Coast to Coast

19 May 2018 to 14 October 2018

An exhibition of work by printmakers from Iceland and Dumfries and Galloway

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Image: Silvana McLean
Image: Silvana McLean

Upland is pleased to partner with Gracefield Arts Centre and the Icelandic Printmakers Association (IPA) to present an international print exhibition for our member artists.

This is a joint exhibition for which printmakers from Dumfries & Galloway (Members of Upland) and printmakers from Iceland (Members of the Icelandic Printmakers Association) will exhibit work in both countries.

The exhibition will be first shown at Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries and then on to Iceland to be exhibited at the Icelandic Printmakers Association in Reykjavik.

> 1st Exhibition:
19th May – 30th June 2018
Preview: Saturday 19th May, 2-4pm
Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries, Scotland

Gracefield Arts Centre is open Tues - Sat 10am - 5pm. For full details see here.

> 2nd Exhibition:
29th September – 14th October 2018
Icelandic Printmakers Association, Reykjavik, Iceland

Exhibiting printmakers

Upland CIC:
Gail Kelly, Sarah Stewart, Emma Varley, Sarah Keast, William Spurway, Dorothy Ramsay, Pamela Grace, Hugh Bryden, Claire Cameron Smith, Silvana McLean, Colin Blanchard, Clare Melinsky, Nanna Björnsdóttir, Denise Zygadlo

Icelandic Printmakers Association:
Anna Snædís Sigmarsdóttir, Elísabet Stefánsdóttir, Gunnhildur Ólafsdóttir, Hildur Björnsdóttir, Iréne Jensen, Kristín Pálmadóttir, Kristín Tryggvadóttir, Laura Valetino, Magdalena Margrét Kjartansdóttir, Ragnhildur Ragnarsdóttir, Rut Rebekka, Valgerður Hauksdóttir, Þóra Sigurðardóttir, Þórdís Elín Jóelsdóttir.

Find out more about the Icelandic Printmakers Association here.

This partnership exhibition was developed by Dumfries & Galloway artist Silvana McLean. Her work was greatly influenced by the Icelandic landscape after an artist's residency in Siglufjordur, North Iceland in 2016. Silvana was recently elected a member of the RSW (Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour) and has been a great advocate of the arts in our region.  We are saddened to say that Silvana has very recently passed away, and she will be greatly missed by all her friends and colleagues old and new.

We would like to dedicate this exhibition in her memory.