Visual Arts

Gallery exhibitions

The gallery showcases a diverse programme of local, national and international artists through exhibitions, residencies, projects and participation. The programme is thematically linked with our performance programme wherever possible allowing us to explore ideas in more depth.

Current and upcoming exhibitions 

Allan Watson Julia Gardiner

Allan Watson. Constructed Tree Beech (left) and Julia Gardiner. Umbra. Penumbra. Antumbra (right).

Julia Gardiner and Allan Watson 
Shared Practice: Repetition Variation Transformation 

Saturday 7 October - Saturday 4 November 2017
Exhibition Opening: Saturday 7 October 2pm-4pm
Exhibition Opening Hours: Tuesday- Saturday 12pm-4pm
Free Entry

The title of the exhibition stems from an emphasis of materiality, process and making which sit at the heart of both artists' work. Whilst Gardiner uses hand-made paper to form her intricate constructions, Watson works predominantly with wood and related products such as plywood and filler. The exhibition features new work by both artists and will include their first ever collaborative artworks that investigate elements within the local landscape. 

Thursday 19 October, 6.30pm: Gallery Focus Talk
Artists Julia Gardiner and Allan Watson discuss the works in their recent exhibition and explore the notion of repetition in visual art. Free

Friday 26 October, 1-2pm: Tea and Tour
Join members of the Barn's gallery committee for an informal tour of the exhibition with refreshments. Free

Saturday 28 October    
Family Fun Day- Exhibition Explorers. Free - Just drop in.

Previous exhibitions

Slow Motion. Published artworks by Peacock Print Studio 2010-2016 Until 8 April 2017

Aberdeen’s Peacock Visual Arts displays new artworks published in the studio over a 7 years period. Artists include Claire Barclay, John Byrne, Mike Giant, Tom Hammick, Janice Kerbel, Scott Myles, David Noonan, Toby Paterson, Ralph Steadman, Donald Urquhart, Frances Walker and many more.


The Gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday 12-4pm and at other times by appointment. We are occasionally closed for private functions. Please phone the office on 01330 826520 if you are travelling a long way to avoid disappointment.