Upland aims to inspire and educate audiences and communities and bring opportunities to its visual artists and makers. We create projects and also work along side organisations to deliver projects.
'The best way to become a skilled maker is to learn from one'
Modern Makers is a programme for a small group of young people to work intensively with a professional maker to learn craft skills.
A 9 month programme of mentoring, networking and training for recent graduates of UK art schools who have a connection to Dumfries and Galloway.
A flowing together. In a literal sense, it's about rivers. But it's more often used to talk about the coming together of factors or ideas, or of cultures.
To celebrate 15 years, we invited collectors to showcase artworks purchased at previous Spring Fling weekends.
This year Spring Fling's flagship exhibition took place in New Brewery Arts in Cirencester.
Upland has again joined forces with urban art specialists Recoat to grow and evolve Spring Fling Rural Mural (#SFRM) 2016
Upland held it's offical launch on Friday 5th February 2016. 'We Are Upland' was a one-day symposium which brought together artists and makers from across the region along with a variety of speakers from all across Scotland.
Between February - July 2016 six young people from D&G worked with Sam Booth (Echo Living) to design and build a bespoke structure for an RSPB reserve near Wigtown
Gill White creating new interactive artworks during Wigtown Book Festival 2015
Spring Fling joined forces with Glasgow based street art collective Recoat to produce Spring Fling | Rural Mural (SFRM).
In 2014/2015, Spring Fling took six artists as residents into two schools for five days to work with schools and students in Dumfries & Galloway across the curriculum on a project identified in collaboration with the school.
Exhibitions in the run up to Spring Fling: our journey to take quality contemporary art and craft outside Dumfries & Galloway, to attract new national and international visitors in.
Modern Heritage Craft (2013 - 2015) created the chance for young people to work with professional makers to learn a craft and create a contemporary functional object in 10 days.
A 6-month programme of mentoring for recent graduates with a connection to Dumfries and Galloway
For the 10th anniversary of Spring Fling, artist Alice Francis was commissioned to wrap the entire outside of a traditional Galloway cottage in floral couch fabric.