MORE than a dozen artists are linking up as a Gullane gallery gets ready to open its doors for the first time in more than two months.

Fidra Fine Art was forced to shut on March 23 due to coronavirus-related restrictions.

However, with restrictions being eased, Alan Rae, from the gallery, was pleased to say a new exhibition would be unveiled on Monday (June 29).

Mr Rae told the Courier: “We will be following government guidance relating to social distancing and public safety and so, to begin, with we will restrict access to one person or family group at any one time.

“As we were unable to access the gallery space we decided to postpone, until next year, our ‘Idiosyncratic’ exhibition, featuring the work of Mark Bannerman, Joseph Davie, Alan Macdonald, Alice McMurrough and Gordon Mitchell.”

Instead, the gallery, which was previously based in North Berwick, is getting ready to move the Mixed Summer Exhibition from online to ‘in the flesh’.

Mr Rae added: “I am delighted that the artists from the "Idiosyncratic" exhibition have still been able to submit a number of pieces and will be exhibiting alongside a whole host of cracking artists, so far confirmed are: George Birrell, Dominique Cameron, Matthew Draper, Michael Durning, Neal Greig, Andy Heald, Whyn Lewis, Neil Macdonald, Rachel Marshall, Heather Nevay, Ann Oram, Paul Reid, David Schofield, Astrid Trügg, Graeme Wilcox and Christopher Wood with ceramics and sculpture from Andrew Adair and Arran Ross.

“It really is a great line up of some of the most popular and interesting artists working in Scotland today.

“The exhibition covers a wide range of styles and genres and is sure to appeal to art lovers starved of creative visual art during lockdown.”

The exhibition opens at 11am on Monday and runs until August 16.