This May, the stalwart Edinburgh gallery Ingleby, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, will head to a new venue, the onetime Meeting House of the Glasite Church, in the center of the Scottish capital. The building, dating back to 1834, was refurbished by the local firm Helen Lucas Architects, who worked with the Scottish Historic Buildings Trust.
“The former Glasite Meeting House is an extraordinary building that has lain empty for a generation, it offers an exceptional location from which to develop the next chapter of the gallery’s history,” Florence Ingleby, who cofounded the business with her husband, Richard, said in a statement.
Ingleby’s roster includes Kay Rosen, Sean Scully, the estate of Frank Walter, and Callum Innes, who will have the first show in the new location, beginning May 12.
From the gallery’s description, this Glasite Meeting House sounds quite impressive. There is a “magnificent glass-domed space” and a “former feasting room,” and there is the promise of “curated displays of work by renowned artists, designers and craftspeople, including a series of specially commissioned ceramics by Olivia Fiddes and bespoke furniture, throughout the building, by Edinburgh-based designer and cabinet maker, Alastair Letch.”
Naturally, the gallery added, “Everything will be available for sale or commission.”