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Gallery is re-opening

In Gallery by Lou5 Comments

The Gallery has been closed since December 2014 as owners Tim and Lou were unable to open it in 2015 due to family illness. They have since moved away from Whithorn. However, the good news is that the gallery is re-opening this Saturday 6th June 2015 under new management.

We would like to introduce you to Sheila Faichney who has taken over the gallery. Sheila is an artist and illustrator who worked with the Maggie Mundy agency in the 1980s. She opened her first gallery in Orkney in the 90s, and went off to work in marketing around 2000. Her inspiration comes from the illustrators whose work graced the books and poetry of her own childhood, and that of her son, when she revisited all the wonderful books there are for children.

Mermaid box by Sheila Faichney

The gallery will be showing and selling a selection of work in paint, print and 3D by Sheila. It will also include work by Lou McGill, including jewellery, prints and cards, as well as art from artists and makers around the Machars. The artwork will also be complemented by whimsical, beautiful or useful vintage collectables.

The Foy book cover by Sheila Faichney

Open from 6th June 2015:
11am – 4.30pm Tuesday, Friday, Saturday
2pm – 5pm on Sunday until 31 October

November to March:
11am – 4pm Friday and Saturday

The Masons Ironstone jug by Sheila Faichney


  1. I recently visited Girvan railway station.was so delighted to see posters of Whithorn as I spent my childhood at burrow head caravan site .are thee posters available for sell .please let me know thank you E Martin

    1. Author

      Hi Elizabeth

      yes the posters are available for sale in the gallery. Probably best to ring before calling in to check opening times. Number is at the bottom if this page.


  2. Hi Elizabeth – I’ve had to adjust the opening hours due to family illness, but the gallery will be open today and tomorrow (Friday 28th and Saturday 29th August) 2pm – 5pm. The telephone number on this page is an old one – you can reach me on 07789 054 244 to check opening times in future, or I can post to you if you know which posters you would like.

  3. Just checking your opening hours (March 2016) before I travel to the area.

    1. Author

      Hi Lesley

      I’m afraid the gallery is now permanently closed as we are in the process of selling the property. I apologise for any inconvenience.


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