Spring 2018 Mixed Exhibition

Saturday 3rd March to Monday 2nd April
Our second exhibition of 2018 is a Mixed Show featuring the work of some of the most well known Scottish artists from the past 100 years.

We have recently acquired a few interesting pieces by the highly respected Scottish artist, Patrick William Adam RSA (1854-1929) who lived next door to the gallery at Ardilea from 1908 until his death in 1929. He is most well known for his Interior paintings many of which were painted in houses in and around North Berwick, including Ardilea, Hyndford, Clerkington House and Smeaton Hepburn House. He was one of the founding members of “The Society of Eight”, a group of like-minded artists who got together to exhibit their work in Edinburgh. It seems that their common purpose was to bridge political and artistic differences that existed at the time between Glasgow and Edinburgh. Other members include Cadell, Lavery, David Alison, James Cadenhead, Harrington Mann, James Paterson & another artist whose work we will have on show, Alexander Garden Sinclair. Later members to this group were Peploe, Guthrie, MacTaggart & William Gillies.

Three pieces will be on show, a beautiful oil, “Sweet William, Geraniums” dated 1929, an atmospheric pastel drawing “Flash on the Bass, North Berwick” dated 1925 (or possibly 1929) and for those interested in North Berwick in days gone by, a watercolour featuring beached boats by the first tee at North Berwick Golf Course dated 1899.

Alongside these three pieces with local interest we will also have beautiful landscape by John Campbell Mitchell RSA (1862-1922) of North Berwick looking back from Daisy Island (or “The Leithies”) as well as work by Ian Fleming RSA RSW (1906-1994), Henry Wright Kerr RSA RSW (1857-1936), James McBey (1833-1959), John Bulloch Souter (1890-1972), William James Laidlaw Baillie CBE PRSA PPRSW RGI HRA (1923-2011) and John Bellany CBE RA HRSA (1942-2013) amongst others.

Of our contemporary artists we will have new work by the popular gallery artists Matthew Draper, Andy Heald, Allan J Robertson and Thomas Cameron.

We will also be introducing a new artist to the gallery, Leonie MacMillan. A graduate of Glasgow University and Duncan of Jordanstone as well as spending two summers apprenticeship under the tutelage of the well known ceramist, Lotte Glob, Leonie’s work combines abstract design with messages about the world in which we live.

The show will kick off with refreshments on Saturday 2nd March from 2-5pm and will continue until Sunday 2nd April. We hope you can join us.

A busy month for us in March as we will also be showing at the Border’s Art Fair in Kelso from 16-18th March. The opening night is Thursday 15th March – if anyone would like a ticket for two to what should be a great opening night please get in touch. The event is free entry on each of the other days. There will be over 50 artists and galleries exhibiting alongside a packed programme of workshops, demonstrations and competitions…I’m sure it will be a great day out.

Borders Art Fair 2018

16-18 March 2018
Borders Art Fair 2018
Springwood Park

16-18 March
10-4pm Free Entry

Come and join us for a fabulous 3 days, celebrating visual arts in the beautiful Scottish Borders.

Live art demonstrations, over 50 exhibiting artist stands, creative talks and discussions, our ‘local heroes’ exhibition, competitions, food and drink and, a whole lot of fun for all ages!

We'll be on Stand 33 and will have a range of great work on show including; Claire Beattie, George Birrell, Davy Brown, Dominique Cameron, Matthew Draper, George Gilbert, Simon Laurie, Ann Oram, Arran Ross, Gordon M Scott & Astrid Trugg.

Hope to see you there.