The Gallery on the Corner was opened in March 2010. It is a commercial gallery and studio space which fully represents and supports inclusive artwork and crafts produced by artists who have a physical or mental health condition or those from a disadvantaged background. It provides a platform to exhibit and sell artwork in a high profile location in the heart of Edinburgh’s gallery district.
The Gallery on the Corner is the first social firm developed by Autism Ventures Scotland (AVS). Part of Autism Initiatives UK, AVS has been established to create employment opportunities and experiences for people with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) in Scotland.
Gallery on the corner shows work from a range of artists some of whom have practised for a long time and exhibited before whilst others have never felt able to approach a gallery about exhibiting their work (for whatever reason). They have had exhibitions with individual artists, charity art groups, other social enterprises, special education schools, and many more.
The current exhibition is Something Blue which opened on the 2nd of April to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day and runs until April 27th.
Something Blue explores the colour Blue through a fascinating collection of sculpture and print by gallery trainees and artists Calvin McCluskie and Mark Emms.
Gallery on the Corner
34 Northumberland Street,
Open 11a.m.–5p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.