New Gallery opens

We think this could be a game changer for Kirkcudbright, the new Kirkcudbright Galleries opens on Saturday 9th June. The multi million refurbishment of the old town hall sees a new gallery launched to rival any city galley. 

The new gallery will celebrate the town’s unique artistic heritage, through a dedicated permanent exhibition gallery. This exhibition will explore the history of the artist’s colony – why Kirkcudbright was and still is a desirable location for so many artists and creative people.

In 2015, the Kirkcudbright Artists’ Collection was officially recognised as a Nationally Significant Collection. A significant amount of this collection will be on display within the permanent exhibition gallery. The exhibit will include; paintings and drawings, as well as book illustrations, ceramics and silver jewellery, by artists such as John Faed, Edward Atkinson Hornel, Jessie Marion King, Samuel John Peploe and Robert Sivell.

Additionally, there will be two temporary exhibition galleries which will host an exciting programme of high quality exhibitions and international touring shows.

In addition to the three galleries, there will be a flexible mezzanine level, which will host a wide variety of activities for all ages, events and art installations.

And we're delighted to have an association with the Cafe operation within the gallery. The Kirkcudbright Galleries Cafe will be run by hotel owner Sue Walker and managed by Margaret Burgess. 

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CHRIS WALKER