Visual arts is becoming a prevalentpart of the Wigtown Book Festival's programme, with plenty of events to please both adults and children alike. 



Spring Fling Artist-in-Residence


For the eighth year, we are linking with Scotland’s largest arts and crafts open studios event, Spring Fling, to run an artist’s residency. Kate Timney makes work about the relationship between humans and the natural world. Working across painting, drawing and printmaking, her recent work has drawn on ideas of wilderness and the sublime. Her residency will look at people’s responses to books that have moved or changed them. Kate’s temporary studio is at 11 North Main Street. Kate will host a free Meet and Greet on Saturday 24th September at 7.30pm.


Led by artist Jan Hogarth, Our Unicorn is a collaborative art project that encourages people to engage with landscapre and environment through mythology. The Unicorn is an ancient symbol of healing and transformation and appears in places where there is a high-level of creativity or imagination. Look out for the mythical beast on Saturday 1st October.
Benji Davies Exhibition 


This exhibition, developed especially for Wigtown Book Festival, features beautiful illustrations from the award-winning The Storm Whale by Benji Davies. See how he digitally builds his illustrations, enjoy his animation and view original sketches. Craigard Gallery, 13 North Main Street, 10am-5pm (daily)


Shoo Rayner's Sketchbook


Shoo Rayner's 2015 Wigtown Book Festival Sketchbook was so popular that we're doing it again. Look out for Rayner, illustrator of more than 180 children's books, as he draws the festival. Last year's sketchbook is available to buy in the Festival Bookshop.