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New Gifts

We are introducing several new lines to stock in time for Christmas, Shadowshapes animals which fit along shelf edges, frames or TV`s, made in Scotland from recycled plastics.

Ceramic circles to hang on tree, featuring birds and animals and from the same Glasgow maker, toilet bags and glass coasters.

From a local source, made from fabric offcuts, desk or table tidies to hold these remotes, pens, phones and more.

Ceramic Vases at reasonable price points, new in Ceramic Jugs by Dot Beveridge from Tayport.

Soaps, bath bombs, candles and much more, all from independent makers.

Our big table upstairs is laden with quality designed gifts, all under £30, great small gift or stocking filler.

Winter Exhibition

We  had our open day on Sunday 29th October to launch our winter exhibition,sadly not helped by the weather but everything is now on show and our Christmas table is now set up with some great gifts, many in the £5 to £30 price range

We will have a tasteful range of gifts for all occassions, we avoid the naff Chinese Christmas Gifts, all our gifts being sourced from independent makers and fair trade outlets. Gallery owner Sheila designs mugs, coasters and other merchandise and they are again printed by small independent outlets

We have artwork by several artists, all known well to us with a wide selection and styles of work. Most works are now up on website 

Definition of a Print

Many of our artists are printmakers, their work is all their own " by the hand of the artist". Editions are hand pulled and low, many just do monoprints ie 1 of 1. They are all inked up, a long process when there are several colours, then run through the process be it etching, screenprint, relief print, lithography and several processes.

There are now a proliferation of outlets selling "original prints" These are reproductions, done photographically usually by ink jet, or giclee as often referred to. They tend to be in large or open editions, often in poor quality frames and bear no relationship to true printmaking. Most reputable galleries do not handle these, 

We do stock digital art, this is different again, being created in computer from many elements, almost a collage. They are produced in low numbers.

We are happy to explain the various processes to any callers

Opening Days

We are a part time business, Sheila also working from Perth Creative Exchange studios. We try to be in on Thursdays from 12noon to 4pm and Saturdays from 11.30am to 4pm. 

Given the ongoing terrible weather, we may make short notice decisions on opening or not, similarly we may open additional afternoons as we are trialling our dog, a large young Golden Retriever in the gallery for short periods.

We will be having a later shopping evening on Thursday 14th December, 12 noon to 7pm for those who cannot manage at other times.

Fig and Fromage Deli across the road will also be open with hot drinks, so stock up on gifts and deli groceries.

Mailing List

We have up to now not kept a mailing list to advise exhibitions or special events. If you would like to be notified of events, drop us an email with name and email address. This will be kept to our own records and not passed to others.