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Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society Annual Exhibition

The Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society Annual Exhibition starts on 6 July at Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries.

Originally set up in 1922, Dumfries and Galloway’s largest practising art group presents a fascinating selection of over 160 works, from painting and drawing to craft and sculpture – and there is always something to catch the eye. As most are available to buy, it’s the ideal exhibition to start or enhance your original art collection with prices to suit all pockets.
The new Honorary President of Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society (DAGFAS), Lockerbie based artist, Bella Green, said: “I am so looking forward to this year’s summer exhibition – it promises to be a good one. The society is a vibrant group of like-minded people who are creative in their own homes and at our classes and workshops throughout the year. We welcome artists, both professional and amateur, and anyone with a keen interest in the arts.

“If anyone is interested to see what we get up to, our Summer Exhibition is a fantastic chance to view a huge variety of paintings in oils, watercolour and acrylics as well as applied arts in a variety of mediums. And if you would like to join us there will be information about all our actives throughout the exhibition which will fill five rooms at the wonderful Gracefield Arts Centre.”
A council spokesperson said: “Congratulations to the all the artists for another wonderful annual exhibition – it’s great to see so many members’ artwork and to have the chance to purchase a locally created piece for our own home.”

The society will also be screening their centenary film, made but local filmmaker John Wallace to celebrate their 100th year in 2022. Look out for well-known faces and a glimpse behind the scenes of the exhibition-hanging and art workshops.

The exhibitions are open Tuesday-Saturday 10am to 5pm, admission free, 28 Edinburgh Road Dumfries. For more information on what’s on at Gracefield and all the Councils other arts and museums visit www.DGCulture.co.uk

Art for All Ages
Summer holiday art and craft workshops start from Wednesday 3 July for ages 5 to 12 years, and from Thursday 4 July for Teens, aged 13 to 16 years. Please contact the gallery for details of spaces available – teens workshops are FREE as part of the Amazing Summer funded programme, so don’t miss your chance to try printmaking, jewellery, eco textiles and more…book early.