Glasgow Girl at the Harbour Cottage Gallery in Kirkcudbright is a mother and daughter exhibition featuring oils and watercolours by a member of a famous Scottish group of artists and designers, and an artist and art teacher known mainly for her landscapes of Galloway and Arran. The exhibition includes previously unseen works, some never offered for sale before.
Dumfries-born, Chris Fergusson was part of the famous group of artists known as the Glasgow Girls, named after its origins in Glasgow School of Art. Graduating in 1904, her period of study coincided with the height of the Arts and Crafts movement. A suffragist, her work has been shown in exhibitions throughout Scotland, including in The Glasgow Girls exhibition in 2010 at Kirkcudbright Town Hall. She was a co-founder in 1922 with artists E A Hornel, E A Taylor and R D Cairns of the Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society, which this year is celebrating its 100th anniversary.
Nan Fergusson trained at Edinburgh College of Art and was mentored by William Gillies, John Maxwell and Penelope Beaton. An art teacher at George Watson’s Ladies College in Edinburgh in the 1960s and ‘70s, her work has been exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts.