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Amanda Sunderland has been delighting audiences with her story of Wee McAsh to the Rescue and will be exhibiting framed originals from this and her new book.

 

The talented team of Mike Abel, illustrator and Renita Boyle, storyteller wowed readers with their first collaboration "Honk Honk Rattle Rattle" and are proud to be showcasing work from their current project.

 

Ben Please is a musician and linocut artist and will be exhibiting work from a book produced in collaboration with musician Bethany Porter and narrator Richard Selby. Their book "The Mouth of the Night" includes a CD featuring Beth's haunting music accompaniment to Richard's narration.

 

 

 

 

 

Entry to the gallery is free.

 

Children welcome. Disabled access. Pet friendly.

 

Opening times: Monday, Tuesday - 10am - 12pm

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - 10am - 4pm

Saturday - 12pm - 4pm

Sunday - CLOSED

Illustrate

 

Our new exhibition is called “Illustrate” will run from the 13th Sept to the 9th Oct. We asked seven illustrators to choose a book they have worked on, or are working on, and exhibit sketches and images from the project along with the finished book. The show will run alongside Wigtown Book Festival and is featured in the festival programme.

 

Hugh Bryden is a printmaker and publisher and has selected his book "Photographing Ghosts" which is a selection of poems by Graham Fulton illustrated with Hugh's monotype prints. There will also be images

featured in another of their collaborations "The Man who forgot how to/Black Motel". Hugh will be running a free workshop on monotype printmaking on Sun 24th Sept.

 

Shalla Gray is an illustrator and writer and a partner at Curly Tale Books and has selected "Sammy the Rainbow Snail" which is Shalla's remaking of a book her father Alan Grant created for her when she was

a child. Shalla will be exhibiting framed originals for her book alongside her dad's original.

 

Karen Menarry is an artist who works in several mediums and has chosen an intricate pop up book she has created using a story set in Venice. Original framed prints from the book will be in the exhibition

alongside copies of the handmade book.

 

Ruthie Redden is an illustrator who is working with story teller Susi Briggs on her story of a character named Nip Neb, the project is ongoing and Ruthie will be exhibiting work from the book together with her

working sketchbook. There will be a picture book workshop from Susi and Ruthie on the 23rd Sept at the gallery.

Events:

 

Hugh Bryden is exhibiting some of his wonderful monotype prints in Unit Three Gallery as part of the Illustrate exhibition and is holding a monotype workshop on Sunday 24th Sept between 2.30 and 3.30 pm. Hugh will demonstrate the monotype printing process and visitors will have the chance to make a print themselves. The workshop is free and open to all but please visit Eventbrite to book to ensure a place.

Events:

 

Saturday 23rd September

1pm - 4.30pm

Ruthie Redden and Susi Briggs are exhibiting work from their very own book Nip Nebs in the Illustrate exhibition and would like to invite you to a workshop at Unit Three Gallery where you can make your very own picture book too. Everyone is welcome and ideally we would work in groups of 3 - 5. The workshop will start with an introduction and a little story told by Susi for inspiration, Ruthie and Susi will then introduce the elements that will help create the story and the workshop will end with everyone telling their own story. All materials are provided. Ticket price is £3.50 per person, with a family ticket (4 people) at £12.00 - please contact Lou at Unit Three Gallery if you'd like an alternative group booking.

 

Tickets available here from Eventbrite.

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