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Friday, May 10, 2013

Civil War @ Bakers Oven, Dumfries

You are warmly invited to the opening of the exhibition of

Tuesday 28 May, 5.30 – 7.30pm
The Baker’s Oven, 135 – 137 High Street, Dumfries DG1 2QT
 A National Galleries of Scotland Communities Outreach project in partnership with Dumfries and
Galloway Council Museums, Youth Justice and Countryside Ranger Services. 
This collaborative project investigates the shocking events of the ‘Killing Times’ of the seventeenth century when communities in the South-west of Scotland took to the hills to hold religious services, defying the King’s authority. Led by the National Galleries of Scotland outreach team, artist Sarah Forrest and filmmaker Daniel Warren, it offered young people from Dumfriesshire the chance to explore the evocative graves and monuments of the Covenanting period and question what relevance this era has to their lives today.
 The exhibition features a film by Sarah Forrest and Daniel Warren, and sculptures and photographs created by participants, which document the project.
 The exhibition is open from Wednesday 29 May to Saturday 1 June, and 
Wednesday 4 June – Saturday 8 June, 11am – 5pm. Closed SundayTuesday.

If you would like to bring a group for a guided tour of the exhibition and a chance to discuss its themes, please contact
Richie Cumming t 0131 624 6430 – m 07578720763  email
 For more information visit
Pictured: Civil War participant at the Devil’s Beef Tub (© National Galleries Scotland, Civil War Group and Dumfries and Galloway Council 2013)

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