Saturday, 26 February 2011

McGill Duncan Jute Bags Travel Far and Wide

Richard W. Boardman in front of Lucca Catherdral

Here's artist Richard W. Boardman out doing his Saturday morning shopping in Lucca, Italy.

As you can see he's using the only bag to be seen with - our McGill Duncan Gallery Jute shopping bag!

Monday, 14 February 2011

Flights of Fancy Invitations

The Invitations for our 'Flights of Fancy' exhibition on the 11th March came back from the printers today. They won't be winging their way to you yet but look out for them at the beginning of March.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Valentine Window

Hearts Glass Panel with copper hanging by Nerjit Dhol 30.5 x 45 cm

In our Valentine window display from left to right: Hilke MacIntyre's ceramic relief 'Arranging flowers', Aliisa Hyslop's painting 'Tree of Hearts', Anita Klein's drypoint etching 'Breakfast at The Barbican', Paul Young's slipware 'Birds In Tree' candle stick and Aliisa Hyslop's painting 'Dancing On Ice', plus cards by Aliisa Hyslop and Richard W. Boardman.

Castle Douglas has been busy this week with lots of people on Half Term. It's been lovely to see new people finding the gallery and enjoying the fantastic art that we have on show.

The invitations for our Flights of Fancy exhibition in March will be back from the printer next week so we are getting ready for what is going to be a fascinating exhibition of Bird Art and other creatures of flight! I can't wait to get all the work together in the gallery. The contrasting styles, subjects and mediums are going to make hanging the exhibition really enjoyable.

Monday, 7 February 2011

Signs of Spring

For February we're exhibiting new paintings by Winifred Hodge. I hung this painting 'Signs of Spring' on the wall directly as you come through the door.

I thought it should have a prominent position as I'm definitely looking for signs of Spring at this time of year. And they are there - spring bulbs are starting to peek their shoots through the earth and the snowdrops are out in the garden. I bought some wonderful scented narcissi from the Scilly Isles and they make a cheerful addition to the gallery along with a bright pink primula.

Jonathan Chiswell Jones 'Fish and Weed' Lustreware Bowl

Friday, 4 February 2011


We had a lovely visitor in the gallery today - our old friend Rollo the lurcher. He was rescued from terrible conditions but found a wonderful home where he is absolutely adored. Hasn't he just got the nicest nose!

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Happy Chinese New Year

It's the year of the Rabbit/Hare so I've made a gallery window display full of rabbits and hares.

Some of the items in the window are available to buy on our online shop:

Lisa Hooper's Mountain Hare etching, which is available framed and unframed

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

New Photos by Garry Maclennan

Mirror by Allan Craig, painting by Anitra Rushbrook, glass by Amanda Simmons, ceramic by Hannah McAndrew

The comfy sofa in the large front room of our gallery

I've just put an album of great new gallery photos on our Facebook page. 

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