What's On in Dumfries & Galloway
Please find below information about what's on and events coming up in Dumfries & Galloway in south west Scotland. Click on a month to get started ...
Please note - due to Covid-19 / Coronavirus restrictions most events are now online based. If you are based in Dumfries & Galloway you are welcome to add your online events to this page; we regularly update our facebook page with news of online events - visit our facebook page.
Throughout October Films at RBFCT in Dumfries
Films and Film Workshops at Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Dumfries >>
Week Commencing Monday 26th October:
Until 31 OctBIG LIT: The Stewartry Book Festival 2020
A virtual programme of interviews, talks, poetry, music and film - a selection of the fantastic events postponed from April. Each event is a self-contained film; some we have recorded ourselves where we were able, others have been provided for us, kindly recorded by the artists themselves.
The events will remain live until the 30th October.
View Online: biglit.org
Until Sun 1 NovHalloween Pumpkin Trail
10.00am – 4.00pm @ Castle Kennedy Gardens, Stair Estates, Castle Kennedy DG9 8SL
Our popular and fun Pumpkin Trail takes place during October. This is an ideal opportunity for all the family to take part in exploring and walking through the colourful autumnal leaves in search for the hidden pumpkins and Halloween riddles. Work out the answers and receive a delicious treat in the process! There is no better way to explore our wonderful gardens and you can keep warm afterwards with a scrummy hot chocolate or other hot drink from our friendly Tearoom.
Additional £2.50 per trail - Book Online
Until 22 NovExhibition of works by Danish artist Louise Merian
10-5 Wed toSat / Sun 11-4. @ Vintage on the Nith, The Old Post Office, Glencaple DG1 4RD
Louise Merian is a young, self-taught Danish artist, who recently got her hands on a book illustrated by Harry Clarke and immediately fell in love with his dark gothic romanticism. His drawings awoke her creative urge from a long sleep and she came round again with fairy tales and strong symbolism burned into her retina. It led to the creation of a series of highly detailed ink illustrations of well-known stories by for example Shakespeare and The Grimm Brothers – as well of her own imaginations and dreams. Other artists like John Austen, Hannah Frank, Aubrey Beardsley and The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood are great inspirations as well. Asides from drawing, she also paints deeply personal self-portraits which resulted in her appearing in the Danish version of Portrait Artist of the Year in 2019. On a day to day basis she studies Theology in the University of Copenhagen, engaging with those large, eternal symbols she is so drawn to.
31 Oct 2020 - 30 Jan 2021'undo the knot' - Sara Barker
By appointment only. Thu - Sat, 11am - 4pm @ Cample Line, Cample Mill, Thornhill, DG3 5HD
A solo presentation of new work by artist Sara Barker, entitled undo the knot. Barker’s work blurs the lines between sculpture, painting and drawing, as well as between figuration and abstraction and between imagined and physical spaces. Not quite sculptures and not quite paintings, Barker’s work typically explores the boundary between those disciplines. Her recent work has been large-scale and has involved working within angular, indented aluminium trays or ‘trenches’ as containers for painted and sculptural elements: ‘The tray, a surface with edges, has become a foundational and flexible structure for me, to pour material into, and out of which forms in widely differing configurations, depths and shapes can spring.’
Largely created during lock-down, and in her home rather than her studio, Barker has made a body of smaller-scale work for CAMPLE LINE, which comprises a series of wall-based reliefs that incorporate painted and molded brazed brass, steel and aluminium as well as everyday materials such as wood, cardboard and wire. Notably the work marks a reduction in scale for Barker, all of them ‘smaller than my screen, some as small as my books’.