The Sutton Gallery

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Contemporary Art Gallery showcasing artists from around the UK and abroad
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Neighborhood: New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighborhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.

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H G
Manchester, UK25 contributions
Interesting place to visit
Aug 2015
I am not really an arty person but I appreciated the beautiful paintings and sculptures here. I would recommend if you are really into art, lots of beautiful paintings here dating back from the 17th century to present day. Very pleasing to the eye displays.
Written August 15, 2015
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Bluester60
Thornton Cleveleys, UK78 contributions
A Must for all Art Lovers
Aug 2014 • Friends
Great displays,very clean and tidy and well signposted areas.We didnt see all of it but what we saw was enough to earn this attraction full marks.
Written September 2, 2014
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johnretroreloader
Manchester, UK711 contributions
Some of the best pieces of scottish art on display - Great for families
Jul 2014 • Solo
The City Art Centre has one of the best collections of Scottish art in the country. Consisting of over 4500 works, it includes paintings, watercolours, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture and installation art dating from the 17th century to the present day.

In the early 1960s the Scottish Modern Arts Association donated over 300 works to the city, including key works by all the major Scottish artists from William McTaggart to Joan Eardley.The collection has grown steadily since then. The Glasgow Boys are represented by Henry, Hornel, Lavery and Crawhall, as are the Scottish Colourists – Fergusson, Peploe, Cadell and Hunter.

The Edinburgh School is represented by Gillies, Maxwell and Redpath, and post-war artists include Davie, Paolozzi, Blackadder and Bellany. Contemporary artists represented include Christine Borland, Rosalind Nashashibi and Toby Paterson. Taken as a whole, the collection provides a rich and varied picture of Scottish art.

Detailed descriptions of many of the works in the collection can be found on Capital Collections including a selection of works by Scottish artists on the theme of the Sea
Written July 15, 2014
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omardelle
Marina di Carrara, Italy108 contributions
great gallery!!!!
Dec 2013 • Solo
I visited Edimburgh last week and when i'm going to the city in saturday i saw this sight whit a free entrance... I hadn't a lot of think to do and try to ge inside.
Reaaly I'd the hait to pay anything in Italy and I think there arent nothing to special here...but whit my surprise I find a lot of beautifull picture...Leonardo da vinci, rubens, and other very famous artist...
If you go in Edimburgh come here it's a must!!!
Written December 14, 2013
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ConCCam
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Nice little gallery
Sep 2013 • Family
Obviously this isn't a really great gallery, but I enjoyed my introduction to Scottish art, and was awfully pleased to find that a dog lover had essentially strongarmed the gallery into displaying a (quite good) portrait of his dog. The lighting left a LOT to be desired and I felt that it detracted from the viewing experience as to see larger works or those hung higher up some shuffling around was required until you found a position which enabled you to view the work without having it struck with annoying shafts of light. I also wish security would enforce the 'no camera' rule in the parts of the gallery where it applied. People who take pictures in galleries generally annoy me but I accept that it is now very important to come home with a log of each and every minute of one's holiday. Why bother designating certain areas as off limits to photography if security don't bother to follow through on the rules?

The buildings of the gallery (free, and the exhibition space) were lovely. I didn't make it to the exhibition that was on as it didn't much appeal, but the interior of the free part of the gallery was every bit as good as the outside. Clearly a lot of work had gone into its upkeep.

Overall, I enjoyed the few hours spent there, and was glad to find myself jotting down the names of several artists whose work I wasn't familiar with (Willem van Haecht being one) prior to visiting. Pleased I stopped in.
Written September 21, 2013
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Magellano81
Tortona, Italy41,158 contributions
Nice and interesting place
Apr 2013 • Friends
That's a simple gallery of arts, I don't wanna rank it among the top city attraction but it could be quiet interesting just for a short visit or for those who are really interested in art.
The building however is nice in certain ways reminds me one of those Ancient Greek temples surrounded by dozen of columns and it's located in a very beautiful area in Dundas Street.
Written June 10, 2013
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stevoEdinburgh
Edinburgh20 contributions
A very interesting experience
Jul 2012 • Solo
Located close to the Greyfriars Art Shop on Dundas Street it was a very interesting visit previously
I was particularly impressed by the work of a Miss Ewa Polanek which was a refershing change to some of the more modern material recently viewed and i gather that based upon enquiries this is a very promising artist with a fine CV including work for John West in the past in their limited edition product packaging
The work is of a similar ilk to the immpressionist movement with very thick texture a feature giving it a standout from distance.
More recently, I went back to purchase a piece only to find that she has yet to exhibit this year but hope to see her work again soon - I assume her paintings must be in great demand at the moment
Written May 27, 2013
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jim F
Coatbridge, UK6 contributions
gran
Mar 2012
this is a gallery you have to see it is great for young and old like myself
Written March 28, 2012
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