Tolbooth Art Centre

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Set in one of Kirkcudbright's historic buildings, the centre tells the story of the Kirkcudbright artists colony (1880-present) through an audio visual show and the permanent display of paintings. a programme of temporary art, craft and photographic exhibitions is also shown, it has a cafe and a shop.

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Opening hours

May, June and September:
Monday to Saturday 11am-5pm,Sunday 2pm-5pm
July and August:
Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 2pm-5pm
Monday to Saturday 11am-4pm,Sunday 2pm-5pm
November to April:
Monday-Saturday 11am-4pm

Admission charges


Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Natural Sciences, Coins and Medals, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Galloway Wood turners

  • 12 — 30 August 2015 *on now

An exhibition and sale of woodwork, a display of photos and information about the Club and live demonstrations on selected days.

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Light and Speed - Irene Gall

  • 19 August — 6 September 2015 *on now

Oil paintings in both impressionistic and cubist styles.

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Helen Ryman

  • 9 — 27 September 2015

Work inspired by the dramatic environment provided within the Mochrum parish, Wigtownshire.

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Tom Wild Photography - Tom Fosbury

  • 30 September — 17 October 2015

Landscape Photography of the wilder parts of Dumfries and Galloway.

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Presenting Art and Photography

  • 21 October — 7 November 2015

Watercolours by Judy Bass, gouache seascapes by Nick Bass, acrylic paintings by Irene McMichael and photography by Jim McMichael.

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Gilt - Cate Ross

  • 11 — 28 November 2015

2D prints, paints and drawings, 3D interactive installation and a movement art performance.

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Open Art and Crafts

  • 2 December 2015 — 1 January 2016

This open exhibition is for all local artists wishing to exhibit their work in the run up to Christmas. A huge variety of works in a range of two and three dimensional media are offered for sale.

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Tolbooth Art Centre
High Steet



01557 331556


01557 331643

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