In June 2015 the new, larger Gallery at Laurieston opened in what was the old village Inn. This followed seven successful years in the smaller, 'old' gallery. The new, larger space offers options and is a more fit for purpose gallery space.Hosting other artists, providing a great space to host talks and workshops and a space that folk can hold meetings.
The primary goal of the gallery is for it to become an established venue of high quality art.
A rotating seasonal calendar of art from the best artists the region and Scotland can put together.
The gallery will continue to be the main showcase of owner Phil McMenemy's work - Phil is entering his tenth year as an artist and his work continues to be well-received and goes from strength to strength.
The gallery is open most days during the week, by appointment by contacting Phil on 01644 450235 and every sunday throughout the year.
A warm welcome is assured from Phil and family when you visit the gallery, plus enjoy the new venue - tea, coffee and cake is often available!
Situated and located in the heart of the Stewartry region of Galloway, between Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright, Gatehouse of Fleet and New Galloway, and amongst the most wonderful and peaceful of rural settings the Gallery is well-placed!
About Phil Mcmenemy
I am a fine art and landscape photographer based in beautiful Galloway, south-west Scotland.I love images and imagery and constantly strive and search for that 'moment' - this moment for me is that unique, special time when all components come together to create the final image.
This fleeting 'moment' may be the culmination of months of preparation & planning or a 'lucky strike' when one least expects it but which comes down to being in the right place at the right time. For me an image is made up of many components, including: contrasting situations, texture, form, composition, time, a feeling and most importantly light.
My colour-blindness precludes my putting 'colour' in this list - I tend to trust nature and am patient enough to return to a setting time and time again if the 'feel' isn't right. Galloway motivates me with her moods, seasons, the vagaries of the weather and contrasting and myriad of landscapes - we are blessed.