&Gallery proposes an exciting and diverse programme of contemporary visual art, featuring artists at various stages of their career who are located here in Edinburgh as well as the rest of the UK and worldwide. We are committed to both representing our artists all year around and regularly introducing new ideas, concepts and exhibitors to our programme.
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 a newly opened arts centre, Avril spent time in the studio as well as assisting with art classes and curating exhibitions. Playing an integral role in the organisational development of art centre, Avril became General manager retaining the position until 2013. Additionally, Avril is a Director of Forth Valley Art Beat, Central Scotland’s open studios and art event, since its inception in 2010. From 2013 to 2016 Avril was a founding partner in &Collective (formally based in Bridge of Allan) before relocating the gallery to Edinburgh and launching as &Gallery in March 2016.