Some of you may have visited our pop-up gallery in Wigtown during the Book Festival last year for our first Art Inspired by Literature Exhibition or during Spring Fling this year for our Art Inspired by Cinema Exhibition, which were both held at our friend’s house on South Main Street. We transformed his house into a gallery and received some excellent feedback from our visitors and also met lots of lovely people who have since become loyal customers in our Whithorn Gallery.
We are unable to use that venue this year for the fesitval due to other committments so we have been searching for months to find the right space for us for this year.
We are delighted to announce that this year we will be popping-up in the Hut at a favourite venue of ours – Reading Lasses for the whole of the Book Fesitval. Last year we were right next door and received great support from the Reading Lasses staff, so it is great to team up with Gerrie and Susan this year. So the next few weeks will be filled with activities as we prepare and collate new work and think about how to show a wide range of work in this new space. Transforming the hut into a gallery calls for vision, imagination and hard work and we hope to provide as much of a speactacle as we had last year.
We will be featuring lots of our regulars – some of whom will also be in the Kist such as Peter Wareing Ceramics, Elegant Originals, Red Squirrel Crafts, and The Mochrum Artist. We will also be showing ceramics by Andy Priestman, stained glass by Lynn Morley, and textiles from Val Crank, Harebell Designs, and new range of leather bags and notebooks, by a new artist to our gallery (more about this new work in a later post).
We will also have work by Lou McGill and Tim Gray, including paintings, prints, photography, and a range of jewellery – from fused glass to art pendants and a new line created using Japanese Washi paper. There will be loads of great items for sale – so worth checking out for early Christmas presents….
Over the next few weeks we’ll provide some sneak previews of the work that will be included in our second Art Inspired by Literature Exhibition. We will also be announcing a really exciting and unusual addition to the pop-up this year – secret squirrels for now!
We hope to see you there!