Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Coming Up . . .

Our next exhibition has been in the pipeline for a long time. 
Paul Barnes

I have always loved the phrase 'Tim'rous Beasties' from the famed Robert Burns poem of 1785 'To A Mouse'.

Barbara Franc

This exhibition, opening 20th April, is an ode to all beasties, big and small, and in any medium. We have a brilliant line up of artists taking part.

Henry Fraser

Including those shown, we have works by Sandy Murphy RSW RGI PAI, Joyce Gunn Cairns SSA VAS MBE, Joe Hargan PAI, James Cosgrove RSW PAI, Kevin Low, Margaretann Bennett RSW, Alice McMurrough RSW RGI PAI and others.

Neil MacDonald RSW RGI PAI

Many have created works especially for this unique exhibition.

Christine Woodside RSW RGI

This promises to be an amazing mix of works by fabulously unique artists working within a common theme.

Stanley Bird

The exhibition previews on Sunday 20th April. Please contact the gallery for a invitation.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Collection

We have had a really good response to our new exhibition, The Smithy Gallery Collection, so called because these are the paintings from some of our very favourite artists and gallery collaborators.
These are paintings that, with the artists' permission, we like to hold onto.  They include David M Martin RSW RGI, Sandy Murphy RSW RGI PAI, Laura Harrison, Joyce Gunn Cairns SSA VAS, Carlo Rossi (1921-2010) and more.
Together they create a really strong body of works that we are honoured to have and would like to think represents the gallery's ethos of quality and unique creativity.


This exhibition continues until 30 March.  Opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11am - 5pm and Sunday, 1pm - 5pm.

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Thursday, March 06, 2014

The Smithy Gallery Collection

We are busy getting our new exhibition ready for its opening on Saturday.  This is a unique exhibition, The Smithy Gallery Collection.
This exhibition consists of many beautiful works by some of the gallery's favourite artists.  These are the paintings that we hold onto and won't let go!
In 2012 we held a memorial exhibition for the late Carlo Rossi.  One of our favourite artists and a friend of the gallery.  This was the last of three memorial exhibitions held in Britain, organised by Carlo's sons. 

They kindly allowed us to hold onto a few of the smaller painting and the rest of the paintings were distributed amongst the family.  We are delighted to have this opportunity to exhibit these once again.


Another nonagenarian and supporter of the gallery is David M Martin RSW RGI.  David has shown with the gallery since we opened over eight years ago and we have built up a beautiful collection of small to large works of his.  We think David is one of the best painters in Scotland.

Another artist in our special collection is the inimitable Joyce Gunn Cairns SSA VAS.  Edinburgh artist Joyce has become one of Smithy Gallery's most cherished artists.  Deeply talented and exciting, her exhibitions have become a huge draw to all around.
Also part of the collection are works by Joe Hargan PAI and George Grant.  Each artist in the collection has been part of the gallery's history and we are always incredibly proud to be able to exhibit their works.

The Smithy Gallery Collection dates are 8th to 30th March.

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