A Gallery and Art Space in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway

A warm welcome awaits you at this community based gallery tucked away on Southwick Road, Dalbeattie, serving the whole of Stewartry. One of the oldest buildings in Dalbeattie, it is also home of the Dalbutha Artists Collective.

Come to the Nail Factory Bothy

The Nail Factory Bothy

The latest Phil Crennell eco-built creation. A magical space to exhibit art and run workshops.

The Nail Factory Bothy The Nail Factory Bothy

We support up and coming artists, offering a small yet contemporary eco friendly space for solo exhibitions and workshops. The Nail Factory Garden provides a wonderful setting for sculpture.

The gallery is open 11am - 6pm during exhibitions. We are happy to cater for groups of all ages, just contact Rupinder Dulay, curator at the address below.


  • 4th - 30th September
    Isabell Buenz "Paper Magic Magic Paper"
  • 5th - 30th September
    Cathy Sidhu - The Old Burrow artist and illustrator
  • 29th September
    Book Launch. Dumfries Through Time. Mary Smith & Allan Devlin
  • 2nd - 31st October
    Paintings by Fiona Love & Drew Love
  • Mary Smith's Writing Group
    will continue to meet every 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7-9pm
  • See What's On for details and full 2015 programme
  • Since August 2012:
    The Nail Factory is curating a permanent exhibition of sculpture at Threave Gardens


From our comments book...

  • "...a warm welcome..."
  • "...cosy yet modern and contemporary..."
  • "...such a lovely welcoming space..."
  • "...another exciting and inspiring exhibition..."