The Fraser Art Gallery in St Andrews

The Fraser Art Gallery is one of Scotland’s oldest privately owned galleries, having first opened its doors 150 years ago. It’s been under the ownership of the Fraser family since day 1, with the family also running successful galleries in Edinburgh and Dundee.

Where can I find the Fraser Art Gallery?

Fraser Gallery is based in the very heart of St Andrews on South Street.

The gallery itself is a relaxing and intimate experience. Stroll through the bespoke space and see some stunning pieces from some of the best contemporary Scottish artists working today, such as Nael Hanna, Francis Boag, and David Mackie Cook. Most of the time the gallery showcases a mix of artists’ work, but occasionally they host solo exhibitions in which just one artist takes centre stage.

Private viewings are available to book if you’d rather have a more private one-on-one experience.

  • Open Monday to Friday: 10:30am-6pm
  • Open Saturday: 10:30am-5:30pm
  • Open Sunday: 12pm-4pm
  • Entry: Free

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What's on in St Andrews

RSCDS Summer School

8 - 14 August, 2022
A month-long dance school with classes taking place at the beautiful and historic University of St Andrews.

St Andrews Town Walking Tour

8 - 21 August, 2022
A leisurely walking tour through the historic town of St Andrew's.

Quiet Opening

18 - 18 August, 2022
Drop into the Wardlaw Museum for a Quiet Opening. Free from the hustle and bustle of a general visit, with adjusted operations, our Quiet Openings are designed for visitors who would prefer a quieter visit to the museum.

The Bush by Alice Mary Cooper

8 - 8 August, 2022
L20 artist Alice Mary Cooper’s new play The Bush is set against the Kelly’s Bush Green Ban of the 1970s and early 80s. This incredible story celebrates thirteen ‘genteel housewives’ of New South Wales who, together with the Builders Labourer’s Federation campaigned to save their last remaining local park from being developed into Luxury Housing and in doing so started a nationwide movement of Green Bans protecting community land and environments across Australia.

Planet Botanic Holiday Club

8 - 12 August, 2022
Our Holiday Club provides a great space for kids to get active and enjoy nature-based learning during the school holidays. We have lots of exciting activities planned, including planting, pond dipping, wildlife walks, fruit picking and campfires! The club will run from Monday to Friday for 6 weeks of the school holidays, from the week beginning Monday 4th July until the week beginning Monday 8th August. Book for as few or as many days as suits your family! Drop off will be at 9:30am and pick up is at 3:30pm. Costs will be £35 per day and our club is suitable for kids aged 6-12. For more information, or for a booking form, please get in touch by emailing [email protected]

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10 - 17 August, 2022
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Mohsin Hamid on ‘The Last White Man’

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A glorious summer of literary treats awaits and the next stellar author to visit us will be Mohsin Hamid! We are really excited that the internationally best-selling author of _Exit West_ and _The Reluctant Fundamentalist_ can join us in St Andrews for his latest novel _The Last White Man_. One morning, Anders wakes to find that his skin has turned dark, his reflection a stranger to him. At first he tells only Oona, an old friend, newly a lover. Soon, reports of similar occurrences surface across the land. Some see in the transformations the long-dreaded overturning of an established order, to be resisted to a bitter end. In many, like Anders’s father and Oona’s mother, a sense of profound loss wars with profound love. As the bond between Anders and Oona deepens, change takes on a different shading: a chance to see one another, face to face, anew. A story of love, loss, and rediscovery in a time of unsettling change, _The Last White Man_ is sure to be one of the stand-out novels of the year.

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19 - 19 August, 2022
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