Artful Migration Residency 2023

Blog posts from Leeming & Paterson, artists-in-residence

Morag x Tellas 2023

Updates from Morag Macpherson and Tellas on the lead up to the in-person part of their hybrid residency in April 2023.

ROAM (Space)

The latest trips and updates from our early career artists collective. 

ROAM (West)

A yearlong research project that explores how contemporary art practice can be developed in the Western region of Dumfries and Galloway (“the West”).

Modern Makers 2022

This year participants are working collaboratively on a group project, experiencing hands-on learning with skilled woodworker, Mark Zygadlo.

Making Connections

Exploring and highlighting Langholm’s rich history and heritage in textile manufacture.

Artful Migration 2020

For Artful Migration 2020, environmental video artist and filmmaker John Wallace will be creating work based on the behaviour of the ospreys at NTS Threave Garden & Estate.

Modern Makers 2020

For Modern Makers 2020, four young people work with glass artist Amanda Simmons

Modern Makers 2019

Modern Makers 2019 saw six young people explore the craft of printmaking with established artists and makers

Energise Artist Blog

A project giving artists the opportunity to research and creatively explore the subject of climate change in relation to the unique landscape of Dumfries & Galloway.

Modern Makers 2018

Four young people worked with Alex Rigg to design and create costumes

Artful Migration

Artful Migration is a residency programme being developed by Upland in partnership with Ginnie Wollaston of Moving Souls Dance along with support from WWT Caerlaverock and the RSPB.


A collaborative initiative bringing cultures closer together through art

Professional & Creative Development

Upland offers various creative and professional development opportunities for visual artists and makers in Dumfries and Galloway. This blog is a space to share learning and knowledge gained through a range of experiences undertaken as part of the programme.

Emerge Mentoring Programme

A programme of mentoring and a bursary for emerging artists and makers who have a connection to Dumfries and Galloway.

Modern Makers 2017

Modern Makers enables a small group of young people to learn skills from established makers.
Our 2017 Modern Makers are working with slipware potters Hannah McAndrew & Doug Fitch.