The Archie Sutter Watt Collection Bequest at Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries (until 24th December) features over forty artworks by one of Dumfries and Galloway’s best loved artists. Known for his Galloway landscapes and still lifes, Watt (1915-2005) lived and worked in the area for over half a century, having moved there after the second world war to teach in schools. He was made a full member of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour in 1966.
Also showing is a selection of framed and unframed original prints for sale by over two dozen members of South West Scotland Printmakers (until 8th January), who use techniques such as etching, linocut, screenprint and collagraph, in which a textured plate is inked up and put through a press. Opening day features a Printed Multiples Fair, when items include hand-printed greeting cards, ceramics, tree decorations, bookmarks and printed fabric products such as tea-towels, t-shirts and tote bags.