Spring 2018 Mixed Exhibition

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 the end of April. We hope you can join us.