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’

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Artificial Intelligence: Part 1.

Artificial Intelligence: Part 1.

The end of Art as we know it? Many conceptualise art as if it is a fixed entity with a single, universal definition; and yet, humanity, across time and geographical space, has been locked in continuous debate over what constitutes art. Whatever creations, expressions, subversions (et cetera) are celebrated, or

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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

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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

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Bricks & Mortar. Our Herald Luxury Magazine feature.

Bricks & Mortar. Our Herald Luxury Magazine feature.

Great to be featured in the March / April edition of the Glasgow Herald’s Luxury Magazine. Find our article nestled nicely in the Arts section. With a look at both the Gallery and our Public Art Projects. Always a pleasure to have the opportunity to speak about what we’re up

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Abstract Art: Playfulness.

Abstract Art: Playfulness.

Abstract art can sometimes be elevated to a superior – perhaps even pretentious – status in the art world; where it is paradoxically also condemned by many as ‘not art’, because it deviates from being overtly representational. There are often three camps of people that are suspicious of abstract art:

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