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.


Ruth Nicol: Three Rivers Meet

2 February - 19 April 2015

Ruth Nicol is a Scottish Contemporary landscape artist based in Edinburgh. She studied Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art and graduated in 2010. Prior to graduation she won the Andrew Grant Travel Award in 2007 and 2009. In 2011 she was awarded the Bessie Scott Award, Paisley Art Institute, in 2012 the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art Exhibition Award and in 2013 the Tony and Maureen Toft Prize, at the Scottish Society of Artists Open Exhibition.

She exhibited with The Park Gallery in 2008 and since 2009 with the Royal Scottish Academy, Paisley Art Institute, Scottish Society of Artists, and the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts. She attained professional membership status of the Paisley Art Institute and Scottish Society of Artists in 2012.

In her exhibition Three Rivers Meet she is inspired by Alexander Moffat’s painting “Poets’ Pub”, and investigates the landscapes of the seven great Scottish poets; Hugh MacDiarmid, Edwin Morgan, Norman MacCaig, Sorley MacLean, George Mackay Brown, Robert Garioch and Ian Crichton Smith. The Park Gallery will offer a unique opportunity to see all seven epic paintings together which have been described by Moffat as “...intrinsically optimistic works, essentially curious, comprehensively exhilarating.”

For more information on the work of Ruth Nicol, visit her website:

"Vibrant and talented artist puts Scotland's poets in their place" 4 stars, Giles Sutherland, The Times

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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.


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Last updated: 13 February 2015 at 10:21