The unique Art House Scotland, can be found in the historic and picturesque Scottish Borders town of Duns. Set inside Hardens Hall, the contemporary home of artist Tony Huggins-Haig, the gallery stretches throughout the ground floor of the house and was lovingly created to deliver a more welcoming, intimate and relaxed exhibition space. A space that can be tailored to the way you like to view and learn about art.
The gallery which historically occupied a restored 15th century building in nearby town Kelso, was moved to Hardens Hall in early 2019 to offer guests a truly personal art experience. The hall, home of Tony, has been expertly transformed into an inspiring art gallery, displaying innovative works created by its owner Tony Huggins-Haig and an outstanding group of nationally and internationally renowned artists.
Within purpose designed gallery spaces, a state-of-the-art ‘mood’ lighting system perfectly accentuates the colour and texture of the exhibits. Rich oak flooring adds warmth and comfortable seating throughout ensures the gallery offers a generous, unhurried art experience that delves deeper into the creative process, the inspiration behind the work and the artists themselves.
With beautifully displayed artwork and a warm and friendly atmosphere, the Home of Art is the perfect environment to view and purchase artwork that inspires you. The gallery has over 1000 engaging artworks including paintings and sculptures of metalwork, woodwork and glasswork, hand-crafted furniture, textiles 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 across the world and welcomes artists of all abilities to come and discover the joy of creativity in one-to-one painting sessions with Tony.
The Art House Scotland 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 most enriched art experience for all who visit their home.
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.
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.
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.