In conjunction with the Edinburgh Art Festival the Open Eye Gallery will open its doors early for a special 'Breakfast Club' on the first three Thursdays in August 2018. Running in partnership with The Fine Art Society and The Scottish Gallery all three galleries will open from 8.30am, serving coffee, tea and pastries until 10am for the early birds wanting to catch the Festival exhibition programme.
02 August 2018
Open Eye Gallery are delighted to be a part of this years Edinburgh Art Festival Partner Programme 2018. In it's 15th edition, Edinburgh Art Festival comprises of 36 exhibitions presented across 25 venues across the city. The Open Eye Gallery presents a large-scale exhibition centring on John Bellany’s output during his most turbulent period in the 1980s.
01 August 2018
Roland Fraser will give a talk on his exhibition of recent constructions on Saturday 21 July at 11am. Fraser's wooden constructions are a synthesis of assemblage, collage and traditional craftsmanship. Using material sourced from old furniture, farm buildings and skips he chooses particular pieces with visible reference to the objects previous lives and history.
12 July 2018
An opportunity to listen in on Chris Bushe RSW talking about his new exhibition 'North' with his fellow painter, and brother, Robbie Bushe RSA on Saturday 2 June at 11am. This 'Artist in Conversation' talk will allow an insight not only into the premise behind the exhibition but also an opportunity to learn more about the techniques Chris has mastered throughout his career as a painter.
25 May 2018
George Donald RSA RSW will give a talk about his exhibition of new paintings on Saturday 12 April at 11am. Offering an insight into his alluring, colourful paintings, Donald will talk through his inspirations drawn from his years of travel and techniques mastered as an established painter and printmaker.
09 May 2018
David Forster will give a talk about his exhibition Edgelands on Saturday 21 April at 11am. Looking to locations made peripheral by their geography and also by the intrusion of humankind, this exhibition centres on coastlines - seeking out overlooked corners of boatyards, cliffs and industrial sites made desolate by the force of the weather. This talk will offer an insight into Forster's fascinating paintings and techniques mastered through the course of his career as a painter.
12 April 2018
Heather Eliza Walker talks about the concepts behind her piece Brave Oleander, the title work in her first solo exhibition at the Open Eye Gallery.
11 April 2018
The Open Eye Gallery is pleased to present awards at the Society of Scottish Artists and Visual Arts Scotland Open Exhibition to two artists this year: Ade Adesina and Tina MacLeod.
09 March 2018
Two Open Eye Gallery artists have won the new W. Gordon Smith and Mrs Jay Gordon Smith Prize at the Royal Society of Scottish Painters in Watercolour.
05 March 2018
Jonathan Gibbs will give a talk about his exhibition Folk Tale and Other Work on Saturday 10 February at 11am. In this exhibition Gibbs shows a series of panel paintings in which he depicts form and space with allusions to landscape and objects.
02 February 2018
To celebrate the publication of Bill Hare's 'Facing the Nation: The Portraiture of Alexander Moffat,' Hare and Moffat will be in conversation at the Open Eye Gallery on 24 January, 2pm.
09 January 2018
We are pleased to be working with Alasdair Gray. We’re currently exhibiting this important panel painting, A Charm against Serpents. Painted in 1962, almost 20 years before the publication of his acclaimed first novel, Lanark, the work comprises a collage of nine panels which Gray has described as ‘all improvised for fun’.
17 October 2017
Leon Morrocco's newly published monograph A Painter's Journey is now available to purchase in the gallery. With an introduction by poet, Liz Lochhead, and foreword by previous owner of the Open Eye, Tom Wilson, the book takes the reader on a beautifully illustrated journey through Morrocco's travels around the globe.
23 August 2017
Diana Hope will give a talk about her exhibition Collection | Recollection on Saturday 9 September, 12 noon. The exhibition is an enquiry into what we collect and what we leave behind, objects inherited and objects saved, almost by chance, for museums. Hope is interested in the way artists collect objects, which recur in their work like an extended vocabulary. She sees the collected objects as a Proustian door into a particular narrative that holds profound personal meaning.
23 August 2017
Open Eye Gallery artist, Leon Morrocco RSA RGI, will be in conversation with poet and playwright, Liz Lochhead, at the Edinburgh Book Festival this August.
06 July 2017
Susie Leiper will be giving a talk about her exhibition 'One Never Quite Knows the Mountain...' on Saturday 15 July, 12 noon. The talk will be an opportunity to find out more about the roots of Leiper's fascination with Nan Shepherd's lyrical testament to the Cairngorms, 'The Living Mountain'.
13 June 2017
During their exhibition at the gallery, the Scottish Lettercutters Association (SLA) will be giving a talk about their work on Saturday 24 June, 12 noon. Letters cut in stone, wood, plaster and wood are on show in the SLA's first exhibition at the gallery.
13 June 2017
The Open Eye Gallery is delighted to be mounting an exhibition of Vincent Butler's sculptures at the Waldorf Astoria, Edinburgh. A celebrated sculptor, working primarily in bronze, Butler is remembered as a champion of figuration and composition in sculpture.
13 June 2017
Rachel Ross will give a talk about her exhibition 'Collector' on Saturday 10th June.
05 June 2017
To celebrate the launch of Jonathan Gibbs' exhibition at Valvona & Crolla, the restaurant will be hosting a supper and discussion with the artist on Thursday 15 June.
12 May 2017
Audrey Grant will be giving a talk about her exhibition 'Ceci est mon corps' on Saturday 20th May, 12 noon. The recipient of the Open Eye Gallery Exhibition Award presented at the Society of Scottish Artists' Annual Exhibition in 2015, Grant paints with attention to the visceral reality of the body.
11 May 2017
We're delighted to present a solo exhibition by the winner of the Open Eye Gallery Exhibition Award, Audrey Grant. Presented at the Society of Scottish Artists in 2015, the award entitled Grant to a solo exhibition at the gallery. The upcoming exhibition, 'Ceci est mon corps', comprises a new body of work arising from Grant's collaboration with Scottish Ballet.
24 April 2017
In conjunction with his first exhibition at the Open Eye Gallery, Robbie Bushe will be giving an artist's talk on Saturday 29 April, 12 noon. Robbie Bushe has exhibited his narrative paintings since 1990. Inspired by the characters and the places he has lived and worked, his work has won several national awards including most recently the inaugural W. Gordon Smith Painting Prize at the Dovecot Gallery, Edinburgh.
12 April 2017
Open Eye Gallery artist, Marj Bond, has released her first full length monograph, published by Sansom and Company. Featuring over 100 illustrations and with a text written by Martine F. Pugh, the book positions Bond’s travels to be the source of inspiration for her work from the 1960s to now.
10 April 2017