Ormus: Art on Fife Coast with ‘New York Museum Shop’ Experience

Alan Campbell, 'Double Double'
Alan Campbell, 'Double Double'
33 High Street

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Recently-opened, a short trip from Edinburgh in Aberdour, Fife, on Fife’s coastal path, Ormus gallery and shop was originally a butcher and poulterer, with original features having been retained, including its cast-iron spiral staircase, rails and hooks, and art nouveau wall tiles.

The owners have aimed to create a fresh and accessible atmosphere in the gallery space akin to a ‘New York museum shop, with chilled music and expressive conversations about art’.

Based around its wealthy trading port on the Persian Gulf, the kingdom of Ormus grew extensively in the 11th century, and the gallery continues that trading spirit of artistic finds, from paintings and prints to ceramics, glassware, jewellery, fabrics and other gifts. A programme of exhibitions features select artists, including Lara Scouller (whose work is pictured below), and the gallery has a series of exhibitions and new curations planned throughout the year.

Lara Scouller, 'East Neuk Crab', screenprint
Lara Scouller, ‘East Neuk Crab’, screenprint

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