When my husband and I decided to leave Glasgow in 2011, to raise our young family in a more peaceful setting, the decision of where to move to was an easy one. I spent my childhood summers in Colintraive, exploring the rugged coastline and learning to sail at the Tighnabruaich Sailing School, so when a property became available on the Secret Coast, it was the natural choice.
Having returned to the area year after year, I have known the Tighnabruaich Gallery since it was founded over thirty years ago so, when the opportunity arose in 2017 for us to take it over, we leapt at the chance.
Drawing on my professional experience of curation and arts education, we have
grown the Gallery into a top quality space which, as well as serving our much-loved visitors, also provides the local community with access to culture and the arts which otherwise could only be experienced by visiting the city.
We aim to bring a range of dynamic and engaging works to rural Scotland including contemporary art and crafts from a range of established and emerging talents.
The gallery hosts a series of exhibitions throughout the year, so works are constantly changing. As well as drawing and painting we also exhibit design-led jewellery, textiles, glass, ceramics and prints.