Kirkcudbright Galleries 2019 collection

Continuing to wow guests and visitors the new Kirkcudbright Galleries has a wonderful line up scheduled for the new year yo complement the existing Kirkcudright works on exhibition

Starting in January ……

Quilt Art Dialogues

Dates: Saturday 12th January - Sunday 24th March 2019

Gallery: Gallery Two, First Floor

Brief: QUILT ART is a group of professional quilt artists from Britain, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands and America. The exhibition is curated by the British Quilt historian and academic Dr Sue Marks and members of the group.

Admission: Free

Looking in Wonderland: Sir John Tenniel’s Illustrations

Dates: Saturday 19th January – Monday 22nd April 2019

Gallery: The Mitchell Gallery, Second Floor

Brief: The exhibition is a selection of the best of Sir John Tenniel's illustrations to Lewis Carroll's two Alice books. John Tenniel spent all his life in London where he worked as a political cartoonist for Punch magazine, but in 1864 he was approached by Lewis Carroll with the request to illustrate a small nonsense book for children he wished to publish.

Admission: Free

Spring 2019

Japan (title TBC)

Dates: Saturday 30th March - Sunday 9th June 2019

Hiroshige’s Japan: Views of Mount Fuji

Gallery: Gallery Two, First Floor

Brief: Curated by the Ashmolean: Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford. Mount Fuji, an active volcano and the highest mountain in Japan, has long been praised by poets and depicted by artists for its beautiful shape and sacred status. The exhibition presents 21 beautiful Hiroshige prints from mid-19th century Japan.

Admission: Free

East Asia ‘Spotlight’ tour: Japan

Gallery: Gallery Two, First Floor

Brief: Japanese artefacts on loan from the National Museums Scotland, Broughton House (National Trust for Scotland) and Dumfries Museum.

Admission: Free

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CHRIS WALKER