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Anthony BryantLarge Ash Vessel II Photograph: Steve Tanner

Contemporary Art since 1842

Currently showing: Wood

When: 3rd April to 27th April 2019

Where: The Scottish Gallery, 16 Dundas Street Edinburgh EH3 6HZ (map)

Opening times: Monday-Friday: 10am – 6pm, Saturday: 10am – 4pm, Sunday: closed

(Please note the gallery is closed for two days before each exhibition, so please call ahead if you are with a group or are coming from a distance to avoid disappointment)

This April we present Wood – an exhibition showcasing a number of artists who primarily use wood to make beautiful, sensitive and expressive work. Wood includes examples of bespoke furniture, sculptural vessels, boxes, traditional basket weaving and metalwork. The exhibition explores traditional hand craft skills and modern techniques juxtaposed with some antique works brought together by The Thrie Estaits. Exhibiting artists include: Roger BennettAnthony BryantMartin CookRoland FraserHans-Henning PedersenKathryn HintonAndrew HolmesOwen JonesEleanor LakelinGrant McCaigAlan MeredithLawrence Neal (Marchmont House)Jim Partridge & Liz WalmsleyDavid RobinsonAngus Ross and Edward Teasdale.

Eleanor in her studio, courtesy of Cockpit Arts

Turners’ Bursary Award  winner, and recent QEST Scholar, Eleanor Lakelin will be exhibiting at WOOD.


Eleanor Lakelin creates sculptural objects in wood, using a traditional lathe and centuries-old chisels alongside modern sculpting techniques. Her work is exhibited internationally and included in numerous prestigious private collections. She lives and works in London and is represented by Sarah Myerscough Gallery.

Applications for the 2019 bursary award are now open.

For further information on the rules, and how to apply, please click on the following links:

Bursary Awards 2019 – Invitation to apply

Bursary Awards 2019 – Entry Form

Contemporary Art since 1842

Established in South St. David Street, Edinburgh by Aitken Dott in 1842 as “Gilders, Framers, and Artists’ Colourmen”, the firm, as it does today, also exhibited and sold work by the leading Scottish artists of the day. As all areas of the business grew, larger premises were found in Castle Street in 1860 and a new dedicated gallery space was opened in 1897 as “The Scottish Gallery”. The gallery has been situated on Dundas Street since 1992.


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