Art Weekend Tours with Fiona Lee
20 March 2020 to 22 March 2020
Social and fun art tour in and around Kirkcudbright, including Liz Gilbey and Morag Macpherson
For more information and to book, please contact The Selkirk Arms directly.
Join The Selkirk Arms for a unique insight into the lives and works of some of the artists who have made the picturesque town of Kirkcudbright their home, past and present.
Check in will be from 2 pm on Friday at The Selkirk Hotel, with a packed schedule of Art Weekend activities including an introductory talk on the history of Kirkcudbright as an Artists’ Colony in the 19th and 20th centuries, an art tour with guide Fiona Lee of Kirkcudbright Art Tours and visits to other sights in the town. Meals, evening entertainment and accommodation at the Selkirk Arms is also included.
The Art Weekend will also include some Upland members.
On Saturday evening in the Selkirk Bar there will be a talk and slideshow by Morag MacPherson a local textile designer, who will discuss her Kimono and fabric designs and the inspiration taken from her travels to Japan in their creation.
On Sunday there will be a guided minibus tour to visit some of the most beautiful and secluded bays on the Galloway coast, hosted by local landscape painter and Upland member Elizabeth Gilbey. During the tour you will look at how artists work outdoors to capture light and weather effects and Elizabeth will talk about the challenges and rewards of “en plein air” painting.
For more information and to book your place, visit the Selkirk Arms website.
The event is organised in conjunction with the Galloway Glens Biosphere Experience project; aiming to develop tourism activities within the area. The project has been funded by Dumfries & Galloway LEADER – The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing rural areas, The Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership, Heritage Lottery and Dumfries and Galloway Council.