All across Dumfries and Galloway 95 exhibitors are getting ready to throw open their studio doors to visitors from the UK and beyond.
And this year many of them are introducing evening opening for the first time, so you can get round even more painters, illustrators, printmakers, photographers, jewellers, textile designers, ceramicists and others each day.
For a foretaste of something very special – the Spring Fling Rural Mural project – you can see the new mini-movie which can be seen at https://vimeo.com/95804445
SFRM has seen street artists from the UK and Europe collaborate with locally-based artists to produce a series of fabulously colourful artworks on everything from houses to barns.
Leah Black, Spring Fling Director, said: “There’s a huge amount to enjoy at this year’s Spring Fling, and the Rural Murals all over Dumfries and Galloway, are a special highlight.
|Artist Alice Francis and one of the Spring Fling Rural Murals|
Spring Fling Rural Mural (SFRM) is a collaboration between Spring Fling and Recoat. It is supported by Creative Scotland and is part of the 2014 Year of Homecoming.
Rural mural locations
· Carrutherstown Barn, Mayfield Cottage, Carrutherstown, DG1 4JX
· Dalton Pottery Gable End, Dalton Pottery Art Café, Meikle Dyke, Dalton, DG11 1DU
· Keir Gable End, Valeswood Cottage, Keir Mill, Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway, DG3 4DE
· Old Torr Gable End, Torr Farm, Auchencairn, Castle-Douglas, DG7 1QN
· Newton Stewart Barn, The Hayshed, East Knockbrex Farm, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, DG8 6QE
· Stranraer Electricity Sub Station, Stranraer Harbour Stranraer, DG9 8EJ. In the car park between Market Street and Queen Street.
Some extra SFRM info...
For anyone who will be studio hopping this weekend and who would like to search out all the murals forming part of #SFRM - we have made an extra map.
There are 6 SFRM main sites marked on the Spring Fling map and brochure. Since then we have added another 7 'Unexpected Things' which have been adorned by Spring Fling and Recoat artists - one of which is a live tractor paint over the weekend, by FiST.
All the info is here http://www.spring-fling.
The online map is here http://www.spring-fling.
And the downloadable and printable map with all SFRM sites is here http://www.spring-fling.