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Page and Park at the Maclaurin

Thursday 18th May - 7.00pm

On Thursday 18th May, Natalia Burakowska from architects Page and Park will be at The Maclaurin to bring us up to speed with the ongoing restoration of the iconic Mackintosh Building of the Glasgow School of Art, parts of which were so tragically destroyed by fire.

Tickets are £10, so if you haven’t got one yet apply with a cheque to Douglas Gulland, our Treasurer.

Natalia Burakowska

John Lowrie Morrison OBE (Jolomo)

2 July - 30 July 2017

The first exhibition at The Maclaurin by this hugely popular painter.

Lines of Enquiry

2 July to 6 August 2017

MESH: a network of interwoven materials with an open structure.

In 2011 a diverse group of ten artists from across Scotland came together to form MESH, a collective providing skill and knowledge exchange, peer support and critical discussion.

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Image courtesy of Ruth Thomas

Yvonne Hawker -
Visions and Reflections

18 March - 30 April

Clare Henry, the art critic well known for her work for The Herald, knew the artist Yvonne Hawker over her career. Here she recalls her friendship with this fine artist and looks at the legacy of her work.

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Three Impressive New Exhibitions at The Maclaurin Gallery and Rozelle House

Art lovers across South Ayrshire are being invited to see work from a range of diverse and inspiring artists at Arts of Rozelle in Ayr this spring. Three exhibitions will fill Rozelle House, and the Maclaurin Galleries from Sunday 26 March.

Following on from the phenomenal response from visitors to the Alexander Goudie exhibition of ‘Tam o’ Shanter’, the spotlight is shifting to focus on the work of Glasgow artist, Frank McFadden; a retrospective of the work of Yvonne Hawker, and new work from the Open Studios Ayrshire.

These three exhibitions presented by Arts at Rozelle  represent the work of artists working and living in Scotland featuring emerging new talents, while being mindful of those no longer with us.

About the artists

Frank McFadden - Metanoia
26 March - 30 April in the Maclaurin Galleries

McFadden, a brilliant artist and protégée of Peter Howson, presents his first ever solo exhibition. Metanoia explores one of Frank’s favourite expressions “there is no system or formulae for a happy fulfilling life!” His work suggests we start simple, with the truth; we are more alike than unalike.

Yvonne Hawker - 1956-2001 Visions and Reflections
26 March - 30 April in the Maclaurin Galleries

‘This retrospective remembers the evocative work and tragically short life of Yvonne Hawker, who died in 2001. Yvonne was inspired by South Ayrshire and the exhibition reflects on her beautiful ethereal work, featuring examples on loan from her family, friends and patrons. The exhibition also reveals work created during her time in Hong Kong, her interest in the religious beliefs of the Cathars, and her illness and untimely death.

Open Studios Ayrshire

At Rozelle House we are filling the Galleries with the works by members of Open Studios Ayrshire. This is a non-profit organisation representing artists and makers working throughout Ayrshire. Their main annual event being ‘Open Studios Weekend’ 21st -24th April 2017, work here is being exhibited from each member at the annual showcase.

Coming Soon

Thursday 6 April, 7.00pm Maclaurin Gallery

James Orr, well known Scottish and Ayrshire artist will demonstrate landscape painting in acrylic.

£8 for Friends of the Maclaurin
£10 for non members


Thursday 18 May, 7.00pm Maclaurin Gallery

Natalia Burakowska from architects Page & Park will talk about the re-building of the Glasgow School of Art after the devastating fire.

£10 per person

To book places apply to: Douglas Gulland, 136 Adamton Road South, PRESTWICK KA9 2DP

Cheques should be made payable to Friends of the Maclaurin.
No tickets will be issued. Names will be on a list at the door.

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