Applications are now closed for the 2018 Borders Art Fair. Huge thanks to all those who applied this year. We’ve had a great response, and we’ll be listing all of our exhibitors on this page, in due course.

STAND NO. 1

Reception and Wrapping Service

Our friendly staff will be on hand to help you with any queries you have.

The Scottish Gallery

STAND NO. 2

Tel. 0131 558 1200

Email. mail@scottish-gallery.co.uk

Web. www.scottish-gallery.co.uk

 

The Scottish Gallery was founded in May 1842 so we have just celebrated our 175th anniversary. We deal in 20th century and contemporary Scottish painting and contemporary international applied art. We are delighted to participate in the borders art fair for the first time and will be presenting the work of three, great 20th century Scottish painters. Earl Haig, in this his centenary year. William Johnson, perhaps Scotland’s greatest modernist landscape painter and Sir William Gillies whose work in the central borders in both watercolour and oil is perhaps his most significant legacy.

Andrew Stock

STAND NO. 3

Tel. 07710 325260

Email. lucy@andrewstock.co.uk

Web. www.andrewstock.co.uk

 

Andrew Stock is a renowned wildlife artist with a particular love for the rugged landscapes of the British Isles.  He has also recently worked in Antarctica and Morocco.  Andrew is a past president of the Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE).

RSA

STAND NO. 4

Tel. 020 7930 5115

Web. www.theRSA.org

 

The RSA enriches society through ideas and action. All human beings have creative capacities that, when understood and supported, can be mobilised for a 21st century enlightenment. Supported by 28,000 Fellows, the RSA shares powerful ideas, carries out cutting-edge research and builds networks and opportunities for collaboration, helping to create fulfilling lives and a flourishing society.

Denise Playfair Art

STAND NO. 5

Tel. 01573 470753 / 07827 919296

Email. vennelgallery@live.co.uk

Web. www.artlookonline.com/deniseplayfair

 

Denise has been well known for animal portraiture for over 30 years, and still undertakes commissions in pastel or oil paint. She will be launching a selection of new, mixed media, large format botanical paintings at The Borders Art Fair, with a view to exhibiting in venues further afield.

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W.A.S.P.S ARTISTS’ STUDIOS

Tel: Rob Hain 01835 870349/ 07984 552735

Email: rob@robhain.com

Website: www.selkirkwasps.com

The studios will be represented by three of the artists based at the Selkirk studios;

Rob Hain

“Tackling Cities is difficult and luxurious.  I love to engage with the impossible and produce something that reflects my feelings about the place.  Fundamentally, I am desperate to communicate a complet journey, where nothing is left out.  This is why there is an intensity of image.”

Alex Hain

“In the Post-Truth era, where society can’t distinguish between what is true or false; where people Photoshop themselves in order to brand their own self image on the internet; where they strive to get as many ‘likes’ as possible: these are some of the themes running through my current work”

John Berry

“I was weary and exhausted with my sighing.  Getting up again to carry on I was astonished by the vision; who could explain it?  With fasting, sackcloth and ashes I prayed and presented my supplication.  I grew stronger and was amazed by the beautiful words that fell from his lips.”

– extract from The Pleasure of Creation, Restoration and Blessings – JB

Roos Eisma Ceramics

STAND NO. 7

Tel. 01382 665322 / 07593 257338

Email. Roos.eisma@gmail.com

Web. www.rooseisma.co.uk

 

Roos makes sculptural and decorative ceramics in stoneware. All work is hand-built, decorated with slips, oxides and glazes, and fired to 1260 degrees centigrade. Her work is inspired by how natural and man-made objects blend and disintegrate over time, focusing on rugged exteriors and contrasting interiors.

Deborah Campbell

STAND NO. 8

Tel. 07775 665771

Email. deborah@deborahcampbell.com

Web. www.deborahcampbell.com

 

Deborah Campbell’s work is an exploration and expression of the coastal landscape. She visits remote and diverse coastal locations around Scotland. She takes inspiration from the detail that occurs through the interaction of the land and sea. Working outside, Deborah responds directly to the subject in watercolour, before developing her observations in acrylic at her studio in Peebles.

Tina Holley

STAND NO. 9

Tel.  07824 637340 / 07919 671808

Email. tina.holley@tinaholley.com

Web. www.tinaholley.com

 

Tina Holley is an award winning artist known for her atmospheric paintings of landscapes, trees and water, and detailed architectural studies. Tina has been artist in residence in the Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, and in the Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Exhibiting internationally, her work captures the UK and her foreign travels.

The Gallery, Melrose

STAND NO. 10

Tel. 01896 208190 / 07483 864570

Email. info@thegallerymelrose.co.uk

Web. info@thegallerymelrose.co.uk

 

The Gallery Melrose offers a selection of original art representing top UK artists. We also offer a bespoke on-site framing service and a wonderful selection of jewellery, pottery, wooden carvings and quality gifts. For representation artists should contact co-owners David Wallace or Iain Loudon on 01896 208190.

Alce Harfield

STAND NO. 11

Tel. 01749 880020 / 07989 157955

Email. art@alceharfield.com

Web. www.alceharfield.com

 

Alce works in a self-developed, three-dimensional acrylic with wonderful light reflecting qualities to produce contemporary canvases which are accessible, affordable and stimulating. Created in layers, focusing on colour and form, texture and mixed media, subjects are eclectic ranging from floral to cityscapes, abstracts to landscapes.

Becksy

STAND NO. 12

Tel. 07989 413344

Email. info@becksy.com

Web. www.becksy.com

 

Becksy has a unique ability to paint vibrant, colourful paintings, whilst maintaining the form and integrity of her chosen subject, appealing to the discerning artist’s playful side! She has a BA (Hons) from Chelsea College of Art and Design, and paints professionally from her studio in the beautiful Scottish Borders, exhibiting across the UK and America.

Sally Mitchell Fine Arts

STAND NO. 14

Tel. 01777 872 152 / 07970 881694

Email. john@dogart.com

Web. www.sallymitchell.com

 

Specialising in traditional contemporary dog, equestrian, wildlife, countryside and sporting art. Sally Mitchell Fine Arts carry the work of John Trickett, Malcolm Coward, Paul Doyle, Frederick Haycock, Jonathan Walker, Mick Cawston and Ben Waddams. A small range of Giclee prints will also be on show.

Tomorrow's People Scottish Borders "Focus"

STAND NO. 15

Tel. 01896 754014

Email. mtimmins@tomorrows-people.co.uk

Web. www.tomorrows-people.co.uk

 

Tomorrow’s People Scottish Borders Focus is an innovative award winning employability project based in the Scottish Borders. Their aim is to help unemployed 16-24 year olds to achieve a positive destination of employment, education or training. They are currently working with the outreach department of the National Galleries of Scotland, exploring young people’s perceptions of their environment and history of the Scottish Borders.

Border College, Art and Design

STAND NO. 16

Contact. Siobhan O’Hehir

Tel. 08700 505152

Email. soheh@borderscollege.ac.uk

 

Borders College delivers a range of art and design courses offering students the opportunity to gain experience in many aspects of visual art and design. Students from a variety of backgrounds, range from school leavers to mature students. The pre-degree courses allow students time to develop and explore their skills and ideas in a range of media and techniques. It also allows students to build their portfolio of work for entry onto HNC/D and Degree courses throughout the UK.

Tomorrow's People Scottish Borders "Focus"

STAND NO. 17

Tel. 01896 754014

Email. mtimmins@tomorrows-people.co.uk

Web. www.tomorrows-people.co.uk

 

Run by Andrew Mackenzie (one of our ‘Local Heroes’), these classes are aimed at any high school pupils from across the Borders who want help to build up their portfolio for application to further education. These practical workshops, provide advice and experience to young people and help to bridge the gap between school and college, through stimulating, fun, challenging classes. Students are encouraged to experiment, make mistakes, think differently, break habits and leave comfort zones; including exploring ways to develop a theme or concept.

A Heart of Glass

STAND NO. 45

Tel: 01603 866 538/ 07799 733538

Email: aheartofglass@btinternet.com

Web: aheartofglass.co.uk

Specialising in contemporary art glass, we seek out the most inspired designs from across the world and bring them to the discerning customer in the UK.  Blending beauty with cutting edge design our art pieces provide a stunning focal point and a chance to own a piece of creative excellence.

Alce Harfield

STAND NO. 11

Tel: 01749 880020/ 07989 157955

Email: art@alceharfield.com

Web: www.alceharfield.com

Alce works in a self-developed, three-dimensional acrylic with wonderful light reflecting qualities to produce contemporary canvases which are accessible, affordable and stimulating.  Created in layers, focusing on colour and form, texture and mixed media, subjects are eclectic ranging from floral to cityscapes, abstracts to landscapes.

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AMANDA PHILLIPS & JANET CLEGHORN

Tel: Amanda – 07769 683292 / Janet – 07846 086559

Email: Aap.13@btinternet.com / janet.cleghorn@yahoo.com

Web: www.amandaphillips.co.uk / www.janetcleghorn.artweb.com

Wide open landscapes compliment still life pieces in this joint artist display.

Amanda Phillips

Amanda is a landscape painter whose work responds to her experience of the surroundings.  Her work is in galleries nationwide, and she has quickly developed a large following.

Janet Cleghorn

Janet paints still lifes featuring treasured textiles and objects.  An aerial perspective gives a contemporary twist.  She is also represented by galleries throughout the UK.