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Forthcoming Exhibition


5th March – 23rd April 2022

As we dip our toe into Spring, The Whitehouse Gallery in Kirkcudbright opens its doors with an invitation to leave the winter behind and take a journey through colour.  The exhibition welcomes a selection of fine artists and makers, with colour being the primary focus.

‘Journeys Through Colour’ will open for the preview on Saturday 5th March, until Saturday 23rd April. The exhibition goes live online on Thursday 3rd March.

The mixed group exhibition explores the theme of colour through a range of subject matter, medium and styles. Including figurative, still life and landscape to more abstract work, the collections range from soft and gentle pastels through to vivid and energetic brights.

The gallery welcomes a number of new artists to the gallery for this exhibition, including Ali Mourabet, Ann Cowan, Boo Mallinson, Claire Beattie, Julia Poulton and Margaret Kathleen Hume.

The consistent theme running through Beirut based artist Ali Mourabet’s captivating paintings is their extremely vibrant colour palette, which give an endearing feeling of positivity. Ali likes to paint his immediate surrounding and capture a sense of place in his work.

 Edinburgh based Ann Cowan and Dorset based Boo Mallinson are two artists with very different styles, who share the love of walking and recording their journeys.  Anne Cowan draws on location, and the East Coast of Scotland is the focus for her latest harbour sketches and paintings, which feature in this exhibition.   Boo Mallinson paints to record a visual diary of her walks through the landscape and works in a number of mediums including oil, acrylic, charcoal, ink and pastel.

A passion for colour is also shared by Borders based Claire Beattie, and Yorkshire based Julia Poulton. Claire is drawn to the colour, light, and immense quiet of the Borders landscape, and a solitary motif such as a single tree is a recurrent theme. Julia is an abstract expressive oil painter who likes to work with an ever evolving palette, rich textures and dynamic mark making.

 Margaret Kathleen Hume has adopted a technique based on ‘palimpsest’, a mixture of collage, text, acrylics, inks and pattern. She creates images of strong, powerful, sometimes vulnerable women, all with layers of stories and history behind them, sometimes hidden, sometimes visible.

Joining these artists are new collections from Anne Skinner DA, Deb Wing, Garry Harper, Heather Davies, Heather M Nisbett, Jackie Henderson, James Fraser RSW, Joyce Gunn Cairns, Margaret Evans, Moy Mackay and Poppy Cyster.

The gallery also look forward to new collections of glass by Amanda Simmons;  Ceramics by Denise Brown, Edit Juhasz, Lesley Ann Green and Michelle Lowe; Jewellery by Katy Taylor and  Melissa James; Sculpture by Lynn Muir, Pratima Kramer and Zoe Stainton, Mosaics by Morag Archer and Textiles by Jo Gallant.

This exhibition will be over two floors. Opening Times: Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm

For more information, please contact Lynne on or 01557 330223.

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