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JEAN ARMOUR: The Jewel of them all?

Thursday 7th February 2019

The well known writer, playwright and Burns scholar Catherine Czerkawska entertained an enthusiastic crowd at the Maclaurin with her insights into the life of Jean Armour, Robert Burns' long suffering, and often underestimated, wife.

Tom Craig Exhibition Opening

Saturday 26th January 2019

An enthusiastic crowd turned out for the opening of the Tom Craig Exhibition.

Tom was introduced to the audience by by artist Michael Clark.

The exhibition was curated by Dianne Gardner.

Tom Craig: Artist - Teacher - Collector

Sunday 27th January - Sunday 3rd March in The Maclaurin Gallery

Final preparations before the exhibition opens.

Tom Craig briefing the volunteers who will steward the exhibition.

JEAN ARMOUR: The Jewel of them all?

Thursday 7th February in The Maclaurin Gallery

The role of Jean Armour in the life of Robert Burns seems to have been routinely ignored, not so much by Burns himself as by subsequent commentators. Yet Jean was a young woman who displayed great strength of character.

Author Catherine Czerkawska talks about the extensive research that went into her novel, The Jewel, and how much her perspective on this extraordinary woman changed as she wrote about Jean's life with and without her famous husband.

Afternoon tea and shortbread.

Information on how to obtain a place will be sent out in due course.

Lyon & Turnbull Event

25th October 2018

James, Ariana and Ling from Auctioneers, Lyon and Turnbull’s Glasgow office came to the Maclaurin Gallery to test our knowledge of antiques and to tell us about life in the auction house.

Armistice Day Centenary Exhibition

26th October - 24th December 2018

11th November 2018 marks one hundred years since the end of The First World War. To honour this occasion South Ayrshire Museums will install a pop-up museum in Rozelle House recalling local involvement and remembrance of The Great War.

This small exhibition will open on 26th October 2018 outside the tearoom in Rozelle House and run until 24th December.

The exhibition will feature a Wall of Remembrance, if any members of the public have objects, documents or photographs recalling the impact of the war on local people we would like to hear from you. Our hope is to photograph any items and display them on the wall with a message.

Last Chance!

Lyon & Turnbull Event

Last chance to get your ticket for the Lyon & Turnbull event at the Maclaurin Gallery this Thursday evening (25 October) at 7.00pm.

Lyon & Turnbull, the well known Scottish auction house, will bring several valuable items for the audience to consider and assess. How well do you know your antiques? Prizes for the top three winners.

Tickets £10 by applying to: greenan38@gmail.com

Money taken at the door.

Save the Children

Annual Exhibition and Sale

Some images from the opening on Sunday 14th October.

Sue Searle, Chair of the Save the Children in Ayrshire and Celia Stevenson, Vice Chair of the Maclaurin Trust

Rowallan Castle

The Cameo Cards - small paintings all priced at £50

Save the Children

Annual Exhibition and Sale

Sunday 14th October.

One of the artists whose work will be appearing a the Save the Children Annual Exhibition and Sale from 14th October.

Nae Buddie here but us Craws by James Gourlay

Save the Children

Annual Exhibition and Sale

Sunday 14th October.

One of the artists whose work will be appearing a the Save the Children Annual Exhibition and Sale from 14th October.

Arran from Doonfoot by Erni Upton

Save the Children

Annual Exhibition and Sale

Sunday 14th October.

One of the artists whose work will be appearing a the Save the Children Annual Exhibition and Sale from 14th October.

Sauchiehall Street Brollies by Tom Scanlon

Save the Children

Annual Exhibition and Sale

Sunday 14th October.

One of the artists whose work will be appearing a the Save the Children Annual Exhibition and Sale from 14th October.

Charlotte and Chum by Lynne Johnstone

Save the Children

Annual Exhibition and Sale

Sunday 14th October.

One of the artists whose work will be appearing a the Save the Children Annual Exhibition and Sale from 14th October.

Loch Ken by Helen M Turner

Save the Children

Annual Exhibition and Sale

Sunday 14th October.

One of the artists whose work will be appearing a the Save the Children Annual Exhibition and Sale from 14th October.

Beached by Robin Anderson

Save the Children

Annual Exhibition and Sale

Sunday 14th October.

Another popular artist Margaret MacDonald who will be exhibiting at the Save the Children Exhibition from 14th October.

Trees Glen Affric by Margaret MacDonald

Save the Children

Annual Exhibition and Sale

Sunday 14th October.

Another artist, John MacDonald, whose work will be on display, and for sale, at the Save the Children Annual Exhibition and Sale.

Crossroads by John MacDonald

Save the Children

Annual Exhibition and Sale

Standby for the Save the Children Annual Exhibition and Sale opening on Sunday 14th October.

Always a great show and sale. A popular exhibition for a good cause.

A painting by Dianne Gardner, a regular contributor to this exhibition

Rozelle Tree

Visitors to Rozelle Park are fascinated by this intricately carved tree trunk. Its a trunk with a story. It is the remaining part of a magnificent cedar of Lebanon that graced the front of Rozelle House and the Maclaurin Gallery for as long as anyone can remember, as the tree is possibly two hundred years old.

Sadly a winter storm blew such a large branch of the tree down that tree experts decided that, as the old tree had been propped and held together for so many years, it was no longer safe. Rather than taking it down to the ground it was decided to save as much of the stump as possible and the carvings of the interesting figures and faces - done by the sculptors who fashioned the WW1 soldiers - are the result. These have an enduring fascination for visitors of all ages.

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