Rose Strang, SSA

“In Rose Strang’s extraordinary paintings, no focal point is privileged. These are intensely dynamic paintings, seethingly alive with stroke, dab, scratch and drip. Landscape, here, is not static backcloth or wallpaper … Water, in Strang’s paintings, is made strange again to the eye … astonishing in its persistence, dramatic in its presence”

(Robert McFarlane, author of The Lost Words, The Wild Places and Underland).

I’m interested in communicating an atmospheric, visceral response to the subjects I paint, with a particular interest in landscape and cultural history. Most of my work is in response to Scottish landscape.

I often work in collaboration with poets or musicians, creating videos which showcase the many layers of these projects. (these can be viewed in ‘Collaborations’ in the menu above).

I’ve exhibited around the UK and abroad, including: (Edinburgh); Royal Scottish Academy, City Art Centre, Open Eye Gallery, Demarco Galleries, Morningside Gallery. (Scotland): Resipole Gallery, Acharachle, Limetree Gallery, Fortwilliam. (England) Limetree Gallery, Bristol, Lighthouse, Brighton. (Berlin) Gallery One. (Portugal) Corte Real Gallery.

In 2018 I was accepted as a professional member of the SSA (Society of Scottish Artists). In 2020 I was commissioned by The Folio Society to create artworks for their publication of Nan Shepherd’s Scottish landscape classic; The Living Mountain.

Selected artworks can be viewed in ‘Artworks’ in the menu above. Upcoming/past exhibitions listed below under ‘Exhibitions’.

(If you have any queries, I can be contacted at rose.strang@gmail.com)



Sunday Post

The Folio Society

Summerhall TV


Edinburgh Guide


Education, qualifications

Professional Member of the Society of Scottish Artists since 2018.
2000 -2002. Post Graduate Diploma, Museum and Gallery Curation, St Andrews University
1994 – 1997. BA (HONS) Fine Art and Related Arts. Chichester University
1992 – 1993. National Certificate, Art and Design. Telford College, Edinburgh
1990 – 1991. National Certificate, Theatre Studies and Performance, Stevenson College, Edinburgh

Other training:

2009 – 2010. Cultural Leadership Training with People Create, London School of Design



May/June. Resipole Gallery, Acharacle, Scotland. Two-person exhibition. (details tbc)


October 12th Launch. Commissioned by the Folio Society to create artworks for their publication of The Living Mountain, by Nan Shepherd.

August – Summer Exhibition. Limetree Gallery, Long Melford.


November- Affordable Art Fair, Online. Limetree Gallery page. (50 international participating galleries).

31st October – November 21st – A Subtle Touch. Three-artist exhibition: Rose Strang, Anna King and Mhairi McGregor. Limetree Gallery, Bristol.


SSA Open. Society of Scottish Artists, RSA, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (Group show)

Winter Miniatures. Abbeyhill Studio, Edinburgh (Solo Show)

Group Show. Christmas Exhibition, Limetree Gallery, Bristol. (Group show)

Ardban. Limetree Gallery An Ealdhain, Fortwilliam, Scotland. (Solo Show)

The Planets. The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis. Demarco Galleries, Summerhall, Edinburgh. Paintings by Rose Strang. Talk by Dr Michael Ward (author of Planet Narnia. The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis). (Solo Show)

Small Works,Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh. (Group show)

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea (with Limetree Gallery) (Group show)

Fresh Art Fair, Cheltenham (with Limetree Gallery) (Group show)

Spring Exhibition, Resipole Gallery, Acharacle, Scotland. (Group show)


SSA+VAS Open Exhibition, Society of Scottish Artists. RSA, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (Group show)

First Look. Limetree Gallery, Long Melford (Group show)

Wells of Arthur’s Seat. Abbeyhill Studio, Edinburgh. (Solo Show)

Autumn Show, Resipole Gallery, Acharacle, Scotland. (Group show)

Texture. Three-artist exhibition, Limetree Gallery, Bristol.

The Winter Show, Resipole Gallery, Acharacle, Scotland. (Group show)

Edinburgh Art Fair (Limetree Gallery). Corn Exchange, Edinburgh. (Group show)

Christmas Show. Limetree Gallery, Bristol. (Group show)


Christmas Show. Artpistol Gallery, Glasgow. (Group show)

Winter Series: Music and Image. Abbeyhill Studio, Edinburgh (Solo Show)

Edinburgh Art Fair, Corn Exchange (Lime Tree Gallery) (Group show)

Isle of Harris. Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh (Group show)

A Sense of Place. Lime Tree Gallery, Bristol (Group show)


RSA Open, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (Group show)

Harbours. Freespace Gallery, Edinburgh (Solo Show)

Sep: Hebridean residency (Lewis, Harris, Skye). Collaboration with author Louise Palfreyman and composer Atzi Muramatsu
August: Lindisfarne outdoor painting workshop. Organised through the Peregrini Lindisfarne Landscape Partnership
June – Harbours. Solo exhibition, Freespace Gallery, Easter Road, Edinburgh
December – Snowscapes. Solo show. Gayfield Creative Spaces, Gayfield Square, Edinburgh. Three-day exhibition 8th, 9th and 10th December. 12 noon to 8pm daily.
July: Solo Exhibition, Borders Country. Whitespace Gallery at Howe St, Edinburgh
April: Eigg Trilogy. Part of group show at the Flaubert Gallery, Edinburgh
March 26th /April 21st: Exhibition, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Netherbow, Edinburgh
‘Sea and Sky’ Solo Exhibition, Marchmont Gallery, Edinburgh
Eigg Island Residency, Scotland
WEST: The west coast and beyond.Gallery Ten, Stafford Street, Edinburgh. (Group Exhibition).
Eigg Island: (Solo exhibition) Whitespace Gallery, 25 Howe Street, Edinburgh
Sutton Gallery, Dundas Street Edinburgh. Winter Exhibition
Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh
McGregor Gallery, Glasgow
North Berwick Gallery, Scotland
2012 On a Small Scale. Christmas Group Exhibition at the Open Eye Gallery, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh
2008 – 2009 Poster design, photography and installation as part of Rebirth project. Public art project in response to the new Maternity Hospital at University Hospital North Staffordshire

Published articles:

PARS+ (Public Art Online) Journeys Towards Rebirth

Bella Caledonia Roses of the world

Foreigner.de: Ian Hamilton Finlay

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