Au­tumn Gold ex­hi­bi­tion at White­house

The Galloway News - - THE TICKET - Stu­art Gille­spie

The White­house Gallery in Kirkcud­bright has wel­comed in the au­tumn with a mixed ex­hi­bi­tion of work from a range of fine artists and mak­ers.

The preview open­ing for Au­tumn Gold was on Satur­day.

New artists to the gallery in­clude Jackie Gard­ner and Lind­say J Grime.

Jackie is a con­tem­po­rary land­scape and seas­cape artist.

She stud­ied at Dun­can of Jor­dan­stone Col­lege of Art in Dundee and has since en­joyed a 30-year ca­reer as a full time artist.

Jackie has hosted sev­eral one-woman shows through­out her ca­reer and she reg­u­larly ex­hibits in group shows through­out the UK and over­seas.

She works mostly in oils and ex­per­i­men­tal me­dia for sur­face tex­tures and is greatly in­spired by the sea and open spa­ces. Ed­in­burgh Col­lege of Art grad­u­ate Lind­say has worked as an il­lus­tra­tor since grad­u­at­ing, but has con­tin­ued cre­at­ing her art­work which has been more re­cently fo­cused to­wards paint­ing.

Her highly col­or­ful fig­u­ra­tive paint­ings de­pict cu­ri­ous, dream­like scenes, of­ten fea­tur­ing wild and joy­ful fe­male fig­ures.

The char­ac­ters in her painted world are un­teth­ered, ex­press­ing a cer­tain fan­tas­ti­cal con­nec­tion to the nat­u­ral world, a long­ing for free­dom and de­light.

The gallery will also be in­tro­duc­ing some of Ruby Marr’s in­ter­est­ing and unique mixed me­dia work which are in­spired by the ocean in the up­stairs space this ex­hi­bi­tion. The White­house is de­lighted to wel­come back new work from some fan­tas­tic fine artists who it has rep­re­sented over the years.

The ex­hi­bi­tion, which runs un­til Novem­ber 3, fo­cuses pre­dom­i­nantly on land­scape and still life work in an in­ter­est­ing range of medium and style, with work by Ali­son Dick­son, Jen Collee, James Somerville, Kelly Ste­wart, Kit­tie Jones, Linda Park, Michael Batey, Moy Mackay, Pa­tri­cia Sadler, Peter Foyle, Sheila Fowler and Ste­wart Mor­ri­son.

To ac­com­pany the work on the walls, there are new col­lec­tions of ce­ram­ics, sculp­ture and jew­ellery in this ex­hi­bi­tion.

Lo­cal pot­ters Fitch and McAndrew will be pro­vid­ing a new col­lec­tion of their wood fired slip­ware.

There will be jew­elry by Heather An­drews and Melissa James, ce­ram­ics by Archie McCall, ce­ramic sculp­ture by Karen James, wood sculp­ture by Michael Lyth­goe and bronze sculp­ture from Fer­nando Mario Pe­o­ressa.

Tea time freesias By Ali­son Dick­son

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