Gracefield Arts Centre Permanent Collection history
Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries hosts over 600 original Scottish paintings in our permanent collection. We host a dynamic programme of exhibitions with regional, national and international artists represented.
The collection includes works of art dating from the 1840s to present day and this includes some of the best known Scottish artists and art movements, ranging from the Faeds through the Scottish Colourists, the Glasgow Boys and the Kirkcudbright School, via the prolific Eduardo Paolozzi, the seminal Joan Eardley to Peter Howson and some of the present day Scottish masters to be.
Gracefield Arts Centre is one of Dumfries & Galloways most familiar and well-loved art spaces and it is over half a century since the Gallery and the permanent collection came in to being.
The Gallerys building was bought in 1951 and a committee of local people were responsible for raising the money needed to buy the building and do the alterations that changed the former house, ‘Gracefield’ into an Art Gallery. more
Conditional Probability Machine, 1975
Dame Elisabeth FRINK
Lady Audrey WALKER
Joan Eardley’s Townhead studio
Café Gallery Exhibition
23 April - 1 June
exploring the idea of the nest as reality and metaphor using words, images and sculptures
This unique collaboration between Dumfries and Galloway craft artist Lizzie Farey, printmaker Hugh Bryden and writer Tom Pow explores the idea of the nest as reality and metaphor using words, images and sculptures.
The Dorothie Hewlett Collection
2 March - 18 May Gallery 1
Art lover and collector Dorothie Hewlett (known as Dickie) died in October 2011 and it was her wish that her remarkable art collection return to her Scottish childhood home in Dumfries.