Friday, 16 December 2011

Festive opening hours

This festive period we will be open as follows:
Christmas eve 10- 3.30 pm
Closed Dec 25th - January 4th
We re-open on January 5th at 10am

Last minute Christmas gift ideas and stocking fillers!

Check out some of these fantastic gifts we have in the gallery this Christmas...

Beautiful turqouise pottery made in Scotland by 'We Make pots'...
 Lively brooches, earrings and pendants with a nature theme by Xiao Chang...

Funky slogan brooches by Tara Mcintosh...

and lastly these intricately patterned earrings are made by 'Lovely Pigeon', she also makes brooches with a birdie theme...

Friday, 18 November 2011

These bird houses by eco friendly company Nkuku are a big hit with the Marchmont crowd. All the birds will be fighting each other to nestle in one of these beautifully hand decorated houses. Available from the Marchmont Gallery in green or blue for £14.95. Get them quick before they're gone.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

'Little red' jewellery

Amelia Smith of 'the little red shop' creates these wonderful resin rings and brooches incorporating recycled items including photos and vintage stamps. Each one is unique and very good value with prices starting at just £12, pop in and choose your favourite now before they all go...! 

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

We've got a couple of exciting events coming up at the end of the month. The first is a storytelling event lead by artist and printmaker Sara Forshaw. She will be reading from her latest book Captain Cat and the Pirate Mice. There will be refreshments, music and much fun to be had by all so please pop along.

The second is our Winter exhibition, Skylines, which showcases our Marchmont Gallery artists in this mixed group exhibition. The preview will be on November 26th from 5-7. Hope to see you there! 

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Going green!

Our much awaited new paint job is finished and we are enjoying our new green look!

We have had lots of great comments from our customers already and are hoping it will help to attract lots of new customers this festive season as we stock up on gift ideas for the Christmas rush...

Saturday, 29 October 2011

We've got lots of these brilliant PostCarden sets by Another Studio for Design in the gallery. Great for those green fingered indoor gardeners! Once opened and unfolded into its garden plot, simply sow the enclosed seeds and add water. In a few days your card will start to grow and will keep for 2 - 3 weeks.
We're currently growing the city version and are eagerly awaiting a garden full of lovely cress.
We've got Allotment, Botanical, City and Winter Wonderland PostCardens and smaller Village MatchCardens. You can see a video of the cress growing on their website here.

Friday, 7 October 2011

St Baldred's Cradle to Bass Rock by Adrienne O'Loughlin

Eigg Sun by Adrienne O'Loughlin

Today we have lovely new work in the gallery from Adrienne O'Loughlin. Adrienne works with wood and lino cuts at Edinburgh Printmakers. We are delighted to have her coastal prints and you can find a couple in the gallery window at the moment.

Friday, 30 September 2011

We got a lovely package in the post this morning from Yoke. Zoe and Mark are based in Dundee and have just launched their products at London's Design Week. We love their bright colours and simple designs and are thrilled to stock their products! We have tote bags, tea towels and cards on display right now...come and get em..

Thursday, 29 September 2011

We've also got some great new work in the gallery this week from Edinburgh based illustrator Fiona Purves. I love this pesky Porcupine etching and Geometric Glasgow print.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

New artwork by Rosie Walters just in...

'City Ride', Screen Print

'Bird Tower', Screen Print

'Tree of flight', Screen Print

We have just recieved these beautiful screen prints by Edinburgh artist Rosie Walters, her prints start at the very reasonable price of £15. Come in for a look at her other designs and check out her lovely house brooches too, you can have one of your very own for only £8.50...

Friday, 23 September 2011

These fantastic birds are the work of Edinburgh artist Kittie Jones. Her cards have been going down a storm today. They will be available as prints soon, as we have a collection of kittie's screen printed birds ready to adorn our walls-watch this space for more info in the coming weeks! In the mean time send one ofher cards to a friend and brighten up their day. 

Friday, 9 September 2011

We're currently doing up The Marchmont Gallery and this is the first phase. New signs! Watch this space for future updates and a grand unveiling!

Saturday, 27 August 2011

also Edinburgh Printmakers is hosting it's first Multiples Market and Fayre on Sunday 28th August. There'll be lots of stalls from the likes of Mina Braun and the Owl and Lion Gallery with limited edition cup cakes and printing demos galore!
Pop along to the Scottish Book Trust this Sunday and Monday for a Zine spectacular! I've Zine You is an art fair featuring lots of lovely people selling their work, including Robbie Porter, Eleni Kalorkoti and Lizzy Stewart. Hope to see you there!

Friday, 12 August 2011

Wasted and Wounded

Chris Sleath (Dynamo Works)

You can see some of the Marchmont Gallery artists work up in our lovely local pub the Earl Of Marchmont! Artists work on display include photographs by David Springford, bike letterpress prints by Chris Sleath, Letterpress prints from Wasted and Wounded and much more.
The Earl of Marchmont is located at 22 Marchmont Crescent

Saturday, 6 August 2011

We have new jewellery by Claire Pouget Wright in the gallery today. Claire works at The Prescious Metal Workshop at Out of the Blue Drill Hall She uses lazertran and photo etching techniques within her jewellery making. She is inspired by travelling, a love of colour, photography, surrealism, nature, food, reading, quirky houses and much, much more…prices start from just £40 for the wee house earrings!

Friday, 29 July 2011

We visited Broughton Deli last night for the opening of their Festival exhibition, Edinburgh Mapped, which sees a fantastic selection of work inspired by Edinburgh. A lovely map accompanies the exhibition detailing the different places the artworks are based on. Exhibiting artists include Marchmont Gallery artists Kelly Stewart, Sophie Martin, Robbie Porter and Louise Smurthwaite.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

For our Edinburgh Festival exhibition we are proud to present two of the Marchmont Gallerys favourite artists, Cat Outram and Kelly Stewart. Both artists are members of Edinburgh Printmakers and you may have seen some of their work around Marchmont Gallery already.  
Kelly Stewart is an Australian artist/printmaker based in the Marchmont area. She focuses primarily on drawing architecture from the gothic, Victorian and Georgian periods. The drawings are quirky interpretations of Edinburgh cityscapes which are integrated with handwritten text and textural qualities. Kelly transfers the drawings into a series of hand generated layers on transparent films in preparation for the printmaking process . Kelly continues to produce limited edition silkscreen prints as well as original drawings for commissions both in and beyond Edinburgh.
Cat Outram is a printmaker living and working in Edinburgh. She exhibits regularily in small galleries in and around Edinburgh, at Craft fairs, Charity exhibitions, Open exhibitions and members shows at Edinburgh Printmakers, which is where she makes her etchings
PREVIEW: 4TH August 5 - 7pm

Thursday, 14 July 2011

New screen prints by Cherith Harrison

We have just receieved lots of beautiful new screen prints by Cherith Harrison. They come in a variety of sizes including a cute pocket-sized edition!

Thursday, 30 June 2011

'Purely Scottish' exhibiton

Come along to our newest exhibition at Gladstone's Gallery on the Royal Mile. There will be lots of exciting Scottish art and craft to feast your eyes on! Opening on Tuesday...

Friday, 24 June 2011

One of our favourite artists is having an exhibition at one of our favourite Edinburgh galleries, The Red Door Gallery. It opens next Thursday and we're very excited about seeing all the new work Mina has made for it. Pop along if you get the chance..
This delicious looking cupcake made by Candy Cupcake was waiting on the desk  for me this morning. I had to resist the temptation to devour it straight away. Candy cupcake is run by lovely Elaine and is just round the corner from us at 92 Marchmont Crescent. Check out their fantastic range of cakes and other delicious things!

Saturday, 18 June 2011

I always find my dad incredibly hard to buy for, almost impossible! so I thought I would share a couple of ideas for Fathers Day.
Toolbox print by Robbie Porter
Square stone bowl by Alasdair Thomson
Chocolate from The Chocolate Library
Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads out there!