8 April 2018
DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY
Opening in May, Kirkcudbright Galleries will be housed in the town’s 19th century town hall, a B-listed building fully transformed at a cost of £3.1 million. A dedicated, permanent exhibition gallery will show a large proportion of the Kirkcudbright Artists Collection, which in 2015 was recognised as a Nationally Signi cant Collection. This will include works by artists who worked, lived
in or were associated with Kirkcudbright from the 19th century onwards, such as John Faed, E.A. Hornel, Jessie Marion King, S.J. Peploe and Robert Sivell. In addition to the permanent gallery, two other spaces will host temporary exhibitions and international touring shows. A rst oor cafe will have a spectacular view over the town.
Dubbed “the Artists’ Town”, Kirkcudbright had a long association with the Glasgow art movement, which started when several artists, including the Glasgow Boys and the Scottish Colourists, such as Peploe and F.C.B. Cadell, based themselves in the
area over a 30-year period from 1880 to 1910, establishing the Kirkcudbright Artists’ Colony. For more please visit www.kirkcudbrightgalleries.org.uk