Exhibition archive

Every month you can enjoy a new exhibition in our popular Gallery Cafe whilst you sample home-baking and home-cooking along with the best coffee in Penicuik (the saying goes!) Sometimes there are extra exhibitions upstairs in room 1.

We aim to have opening events of new Gallery Cafe exhibitions on the first Sunday of every month from 2.00pm – 4.00pm.

Details of exhibitions, past and present can be found by using the drop down menu above. We also include details in the Town Crier and in our monthly newsletter.

Some past exhibitions

Adolfas in March 2016

Adolfas was the winner of the Peniucik Turner prize 2015 with the striking image of a crow. Adolfas put on a full exhibition in the café gallery in March 2016?, all showing the same energy and expressiveness. This was an exciting exhibition and well worth a visit.

Exhibition of photographs by Ioana Colfescu in February 2016

Throughout February 2016 see an exhibition of photographs by Ioana Colfescu in the gallery cafe. Stunning images of landscapes, still lifes and people. Open from 10.00am till 4.00pm Monday till Saturday from the 8th February till 5th March

Exhibition by St James’ Friends

This runs from Monday the 4th January till Saturday 6th February 2016, opening on Sunday the 3rd January from 2.00pm till 4.00pm

2016 gets of to a great start with this varied exhibition by 5 friends who have met through St James the Less Church. The friends are: David Owen (landscape acrylics), Tony Bramley (portraits and landscapes), Lynsay Downs (religious inspired paintings), Jim McGarva and John Ford (Photographs).

Last exhibition of 2015 from Monday 7th December 2015

The Craft Coop who run the upstairs craft shop have their annual exhibition in the cafe gallery in December, from Monday (afternoon) 7th December until Saturday 19th December 2015. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the range of hand made items at very reasonable prices for those last minute Christmas presents.

The Friends Exhibition November 2015

This a regular feature of the Association programme and is always a popular exhibition. All are welcome to the opening on Sunday the 1st of November 2015 from 2.00pm till 4.00pm. Always a good place to spot that unusual gift for a friend or for yourself or just to catch up with old friends.

Colours By East Coast Stitchers  till 3rd October 2015

Colours by East Coast Stitchers is a varied exhbition of modern embroidery, felting, watercolours and jewellery.

Community Art Class from 7th June to 4th July 2015

From the 7th of June the community Art Classes take over the cafe. Works from classes led by Tony McKale and Jan Miller will be on show with  an opening event on Sunday the 7th June 2015 at 2.00pm. All are welcome. Come and see what your friends are up to in their art classes.

Royal Print Society from 30th May to 27th June 2015 – A special exhibition of prints in room 1 of the Arts Centre

Every year the Royal Print Society exhibits in room 1. This is always a first class exhibition and is free. Please take the opportunity to look in at room 1 during normal cafe opening hours for this special exhibition

Kirstie Hustler – 27th May to 6th June 2015

Kirstie Hustler’s atmospheric semi-abstract coastal paintings and collages – don’t miss this pop-up exhibition. Kirstie is interested in the margins: the places where things meet and merge and the spaces between them. See more of her artwork on her website here. Exhibition is open from 10.00am till 4.00pm Monday till Saturday. Closed Sunday

Aine Divine May 2015

During May the Cafe Gallery will be displaying portraits by Aine Divine, always a welcome friend to the Gallery. Aine may be known to you as a finalist in the recent Sky Portrait Awards. Her work is much sought after and she is in increasing demand for commissions.

She opened her exhibition with a 2 hour demonstration of portrait painting whch was well attended and greatly appreciated by all. The resulting portrait of Michael was auctioned at the end of the evening for charity.

This is a very special exhibition and we do hope you will be able to come and see it.

Priscilla Brightman April 2015

The April Exhibition in the cafe is by Priscilla Brightman. This is Priscilla’s first solo exhibition with us. She trained at Edinburgh Art College and works mainly in oil depicting a variety of subjects including portrait, still life and landscape. She is particularly interested in colour.

There will be an opportunity to meet the artist on Sunday the 12th of April betweeen 2.00pm and 4.00pm in the cafe gallery. We hope you will be able to join us.

Jon Redpath March 2015

This is the first exhibition Jon has given at the Art Association. His landscape photography makes the subject live with the clear lighting and colours. This will be a very colourful exhibition in the cafe and we do hope you can come along to see it. The exhibition will run during cafe opening hours from the 1st of March till the 4th of April.

Gavin Johnston February 2015

Sunday 1st February from 2.00pm till 4.00pm: Opening of Exhibition of prints and paintings by Gavin Johnston.  Gavin presents an exciting body of work largely based round his experiences on Lewis. Refreshments will be available at the opening and all are welcome. The exhibition will then be open from 10.00am till 4.00pm every day except Sundays until the 28th of February.

New works by David Owen January 2015

It is quite some time since local artist, David last exhibited in the Arts Centre and we are really looking forward to seeing his new works. David works mainly in acrylic to produce some wonderfully detailed landscapes evocative of a time and place.

The show opens on Sunday the 4th January between 2.00pm and 4.00pm. Refreshments provided and all welcome. Thereafter the paintings will be on display in the Gallery Cafe throughout January from 10.00 am till 4.00pm every day except Sundays.

November 2014 Remember, remember, Friends in November – Festive Launch

Sunday 2 November 2014 –  2 pm – 5 pm in Penicuik Gallery Cafe, 4 West St. Exhibition of paintings, ceramics, glass beads, wood, poetry prints and mosaics by Irene Gilston, Irene Laird, Ulla Hipkin, Jane Kelly, Kenneth McQueenie, Jan Miller, Kirsteen Miller, Walter Simms (continues throughout November 10 am – 4 pm, not Sundays.)

 Art Sparks in the Gallery Café during October 2014

The Art Sparks Penicuik Exhibition starts on Monday 6th October, with a preview at 6pm – come along-all welcome

March Gallery Cafe Howgate Art Club -Mixed Media
April Gallery Cafe Penicuik Community Education Adult Art Classes
May Gallery Cafe Kevin Allan The Inkery Printmakers
June Gallery Café Poppy Browne Felter and Puppeteer
July Gallery Café Roslin Art Group
August Gallery Café City Stitchers Mixed Media Textiles
September Gallery Café Penicuik Historical Society
  Room 1 & 2 Turner Prize & Annual Open Exhibition
October Gallery Café Jo Powell Children’s Art Class
November Gallery Café Remember Remember Friends in November
Jan Miller & Friends – mixed media paintings, stained glass, pottery …..
December Gallery Café Craft Shop – the West St craft shop puts it finest wares on display