There is a lot of chat at the moment about ‘Culture and Dumfries and Galloway’ there are important projects being proposed or growing into established parts of our region:
‘D+G Home of Environmental Art’
‘Tate at Kirkcudbright’
‘Waterfront at Stranraer’
‘New theatre – Dumfries’
‘WASPS studios – Kirkcudbright’
‘Spring Fling – growing/changing’
‘Wigtown – Booktown’
‘The disappearance of the cultural support structure’ (council officers, DGArts etc)
‘The Town as the Culture Centre – Dumfries”
‘Moat Brae – Dumfries’
‘Centre for Arts and the Environment – Crichton’
'Galloway Forest Dark Skies'
Music Festivals - Wickerman, Knockengorroch, Eden
How do you see any or all of these things working together?
Do you feel creatively part of ‘a region’?
How would you characterise Dumfries and Galloway culturally/artistically?
Should we actively market ourselves as a region….if so how?
Can heritage ever be truly contemporary?
Are we better off just keeping our heads down, doing our work and leaving the big questions to the ‘powers that be’?