The Maclaurin Art Gallery Programme

The Maclaurin Art Gallery Programme 2019

The Making of a Gallery: James Henry Maclaurin

Sunday 21st July - Sunday 22 September

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of James Henry Maclaurin and to commemorate this event the Maclaurin Trust is presenting a special exhibition entitled ‘The Making of a Gallery’.

His widow, Mary Ellen Maclaurin, who died more than 50 years later, left a wonderful bequest to the people of Ayr to found a gallery in his memory. The exhibition will tell the story of the Maclaurin Gallery from its foundation to the present day. The highlights of the Permanent Collection, considered to be one of the best in Britain, will form a major part of the display alongside fascinating information about the Maclaurin family and their connection with the town.

The 26th Annual Ayrshire Art Exhibition, in aid of

Save the Children

Sunday 6th October - Sunday 17th November

A particularly special year for this annual exhibition, as it is also the Centenary of Save the Children which was set up by Eglantyne Jebb and her sister Dorothy Buxton to help children who were suffering from extreme poverty after the First World War. The charity is still essential as there is still great child poverty throughout the world. The Art Exhibition has pictures with a huge variety of subjects, covering many genres and using many different mediums. The artists, who can each submit two pictures, are both amateur and professional and the prices reflect this.

South Ayrshire Secondary Schools

Saturday 29th November - January 2020

Celebrating the diversity of art and design work created by senior pupils and presenting the Jack Kilgour Award to support the creative talents of pupils, and to recognise the work and dedication of the art departments in South Ayrshire Schools.

Rozelle House Museum & Galleries Programme 2019

A Pirate’s Life For Me

Saturday 2nd November - Sunday 26th April 2020

A new exhibition created by the V&A Museum of Childhood, offering a jaunt through the world of both real life and fictional  pirates, playfully presented and including both interactives and work created in partnership with children.

Using museum objects and engaging learning to create an experience families can enjoy together, Rozelle House will be transformed into a seaside tavern and a tropical paradise island, all centred around an almost-full-sized pirate ship - cue dressing up, stories, much ringing of the ship’s bell, and peering through a telescope.

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Mrs Mary E Maclaurin's Trust is a Registered Scottish Charity Number SCO12798

The Maclaurin Art Gallery Programme
The Maclaurin Art Gallery Programme
The Maclaurin Art Gallery Programme
The Maclaurin Art Gallery Programme
The Maclaurin Art Gallery Programme
The Maclaurin Art Gallery Programme
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