Going Green | The Scottish Gallery Garden 2022

22 Dec 2021

The Scottish Gallery is very lucky to have a garden. It makes for another room for art and also offers a different view of the historic New Town.

Going Green | The Scottish Gallery Garden 2022
The Scottish Gallery, 2021

We have been working with artist and horticulturist Alex Knubley for several years, she has helped create a wild and informal garden that is always evolving. We are now turning our attention to the much more challenging basement area facing Dundas Street.

Going Green | The Scottish Gallery Garden 2022
Alex Knubley in the Gallery Garden
Going Green | The Scottish Gallery Garden 2022
Going Green | The Scottish Gallery Garden 2022
Going Green | The Scottish Gallery Garden 2022
Going Green | The Scottish Gallery Garden 2022

We have represented the sculptor Andrea Geile for over 14 years – she works predominately with Corten steel and her work has become synonymous with our garden. The contrast of the rusted metal works really well with the natural environment.

Going Green | The Scottish Gallery Garden 2022
Andrea next to Electric Field Ellipse #103, 2020
Going Green | The Scottish Gallery Garden 2022
B-Cell, 2018, corten steel, H124 cm
Going Green | The Scottish Gallery Garden 2022
Arboriculture, 2019, hand-cut Corten steel, H202 x W98 x D95 cm

The garden combines art and planting and provides a joyful green space for visitors to The Gallery. It has a sloping, triangular shape as it forms part of the corner of Dundas Street and Northumberland Street and would have originally been designed as a vegetable garden.

Going Green | The Scottish Gallery Garden 2022

At our front door on Dundas Street we added two planters, and we don’t know why we hadn’t done this before! It adds a welcoming, green touch to the urban environment.

Going Green | The Scottish Gallery Garden 2022
Going Green | The Scottish Gallery Garden 2022

Our building forms part of a traditional New Town tenement which includes a basement area to the front – we are now working closely with Alex to create a stepped garden area to add another important green space for all of us to enjoy. We will then be inviting Andrea Geile to enhance the space with sculpture.

Going Green | The Scottish Gallery Garden 2022
Going Green | The Scottish Gallery Garden 2022

We look forward to sharing images of the challenges we face as we transform another of our spaces into a green haven!

Going Green | The Scottish Gallery Garden 2022
Going Green | The Scottish Gallery Garden 2022
Going Green | The Scottish Gallery Garden 2022
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