John Byrne and Ron Sandford: Harbour Cottage Gallery, Kirkcudbright

15 - 30 August 2020

Harbour Cottage Gallery

Castle Bank, Kirkcudbright DG6 4LB


In this extraordinary year, we have broken with tradition and bring two great living artists to Kirkcudbright. Great draftsmanship underpins both; one looking out, the other looking in. Now octogenarians, we can see the culmination of a life time’s practise.


JOHN BYRNE (b.1940) This year marks John Byrne’s 80th birthday. To celebrate, he has created works that look back at himself. An autobiography of sorts. Largely developed during
lockdown, the works on show reflect the solitary world of an artist and the gift of uninterrupted time in his studio.


RON SANDFORD (b.1937) From his studio in Yell, Ron draws the everyday, every day: still life, landscape and portrait in pencil, pen, ink and watercolour. Having lived in Hong Kong before moving to Shetland, his work reflects life and landscape from each side of the world.