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Five of the best contemporary art galleries in Scotland
Head out of the bitter winds this autumn and inside some of the best contemporary art galleries in Scotland to fill your days with culture and beauty…
Our editor shares the places that are on her radar and should be on yours too if you’re hoping to catch some of the best contemporary art this year in Scotland. From contemporary sculpture to modern paintings inside a Georgian house, this list has it all.
A little out of Edinburgh’s city centre, in the former factory headquarters of North British Rubber (who brought the world Wellington Boots), this gallery is continuing to celebrate British makers. There’s a huge printmaking studio, where locals (and those on longer trips) can sign up for courses, an excellent vegan café, and an exciting programme of rolling exhibitions.
We are open Tuesday to Sunday 10am-6pm.
For enquiries call +44 (0)131 557 2479 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Edinburgh Printmakers, Castle Mills, 1 Dundee Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9FP
The Scottish Gallery
Another gallery space that is often missed by visitors to the capital is this one, which stands in an affluent part of the New Town, on Dundas Street, in a smart Georgian building. As well as changing exhibitions, it displays a wide range of 20th-century and modern art, including paintings, sculpture, and prints, alongside a collection of craft and design pieces, from ceramics to jewellery, all of which are for sale.
Open Tuesday to Friday 11am – 6pm and Saturday 11am – 2pm.
The Scottish Gallery, 16 Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6HZ
If, like me, you are a fan of Scotland’s most celebrated landscape artist, John Lowrie Morrison OBE, then it’s a good idea to keep an eye on the Jolomo Studios website to hear about his latest exhibitions. The beautiful Blossoms and Boats– The Crinan Canal show at The Glasgow Gallery runs from 22 October 2022 and others will soon follow, as we can’t get enough of him.
For enquiries call 01546 870303 or email email@example.com
The Jolomo Studio, Tigh-na-Barnashalg, Tayvallich by Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8PN
The Lemond Gallery
If Scottish fine art is more your thing, then this contemporary gallery just outside Glasgow will delight. Covering everyone from classicists to innovators, its curators are experts in their field and can help you get your fine art collection off the ground or assist you in developing an already impressive one. There are regular exhibitions, including a forthcoming solo show from Joe Hargan Da Pai Ppai (15-23 October), and a big group Christmas show (12-20 November), which both sound great.
Open every day 11-5pm.
For enquiries call +44 141 942 4683 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lemond Gallery, 4 Thorn Road Bearsden, Glasgow, Scotland, G61 4PP
Sproson Gallery St Andrews, in Fife promotes and exhibits Contemporary living artists in every media including original painting, sculpture, collage, photography, mixed media. Their exhibitions offer an eclectic mix of styles and prices to suit every ardent art lover and collector. We also offer a range of artist prints, cards and frames.
We are open Tuesday to Saturday 10-5 pm.
For enquiries call 01334 474331 or email email@example.com
138 South Street, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9EQ
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