Environmental Impact of Art: Part 1

Environmental Impact of Art: Part 1

The environmental impact of the commercial art world has been well documented. From the millions of flights taken by people and artworks, travelling the world for shows and exhibitions, to the mountains of plastic packaging used to wrap works, it is undeniable that the environmental impact is widespread. It would however be misguided to say […]

2019 Winter Show. Open till 24.12.19.

2019 Winter Show. Open till 24.12.19.

Our annual Winter Show in the West End runs right up to Xmas Eve with an ever evolving collection of works on show. From our latest finds to some fast rising stars. We’ve stacked the booths with limited edition prints, unique photography, unseen drawings and some stunning original paintings. And the walls are much the […]

Winter Exhibition at Princes Square

Winter Exhibition at Princes Square

We’re delighted to be residing in the beautiful Princes Square in the run up to Xmas. With a rotational 2019 Winter Exhibition showcasing work from our established Gallery stars alongside our latest finds and breakout talent. More walls, more art, so much more to love! And don’t forget…our annual Winter Show is open in the […]

Lee Ellis “Pretty Ugly” October Show.

Lee Ellis "Pretty Ugly" October Show.

Lee Ellis realised he didn’t want to be a Graphic Designer pretty quickly after finishing his degree in Graphic Design (much to our pleasure). Instead he poured all his creative energy into abstracted expressive painting. His unsettling, comical and sometimes disturbing portraits haven’t gone unnoticed here at the gallery. Ellis’ work is surreal and nightmarish […]

Changing Landscapes (Part II): Nature in crisis?

Changing Landscapes (Part II): Nature in crisis?

With Scotland recording its hottest night EVER in July, global warming is understandably on our minds… As Olafur Eliasson astutely points out in his extremely popular current exhibition at the Tate Modern in London, “art has a carbon footprint, too.” But what exactly does he mean? Art, in its many diverse forms, has the potential […]

Summer Scenes Printed From Screens.

Summer Scenes Printed From Screens.

Screen-prints exist in a different artistic dimension to that of paintings. The creative process follows a different path, the artist’s brush is replaced by a squeegee (yes, that is really what it’s called), and the canvas is substituted for silkscreens and paper. Prints are usually produced in limited editions, numbered discreetly in pencil at the […]

Breakout Artists 2019: Show runs from 29.06.19 – 08.08.19

Breakout Artists 2019: Show runs from 29.06.19 - 08.08.19

Fresh and untainted, these works are individual, true to their maker and bursting with originality. Each unique from the other, the works on display compliment each other and whilst some evoke feeling, others provoke thought and are all a visual delight. Saturday 29th June saw the opening of our annual Best of Scottish Art School […]

Megan Wood “Inflorescence” Show Opens 26.05.19

Request Brochure Megan Wood’s first solo show entitled “Inflorescence” opens at the gallery this Sunday 26th May and we’d love you to be there. If you can’t make it, please request a brochure above.  Inflorescence by Megan Wood My artwork is a modern reaction to the theme of travel in art history. I use photographic […]

A look at Isobel Cortese’s weird & wonderful miniature worlds.

A look at Isobel Cortese's weird & wonderful miniature worlds.

People love tiny things. Maybe this is a sweeping generalisation but stay with me because there is research to prove it. According to science (the internet) we humans can’t get enough of the small stuff because it forces us to act with care when we are handling it. Much like we might feel a connection […]

A look at Lily Macrae.

A look at Lily Macrae.

With powerful paintings that sit between figurative and abstraction, we opened 2018 with Lily Macrae’s standout (and near sell out) show ‘State of Change’. It was her figurative shadows and fleeting moments of movement that drifted laterally in and out of the canvases she presented in her final year ECA Degree Show (2016) that first […]

The Human Form: Part 3.

‘Portrait’ seems to be quite an obvious term at face value (…see what we did there). In the Western world, we have generally regarded the portrait to be a visual description of a particular person; articulating their literal appearance. Resultantly, we often view portraits that reject or subvert the actual image of someone, as a […]