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Room 1-3: Energise

Gracefield Arts Centre
May 11 @ 10:00 am - June 29 @ 5:00 pm

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A residency programme and exhibition exploring the history and legacy of the Galloway hydro-electric power scheme.
Energise is a project run by Upland CIC which ran from October 2018 – April 2019 with the aim of giving artists the opportunity to research and creatively explore the subject of climate change in relation to the unique landscape of Dumfries and Galloway. The project connected artists with local communities, including young people and schools, in order to explore perceptions and responses to climate change with specific regard to renewable energy, in an imaginative and positive way.
The residencies were undertaken by photographers Ted Leeming and Morag Paterson and visual artist Jason Nelson, who was assisted by associate artist Catherine Major. The work exhibited at Gracefield Arts Centre is a culmination of the residencies, presenting new art work that reflects the research and engagement undertaken.

Website: www.dumgal.gov.uk

Room 4-5 (upstairs) Andy Goldsworthy: Winter Harvest

Gracefield Arts Centre
May 11 @ 10:00 am - June 29 @ 5:00 pm

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Andy Goldsworthy OBE (b.1956) is based near Thornhill and is an internationally renowned sculptor and photographer, best known for his site-specific work with natural materials such as ice, snow and stone. The Gracefield Permanent Collection has a selection of early photographic works by Goldsworthy including Winter Harvest, which was created as a large scale book and is now framed for gallery display. This series of photographs of ephemeral works is shown alongside installation photographs of Gracefield’s three cones (also in the grounds), leaf works and artist’s sketchbooks.
Goldsworthy’s new film ‘Leaning into the Wind’ was first show last year to two sold out screenings at the Robert Burns Film Theatre with a talk from the artist, but for those that missed it, it will be screened again on Tuesday 14 May at 7.30pm. £7/£5.30conc. Book online or call the RBC on 01387 264808

Website: www.dumgal.gov.uk

Tom Lindsay: Towards Freedom

Gracefield Arts Centre
May 18 @ 10:00 am - June 22 @ 5:00 pm

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Tom Lindsay is an artist based in Dumfries and this exhibition is the first time his work has featured in a major exhibition on home ground.
“The show is based on the last two year’s work and reflects my aim to push towards producing work which excites and satisfies me. What you see is a small part of my output, much of which is either destroyed or painted over. The paintings are about my love of paint and surface, and not illusion. I work directly from stimuli in a variety of media. Passion and frustration with long periods of reflection contribute to work that can be complex or simple but never easy: freedom is an unachievable aim, but one worth striving towards.”
Tom graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1971 with a post diploma (highly commended) and was awarded an Andrew Grant travelling scholarship to Italy(spring 1972). He has exhibited with the Richard Demarco Gallery, the McLaurin, Ayr, the Society Scottish of Artists, Open Eye, Compass Gallery, Paisley institute, and most recently a one-person show at the Dundas Street gallery in Edinburgh in April 2017. His teaching career takes in spells at the Douglas Ewart, Maxwellton High and Lockerbie Academy where he ran a successful department for twenty years and was an examiner with the SED.
The exhibition also features some work by Tom’s daughter, jeweller Sarah Lindsay. Now based in London, Sarah graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2002 and she has been developing her use of acrylic. Her innovative technique has allowed her to exhibit in shops and galleries throughout the UK, Europe, America and Japan, including the V&A, Tate Modern and San-Francisco MOMA. Sarah’s design approach is to make simple pieces for everyday use and comfort and wearability are key to the design.

Website: www.dumgal.gov.uk

Pop-up exhibition: Dumfries and Galloway College HND Exhibition

Gracefield Arts Centre
May 25 @ 10:00 am - May 27 @ 5:00 pm

Please join the students for their end of year show opening on
Friday 24 May 5.30-7.30pm.
You’ll find the group in room 2, off the main exhibition hall in Gallery 2. Featuring artwork by Gill Glover, Alison McCartney, Crystal Rose McKain, Rhianna McCartney, Rosemary Nicholson and Heather Armstrong, the exhibition showcases work created as part of their HND studies.

Website: www.dumgal.gov.uk