The Maclaurin Art Gallery Programme 2017

Margaret Hunter


Saturday 19th August to Sunday 8th October

Born in Fairlie in Ayrshire and educated at the Glasgow School of Art, Margaret Hunter went to study in Berlin. Since her early experiences in Berlin ‘duality’ has been an ongoing theme for Hunter. Beside physical, geographic borders, lines of demarcation can also be conceptual, social, political or cultural and in her work they have taken the form of double heads and figures or the mask denoting inside - outside. Hunter uses archetypal imagery, symbols such as the spiral, sphere or cone to convey meaning in her paintings and sculptures, many of which were influenced by her early life in Africa.

Heads together by Margaret Hunter

James Klinge

All Is Full Of Love

Friday 1st September to Sunday 8th October

This autumn we have another first for the Maclaurin. James Klinge will be exhibiting with us. James is one of Scotland’s finest mural painters and the ‘go to’ person for Glasgow City Council when they need some street art.

His exhibition promises to be sensational and quite quite different from anything you have seen before, opens on the very first day of September.

Clydeside Tiger by James Klinge

Exciting Glasgow artist having his first exhibition in Ayrshire from 1st September

Study of a Woman in Black by James Klinge

Rozelle House Galleries Programme 2017

Lennox and Wylie

Sunday 6th August to Sunday 1st October

Two Ayrshire artists whose inspiration is the sea, Douglas Lennox and Jim Wylie are exhibiting together at in Rozelle House in August and September.

Douglas Lennox

His work is predominantly made up of landscapes and seascapes. He finds his subjects in marinas and harbours on the coast in Ayrshire and in the East Neuk of Fife. His art responds to the light and colour in these distinctive coastal towns and ports.

Jim Wylie

Concentrates his research mostly in and around Ayrshire with a few subjects from further afield. He is especially drawn to water and the sea, painting shorelines, rocks, grasses, distant islands, broad skies, and the untidy bits of nature. He likes to explore the colours, textures and patterns in old boats, harbours and the industrial junk of the sea. The closer to being wreckage the more they attract him.

Late Afternoon, Glaister by Douglas Lennox

Rocky Shore by Jim Wylie

James Hutcheson

Recent Work - Random Points

Saturday 2nd September to Sunday 1st October

Creative Director at Birlinn / Polygon, with a long career as an illustrator, typographer, cartoonist and graphic designer.

McKechnie Institute, Girvan Programme 2017

130th Birthday of the Ailsa Craig Lighthouse

July to September

With items from the collection, and on special loan from the Mull of Galloway Museum, we celebrate 130 years of lighthouse provision on the Craig.

Open Art

The 35th Annual Open Art Exhibition

July to September

Featuring work from artists living and working in Girvan and the surrounding areas.

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