about the gallery
Resipole Studios is an award-winning fine art gallery with on-site artist studios, located on the West Coast of Scotland. The unique exhibition space hosts an exciting annual programme of exhibitions and workshops of Scottish contemporary art that is both emerging and established.
The gallery was launched in 2004 by Andrew Sinclair after a two-year renovation of an agricultural byre. An arts graduate himself, Andrew recognised the need for a professional gallery space in his home area but also for professional studio facilities, to enable resident and visiting artists to access high quality resources in a truly inspirational Highland setting.
Since its launch, Resipole Studios continues to present work by artists of many disciplines, with Scotland as their key focus. With many award-winning artists on its roster, the gallery is regarded as one of Scotland’s leading contemporary art spaces and, consequently, in 2016 was selected to show work by the late, American abstract-expressionist, Jon Schueler to mark the centenary of his birth.
The gallery is located on the scenic A861, just 30 miles from Fort William, via the Corran Ferry, in between Strontian and Acharacle.
We are open from 11 until 6pm Tuesday-Sunday. Closed on Mondays.
Car parking is available directly in front of the gallery with ample space and easy access to the entrance.
The entrance doorway is step free, with wide double doors for wheelchair or mobility scooter access. All ground floor exhibition spaces are wheelchair accessible, with disabled toilet facilities on this level. The upper gallery space is reached via stairs and therefore not suitable for wheelchair access.
All exhibition text is displayed in large, clear print. Larger print is available on request.
Please contact the gallery on 01967 431506 for any further information.
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