Kirkcubright Galleries opened in June 2018. I was keen to visit, as Kirkcubright has a reputation as an artists’ town.
I liked the wrought iron work on the gate in front of the the main entrance door.
My first impression positive. The staircase was beautiful and there was a feeling of light and space.
The first floor cafe had views over to the church opposite.
As I have a National Art Pass, I didn’t have to pay the £4 adult admission fee to see the Stars of Scotland temporary exhibition. My favourite piece was by the Scottish colourist J D Fergusson. Unfortunately, photography was not permitted in the exhibition.
The permanent collection is housed on the ground floor.
I really liked the decorated chairs by William Miles Johnstone, a bird and animal artist.
There were some gorgeous ceramics.
Peploe’s depiction of Kirkcubright is more colourful that reality.
Jessie M King, who lived in Kirkcubright, was best known for her book and magazine illustrations, but she also designed fabrics (for Liberty), jewellery and painted pottery.
Below are greetings card designed by King.
Below are two of her illustrations for Wynken, Blyken & Nod by poet Eugene Field.
There were sculptures of animals and their young by Phyllis M Bone.
Below are some photos of other exhibitions at Kirkcubright Galleries.
Kirkcubright Galleries is open on Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. On a Sunday it’s noon to 5pm. It’s free to enter, except for some temporary exhibitions. There’s plenty of free parking in Kirkcubright.