Monday, 6 May 2013
Friday, 3 May 2013
The gallery garden got more than a bit of a prune last month. Some mature trees were encroaching into neighbours' gardens and getting rather too large for the space.
Luckily, in spite of the tree felling, the garden hasn't lost its magical qualities. There is breathing space now for the lovely trees that are left.
An added bonus is we won't be short of logs for our fires and wood burner at home!
Posted by Zoe at 4:35 pm
Wednesday, 10 April 2013
|Antony and his cousin Woody|
Antony had a visit from his cousin Woody yesterday. Woody belongs to artist Ian McNicol and his family. They got him as a result of meeting Antony in the gallery. They have funny faces in this photos but I can assure you they were doing play bows and not being bad tempered. There was a bit of woofing when they first met though! They are both the same gorgeous colour of blue and I think you can see by their faces that they are related although Antony is quite a bit bigger than Woody.
Posted by Zoe at 11:05 am
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
What a snowy time we've had in Galloway over the last few days. Everything is more or less back to normal in Castle Douglas now. We are getting ready for a brand new exhibition which is very exciting.
What is not so exciting is I have injured my back quite badly and I can't help with any of the physical work in the gallery. Luckily Jill has had help from Leo, Inga and Roger so we'll be alright on the night.
Tomorrow night! That's when the show opens, from 7 pm to 9:30 pm. As it is so cold we've decided the drinks will be warming spicy mulled cider or ginger cordial.
Hope to see you there!
Posted by Zoe at 6:50 pm
Monday, 25 March 2013
Friday, 1 March 2013
|Zoe with The McGill Duncan Gallery Award winning painting 'Folk Art' by George Donald RSA RSW|
The McGill Duncan Gallery Award went to George Donald RSA RSW. Here's a picture of me with our prize winning painting 'Folk Art'.
My brother Leo Blamire had paintings in both VAS and SSA exhibitions and his work 'Summer Cacti' won the Glasgow Art Club Prize - a solo show at The Glasgow Art Club and a year's membership to the club.
|LEO BLAMIRE 'Summer Cacti' the Glasgow Art Club Award winner at VAS|
|Leo with his painting (and wine!)|
A great night was had by all and we particularly enjoyed the cocktails at The Balmoral.
Posted by Zoe at 4:31 pm