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Great new pieces by Helen Denerley

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Aug 2017
!Tanera Ar Duthaich

The show is proving to be very successful. As well as a lot of individual sales, the whole exhibition has been bought by the Tanera Estate and will be shown on the Island.

June 2017

Tanera Ar Duthaich

Kevin Percival's new show opens on Saturday 17 June
Everyone is very welcome 3-5pm

"Depicts the intricacies of living and working in a tiny rural community. Exploring the continually evolving relationship between people and the landscape in such communities; Tanera takes its name from an island in the Summer Isles archipelago off the west coast of Scotland. Having made this work whilst living and working on the island, my intention was to elaborate on these difficulties, exploring widely held romantic notions about the Scottish landscape, whilst also trying to get under the surface to the everyday experience. The images attempt to show a ‘portrait of place’ through views, details and portraits of the people who contribute to the fabric of the island"

March 1st 2017

New work by James Hawkins

James has put some of his new paintings that he has created during the winter up on his web site. Beautiful serene work.

Click here to see James Hawkins new work

Feb 23 2017

New exhibition line up for 2017

Just finalised the shows for this coming year. An exciting and diverse set of Artists and work.

Starting the year, Ian Williams and his thought provoking installations. How do I look? A different take on Art and our perceptions.This is followed by an exhibition of Photograph taken by Will Copestake. "Young Adventurer of the year". Will's atmospheric images taken this winter when he returned to the mountains in an attempt to tackle all 222 Corbett Mountains. These images are the moments, minutes and seconds of glory sky between otherwise ‘harsh’ days, the flashes of a view that make the journey worthwhile. Continuing the photographic theme we present Kevin Percival's images from the two years spent on Tanera, one of the Summer Isles in Loch broom. Using skills he has developed in traditional landscape, documentary/ photojournalism and portraiture to present a ‘portrait of place’ very much unique to this photographer’s practice and passion for the land. The final show of the year is French Artist Dominique Gais whom we met when exhibiting in France a few years ago. She spent time this winter here at Rhue collaborating with James Hawkins. This exhibition is a result of this focused time spent in this environment. Her paintings and her "photo-paintings" describe a dreamed reality, expressive, trying to show the abstraction of nature.

For further details please look at the exhibition's page on the web site or contact flick@rhueart.co.uk


19 Aug 2016

great opening evening to a great show. The two artist's work compliments and informs the other.

20th Aug _ Oct 31st “Greenland: At the Margins" Jane Rushton and Rhea Banker


Jane Rushton and Rhea Banker spent a period of time together in and around Ilulissat Kangia and Eqip Sermia, on Greenland’s west coast, gathering material for a project that would bring their two artforms together in dialogue. Of course, the stunning landscape of west Greenland was a huge inspiration but, more particularly, they were each drawn to the complex relationships between the seemingly permanent geological elements of nature and the more transient elements like ice, water and the lichen flora.

Saturday 16th July

SUN SUGAR preview

12 noon -2pm all very welcome


Eleanor White is best known for her dynamic teaching at Bridge House Art in Ullapool and at Leith School of Art in Edinburgh, an inspirational and feisty tutor this is a rare chance to see the huge repertoire of her techniques employed to create her own enigmatic images


Wednesday June 14th Jean Michel has just delivered the paintings for his show, they are stunning, can't wait to hang them in the gallery. Opening preview Saturday 18June 12.30 - 2 pm All very welcome

Jean Michel Benier Landscapes 18 June 23 July 2016


Saturday June 11th James Hawkins, artist at Rhue Art Gallery, talks to Jon Miller about renowned American artist Jon Schueler whose work is featured in two exhibitions in Ullapool, one at An Talla Solais and another at Rhue Art Gallery which features paintings and films


Saturday May 7th

What a privilege it has been to prepare this exhibition. It was a bit like Christmas unwrapping the beautiful pictures, then deciding how to hang the show. Schueler's work really deserves long contemplation. It is only then that the depth, colour and complexity of these paintings are slowly revealed.



Part of the world wide centenary celebrations of the birth of the American abstract expressionist painter Jon Schueler. Jon lived in New York but spent several months throughout each year painting in his studio in Mallaig. His luminous paintings celebrate the ever changing light of the west coast.

Everyone one welcome 12 noon -2pm


Other Centenary Events


March 26th Great opening on Saturday.

The sun shone and the daffodils were out. lots of people and lots of sales. It really is a wonderful show of work.

*“It’s the grass that suffers” *

Peter White and Joanna Wright

Mar 26th – May 4th


JAN 2016

We are delighted to announce the exhibition schedule for 2016. An exciting year of shows with a strong international flavour.

Starting just before Easter !!“It’s the grass that suffers” An Exhibition by Peter White and Joanna Wright. Work inspired by a trip to northern Uganda. The research visit was sponsored by the Refugee Law Project, a Ugandan organisation that supports asylum seekers, refugees, displaced people and their host communities within Uganda.

In May it is “Distillation of light”, we are thrilled to be part of the world wide centenary celebrations of the birth of the American abstract expressionist painter Jon Scheuler . Jon lived in New York but spent several months throughout each year painting from his studio in Mallaig, his luminous paintings celebrate the ever changing light of the west coast.

In June we have “New landscapes” by Jean Michel Benier who lives in France and regularly visits Scotland to make plein air watercolours exploring the coast line from the land and the sea. His paintings capture weather and shorelines, mountain and seascapes with a minimal elegance.

This is followed in July by “Sun Sugar”. Eleanor White is best known for her dynamic teaching at Bridge House Art in Ullapool and at Leith School of Art in Edinburgh, an inspirational and feisty tutor this is a rare chance to see the huge repertoire of her techniques employed to create her own enigmatic images

Finally a joint show in Aug “Greenland: At the Margins”. Jane Rushton and Rhea Banker explore the geology of Greenland with forensic detail, all of which were made following recent Geo-Poetic field trips with artists, and scientists. The Arctic environment, as well as having a raw beauty and spiritual essence, is emblematic in terms of concerns with climate change, and it provides the focus of much artistic and scientific work that tries to understand the processes at play, and their significance.

More details to follow

Sept 2015 New Work

We have managed to persuade Florence to let us have some more work. There has been a fantastic response to her pictures so due to popular demand, we have rehung the exhibition. Here is the updated catalogue.



15 Aug - 15 Oct 2015


Opening 15 Augsut 2015 3pm-4pm.

A wonderful opportunity to see a selection of her work. Florence was one of four remaining living artists chosen to provide a selection of her work for the prestigious ‘Glasgow Girls’ Kirkcudbright summer exhibition.

We are very pleased that we will also have on display some Ceramic work produced by Florence along with her husband Robert Sinclair Thomson (1915-1983) who were the first artists to open a commercial studio pottery in Glasgow after the Second World War. Throughout the 50s and 60s they worked from their house in Clouston Street producing hundreds of hand-made items such as mugs, plates and bowls.

Recognised in their own right as accomplished Scottish painters, Florence and Robert created original works of Ceramic art by using specialist freehand slip technique to apply designs to many items from small jewellery to Large Pots and wall plaques.



Rhiannon Van Muysen

Sat 30 May — 11 Aug 2015

Two years ago Rhiannon moved to Cornwall and the work in this exhibition focuses on the unique geology and ecology of that region. Made with oils, inks, salt, iron and copper crystals the paintings explore the weathered granite tors and the abandoned clay pits; using processes of chance and control the resulting images appear to have formed naturally over time. In 2002 Rhiannon worked as Lotte Glob’s assistant in Durness, for the first time this exhibition will include ceramic pieces that develop the themes of the paintings and represent an exciting new direction in the artist’s complex and innovative practice.



Catalogue now on line http://www.rhueart.co.uk/uploads/katycatalogue14.pdf

Sunday 20th July

New Distillery Traditional Ceilidh Band

We are delighted that The New Dists will perform an acoustic set on the afternoon of Sunday 20th July. Come and join us for a glass of Pimms, wander around the Sculpture garden and catch a last look at the Fantastic exhibition of Helen Denerely's Miniature Sculptures.

May 23rd – 30th July 2014

Wonderful new sculptures by Helen Denerley

We are delighted to have an exhibition of specially commissioned miniature sculptures by Helen Denerley. Helen has been working hard to produce series of miniature animals for this show. We have had a sneak preview of a cow, a sheep and a marvellous mammoth! This will be a truly unique show.

Opening Preview Saturday 23 May 12 noon - 2pm

On-line Catalogue available soon

Memories and Observations, Cuimheachan is Seallaiddhean

A collection of new paintings by CELIA GARBUTT 14th sept - 31st Oct 2013


ART FORUM 61, Contemporary Art Biennale France

29 June - 13th July 2013


Rhueart exhibited Riannon Van Muysen, Helen Denerley, Tobias Hodson and James Hawkins at this prestigious Biennial in France during late June and July. The multi venued exhibition featured more than sixty international artists in eight different venues across the town. All were well attended and we met Dominique Gais from Paris who will be visiting Rhue during September to take photographs in preparation for an exhibition here next summer.


LifeLines by Lisa O'Brien

8th June - 14th August 2013

"...Putting a pencil to paper and making a line is unexpectedly, and thankfully, life affirming. My dad died last year, followed by my friend Joanna and our family dog, all within weeks of each other. This is an exhibition of how drawing helped me to keep my head above water. For a few months, drawing everyday became a very centring experience and has ultimately changed the direction of my work" .....Lisa O'Brien 2013


James Hawkins On line Newspaper review 10th July


Radio Scotland

Thursday 4th April at 13.32 James in conversation with Ray Mearns. This broadcast will be available here from the third week in August.

2013 Easter RhueArt Gallery

Solo show by Rhiannon Van Muysen. We are showing work by recent Graduate Rhiannon Van Muysen. Her work is inspired by the evolving geology and biology of the Land. She uses minerals and inks frozen in ice to create beautiful and evocative pieces, experimenting with scale and altered perspectives; abstracted compositions of colour and mineral texture explore vast geological timescales and imagined landscapes.


2013 5th - 9th March "People and Places"

Mo Farquharson and James Hawkins at The Gallery,28 Cork Street,London. Friends and contempories at The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford this exhibition features Mo's bronze sculptures and James' carbon fibre cut-out paintings.


37 Red Leaves

has been a great success, selling numerous of Katy Spong's wonderful Monoprints. There has been a terrific response to the Diary of a year and we look forward to exhibiting some of her paintings later in the year.

Click on the link to see the Catalogue:


an Exhibition of Large and vibrant watercolours by Irish based Artist Tobias Hodson

Brilliant and bold, botanical paintings. Opening preview 29th June from 5 - 7 pm Exhibition runs from Sat 30th June - 26th July Click on the link to see the Catalogue:

Feb 2012 Official opening of new Gallery at Rhue.

We are delighted that Creative Scotland's Executive Director Andrew Dixon will open the new space on 25th April.

Feb 2012 Dates finalised for James Hawkins major show in London

One for your diaries. 11th June - 16th June 2012. The Gallery, Cork Street, London. Please ask iof you would like an invitation to the show. Catalogues will be available nearer the time.

Feb 2012 Major Sculpture commission by Allison Weightman

Large stone and Glass piece unveiled at Johnson and Johnson LifeScan Inverness

Oct 2011 Art London

We had a great time at Art London with a most enthusiastic response to James' new cut out works. It was good to catch up with old friends and to make some new ones too. The work that we had on display can be seen on James' site http://www.jameshawkinsart.co.uk

Sept 2011 James Hawkins Paintings at auction

Three large early canvases are due to be auctioned by Lyon and Turnbull in Edinburgh on the 25th August, Sale number 324 http://www.lyonandturnbull.com

Sept 2011 New Gallery at Rhue

We are OPEN! At present we have some lovely acrylic paintings by Katie Spong and some very fine watercolours by Toby Hodson. We will also be showing sculpture by Helen Denereley and Mary Bourne, both inside and outside, throughout the summer.

July 2011 Art London Fair

James Hawkins will be showing new work on paper and canvas from 6th - 9th October at the Art London Fair in Chelsea. Please contact flick@rhueart.co.uk for an invitation


Exhibition of Rhueart Artists 6th April-16th April 2011 Dovecot Studios, 10 Infirmary St., Edinburgh. (Tuesday-Saturday, 10.30am-5.00pm) Click on the link to see the Perception Catalogue:

Oct 2010 AAF Battersea;

The Fair went well with an enthusiastic response to all the artists and good sales. It was also a good chance to reconnect with some earlier clients that we had lost contact with. The Monday after the fair finished we flew to Toronto to investigate exhibiting at the International Art Fair there; we liked the Fair a lot and plan to go next year or the year after.

James Hawkins

James' website address has changed, it can now be found at: jameshawkinsart.co.uk