Monday, 11 October 2010

The Salon Returns tomorrow night (Tuesday 12th October)

Local poets Betty Tindal and Doug Curran will be at old parish hall at 19 East Morton, Street, Thornhill, tomorrow ( Tuesday 12th October). They are the guests for Thomas Tosh’s second Salon night. They will be performing poems from their Source to Solway set, which plots the journey of the River Nith through Nithsdale, on its way to the sea.

The poems, written by Betty, are read by the author and Doug, and are rich in detail gathered from locals and fishermen alike. The readings have a musical accompaniment provided by Doug on an Appalachian dulcimer hand-crafted in his workshops at Crawick, Sanquhar, and will feature the slow air 'The Winding Banks o' Nith', specially written by Doug to accompany the set.
Betty will also recite a selection of poems themed around 'Time and Tide’. These works are inspired by the author’s experiences around the coast, and on various islands which she visited as a volunteer with the Scottish National Trust Archaeology projects.

And Doug will also perform his wide ranging poetical observations of life in places as far apart as rural Galloway to the Far East. His poetry will have you wiping away a tear one moment, before his wry sense of humour reduces you laughter the next.

The Salon starts at 7.30pm and entry is free.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Robert Leighton talks photography this Saturday

Photographer Robert Leighton will be talking about his craft this Saturday (9th October) at 3pm, as part of the 5x5 exhibition. Robert’s photography features in the exhibition, which shows off five works from five artists.

The exhibition has been going really well. And Robert's work is a good counterpoint to the paintings and drawings of the other artists who are exhibiting.

The techniques he uses means that these photos can justifiably be seen as fine art in themselves.

Entry to Robert's talk is free.

Written by Paul O'Keeffe

Friday, 1 October 2010

5 x 5 exhibition October 2nd-October 30th

Our latest exhibition 5x5 starts tomorrow (Saturday 2nd October 2010). It features five local artists each exhibiting five pieces of work and is organised by ThornhillArts. Anne Butler (that's her painting Farm Cottage above), Brian Lord, Louisa Scott, Robert Leighton and William Spurway are the five with contrasting styles. Photographer Robert will also be talking about his art a week Saturday (9th October 2010) at 3pm. Thomas Tosh is open Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. We’re at 19 East Morton Street, Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway. DG3 5LZ. Entry is free.