60 Works from 25 Years by Damian Callan

Damian Callan, 'New surf', oil on canvas
Damian Callan, 'New surf', oil on canvas

Callan at 60

See website

From: 11 Dec 2020

To: 17 Dec 2020

Dundas Street Gallery
6 Dundas Street

Share this page

Marking his 60th birthday, Callan at 60 at the Dundas Street Gallery in Edinburgh is a retrospective exhibition of 60 works from the past 25 years by Damian Callan – 30 previous works loaned by collectors and friends and 30 new pieces completed this year, all displayed chronologically. Callan’s work is characterised by movement and dynamism, whether depicting boys fishing from a rock, his family sightseeing in Paris or recent, intimate images of his wife Ruth produced during the first lockdown.

Born in London, Damian Callan initially trained as a scientist before moving to Edinburgh to work with people with learning disabilities. While studying Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art, he began painting bathers in the wave machine at Leith Waterworld. Trips to the west coast of Scotland and the Outer Hebrides provided rich material, such as children battling waves on a beach. He also offers online painting and drawing courses and has a series of instructional videos.

The exhibition is viewable online from Thu 10 Dec; details on private views, artist’s tour, artist’s talk and video can be viewed on his website and a catalogue of the exhibition is available.

Share this page

Sign up for Artmag’s free weekly newsletter!

Join us every Friday morning for the latest art news, art openings, exhibitions, live performances, interviews and stories + top UK and international art destinations.