The Park Gallery

The Park Gallery is a contemporary visual arts and crafts gallery situated in Callendar House. The exhibition programme includes work by local, national and international artists and makers. It also offers a programme of workshops and gallery talks, often led by the exhibiting artists and makers, for most of the scheduled exhibitions.


John Shankie: Refractory and Refrigeration

2 August - 25 October 2014

GENERATION: John Shankie at the Park Gallery, Falkirk

John Shankie is a Lanark-born artist and lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art who works across a wide range of mediums, taking everyday objects and processes and drawing a sense of poetry from them. Coming to prominence as an artist in the 1990s, he has exhibited widely in the UK, Europe and internationally. His work takes simple everyday actions and materials - cooking a meal, making a phone call, a fridge - and finds a rich seam of meaning in them with a deeper emotional or social resonance. As a former engineer, he is interested in making, mechanics and the technical process, but explores them for their ability to express ideas or emotions in unexpected ways.

Refractory and Refrigeration is an exhibition showing as part of GENERATION, a major nation-wide exhibition programme showcasing some of the best and most significant artists to have emerged from Scotland over the last 25 years, and is part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme. The exhibition shows an artistic response through visual art to the themes of memorial, reflection and restoration, in connection to the First World War, as part of commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of war.

  • Retail:
    The Park Gallery stocks GENERATION books, guides and the GENERATION reader. All major credit cards are accepted but we regret that we are unable to process card transactions under £5.00.
  • Parking/Accessibility:
    Free parking for cars is available a short walk from the gallery. The Park Gallery is wheelchair accessible. Guide Dogs and Hearing Dogs for the Deaf are welcome.


A listing of upcoming events
Event Time
Wednesday, 19th November 2014
Park Gallery, Falkirk
Saturday, 29th November 2014
Park Gallery, Falkirk



Opening hours

Currently closed
Monday 10:00 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 17:00
Thursday 10:00 17:00
Friday 10:00 17:00
Saturday 10:00 17:00
Sunday 14:00 17:00
Sunday times are April to September only. Last entry to Callendar House 16:00

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Contact us

Park Gallery
Callendar House
Callendar Park

01324 503789
Last updated: 14 October 2014 at 17:37