A Winter of Photography

As we move on to our winter opening times on 1 October, we thought it would be a good time to have a look at our upcoming exhibition programme for the next few months, which will be dominated by different types of photography.  You have about 1 week left to see our summer blockbuster John Muir:Writer, which finishes on Wednesday 9 October.  This will be replaced by some beautiful photographs by local photographer,  Fraser Stewart. Fraser says of his work:

This exhibition is a range of my photographic work of the many facets of Dunbar. It is a study of the diverse communities within a small coastal town. Dunbar is surrounded by beautiful nature and is a joy to explore and live in. Yet it is the people who provide the dynamic of the town, creating employment, starting up organisations and social groups. This exhibition captures all aspects of this unique community.

This will be followed by the John Muir Trust category winners from the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.  This will be the 3rd year we have exhibited winners from this category, and the images are always breath-taking. this year the John Muir Trust prize was given the theme of ‘Living Landscape’, one of the prizewinners being Ian Biggs with ‘Autumn Frost’.


Finally from 18 December we will be exhibiting the 12 winners from the Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery ‘My Dunbar’ Calendar competition.  Anyone was able to submit a photograph of Dunbar, and the winners were chosen by who had the most ‘likes’ on the Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery Facebook page. The result has been a beautiful calendar of Dunbar through the eyes of the people who live, work and play here. Calendars will be available for sale from the first weekend in October – reserve yours for only £6.00.

The winning photo on the front of the calendar is Jamie McAlpine’s ‘Sky Over Belhaven’