Art Galleries in South Scotland

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Dumfries and Galloway in South Scotland is well known for the vibrancy of its artistic life. Kirkudbright has been known as an artists town since 1880 and still hosts a wealth of artists and artisans. Here we list some just a few of the art galleries near to Kirkennan.

Barnbarroch Pottery at the turn off to Kippford is a small showroom that shows and sells the pottery of Christine Smith. It is open 10am-5pm Tues to Sat and has its own car-park.

Castle Douglas Art Gallery

Clience Studio in Castle Douglas shows the Scottish contemporary landscapes and seascapes of owner Angela Lawrence. Open Mon-Sat 10.30am-5pm. You can park free in the town car park.

Cornerways Art Gallery, Kirkcudbright. Only open on Fridays 10.30am-5pm. Shows work of Jane Gibson known for her miniature painting.

Designs Gallery, Castle Douglas shows contemporary applied and jewellery. Also has a café.

Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries has a changing programme of exhibitions featuring regional, national and international artists and craft makers. It also stores a collection of over 600 artworks by Scottish artists or art relating to the region which are shown in exhibitions throughout the year. Open Tues-Sat 10-5pm

Harbour Cottage Gallery, Kirkcudbright.

High Street Gallery, Kirkcudbright exhibits Scottish Contemporary Art, Scottish and Kirkcudbright Fine Art, Decorative Arts & Collectables and Jewellery. Open daily except Thursday 10am-5pm (11am Sunday).

McGill Duncan Gallery, Castle Douglas Sells contemporary work by national and international artists and Scottish paintings from The 19th century onwards.

The Nail Factory in Dalbeattie is a small community gallery that has occasional exhibitions. Open 11am-6pm when there is an exhibition on. You can park free on nearby streets.

The Old Mill Gallery in Palnackie is a newly opened art gallery and venue that features the work of owner Edward Campbell as well as showing work by other local artists. It is a lovely space and well worth a visit. Open 10-4 Wednesday - Sunday.

The Tolbooth Arts Centre, Kirkcudbright has an exhibition on Kirkudbright’s famous artists as well as a changing exhibition of contemporary art and craft. Open all year, but variable opening times (see website).

The Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright is a contemporary art and craft gallery. Open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Closed for first few weeks of year. According to their website: 'There is a small step up to the gallery, but gallery staff are always available to help anybody gain access with wheelchairs. Once inside, the gallery is wheelchair friendly’.

If you run an art gallery or studio in Dumfries and Galloway, South Scotland that should be on this list please send us a message using the form below.

    Art events in Dumfries and Galloway, South Scotland

    Spring Fling, Scotland's Premier Open Studio event takes place over the late May bank holiday weekend. For 3 days up to 100 artists and makers will open their studios to visitors.

    Kirkudbright Arts and Crafts trail in July is an event where you can wander round a range of galleries in Kirkudbright to see artists work and ask them questions.

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