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Haaf Net History

Annan Museum
May 4 @ 11:00 am - June 15 @ 4:00 pm

Unique to the inner Solway, haaf netting has been practised in Annan for over a thousand years. With links to the Vikings and Kings, Riding of the Marches and the fish cross – this interactive display documents for the first time the cultural and historical significance of haaf net fishing.

This exhibition has been developed in partnership with Annan Common Good Sub Committee and Annan Royal Burgh Fishermen’s Association. Funded by Annandale and Eskdale Area Committee and The Scottish Government – Marine Scotland. Delivered as part of the International Year of the Salmon 2019.

Website: www.dumgal.gov.uk

Room 1-3: Energise

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

Gallery 1
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