My interest as a painter is in communicating an atmospheric, visceral response to landscape – also researching the environment, history and geology of the landscape I paint. As an artist born in Edinburgh most of my work is in response to Scottish landscape, though I also paint portraits.

I sometimes work in collaboration with poets or musicians, which I find an inspiring and rewarding creative process.

My work has shown in galleries around the UK and abroad including the Royal Scottish Academy, City Art Centre, Open Eye and Sutton Galleries in Edinburgh, Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, Resipole Gallery, Scotland, the Lighthouse, Brighton, Limetree in Bristol, Gallery One, Berlin and Corte Real in Portugal.

I worked for many years in the field of public art, most recently as lead artist/curator for the Leverndale Hospital, Greater Glasgow and Clyde. In 2018 I was accepted as a professional member of the SSA (Society of Scottish Artists).

Rose Strang. SSA

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

Press/reviews:  Times

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


12th January: Small Works, Group show. Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh
7th – 10th March: Affordable Art Fair, Battersea (with Limetree Gallery)
26th -28th April: Fresh Art Fair in Cheltenham (with Limetree Gallery)
17th May to 28th June: Group Exhibition, Resipole Gallery, Scotland.
22nd June: Midsummer’s Event and ‘Planets’ Exhibition. Solo show. Abbeyhill Studio, Edinburgh.
13th – 22nd September: Solo show The Planets. The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis. Demarco Gallery, Summerhall, Edinburgh. New paintings by Rose Strang. Talk by Michael Ward (author of Planet Narnia. The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis).
18th October. Ardban. Solo show. Limetree Gallery An Ealdhain, Fortwilliam, Scotland.
5th December. Selected paintings. Group Show. Christmas Exhibition, Limetree Gallery, Bristol
Jan/March: SSA+VAS Open Exhibition, Edinburgh
Feb/March. First Look. Group exhibition at Limetree Gallery, Long Melford
16th June: The Wells of Arthur’s Seat. Exhibition and event, with collaborative performance by poet Alan Spence and cellist and composer Atzi Muramatsu, Abbeyhill Studio, 5/7 Lyne Street, Edinburgh, EH7 5DN.
7th September to 31st October. Autumn show, group exhibition, Resipole Gallery, Acharacle, Scotland.
15th September to October 12th. Texture. Three-artist exhibition, Limetree Gallery, Bristol.
21st October to 4th November, residency on Isle of Iona.
10th November to 22nd March. The Winter Show, Resipole Gallery, Acharacle, Scotland.
23rd-25th November, Edinburgh Art Fair (Limetree Gallery stand). Corn Exchange, Edinburgh.
29th November – Jan 22nd, Christmas Show. Limetree Gallery, Bristol.
Dec/ Jan: Christmas Show. Group show at Artpistol Gallery, Cresswell Lane, Glasgow.
Nov/ Dec: Winter Series: Music and Image. Collaboration. Event and exhibition at Abbeyhill Studio, Abbeyhill, Edinburgh
Nov: Edinburgh Art Fair, at the Corn Exchange (Lime Tree Gallery stand)
July: Isle of Harris. Solo show at Whitespace Gallery, 76 East Cross Causeway, Edinburgh
May: A Sense of Place. Group show at the Lime Tree Gallery, Bristol
Nov/Feb]: RSA Open Group Exhibition, The Mound, Princes St, Edinburgh
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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