Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Hooper, Levine, Threlfall and Smith


 John Threlfall - Spring Squirrel

We have nearly finished the installation of our first exhibition of 2016 and the gallery has been transformed. It really does feel like Spring is just round the corner and it is wonderful to have the gallery full of vibrant new work.

Tracy Levine - Balcary Bay

The exhibition opens on Saturday 6 February - if you can get to Castle Douglas please join us for drinks in the gallery between 11am and 1pm. All the artists will be there so it is a great chance to meet them and see what all four of them have been working on over the Winter.

Christine Hester Smith - Musicians Vase

The exhibition features the work of printmaker Lisa Hooper, painters Tracy Levine and John Threlfall and ceramicist Christine Hester Smith

You can read our latest email newsletter about the exhibition here.

Lisa Hooper - Perambulation

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Festive Opening Times

We would like to wish all our customers a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

The gallery has had lots of new work arriving throughout December including paintings by Sandy Murphy RSW RGI PAI (photos not on our web site), please contact us is you would like more details, email zoe@mcgillduncangallery.com or phone 01556 502468. We also have new paintings by Alexander Robb and George Donald and linocuts on Irish linen by Gail Kelly.



Here are our festive opening times. Please note that although we are closed on Tuesdays throughout the year, we will be open on Tuesday 29th December. We are open for four days between Christmas and New Year, the fire will be lit and we will be serving ginger wine and chocolates.


Festive Opening Hours
Thursday 24th Christmas Eve OPEN 10am – 4pm
Christmas Day CLOSED
Boxing Day CLOSED
Sunday 27th December CLOSED
Monday 28th December OPEN 10am – 5pm
Tuesday 29th December OPEN 10 am – 5pm
Wednesday 30th December OPEN 10am – 5pm
Thursday 31st December New Year’s Eve OPEN 10 am – 4pm

Friday 1st January CLOSED
Saturday 2st January CLOSED
Sunday 3nd January CLOSED
Monday 4rd January CLOSED
Tuesday 5th January CLOSED
Wednesday 6th to Saturday 9th January OPEN 10 am – 5 pm

CLOSED for holidays 10th – 24th January.

We will re-open as normal 10am Monday 25th January.

If you need to contact us during this time please email zoe@mcgillduncangallery.com or phone:
07525745826, 07970854961, 01556 503209

Our first Exhibition of 2016 opens on Saturday 6th February, it features the work of print maker Lisa Hooper and painters Tracy Levine and John Threlfall with ceramics by Christine Hester Smith.

Friday, 11 December 2015

Make Art and Donate with Colin Blanchard

Tomorrow, Saturday 12th December, Colin Blanchard will be in the gallery demonstrating print making from 11am to 1pm.

Colin has produced a new linocut specially for this event (photographed below). Visitors to the gallery will be able to make their own print from Colin's linocut - perfect to take home and use as a special Christmas card. You will also be able to talk to Colin about his innovative printmaking techniques and see some of the equipment that he uses.



There is no charge for making your own print but Colin will be asking for donations to the Cumbrian Flood Appeal Fund.


The linocut will be printed on top of a screen print. Here is a video of Colin printing screen printed backgrounds in preparation for his demo here in the gallery.

We will be serving mulled cider or spiced apple juice and our coal fires will be lit to drive away any winter chills so it should be a very enjoyable Saturday in the gallery. Look forward to seeing you all there.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Ewan McClure Portrature Demonstration

At our opening on Saturday we were privileged to have Ewan McClure in the gallery painting a portrait of Simon.


In the early stages the painting was recognisably Simon.


Visitors were fascinated by Ewan's painting techniques.


The finished portrait. What an amazing painting. Thank you Ewan for sharing your talent with us and to Simon for sitting so patiently.

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Winter Exhibition

Our Winter Exhibition opens a week today, on 7th November from 11am to 1pm. The exhibition features the work printmaker Colin Blanchard, ceramicist Sue Dunne and painters Ewan McClure and Alexander R Robb.

EWAN McCLURE, Self Portriat

We're delighted that artist Ewan McClure will be in the gallery, demonstrating portrait painting during our opening. Ewan was one of the finallists in Sky Arts Portrait Painter of The Year in 2013 and is a regular exhibitor at the PB Portrait Awards. Just pop in any time between 11 am and 1 pm to see Ewan at work.

ALEXANDER R ROBB, Venetian Sunset

The paintings and prints have now arrived in the gallery and we are looking forward to installing it all in the week ahead.

COLIN BLANCHARD A Flake of The Moor's Skin

All the artists are going to be at the opening so we are looking forward to the party! Looking forward to see you on Saturday.

SUE DUNNE Rowan Jug

Friday, 28 August 2015

Opening tonight

Opening tonight between 7 and 9 pm.

Our new exhibition features the work of Ian Rawnsley, Michael J Mashcroft MAFA and George Grant. Join us for a glass of prosecco and view all the wonderful new paintings that we have in the gallery.





Thursday, 23 July 2015

Galloway Paintings


DAVID FARQUHARSON ARSA RSW 1840-1907 A Summer Day, Dalbeattie

Our Galloway Paintings exhibition opens on Saturday 1 August. Please join us for a glass of Pimms between 11am and 1pm.

We have such a lovely collection of paintings from artists who either lived or visited Galloway in the 19th and 20th century. This year we have an extensive collection of paintings by the Faed Family, spanning generations.

JOHN FAED HRSA 1818 - 1902 The First Bloom of Youth
Moniaive painter James Paterson RSA RSW 1854 - 1932 has an oil and a watercolour in the exhibition, both of Moniaive. We have found that the watercolour 'Autumn, Moniaive' was painted from Mill Dam at Dalwhat Water. The beautiful Paterson oil painting titled 'Moniaive' which belongs to the Hunterian Art Gallery in Glasgow is of the same area.

JAMES PATERSON RSA RSW 1854 - 1932 Autumn, Moniaive