Artist's Talk with Jonathan Gibbs

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​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

Alexander Moffat and Bill Hare in Conversation

Alexander Moffat Self Portrait 1963
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

Important Alasdair Gray Painting on Exhibition

A Charm Against Serpents
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 A Painter's Journey

Morrocco Books
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 Artist's Talk

Behind The Scenes At The Museum Mixed Media 40X34Cm £860
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

Leon Morrocco with Liz Lochhead at the Edinburgh Book Festival

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 Artist's Talk

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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

Talk with the Scottish Lettercutters Association

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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

Vincent Butler Exhibition at the Waldorf Astoria

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 Artist's Talk

Lockets With Feather 42X40Cm Acrylic On Board
Rachel Ross will give a talk about her exhibition 'Collector' on Saturday 10th June.

05 June 2017

Jonathan Gibbs Exhibition Launch and Supper at Valvona & Crolla

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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 Artist's Talk

Dance Ii Cinderella 2017 Oil On Canvas 50X45Cm
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

Open Eye Gallery Exhibition Prize

Dance Iii Two Figures 2017 Oil On Canvas 45X50Cm
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

Robbie Bushe Artist's Talk

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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

Marj Bond Newly Released Book

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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