About / Current
The remoteness of Scotland’s north-west Highlands has been its saving grace over the past two years, There it has been possible, indeed easy, to forget for a time the problems faced in cities and elsewhere during the pandemic. Circumstance has permitted me to manage the difficult transition from relative independence to a care home for sculptor Dorothy Dick, whose Power of Attorney I have been for the past ten years. The future management of her sculpture, which she wishes to be her legacy to Scourie, where she has lived for three decades, has taken time and thought, and is still a work in progress. Much has been achieved, however, with help from the village itself, and the Dorothy Dick Studio Gallery has been restored and enlarged to feature Scottish art from Dorothy’s collection, her sculpture and a room dedicated to drawing, both hers and that of other contemporary artists. Her large collection of art books has been re-instated in Handa House (45 Scourie), to be used as a resource. The potential of the woodland opposite is still being explored; outdoor sculptures have found homes there, but there is still much space to be exploited following a major clean-up by tree surgeons David Crowden and Andy Bunn from Wick. Hughson Gallery also wishes to acknowledge the major contributions to this enterprise made by UCL (Builders & Engineers) Ltd Ullapool, JF Buchanan, Painter & Decorator, Dingwall, and Donald Morrison, Joiner, Durness. A heartfelt thank you to you all.
Dorothy Dick Studio Gallery will be open again this summer, July until late September. A selection from Edna Whyte’s drawing series The House at A’Mhoine will be on display. If you are anywhere near, do please visit!
About / Past
Hughson Gallery began in 1986, operating privately and showing on average three times a year. Exhibitions have also been curated in public galleries throughout this time, and other projects in the public domain have been undertaken. The gallery closed for a period at the end of 2011, having seen through the Sandeman family exhibition at the Lillie Gallery in Milngavie, and shown here the work of Margot Sandeman in collaboration with Ian Hamilton Finlay. Philip Reeves‘ eightieth birthday was celebrated, and the year ended with an exhibition of Rowena Comrie’s paintings.