Opened in 1988, Braemar Gallery is a community gallery, hosting changing exhibitions each month that showcase works of local and regional artists. Situated in the beautiful historic Braemar House, the gallery is a valuable community venue and a must-see for lovers of local art.


Suzie Salisbury: The Land of Dreams

21 January – 14 February 2021

As children we imagine our toys have real personalities and a life of their own that grown-ups are completely unaware of. In the hands of a child, toys become heroes or villains and have the power to transport their owners to another dimension where anything is possible. Dolls, teddies, robots and more live in a land that is surreal yet strangely familiar and allow us to imagine what we may become. 

Exhibiting artist Suzie Salisbury portrays nostalgic memories of childhood where favourite toys and abandoned buildings are brought to life and the ritual of making a daisy chain commences some kind of alchemical process, but only under the light of a full moon.

IMAGE: SUZIE SALISBURY Home 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas, 60.96 x 45.72 cm

Alison Rose: Dogs of Springwood

21 January – 14 February 2021

At first glance, Alison Rose’s dog portraits capture a likeness or glimpse into the personality of the ‘Dogs of Springwood’. The exhibition looks at connection: connection of owners to their pets, connections to each other, and connection to community. Whilst working in the art shop in Springwood, Alison was inspired to create drawings of dogs who either visited the shop with their owners or waited patiently outside. These intricate drawings have not only become a series of work on exhibition at Braemar Gallery early 2021 but have also led to a delightful pre-reader story book ‘I Like Dogs’.

IMAGE: ALISON ROSE Banjo 2020, Ballpoint pen on archival paper, 15  x 15cm

Sebastien Gueydon: From stone age…

21 January – 14 February 2021

From stone age… is a reflection of the intrinsic power of human beings. Borrowing from primitive sculptures and tools, the carved stones capture the struggle between fragility and roughness. The sculptor uses his strength to turn stone to harmonious art at the risk of irreversible destruction. The delicate balance between violence and care for the stone is a mirror of the way human beings use power to make the world a better place. Around the sculptures, sketches of the human body echo the message of the stones.

This exhibition is an invitation to reflect on our deep nature.

IMAGE: SEBASTIEN GUEYDON Strong ties 2012, stone, 45 x 50 x 30 cm