Saturday 4th to Monday 6th May 2019
Open 10am till 5pm Daily
A long weekend of exhibitions and demonstrations by professional artists and design-led makers in multiple venues throughout the village of Ancrum, where you can meet and purchase directly from the artisans.
See and support the wealth of local creative talent.
“Art at Ancrum, relaxed, friendly and arty.
You can visit artists, look at the view, have a coffee, pop in to see a local maker, have something to eat, look at some paintings, visit the church/gallery, look at the gardens, have a picnic on the green, go for a walk, purchase a print, have a pint, have a gin, have a wine and some cake.
It’s not just an event, it’s whole new experience.”(Stuart Dalgleish)
During September 2012 a group of artists and makers held a very successful ‘Crossing Borders’ Art Trail exhibition in Ancrum village.
Building on that success, a group of participants proposed a new initiative, a long weekend of Art@Ancrum, in the hope it might build into an annual event, supported by the people of the village.
2019 will be our 7th year.
A selection of professional artists and design-led makers from across the Borders have been invited to participate. Many have taken part before but there are several new names for 2019.
There is also an exhibition called “Absent Friends” in the Cross Keys.
In addition to the Artists and makers taking part, we also have an exhibition of work by artists that are not taking part themselves, but who’s work we appreciate. This will be in the Cross Keys dining room.
A carved stone cross stands on the triangular village green, where regular markets took place from 1490. Bishop Blackadder of Glasgow, as feudal lord of the village, set up a market in a failed attempt to turn the village into a centre for trade and commerce, perhaps we can make it a centre for “The Arts” instead?
As well as offering a bespoke framing service, the Gallery also stocks a large variety of quality handmade crafts and gifts, and a full range of landscape photographs from the Borders and elsewhere.
The paintings are inspired by the Scottish Borders and Northumberland landscape and in particular by the “big skies” and infinite variety of the instantly changeable weather conditions.
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