Bowhill House to Unveil a New Arts Space & Exhibition this August

Art and architecture

Bowhill House is already well known for its magnificent art collection, with masterpieces like Canaletto’s ‘Whitehall’, but this summer a new arts space will open in the heart of the attraction, The Courtyard Gallery.

The Courtyard Gallery, previously the visitor tearoom, is currently being transformed into a modern gallery space which will open on Monday 9th August.

Bowhill House front

The inaugural exhibition, the ‘Summer Exhibition’, will feature the works of four Scottish Borders based artists, Julia Trotter, Frippy Jameson, Walter Dalkeith and Louisa Trotter.  The exhibition will run from 9th August to 30th August, 10am-5pm.

The exhibition includes paintings, sculptures and photography.  Julia Trotter MBE, paints colourful interior and landscape scenes.  Frippy Jameson is a Berwickshire based artist creating sculptures, primarily of horses.  Walter Dalkeith is a fine art photographer with a passion for the natural world.  Louisa Trotter works with oil paints and captures wonderful landscapes.

Walter Dalkeith

Rory Powell, House Manager at Bowhill says “We hope The Courtyard Gallery will be a popular new addition to Bowhill.  The art within the House is world renowned and this August, visitors will be able to enjoy works by local artists at the same time as well-known painters like Gainsborough, Canaletto and Reynolds.”

Entry to the Exhibition is included in a Grounds or House ticket to Bowhill.  Bowhill House is also open for tours this August.  Exclusive House Tours, for up to 6 people are running Friday to Sunday at 12noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm and can be booked on

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Bowhill House Tours Are Back, and Better!

Bowhill House in Selkirk looks forward to welcoming visitors back on selected dates in late July and August after missing the visitor season completely in 2020.

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