The Cairngorms National Park is home to many talented artists, photographers and crafters.
Here we explore some of the galleries in the Park which showcase not just local artists but also works from the rest of Scotland and further afield.
The Laundry Gallery, Aviemore.
The Laundry Gallery shows contemporary art in diverse media by artists from all over the UK and beyond. Currently exhibiting David Taylor’s ethereal landscapes in oils and Scott Mackie’s quirky and original pen drawings on vintage documents.
Chapel House Arts, Kingussie.
Badenoch’s newest arts venue, featuring the workshops of Anne Bridgen’s ‘Fused And Light’ Glass Art with tuition sessions and the open working studio of David Fallow’s ‘Spirit of Cairngorms’. Other local artists work on display include Ann Vastano.
Loch an Eilein Gallery, Rothiemurchus, Aviemore.
10am-4pm daily until the end of Oct
Loch an Eilein gallery is a fantastic showcase of the artistic talent in this area with a wide range of fine art and locally made crafts including; jewellery, Harris tweed, felt work, engraved and fused glass, sculpture, woodturning, drift away art, soaps and much more.
The Iona Gallery, Kingussie.
The Iona gallery features international, national and local artwork, hosts events and workshops and promotes visual art. There are a variety of exhibitions taking place in Sep including the High Life Highland ‘Flow Country’ exhibit and works by Ronald King, Rod Purcell and Ronnie Thain.
Eleven41 Gallery, Kingussie.
A photographic gallery dedicated to adventure, those devoted to it, and those who are looking for it. This September and October Ed Smith’s latest work from his journeys along the North-West coast of Scotland will be on display. Showcasing the rugged landscape, dramatic light and sublime seascapes.
1896 Gallery, Boat of Garten.
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Thurs-Closed , Sun 11am-5pm
Now in its 4th year, the gallery has Scottish landscape artists alongside resident landscape photographer James Gordon all of who capture the stunning highland light and form. In September & October, two new Scottish artists will be on show: Lily Taylor and Deborah Philips. The gallery also benefits from a lovely little cafe.
Carrbridge Gallery, Carrbridge.
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm
The Carrbridge gallery and artist studio is home to the work of gallery members Jeff, Alice and Amy Buttress. Original paintings, prints and cards, ceramics, chainsaw carvings, dichroic glass and ceramic jewellery can all be found.
The Butterworth Gallery, Aboyne.
The Butterworth Gallery hosts a permanent display of original artwork by renowned Scottish landscape artist Howard Butterworth and his daughter Mary Louise famed for her atmospheric night scenes of Aberdeen.
Lost Gallery, Strathdon.
Set deep in the tranquillity of Glen Nochty, the Lost Gallery is home to a wonderful collection of eclectic paintings, sculptures and photography. The guiding policy at the Gallery is simply stated. It is to show works by modern artists who most excite the owners, artist Peter Goodfellow and his wife Jean.
Braemar Gallery, Braemar.
The Braemar Gallery has an ever-changing display of works from various artists and craft makers including; paintings, etchings, prints, sculpture, pottery and jewellery. The aim in the gallery is to keep it varied and vibrant and to enjoy seeking out new and interesting artists as well as selling more established names in Scottish Art. The gallery also holds occasional workshops and live music events.
Tomintoul Gallery, Tomintoul.
Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
The Tomintoul gallery has a permanent exhibition of works by fine art batik artist Jane Lannagan as well as wood and ceramic pieces by other artists. Jane’s batik art displays a wide range of images from Scottish landscapes, local scenes, figure and animal art.
For more information about all the galleries featured visit: www.visitcairngorms.com/artsvenue
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