Fra Giovanni Giocondo, a late 15th, early 16th century priest and scholar who designed the bridge at Notre Dame said, 'The gloom of the world is but a shadow. Behind it, yet within our reach, is joy. There is radiance and glory in the darkness could we but see - and to see we only have to look.' As we approach the autumnal reopening of The Fine Art Society in London at our new gallery on Carnaby Street, there has never been a more important time to relish the visual arts and furniture. We will combine our specialism in the Edinburgh and London galleries to bring you the best of Scottish art across the centuries and British art, design and furniture from the 19th and 20th centuries. As we present the best of both galleries together, we have taken the opportunity to combine the websites to make your visiting experience, we hope, easier and more engaging.
BENNY HIGGINS, Chairman
This autumn sees The Fine Art Society re-open its London doors. Also the bringing together of our operations in the north and south. At our core, however, remains the same ethos: to present art and design from all over Britain. Of great importance to me is the cultural relevance and value of what we promote and its preservation for future generations. By shining a spotlight on areas that fall off the beaten track as well as on all that is current and fashionable, we aim to enrich, support and expand the market for Scottish and British historical fine art and design. As one of the oldest fine art dealers in the UK we have long been part of this story. 2020 has thrown us an interesting proposition. And so begins a new chapter in the Fine Art Society’s story.
EMILY WALSH, Group Managing Director