The longest established gallery in the picturesque harbour town of Kirkcudbright (known as “The Artists’ Town”) the Harbour Cottage Gallery celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. The gallery has itself appeared in many paintings, particularly by the Kirkcudbright group of painters, including Jessie M. King, E. A. Taylor and S. J. Peploe, which sprung up from the late 19th century, reflecting a trend of artist colonies around Britain.
This year’s programme includes:
Gallery Easter Exhibition running until April 22
Gallery Open Exhibition, from May 8 to 20
Kirkcudbright Crafts Association, from April 24 to May 6
Gallery Summer Exhibition, from July 24 to August 10
The 60th anniversary exhibition: The Kirkcudbright Art Scene of Sixty Years Ago, from September 1 to 16
Image: E.A. Hornel, ‘Harvesting, Kirkcudbright’ 1885. Hornel was a member of the Kirkcudbright artist colony.