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Scottish Art Gallery Showcasing Scottish Fine Art and Paintings

Based from our home in North Berwick, Fidra Fine Art specialises in sourcing traditional and contemporary Scottish painting from the past 200 years.

Presented in a drawing room setting, currently we have in stock pieces by John Houston, Henry Wright Kerr, James McBey, Patrick William Adam, John Blair, John Bellany through to Matthew Draper, Sandy Murphy, Michael Durning, George Birrell, Davy Brown, Lesley Banks, Alan Connell, Simon Laurie, Alice McMurrough, Neil Macdonald, Dominique Cameron, Joseph Urie, Arran Ross, Jayne Stokes, Angela Repping and many more. Oils, watercolours, original prints and drawings ensure that we offer something for every taste.

We alternate our exhibitions every 5 weeks or so - solo shows by great quality contemporary artists followed by mixed shows with an eclectic selection of well known names from the past alongside pieces from contemporary artists working today.

The gallery is based in the front two rooms of our house but as soon as you walk in it very much feels like an art gallery but with the added benefit of a familiar domestic setting.

We are open every weekend from 12-5pm and we are more than happy to show you around outside those hours but ask that you call first just to ensure that we are here when you arrive…or just drop in.

We hope to see you soon.
Our next exhibition at Fidra Fine Art features the smartphone photographic work of German artist, Holger Mohaupt. Set in our everyday landscape, Holger’s cleverly observed narratives elevate commonplace experiences into engaging stories. His work invigorates a sometimes austere world thoughtfully and aesthetically.

The title of the exhibition “I See What You Like” is a playful hint at the curation of the show. All the images on display are “likes” from the artist’s Facebook page, which he has been regularly feeding with his distinct imagery of his every day experiences for the past five years - social media acting as a new form of participatory curation.

To contrast with Holger’s handprinted digital photographs is a small series of portrait etchings by the Aberdeen artist John Bulloch Souter (1890-1972). These pieces, created around one hundred years ago using a process more laborious than the relatively instantaneous digital techniques of today, invites the viewer to consider the changes in aesthetics, processes and how art is consumed and enjoyed today.

A third strand to this exhibition is a video installation titled, ‘Private View’ which is hosted in the St Andrew Blackadder Parish Church on the High Street in North Berwick. Here Holger again is engaging in a dialogue, this time with memory and landscape. The video projection in the main hall of the church was inspired by the memorial benches in and around the seaside town in East Lothian. The peace and tranquility of the church invites the visitor to contemplate and reflect beyond the every day.

Holger describes this work as, “…a call for dialogue. A dialogue between personal landscapes and the psychogeography of the everyday, with his smartphone as a walking stick.”

“I See What You Like” at Fidra Fine Art, will open with a Preview on Friday 27th October from 6-8pm and will continue Saturdays and Sundays open 12-5pm until 16 November. Midweek appointments are very welcome.

“Private View” video installation at St Andrew Blackadder Parish Church will run from 28 October to 26 November open Monday to Friday 9am-2pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm.
Next up at Fidra Fine Art is our mixed Winter Exhibition; "12 x 2", 12 Artists x 2 Paintings. It features a great variety of work by some of the best contemporary Scottish artists working today. We are delighted to have received a really strong selection of work covering an interesting variety of styles and subjects... I'm sure there will be something here to suit most tastes.

Lesley Banks, George Birrell, Dominique Cameron, Alan Connell, Matthew Draper, George Gilbert RSW, John Johnstone, Simon Laurie RSW RGI, Neil Macdonald RSW RGI PAI, Alice McMurrough RSW RGI PAI, Ann Oram RSW & Angela Repping.

We have also lined up a visit from the very popular jeweller, Kathryn Williamson. Kathryn will be here with her lovely jewels on Saturday 16th December from 12 noon.

Our Winter Exhibition starts on Saturday 2nd December and will continue through to 28 January 2018.