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Discover hand carved stone and painterly photography, jewellery for men and film about the internet, apple trees and tactile textiles, grain-stores and garden sheds – dig deep and you’ll find there really is something for all tastes. The whole event - as always - is inspired by and focused around our wonderful professional artists and makers and their generosity in welcoming us into their spaces. Expect well kent faces as well as recent graduates and new names, ready to be discovered.

and discovering and cooking the local food produce available on our doorstep. We’ll be reaching out further in 2015 - as far as Berlin - with our inaugural international exhibition. And closer to home we will connect more deeply with Edinburgh through a national exhibition in our capital city.

With thanks to everyone who has helped make this happen: from Dumfries and Galloway Council, The Holywood Trust, Creative Scotland, Event Scotland, Heritage Lottery Fund, Archie Sutter Watt Trust and While studio hopping look out for our roving the Barfil Trust, to our dedicated Board poet-in-residence encouraging you to look led by Hazel Campbell, and my colleagues more deeply and talk more expressively Tonia and Kate. about the art you see all around. Embrace all things epicurean with our friends at Leah Black The Stove Network who you will meet Director across the region travelling sustainably, Spring Fling


Essential Information

Please Remember

Spring Fling 2015 takes place on Saturday 23, Sunday 24 and Monday 25 May from 10.30am to 5.30pm each day. All 94 studios included in this brochure will be open during these hours.

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

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Evening Openings Some studios will open late on Friday 5 - 8pm and Saturday, or Sunday until 8pm. Please refer to the icons.

Wheelchair access

Toilet facilities

Family friendly

Parking

Accepts credit/ debit cards

Also open through the year by appointment

Price range

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Late Night Opening on Friday 22rd (5pm - 8pm) Late Night Opening on Saturday 23th (til 8pm)

Find Out More

Late Night Opening on Sunday 24th (til 8pm)

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

Prize Draw Sponsored by Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms Hotel in Thornhill, the Spring Fling Prize Draw offers visitors the chance to win vouchers to spend on art plus luxury accommodation and fine dining. 1st Prize: £200 voucher to spend in the artists studio of your choice + one night’s stay for two people in a Deluxe Room with dinner, bed and breakfast at The Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms Hotel 2nd Prize: £50 voucher to spend in an artists studio of your choice + one night’s stay for two people + bed and breakfast + a bottle of champagne at The Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms Hotel. 3rd Prize: £50 voucher to spend in an artists studio of your choice + three course award winning dinner for two people at The Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms Hotel

To Enter

Several smaller prizes will also be awarded.

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


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Running on Empty (see p8) Evening Events (see p12) MHC Exhibition (see p11) Bus & Bike Tours (see p4)

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By Bike

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.

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

With help from Thornhill Community Transport and Glenkens Transport Initiative, we are delighted to provide 4 bus tours visiting studios in different parts of the region.

All tours offer multi pick-up and drop-off points. The route and timing of all trips is left to the discretion of the driver. Planned tours and pick up & drop off points are as follows:

Saturday 23 May Pick up: Dumfries 10am | Auldgirth 10.30am Travelling around: studios near Thornhill,

Moniaive, Sanquhar Drop off: Dumfries | Auldgirth

Sunday 24 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 25 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

Saturday 23 May 10am start in Wigtown. Taking in studios around the Machers and lunch in a suitable café.

Monday 25 May 9.30am start at the Barnsoul campsite (nr Shawhead). Ride would be up to Moniaive and Kirkland taking in about 6 studios and lunch at the Green Tea House in Moniaive.

Kindly organised by Ted Norfolk and Mike Gray of CTC members group, all riders with a suitable bike are most welcome. Rides are free but booking is essential. Ages under 17 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or have signed permission.

To book and for more details please contact Ted Norfolk (For Saturday Ride): enorfolk552@btinternet.com | 01988 700432

And Mike Gray (for Monday Ride): grayjohnmichael@aol.com | 07751 978563 For more information on CTC visit www.dandgcycling.org.uk

Tickets:

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

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

24 Hour Booking: www.dgboxoffice.co.uk *For booking over the Spring Fling weekend beyond Saturday 23rd at 3.30pm please phone 07544 556 350

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


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

Our Springback Scheme provides the opportunities for artists who have a connection to Dumfries and Galloway to take part in Spring Fling; many grew up in the region, and some have lived or worked in Dumfries and Galloway in recent years. NEIGHBOUR

Our Neighbours Scheme was introduced in 2013 to strengthen our links with artists and makers from our neighbouring regions and allows a limited number of them to take part in Spring Fling in venues across the border from where they live and work.

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With continued support from The Holywood Trust and the Archie Sutter Watt Trust, our Young Artists Programme awards a bursary and a period of mentoring to three recent graduates with a connection to Dumfries and Galloway. Find out more about the programme on p10. MENTOR

Our Mentoring Programme is linked to the Young Artists Programme. Each mentor has dedicated time and professional expertise. Find out more about the programme on p10. WIGTOWN RESIDENCY

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.

Working with the Wigtown Book Festival, Spring Fling each year hosts the second part of this residency. Find out more about the programme on p9. NEW STUDIOS

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

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Spring Shows Building on the success of our national exhibition programme from 2014, Spring Fling 2015 takes a selection of artists and makers to its first ever international exhibition in Berlin, Germany as well as presenting a programme of national and local exhibitions.

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Urpu Sellar

Sarah Stewart

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Spring Show: Green Hill Gallery

Spring Show: The Dundas Street Gallery

Our first ever international showcase, in partnership with Kulturschöpfer, presents contemporary art and craft from Dumfries & Galloway in an innovative way, challenging Berliners to view craft in a new light.

Supported for the first time by The Fine Art Society, Edinburgh, a collection of paintings, drawings, craft and design from Dumfries & Galloway will be exhibited in The Dundas Street Gallery.

3 – 25 April | Private View: 6 – 8pm 2 April Kulturschöpfer, Grünberger Straße 13, 10243 Berlin, Germany www.kulturschoepfer.de

10 – 25 April | Private View: 6 – 8pm 9 April The Dundas Street Gallery, 6a Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6HZ www.dundas-street-gallery.co.uk

Opening hours of the venues vary, please refer to our website or the venue websites before your visit. An exhibition showing the work produced by young people through our Modern Heritage Craft project will be at Designs Gallery, Castle Douglas, see p11 for more details.


Spring Show: Art, Food and Drink

Michelle Bennett-Oates

McGill Duncan Gallery, the oldest privately owned art gallery in the region, is presenting the Spring Fling Showcase Exhibition for the first time. The exhibition will include the work of almost all Spring Fling 2015 participants, some of whom will explore the relationship between art, food and drink in people’s lives. 27 March – 23 April | Private View: 6 – 8pm 26 March McGill Duncan Gallery, King St, Castle Douglas DG7 1DT www.mcgillduncangallery.com 01556 502468

Spring Show: Young Artists at Gracefield Arts Centre

Spring Show: Visitors Choice Winners

A wide selection of work from past and current winners of the Spring Fling Young Artist Bursary (more info p10). 28 February – 4 April | Preview: 2 – 4pm 28 Feburary Gallery 1, Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries DG1 1JQ www.exploreart.co.uk

An exhibition featuring work by the winning artists of our 2014 Visitors’ Choice Award at The Biscuit Factory. 7 March – 24 May | Preview: 6 – 9pm 6 March The Biscuit Factory, 16 Stoddart St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1AN www.thebiscuitfactory.com

Holly Clothier

Heather Blanchard

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One of the region’s newest independent galleries presents contemporary artwork that is exciting and experimental. 24 April – 14 May | Preview: 6 – 8pm 23 April Life’s Little Ironies, 118 George Street, Whithorn, DG8 8QA www.lifeslittleironies.co.uk

Rory Laycock

Spring Show: Life’s Little Ironies

The Yellow Door presents a wide selection of artwork from textiles to painting and from jewellery to sculpture. 22 April – 9 May | Evening Event: 2 – 4pm 25 April The Yellow Door, 16 Queen Street, Dumfries DG1 2JF Facebook: The Yellow Door

Kim Ayres

Spring Show: The Yellow Door


Running on Empty Art, travel, localism, food, drink and rural sustainability come together in Running on Empty, a commission for Spring Fling 2015 by award-winning Dumfries arts collective The Stove Network. Over the weekend a creatively adapted Black Cab will follow the Spring Fling routes and call at studios, transforming itself into a pop-up kitchen. Caterers Scrumptious will conjure a mixture of local fare, all closely related to particular locations and studios – a uniquely rural twist on the fashion for pop-up city street food. Come and try out samples of seriously local produce and time your own studio tour to coincide with affordable meals, much-needed refuelling and great craic.

Saturday 23rd May 1 Studio 1 Laurie Campbell, Stranraer | 12-2pm for Lunch 2 Studio 2 Lisa Hooper, Port William | 5-7pm for a Barbeque

Sunday 24th May 3 Studio 34 Leeming + Paterson, Dalry | 11am -1pm for Brunch

4 Studio 73 Terri Campbell, Sanquhar | 3-5pm for Afternoon Tea with a Twist

Monday 25th May

5 Studio 94 Pete Brown, Eskdalemuir | 10-11.30am for Breakfast

6 Studio 78 & 79 Katie Anderson & Joanne Garner, Brydekirk 1.30-3.30pm for a Delicious Celebration to close Spring Fling 2015

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Running on Empty is led by The Stove Network (Dumfries – www.thestove.org) and delivered by members: artist David Ralston (Gatehouse - www.davidralston.co.uk) and caterers Scrumptious (Auchencairn - http://scrumptious.vpweb.co.uk)


Spring Fling x Wigtown Book Festival Residencies Since 2009 this two-part residency has created a place for an artist to create new work during an intensive period engaging with Wigtown Book Festival. The work is then presented in an open studio setting in Wigtown for Spring Fling. We have now turned this concept around and will have, for the first time in 2015, a writer in residence who will get to know Spring Fling’s artists, their work, studios, processes, and audiences, to create new work which will be presented at Wigtown Book Festival 2015.

Artist in Residence Anupa Gardner is an Edinburgh based printmaker and illustrator. Originally from India Anupa is fascinated by people’s stories and their relationships with places, creating work which is a response to her surroundings. Aunpa’s work Wee Wigtown was playful and interactive and saw her collect stories from locals and festival goers to create a multi-sensory 3-dimensional portrait of Wigtown. Visit Anupa in Wigtown (studio 09, p20)

Writer in Residence Marjorie Lotfi Gill, our first writer in residence, is a poet based in Edinburgh and the Poet in Residence at Jupiter Artland. She co-founded and runs Open Book, a charity that organises shared reading groups for vulnerable adults, and takes those groups to linked events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. During her residency, Marjorie will be writing in a number of the studios and encouraging others to write alongside her, as well as providing other opportunities for Spring Fling visitors to respond to the artworks in writing, and publish the results. Marjorie’s residency will take place in a number of different studios across the region, visit www.spring-fling.co.uk for more details.

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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 2015.

Amy Winstanley

This programme supports recent graduates with a connection to Dumfries and Galloway through a £1000 bursary to enable the creation of new work and mentoring by an experienced artist.

Holly Goldsworthy

Young Artists Bursary

Exhibition

Isabell Buenz

Gracefield Arts Centre presents work from past winners of the Spring Fling Young Artist Bursary since the start of the programme in 2012. Alongside the exhibition will also be a mini showcase of the winning posters from Spring Fling’s 2015 Poster Competition (more information below).

Katie Anderson

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Teri Campbell

The Archie Sutter Watt Young Artist Katie Anderson (studio 78, p61) Mentored by Isabell Buenz (studio 11, p22)

Lisa Rothwell-Young

The Holywood Trust Young Artists Holly Goldsworthy (studio 14, p23) Mentored by Amy Winstanley Terri Campbell (studio 73, p57) Mentored by Lisa Rothwell-Young (studio 87, p65)

28 February – 4 April Preview: Friday 27 February Gallery 1, Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries DG1 1JQ www.exploreart.co.uk Winning poster by Kirsty Dougan

Schools Poster Competition After its successful first year, we continued our poster competition this year. The official Spring Fling 2015 poster has been designed by a Dumfries and Galloway primary school pupil. The winning poster will be printed and distributed around the UK and along with the two runners up and school winners will be exhibited at Gracefield Arts Centre between 28 February – 4 April.

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Amanda Simmons

Shona Githrie

Modern Heritage Craft Modern Heritage Craft creates the chance for young people to work with professional makers to learn a craft and create a contemporary functional object. Amanda Simmons (studio 35, p35) and Shona Guthrie (studio 49, p43) will work with two groups of young people and, through learning practically about the craft of jewellery and glass, they will create functional objects.

‘ The best way to become a skilled maker is to learn from one’ Modern Heritage Craft Exhibition 16 May – 13 June 2015 Designs Gallery, 179 King St, Castle Douglas DG7 1DZ 01556 504552 The final products made by the young people through the programme, as well as selections of work by the mentors, will be exhibited in Designs Gallery. Opening and closing events are also planned, please check our website for further details.

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Evolution of Spring Fling 2015 is an exciting year for Spring Fling as we evolve. Spring Fling is a special event to many and has grown sustainably yet substantially. Over the past few years we have been nurturing a year round programme of youth engagement, residencies, digital projects and festival co-production. In order to involve a wider creative community in our growing programme, we will be launching a new organisation in 2015. This new organisation will have Spring Fling as its heart, and as its flagship event. For more information or to contribute ideas please visit www.spring-fling.co.uk/evolution.


Evening Events We are delighted to present an evening programme of music, performance, food and drinks evening events around Spring Fling.

Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival Events

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Ticket Office: The Midsteeple, High Street, Dumfries, DG1 2BH T: 01387 253383 Open Tuesday-Saturday 10am - 4pm 24 Hour Booking: www.dgartsfest.com Ticketweb 24 hr hotline: 08444 771000 (Booking fees apply) Half price tickets available for under 26s 1

Scottish Ensemble: From Russia with Love

£20 | Friday 22 May, 8.00pm Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries DG1 4TA 12

A celebration of two of Russia’s most celebrated composers heralds the sensational start to this year’s Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival. 2

Hardeep Singh Kohli / Hardeep Is Your Love

£15 | Friday 22 May, 7.30pm The Corner House Hotel, High Street, Annan DG12 6DL Master of pace and quick-witted patter, Hardeep puts his unique spin on love and romance. 3

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Gavin Marwick’s Journeyman Spectacular

£15 | Sunday 24 May, 7.30pm Castle Douglas Town Hall, St Andrews Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1DB Described as ‘a folk festival on stage’. Gavin Marwick’s Journeyman Spectacular is a phenomenal musical experience of short sets of 10 performers and a constantly changing musical line-up.

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Visual Art & Heritage Fruit in Dumfries and Galloway

Free | Sunday 24 May, 6pm Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries DG1 1JQ Natalie McIlroy (studio 44, p41) and horticulturalist, Jools Cox, present Visual Art & Heritage fruit in Dumfries and Galloway, with a chance to sample Scottish wine and cider.


Meet and Eat with Artists ÂŁ60 | Saturday 27 June, 7pm The Buccleuch & Queensberry Hotel, 112 Drumlanrig Street, Thornhill DG3 5LU Ticket price includes a three course meal with wine In a special partnership between Spring Fling and The Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms Hotel in Thornhill we have created an opportunity to have a meal with Spring Fling artists, talk to them about their work, practice and inspiration, whilst enjoying an award winning three course meal. This event will happen after Spring Fling weekend giving the chance for artists and art lovers to reflect on the big weekend.

Artists Kim Ayres (Studio 29, p32) Anne Butler (Studio 74, p57) Christine Hester Smith (Studio 60, p49) Sarah Stewart (Studio 07, p19) Katharine Wheeler (Studio 54, p46) Denise Zygadlo (Studio 65, p53) Book through Bucceluch & Queensberry Arms (01848 323 101 | info@bqahotel.com) For more information on the artists, contact us on info@spring-fling.co.uk In the circumstance that this event is not at least 50% full it may be cancelled.

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


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

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

The Smart Phone App Available on iPhone and Android platforms.

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

Following updates on Spring Fling and our artists, interesting blog posts and our year round activities on www.spring-fling.co.uk

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

Friend for Life (Family) - £160 I would like to make an additional donation of £

The Website

Social Media to Spring Fling.

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

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

Get to know us


Blue Route


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LAURIE CAMPBELL The Grainstore, 9 Bridge Street, Stranraer DG9 7JA T: (02879) 300 670 E: laurie.campbell@hotmail.co.uk W: www.lcimages.co.uk

As a photographer I find myself drawn to the quiet and unassuming, the discarded and disregarded, and the quietness of overlooked places. My processes centre on transforming what my eye sees into what my heart feels; layering and blending images to give a painterly feel. what to expect: A big friendly Irish welcome at The Grainstore, a Grade 2 listed building currently under restoration. Enjoy the preview with a glass of wine, and over the weekend coffee and stained-glass cookies, while browsing the exhibition. Plenty of craic and photographic fun in this unique setting.

Long term parking free down by Loch Ryan in front of the harbour.

directions: Follow the car park to the top past the toilets and along the pedestrian walk way under the archway into Bridge Street. Turn left past Coconut to the big doors at the end of the building. recommendation: Castle Kennedy Gardens. One of the showpieces of Galloway, it is one of Scotland’s most well-known historical gardens.

10% discount for friends of Spring Fling. £35 - £800

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LISA HOOPER Seymour House, 25 High Street, Port William, Newton Stewart DG8 9SL LisaHooper20 T: (01988) 700 392 E: hoopoe.prints@btinternet.com W: www.hoopoeprints.co.uk Lisa Hooper- Hoopoe Prints

Birds and landscape are my inspiration; printmaking is my preferred medium. My work is characterised by the wide variety of print media used including etching, collagraph, monotype, wood and lino cut. My ambition is always to capture the essence of my subjects through simplification. what to expect: Come and see me working on a print over the weekend and listen to me explaining the other types of printing I do. You’ll also be able to browse in the gallery and have a cup of tea or coffee and cake in the kitchen.

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Wheelchair access to ground floor only, one step as you enter the property. £10 worth of greetings cards with any non card purchase. £50 - £1000

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: Port William Harbour. Visit the square and pretty little working harbour of Port William.


PETER WAREING

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18 George Street, Whithorn DG8 8NZ T: (01988) 500 633 E: pwc@peterwareingceramics.co.uk W: www.peterwareingceramics.co.uk

I mostly produce wheel made pots illustrated with designs derived from natural forms. These occasionally include images based on the human figure implying a narrative open to various interpretations. The illustrations are created on the pots by using an expressive variation of tube lining. what to expect: Visitors to my studio will be able to see work at various stages and also watch how the image is applied to a pot. There will also be a selection of sketch books, photographs and other sources of inspiration.

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 Cafe. recommendation: Central Café. A family run cafe with home made Italian ice cream. There are also two other excellent tea rooms in Whithorn.

On street parking outside showroom with additional formal parking 150 metres further along the street heading south. Friends are offered 10% discount on items over £50. £5 - £350

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HELEN RYMAN

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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

I use my work as a shepherdess as a focus to what I paint. Once I’ve checked the stock and done what has to be done on any given day, and weather and time permitting, head back out to the moors with my paints. what to expect: I will have old and new work on display, alongside limited edition giclee prints and greetings cards. I’ll also set up the collaborative canvas again too.

directions: From Wigtown, head over the Bladnoch bridge, heading to Whithorn ( A746). Take a right onto the A714 signed 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 Cafe 6 Bank Street, Wigtown. The best coffee and cake for miles!

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10% off for Spring Fling Friends £50 - £1200


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MICHAL ŠÚR Glaisnock Café, 20 South Main Street, Wigtown DG8 9EH T: (07791) 633 374 E: misosur@gmail.com W: www.michalsur.sk www.facebook.com/MichalSurPhotography

I like contrast and simplicity in the natural world. I use infra-red B&W photography and long exposures. The work I am presenting has been inspired by Scottish nature, landscape and the lives of ordinary people who once lived and worked here. what to expect: My exhibition will be held in Glaisnock Café in Wigtown. There will be a display of my B&W photographs of Scottish landscape and landscape detail. You can view them while enjoying fantastic home-made food or with a cup of tea. directions: Heading from Newton Stewart take the A714 into the centre of Wigtown. The cafe is located in the centre of Wigtown on the far side of the town gardens. Plentiful free parking is available in the car park on the street opposite and in front of the café.

recommendation: Glaisnock Café. I recommend eating at Glaisnock Café for its locally sourced home cooked quality food and friendly atmosphere.

£100 - £300

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JENNY SMITH-MCONIE The Studio, 5 Harbour Road, Wigtown DG8 9EN T: (07709) 493 531 E: Jenny@JennySmith-McOnie.com W: www.JennySmith-McOnie.com Jenny Smith-McOnie Prints @SmithMcOnie

I am excited by the rich textures and constantly changing colours that can be found in the landscape of the Machars. I specialise in collagraph printmaking. Each unique print is produced from a hand-made collaged plate, the highly textured surface results in an embossed print. what to expect: Visitors can see my sketchpads and printing plates alongside my work. I will be demonstrating how a collagraph is printed on my converted mangle printing press. This year I will also demonstrate free-hand machine embroidery, a technique used to add texture to my printing plates.

There’s plenty of parking in Wigtown on the town’s wide streets. It is also possible to park on Harbour Road. £25 - £350

directions: From Newton Stewart take the A714 for Wigtown. You will meet Wigtown’s bowling green at a T-junction. Turn left, then right in front of the County Buildings. Turn left down the farside of the buildings and follow the road round. recommendation: Scotland’s National Book Town. www.wigtown-booktown.co.uk. Wigtown is a book lovers’ haven with new and second-hand books galore.


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

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Inspired by patterns and typography found within my environment and found objects, my work embraces the past, the thrown away and pre-loved, creating something fresh and contemporary. It seeks to challenge our perceptions of the past, rekindle our memories and instill a sense of nostalgia. what to expect: Our gallery will exhibit my screenprints, objects of interest, developmental work, artists books and my new stationery range. Visitors will receive a guided tour of my studio and the screenprinting process and can pull their own screen, creating their own postcard to take away. directions: Arriving in Wigtown on the A714 from Newton Stewart, turn right at the T-Junction onto North Main Street. The gallery is the second door on the right, next to the engravers. recommendation: Bladnoch Inn. Excellent lunches and evening meals. En-route to Whithorn.

Plenty of on-street parking is available. A free hand bound book to the first five Spring Fling Friend purchases. 10% discount on selected prints for Friends. £5 - £650

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DAVY BROWN The Book Shop, 17 North Main Street, Wigtown DG8 9HL @DavyBrownArtist T: (01671) 403 767 E: djbstudio@btinternet.com W: www.davybrown.com DavyBrownOfficalWebsite

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I work outdoors whenever possible, gathering information in the form of annotated thumbnail sketches and pastel studies. When the weather proves to be too problematic I revert to still life painting in which I employ the same approaches and techniques as in my landscapes. what to expect: An exhibition of finished, framed landscapes and still lifes in oils. A print bin containing signed limited edition giclées and mounted preparatory drawings and printed cards. Also on display will be a photographic timeline illustrating the artist’s career. directions: Travelling westwards on A75, at Newton Stewart roundabout, turn left on to A714 towards Wigtown (6 miles). In Wigtown, pass the primary school on the left and at the T-junction in the town turn right. Venue 50 yards on right. recommendation: The Wigtown Ploughman. Recent new ownership. New chef and new menu. Good service.

Free parking in the street outside. A competition to win a signed, limited edition giclée print by the artist. £200 - £4000


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ANUPA GARDNER The Bowling Pavilion, The Square, Wigtown DG8 T: (07786) 464 684 E: anupagardner@gmail.com W: www.anupagardner.com anupa gardner @anupagardner

My interests lie in depicting characters and our relationships with the natural world and cities. I work with various mediums and techniques ranging from printmaking to acrylics, water colours and paper installations, often with elements of story telling. what to expect: So this year’s Spring Fling I will be introducing a number of new works, as well as cutting a new lino block in the studio for visitors to watch the process. Also on display will be my installation Wee Wigtown that I created as part of the 2014-2015 Spring Fling residency. directions: The Bowling Pavilion is situated within the gardens right in the centre of town, between North Main Street and South Main Street. 10% for Spring Fling friends £10 - £600

recommendation: The Wigtown Ploughman Hotel. A good place to get a drink after a jolly jaunt around all the lovely bookshops.

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KAY RIBBENS Mochrum Park, Kirkcowan, Newton Stewart DG8 0BY T: (01671) 830 285 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. what to expect: Unusual, extraordinary, innovative, contemporary, traditional textile hats. Large eccentrics to simple berets. All original designs. Have coffee amongst the paraphernalia of a large busy textile studio: yarns, threads, spools, tools, works in progress and exhibition pieces. Old favourites and a new collection.

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10% for Friends of Spring Fling £29 - £250

directions: From Newton Stewart take A75 to Stranraer. Then take 2nd 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 approx. 4 miles. Follow signs to Mochrum Park House. recommendation: Standing Stones of Torhouse. Ancient Stone Circle approximately 1 mile from studio towards Wigtown.


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ISABELL BUENZ The Aquarium, Skyreburn, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2HD T: (07751) 649 161 E: isabuenz@hotmail.com W: www.isabellbuenz.co.uk isabell.buenz

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I am a paper and book artist who likes to create one-off sculptural pieces from all types of paper and display them in a theatrical way. My work includes wearable paper fashion items and accessories as well as artists’ and altered books. what to expect: In collaboration with Cally Gardens in Gatehouse of Fleet, my studio will be transformed into a garden filled with real and paper flowers of all shapes and sizes. Visitors can view finished work and work in progress or even make their own paper flowers.

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Free entry to the Aquarium Spring Fling Competition. The winner receives a unique, beautifully presented paper flower. £10 - £200

directions: Two miles west of Gatehouse of Fleet turn right off the A75 towards Skyreburn. The Aquarium is the first building on the left. Coming from Stranraer, take the Skyreburn turnoff left after the Tea Pot and follow the signs. recommendation: Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2DJ. Visit for a fantastic collection of plants from all over the world - and a few paper ones too! www.callygardens.co.uk

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ANNIROSE ANSBRO The Boathouse Studio, Sandgreen, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2DU T: (07793) 090 697 E: annirose123@hotmail.co.uk anniroseansbro W: www.anniroseansbro.com

NEW STUDIO

I am an abstract painter who enjoys working on a large scale. I use a variety of different tools and mediums in my work, building up layers and shapes to create a textured three dimensional image. what to expect: Visitors will have the opportunity to see and explore the beach that continues to be a great influence behind my work, whilst also being able to view works in progress, previous studies and new finished pieces.

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10% off for Spring Fling Friends £400 - £1500

directions: My studio is at Sandgreen Beach between Kirkcudbright and Gatehouse-of-fleet. Follow signs for Sandgreen Caravan Park, once in the site follow the road until you loop round to face the sea. Take the first left at the bottom of the hill, The Boathouse Studio is through the big gates on the right! recommendation: Enjoy their award winning ice cream along with much more! Cream o’Galloway, Rainton Farm, Gatehouse-of-Fleet, DG7 2DR.


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29 Fleet St, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2JT T: (01557) 814 647 E: jeremyicarlisle@gmail.com W: www.jeremycarlisle.co.uk Jeremy Carlisle

I use watercolours and gouache to make series of abstract and landscape based paintings. The flow and energy of nature inform both areas of practice. The mood can vary from expressive and celebratory, to calm and reflective. what to expect: Mono-prints, abstract paintings and collages and landscapes will be on show. Also sketchbooks and works in progress. Visitors are welcome to try their hand at mono-printing and collage at no charge.

directions: Travelling from Dumfries, take the B727 off the A75 into Gatehouse of Fleet. Fleet Street is a continuation of the High Street. No 29 is on the right hand side. If arriving from the Stranraer direction take the B796 off the A75. No 29 is on the left as you come into the town. recommendation: Knocktinkle Viewpoint (2 miles from the town on the Gatehouse to Laurieston Road). Stand and wonder.

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

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HOLLY GOLDSWORTHY The Mill on the Fleet, 65 High St, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2HS T: (07842) 636 877 E: hj.goldsworthy@gmail.com

HT YOUNG ARTIST

My practice explores the poetics of change, decay, reaction and time. My sculptures often reference a function or action within the dialogues between each of their elements. They allude to familiar forms, responding to features of a particular space through scale, shape, material and surface. what to expect: A new body of work that ranges in scale, from intimate hand-held objects to large architectural forms that respond to the gallery space, that activate and reflect upon the ephemeral nature of the sculpture.

directions: Gatehouse of Fleet is well signposted off the A75 Dumfries to Stranraer road. The Mill is situated in the centre of the town and is signposted from the main car park. There is disabled parking within the grounds of the Mill. recommendation: The Cafe at the Mill on the Fleet. Great food, cakes and coffees served throughout the day.

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MICHELLE BENNETT OATES Gaitgil House, Twynholm, Kircudbright DG6 4PH T: (01557) 814 182 E: bennettoates@gmail.com W: www.michellebennettoates.com

My medium is oil on board. I paint flower pieces in a traditional manner after the Dutch Masters. I have also been in love with wildlife all my life and find endless inspiration painting the local birds and animals. what to expect: Visitors will see a working studio with examples of my work in all stages of production. They will also be able to wander about in the walled garden just outside my studio where I grow many of the plants that I paint.

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£150 - £10,000

directions: Take the Kirkcudbright road from Gatehouse of Fleet. One mile past the entrance to Cally Palace turn left. After another mile take a right turn at the barns, and the studio is half a mile away on the left hand side. recommendation: Cally Gardens. Stunning walled garden and nurseries. Cally Gardens, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas. DG7 2DJ.

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CRESSA MCLAREN Studio 2, WASP Studios, 117 High Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JG T: (07895) 030 063 E: cressa.glass@googlemail.com Cressa’s Glass Works @CressaMclaren W: www.cressamclaren.com

I work with kiln-formed bullseye glass, using techniques of fusing, slumping, draping and sandblasting the glass to create the bold outlines and contrasting colours that define my style. My designs throughout are influenced by my love of colour and flowers in their many forms. what to expect: On display will be my new collection of larger-scale sculptural meadow flowers. Visitors will see an installation that invites people to respond to my work in the same way they might respond to nature itself. Work in progress and new designs will also be on display.

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Parking spaces available behind the Wasps building - access via Daar Road, plus 45 spaces next door. Visitors to my studio will have the chance to enter a prize draw to win one of my small daisies. £15 - £575

directions: From the A75 take the A711 into Kirkcudbright. Pass the church on your right and tennis courts on your left and take the next right onto the High Street. Wasps Studios are 20 yards up on the right hand side. recommendation: Broughton House and Garden. 18th-century Georgian house. Home of Scottish painter E A Hornel, one of the Glasgow Boys. 12 High St, DG6 4JX.


LIZZIE FAREY Studio 3, WASPS Studios, 117 High Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JG T: (07821) 629 234 E: lfarey@talk21.com W: www.lizziefarey.co.uk Lizzie Farey @willowfarey

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My work engages with nature. I focus on recreating the essence of natural form through the medium of willow, larch, ash, hazel and other local woods. Influences from Japan continue to inspire my attempts to capture the simplicity, practicality and beauty of the materials. what to expect: Visitors to my studio will have the opportunity to see work in progress, a demonstration taking place and some finished pieces for sale.

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

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Parking spaces available behind the Wasps building - access via Daar Road, plus 45 spaces next door. 20% discount for Friends £75 - £7000

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SUZI PLUNKETT Studio 9, WASPS Studios, 117 High Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JG @littledotUK T: (07590) 469 797 E: littledotcreations@outlook.com W: www.littledotcreations.bigcartel.com littledotcreations

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With an honours degree in Jewellery and Metalwork Design, it was through my sketchbook work that I developed my unique drawing style - involving thousands of tiny little dots and circles to create artworks of animals and nature. what to expect: Visitors can expect to find affordable, light-hearted and unique work, including signed limited edition prints, homewares, stationery, jewellery and many more Little Dot Creations! Whether you’re a little bambino or a child trapped in an adult’s body, there’s sure to be something for you. directions: From the A75 take the A711 into Kirkcudbright. Pass the church on your right and tennis courts on your left and take the next right onto the High Street. Wasps Studios are 20 yards up on the right hand side. recommendation: Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park. Contained within 27 acres of mixed woodland, it is the wild life conservation centre for the south of Scotland. Lochfergus Plantation on B727.

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Parking spaces available behind the Wasps building - access via Daar Road, plus 45 spaces next door. 10% off for friends of Spring Fling £20 - £300


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Studio 11, WASPS Studios, 117 High Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JG T: (07734) 421 029 E: info@moragmacpherson.com @MMTextiles W: www.moragmacpherson.com MoragMacphersonTextiles

I create surface pattern for textiles and wallpaper. Working from photographs, I line draw shapes then colour and repeat on computer. I produce digitally printed wools, silk, cotton and linens as fabric, cushions and scarves. I also patchwork unique kimono wall hangings, skirts and coats. what to expect: A warm welcome awaits in my transformed studio where I have produced new collections of patterns based on florals, rendered in my colourful and graphic style - available to purchase as limited edition cushions, scarves, fabric and wallpaper and patchworked into one-off pieces.

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Parking spaces available behind the Wasps building - access via Daar Road, plus 45 spaces next door. 10% discount for friends of Spring Fling £10 - £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 onto the High Street. Wasps Studios are 20 yards up on the right hand side. recommendation: The Nail Factory, Dalbeattie great hidden treasure art gallery/community space nestling off the High Street in Dalbeattie (turn left at Clydesdale bank uphill until signpost) (http://www. nailfactory.org.uk/)

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URPU SELLAR Bankhead, Dundrennan DG6 4QP T: (01557) 500 618 E: urpu@urpusellarceramics.co.uk W: www.urpusellarceramics.co.uk

You’ll see a selection of small scale sculptures of ceramics and mixed media, most of which will have some sort of humour. The titles usually have a pun, word play or word association. what to expect: As it is a working studio-cum-display area there will be mainly finished items but also works in different stages of finish plus junk shop and beach finds yet to be incorporated in the works. Good banter hopefully also included!

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Discount, depending on amount spent. £5 - £500

directions: Between Dundrennan and Auchencairn on the A711. One mile from Dundrennan, three miles from Auchencairn. Seven miles from Kirkcudbright. recommendation: Glenisle Inn, Palnackie. Not a huge menu but concentrating on quality and local produce. Interesting decor.


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8 Main Street, Auchencairn, Castle Douglas DG7 1QU T: (01556) 640 161 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. Working mostly to commission, the flowing figures are sometimes of large scale and for events or festivals. 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 answering questions. There will be new sculptures and baskets on show. Jennie Ashmore is joining me this year. directions: Approaching Auchencairn from Dalbeattie (A711), turn right after The Smugglers Inn. The workshop is 100 yards up the hill on your left at the junction with Spout Row. Approaching from Kirkcudbright (A711), turn left down Main Street after the primary school. The workshop is halfway down Main Street on your right. recommendation: Cliff Walk at Balcary Bay. Take the Shore Road out of Auchencairn, park near the hotel, take the signed footpath to view the cliffs.

Plenty of free parking on adjacent Main Street. 10% Discount for Friends of spring fling. £20 - £5000

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JENNIE ASHMORE The Old Schoolroom, 8 Main St, Auchencairn, Castle Douglas DG7 1QU T: (01556) 640 566 E: jennie@leafworks.co.uk W: Leafworks.co.uk leafworks

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I am using the colours and textures of pressed leaves and flowers to create images which reflect my passion for pattern and nature. This season the colours have been wonderful in gardens and woods and I am hoping to reflect this in new work. what to expect: This year I am sharing Trevor’s workshop for Spring Fling. I will have more wall space which I intend to decorate! I will demonstrate how Leafworks are made using my collection of dried material. Leafworks and cards will be for sale. directions: Approaching Auchencairn from Dalbeattie (A711), turn right after the Smugglers Inn. The workshop is 100 yards up the hill on your left, at the junction with Spout Row. Approaching from Kirkcudbright (A711), turn left after the primary school. The workshop is downhill on your right. recommendation: Dundrennan Abbey. Beautiful ruins of the Abbey, a Cistercian monastery managed by Historic Scotland (www.historicscotland.gov.uk 01557 500262) situated on A711 in Dundrennan.

Plenty of parking spaces in village 10% for Friends on all purchases £20 - £700


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JANET IBBOTSON The Studio, 5 Main Street, Auchencairn DG7 1QU T: (01556) 640 552 E: info@janetibbotson.co.uk W: www.janetibbotson.co.uk

I use felting and machine embroidery to decorate cashmere scarves and wraps. Also, I design and make tweed jackets that are tailored and made to measure. There is a wide selection of tweeds from which we can find just the right colour for the client. what to expect: Situated at the end of a pretty garden, the studio is full of tools of my trades. My tailor’s dummy and my industrial sewing machine dominate. It is obviously a working studio. There will be a selection of my work on display and for sale. directions: Situated at the bottom of the village, next door to the Post Office, my studio is at the end of the garden shaded by a yew tree. On street parking only.

recommendation: Balcary Hotel. Only to be afforded for a special occasion as the food is wonderful and deservedly expensive.

10% discount for friends of Spring Fling £75 - £500

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FITCH & MCANDREW Studio 3, Lochdougan House, Kelton, Castle Douglas DG7 1SX T: (01556) 680 220 E: info@hannahmcandrew.co.uk @hannahmcandrew W: www.fitchandmcandrew.co.uk Fitch and McAndrew, Slipware Potters

We are fortunate to be partners in life and business, sharing our passion for pottery born of red clay and fire. We use traditional techniques to make our wares, throwing and press moulding, decorating with slips, and firing in a wood fuelled kiln. what to expect: Visitors will see an array of our very latest work, from mugs and bowls to very large individual pieces. We will give demonstrations throughout the day of throwing and decorating pots and of course, there will be a good supply of tea and homemade cakes!

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10% for Friends of Spring Fling £25 - £750

directions: From A75 take turn to Rhonehouse. Left in village (Craig Terrace) then right 1/4 mile further on. Lochdougan House is 2 miles further along on right up tree lined avenue. From Kirkcudbright or Gelston take B727 and follow signs. recommendation: Threave Garden. 64 acre, National Trust for Scotland garden, containing over 30 works by Scottish sculptors. Threave Estate, Castle Douglas, DG7 1RX


HAZEL CAMPBELL Lochdougan House, Kelton, Castle Douglas DG7 1SX T: (01556) 680 214 E: hazel@painting-for-pleasure.co.uk W: www.hazelcampbell.com Hazel Campbell @hazelkcampbell

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Colour, design, old and new farm buildings and much use of bamboo and ink. My work is loose and bold and I am continuing the adventure with paint and line to depict fabulous Galloway but without the sentimentality! what to expect: Visitors can expect recent work in both oil and water based mediums, hung in our lovely, old farmhouse. Enjoy our garden with sculpture by Adam Booth, Lizzie Farey and Joe Smith, and also our modest collection of 20th century contemporary art and pottery.

directions: From A75 take turn to Rhonehouse. Left in village (Craig Terrace) then right 1/4 mile further on. Lochdougan House is 2 miles further along on right up tree lined avenue. From Kirkcudbright or Gelston take B727 and follow signs. recommendation: Designs Gallery and Cafe. Enjoy first rate light lunches either inside or in lovely garden. Then delicious lemon drizzle cake and coffee. Happy staff!

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KATE ANDERSON The Smithy Studio, Culdoach Road, Tongland, Kirkcudbright DG6 4LU T: (01557) 330 415 E: kateanderson1029@btinternet.com W: www.andersonsart.co.uk

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I work to make original and thought provoking art using the medium to explore the personal and cultural narrative of symbolism. I access a background in painting and 3-Dimensional work to take my mosaic projects beyond the decorative with ideas developed over many moons. what to expect: Visitors will see a combination of traditional and personally developed techniques and materials in screens, wall and free-standing works, as well as affordable small mosaic pieces. Related drawn and painted work will also be displayed with mosaic mixed media work in progress. directions: Coming from Dumfries take the A75 towards Stranraer and turn off onto the A711 to Kirkcudbright. Continue for three miles, Culdoach Road is on the left, just before Tongland Power Station. Continue over the small bridge to the first house on the right. The studio is through a side gate at the back of the house accessed by a small road. recommendation: River walk. The public footpath from the bridge on Culdoach Road provides a beautiful scenic walk along the River Dee.

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There is a range of discounts for Friends who pre-book Smithy Studio courses in 2015. £40 - £8000


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McGill Duncan Gallery, 231 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1DT T: (01556) 502 468 E: leoblamire@gmail.com W: www.leoblamire.com

Leo likes to take a unique and refreshing approach to his subjects. Screen prints show characteristic blocks of bright colour, pattern and design. His oil paintings are often highly decorative and detailed, as in his well know whippet paintings. what to expect: The artwork will be displayed in his family’s gallery. There will be a large selection of screen prints and new oil paintings. You can enter a prize draw for an original print or take time out and browse some art books about his favourite artists. directions: McGill Duncan Gallery is situated near the bottom of King Street, the main shopping street in Castle Douglas. It is downhill from the clock tower on the opposite side of the road. recommendation: Loch Arthur Farm Shop, Beeswing. Great spot for lunch. Why not try a charcuterie board and a finely made coffee?

Parking available on street outside the gallery. 10% discount for Spring Fling Friends. £50 - £1500

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ANGELA LAWRENCE Clience Studio, 212 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1DS @cliencestudio T: (01556) 504 318 E: angela@cliencestudio.co.uk W: www.cliencestudio.co.uk AngelaLawrenceClienceStudio

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I love to create a feeling of ‘being there’ in my seascapes. An increased interest in foreground detail has appeared in these, while my Scottish landscapes and a more contemplative theme - ‘Reflections’ - demonstrate an enjoyment in taking a subject into a rather more abstract area. what to expect: Brand new Galloway and Western Isles seascapes and as yet unseen work from my Reflections series. Short demonstrations of painting rocky shores, and slides showing the creation of one painting. Signed giclée prints, cards, art gifts, and a super ‘bargain box’. Win a Painting Competition. directions: Entering Castle Douglas from the A75, Clience Studio is on the main shopping street, under the Clock Tower, at the lower end of town. This is on the crossroads of St Andrew’s Street, which is the A713 Ayr/Auchencairn. recommendation: Street Lights Cafe. Try Street Lights (187 King Street, very nearby) smoked haddock fishcakes or splendid soup with one (or several!) scrumptious homemade cakes.

1 hour free parking outside the gallery on King Street and round the corner. Parallel streets free, unrestricted. Free car park top of town.

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KIM AYRES St John’s Church, Abercromby Road, Castle Douglas DG7 1AY T: (07971) 969 953 E: kim@kimayres.co.uk W: www.kimayres.co.uk kimayresphotography @kimayres

You can be the hero, heroine or even villain of your own epic image. With the right props, costume, location, lighting and maybe a bit of Photoshop editing, there really are no limits to what is achievable in photography. what to expect: In addition to displaying examples of my work, I will be running photography demonstrations throughout the weekend. Discover how changing the composition and lighting of a scene can dramatically affect the emotional impact of a photograph.

Plenty of on street parking throughout the town Enter a draw to win a free photo shoot.

directions: Located at the crossroads of Cotton Street and Abercromby Road. From the A75, enter Castle Douglas and head for the town centre. At the crossroads with the clock tower turn on to the A713 to Ayr. The church is less than 100m on the right. recommendation: In House Chocolates. A huge range of coffees and the most wonderful hot chocolate in the region.

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MORVEN BROWNE St John’s Church, Abercromby Road, Castle Douglas DG7 1AY T: (07733) 145 479 E: morvenbrowne@outlook.com W: www.morvenbrowne.co.uk

Inspired by the ever changing and ephemeral relationship of movement and light within nature, a series of sculptural forms has been created using laminated birch/paper and silver or copper and brass. All forms, although contained by mild steel, either allow or imply movement. what to expect: There will be sketchbooks, maquettes, tools of the trade, samples of techniques such as riveting, patination and texturing, as well as work in progress.

Parking throughout the village or behind the hall. 10% discount for Friends of Spring Fling. £20 - £800

directions: Located at the crossroads of Cotton Street and Abercromby Road. From the A75, enter Castle Douglas and head for the town centre. At the crossroads with the clock tower turn on to the A713 to Ayr. The church is less than 100m on the right. recommendation: Threave Gardens. National Trust for Scotland property, comprising landscaped gardens, visitors centre and restaurant. 1 mile from Castle Douglas, DG7 1RX.


PHIL MCMENEMY The Gallery at Laurieston, Woodbank House, Laurieston DG7 2PW T: (01644) 450 235 E: phil@pmcphotography.co.uk W: www.pmcphotography.co.uk GalleryatLaurieston @GalleryPhil

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I invite and welcome you into my world, this is how I perceive wonderful Galloway and Scotland and I love it. The natural world continues to inspire, frustrate, tempt and tease me. However I remain grateful. Please come along and share my world with me. what to expect: This is my seventh Fling and I’m so excited. This year’s event takes place in the new Gallery at Laurieston. I’m looking forward to sharing and showing you my new space and all my images both old and new as my work continues to evolve. directions: From Castle Douglas travel north (1 mile) on A713. Turn left at Greenlaw onto B795. Continue into Laurieston village. At village crossroads, go straight ahead onto (C13) Gatehouse of Fleet road. Gallery at Laurieston is 100yds on right. recommendation: The Smithy, New Galloway. Fantastic food and a lovely warm welcome. Situated relatively close to the Gallery at Laurieston. The Smithy Tea Room, High Street, New Galloway.

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Arrangements have been made for visitors to the Gallery at Laurieston to use the parking outside the village hall opposite.

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JO GALLANT Bennan Bank, Mossdale, Castle Douglas DG7 2NG T: (01644) 450 552 E: jo@jogallant.co.uk W: www.jogallant.co.uk Jo Gallant Studio Textiles JoGallant1

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I make cushions, scarves and one-off pieces out of fabrics ranging from cotton velvet to fine translucent silks; hand-dyed, pieced and machine embroidered. Some designs are abstract, consisting of blocks of shaded colour, others feature landscapes, or quirky birds and animals. what to expect: In my studio 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 with them for just £5. 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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Room for 4 cars at the studio. More in lay-by 100m beyond driveway, on right heading towards New Galloway.

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GEOFF FORREST The CatStrand, High Street, New Galloway DG7 3RN T: (01292) 550 935 E: mail@geoffforrest.co.uk @willow_crafts W: www.geoffforrest.co.uk Geoff Forrest Willow Weaver

I am a willow weaver, making baskets and anything that I possibly can from willow. Living structures, figurative sculptures, forms influenced by nature, things that hang on the wall, rest on a table or stand on the floor. Twisty, bendy, wobbly, wonderful willow. what to expect: I am pleased again to be hosted by The CatStrand and will be demonstrating willow weaving outside the Pyramid Gallery where there will be a display of work for sale. Also an opportunity to take part in willow ‘bombing’ the CatStrand railings in the lead up to Spring Fling.

Main road outside the venue, also free public car park within the town, well signposted. 10% discount for Friends. £5 - £800

directions: From Castle Douglas take the A713 north, turn left at the Kenbridge Hotel towards New Galloway. As you enter the town continue along the High Street. CatStrand is the old school building on the right hand side opposite the park. recommendation: The CatStrand Café. www.catstrand.com. A fantastic multi-faceted arts venue with appealing coffee shop. Home baking with a smile.

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LEEMING + PATERSON Glenhoul Brae, Dalry, Castle Douglas DG7 3UB T: (01644) 430 004 E: info@leemingpaterson.com W: www.leemingpaterson.com Leeming-Paterson @leemingpaterson

Working collaboratively our landscape photography spans both traditional and abstract/experimental work. Inspired by the natural world - whether wide vistas or tiny details - we work together during the creative process, jointly signing the final prints to reflect the shared vision. what to expect: There will be new Zero Footprint images and a chance to pick up a copy of the book. Alongside these local images will be some prints from our second trip to Iceland, during which we explored the north. We will also be showing some trans-media work. directions: We are on the B7000 4 miles north of St Johns Town of Dalry. Our studio is on the right hand side if you are travelling north, on the hillside. A few spaces at the studio itself and ample room in the quarry below. If raining please drive up. 20% off for Friends of Spring Fling. £40 - £1250

recommendation: Clachan Inn, Dalry. Grab a bite to eat at the fantastic local pub, then go for a walk along the river.


AMANDA SIMMONS Rosebank, Corsock, Castle Douglas DG7 3DN T: (07777) 684 546 E: amanda.simmons@btinternet.com cameoengraving W: www.amandajsimmons.co.uk Amanda Simmons Glass

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I specialise in kiln formed glass, delicate structures made with coloured glass powders, created by mass, heat and time. My focus this year is on the physics of glass and to experiment in creating more abstract vessel forms using gravity. what to expect: Exhibiting my practice at all stages, from printmaking to my new flameworking set up, both influencing my kiln formed work. Showcasing new wall based work influenced by in depth studies on feather patterns. Natalie Vardey and I will showcase our continuing collaborative sculptural jewellery.

directions: Travelling on 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 and phone box. recommendation: Corsock House Open Gardens. Rhododendrons, woodland walks with temples, water gardens and loch. The Ingall Family, Corsock, Castle Douglas, DG7 3DJ. 01644 440 250.Street.

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NATALIE VARDEY Rosebank, Corsock, Castle Douglas DG7 3DN T: (01644) 420 634 E: ask@natalievardey.com Natalie Vardey 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, lustrous pearls, making sculptural brooches, and a good play on the radio. what to expect: A warm welcome! Cabinets of jewellery in spangles of light; tools and techniques: how jewellers work at the bench; work in progress, wedding jewellery and a slideshow; illustrations of special commissions, my collaborative work with Amanda, and, of course, refreshments, including carefully made 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, DG7 1DZ t: 01556 504552 www.designsgallery.co.uk. Great coffee, good food, a conservatory and lovely garden.

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Surprise gift for Friends. £12 - £1500


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Auchenhay Cottage, Corsock, Castle Douglas DG7 3HZ T: (01644) 440 572 E: suzanne@muiryhillarts.co.uk W: www.muiryhillarts.co.uk

A painter, living in Galloway, working in oils and watercolour. Keeping separate sketchbooks for individual themes. Recent work includes landscapes with buildings and birds and new work, new ideas, arising from food, poetry and the surface of the land - ‘habitat’. what to expect: Studio, gallery, house and garden will be open to visitors, who are welcome to wander freely. A range of work on display and for sale and, hopefully, flowers and sunlight in the garden and the Galloway countryside.

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Additional parking available at Auchenhay Farm, a short distance up the lane. 10% off some earlier work for Spring Fling Friends. £95 - £750

directions: From A75 at Crocketford, turn towards Corsock on A712. After 4 miles, turn right on to farm road and drive 2 miles, passing Drumhumphry Farm, then through moorland and woodland. The road rises and Auchenhay Cottage is on the left, the white house by a stand of Scots pine. recommendation: Loch Arthur Farm Shop & Café. Beeswing DG2 9TS. Newly awarded 5 stars, visitor attraction in Beeswing off A711. Distinctive, unique, organic, sustainable - and just delightful!

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JENNY SMITH Beech Cottage, Milton, Crocketford DG2 8RJ T: (07776) 392 809 E: jennysmith.uk@gmail.com W: www.jennyesmith.co.uk

Working between home at Beech Cottage and my studio in Dundee, I am now a full-time artist and apprentice sculptor. My main sources of inspiration are the colours, forms and textures of flowers and foliage I instinctively seek in any environment. what to expect: Using my family home as my Spring Fling studio, the walls will be full of colour and pattern, with bold acrylic canvases, mixed media pieces, and this year returning to my roots as a textile designer, some printed fabrics developed from my original artworks.

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Five by the house and lots more along the roadside 10% off canvases. £20 - £600

directions: To Crocketford on A75 from Dumfries (9 miles) turn left at the end of the village. Proceed 3/4 mile and take a left at fork, after which Beech Cottage is the second house on the right. recommendation: Milton Loch. Scenic view across the road, centrally you will see the remains of an iron age settlement and many wild birds.


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Lesser Hall, Kirkpatrick Durham Village Hall, 58 Victoria Street, Kirkpatrick Durham DG7 3HQ T: (01556) 650 498 E: info@pamelagrace.co.uk W: www.pamelagrace.co.uk

I am an artist and printmaker and my work is centred on drawing. I work outside, recording the subtle changes in Galloway countryside across the seasons. Hedgerows, gardens, wider landscapes and trees all present their own opportunities. what to expect: My work this year includes watercolour and pen and ink paintings, and a range of limited edition etchings (some hand-coloured). A display of my sketchbooks and a range of visual information on the various techniques and methods of work will be presented. directions: From Springholm on the A75 follow signpost to Kirkpatrick Durham. The Hall is on the right, six houses into the village. Studio entrance is on the side of the building between Victoria Street and the car park. recommendation: A pop-up Spring Fling cafe serving delicious home made soups, coffees cakes and light lunches.

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10% discount to Spring Fling Friends on selected Spring Fling prints. £45 - £650

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CLARE DAWDRY 33 Victoria Street, Kirkpatrick Durham, Castle Douglas DG7 3HQ T: (07789) 348 477 E: info@wemakepots.com W: www.wemakepots.com ClareDawdryWeMakePots @wemakepots

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My recent work has focused on creating small groups of pots, all different but united with a balanced set of glazes. The use of matt and shiny surfaces and subtle colour changes through layering glazes has led me to explore decoration quietly evocative of landscapes. 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 half way up the village on the left hand side. recommendation: Spring Fling Café. Spring Fling Cafe in Kirkpatrick Durham Village Hall serves excellent soup, bread and home baking in aid of village charities.

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Parking available on street. A free pocket sized pot to the first ten Spring Fling Friend purchases. £8 - £180


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Fordhouse, Clarebrand, Castle Douglas DG7 3AG T: (01556) 504 964 E: hilary@hilarymcelderry.co.uk W: www.hilarymcelderry.co.uk Hilary McElderry Artist

I draw fabric using coloured pencils as I find they best illustrate the richness I seek. My studio is filling up as I am constantly adding to my collection of fabrics. Recently I have been developing work that combines drawing with fabric collage and printmaking. what to expect: On show will be drawings, collages, linocuts, illustrations, prints, books and greeting cards. As well as sketchbooks, visitors will be able to see the development of a work from inception to completion, along with a selection of the fabrics I use as my inspiration.

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“ The enthusiasm and camaraderie of the artists is inspiring.” 2014 Visitor

directions: From Castle Douglas take Dunmuir Road (opposite Tesco). Turn right at the crossroads and then next left down lane to Fordhouse. From Dumfries take the A75, just before Castle Douglas turn right onto B795 (signposted Laurieston). Pass Gerranton Farm and take next right to Fordhouse. recommendation: The Toffee Shop. 109 King Street, Castle Douglas, DG7 1LZ. Delicious Glen Urr Farmhouse ice creams and sorbets, as well as sweeties galore.


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EDWARD HOWAT Lednock, Amisfield, Dumfries DG1 3LL T: (07549) 386 965 E: howat11@gmail.com W: app.imcreator.com/ static/F576D79D60A54110953BFD284C79E4AB/home

I have recently completed a degree in production arts and design at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, majoring in prop making. Being a prop maker, I have a huge range of skills from sculpting and carving to costume making and woodwork. what to expect: Visitors will be able to see the processes involved in prop making from initial concept to clay sculpt, the mould making and casting , painting, finishing and assembly. Completed works and pictorial records of commissioned works on stage and set.

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directions: From Dumfries take A701, Amisfield village is approx 5 miles, take the road on the left at the war memorial, Lednock is approx. 400m on the right. From the north take A701 from Moffat for approx. 14 miles. Amisfield is signposted, take village road for 3/4 mile, Lednock on the left. recommendation: Ae Cafe and Bike Shop. Delicious food, features Barony hot smoked salmon, raspberry and whitechoc cheesecake, barista coffee. Forestry Commission, Ae DG1 1QB. 01387 860805.

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ANDREW ADAIR Gallery 2, Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries DG1 1JQ T: (01387) 252 510 E: awadair@btinternet.com W: axisweb.org/p/andrewadair

The work is usually a combination of thrown and slab-built using the clay playfully, exploring its plastic limitations, always looking for new surfaces and textures and always respecting the material itself. It is only through interacting with a material that you truly understand it. what to expect: Visitors will be given an insight into the various techniques, materials and equipment used, through demonstrations and speaking to the artist, and see works in varying stages of completion. There will also be a prize draw for a large letter pot.

Free selected ceramic brooches with purchases over £50. £50 - £600

directions: Gracefield Arts Centre is clearly signposted. Gallery 2 is the more modern building of the two at Gracefield Arts Centre. It is also where Cafe Hubbub and the craft shop are located. recommendation: Andy Goldsworthy Cones. Gracefield Arts Centre (situated behind Gallery 1).


NATALIE MCILROY Gallery 2, Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries DG1 1JQ T: (07806) 780 124 E: nataliemcilroy@hotmail.com @natalie_mcilroy W: www.nataliemcilroy.com NatalieMcIlroyVisualArtist

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Film, site specific installation and sculpture are the three main areas in which my practice resides. Primarily working outwith the studio environment, I take inspiration from diverse natural landscapes, communities and historically rich places. what to expect: Since 2010 I have worked mainly within the ‘Artist In Residence’ framework, spending significant amounts of time abroad. My Spring Fling studio will be an intriguing point of consolidation, bringing together elements from six international residencies. directions: Gracefield Arts Centre is clearly signposted. Gallery 2 is the more modern building of the two at Gracefield Arts Centre. It is also where Cafe Hubbub and the craft shop are located. recommendation: Sweetheart Abbey. Only 15 minutes in the car from Gracefield Art Centre, Sweetheart Abbey is a stunning 12th Century Monastery. A must!

10% discount on all glass pieces for Spring Fling Friends. £10 - £300

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ERIC PYE Gallery 2, Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries DG1 1JQ T: (07733) 455 757 E: eric@ericpyephotography.co.uk Eric Pye Photography W: www.ericpyephotography.co.uk

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I love being outdoors and look around the corner, sitting in quiet appreciation. Not just the grand view, the dramatic panorama, but the details that knit together to make the fabric of the land. I use my camera to try to reflect this appreciation. what to expect: I try to take photographs ‘about’ a place rather than simply record what is there. You might look at my work and say “that must be the Highlands,” (for example) but not know exactly where. I like details and abstracts, but also more expansive views. directions: Gracefield Arts Centre is clearly signposted. Gallery 2 is the more modern building of the two at Gracefield Arts Centre. It is also where Cafe Hubbub and the craft shop are located. recommendation: Hubbub Cafe. Gracefield Arts Centre’s Cafe is ideal for a short break between visiting studios with a wide range of freshly made food, tea and coffee available.

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KIRSTIN PILLING Gallery 2, Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Rd, Dumfries DG1 1JQ T: (07732) 095 649 E: kirstinpilling@hotmail.com W: www.kirstinpilling.co.uk KLVP @KLVP33

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We live in a visual world but can we experience art through other sensory languages? Kirstin continues to explore research around ‘Touch’, deliberate use of colour and maximising the tactile properties of specifically designed hand knitted textiles to challenge this sensory hierarchy. what to expect: Latest collection of soft sculptural forms and abstract ornaments encouraging multi-sensory interaction. Meet the artist, have a go at carding fleece. Stimulate senses by taking part in the ‘Super Sensory Survey’ or contribute a piece of fabric to the ‘Cloth Codex’; a tactile dictionary.

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directions: Gracefield Arts Centre is clearly signposted. Gallery 2 is the more modern building of the two at Gracefield Arts Centre. It is also where Cafe Hubbub and the craft shop are located. recommendation: Dumfries Museum a treasure house of D&G history housed in an old windmill tower including the worlds oldest working camera obscura. The Observatory, Rotchell Rd DG2 7SW.

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EVELYN GRAY Solway House, The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries DG1 4TA T: (0783) 3662707 E: evelyn827@btinternet.com W: www.facebook.com/evelyngrayart

NEW STUDIO

I have spent a lifetime being creative with a variety of Art & Design projects, including recycling and experimenting with all kinds of material. In recent years I have discovered the joy of painting. I like to make bold statements with a touch of humour. what to expect: Visitors will be warmly welcomed into my studio at this impressive A-listed masterpiece of Victorian architecture. There will be examples of my creative progress and demonstrations of unusual painting techniques used in my work. Delicious refreshments and cake will be on offer.

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No difficulties with parking I would like to offer a free draw over the weekend, the prize being a charcoal portrait from a photograph. £100 - £750

directions: Take either the Glencaple or the 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: Aston Hotel. Bankend Road. Dumfries DG14ZZ This impressive and stately hotel benefits from being situated within spectacular grounds only a short walk from the Solway Studios.


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Solway House, The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries DG1 4TA T: (07724) 394 934 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. My sketchbooks will also be available to state the ideas and progression of my work.

directions: Take either the Glencaple or the 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 Swan. Kingholm Quay, Dumfries DG1 4SU.

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Visitors can park in the car park opposite Solway House. £100 - £750 POA

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SHONA KAREN GUTHRIE

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Solway House, The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries DG1 4TA T: (07872) 301 536 E: info@shonaguthriejewellery.co.uk shonaguthriejewellery W: www.shonaguthriejewellery.co.uk

I am a jewellery designer maker. Inspired by nature and my surrounding environment, I aim to create wearable, evocative pieces. what to expect: My studio is set within stunning grounds. Inside visitors can expect to gain a sense of a working jewellery studio; technical and design process as well as inspirations are all clearly visible.

directions: Take either the Glencaple or the 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: Nonna Lou’s Friendly service and amazing cakes. (Brooke Street DG1 2JL, 07989 031 491)

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STEVEN BURNIE

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Solway House, The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries DG1 4TA T: (07923) 857 069 E: burniesteven@hotmail.co.uk

NEW STUDIO

I work from the landscape to create paintings and drawings that detail the character of the region. My recent work has been informed by the changing light of the Solway Firth and the surrounding landscape. what to expect: On display will be a variety of oil paintings and watercolours, as well as life drawings which demonstrate the importance of observation in my practice. Visitors will be able to see work in progress illustrating how my paintings evolve through to a realised vision.

directions: Take either the Glencaple or the 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.

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10% discount for Spring Fling members £100 - £800

recommendation: Cycle Tour. A popular cycling loop from the studios takes you to Caerlaverock Castle via Glencaple Road and back on Bankend Road.

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WILLIAM SPURWAY

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Solway House, The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries DG1 4TA T: (07443) 562 129 E: w.spurway@btinternet.com solwayhouseartists

I am a painter of Scottish landscapes with a focus on the forests, lochs and skies of Dumfries and Galloway. I paint in oils both figuratively and with leanings towards semi-abstraction, working mainly on a large scale. what to expect: You will see within the magnificent surroundings of Solway House all the paraphernalia of my daily studio life and inspirations as well as new paintings, drawings and prints made for this year’s event. See all six artists’ studios under one roof.

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Visitors can park in the car park opposite Solway House. 10% off Prints for Friends of Spring Fling. £50 - £800

directions: Take either the Glencaple or the 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 by the director of the Botanical Gardens Calcutta in the 1920s, with its magnificent specimen trees.


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STEVEN HIGGINSON Solway House, The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries DG1 4TA T: (01382) 450 595 E: higgsteve@yahoo.com W: www.stevenhigginson.co.uk stevenhigginsonart @HigginsonArt

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My painting consists of still life, landscapes and portraiture. I work mainly in oils as I enjoy the vibrancy and flexibility of the medium. My work often reflects a sense of longing and mortality. what to expect: For this year’s Spring Fling I will be introducing a number of new works including a new portrait series, new hyper-real cityscapes and some new experimental surreal works. I will also have some small affordable ‘postcard’ paintings, sketch books, working drawings and studies.

directions: Take either the Glencaple or the 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, (Robert Burns Centre, Mill Road, Dumfries, DG2 7BE) Hullabaloo is passionate about food and endeavours to give their customers a satisfying and unforgettable experience.

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LAURA HUDSON MACKAY Abbots Tower, New Abbey DG2 8HH T: (01387) 850 239 E: info@hudsonmackay.com LHMphotoLRPS W: www.laurahudsonmackay.co.uk

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NEW STUDIO

Both film and digital media are used and through photography I explore concepts which are primarily still life and structure based. The work explores doorways into other worlds, ancient buildings or natural forms. Using my own library of photographic textures, enchantment and mystery are revealed. what to expect: In my working photographic studio there will be original art, books and cards for sale, alongside photographic equipment and workbooks of techniques, inspirational ideas and concepts. Join me for cake and refreshments in the 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: Sweetheart Abbey. Founded in 1273 by Devorgilla, Lady of Galloway, in memory of her husband John Balliol. New Abbey.

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KATHARINE WHEELER 1 Solway Fishery, New Abbey DG2 8DY T: (01387) 850 525 E: info@katharinewheeler.com W: www.katharinewheeler.com KatharineWheeler.Artist

As a figurative painter my work is observational based, taking its influence from life painting and sketching techniques. The landscapes I depict are an exploration in colour, shape and compositional movement, exercising a playfulness that I hope to incorporate into other areas of my work. what to expect: Currently I am working on a series of exploratory drawings, paintings and investigative sketches looking to bring this exploration into closer focus with regard to both my landscape and figurative based pieces. Original works, cards and limited edition giclée prints will all be for sale.

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Parking available on the forestry track just after the bridge or, if needed, limited space directly at the cottage. 10% off all life drawings and limited edition prints for Spring Fling Friends. £30 - £2500

directions: Solway Fishery is situated a mile and a half from New Abbey on the New Abbey - Beeswing Road. Approached from either side on the coast road, A710, or the Dumfries - Dalbeattie road, A711, it will be noticeably marked. recommendation: Loch Arthur Farm Shop. A place to visit, have lunch, sit and watch the ducks or buy some delicious organic groceries. Not open Sundays.

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MICHAEL PELL Guild Hall, New Abbey DG2 8BU T: (0785) 4091 003 E: Michael@onefivesix.net W: www.michaelpell.net

Studying jewellery design and goldsmithing in Sydney, Michael has spent the last 10 years working in education in Glasgow, and establishing his studio in rural Galloway. His work takes inspiration from nature, architecture, and the sense of place and connection to ones environment and history. what to expect: Experience the studio and view new work offering a glimpse of the design process and the creation of handmade jewellery. Michael enjoys developing bespoke pieces with clients, often recycling redundant heirloom jewellery into something contemporary, functional and imminently wearable.

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Ample parking at the public car park by Sweetheart Abbey with an easy gentle stroll back through the village. Friends 10% discount, and fundraising raffle in aid of Shambellie Walled Garden, another must visit just up the Beeswing Road.

£50 - £500+

directions: Travelling from Dumfries on the A710 and arriving into the village of New Abbey down the avenue of Shambellie Lyme trees, the studio is located in the old Free Church on the left before crossing the 16th century bridge, and just by the intersection with the Beeswing Road. recommendation: The Abbey Arms Hotel. This handsome pub is great for a well conditioned real ale and a bite to eat. The Square, New Abbey.


ARCHIE MCCALL

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Kindar Mill, New Abbey, Dumfries DG2 8EH T: (01387) 850 314 E: archiemccall@outlook.com

My work is usually thrown in a white stoneware clay body and richly decorated with glaze, pigments and lustre. The motifs are developed from the observation of the natural environment and often represent the evolution of organic forms. what to expect: I will exhibit a new body of work in my house at Kindar Mill. Work-in-progress, materials and additional finished pieces will be on show in my garden studio. I will explain processes and techniques as well as discuss the background and history of the work. directions: From Dumfries follow the A710. Enter the village of New Abbey, passing Sweetheart Abbey on your left. Then take the first right along the lane to the Parish Church. Kindar Mill is on the left past the Church. recommendation: Shambellie Walled Garden. A beautiful, lovingly restored garden and nursery on the outskirts of New Abbey. Open 10am-4pm, Beeswing Road, New Abbey. www. shambelliewalledgarden.co.uk.

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2 Midtown Cottages, Kirkbean, Dumfries DG2 8DL T: (01387) 880 755 E: valmac@talktalk.net W: www.valmacart.com valmacadamart @valmac_art

My humorous observations are inspired by country life, memories and wordplay. I continue to work with connecting themes and am now working on connecting drawings, while also exploring tricks of the eye. So you could say my new drawings will range from triptych to trompe-l’œil! what to expect: Visitors to my studio will see new drawings, an ongoing series of wee sketchbooks, work in progress and a time-lapse film of work in progress. There will be Count the Crayons Competition, Colouring-in Corner and a cracking coastal view! 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. On Main Street, New Abbey, the tearoom serves delicious home-made fare. My favourites are the scones and veggie haggis panini!

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AILSA BLACK Kirkbean Village Hall, Kirkbean, Dumfries DG2 8DW T: (07789) 128 833 E: ailsa.black@btinternet.com W: www.ailsablack.com AilsaBlack @AilsaBlack

I produce a vibrant and light hearted collection of paintings based on my observations of rural and coastal life. Imagined interactions and captured moments in time between animals and people which lift the heart and feed the soul. what to expect: Original paintings as well as a large choice of prints, mugs and cards. Look out for work in progress and sketch books. The children’s drawing corner is a popular distraction for wee ones who can make their own greetings cards to take away.

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Free prize draw to win an original mounted coloured drawing on a seaside theme. £13 - £1000

directions: Follow the A710 coast road to Kirkbean. Turn into the village following the signs for Carsethorn. Take the road immediately on your right and the village hall sits on the right hand side. recommendation: Village Hall Spring Fling Café. Run by the local community towards village hall funds the cafe serves delicious home made soup, sandwiches and cake.

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JOHN THRELFALL The Rockcliffe Gallery, Rockcliffe, Dalbeattie DG5 4QF T: (01556) 630 262 E: john@johnthrelfall.co.uk johnthrelfallwildlifeart W: www.johnthrelfall.co.uk

Making direct observations of the natural world, sketching and painting from life, with the intensity of looking/seeing it entails, helps me to connect, appreciate and understand the beauty of the wild land and life that surrounds us and sustains me as an artist. what to expect: Visitors will see a range of sketchbooks, portfolios, including work from a recent art safari trip to Zambia, framed and unframed work, cards, prints and books. I shall be working in pastels over the weekend and anyone wanting to ‘have a go’ may do so.

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I will offer a 10% discount on any sales to Friends. £100 - £1000

directions: Take the Dumfries-Dalbeattie coast road (A710). At Colvend take the road signposted to Rockcliffe following the brown tourist signs to The Rockcliffe Gallery. recommendation: The Jubilee Path. The Jubilee Path is a lovely, picturesque walk that links the villages of Rockcliffe and Kippford.


CHRISTINE HESTER SMITH Barnbarroch Pottery, Kippford, Dalbeattie DG5 4LE T: (01556) 620 695 E: hester@barnbarroch-pottery.com W: www.christinehestersmith.co.uk

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The addition of clay extrusions to my repertoire of techniques has resulted in an abundance of creative possibilities. A section formed from a die, cut with one idea in mind, takes on a life of its own when turned sideways and manipulated. what to expect: You will be welcomed into a well loved ceramic studio, bristling with tools and gadgets. I will explain their use and the processes I employ, with examples in various stages of development. Finished pieces will be displayed in the showroom and outside in the garden. directions: The studio is three 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 cafe serving light lunches, homemade cakes and fresh coffee.

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WENDY KERSHAW Barnbarroch Pottery, Kipford, Dalbeattie DG5 4LE T: (01505) 843 764 E: clay@wendykershaw.org wendy.kershaw.52 W: www.wendykershaw.org

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I use clay to tell stories, illustrating poems, proverbs and my own narratives, including Tennyson’s Maud ready to nibble on a rose, a girl taking Burns’ advice and catching the moments as they fly and the famous Tea Angels swooping in ready to pour. what to expect: Come along and see the different stages of my work, from raw porcelain to needle etched slabs, high fired with layers of stains, transfers and enamels. My sketchbooks and art work will show the development of my ideas. Refreshments will be available. directions: The studio is three miles from Dalbeattie on the A710 coast road, on the T-junction to Kippford. Look out for the Barnbarroch Pottery sign. recommendation: For a stunning view across the Urr estuary take a short walk up Barnbarroch Lane in Dalbeattie Forest to the summer seat.

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ROGER LEVER Lever Studio and Gallery, New Station Road, Dalbeattie DG5 4AN T: (07730) 302 239 E: rogeralever@hotmail.com Lever Photography W: www.rogerleverphotography.co.uk @roger_lever @GallPhotoColl

I work with still and moving images exploring, the way light shapes and shifts our perspective in a moment. I am on a journey of discovery and learning. If I can please other people at the same time I will be succeeding. what to expect: My theme – Scotland’s iconic seabird ‘The Gannet’. Images taken at Bass Rock in 2014 will be displayed along with an experimental installation printed and projected onto fabric along with a musical backing. There will be updates on my 1000 Faces Scotland Project.

There is ample parking available on New Station Road. Free prize draw to win a mounted photograph of a Gannet.

directions: At the clock tower in Dalbeattie go up Station Road past the Bank of Scotland until you come to New Station Road on the left. My studio is approximately 50 meters on the left. recommendation: The Laurie Arms, Haugh of Urr. A family owned pub with great ambiance and food.

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CERI ALLEN Bankend Studio, Kirkgunzeon, Dumfries DG2 8LA T: (07944) 859 849 E: cmallen1@hotmail.co.uk W: www.ceriallen.co.uk

Ceri Allen is a Cumbrian painter. She primarily portrays the figure in an urban environment with emphasis on the effect of light to convey a particular mood or sense of place. Her oil paintings are worked from preparatory sketches, photographs and memories. what to expect: Visitors will have an opportunity to see work I have produced as a result of my 2014 residencies in Oxford and Kronstadt, St Petersburg. There will also be working drawings, prints and greetings cards available for sale.

£130 - £2000

directions: Kirkgunzeon is located off the A711. Coming from Dalbeattie, turn left after 4.5miles and at fork in the road take the next right, over the bridge and up the hill 50m, with Bankend Studio second on your left. From Dumfries, turn sharp right just pass the Mossband Caravan Park and go through the village until you see the red telephone box on your left. Bankend Studio is on you right. recommendation: Loch Arthur Farm Shop and Tearoom Beeswing, DG7 8JQ.


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HEATHER DAVIES Bankend Studio, Kirkgunzeon, Dumfries DG2 8LA T: (07769) 612 393 E: heather@heatherdavies.co.uk W: wwww.heatherdavies.co.uk

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My work hovers between figuration and abstraction, a place of limitless possibilities. I am searching for a visual language through marks, colour, and line. I drew continually as a child, and this I am told is evident in my work. what to expect: There will be a variety of work from more representational through to finished more abstract paintings. Also reproductions and cards for sale. Visitors will have the opportunity to see paintings in this intimate studio setting.

directions: Kirkgunzeon is located off the A711. Coming from Dalbeattie, turn left after 4.5miles and at fork in the road take the next right, over the bridge and up the hill 50m, with Bankend Studio second on your left. From Dumfries, turn sharp right just pass the Mossband Caravan Park and go through the village until you see the red telephone box on your left. Bankend Studio is on you right.

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DENISE ZYGADLO

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Glenhead, Auldgirth, Dumfries DG2 0TR T: (0791) 7160866 E: denisezygadlo@btinternet.com W: www.denisezygadlo.co.uk Denise Zygadlo @DeniseZygadlo

I work with photocopied images, using my own body, for drawings and transfer printing onto cloth. My interest is in the way we respond to cloth, the relationship between the body and cloth and the qualities of both; wrinkles, creases, scars and frayed edges. what to expect: Large hangings and other work from Wrap, my 2014 solo exhibition, will be installed in my studio alongside a video of Wrap performance and subsequent drawings and project folios. I am happy to explain the processes I use and the concepts behind the work. directions: Dumfries take A76 to Auldgirth 7 miles, left to Penpont, climb 2 miles to Glenhead on left. From Penpont crossrods take Auldgirth road 5 miles to Glenhead on right. From Moniaive take A702 to Penpont 5 miles, left at crossroads 3 miles, left at T junction 1/4 mile right at T junction to Glenhead immediately on right.

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10% off all giclée prints. £10 - £1000

recommendation: Kava Cafe. Friendly cafe at Auldgirth Post Office/shop, just off A76 at Dunscore/Penpont turning. DG2 0RZ. 53

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1, Steilhead Cottages, Auldgirth, Dumfries DG2 0TN T: (07879) 999 029 E: maxnowell123@gmail.com Max Nowell Sculpture W: www.maxnowellsculpture.co.uk

I work mainly with stone, but sometimes I incorporate other materials, usually natural ones. My work can be high or low-relief carving, dry-stone sculpture or even lettering or cobbling, and can be any size, and suitable for indoor or outside display. what to expect: Visitors can expect to see a wide range of sculptures displayed in my studio and around our attractive garden and woodland. If time allows, brief demonstrations of techniques will happen. Fresh tea and coffee, cakes and biscuits and our Steilhead Cider will also be available. directions: From Auldgirth, turn off the A76, then turn right towards Penpont. After 3.5 miles turn left (just after a pretty lodge-house with a big arched gateway) and follow the signs for my studio. From Penpont, head for Auldgirth, pass through Keir Mill, then watch for signs for my studio. recommendation: Barjarg Hill. From my studio, drive or walk up-hill as far as you can, then admire the magnificent panoramic view of Mid-Nithsdale.

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SILVANA MCLEAN The Tower House, High Street, Moniaive DG3 4HN T: (01848) 200 321 E: silvanamclean@btinternet.com W: www.silvanamclean.co.uk Silvana McLean - Artist and Printmaker

The far North fires my imagination. My interests have been coastal and archaeological but since 2008 also reference the geological and glacial landscapes of Iceland. I work in layers of materials echoing rock strata, a sense of passing time and the creation of land itself. what to expect: Working as both a painter and printmaker, the techniques of these two very different areas of creativity flow, change and influence each other. Visitors will see paintings of all sizes, handmade prints and artists books. Sketchbooks showing development of ideas will also be on show.

Roadside parking outside house but public car park also at the bridge within easy walking distance (100 metres approx.) 10% off all work not in the sale section. £15 - £3000

directions: From the North take A74 south to Junction 14 signposted Elvanfoot and Thornhill. At Thornhill take A702 south for Moniaive via Penpont. Follow the road through the village, over the bridge and up High Street till you see a clocktower. The studio is on the ground floor. recommendation: The Green Tea House. Delicious homemade soups, scones and generous servings of the best desserts. Pop up shop: Glencairn Memorial Institute, Chapel Street, Moniaive. DG3 4EJ

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VAUGHAN TROWER Burnbank, Chapel Street, Moniaive DG3 4EJ T: (01848) 200 235 E: vaughan@vaughantrowerviolins.co.uk W: vaughantrowerviolins.co.uk

I have always enjoyed working with wood, the challenge of violin making is both technical and creative and also emotional. I hand select tonewoods at a sawmill in Mittenwald, Germany and create my own varnish with propolis from John Mellis, local beekeeper, which gives the violins a rich golden finish. what to expect: See my completed violins and also the instruments in their various stages of construction, specialist tonewoods used, hand tools, varnishes and how I use technology to assess sound. Hear the violins and also harp being played throughout the day.

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Visitors can park outside our house on Chapel St, there is a public car park in Moniaive, at the bridge. POA

directions: Burnbank is in the centre of Moniaive. Turn into Chapel St /A702 to Dalry, opposite Watson’s Grocers. We are right next to the school on Chapel St. recommendation: Andy Goldsworthy’s Striding Arches. At nearby Cairnhead Forest, a spectacular location deep in the Southern Uplands. www. stridingarches.com.


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Cairnbank, Moniaive, Thornhill DG3 4EQ T: (01848) 200 526 E: info@sarahkeast.co.uk W: www.sarahkeast.co.uk Sarah-Keast-visual-artist

I am a printmaker and mixed media artist using various printmaking techniques. I am inspired by the sea and by the history of places and my emotional response to them. This year I am developing work from a residency on Iona in February. what to expect: Visitors will be able to see my portable printing press, sketch books and studies alongside completed works from my artist residency at Langandorian on Iona in Feburary 2015. I will also be working on another body of work related to stones and neolithic sites. directions: From the middle of Moniaive follow the A702 west towards Dalry. Cross the bridge as you leave the village. The house is on the main road 150 m beyond the bridge on the left hand side. From Corsock and Dalry our house is on the right on a sharp corner just before you enter Moniaive. Additional parking is at our neighbour’s house across the road at Springside. recommendation: Green Tea House. Pop-up in Moniaive. A lovely place to stop on your way.

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There is parking at my house and additional spaces at my neighbour’s cottage at Springside, just over the road. 10% discount £7 - £3000

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MELVILLE BROTHERSTON Mill Studio, Dungalston Farm House, Craigdarroch, Moniaive DG3 4JA T: (01848) 200 673 E: melartmoniaive@btinternet.com W: www.melvillebrotherston.co.uk

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I am inspired by colour, tone, texture and light. For Spring Fling I will present a colourful series of still lives. Landscapes will be dramatic views from South West, North West and North Scotland. what to expect: I work mainly in oils but occasionally in water colour and pastel. Visitors will be able to see completed works, studies and sketches collected on visits to sites in Scotland. There will also be on view work in progress and I will discuss my methods.

directions: Mill Studio is on the B729. Leaving Moniaive by Ayr Street, head for Carsphiarn. Dungalston is a large farmhouse, painted pink and white, on the right hand side of the road, approximately 1 mile from Moniaive. There is a sign for ‘Mill Studio’ at the bottom of the lane. recommendation: The Green Tea House. Pop up shop: Glencairn Memorial Institute, Chapel Street, Moniaive. DG3 4EJ. Serves good quality organic food and caters well for vegetarians.

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10% discount to Friends of Spring Fling. £150 - £2500


ANTHEA SUMMERS

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Goukthorn, Drumlanrig, Thornhill DG3 4AR T: (01848) 600 287 E: antheasummers@icloud.com W: www.antheasummersceramics.co.uk Anthea Summers Ceramics

With large rotund forms and vibrant colours and glazes, my distinctive take makes for ceramics which exude style and personality. I continue to explore and experiment with glazes, colour and painting forms, and use various firing techniques including stoneware, Raku and smoke-firing. what to expect: Works on display will include large vessels, functional ware and Raku pots. A Raku demonstration will take place in the beech wood garden on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. I will also provide an opportunity for visitors to glaze and fire a pot. directions: Take the A702 from Thornhill towards Moniaive. At Penpont turn right opposite the post office. After 2 miles turn right at a triangle. After another 2 miles turn right at a T-junction by Druidhall Farm. Continue for 1.5 miles, Goukthorn Cottage is on the left at the next junction.

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Studio 8, Stableyard, Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill DG3 4AQ T: (07734) 255 558 E: info@victorhendersonwatercolours.com W: www.victorhendersonwatercolours.com

I am primarily a painter in watercolour. Since moving to the studio on the Drumlanrig Estate I have been drawing and painting the gardens and buildings. My colour palette is high, bright and discordant, the drawing and brushwork loose and intuitive. what to expect: You will see finished framed work, mounted finished paintings and drawings. There will be mono prints and multi-media experimental work, work in progress and a great pile of failed, overworked damaged papers, etc and a chance to make something interesting from these to take away.

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There is a pay kiosk; as a Spring Fling visitor you will get free access to the regular car park. 20% off for Members on framed work only. £100 - £800

directions: Go North from Thornhill village on the A65. Continue through the village of Carronbridge until you see signs on the left for Drumlanrig Castle. Follow the arrows to the castle (your parking is free if visiting my studio). Enter the Stableyard and look for Studio 8. recommendation: The Castle Tearoom and Cafe. The Tea-room is in the former kitchen of Drumlanrig and has the old coppers and leaded ovens in situ.


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TERRI CAMPBELL A’ The Airts, 8 - 12 High Street, Sanquhar DG4 6BL T: (07413) 733 083 E: terricampbelljewellery@hotmail.co.uk W: www.terricampbelljewellery.co.uk terricampbelljewellery

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I am a recent Jewellery & Silversmithing graduate from Edinburgh College of Art. My work is inspired by the Scottish countryside, mainly looking at organic shapes and natural growth in nature. I work with precious metals as well as found animal horn. what to expect: A range of jewellery, made from both precious metals and found material. Alongside my jewellery collections I will be showing my research material, such as drawing and photography. I will also be showing various tools I use to create my work. directions: Travel north up the A76 until you reach Sanquhar. A’ the Airts is situated on the left at the far end of the High Street, just before the road narrows at Tolbooth Museum. Car parking is available at the back of the building. Terri’s studio is on the first floor. recommendation: A’ The Airts Cafe. A great place to go for a coffee and homemade cakes!

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ANNE BUTLER

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Ferndale Studio, Durisdeer Village, Thornhill DG3 5BJ T: (01848) 500 322 E: annecbutler@gmail.com anne butler landscapes W: www.annebutler.co.uk

I work in a free and loose style, responding quite instinctively to what appears on the canvas. Using various tools I layer the paint on to the canvas scraping back to reveal the colours underneath. My work reflects the wild Scottish landscape. what to expect: Visitors will come into the gallery space where all my new work will be on display. They can also visit my workplace (shed) to see work in progress and some sale pieces. Afternoon tea will be served between 2pm and 4pm. directions: Ferndale Studio, Durisdeer. From Thornhill go north on A76 to Carronbridge. Turn right on A702 to Edinburgh. Three miles on, Durisdeer is signposted to the right (1 mile). Park in the village square and walk beyond the square. Ferndale is first on the left. recommendation: Durisdeer Parish Church. Durisdeer Church is in the square and is always open. The 2nd Duke of Quennsberry is buried in the mausoleum.

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CLARE MELINSKY Highland Cottage, Gatelawbridge, Thornhill DG3 5EA T: (01848) 331 733 E: clare.melinsky@btinternet.com W: www.claremelinsky.co.uk claremelinsky

I work as an illustrator. My lino cut prints often reflect my deeply rural lifestyle. Black and white or brightly coloured, there are illustrations and 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 commissioned work. Visitors can roll ink onto a lino cut and make a print on the small cast iron press. Take it home with you, no charge.

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Extra parking space in the village by the red letterbox on the right as you enter Gatelawbridge. A free mini print for each Friend £10 - £200

directions: At the monument in the centre of Thornhill on the A76, take the turning signposted ‘Gatelawbridge 2 ½ miles’. Follow this road, bearing right at a T-junction. The village doesn’t have a sign, but has a red letterbox. You can leave your car here, or bear left and carry on for 200 metres over the bridge where you will see my house on the left. recommendation: Thomas Tosh, Thornhill. A friendly and stylish place for a break with an excellent selection of fresh food and home made cakes.

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JENNY FINCH

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Dalton Pottery, Meikle Dyke, Dalton, Nr Lockerbie DG11 1DU T: (01387) 840 236 E: info@cubicmonkey.com W: www.daltonpottery.com

Although I have spent most of my professional life as a potter, painting and surface pattern have always been important elements in my work. I make everything from hand thrown stoneware mugs, to one off sculptures and fine art, using a variety of media. what to expect: Especially for Spring Fling, I will be creating a wide range of new work which will be exhibited in our gallery, demonstrating some of the techniques I use, and firing the raku kiln during the weekend for visitors to watch the process. directions: Follow brown signs from the A75 at Carrutherstown. One mile on B725 towards Dalton

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There will be a prize draw to win an original pastel drawing by Jenny Finch.

recommendation: Dalton Pottery Art Café. Our cafe will be open offering home baking, coffees, light lunches and, once again, hot bacon/veggie burger rolls.

£10 - £200

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CLAIRE SUTHERLAND Hayknowes Farm, Annan DG12 5QZ T: (01461) 202 215 E: clairesutherland02@gmail.com

I am now developing work using oil paints, a varied medium which allows each painting to develop according to the character of the plant or the complexity of the composition. However I retain my interest in the design element and my fascination with negative space. what to expect: Visitors will see that I take inspiration from my garden, which is crammed with plants and wildlife. In addition to paintings in oils and watercolour I will have cards, prints and some unfinished work on show, together with a small selection of sketch books.

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10 per cent discount for Spring Fling friends. £50 - £1200

directions: Leave Annan westward over the river. After 300 metres branch left onto the B724 signposted for Cummertrees. After 1.5 miles turn left over a railway bridge, signposted for Newbie. Hayknowes is half a mile down this road, on the right. recommendation: The Devils Porridge Museum. Eastriggs, DG12 6TF. A community-run interactive visitor attraction showing how HM Factory Gretna changed the outcome of WW1.


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KATIE ANDERSON Old Church Hall, High Street, Brydekirk DG12 5LX T: (07561) 551 982 E: katie.j.anderson@hotmail.co.uk W: www.katiejanderson.wordpress.com @katiejoand

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I identify myself as an artist or installation artist, with a process-led art practice fuelled by engaging, experiencing, and experimenting; all key components for the continual development of my practice. Most of my current work explores our relation with place through site, material and memory. what to expect: Spring Fling sees the first grand opening of my new studio, I am still adapting to the space! Expect new works developing as part of my Young Artist Bursary, and some opportunities to get a little hands-on. More details to be announced on my blog. directions: My studio is situated half way down the High Street of Brydekirk village, and is a sandstone building with railings. Brydekirk is signposted from the A75 and from Annan (towards Lockerbie). recommendation: River Annan Walk. For a bit of peace, head across the bridge and follow one of the footpaths along the riverside.

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JOANNE GARNER Old Church Hall, High Street, Brydekirk, Annan DG12 5LX @Jocreates T: (07964) 288 400 E: jomogm@googlemail.com W: www.joannegarnerjewellery.com Joanne Garner Jewellery

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Joanne is an Edinburgh based jeweller originally from Brydekirk. Her work is contemporary, stylish and some might even say edgy. Inspired by the creative process she hand makes a wide range of products from everyday wear to statement necklaces and wedding jewellery. what to expect: This year find me in my home village in the place where I used to go to Youth Club! I’ll create a beautiful pop up exhibition showing the creativity and diversity of my work.There will also be space for you to have a go. directions: The Old Church hall sits right in the middle of Brydekirk and is on the High Street. Next to it is a bus stop and across the road is the village hall. recommendation: Brigg Inn, Brydekirk. A fantastic family run local pub at the bottom of the hill. Brilliant home made meals.

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HEATHER BLANCHARD

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Craigshaw Barns, Waterbeck, Nr Lockerbie DG11 3AH T: (01461) 600 530 E: hjblan@hotmail.com W: www.blanchart.co.uk Heather Blanchard Artist

I’m a painter. Changing light, weather and seasons are exciting and can completely change the way one sees a familiar place or object. Trying to recreate that experience in paint is a challenge and sometimes a frustration but it’s what I try to do. what to expect: Visitors will see a working studio, a collection of new work, paintings in various stages, sketchbooks and tools of the trade . I’m happy to discuss and demonstrate my working methods. We have tea and home baking, visitors are welcome to picnic in the garden.

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10% discount to SF friends.

directions: Leave M74 at junction 20 and follow signs for Eaglesfield. Pass straight through Eaglesfield and take the first turning left signposted Gair 2 miles. Pass through Gair and Craigshaw Barns is approximately half a mile on the left. recommendation: Devil’s Porridge Museum. Eastriggs. DG12 6TF. www.devilsporridge.org.uk. New museum dedicated to munitions production of the first world war and the girls who worked there.

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COLIN BLANCHARD Craigshaw Barns, Waterbeck, Lockerbie DG11 3AH @capreolus333 T: (01461) 600 530 E: colin@colinblanchard.com W: www.colinblanchard.com colinblanchardprints

I am a printmaker. My prints are not reproductions of other media, but pursue qualities that only handmade prints can offer. I am intrigued by the possibilities of using contemporary technology along with traditional printmaking craft skills, creating original prints in genuinely limited editions. what to expect: As well as a selection of new work, I will show all of the stages of one of my own original prints – from concept and planning, through to finished edition. Visitors can also ‘have a go’ at actually ‘pulling’ a simple screen print themselves.

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10% discount for Spring Fling Friends £40 - £300

directions: Leave the M74 at junction 20. Follow signs for Eaglesfield. Pass straight through Eaglesfield and take the first turning left signposted Gair 2 miles. Pass through Gair and Craigshaw Barns can be found approximately ½ a mile on the left. recommendation: Kirkconnel Old Parish Church, Springkell Estate. Pleasant burnside walk to remains of medieval church and graveyard with many magnificent 18th Century carved headstones.


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Gilnockie Village Hall, Claygate, Canonbie DG14 0SA T: (01387) 371 339 E: michaelbatey09@aol.com

In my work this year I have tried to capture the power of the elements. Portraying land, river and sea, my paintings are of no specific place but where the viewer perceives them. what to expect: I will have a large new collection of my work on display which I have been creating over the past year. Visitors will also be met with a warm welcome and refreshments.

directions: From Langholm head south on A7 for approximately 3 miles. Turn left at the sign post for Claygate. Follow the road till you come to a T-junction and turn left. Gilnockie Village Hall on the right.

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£100 - £2000

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

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DIANA DE GRUYTHER Kiln Cottage, Harelawhill, Nr Canonbie DG14 0RX T: (01387) 371 354 E: ddeg_88@hotmail.com Kiln Cottage Art House

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Painting and drawing is the way I enjoy interpreting how I experience the world around me. Capturing a mood, an atmosphere, and creating contrasts can bring a piece to life. The challenge to keep the work fresh lies, for me, in the choices of materials. what to expect: Visitors will find Kiln Cottage to be an extension of the creative handmade process, using green timber and natural lime. Paintings will be displayed under the veranda and in the studio. Sketch books, demonstrations and discussions, homemade snacks and picnic table available. directions: From Langholm A7 south, left for Claygate, take the B6318 signed Penton. Cottage and parking on right, before Harelaw. From Canonbie, through Rowanburn to Harelaw, left on B6318 to Langholm, 1/4 mile up the hill, cottage on left. recommendation: The Bridge Inn, Penton. B6318 to Penton, cross the River Liddel English/Scottish border. Guest beers and good menu choices.

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Limited parking in driveway, easy parking along the grass verge on roadside. 10% off for Spring Fling Friends £35 - £1500


DANIEL LACEY

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Buccleuch Mills, Glenesk Road, Langholm DG13 0ES T: (01387) 380 193 E: info@daniellacey.com W: www.daniellacey.com DanielLaceyDesignFurniture

“How did you do that?” My aim is to produce furniture of the highest quality both in design and craftsmanship. Work that exceeds expectations. what to expect: I will be displaying a wide selection of my work for visitors to see and touch. Finished work and part-finished on show alongside sketches and working drawings. Once again I’m delighted to have a display from Making the Most of Moorlands.

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Discount for Spring Fling Friends. £50 - £20,000

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 Mill head office. recommendation: Making the Most of Moorlands. Experience wildlife at the Making the Most of Moorlands new bird hide on Langholm Moor. Details in my studio.

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BETH WATSON Buccleuch Mills, Glenesk Road, Langholm DG13 0ES @BethWatson_ T: (07707) 714 644 E: hello@bethwatsondesign.co.uk W: www.bethwatsondesign.co.uk bethwatsondesign

Drawing inspiration from historical references and shapes, Beth works primarily in precious metals using traditional techniques and utilising modern technology. Beth combines geometric and natural, elegant shapes with the aim to create interesting, stylish jewellery and products. what to expect: Visitors to Beth’s pop-up studio will have the opportunity to learn about her design process and see an exhibition of recent work, including jewellery and tableware. Beth will also be providing demonstrations with the chance to help – for those who feel a bit adventurous.

10% discount for Spring Fling Friends £60 - £2450

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 Mill head office. recommendation: Pelosi’s Icecream. There’s the café in the centre of town, and often a van parked on the Kiln Green down by the river.


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The Bakehouse Studio, 89a High Street, Langholm DG13 0DJ T: (07892) 658 022 E: contact@rorylaycock.com W: www.rorylaycock.com @RoryLaycock

My work attempts to explore the internet’s platform and our cultural relationship to it. By remixing imagery, virtually and physically, this sense of leaping freefall is questioned. I have recently graduated from UOC Fine Art and showed part of my degree show works in Athens. what to expect: My studio invites visitors to experience a wide range of works from painting to video installations. I will also be showing my new collection of work from my Freefall Horizon Installation.

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

There is a car park behind the Town Hall. One minute walk from my studio. £30 - £1700

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LISA ROTHWELL-YOUNG Cut the Mustard Gallery, High Street, Langholm DG13 0JH @rothwellLisa T: (01387) 381 180 E: info@lisarothwell-young.co.uk W: www.lisarothwell-young.co.uk LisaRothwellYoungJeweller

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I make in the traditional way and love what I do. For me it’s about precision, attention to detail, fine textures, coloured gemstones and deceptively simple finishes - many inspired by nature. I enjoy the alchemy, age old techniques, stone setting and ‘construction in miniature’. what to expect: A warm welcome and refreshments. Lots of beautiful jewellery in silver, gold and gemstones to view, try on and (if you fall in love with them), buy. A new collection, work in progress, demonstrations and a workshop tour. You can also browse around the gallery. directions: On Langholm High Street (A7 tourist route to Edinburgh) opposite Art Corner Gallery and Latimers. recommendation: Loupin & Girdle Stanes. Standing stones beside the river Esk, on B709 Langholm to Eskdalemuir Road. 10 miles from Langholm. On the prehistoric trail.

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Parking at the rear of the building and at various other signed locations in Langholm. 10% discount for Friends on any of Lisa’s jewellery. £40 - £1000


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BARRY YOUNG Lairds Entry, Langholm DG13 0DN T: (07740) 250 156 E: info@barryyoungphotography.co.uk W: www.barryyoungphotography.co.uk

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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: On display in my ‘bijou’ studio will be a range of my favourite work taken over the last few years. Visitors will have the opportunity to be photographed with all images forming part of a photo mosaic project I’m working on. See you soon!

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Long and short stay parking available around Langholm High Street. 10% discount for all friends of Spring Fling.

directions: Heading into Langholm on the A7 (from the South) my studio is located only a few yards down a narrow street between the Eskdale Hotel and Truly Scrumptious tearoom on the main High street. recommendation: Buccleuch Park. A hidden gem of a park only a short walk from Langholm High Street, use DG13 0AG for SatNav.

£25 - £500

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St Francis of Assisi Church, Drove Road, Langholm DG13 0JW T: (01387) 380 598 E: julie@juliedumbarton.com juliedumbartonartist W: www.juliedumbarton.com

I’m fascinated by both colour and light, and strive to fuse these in all my paintings. I love interpreting how light plays across a field or through trees, the way it reflects on water. Light is definitely the ruler of colour! what to expect: This will be my first Spring Fling in the church, with it’s huge windows and fantastic natural light. The paintings on display will reflect this and will, as ever, be full of colour.

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We have three parking spaces, but ask that these are kept free for disabled visitors or for people collecting purchases. £3 - £30,000

directions: St Francis of Assisi Church is on Drove Road, opposite the petrol station on the A7 Edinburgh to Carlisle road through Langholm. We are 200 metres up the hill, on the left. recommendation: Abbotts Chocolates. On the High Street. Simply the best chocolates in Dumfries & Galloway, if not Scotland!


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Art Corner Gallery, High Street, Langholm DG13 0JH T: (0784) 1760700 E: philip.gunn1@btinternet.com W: artcornergallery.co.uk Art corner gallery

I am a still life and portrait artist, based in Langholm, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland. I work in oils, portraying my subject matter as accurately as possible, whilst still keeping a painted look. what to expect: When visiting my gallery you will see a varied selection of my still life work, and maybe a few portrait commissions.

directions: Heading from the south on the A7 when entering Langholm, my gallery is on the right on the High Htreet. Parking can be found on the Kiln Green just outside Langholm. Heading south on the A7 I suggest you park on the Kiln Green and take a short two minute walk into Langholm. recommendation: Crown Hotel. Good food. On the High Street.

Park on the Kiln Green just outside Langholm, parking is free. 10% off friends of spring fling £100 - £700

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MARGARET WALTY

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10 George Street, Langholm DG13 0AE T: (01387) 380 575 E: margaret.walty@btinternet.com W: www.margaretwalty.com margaretwaltyartist

Inspired by my garden, by wild nature, by landscapes of coast and hill and wood, and by myth and fairytale, I delight in detail, using many layers of glazes to achieve luminosity and subtle shifts of colour. what to expect: I shall be showing paintings in oils or acrylics used as watercolour: new works of fantasy as well as nature and landscapes, Gold Medal botanical illustrations and limited edition prints. Visitors can see works in progress and originals for books I have illustrated.

directions: Turn off A7 in Market Place, keeping Hope Hospital on the left and bear left down Charles Street to the free public car park by the river. George Street lies north along the riverbank. No.10 is 100 yards along. recommendation: Eskdale Hotel Market Place, 013873 80357. Traditional and contemporary dishes from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, and comfortable rooms for an overnight stay.

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Free public car park at the Suspension Bridge at the south end of George Street. 10% for Friends of Spring Fling £50 - £2000


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KATE KNOTT Meikledale Farm, Ewes, Langholm DG13 0HW T: (07475) 777 461 E: knott.ce@gmail.com W: www.kateknott.co.uk

Figurative paintings with curious narratives. Whether it be vintage oddities, fascinating faces or curious animals, I enjoy discovering the best way to represent them. My paintings can feel quite romantic with considered colour palettes and a loose painterly style what to expect: Visitors should expect a warm welcome alongside a good variety of work. Small and large paintings as well as sketches and studies. Working sketchbooks will be available to gain some insight into ‘behind the scenes’ of a painting.

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10% off for friends of Spring Fling. £20 - £900

directions: Travelling north on the A7 turn left at the Ewes Village Hall. Take the first left up the hill to the farm where parking and the studio will be well signposted. recommendation: Langholm Walks. Beautiful walk with stunning views starting at the Ewes Village Hall.

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SARAH TEW Meikledale Farm, Ewes, Langholm DG13 0HW T: (07909) 770 874 E: sarahtew@live.co.uk W: www.sarahtew.co.uk

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Sarah, born in Cumbria, studied at Byam Shaw School of Art, London. Recent projects include C-Art 2014 and The Merz Barn, Ambleside. Investigating the active nature of materials through paint and nature, she exploits the physicality of things, playfully testing frameworks of painting and photography. what to expect: Visitors can expect works evolving throughout the event, with water and dyes in large scale installations. Sketchbooks, documentation and Sarah’s willingness to uncover her processes, will bring you new perspectives on materials. Small scale editions of original works will also be presented.

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directions: Travelling north on the A7 turn left at the Ewes Village Hall. Take the first left up the hill to the farm where parking and the studio will be well signposted. recommendation: Hermitage Castle. 10miles down the road, the most sinister half ruined castle in Scotland.


PETE BROWN Eskdalemuir Community Hub, The Old School, Eskdalemuir DG13 0QJ T: (01387) 373 515 E: info@petebrownfurniture.co.uk W: www.petebrownfurniture.co.uk petebrownfurniture

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Now in my 20th year of being immersed in furniture production, my attention to detail and the creation of unique visually arresting designs is what I am best known for. My work utilises the finest hardwoods and finishes to produce work that endures gracefully. what to expect: As always, expect a hands on display of furniture that you will be compelled to glide your hand over. Some large scale work on show, also the opportunity to stay awhile to dine at one of my commissioned tables in this fantastic new community venue. directions: The Community Hub is in Eskdalemuir village directly on the B709. From Lockerbie, turn left at the church and continue for quarter of a mile. From Langholm, continue straight on up the valley, crossing the bridge then passing the church on your left. recommendation: The Old School Bistro. Eskdalemuir Hub offers superb meals in its bistro. Well sourced local ingredients, coffee, cakes, wines and ales. 01387 373 760.

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Leave your name and contact details for the prize draw to win a piece of my work. ÂŁ30 - ÂŁ8000

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Who We Are Board of Directors Hazel Campbell Amy Winstanley Joyce Woodcock Jo Gallant Gary Craig Craig Dumbarton Hilary McElderry

Berlin Exhibition Coordinator Kate Brehme

Web Development Make Digital

2015 Selection Panel Maggie Broadley, Director, Craft Town Scotland

Photography Colin Tennant Colin Hattersley

Director Leah Black

Jo Gallant, Artist & Spring Fling Board Member

Project Manager Tonia Lu

Design Bremner Design

Project Officer Kate Pickering

Illustration Alice Pattullo

Rachel Brown, Manager, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle Amanda Herries, Southern Scotland co-ordinator for the Public Catalogue Foundation, Board Member of Dumfries & Galloway Unlimited Amy Winstanley, Artist & Spring Fling Board Member

PR Matthew Shelley


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The Yellow Door Gallery

The Yellow Door Group is an Association of creative practitioners in the visual and fine arts, and literature. 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 group 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. Directions: Situated on Queen Street, in the centre of Dumfries, the gallery is a very short walk from the High Street. From the Fountain outside Boots, head along English Street, and turn right onto Queen Street at the Queensberry Hotel. The gallery is on the right hand side after the hotel.

5% discount offered to Friends of Spring Fling (during the Spring Fling 2015 event only)

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Within The Art Room you can find a whole host of treasures from unique and unusual gifts and crafts to collectible 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. 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 workshops 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 & truly scrumptious cakes, teas and coffees - including a large range of gluten and dairy-free options. Directions: First left after Dumfries cinema and left at Kevin Farish’s at the very bottom of Brooke Street to access the car park. Or from Queen Street opposite Lidl, turn right onto McLellan Street then right onto Brooke Street and again, it’s the large Victorian school building on the left.

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10% discount on all original artwork for Friends of Spring Fling

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

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


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McGill Duncan Gallery

Established in 1978, McGill Duncan Gallery is the oldest privately owned Art Gallery in Dumfries and Galloway. A small bright exterior leads to five attractive exhibiting rooms, each of a different size and character. Jill and Zoë Blamire run this family business and artist Leo Blamire’s Spring Fling studio is located here. Each exhibition is carefully curated and work is displayed with artistic flair and a meticulous eye for detail. The gallery holds a special exhibition in August of Scottish and Galloway Paintings from the 19th Century onwards. Collectors can also buy paintings that have been sourced by Jill and Zoë throughout the year. Their contemporary exhibition programme has a nationwide reputation. Current exhibitors include Helen Turner PPAI PAI, Alexander R Robb, Claire Harrigan RSW, Simon Laurie RSW RGI, Tracy Levine and Lisa Hooper. There is always an exciting collection of original prints and ceramics to add to your collection Directions: Enter Castle Douglas from the A75 and drive down King Street, past the crossroads at the lower end of the street. The gallery is on the left hand side opposite Gardenpine Pet Store and the public toilets.

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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 and atmospheric Galloway landscapes are currently her principal subjects, but the Western Isles, Highlands and other locations as well as imaginary landscapes and more abstract work also feature. Her 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 giclée prints, mostly 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 Art Centre and other venues. Directions: Entering Castle Douglas from the A75, Clience Studio is under the tall Clock Tower, in the lower end of King St, (main shopping street) on the corner of the A713 to Ayr/Auchencairn crossroads.

Free parking available on nearby streets and King Street itself (1 hour restriction). Free car park top of the town.

20% discount off selected originals. Prize draw for a signed giclee print. Win a painting competition open to all!

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

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

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

WIGTOWN BOOK FESTIVAL 25TH SEPTEMBER - 4TH OCTOBER 2015

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The Whitehouse Gallery

The Whitehouse Gallery is a contemporary art & craft gallery based in the historic artist’s town of Kirkcudbright, South West Scotland. Opened in 2004, The Whitehouse Gallery has steadily gained a solid reputation as one of the most popular art galleries in the region, showcasing top quality fine art and applied art & craft from across the UK. ‘My Heart Sleeps by the Sea’ is an exhibition with a nautical theme, and will be open during the Spring Fling event. Exhibiting Fine Artists include Rosanne Barr, Jane Blair, James Fraser RSW, Neal Greig, Caroline Hunter, Robert Innes, Sam Macdonald, Liz Mackay, Duncan Macleod RSW, Kevan McGinty, Robert Ryan & Valerie Sadler. Applied Art & Craft Makers will include Illustrated Porcelain Panels by Wendy Kershaw, Jewellery by Caroline Temple & Catherine Thomas, Sculpture by Helen Martino, Ceramics by Rob Sutherland and more. The exhibition is open until Saturday 20th April. Directions: As you drive into Kirkcudbright from the A75 along St Mary Street, we are located on the left hand side, next door to Halls Butchers and opposite Pleat.

More than 18o events for adults, young people and children 47 St Mary Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4DU T: (01557 ) 330223 E: info@whitehousegallery.com www.whitehousegallery.com The Whitehouse Gallery @whitehouseart

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Charity No. SCO37984


SPRING EXHIBITIONS at Gracefield Arts Centre

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28 Feb – 4 April Spring Fling Young Artists Recipients of the Spring Fling Young Artist Bursary, which is supported by the Archie Sutter Watt Trust Fund, showcase their diverse talents in painting, installation, jewellery and textiles. See details on p10. 28 Feb – 11 April Archie in Oil A retrospective of the unseen work in oil painting of one Dumfries & Galloway’s best known artists, Archie Sutter Watt RSW, (1915-2005). 18 April – 16 May Fabric, Fibre, Thread – The Textiles Triennial A fascinating display of textile skills from the Dumfries & Galloway Guild of Spinners Weavers and Dyers, Dumfries Embroiders Guild and Solway Quilters. 23 May – 11 July Interconnections: Amy Winstanley New paintings exploring man’s relationship to nature our significance and insignificance to it.

High quality art & craft. Regularly changing exhibitions. In house jeweller - Lisa Rothwell-Young. From May, a dedicated jewellery shop within our new gallery.

23 May – 18 July Craft Generation Reflecting contemporary craft practice over the last 25 years, the exhibition pairs six established craft makers with other Scottish practitioners. 23 May – 18 July Malcolm Davies (1944-2014) Prints and Paintings – A Memorial Exhibition A chance to reflect on the work and career of one of Dumfries & Galloway’s best loved printmakers.

www.dumgal.gov.uk/gracefield Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries. DG1 1JQ | 01387 262084 Craft Shop open: Tues - Fri 10.30am - 3.30pm, Sat 10am - 5pm Exhibitions open: Tues - Sat 10am - 5pm Café open: Tues - Sat 10am - 4pm

High Street, Langholm, DG13 0JH www.mustardgallery.co.uk t: 013873 81180 Open 10-4 Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat or by appointment


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Spring Highlights 2015 MARCH Sat 7th .............Firebrand Theatre - “The Effect” Sat 14th ...........Kathy Stewart & The Frequent Flyers 22nd-28th ........L.A.O.D.S. presents “Anything Goes” APRIL Thu 2nd ...........Shaun Loughrey in Concert Sun 5th ............The Johnny Cash Roadshow Fri 10th ............Steve Brookstein in Concert Sat 11th ...........Soul Nation Sun 12th..........“Cloudbusting” - The Music of Kate Bush Tue 14th...........“The Life & Music of Jim Reeves” Mon 20th .........Albert Hammond in Concert Wed 22nd ........An Evening with Andy Irvine Sun 26th..........Foster & Allen MAY Sat 2nd ............The Celtic Fiddle Festival Sun 3rd............Trio Gitan’s “Orient Express” Sat 9th .............The Kilkennys Wed 13th .........Michael English Fri 15th ............The Westenders Sat 16th ...........Elbow Jane Fri 22nd ...........DGAF - Joe McElderry in Concert Sat 23rd ...........DGAF - Altan Wed 27th .........DGAF - Macmath - The Silent Page Thu 28th ..........DGAF - Mick Flavin Sat 30th ...........The Co-Operative Funeralcare Band JUNE Sat 6th .............The Railsplitters Sat 13th ...........Flossie Malavialle Sun 14th..........The Three Degrees Fri 19th ............Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra Sat 27th ...........Scocha

22-31 may 2015 Scotland's largest rural performing arts festival A tAste of whAt’s on offer

scottish ensemble Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries 22 may

hArdeep singh Kohli Corner House Hotel, annan 22 may

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reduced shAKespeAre compAny Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries 30 may

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t: 01387 253383

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BOX OFFICE - 013873 81196 www.buccleuchcentre.com Charity Reg. No. SC000236


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Creative Industries at Dumfries Campus

Foundation Studies in Creative Industries • Certificate in Art & Design • HNC Art & Design • HND Art & Design • Certificate in Visual Communication (Graphic Design & Creative Media) • HNC Visual Communication (Graphic Design & Creative Media) • HND Visual Communication (Graphic Design & Creative Media) • Certificate in Photography • HNC Photography • HND Photography

Apply online at www.dumgal.ac.uk 01387 734 258/059/060

admissions@dumgal.ac.uk

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Dumfries & Galloway College, Bankend Rd, Dumfries, DG1 4FD Scottish Charity Number: SCO21189


C o m e a nd s e e w ha t w e ’ v e b e e n d o i ng a t A nna nd a l e D i s t i l l e r y !

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The rebirth of Annandale Distillery and its transformation into a 21st century whisky-making centre and visitor attraction is Dumfriesshire’s most ambitious tourism story. Soak up the atmosphere of our historic site and enjoy a delicious homemade lunch by the log burner in our best in class Coffee Shop - The Maltings. Join a Distillery Tour and gain deeper insight into how Single Malt Scotch Whisky is being produced once again in the region after almost a 100 year sleep.

Browse our Gift shop brimming with beautiful ‘Made In scotland’ products and annandale Distillery merchandise

Be amongst the first to taste our new Make spirit, ‘Rascally Liquor’ Tours on the hour 10am - 4pm 7 days a week

Classic Tour (45 minutes) £8.50 Restoration Tour (90 minutes) 11am on Wednesdays £15.00 Distillery Manager’s Tour (120 minutes) 2pm on Wednesdays £25.00

Annandale Distillery, Northfield, Annan, dg12 5ll 01461 207817 l www.annandaledistillery.com

Open 7 Days a Week Monday - saturday: 9am - 5pm, sunday: 10am - 5pm Dogs are welcome in The Maltings Coffee Shop

Exhibitions 2015: The Nail Factory, Dalbeattie 5th-30th June (PV Fri 5th) The Mill on the Fleet, Gatehouse of Fleet throughout August


Pittenweem ARTS FESTIVAL August is the month for all things Made in Argyll

August 1st-9th 2015

Red Dot Open Studio Trail 28th – 31st Aug 2015 Look out for pop up dates

www.artmapargyll.com

Alison Kinnaird Tim Fitzpatrick Christopher Corr Iain McIntosh

 

For 33 years up to 100 artists have exhibited their art & craft in homes and every possible venue in the fishing village of Pittenweem

Daily workshops talks and evening eventss

www.pittenweemartsfestival.co.uk


Andy Priestman Studio open by appointment throughout the year email andyjpriestman@hotmail.com or phone 07775 973732

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Potfest – a visual feast Potfest Scotland Up to 70 ceramic artists at Scone Palace, Perth June 12/13/14th 10.00 am until 5.00 pm daily

Potfest in the Park 100 ceramic artists at Hutton-in-the-Forest, near Penrith, Cumbria July 24/25/26th 10.00 am until 5.00 pm daily

Potfest in the Pens 130 ceramic artists at Penrith auction mart July 31st/August 1st/2nd 10.00 am until 5.00 pm daily

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

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Index

Spring Fling participants by discipline: Artists Books

Jewellery

Isabell Buenz (Studio 11, p22) Silvana McLean (Studio 67, p54) Sarah Stewart (Studio 07, p19)

Terri Campbell (Studio 73, p57) Joanne Garner (Studio 79, p61) Shona Karen Guthrie (Studio 49, p43) Michael Pell (Studio 55, p46) Lisa Rothwell-Young (Studio 87, p65) Natalie Vardey (Studio 36, p35) Beth Watson (Studio 85, p64)

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Andrew Adair (Studio 43, p40) Clare Dawdry (Studio 40, p37) Jenny Finch (Studio 76, p60) Wendy Kershaw (Studio 61, p49) Mosaic Fitch & McAndrew (Studio 24, p28) Kate Anderson (Studio 26, p29) Archie McCall (Studio 56, p47) Painting/Drawing/Mixed Urpu Sellar (Studio 20, p26) Christine Hester Smith (Studio 60, p49) Media Ceri Allen (Studio 63, p50) Anthea Summers (Studio 71, p56) Annirose Ansbro (Studio 12, p22) Peter Wareing (Studio 03, P17) Jennie Ashmore (Studio 22, p27) Furniture Michael Batey (Studio 82, p63) Pete Brown (Studio 94, p69) Ailsa Black (Studio 58, p48) Daniel Lacey (Studio 84, p64) Leo Blamire (Studio 27, p31) Heather Blanchard (Studio 80, p62) Glass Melville Brotherston (Studio 70, p55) Cressa Mclaren (Studio 16, p24) Davy Brown (Studio 8, p19) Amanda Simmons (Studio 35, p35) Isabell Buenz (Studio 11, p22) Hats Steven Burnie (Studio 50, p44) Kay Ribbens (Studio 10, p20) Anne Butler (Studio 74, p57) Hazel Campbell (Studio 25, p29) Illustration Jeremy Carlisle (Studio 13, p23) Ailsa Black (Studio 58, p48) Heather Davies (Studio 64, p51) Anupa Gardner (Studio 09, p20) Suzanne Stuart Davies (Studio 37, p36) Val Macadam (Studio 57, p47) Diana De Gruyther (Studio 83, p63) Hilary McElderry (Studio 41, p38) Julie Dumbarton (Studio 89, p66) Clare Melinsky (Studio 75, p58) Pamela Grace (Studio39, p37) Suzi Plunkett (Studio 18, p25) Evelyn Gray (Studio 47, p42) Sarah Stewart (Studio 07, p19) Philip Gunn (Studio 90, p67) Claire Sutherland (Studio 77, p60) Victor Henderson (Studio 72, p56) Steven Higginson (Studio 52, p45) Installation/Performance Fraser Irvine (Studio 48, p43) Katie Anderson (Studio 78, p61) Sarah Keast (Studio 69, p55) Isabell Buenz (Studio 11, p22) Kate Knott (Studio 92, p68) Holly Goldsworthy (Studio 14, p23) Angela Lawrence (Studio 28, p31) Rory Laycock (Studio 86, p65) Rory Laycock (Studio 86, p65) Natalie Mcllroy (Studio 44, p41) Sarah Tew (Studio 93, p68)

Sculpture Val Macadam (Studio 57, p47) Hilary McElderry (Studio 41, p38) Silvana McLean (Studio 67, p54) Clare Melinsky (Studio 75, p58) Michelle Bennett Oates (Studio 15, p24) Helen Ryman (Studio 04, p17) Jenny Smith (Studio 38, p36) William Spurway (Studio 51, p44) Claire Sutherland (Studio 77, p60) John Threlfall (Studio 59, p48) Margaret Walty (Studio 91, p67) Katharine Wheeler (Studio 54, p46) Denise Zygadlo (Studio 65, p53)

Photography

Morven Browne (Studio 30, p32) Lizzie Farey (Studio 17, p25) Geoff Forrest (Studio 33, p34) Holly Goldsworthy (Studio 14, p23) Edward Howat (Studio 42, p40) Trevor Leat (Studio 21, p27) Max Nowell (Studio 66, p53)

Textiles Suzanne Stuart Davies (Studio 37, p36) Jo Gallant (Studio 32, p33) Janet Ibbotson (Studio 23, p28) Morag Macpherson (Studio 19, p26) Kirstin Pilling (Studio 46, p42) Kay Ribbens (Studio 10, p20) Denise Zygadlo (Studio 65, p53)

Kim Ayres (Studio 29, p32) Laurie Campbell (Studio 01, p16) Roger Lever (Studio 62, p50) Laura Hudson Mackay (Studio 53, p45) Phil McMenemy (Studio 31, p33) Leeming + Paterson (Studio 34, p34) Eric Pye (Studio 45, p41) Michal Sur (Studio 05, p18) Barry Young (Studio 88, p66)

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Print Making

Violin Making

Leo Blamire (Studio 27, p31) Colin Blanchard (Studio 81, p62) Heather Blanchard (Studio 80, p62) Pamela Grace (Studio 39, p37) Lisa Hooper (Studio 02, p16) Sarah Keast (Studio 69, p55) Hilary McElderry (Studio 41, p38) Silvana McLean (Studio 67, p54) Jenny Smith-McOnie (Studio 06, p18) Clare Melinsky (Studio 75, p58) Sarah Stewart (Studio 07, p19) Denise Zygadlo (Studio 65, p53)

Vaughan Trower (Studio 68, p54)

Lizzie Farey (Studio 17, p25) Geoff Forrest (Studio 33, p34) Trevor Leat (Studio 21, p27)

Wood Pete Brown (Studio 94, p69) Daniel Lacey (Studio 84, p64) Vaughan Trower (Studio 68, p54)



Spring Fling Brochure 2015