&Gallery is an exciting new contemporary art gallery located at 17 Dundas Street, Edinburgh. &Gallery is the new venture from owner Avril Nicol who, since 2013 as a founding partner in &Collective (formally based in Bridge of Allan), has built her reputation for curating modern and forward thinking exhibitions of contemporary visual and applied art.
&Gallery will be delighted to host a new featured artist every 4 weeks, specialising in a diverse range of fine art, drawing, painting and printmaking. The featured artist's work will be exhibited within the gallery along with a constantly changing selection of ceramics, sculpture, glass and jewellery from some of the most exciting artists and makers from Scotland and the rest of the UK.
Gallery owner Avril Nicol graduated in 2001 from Edinburgh College of Art with a BA (Hons) degree in Tapestry. Shortly after graduating, an opportunity to take up studio space at the newly opened Delta Studios arts centre in Larbert saw Avril spending time in the studio as well as assisting with art classes and curating exhibitions. Playing an integral role in the organisational development of Delta Studios, Avril became General manager of Delta Studios retaining the position until 2013. Additionally, Avril is a Director and Project Coordinator of Forth Valley Art Beat, Central Scotland’s open studios and art event, since its inception in 2010.