Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society

The arts site for south west Scotland

Monoprint magic

The society's winter programme of demonstrations and workshops began on Friday, October 14, when painter and printmaker Pamela Grace gave a fascinating demonstration of monoprint and drypoint techniques.

Pamela works on an acetate plate prior to making a print.

A follow-up workshop will be held on Friday, October 28. Details of this and other exciting events in the programme are given on the Programme page and can be downloaded along with a booking form for the two workshops.

Examining a print from the etching press

All the events will take place at Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries, on Fridays - demonstrations from 11am to 12.15pm and workshops from 10am to 3pm.

Hospital show

The usual Christmas show at the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary has been extended to a full three months this year.

There will be no selection panel and members may show two works - handing-in on October 31 between 10am and noon.

You must let Kathleen Woods know by October 24 what you intend to enter. Go to the Programme page to download the details and entry form.

Your artwork wanted

The society has agreed to sponsor a Christmas tree as part of a “Forest of Christmas trees” being organised by Dumfries and District Flower Club at St John’s Church, Newall Terrace, Dumfries, from December 2nd to 4th. Members are invited to help decorate the 4ft high tree with artwork, perhaps on small cards that can be hung from its branches. Artists will contribute £1 per item to Aberlour Childcare Trust, Scotland’s largest children’s charity – see www.aberlour.org.uk  Kathleen Woods will be setting up our display on Thursday, December 1st between 10am and 12, but the tree will be accessible at any other time that day until midnight..


Hand in your work for the DGRI winter show on Monday, October 31 between 10am and noon, at the reception area at the main entrance.

The autumn magazine can be downloaded here

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