Kirkcudbright Galleries Light At Night

In partnership with Kirkcudbright Festival of Light and Museums Galleries Scotland, Kirkcudbright Galleries are holding two events to kickstart the fantastic Festival weekend. The evening workshop offers members of the public, from all ages, a chance to create their own lantern illuminations which will be incorporated into the festival weekend.  The late-night gallery opening on the 10th October will provide visitors with a chance to visit all exhibitions at night, before going out and exploring the lights around the town.

‘A Town of Light’ Miniature House Lantern Making Workshops at Kirkcudbright Galleries on Wednesday 9th October:

Come along to Kirkcudbright Galleries on the evening of Wednesday the 9th October and learn how to create your own beautiful miniature house shaped lanterns! Inspired by the unique buildings in Kirkcudbright. Location: Mezzanine Level of Gallery

Cost of the workshop: Free!

**However, places are limited to 20 people for each session. You can reserve a spot on these workshops through clicking the ‘RSVP’ button on our website: www.kirkcudbrightgalleries.org.uk

The workshops are divided into time slots, participants only need to attend one slot to make a lantern. The workshops are 1 hour 15 minutes in length each, and the first session is from 5pm-6:15pm, with the second session starting at 6:30pm-7:45pm. The House Lantern workshop is led by Festival of Light organiser Pauline Saul. ** Please note the sessions may over-run by 15 minutes on each end. The rest of the building will be closed during this evening.

**Please note: The Lanterns made during these workshops will be houses for a special display in the Soaperie Gardens. Participants are welcome to collect their houses and take them home at the end of The Festival of Light Event. Due to house structures being more complex, the workshop is suited to teenagers and adults. However, families and younger children are welcome to join if a responsible adult is present!

On the next evening, the second event Kirkcudbright Galleries is hosting in partnership with the Festival is:

Kirkcudbright Festival of Light Launch Evening at The Galleries on Thursday 10th October from 7pm – 9pm.

Come along for our late-night Gallery opening before going out to enjoy the delights of Kirkcudbright and our illuminated artists’ town. See our exhibitions in a new light and explore our magical building at night! Welcoming introduction to the Illuminaire at 7:15pm, light refreshments and live music, all galleries open for viewing. The launch evening is a free event and is open to all members of the public.

** Please note, there is an admission fee for adults if you wish to visit the Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen Exhibition in Gallery 2. Admission (one ticket gives admission to the Gerald Scarfe Exhibition for a total of three visits including initial visit.) £5.00 for adults. Free admission for 18+U, Art Fund Members, Friends of Kirkcudbright Galleries.

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‘A Town of Light’ House lantern workshop and The Festival of Light Launch Evening at Kirkcudbright Galleries have both been made possible through the supported funding from Museums Galleries Scotland. 

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