Galloway to Gracefield: a landscape meets artworks

date_range 13th May, 2023 - 24th June, 2023

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A Multimedia exhibition giving you a glimpse of just some of the landscape-based art projects supported by Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership.

Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership are very excited to have been working with arts officer, Dawn Henderby, including writers, Jane McBeth and Angus MacMillan, and ecological filmmaker, John Wallace, to bring the landscape and nature of Galloway to Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries.

The exhibition consists of work of many talented artists through time who have been inspired by our Galloway landscape. We have paintings, poetry walking and ecological art films all which have a deep connection with landscape places which have been of particular interest to many people who live there.

Open House: Fri 12 May, 6 – 8pm

A chance to preview the exhibition, which also includes worked by Oppenheimer, George Henry and John Halliday as well as ecological filmmaker, John Wallace and the Ken Word poetry walking project. All welcome, with soft refreshments served. Please book by 10 May on 01387 262084, or email

Exhibition Launch Event: Sat 13 May, 2 – 5pm

Join Ken Words for an afternoon of presentations which speak to ‘Holm, Hill and Pack Road—walking into poetry’, the creative summation of two series of Poetry Walks in the Glenkens area.

Talks by project coordinator Jane McBeth and lead poet Angus Macmillan will explore the imaginative scope of paying close attention to what birds touch in us and the idea that our experience of landscape is shaped not just by what’s ‘out there’ but by what we ourselves bring to it.

They will be followed by a Poetry Reading of work featured in the exhibition.

Free, with soft refreshments served Please per book on 01387 363084, or email
10:00 - Saturday 13th May to 17:00 - Saturday 24th June
Gracefield Arts Centre
28 Edinburgh Rd