The Junor Gallery specialises in contemporary Scottish and European fine art. The relationship between the visual and literary arts is a feature, as well as an accompanying programme of events and workshops with each exhibition.
Saturday 19th October saw the Preview of RUTH NICOL’S new solo exhibition featuring landscapes from the East Neuk of Fife – many thanks to everyone who came along to join in the celebrations. It was wonderful to see old friends of the gallery again and meet many new. Special thanks are due from me to Anna Ulanova and Mali Dun for all their cheerful, diligent help in installing the exhibition.
These marks we make on the land, those buildings I’ve drawn into my landscapes, don’t last. They’re only here for a matter of centuries, decades . . . even a few years, increasingly now. Only the land endures. – Ruth Nicol
Ruth Nicol’s approach to the landscapes of the East Neuk of Fife takes Scottish landscape painting out of its comfort zone. Is the East Neuk composed of fishing villages, holiday homes or does it remain home for people who have lived along this stretch of coastline for generations? Is the reality a combination of these?
Always based on historical understanding, Ruth Nicol’s vision is refreshing in its honesty. Her love for all of Scotland’s landscapes, whether urban, rural, industrial or a combination of these, is painted into her canvases.
Ruth lives and works in Edinburgh and has painted landscapes from all over Scotland. All of the works in East Neuk were created especially for my gallery. I’m extremely honoured to have the privilege of presenting these new works.
Monday 3rd February 1.15pm – Poet and Professor of Scottish Literature at Glasgow University Alan Riach makes a welcome return to the gallery to air his new essay, ‘Radical Landscape Poetry’ and consider a few poems associated with the idea of ‘landscape’, with reference to literature and painting. Please note change of weekday and time from our usual Saturday afternoon slot.
Saturday 22nd February 2.00pm – Artist’s sketching demonstration. A rare chance to witness Ruth Nicol’s distinctive technique. No need to book but this is proving popular with artists and non-artists alike so please arrive in good time to secure your seat.
All welcome! All events are held in the Gallery.
Past Events, this exhibition:
Saturday 30th November 2.00pm A celebration of St Andrews Day with the artist. Principles, structure, treatment – a fascinating talk about what lies beneath the surface of Ruth Nicol’s paintings.
Saturday 16th November 2.00pm – Book launch with Bashabi Fraser, author of a new biography of Rabindranath Tagore. Tagore was the first non-European to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. In this special event poet, academic and author Professor Bashabi Fraser was joined by guests from the Dept. of English, St Andrews University Dr Peter Mackay and Dr Anindya Raychaudhuri.
“Comprehensive in its coverage of the multi-faceted genius of Rabindranath Tagore, insightful and clearly written, this is a succinct critical biography of a man who transcended all sorts of borders.” –Fakrul Alam, East West University, Dhaka, and co-editor of The Essential Tagore
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