The Maclaurin Festival - Art to Inspire
until 22nd February 2015
Celebrating 35 years building one of finest collections of 20th & 21st Century Art in Scotland For the first time, the Maclaurin Collection is on display in both the Maclaurin Gallery and Rozelle House. Collecting since 1976, works range from Bridget Riley to Patrick Heron, from William McCance to Victor Vasarely and Robert Colquhoun to Ian Hamilton Finlay. Recent acquisitions include works by John Byrne, Liz Mackay, Benno Schotz and Michael Clark.
|Guests at the Opening||The Scottish Bestiary Gallery|
Art to Inspire - One Day Conference
The role of art in today’s world
Saturday 14th February 9.45am to 4pm
With Ruth Wishart and special guests
Delegate fee including lunch £15
To book or for further details, call 01292 445447
Maclaurin Art Exhibition - Secondary Schools
Art and Design from Secondary Pupils in South Ayrshire Schools
28th February - 12th April 2015
The Secondary Schools' Exhibition celebrates and showcases the diversity of art and design work created by S1 to S6 pupils within South Ayrshire. The Maclaurin Awards and the Jack Kilgour Award are presented at this event with the aim of encouraging the creative talents of pupils and to recognise the work and dedication of the art departments in South Ayrshire Schools.
Ayr Photographic Society
16th March - 12th April 2015
Ayr Photographic Society is one of the oldest Camera Clubs in Scotland (founded in 1905). After the club's successful first exhibition in the Maclaurin Gallery in 2014, the society returns with high quality and varied works. The club's membership ranges from beginners to professionals, with tutorials and meetings to develop members' skills from the traditional to the special effects of digital manipulation.
|Ayr Photographic Society Exhibition 2014|
Open Studios Ayrshire - Weekend
25th - 26th April 2015
Open Studios Ayrshire (OSA) aims to promote artists/makers in Ayrshire who have a quality product and working expertise to share. This annual event, launched in 2013, provides a platform for the many talented artisans of Ayrshire. The Maclaurin Gallery will again feature selected OSA artists, with work on show for sale and the chance to meet the artists and see them at work.
Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour
25th April - 25th May 2015
An exhibition of recent work by members of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour. Founded in 1876, the society's current membership includes artists of international reputation, based throughout Britain and Scotland. The RSW aims to exhibit to a wide audience across Scotland. Visitors will have the chance to see a diverse range of subject matter and styles executed in watercolour and gouache by contemporary Scottish artists. Works will be for sale.
|Cromarty, The Black Isle Mhairi McGregor RSW||Cluttered Table George Gilbert RSW|
Ayr Art Circle 2015
2nd - 31st May 2015
Ayr Art Circle was formed in 1944 and is unique among local clubs in owning its own premises. Members of the club present a selection of recent work in different media and varied styles featuring oils, watercolours, pastel and acrylic works.
The Science of Colour
28th February - 29th March 2015
In support of British Science Week 2015, Rozelle is presenting an exhibition on the theme of colour based around the museum collections, with artworks, natural and social history. There will also be a packed series of events from 14th - 22nd March, involving experts on topics from painting conservation to optics and involving local people and businesses, to share their knowledge and skills of the science of colour. Our museum and art collections will be used to support these demonstrations, to demonstrate how colour and science are all around us every day.
|Photography series: Spectrum by Tom Clapson|
Scotland seen with Danish Eyes
4th April - 17th May 2015
Lise Bech, Lilian Busch, Lotte Glob, Mette Freurgaard-Jensen and Nickolai Globe, a group of internationally recognised Danish craftspeople, have converged on Scotland and all been inspired by Scotland’s wild landscapes and craft tradition. Shown first at the Edinburgh Festival in 2014, this exhibition shows their very different takes on Scotland through willow, metals, ceramics and wood, often combining functionality with beauty.
|Family Pods Lise Bech|
Open Studios Weekend
Saturday 25th April 2015
For the first time, the McKechnie Institute will feature in Open Studios Ayrshire artists on this celebration weekend, with work on show for sale and the chance to meet the artists and see them at work. Open Studios Ayrshire (OSA) aims to promote artists/makers in Ayrshire through showing their work and artists in action.
Home and Away - Carrick in WWI
Dates to be confirmed - March/April 2015
An exhibition to highlight Carrick's part in World War I - fighting abroad and support from home. Do you have any stories or keepsakes at home that would help to tell this story?
Ailsa Craig Display
Dates to be confirmed
The McKechnie Institute houses an ongoing display of collection material relevant to the social and natural history of Ailsa Craig, including the stories of lighthouses and quarrying on the island.
Girvan Bronze Age Cinerary Urns
For further updates, please look at www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/galleries/ before your visit.
Our Opening Hours
Monday to Saturday: 10am-5pm;
ENTRY FREE TO ALL GALLERIES AND EXHIBITIONS
9 November 2014 - February 2015
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