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

I am a painter working mostly in oils. My inspiration comes mainly from walking and looking, be that striding across the beach or exploring local woods and tracks. My work is very much about how light and weather change everyday surroundings, often unnoticed, into inspiring subjects. what to expect: Visitors will see a display of finished work. Paintings at various stages from concept through preparation to completion, tools of the trade and sketchbooks. I am happy to discuss and demonstrate my working methods. Drinks and homebaking are on offer. directions: Leave the M74 at junction 20 and follow signs for Eaglesfield. Pass straight through Eaglesfield and take the first turning left signposted for Gair. Continue for about 2 miles, passing through Gair and you will find Craigshaw Barns approximately ½ mile on the left. recommendation: The Devils Porridge Museum, Eastriggs. A recently opened museum telling the story of the 9 mile long munitions factory built during WWI.

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10% discount for Spring Fling Friends. £100 - £1100


COLIN BLANCHARD

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

I am a printmaker interested in producing work that is not in any way a reproduction of any other medium, but has qualities that only original prints in genuinely limited editions can offer. I work mainly in linocut and screenprint and combinations of the two. what to expect: As well as finished work, I will show the different stages of creating my own prints – from concept to finished edition. I will be demonstrating and also encouraging visitors to ‘have a go’ and complete the final pull of a print themselves.

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10% discount for Spring Fling Friends. £60 - £200

directions: Leave the M74 at junction 20 and follow signs for Eaglesfield. Pass straight through Eaglesfield and take the first turning left signposted for Gair. Continue for about 2 miles, passing through Gair and you will find Craigshaw Barns approximately ½ mile on the left. recommendation: Annandale Distillery. Newly renovated whisky distillery, reopened after 90 years with a café and tours.

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MINETTE BELL MACDONALD The Art Hut, Hartwood Farm, Hightae, Lockerbie DG11 1JG T: (07764) 574008 E: minnybm@gmail.com Minette Bell Macdonald

NEW STUDIO

My paintings seek to articulate the dialogue between me and the natural world. This can be turbulent or reflective depending on my mood or nature’s. The precision of a blade of grass or the nebulous substance of clouds inspire and inform the conversation. what to expect: Visitors will be able to view watercolours of wild animals and landscapes - some framed, some mounted, or raw. There will be sketchbooks to peruse through and work-in-progress showing my methods and practices with mixed media.

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Previews and discounts when available. £1.00 - £1000

directions: From Lockerbie: A709 Dumfries Road to Lochmaben. Turn right head of Loch on to B7020 to Dalton. 1.5 miles turn right at Art Hut sign and keep straight until the road ends. From the South: take the A75 towards Dumfries, turn right onto B7020 after Annan turn to Dalton. Passing Mossburn Animal Centre and take the first left, then second left and keep straight until the road ends. Steep and twisty hill – go with care. recommendation: Rammerscales. A Georgian house with Russian connections.


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The Whitehouse Gallery

The Whitehouse Gallery is a contemporary art gallery based in the historic artist town of Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway. With over a decade of experience, The Whitehouse Gallery has gained a solid reputation as one of the leading galleries in the region, showcasing work from a range of artists and craft makers from across the UK. The Whitehouse Gallery has six mixed exhibitions over the year, combining up-and-coming talents with some of the leading artists in the country. During Spring Fling, the gallery will be exhibiting a collection of paintings from the late Moira Beaty, along with a variety of work by her late husband Stuart and daughter Ann. This exhibition will run from 7th May - 25th June. Directions: As you drive into town from Tongland on the A711, you will enter St Mary Street. We are based next to Hall’s the Butcher, and opposite Pleat. There is free parking throughout Kirkcudbright.

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Clience Studio

A bright, welcoming gallery and studio in Castle Douglas’ main street shows original oil and water colour paintings by artist owner Angela Lawrence. Invigorating or tranquil seascapes are currently her principal subjects, but the Western Isles, Highlands and other locations as well as imaginary landscapes and more abstract work also feature. Angela’s paintings have an immediacy and quality of light which give a great sense of being outdoors. Some work has featured the sea in close up, for which Angela won a Visual Arts award, and most recently “Reflections”, a more contemplative and abstract theme. Also available are a wide selection of archival quality signed giclee prints, most of Galloway, and affordable art gifts. Angela, an elected member of the Glasgow Society of Women Artists, is commissioned and exhibits widely, including at PAI and RGI, annual exhibitions, VAS, Gracefield Arts Centre and other venues. Directions: Enter Castle Douglas from the A75. Clience Studio is under the tall Clock Tower, in the lower end of King Street (main shopping street) on the corner of the A713 to Ayr/Auchencairn crossroads.

Parking: On-street parking. Large car park about 500 metres away.

Parking: Free parking available on nearby streets and King Street. 20% discount off selected originals. Prize draw for signed giclee print. Win a painting competition open to all.

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

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

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McGill Duncan Gallery

During Spring Fling 2016 exhibitors will include Sam Cartman, Patricia Cain RGI, Claire Harrigan RSW, James Harrigan, Ian Rawnsley, Leo Blamire and Sandy Murphy RSW RGI PAI. Established in 1978, McGill Duncan Gallery is the oldest privately owned Art Gallery in Dumfries and Galloway. A small bright exterior leads to five attractive rooms, each of a different size and character. There is also a wonderful ‘secret’ garden. 70

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Nail Factory

We are a supportive gallery and workshop space, existing to promote up and coming artists, providing a cosy yet contemporary space. We host diverse exhibitions ranging from painting, prints, Viking jewellery, photography, sculpture and pottery. Workshops include raku pottery, rag rug making, lantern making, wood carving, stone carving and upcycling with Rose Petal Hall and Peter Dowden. With the addition of Phil Crennell’s magical new wing we offer two gorgeous spaces.

Jill and Zoe Blamire run this family business and take pride in curating each exhibition with an eye for high quality and for people who wish to invest in art.

Find us on Facebook, and our website nailfactory.org.uk and google maps for a tour. We cater for all ages and we are dog friendly. Open Tuesday-Sunday 11-5pm.

The gallery holds an annual exhibition in August of Scottish and Galloway paintings from the 19th century onwards with artists such as Oppenheimer, Hornel, E.A Taylor and the Faed Family. Some of these works are available throughout the year.

Directions: In Dalbeattie turn onto the High Street, proceed to Dalbeattie Museum, turn left onto Southwick Road the gallery is about 500 metres on the right. Parking on William Street.

Jill and Zoe look forward to welcoming you to their unique gallery. Directions: From Dumfries, drive down King Street past the crossroads at the lower end of the street. The gallery is on the left had side, near the end of the street, opposite Rancher and Superstar.

Parking: William Street, those with limited mobility parking is available on the shared drive. 10% discount for friends of Spring Fling / Private View 6th May 2-8pm

Parking: Parking is available in front of the gallery. Free car park at the top of the main street.

231 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1DT T: (01556) 502468 E: zoe@mcgillduncangallery.com www.mcgillduncangallery.com mcgillduncangallery @McGillDuncanArt

56 Southwick Road, Dalbeattie DG5 4EW T: (01556) 61686 E: info@nailfactory.org.uk www.nailfactory.org.uk


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Bankend Studio

Bankend Studio Print Collective: A selection of printmakers work including Archie Sutter Watt, Mike Bolam, Doreen Boogert, Hugh Bryden, Kate Downie, Pamela Grace. Etchings, plate-lithography, solar plate and photography will be just some of the techniques on offer. Come and try your hand at a press print plate (for younger visitors).

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The Art Room

Within The Art Room you can find a whole host of treasures from unique and unusual gifts and crafts to collectable artwork by local, national and international artists. The Art Room Gallery flows throughout the whole of The Old School, with the stunning Victorian building being an enjoyable visit in itself.

At Bankend, The Garden Studio Café is being run by Katy, Lily and Alexander to raise funds for the Riding for the Disabled Association. The Team will be offering teas, coffee, lemonade and lots of delicious home baking – no set prices, just leave a donation and feel free to wander round the large garden, chat to the chickens, and roam the mini-landform!

The Art Room Gallery’s seasonal exhibition programme regularly welcomes eclectic collections to the Dumfries area, from solo exhibitions to group collaborations. The Art Room also offers ‘Art for All’ through its various creative workshop programmes, beginning from age 9 months! Joining The Art Room within the Old School are a number of other businesses, including the popular NonaLou’s Tearoom, which offers breakfasts, lunches and truly scrumptious cakes, teas and coffees – including a large number of gluten and dairy-free options.

Directions: From Dumfries, take the A711 past Beeswing and turn right into Kirkgunzeon and follow the signs for Bankend Studio, opposite the phone box. From Dalbeattie, turn left after 4 miles and follow the road until the Y junction. Taking the right fork over the bridge and up the hill, Bankend is on the left.

Directions: First left after Dumfries cinema and left at Kevin Farish’s at the very bottom of Brooke Street to access the car park. From Queen Street opposite Lidl, turn right onto McLellan Street then right on to Brooke Street. It’s the large Victorian school building on the left.

Also featuring craft work by specially invited makers.

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10% discount for Spring Fling Friends

Bankend, Kirkgunzeon, Dumfries, DG2 8LA T: (01387) 760283 E: aswtrust@outlook.com @BankendStudio

The Old School, Brooke Street, Dumfries, DG1 2JL T: (07834) 228054 E: rachel@the-art-room.co.uk W: www.the-art-room.co.uk

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FESTIVAL

The Yellow Door Shop & Gallery

The Yellow Door Group is an Association of Members who are creative practitioners in the visual and fine arts, and literature.

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Members include painters, sculptors, print makers, illustrators, potters, weavers, designers, writers and poets. The shop and gallery at The Yellow Door is a vibrant and changing showcase for an impressive range of creative work by local artists. The gallery is run by volunteer members, so the visitor is usually welcomed by one of the artists or makers themselves. There is a programme of exhibitions, and occasional workshops and events. Please join our mailing list for invitations to previews and events. Directions: From the fountain in the High Street, head along English Street. Take the first right turn into Queen Street, and the gallery’s yellow door is very soon on your right hand side.

FEATuRIng Eddi Reader, Opera A La Carte, Daniel Sloss, Annette Badland, Songs of Separation, Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sam Lee, Scottish Ensemble, Orkestra Del Sol, Scottish Opera, Scottish Dance Theatre

Parking: Car parks or on-street parking in the town centre. Blue badge holders can park across the street from the gallery door. 5% discount for Friends of Spring Fling over the Spring Fling weekend.

16 Queen Street, Dumfries, DG1 2JF T: (01387) 259338 E: theyellowdoordumfries@gmail.com

www.dgartsfestival.org.uk

Charity Reg. no. SC000236


Gracefield Arts Centre

WIGTOWN BOOK FESTIVAL

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VISUAL ART AND CRAFT EXHIBITIONS | CONTEMPORARY CRAFT SHOP | CAFE

Monthly changing exhibitions by local, national and international artists and makers plus selected exhibitions from the Gracefield Permanent Collection of Scottish Art. • Art and craft workshops and classes for adults and kids • Craft Shop with a wide range of items prices to suit all pockets

23RD SEPTEMBER - 2ND OCTOBER 2016

GRACEFIELD ARTS CENTRE

28 Edinburgh Rd, Dumfries, DG1 1JQ Tel: 01387 262084 www.dumgal.gov.uk/gracefield Open Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm Café open 10am-4pm Craft shop open: Tuesday-Friday, 11am-3pm and Saturday, 10am-5pm

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annandale distillery - A Spirit Reborn

Visit Dumfries & Galloway’s most ambitious tourism story and discover a spirit reborn. Relax and enjoy the unique atmosphere and handcrafted furnishings in the spectacular Maltings Coffee Shop.

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downstairs at BEST WESTERN Station Hotel Contemporary Scottish Bistro open Monday - Saturday 5.30 - 9pm

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49 Lovers’ Walk, Dumfries, DG1 1LT | T: 01387 254 316 W: stationhoteldumfries.co.uk | E: info@stationhotel.co.uk

Glentrool Gallery & Craft Shop

T: 01387 263188 E: reception@mabiehousehotel.co.uk Mabie House, Mabie, Dumfries, DG2 8HB www.mabiehousehotel.co.uk

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exhibition or pop up space for hire in Edinburgh 6 Dundas Street | www.dundas-st-gallery.co.uk | 0131 5574050

“Just being able to show people how a real original print is made is a huge part of the fun for me. I love to see the expression on their faces as they peel the print off the block or lift the screen.” Colin Blanchard, Print maker (Studio 93, p68)

Alison Proudlock DA (DJCA)

open all year by appointment

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01848 330 412

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PITTENWEEM ARTS FESTIVAL 6-14 August

Christine

Borland Philomena Pretsel Nerine Tassie over 100 artists www.pittenweemartsfestival.co.uk


Spring Fling’s Rural Mural project, supported by EventScotland

EventScotland is proud to support Spring Fling. Scotland is the perfect stage for sporting and cultural events alike and to find out more about what’s on this year visit visitscotland.com/events

Dumfries & Galloway Life Dumfries & Galloway Life To subscribe to the region’s favourite magazine, visit our website www.dumfriesandgallowaylife.co.uk /dglifemagazine


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/ become-an-uplander/

Upland c/o Gracefield Arts Centre 28 Edinburgh Road Dumfries DG1 1JQ — 01387 213 218 — hello@weareupland.com

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Upland Arts Development CIC is registered

Membership is £30 annually.

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

Who We Are Board of Directors Joyce Woodcock – Chair Amy Winstanley – Vice Chair Hazel Campbell Archie McCall Jane McArthur Hilary Alcock Patti Lean Majorie Lotfi Gill Lawrence Bristow-Smith Tonia Lu Jayne Ashley Director Leah Black Director (Maternity Cover) Clare Hanna

Events & Exhibitions Manager Joanna Macaulay

Web Development Make Digital

Professional & Talent Development Manager Amy Marletta

Photography Colin Tennant Colin Hattersley

Finance & Admin Officer Olive Melville 2016 Selection Panel Colin Tennant, Professional Film maker and Photographer Mary Morrison, Artist & Creative Leader at CABN: Creative Arts Business Network Jan Hogarth, Artist & Creative Director of Wide Open Amy Winstanley, Artist & Vice Chair of Upland CIC Joyce Woodcock (Observer) Maker & Chair of Upland CIC Design Bremner Design Cover design Fraser Gray

PR Matthew Shelley Media Partner Dumfries & Galloway Life Upland is also supported by a number of our dedicated artists and makers who offer their expertise and experience throughout the year across a range of projects.


Index

Spring Fling participants by discipline: Architectural Metalwork Adam Booth (Studio 37, p36)

Artist Books Cathy Sidhu (Studio 91, p67) Sarah Stewart (Studio 06, p18)

Ceramics Andrew Adair (Studio 58, p47) Clare Dawdry (Studio 39, p37) Myer Halliday (Studio 70, p55) Wendy Kershaw (Studio 44, p40) Fitch & McAndrew (Studio 27, p30) Archie McCall (Studio 49, p43) Christine Hester Smith (Studio 45, p41) Andy Priestman (Studio 10, p20) Jo Walker (Studio 84, p63) Peter Wareing (Studio 02, P16) 80

Costume Design Alex Rigg (Studio 75, p57)

Digital / Animation Ryan Gillan (Studio 22, p27)

Furniture Ian Cameron-Smith (Studio 15, p24) Robert Jarvis (Studio 73, p56) Daniel Lacey (Studio 87, p65) Trevor Leat (Studio 25, p29) Philip Wilson (Studio 72, p56)

Glass Susan McKay (Studio 35, p35) Amanda Simmons (Studio 41, p38)

Hats Kay Ribbens (Studio 09, p20)

Illustration Lucy Hadley (Studio 29, p32) Wendy Kershaw (Studio 44, p40) Val Macadam (Studio 48, p42) Clare Melinsky (Studio 66, p53) Heather M Nisbet (Studio 23, p28)

Suzi Plunkett (Studio 19, p26) Cathy Sidhu (Studio 91, p67) Sarah Stewart (Studio 06, p18) Margaret Walty (Studio 85, p64)

Installation / Performance Jim Buchanan (Studio 53, p45) Rory Laycock (Studio 86, p64) Alex Rigg (Studio 75, p57) Gill White (Studio 07, p19)

Jewellery Joanne Garner (Studio 68, p54) Shona Guthrie (Studio 54, p45) Kathryn King (Studio 14, p23) Alison Macleod (Studio 67, p53) Michael Pell (Studio 51, p44) Kaz Robertson (Studio 69, p54) Lisa Rothwell-Young (Studio 81, p62) Natalie Vardey (Studio 40, p37) Beth Watson (Studio 88, p65)

Painting / Drawing / Mixed Media Helen Acklam (Studio 57, p47) Gwen Adair (Studio 59, p48) Jennie Ashmore (Studio 24, p28) Maggie Ayres (Studio 17, p25) Michael Batey (Studio 89, p66) Minette Bell Macdonald (Studio 94, p68) Ailsa Black (Studio 47, p42) Jane Blair (Studio 74, p57) Heather Blanchard (Studio 92, p67) Melville Brotherston (Studio 79, p59) Davy Brown (Studio 05, p18) Steven Burnie (Studio 56, p46) Anne Butler (Studio 71, p55) Hazel Campbell (Studio 28, p30) Alison Critchlow (Studio 11, p22) Diana De Gruyther (Studio 90, p66) Pamela Grace (Studio 38, p36) Morgan Hardie (Studio 60, p48)

Jane Howe (Studio 43, p40) Fraser Irvine (Studio 52, p44) Bea Last (Studio 61, p49) Angela Lawrence (Studio 31, p33) Rory Laycock (Studio 86, p64) Patti Lean (Studio 62, p49) Val Macadam (Studio 48, p42) Linda Mallett (Studio 13, p23) Kevan McGinty (Studio 03, p17) Silvana McLean (Studio 80, p60) Clare Melinsky (Studio 66, p53) Emily Nash (Studio 08, p19) Heather M Nisbet (Studio 23, p28) Dorothy Ramsay (Studio 12, p22) Helen Ryman (Studio 04, p17) William Spurway (Studio 55, p46) Suzanne Stuart Davies (Studio 42, p38) Catriona Taylor (Studio 30, p32) John Threlfall (Studio 46, p41) Margaret Walty (Studio 85, p64) Katharine Wheeler (Studio 78, p59) Amy Winstanley (Studio 36, p35) Denise Zygadlo (Studio 64, p52)

Photography Florencia García Chafuén (Studio 76, p58) Laura Hudson Mackay (Studio 50, p43) Phil McMenemy (Studio 33, p34) Michal Šúr (Studio 32, p33) Barry Young (Studio 82, p62)

Printmaking Colin Blanchard (Studio 93, p68) Heather Blanchard (Studio 92, p67) Claire Cameron-Smith (Studio 18, p25) Pamela Grace (Studio 38, p36) Lisa Hooper (Studio 01, p16) Silvana McLean (Studio 80, p60) Clare Melinsky (Studio 66, p53) Sarah Stewart (Studio 06, p18)

Sculpture Adam Booth (Studio 37, p36) Jim Buchanan (Studio 53, p45) Ian Cameron-Smith (Studio 15, p24) Lizzie Farey (Studio 16, p24) Trevor Leat (Studio 25, p29) Max Nowell (Studio 65, p52)

Textiles Deborah Campbell (Studio 63, p50) Jo Gallant (Studio 34, p34) Janet Ibbotson (Studio 26, p29) Morag Macpherson (Studio 20, p26) Rosie Reid (Studio 21, p27) Kay Ribbens (Studio 09, p20) Suzanne Stuart Davies (Studio 42, p38) Clare Williams (Studio 83, p63) Joyce Woodcock (Studio 77, p58) Denise Zygadlo (Studio 64, p52)

Willow Lizzie Farey (Studio 16, p24) Trevor Leat (Studio 25, p29)

Wood Ian Cameron-Smith (Studio 15, p24) Lizzie Farey (Studio 16, p24) Robert Jarvis (Studio 73, p56) Daniel Lacey (Studio 87, p65) Philip Wilson (Studio 72, p56)


Spring Fling participants alphabetically: A~C

I~L

R~Z

Helen Acklam (Studio 57, p47) Andrew Adair (Studio 58, p47) Gwen Adair (Studio 59, p48) Jennie Ashmore (Studio 24, p28) Maggie Ayres (Studio 17, p25) Michael Batey (Studio 89, p66) Minette Bell Macdonald (Studio 94, p68) Ailsa Black (Studio 47, p42) Jane Blair (Studio 74, p57) Colin Blanchard (Studio 93, p68) Heather Blanchard (Studio 92, p67) Adam Booth (Studio 37, p36) Melville Brotherston (Studio 79, p59) Davy Brown (Studio 05, p18) Jim Buchanan (Studio 53, p45) Steven Burnie (Studio 56, p46) Anne Butler (Studio 71, p55) Claire Cameron-Smith (Studio 18, p25) Ian Cameron-Smith (Studio 15, p24) Deborah Campbell (Studio 63, p50) Hazel Campbell (Studio 28, p30) Alison Critchlow (Studio 11, p22)

Janet Ibbotson (Studio 26, p29) Fraser Irvine (Studio 52, p44) Robert Jarvis (Studio 73, p56) Wendy Kershaw (Studio 44, p40) Kathryn King (Studio 14, p23) Daniel Lacey (Studio 87, p65) Bea Last (Studio 61, p49) Angela Lawrence (Studio 31, p33) Rory Laycock (Studio 86, p64) Patti Lean (Studio 62, p49) Trevor Leat (Studio 25, p29)

Dorothy Ramsay (Studio 12, p22) Rosie Reid (Studio 21, p27) Kay Ribbens (Studio 09, p20) Alex Rigg (Studio 75, p57) Kaz Robertson (Studio 69, p54) Lisa Rothwell-Young (Studio 81, p62) Helen Ryman (Studio 04, p17) Cathy Sidhu (Studio 91, p67) Amanda Simmons (Studio 41, p38) Christine Hester Smith (Studio 45, p41) William Spurway (Studio 55, p46) Sarah Stewart (Studio 06, p18) Suzanne Stuart Davies (Studio 42, p38) Michal Šúr (Studio 32, p33) Catriona Taylor (Studio 30, p32) John Threlfall (Studio 46, p41) Natalie Vardey (Studio 40, p37) Jo Walker (Studio 84, p63) Margaret Walty (Studio 85, p64) Peter Wareing (Studio 02, P16) Beth Watson (Studio 88, p65) Katharine Wheeler (Studio 78, p59) Gill White (Studio 07, p19) Clare Williams (Studio 83, p63) Philip Wilson (Studio 72, p56) Amy Winstanley (Studio 36, p35) Joyce Woodcock (Studio 77, p58) Barry Young (Studio 82, p62) Denise Zygadlo (Studio 64, p52)

D~H Clare Dawdry (Studio 39, p37) Diana De Gruyther (Studio 90, p66) Lizzie Farey (Studio 16, p24) Fitch & McAndrew (Studio 27, p30) Jo Gallant (Studio 34, p34) Florencia García Chafuén (Studio 76, p58) Joanne Garner (Studio 68, p54) Ryan Gillan (Studio 22, p27) Pamela Grace (Studio 38, p36) Shona Guthrie (Studio 54, p45) Lucy Hadley (Studio 29, p32) Myer Halliday (Studio 70, p55) Morgan Hardie (Studio 60, p48) Lisa Hooper (Studio 01, p16) Jane Howe (Studio 43, p40) Laura Hudson Mackay (Studio 50, p43)

M~P Val Macadam (Studio 48, p42) Alison Macleod (Studio 67, p53) Morag Macpherson (Studio 20, p26) Linda Mallett (Studio 13, p23) Archie McCall (Studio 49, p43) Kevan McGinty (Studio 03, p17) Susan McKay (Studio 35, p35) Silvana McLean (Studio 80, p60) Phil McMenemy (Studio 33, p34) Clare Melinsky (Studio 66, p53) Emily Nash (Studio 08, p19) Heather M Nisbet (Studio 23, p28) Max Nowell (Studio 65, p52) Michael Pell (Studio 51, p44) Suzi Plunkett (Studio 19, p26) Andy Priestman (Studio 10, p20)


Spring Fling 2016 Brochure  

Spring Fling Open Studios 2016 is the 28-30 May. With 94 studios taking part, rural mural, evening openings and events: the 2016 open studio...