PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS
 
2017
Sping Exhibition

Bright reds and yellows are shown alongside delighful swirls of colour and big bold charcoals. The work on show is by artists Yvonne Healy and Magge New. Preview the exhibition here.

 
2016
Winter Exhibition

Work by Jean Kirkpatrick, Rob Newton and Rosemary Bassett is shown alongside oils and acrylics by Albie Sinclair. This is an exhibition of affordable work, some a little different but all with artist merit. Preview the exhibition here.

 
2016
Autumn Exhibition

New to the gallery are Camilla Campbell with her bold, wonderful oils and Kate Henderson with her luminous stained glass. Their work is shown alongside oils by Claudia Massie, Michael Ewart and Victoria Maxwell Macdonald. Preview the exhibition here.

 
Life Drawing Exhibition

Striking, strong life drawing work by the pupils of Glenalmond College.

 
Spring and Summer Exhibition

Colourful abstracts in oil by renowned artist Ann Wegmuller RSW RWS alongside work by Yvonne Healy, David Hay, Maggie New and Louise Balaam.

Preview the exhibition here.

 
2015
Winter Exhibition

Beautiful charcoals, watercolours and bold oils by Robert Newton, small perfectly-formed landscapes in oils by Albie Sinclair, little colourful mixed media panels by Jean Kirkpatrick and new to the gallery is Maggie New with striking and colourful oils.

Preview the exhibition here.

 
A822 by Claudia Massie

The A822 runs from Greenloaning to Inver, near Dunkeld. It moves from the wide, flat valley where the railway edges the River Knaik and the Allan Water, past the Roman Camp at Braco and north to Crieff. Around here, the highland boundary becomes apparent and the road leaves the fertile farmland of the lowlands and enters the rocky and mountainous terrain of the north. It cuts through the Sma’ Glen, following the 18thC military road, crosses the River Almond at Newton Bridge and then stays on the highland side as it makes its way up to Inver. This exhibition explores the road, its landscapes and its fauna. Preview the exhibition here.

 
Summer Exhibition

Featured artist Susan Cook exhibits her sculpture collection 'All Brushed Up' alongside her textured paintings and work by artists Amy Dennis, David Hay, Victoria Maxwell Macdonald, Hugh Kirkwood, Jean Kirkpatrick and new to the gallery, Nichola Martin. Preview the exhibition here.

 
Edge by Albie Sinclair

Fences, hedges and dried grasses fringe fields, while farms cling to hillsides. Old weathered dykes and quarries create rugged, angular shapes, while dark forestry creates striking geometric patterns in winter. Standing stones appear sculptural and enigmatic, while a hill fort (Dun Knock) sits at the edge of our knowledge! There are presumably other boundaries, long forgotten. Preview a selection of this solo exhibition here.

 
Life Drawing Exhibition

Sophisticated, beautiful and strong life drawing work by the pupils of Glenalmond College. Preview a selection of the week-long exhibition here.

 
Spring Exhibition

Ann Wegmuller RSW RWS and Yvonne Healy show their beautiful bold oils alongside each other in this spring exhibition. Some large paintings, some medium sized paintings, and a few small gems by other artists mixed in-between. Preview the exhibition here.

 
2014
Winter Exhibition

Paintings and drawings by Robert Newton, Jean Kirkpatrick, Claudia Massie, Ann Wegmuller, Morag Knight, Victoria Maxwell Macdonald and Michael Ewart. A mix of beach scenes, woodland and garden trees and walks alongside vast landscapes and quirky abstracts. Preview the exhibition here.

 
Autumn Exhibition

A mixed exhibition of paintings and drawings by Hugh Kirkwood, Albie Sinclair, Morag Night and Rosemary Bassett. A nice bright mix of water, fields and trees, with a blend of summer and autumn colours giving an uplifting and interesting exhibition. Preview the exhibition here.

 
Summer Exhibition

The summer exhibition features work by Amy Dennis, Claudia Massie, Cathy Campbell and David Hay. This show is a blend of traditional techniques used in a surrealistic style, mixed media with the drama of the countryside, and breathtaking modern oils of the seaside and local area. Preview the exhibition here.

 
Susan Cook, Yvonne Healy and Albie Sinclair

Paintings and sculptures, from traditional to colourful, from quirky to abstract, from small to very large, it's a very exciting fresh exhibition for the start of the summer! Preview a selection of the exhibition here.

 
Life Drawing

The life drawing exhibition is a week-long exhibition of work by pupils of Glenalmond College. Preview a selection of the exhibition here.

 
Spring Exhibition

The spring exhibiton features work by Michael Ewart, Cathy Campbell and Heather Davies. Other artists include Jean Kirkpatrick, Claudia Massie and Victoria Maxwell Macdonald. It is a lovely, sometimes bright, sometimes dark and sometimes colourful, mixed exhibition. Preview the exhibition here.

 
2013
Winter Exhibition

The winter exhibiton features work by Elaine Jones, Albie Sinclair and Robert Newton. Other artists include Ann Wegmuller RSW, Michelle Young-Hares, Rosemary Bassett, Yvonne Healy, Margaret Evans and Iona Leishman. For those who admire Robert and Yvonne's work, there will also be unframed originals in the browser. Preview the exhibition here.

 
Roadkill (Nature Morte) by Claudia Massie

The roadkill project is a response to what Claudia sees every day on the roads around her home in rural Perthshire. They are laid down on the surfaces she has to hand when they come into the studio, and are usually finished within three or fours days of the corpse being collected after which time she takes the bodies into the deep woods and leaves them out to nourish scavenging wildlife. Preview a selection of the exhibition here.

 
Summer Exhibition

The summer exhibition features a good mix of styles, subject matter and sizes, some of which are very large! On display is a rich array of artwork featuring Hugh Kirkwood, Ann Wegmuller, Victoria Maxwell Macdonald, Fanny Lam Christie and Cara McKinnon Crawford and also a selection by new artist Emily Crookshank. Preview a selection of the exhibition here.

 
Weathered by Albie Sinclair

“Four seasons in one day”. How often does that sound like an underestimate? Scotland’s unpredictable and changeable weather, that is often a topic of conversation, and can be a source of fascination and inspiration for artists. In these paintings, Albie has concentrated on different aspects of the weather. Preview a selection of the exhibition here.

 
Spring
The spring exhibiton is a colourful three-person show featuring work by Heather Davies, Yvonne Healy and Jean Kirkpatrick. View the Spring exhibition pages here.
 
2012
Winter Exhibition
The winter exhibiton features work by Ann Wegmuller RSW, Albie Sinclair and Robert Newton. Ann's paintings start from her feeling for a place and the colour is the mood. Each colour has its own beauty and strength but can be enhanced or toned down by another colour. The excitement for her comes from doing the unexpected with this. For those who admire Robert's work, there will be more to preview in January and February. Preview a selection of the exhibition here.
 
A View to the Sea
The sea and coast has provided inspiration to many leading artists, with the likes of Peploe and Cadell developing love affairs with west coast islands such as Iona. This inspiration continues and is the feature of this exhibition which includes work by Hugh Kirkwood, Susan Cook, Victoria Maxwell Macdonald, Jackie Gardiner and Jonathan Shearer. Preview a selection of the exhibition here.
 
Summer Exhibition
The Summer exhibiton features work by Elaine Jones, Albie Sinclair and Robert Newton. Elaine's paintings are inspired by land and sea; from beautiful destinations that include volcanic islands, rain and cloud forests to the Arctic. Albie's paintings study the effect that different qualities of light have on the atmosphere and colour of the land and sea. Robert's paintings are a direct response to his immediate surroundings; exploring colour, composition and expression. Preview a selection of the exhibition here.
 
Transition by Claudia Massie
We are approaching our sixth year of business and it is with delight that we are showing work by Claudia Massie in her first solo show here at the gallery. This collection of work is titled “Transition” and focuses on the Highland Boundary Fault – the great geological fault that crosses Scotland and marks the transitional change from the lowland to highland landscape. Preview a selection of the exhibition here.
 
Spring Exhibition
A warm welcome to the Spring Exhibition featuring artists Yvonne Healy, David Hay and Ablie Sinclair. David Hay's work reflects his interest in the border landscape from the Northumberland coast to the Cheviot Hills surrounding his home. Yvonne Healy's canvases explain a space using an economy of brushstrokes, simplifying and allowing a more abstract quality to come through. Albie Sinclair's paintings are inspired by the weathered colours of the late autumn and winter, transformed by the low sunlight highlighting the fields, dried grass, shimmering on water and complimenting dark fields, trees and hills. Preview a series of the exhibition here.
 
2011
Winter Exhibition
Walk inside to view the Ruthven's new winter show of leading contemporary British artists, including Louise Balaam, Hugh Kirkwood, Cara Mckinnon Crawford, Rosemary Bassett, Margaret Evans, Robert Newton and Perthshire landscape artists Claudia Massie and Albie Sinclair - who recently exhibited at the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts. As featured in the Scotland on Sunday Spectrum Magazine (27 November 2011). Preview a series of the exhibition here.
 
Cathy Campbell, Susan Cook, Stephen Heward and Victoria Maxwell-Macdonald

We're very pleased to host four artists in our Autumn exhibition. From the stunning west coast landscapes of Stephen Heward to the still lifes of Cathy Campbell, there is plenty on display for all tastes. Preview a series of the exhibition here.

The exhibition runs until the end of October and is part of Pertshire Open Studios. Read more about the studios event.

Summer Exhibition

This year's Summer show sees one of the largest collections of paintings to be exhibited at the gallery. Spread across both floors of the gallery space the show features a selection of artists including Rosanne Barr, Margaret Evans, Elaine Jones, Yvonne Healy, Jean Kirkpatrick, Hugh Kirkwood and Robert Newton.

Preview a selection of the exhibition here or download the exhibition brochure.

 
Claudia Massie and Jonathan Shearer

We are approaching our fifth year of business and it is with delight that we are showing work by Claudia Massie and Jonathan Shearer, two artists who we very much admire. It is over a year since Claudia and Jonathan have shown work with us, and it is exciting that this is their first exhibition together and also our first two-person show in the new exhibition space.

Preview a selection of the exhibition here or download the exhibition brochure.

 
Spring Exhibition

We are pleased to present the Spring Exhibition at the gallery. The new show features gallery favourites Iona Leishman and Albie Sinclair who are both exhibiting new work. New to the gallery this month are Caithness artist Hazel Cashmore and award-winning artist Jacqueline Orr.

You can read more about Hazel's work on the Northings Arts Journal or preview a selection of the exhibition here.

 
2010
Winter Exhibition

The Winter Exhibition features a mixture of new paintings by some of the gallery favourites such as Robert Newton, Rosemary Bassett, Ablie Sinclair and Margaret Evans and also a selection of new artists including Fiona Brown and Victoria Maxwell Macdonald. The exhibition includes a range of small pieces for Christmas in the ground floor gallery space. Preview a selection of the exhibition here.

 
Penelope Anstice, Rosemary Bassett and Susan Cook

The exhibition marking the opening of the new gallery space at 90 High Street sees three artists present new work. Rosemary is previewing a series of work based on Indian City life following her vocational spell in Gujerat. Susan is exhibiting a mixture of painting and sculpture, which is inspired from observing nature, animals and birds, often with humour to engage and amuse. Penelope's landscape paintings are inspired by the skies in Scotland which are a source of endless fascination and a perfect vehicle for the mixing and blending qualities of oil paint. Preview a selection of the exhibition here.

 
Summer

The Summer Exhibition features some leading and emerging contemporary British artists. On display is a rich array of artwork featuring Ann Wegmuller, Rosanne Barr, Hugh Kirkwood, Margaret Evans, Tessa Whitley, Albie Sinclair and Elaine Jones.

Preview a selection of the exhibition here.

 
Wilderness
Wilderness - an exhibition featuring the work of Louise Balaam, Robert Newton and Jonathan Shearer opens 8th May. Preview a selection of the exhibition here.
 
Spring Exhibition
A mixture of Still Life and Landscapes feature this spring at the gallery. New work by Cathy Campbell and Jolomo Award Shortlisted artist Claudia Massie will be on display during March and April. Preview the exhibition here.
 
Lochs, Rivers and the Sea
The gallery presents an exhibition of artwork inspired by the water environment. Water provides obvious inspiration to artists, whether it’s mountainous streams, rivers and lochs or the coast it’s a regular source of subject matter and is evident with this current selection of works. Read more about the exhibition.
 
2009
Winter Exhibition
A very warm welcome to the 2009 Winter Exhibition featuring Jonathan Shearer, Robert Newton and others. Read about the show.
 
Mairi Clark, Susan Cook and Iona Leishman
Opening this September, the gallery presents three talented artists: Mairi Clark, Susan Cook and Iona Leishman. New work will be on show with the exhibition being part of the second Perthshire Open Studios event. Read about the show.
 
A Summer Celebration
For two years the Ruthven Gallery has been hosting exhibitions of works by artists from all corners of the UK, and the latest show is a collection to celebrate the anniversary of the gallery featuring Rosanne Barr, Cathy Campbell, Cara Mckinnon Crawford, Hugh Kirkwood and many more. Read about the show.
 
A Northern Landscape
Two leading British artists head to Perthshire this May to feature in this two-person show - A Northern Landscape. The work, rarely seen in Scotland, is by Louise Balaam and Robert Newton. Louise is influenced by Turner, Robert by the Dutch Masters, and both by Constable. Read more.
 
Spring Exhibition
The Spring Exhibition at the gallery sees still life, landscapes and figurative work all combine in an inspiring show. Read more about the exhibition featuring Rosemary Bassett, Cathy Campbell and Claudia Massie.
 
A View to the Sea
This January sees the gallery open an exhibition of works inspired by the coast. The Coast has provided inspiration to many leading artists with the likes of Peploe and Cadell developing love affairs with West Coast Islands such as Iona. This inspiration continues today and is evident with this collection of works. Read more.
 
2008
Winter Exhibition
The Ruthven Gallery's Winter Show features a number of leading contemporary British artists. Whether it's stunning bronze-resin sculptures by Caroline Best, the charcoal drawings of Robert Newton or the semi-abstract oils of Louise Balaam there is plenty on display at the show which runs until 24th December. Read more.
 
Rosanne Barr and Ann Wegmüller
An exhibition featuring two award-winning artists and graduates of Dundee's Duncan of Jordanstone Art College opens on the 12th September. The exhibition features new work by Rosanne Barr and Ann Wegmüller, both of whom have gone on to become highly acclaimed artists since graduating. Read more about the exhibition and preview the work.
 
Summer Exhibition
The Summer Exhibition at The Ruthven Gallery opens to the public on the 18th July. The gallery is pleased to present a selection of new work from Northumberland-based artist Robert Newton alongside works by Scottish artists Gillian Allan, Cara Mckinnon Crawford and Hugh Kirkwood. The gallery is also pleased to present two new artists to its exhibition space: the wood turner Angus Clyne and the painter David Hay.
The exhibition opens on 18 July and runs until 10 Sep. Read more about the exhibition.
 
Changing Seasons
Celebrating World Environment Day, this groundbreaking exhibition promotes environmental awareness through art. The five-featured artists: Louise Balaam, Rosemary Bassett, Fanny Lam Christie, Yvonne MacDougal and Andy McIntosh are all exhibiting artwork that explores the destruction that is caused by climate change and highlights the overwhelming waste problem that has been caused by society’s throw away mentality. As Mike Robinson, Chairman of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland says about the exhibition, "Art and artists provide inspiration for us all and convey meaning in powerful ways that other media do not."
The exhibition opens on 5 June and runs until 16 July. Read more about the exhibition.
 
Spring Exhibition
The Ruthven Gallery’s Spring Exhibition opens its doors this weekend and features a number of leading contemporary artists from around Scotland. The show, which runs for the duration of the Perth Festival of the Arts, presents new work by Perthshire artists Caroline Best, Margaret Evans and Iona Leishman, alongside other Scottish artists Gillian Allan, Cara Mckinnon Crawford and Hugh Kirkwood.
The exhibition opens on 4 April and runs until 3 June. Read more about the artists and preview the exhibition.
 
The Forces of Nature: Arie Vardi
Arie Vardi opens a major solo exhibition of new work at the gallery on Saturday 16th February. The exhibition 'The Forces of Nature' is a stunning collection of landscapes and seascapes.
The exhibition opens on Saturday 16 February and runs until 2 April. You can read more about the artist and preview the exhibition.
 
Through the Lens: Photography Exhibition
A new exhibition opening at the gallery on Friday 18th January shows how challenging vibrant and diverse photographic art can be. This exhibition pulls together a really broad spectrum of modern and traditional photograph and are delighted that some artists have chosen this exhibition as the first outing for new work. From Jo Cound's intensely colourful floral imagery to Carol Ann Peacock's mesmerising Alice in Wonderland etchings, there's something for all tastes in this show.
The exhibition opens on Friday 18 January and runs until 14 February. You can read more about the artists and preview the exhibition.
 
2007
After the Rain: Winter Exhibition
The gallery hosts its winter exhibition between 10 November and 17 January. The Gallery welcome back contemporary Scottish artists Rosemary Bassett, Cara Mckinnon Crawford, Hugh Kirkwood and Stewart Lammie. The Gallery are pleased to announce that Louise Balaam will be exhibiting. The Sevenoaks-based artist is not normally seen in Scottish galleries and is a welcome addition to the artist list. Finally, sculptor Tony Morrow, acclaimed for his public commissions such as the Lobey Dosser, has produced a series of wall-mounted pieces for this show. View artist information.
To view a selection of the work please view the online gallery.
 
Light, Shade and Movement: A Selection of Perthshire-based Artists

Perthshire has a rich heritage of artists and The Ruthven Gallery is pleased to host a show of leading and emerging Perthshire-based artists. On show is jewellery by Kyley Campbell and Arie Vardi, paintings by Margaret Evans, Jean Feeney, Suzanne Mitchell-Henry and Arie Vardi, and paintings and sculpture by Fanny Lam Christie.

The show will run from the 14th September to the 1st of November. To view a selection of the work please view the online gallery or read artist information.
 

Summer and Opening Exhibition 2007

The gallery hosts its summer and opening exhibition between 27th July and 8th September 2007. The show includes a wide range of contemporary British artists. Artists exhibiting at this show include: Rosemary Bassett; Allan Black; Cara Mckinnon Crawford; Ian Elliot; Elaine Jones; Hugh Kirkwood; Stewart Lammie; Tony Morrow; and Robert Newton.

Gallery owner Suzanne said: "We're keen not just to exhibit Scottish based artists, but attract artists from further afield, and make these accessible to a Scottish audience. Our first summer exhibition has a strong colourist feel, but with cutting edge sculpture providing a very different sensation. We aim to bring a diverse and inspiring range of work to the Ruthven Gallery, so whatever your interest or taste there should be something here which appeals."

To view a selection of the work please view the online gallery.