The Burnside is a fine art gallery and exhibition space serving the Island's local residents and our very welcome visitors who outnumber locals five to one most months of the year. Our shop offers hand made items from porcelain to glassware, tapestry, basketry, marquetry and metalwork, a myriad of superb, often functional, gifts. Two large exhibition spaces host exhibitions ranging from the Scottish Embroiderers Guild Centenery Celebration 2006 (national) to an incredible exhibition of beaded clothes 1850-1940 from an International Museum Collection in 2007. Contemporary and traditional art from around 160 artists both indigenous and world wide, in a constantly changing, vibrant, friendly atmosphere. Resident artists teaching and demonstrating weaving, jewellery making, painting, potting, carving and sculpting in the garden or gallery. Young Scottish and International Contemporary Visual arts; 'Around the world in 80 images' (paintings, drawings and photographs in March) The Three Sisters (Large landscape oils, figurative pots and huge stitched wall hangings in April) to Fleming's Folly an exhibition of paintings, sketch books and maps by Peploe, Hugh Waller Paton etc. dating 1850 to 1947 from a very important London based collection in May. Avril Paton's art, (Scotlands most popular images after Dali's Christ on the Cross) features permanantly, as she grew up on Arran.
In September we host the Robert McLellan Festival of litreature and art with poetry classes and visual interpretations of his plays and stories. Something for every taste from many wonderful sources, come and see for yourself we look forward to meeting you.
Year Established: 2002
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