Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Join us for drinks in the gallery tomorrow

 SIMON LAURIE RSW RGI Still Life, Lamp and Fish

Well, we've had an exceptionally busy August. The Galloway Paintings exhibition created quite a buzz in the gallery, with a constant stream of visitors.

No time to rest though as our exciting Autumn exhibition opens tomorrow evening.

The group of eight artists are Sue Dunne, Simon Laurie RSW RGI, Archie McCall, Hilary McElderry, Jock MacInnes RGI, Sandy Murphy RSW RGI PAI, Glen Scouller RSW RGI, and Felicity Walker.

We are just finishing the exhibition installation and the work looks fabulous. It's so exciting to see the gallery transformed, and to
 see how well the different artists work goes together.

Please join us for a glass of wine on Thursday 30th August from 7 to 9 pm.

I'm really looking forward to it!

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Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Artists Advice Day

Matt Baker and I are holding an Artists Advice Day at the gallery on Tuesday 11th September. Sessions are FREE but you need to book.

Contact to book your place.

Click on the poster above and it will enlarge so you can read all the details.

Monday, 6 August 2012

August Sweet Peas

Arm fulls of Sweet Peas

The Opening of our new exhibition on Saturday was an amazing success. Thank you to everyone who came and made it such a memorable occasion.

I was too busy to take photos during the opening but my dad snapped this photo of Jill and me outside the gallery first thing in the morning.

I always associate this August Galloway Paintings exhibition with sweet peas. Mitchells the greengrocer in Castle Douglas is selling them for only £2 a bunch so I was there early to pick up a bundle of scented blooms. Their gorgeous perfume filled the gallery, and so many of our customers wanted to buy some sweet peas just like ours so I imagine Mitchells sold out pretty quickly on Saturday!

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Web Site Make-Over

We've also been making lots of improvements to our web site so if you haven't visited for a while, have a look here. We now have a section for videos and we are also offering FREE DELIVERY on all items on our site with the 'add to cart' button. Other pieces of art on our site are still available by mail order but require a shipping quote first.

Here's our 'Day In The Life' video of what might happen in the gallery on a typical day here in Castle Douglas. We had fun making it and I hope you enjoy it - Antony the whippet is the star of the show!

a day in the life from McGill Duncan Gallery on Vimeo.

Galloway Paintings and Paul Young Ceramics

We've been very busy recently getting everything ready for our new exhibition of Galloway Paintings with ceramics by Paul Young.

The exhibition opens on Saturday the 4th August from 11am - 1pm and I hope as many of you as possible will join us for a glass of Pimms.

You can view a lot of the paintings online here. If you are interested in purchasing please telephone the gallery on 01556 502468 and we can arrange for you to view the work. There has already been a huge amount of interest in this much anticipated exhibition.