The Tony Huggins-Haig Gallery established in 2004, can be found at the heart of the historic Scottish Borders town of Kelso. The building, which dates to 1608, has been lovingly refurbished, transforming the interior into a modern exhibition space to be proud of.
The gallery specialises in modern and contemporary art, displaying innovative works created by its owner Tony Huggins-Haig and an outstanding group of nationally and internationally renowned artists. As a gallery recognised for championing artistic innovation, it is now firmly established as one of the country’s most significant cultural venues.
Within the five purpose built gallery spaces, all with seating, a state-of-the-art ‘mood’ lighting system perfectly accentuates the colour and texture of the exhibits. Dark oak flooring has added warmth, with new cornices and plastered walls creating a traditional look, while, in striking contrast, the beautifully displayed artwork has added a contemporary touch. Together they have produced relaxed and comfortable surroundings, the perfect environment for the viewing and purchase of artwork.
The gallery has over 1000 inspiring and engaging artworks to browse and enjoy. They range from paintings and sculptures to metalwork, woodwork, glasswork, hand-crafted furniture, textiles, pens and other bespoke gifts.
Throughout the year, the gallery welcomes the finest artists to the Scottish Borders to participate in a rich programme of exhibitions and other cultural events. As well as hosting regular exhibitions, the gallery also takes part in art fairs in the UK and further afield.
The Tony Huggins-Haig Gallery is motivated by a powerful sense of ‘putting back into society’ and as such are committed to building strong community links by operating a number of creative activities and charitable events designed to be a catalyst for positive change.
With its unrivalled knowledge of the art market and excellent working relationship with artists and art publishers, the gallery is well placed to provide the best possible experience for their clients.
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Tony is a self-taught artist, a ‘naive colourist’, who loved to paint and draw from a very early age. He is a major gallery owner, who never forgot his roots. As a mentor and long-time supporter of artists and the arts he keeps his business at the heart of the community.
Yvonne, a lover of ‘all things gallery’ is head of front-of-house. As an indispensable administrator she oversees the smooth running of the gallery.
Olivia is a keen art lover who balances her work at the gallery with her education. She helps to man reception where she meets and greets the visitors who come into the gallery.
A recent addition to the Scottish Borders, Michael has moved to new pastures to find a career in Art that he can enjoy and grow in to. Passionate and knowledgable about the subject, he is working closely with Tony and Yvonne to help bring new breath to the art within, and the gallery itself.
Daria is the newest member of our Kelso-based team. Helping us get a true stamp on the social media world, as well as assisting in various other media related aspects of the gallery and its family. Daria is aiming to attend Perth University to study History and English later this year.
Why not give a few hours of your time, as a volunteer, to help support our community programme and welcome our visitors to the gallery.
You would be working in a relaxed and positive environment where we don’t just sell art; we live and breathe all things art.
As a volunteer there are benefits for you too. You will:
If you are interested in finding out more about what can be a hugely rewarding experience, please use the contact form to get in touch.
Please note: all members of staff (inc volunteers) require a police Disclosure to allow us to continue our Education Programme. This cost is met by the gallery. Thank you for returning your application form. We look forward to contacting you for an informal chat.
Joining the Members’ Club, for a small annual subscription, brings a range of benefits which include priority viewing of all the gallery’s exhibitions and access to our popular painting demonstrations by Tony Huggins-Haig and other distinguished visiting artists.
As well as offering a number of attractive members’ benefits, the gallery has a wider vision for its Members’ Club – as a platform for the continuation of its work in the community.
The Tony Huggins-Haig Gallery is already well-known and respected for its work with disadvantaged members of community but they are determined to do more. The Members’ Club is designed to build on the success of the current work and continue to make a positive difference to people’s lives.
For more than a decade the gallery has, even through the bleakest of economic times, actively supported a range of community initiatives.
Why not enjoy the benefits of the Members’ Club while helping us to continue our work in the community? Every penny raised from the subscription and any associated club activities will help continue its important work.
Since we opened the gallery in 2004 we have found that most people buy artwork because they fall in love with the artwork or a particular artists work. The piece of artwork then heads out of the gallery door and away with our amazing collectors. Heading home with them to becomes part of their own collections and identities. Sometimes we have collectors who come in to buy art works as investment pieces for the future.
Looking for that special gift? We can help you make the perfect choice, wrap your purchase and carefully deliver it to the recipient on a day that suits you.
The gallery provides an insurance valuation service for artwork purchased from us. Additionally, for a fee, we can value your collection.
Our paintings are sold either framed or unframed.
For those unable to visit the gallery we offer (subject to distance) a home viewing service.
We also offer an interior design service where you set your budget and we work with you to help you to make the right selection for your home.
At the Tony Huggins-Haig Gallery we have extensive experience of supplying art to the commercial sector.
For the hospitality, office and other sectors, the gallery can provide and install a range of prints and original artwork. There are packages to suit all budgets. For an initial consultation please use the contact form to get in touch.
We offer one-to-one painting sessions and group classes in the studio.
Why not join us on a short, weekly or two weekly artistic journey, with five-star accommodation? It’s the perfect opportunity to follow in the footsteps of our major artists and explore the landscape or objects that inspired them.
We hold regular exhibitions, events and painting demonstrations at the gallery, so why not sign up for our free newsletter to make sure you don’t miss out.
For further information about any of our services please get in touch.