Exhibit at McNaughtan’s

We welcome applications to exhibit at McNaughtan’s Bookshop and Gallery.

Please email Anna at anna@mcnaughtans.co.uk with a paragraph about yourself and your art, plus a few image samples, and an indication of what time of year might suit you.

The Space

A light-filled basement gallery space within an antiquarian bookshop. The gallery floor space is approximately 14 square metres and hanging space is about 10.5 linear metres, with the possibility of a double- or triple-hang depending on the size of the work. A steel wire hanging system is in place and artwork should have either eyelets or picture wire for hanging. Halogen track lighting is adjustable to suit the hanging arrangement.

North Wall (facing entrance): 154″/391cm wide, 75″/191cm tall

West Wall (with access to bookshop art section): 60″/153cm wide, 101″/257cm tall, 2nd portion – 49″/124cm wideSouth Wall (with entrance): 154″/391cm wide, 75″/191cm tall

The Terms

For selling exhibitions, we take a commission of 40% (including VAT) on any sales, with remittance of monies collected less commission payable following the close of the exhibition.

The gallery may be hired for a non-selling exhibition. Contact us for current rates, which depend on the time of year.

Work is automatically insured up to a total of £20,000 per piece (with an insurer’s excess of £250) and the gallery is covered for public liability insurance to a value of £2,000,000.

Included with any exhibition are an A1 poster displayed outside our shop front, an announcement/invitation to our mailing list, staffing, design and printing of a price list and artwork labels, and basic refreshments for a private view. Any additional advertisement or refreshments can be provided at cost.

The gallery’s opening hours necessarily coincide with the bookshop’s standard opening hours, 11am to 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday. It is usually most convenient to schedule hanging on a Sunday afternoon or Monday morning with any opening or private view on a Monday evening from 6pm to 8pm, and exhibitions normally last for between 4 and 8 weeks.

Location & Opening Times

3a & 4a Haddington Place, Edinburgh, EH7 4AE

Open 11am - 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday


Upcoming Shop Closures

Olympia Book Fair: Closed 30th May - 5th June, reopening Tuesday 6th