Art is important to us and we feel that it should be shared, to support local artists and build a creative community.
If you are an independent or otherwise undiscovered artist and want to share your talent, we invite you to use our space as a pop up exhibition.
There is no charge for rent and we don't take commission. Only support!
The space is your exhibition for 2 months. We buy one art piece from every exhibition we host! Come visit our gallery of previous artists!
Launched our exhibition space in November 2019, and uses art and music to cope with anxiety.
Jamie is a lovely energetic young man who is on the autism spectrum and has learning difficulties. He sees the world as a simple place and does not make a fuss about much. He is often described as a lovely long young man due to his zest for life, his energy and good manners. Painting is a great release for him and gives him a time to be still and thoughtful.
He enjoys the quirks of his artwork such as running paint and messy edges. When asked to keep it tidy, he simple asked "why?". He does not bother worrying about the little things most of us see as a problem or issue. The paintings are a view from the eyes of someone on the autism spectrum and we hope you receive something from them!
A multi-media feminist artist, journalist, and owner of Artificial Womb feminist arts business.
"I've grown up painting and now I'm in uni its a great stress relief and study break! I've always loved the beauty of the Scottish landscapes and I want to try and capture that in my work. I recently started experimenting with different styles, and more abstract work to push myself! Growing up autistic, painting is the easiest method of communication for me, and I try and have all my paintings tell their own story."
"My name is Beth Reilly and I'm 24 years old from Broughty Ferry. I graduated with a BA in Visual Communication and Design from the University of the Highlands and Islands in 2017. I have a dog called Buddy who is a cockapoo. My love of animals and graphic art lead me to create Beth's Buddies, designing bespoke digital pet portraits."
All the prints are printed on 100% recycled paper and the unframed prints in 100% recycled and biodegradable cellophane, I try to keep production as sustainable as possible by selling locally.
In collaboration with Kathryn Rattray, children of primary 6/7 at Blackness Primary School Dundee created a 40 piece spectacular exhibition. Combining Kathryn's photograph of the trees in Balgay Park, (originally titled "I Mist You"), with newspaper letter collage by the children. She posed the question to the class, ‘If the trees could speak, what would they say?’. Together they created something extraordinarily powerful and revealing about young peoples thoughts on mindset and climate change.
Photos taken on the Greenpeace ship, Esperanza, during its epic voyage from the Arctic to the Antarctic throughout last year. The purpose of the photos is to highlight the beauty of the wildlife of the Oceans and raise awareness of the threats facing the Oceans.
Here's a little from the artist themselves about their work!
"The nude figures represent the vulnerability and fragility of mental health. I was extremely sensitive for months where I could not bear to get out of bed, losing myself inside my mind. The lights symbolise hope and an end to the darkness. Despite the chaos in the world, there were moments of serenity and tranquillity; to find peace with your own company and to appreciate the little moments in life. It was a time to reflect, re-prioritise and re-connect with my soul."
"I have always had a passion for art. The more I have learned, the more I have fallen in love with it! Art is my therapy and it is such an amazing way to express my emotions!
There is nothing I would rather be doing than creating art but more importantly... representing who I am"
Stuart Gunn was a member of Uppertunity for a while, and we're so proud to be displaying his work!
He learned that "You can't rush art!" from working with staff at our art groups. Here's a little bit from Stuart himself:
"I am a 30 year old self taught local artist with Autism. My art helps me find my space and calmness in my world. It takes me away from the outside madness of life. I hope you get as much pleasure and enjoyment from it as I have."