Smithy Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery situated in the beautiful village of Blanefield.
The gallery exhibits only the best of Scottish art from distinguished and well-known artists to the talented and upcoming.
Its aim is the promotion of Scottish art within a beautiful and welcoming setting.
The work is housed in the village's beautifully restored original blacksmiths cottage. The building itself reflects the quality of the work it holds.
Smithy Gallery is proving to be an attractive draw to tourists and art lovers, coming from miles around to wander through this 200 year old building and enjoy the work of Simon Laurie, George Birrell, Charles MacQueen and many others.
The SSA is an artist-led membership organisation governed by an elected President and Council, which seeks to promote and encourage experimentation and the "adventurous spirit" in contemporary art.
Artist working in ceramics, textiles, jewellery and painting.
Sonia Bidwell is a spinner of local wools and makes unique wall-hangings illustrating the myths, legends and poetry of northern Europe.
Spring Fling is Scotland's premier art and craft open studios event. Each spring a selected group of professional artists and craft makers from Dumfries and Galloway throw open the doors of their studios to the public. The weekend is all about visiting studios, meeting artists and makers and seeing them work in their own environment.
Strawberry Anarchy is a shop with a story, a magical new fairy tale world to get lost in. The jewellery and sculptures all tell the tale of this enchanting place.
My small-scale sculptures are made from metal safety pins of various sizes, which are welded together to form the shape of birds, fish or insects. I make robins, wrens, barn owls, ladybirds, goldfish and more exotic species such as hummingbirds and penguins.
Oosie Felt is run by Glasgow textile artist Sue Gerber, producing exuberant handmade felt decorations, artworks and accessories.
Susan has spent many years developing her skills in several different crafts working principally with Textiles, Fibres, Beads, Wire, Paper and found objects.
Susie designs and creates unique one-off hand painted silk pieces. In addition to a large range of beautiful silk scarves she produces greetings cards, ties, wallhangings, necklaces, brooches, corsages, mounted and framed paintings and unusual silk bowls.