Scottish arts and crafts at the Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries, Scotland

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Gracefield Arts Centre is home to over 600 original Scottish paintings & other artworks in our permanent collection, parts of the which are displayed in curated temporary exhibitions throughout the year

our art collection includes works dating from the 1840s to the present day: from the Scottish Colourists, the Glasgow Boys. the Glasgow Girls and the Kirkcudbright School, via the prolific Eduardo PAOLOZZI, the seminal Joan EARDLEY to Peter HOWSONKen CURRIE and some of the present day Scottish masters to be

Gracefield Arts Centre also hosts 'Art in the Grounds' including "Three Cones" by the Internationally renowned Andy GOLDSWORTHY

Gracefield Arts Centre rotates a dynamic programme of art and craft exhibitions throughout the year with regional, national and International artists represented. Gracefield aims to cater to the tastes of the local community, as well as to visitors to our wonderful region of south west Scotland

Gracefield Arts Centre is one of Dumfries & Galloways' most familiar and well-loved art and craft spaces and it is over half a century since the gallery and the permanent collection, principally consisting of Scottish paintings, came in to being
the main gallery building, Gallery 1, was bought in 1951 when a committee of local folks were responsible for raising the money needed to buy the property and perform the alterations that changed the former house, ‘Gracefield’ into the art gallery
Exhibitions, events, workshops and children’s activities:
a wide range of art and craft activities and art and craft workshops for adults and children run throughout the year at the gallery. You can  download the current programme for Gracefield by clicking here

'Host' - daffodil work in the grounds by Charlie Poulsen installed in 2011


Facilities at the arts centre include the Craft & Gift Shop, Cafe Hubbub & a printmakers workshop and studio. Meeting rooms are also available for hire which include 3 large studio rooms available to hire for lectures, art & craft activities, hospitality events & community activities. Room hire rates begin at £5.60 per hour

Schools, other groups and clubs are welcome to bring groups to Gracefield during regular opening hours and can pre-book to visit on a Monday. Gracefield Staff can offer informal guided tours upon request, and where diary space permits, can offer workshop space for art activities


'Host' in winter's snow

Opening Hours

exhibitions: Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm

Craft Shop: Tuesday - Friday 10.30am – 3.30pm & Saturday 10am - 5pm

Café Hubbub: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 3:30pm, lunches 12 noon - 3pm
Café Hubbub at Gracefield Arts Centre is now open.

printmaking studio: Monday - Saturday, 10am-5pm and evenings depending on studio diary
membership is surprisingly economical at £18 for 6 months or £30 per annum with further details available by dropping in to the Gracefield or by telephone on 01387 262084

please note, all times are correct except where otherwise stated in the studio programme

Gracefield welcomes everyone and we are committed to making our programme and facilities accessible. Call us for more information on physical access particulars

Mailing List

we try to be as cost effective as possible at the Gracefield arts centre and Nithsdale Museums manage a combined mailing list. To join our mailing list and be the first to receive information about art exhibition details, events and family activities at Gracefield arts centre and Nithsdale Museums please complete the on-line mailing list registration form

we aim to send as much information as possible by e-mail and we would ask that you choose this option from the mailing list registration form if at all possible

Further Information

for further information about artists and makers in South West Scotland visit


Gracefield Arts Centre
28 Edinburgh Road
t: 01387 262084

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