Celebrating Scottish Art
6 June - 19 July
A group show, of invited artists. Continuing the gallery’s long history of staging very successful exhibitions of this nature, The Maclaurin Trust has invited selected artists from throughout Scotland to participate.
|A Glasgow Sonnet Peter Nardini||The Girl from Chiba Pretecture Gary Anderson|
Abstracts, Architecture and Landscapes
25 July - 20 September
Ian currently works at Glasgow Print Studio as Master Printer, Etching Tutor and Technician. His artworks are made using the traditional printmaking technique of etching which involves using steel and copper plates, etched in acids and hand printed on to paper. Ian has just recently been awarded The London Original Print Fair Prize for Red Versus Blue, at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015.
Ayr Sketch Club
2 August - 13 September
Ayr Sketch Club is a lively group in which professional, amateur and lay members contribute to the creative activities incorporated in the annual syllabus. For the annual exhibition in the Maclaurin Galleries, works by well-known artists are on display alongside those of aspiring artists, thus continuing the tradition of the club in the promotion of the Fine Arts.
|Bluebell Woods, Dumfries Gillian Park|
Pathways and Houses
23 May - 28 June
The winning artist in the 2013 Maclaurin Open Art Exhibition presents a solo exhibition, featuring his newest work. His paintings show an unusual synthesis of elements painted from direct observation and from imagination, often with a suggestion of narrative.
|A Path to the Sea Saul Robertson||A House and a River Saul Robertson|
Next of Kin
Scottish Families and The Great War
4 July - 28 September
This National Museums of Scotland touring exhibition visits Rozelle House, supplemented by local objects and stories. Discover profound personal stories of separation and loss experienced by Scottish families and communities as loved ones fought across the fronts in World War I.
Works by this popular local artist from the museum collections showing scenes of Girvan and beyond return to the McKechnie.
|Ailsa Craig with Clan Campbell Ashore William Muir|
Past and Present
9 May - 5 September
The McKechnie celebrates the local musical tradition.
McKechnie Open Art Exhibition
Paintings by Local Artists
27 June - 12 September
This exhibition is open to non-professional artists living in the Carrick area of South Ayrshire. Another popular exhibition, it supports local talent with the emphasis on diverse styles and subject matter for all tastes and pockets.
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.
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