The McInroy & Wood Borders Art Fair will be returning in 2023 with a great array of over 70 artists, galleries and makers from the Borders and all across Scotland and England.

It will take place on 17-19 March at the Borders Event Centre, Kelso.

Among those taking part will be Edinburgh’s Wendy Helliwell (pictured), Marchmont-based sculptors Richard Goldsworthy and Michelle de Bruin, Aberfeldy painter Audrey Slorance, the Whitehouse Gallery from Kirkcudbright, and the Society of Scottish Artists.

The Spotlight Area will be curated by the Royal Scottish Academy, featuring work by several of their Member Artists and Academicians, and new for 2023, there will be a pop-up print studio where visitors can learn about different techniques and have a go at creating their own masterpiece to take home. 

Frances Fergusson, Director of The McInroy & Wood Borders Art Fair, said: “Our event has grown into a really popular chance to see a superb range of contemporary art and craft, and a chance to meet artists and makers from all across Scotland and England.

“In 2023 we will be welcoming more than 70 artists, makers and galleries for a relaxed and family friendly weekend with everything from paintings and ceramics to sculpture and printmaking.

“And it also offers a great opportunity to spend some time exploring the historic market town of Kelso, and the beautiful surrounding countryside.”

Throughout the weekend there will artists and makers demonstrating their work, and a series of online, free workshops will be available for visitors to view at home.

There will also be ceramics from the new Redbraes Pottery in Duns, paintings by Davy Brown from Newton Stewart, Darren Woodhead SWLA from East Lothian and Aine Divine RSW from the Borders, glassware by Julia Linstead from Coldstream, botanical illustrations by Marianne Hazlewood, animal sculptures by Tish Potter from London – and much more.

As ever it will be a family-friendly event, with plenty to see, plus great food and drink.

Watch out for further details at

– Ends –

Notes for Editors

Border Arts Development CIC, Kirkmains Farm, Jedburgh TD8 6TP.                                      Company reg. no. 552835.