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.
An artist residency at the National Trust for Scotland’s Kelton Mains site at Threave Estate
Exploring and highlighting Langholm’s rich history and heritage in textile manufacture.
We aim to provide support and opportunities to enable the creative talent of Dumfries & Galloway to flourish.
A focused group exhibition exploring our evolving relationship with the natural world and our impact upon it.
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.
An exhibition of work by printmakers from Iceland and Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
A resource to enable individuals and organisations to find artists & makers who deliver workshops and classes
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.
Students of the Modern Makers 2017 programme worked with slipware potters Doug Fitch & Hannah McAndrew
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.
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
'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.
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.