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ART ALCHEMY – An exhibition of paintings by Ruary Allan

July 1 @ 11:00 am - July 26 @ 5:00 pm


Ruary Allan is a Scotish born Artist who currently resides in Glastonbury, and spends much of his time working in his attic studio at Heart of The Tribe Gallery.

We will be exhibiting a large selection of original oil paintings both old and new as well of having various sizes of Giclée prints available for many of the works. The artist will be available to meet in person at the private view which will be held at the gallery on the evening of Wednesday the 30th of June between 6.30 and 8.30 pm.

Inspired by nature and psychedelic culture, Ruary has been inexorably drawn to express his inner vision. He didn’t know he could do it. His visual pilgrimage focuses on the use of colour, chaos and spatiality to recreate worlds of the imagination, symbolic mindscapes mediated by free association. His work has appeared in various galleries and juried art festivals in the US, Japan, Thailand and Europe, on CD covers, in alternative magazines and on too many party flyers to count.


His work is reminiscent of surrealists such as Dali and Kahlo and the unusual narratives that can be found in much of his work has also been compared to the Dutch renaissance painter Hieronymus Bosch.


“Evicting Mamon from the Nautilus’

“Art is absurdly serious fun. It takes spontaneous craft and arduous play. Mind goes out through the senses, regarding and regaining nature in a mirror of vapour. Art is the condensation you can write your name in. Alchemy is the creative process that imbues the materials with intention. Artworks are magical objects. The artist collapses wave functions of potential data which are reasserted in the observer. Mind is redistributed to bring cognition of a common condition and to reveal new depths on the horizon.” – Ruary Allan


If you would like to learn more about Ruary and his art, please read his interview by Vicki Steward from Normal fo Glastonbury over on the blog.

Work can be viewed on his Artist Profile

Heart of The Tribe is open every day apart from Wednesdays between 11.00am and 5.00pm.

We do not require pre-booking to view the exhibition during normal opening hours.

All our exhibitions are available to view via virtual tour on our Events & Exhibitions page and all items on display are available through our online shop

If you would like to book an out of hours viewing of the Gallery please contact kim@heartofthetribegallery.com

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