Surge at Hawick Museum

Hawick Museum’s latest exhibition has been creating a bit of a stir since it opened earlier this month in the recently refurbished Scott Gallery.

Surge is a new, temporary art display from the Upland organisation showcasing examples of work by the contemporary artistic community in neighbouring region Dumfries and Galloway.

Richard White, our Assistant Curator at Hawick Museum, commented that “the exhibition gives a platform to work that is experimental and cross disciplinary with some very interesting pieces, including video, sound and interactive and sits well in the recently-refurbished Scott Gallery. Surge is part of Hawick Museum’s annual programme of exhibition and events and it’s well worth a look – experimental but quite fun really.”

The Upland organisation is an ambitious, rural-based visual art and craft development team and this current exhibition, first shown in Edinburgh in 2017, was made from an open call to members.

Re-imagined for the Scott Gallery, Surge shows present work from artists at different stages in their careers, with a focus on new work.

There is a wide variety of style and medium:  painting, printmaking, ceramics, mixed media, photography and video to name a few!  The artists are connected primarily through place, being based in Dumfries and Galloway.

Surge will be on display until Sunday 16 September at our Scott Gallery in Hawick Museum, Wilton Lodge Park.

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