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Upland made

Upland made is an annual visual art and craft fair produced by Upland

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Image by Ruari Barbour Fleming / Upland made 2022
Image by Ruari Barbour Fleming / Upland made 2022

Upland made is a visual art and craft fair selling handmade, bespoke and unique work made by Upland members. It celebrates the handmade; the Upland made. It invites you to shop for unique, handmade items created by local artists and makers.

The event takes place at Easterbrook Hall in Dumfries in November each year.
The dates for the 2024 event are: 2nd & 3rd November 2024

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Previous Events

Head to our Flickr album to see some photos from previous event years!

View photos HERE.

 

History

Upland made was established in 2021 (as the Winter Art & Craft Fair) with the support of Dumfries and Galloway Council. Following the success of its first year, the event undertook some rebranding and development, evolving into Upland made in 2022. The event has now run for three years, each year evolving and responding to the needs of the exhibitors and the event visitors.

The event aims to be different from other public events produced by Upland CIC. Therefore, the fair takes place in one large location and is open in terms of its application process. Unlike Spring Fling, selection criteria for the fair are not necessarily based on the quality of work, development of practice etc, instead, selection criteria for taking part in the Fair is based on the following:

  • Type of work
    • we don’t want to showcase all printmaking/glass/jewellery, we would like a range of work for our visitors.
  • Your experience in exhibiting and setting up your work at a fair
    • Participants should be prepared to talk to the public and sell their work.
    • if you do not have experience in doing this, you should be able to show a commitment to your practice.
  • Stand setup and display
    • All stand displays should be of a good quality and represent the ambitions of this event.
    • Please see the information provided by Upland for display at the end of this document.
  • Presentation of your work
    • The quality of images and information you have provided in your application – have you given all the information requested?

This allows the selection panel for the fair the chance to curate an event that presents a range of stands, ensures that all exhibitors are confident and able to set up and man their stands for the duration of the fair, and makes sure that stand displays are well set up and of a high quality. Upland provides support to exhibitors with developing good displays and to those with little fair experience.

Event participants pay a small stand fee to take part and these are based on the size of stand and are at two different rates for established and emerging exhibitors.

 

Interested in taking part?

Applications will open for Upland made 2024 in April 2024. 
The event is for Upland members only. Although you don't have to be a member to apply, this will be required if you are successful in your application. Please make sure you are eligible to become a member. Find out about membership HERE.

 

Key Information:

Location - Main Hall, Easterbrook Hall, The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4TA
Dates - Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November 2024

 

About the venue:

Directions
Easterbrook Hall is located 2km south of Dumfries town centre. It is bounded to the east and west by Bankend Road and the B725 Glencaple Road. There are several bus stops within The Crichton with buses regularly running to and from the town centre. There is free onsite parking just in front of Easterbrook Hall and the postcode is DG1 4TL. EV charging points and bicycle racks are also available.

Access
The venue is fully wheelchair accessible. There is ramp access with automatic doors to the right of the main entrance. Once inside the building, all areas are level access. There are baby changing facilities and toilets with disabled access.
If you have any queries about accessing the event, please don't hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

Dogs
No dogs are permitted inside Easterbrook Hall, with the exception of service animals.