The Mercat Gallery

The Mercat Gallery A unique, artist run, gallery in the heart of one of Fife's most unspoilt villages. The creative ownership team of Julia Francis and Barry Stamp offer you a visual feast of Fine Art, Antiques and Collectables

We stock a wide range of affordable artwork, including sculpture, paintings and ceramics, from local and international artists. As well as art ranging from traditional to modern we offer a wide range of gifts and local crafts. Fresh coffee available to all visitors.

Operating as usual

23/12/2013

It's nearly Christmas, have you got all your presents? Don't worry if you're stuck for last minute gift ideas. Julia has just finished an urgent Commission for Christmas but may not be able to do another before Wednesday. However, we do have a fantastic selection of handcrafted jewellery for the lady, or gent, in your life. We are aware that it is always a risk buying artwork as a gift so why not treat your loved one to some art of their choosing by giving them a Mercat Gallery Gift Card? We are open right up to 5.30pm Christmas Eve. Last minute doesn't have to mean second best.

Or how about treating yourself after Christmas - we're open for 'Business as Usual' on Boxing Day and we promise there won't be a turkey sandwich in sight.

14/12/2013

If you're having second thoughts about coming along tonight don't let the weather put you off. It's only wet on the outside, inside, we've got the heating on as well as wine to take away any chills.

Hope to see you all from 7pm tonight.

The Mercat Gallery Christmas EveningIiiiiiiiiiit's Chrrrrrrrristmaaaaaaaas (this has to be said out loud, like Slade)It'...
11/12/2013

The Mercat Gallery Christmas Evening

Iiiiiiiiiiit's Chrrrrrrrristmaaaaaaaas
(this has to be said out loud, like Slade)

It's that time of year again, when we all run around like mad, our blood pressure goes through the roof and we always forget at least one person when we buy the presents.

We'd like to offer all our Facebook friends the chance to unwind and de-stress for just one night.

Come and join us at the Gallery for pre-Christmas drinks, a piece of cake, some happy banter and maybe some last minute gift inspiration.

Saturday 14th December
7pm - 9pm
The Mercat Gallery, Culross

With all this  Outlander stuff going on I was reminded of these pics of Julia and I entering the spirit of Culross Medie...
20/11/2013

With all this Outlander stuff going on I was reminded of these pics of Julia and I entering the spirit of Culross Medieval Fair. Unfortunately the fair no longer happens.

With all this Outlander stuff going on I was reminded of these pics of Julia and I entering the spirit of Culross Medieval Fair. Unfortunately the fair no longer happens.

19/11/2013

I'd like to welcome all of you fans of Outlander who have liked our gallery page. I wish you could all visit us some day and see for yourselves how magical Culross, Fife really is. If you enjoy the romance of history you will love Culross with its streets dating back to the early 1700s and its history going back even further. If you or your friends are ever lucky enough to visit Scotland don't miss the chance to say hello to Culross and pop in to The Mercat Gallery.

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Where's the gallery gone? Monday 18th November 2013, the crew have been busy and the whole of The Cross is transported b...
19/11/2013

Where's the gallery gone? Monday 18th November 2013, the crew have been busy and the whole of The Cross is transported back to 1749 - and yes they did have aluminium step ladders and vans in them days, honest!

Where's the gallery gone? Monday 18th November 2013, the crew have been busy and the whole of The Cross is transported back to 1749 - and yes they did have aluminium step ladders and vans in them days, honest!

15/11/2013
Outlander

It's all go in Culross, Fife at the moment.

The new exciting TV series Outlander (https://www.facebook.com/OutlanderTVSeries.starz)
is being filmed right outside the gallery. There will be parking restrictions throughout the village over the next week and the gallery will be closed Monday 18th November and will be open for business again on Friday 22nd. Pedestrian access will be limited, in The Cross, during these dates but have a wander round the rest of the village and you never know who you might bump into? I'm hoping to be able to get some photos during the event so you can all see the transformation of the Gallery as it is transported back to the 1700s.

Remember, we are still open today and over the weekend, so pay us a visit and get the chance to wander round a real live TV set as it is being built.

Official Facebook for Outlander, a STARZ Original Series. Watch all seasons of Outlander exclusively on the STARZ App.

08/08/2013

We will be closed, for one day only, on Friday 9th August. So save your pennies for Saturday

04/08/2013

What a gorgeous day it is today, in Culross. There are lots of visitors enjoying the day but there is still lots of room for more... why not come and see Culross at its best?

02/08/2013
JF Sculptures

Julia has got her first ever solo exhibition at the gatehouse at St. Andrews botanic gardens until the end of August. For more details and to see photos please go to https://www.facebook.com/JFSculptures
and please like that page

I am a sculptor. I am captivated by movement and dance. The pieces are often likened to as three dimensional sketches.

28/07/2013

If you are looking for a special gift for or a treat for yourself, we've just taken delivery of some more fantastic hand-made jewellery from Simos Fimos. With pendant and earring sets costing as little as £8... no that is not a typing error!!!, you can afford to put a smile on lots of faces. We have dozens of unique designs to choose from. Check out their page and see for yourselves: https://www.facebook.com/simos.fimos

28/07/2013

It never fails... you see nobody all day, then, as soon as you start to play computer chess the whole place fills up...

28/07/2013

So the weather ain't the best today - unless you like damp - at least it's not windy and is still quite warm. So, hey, what you going to do? You could stay at home and watch the omnibus of Eastenders or you could get out and enjoy the fresh air and while you're at it come and have a look at the fantastic new artwork that we've taken in over the past couple of weeks.

Julia is up in St Andrews, this weekend, for the opening of her solo exhibition at the Botanic Gardens and she has left ...
27/07/2013

Julia is up in St Andrews, this weekend, for the opening of her solo exhibition at the Botanic Gardens and she has left me in charge of the Gallery. So why not pop in and say hello or have yourselves a run up to see her at St Andrews?

24/06/2013

We are now back OPEN AS USUAL, so why not come and say hello?

18/06/2013

Sorry, folks...

The Gallery will be closed Tuesday (today) until Friday, this week, whilst Julia and I move house. After that we should be open for the rest of the year :)

If you need to contact us urgently, call my mobile - 0774 067 4331

Some of the new stock, as it arrives each month. The photos don't do justice to the work - you need to come and see the ...
02/06/2013

Some of the new stock, as it arrives each month. The photos don't do justice to the work - you need to come and see the pieces for yourself. There are too many pieces to include and many, protected by glass, just don't photograph well enough to be shown here.

Some of the new stock, as it arrives each month. The photos don't do justice to the work - you need to come and see the pieces for yourself. There are too many pieces to include and many, protected by glass, just don't photograph well enough to be shown here.

02/06/2013

It's SUNday... that's right we have SUNSHINE in Culross. Why not come and enjoy it with us and see all the fantastic new work we've just put up?

26/05/2013

After yesterday's sunshine don't let today's clouds put you off - it's still a glorious day in Culross. Come and enjoy and Lazy Sunday in the original 'Lazy' village... 'Laid back' is too active for Culross

A small selection of some of the many pieces we have available right now. Most pieces are original and unique or limited...
20/05/2013

A small selection of some of the many pieces we have available right now. Most pieces are original and unique or limited edition - once they're gone, they're gone!

A small selection of some of the many pieces we have available right now. Most pieces are original and unique or limited edition - once they're gone, they're gone!

Another good and busy day in Culross. Made extra special by the return visit of a lady who bought one of Julia's sculptu...
12/05/2013

Another good and busy day in Culross. Made extra special by the return visit of a lady who bought one of Julia's sculptures earlier in the week. She came back to say that she had had the chance, today, to see Julia's large pieces in Parleyhill Garden and how much she admired them.

Next time you're in Culross, pop up the hill to the Abbey and on the way call in at the gardens (located just below the Abbey) to see the sculptures for yourself - there are a few...

A small selection of some of the many pieces we have available right now. Most pieces are original and unique or limited...
09/05/2013

A small selection of some of the many pieces we have available right now. Most pieces are original and unique or limited edition - once they're gone, they're gone!

A small selection of some of the many pieces we have available right now. Most pieces are original and unique or limited edition - once they're gone, they're gone!

07/05/2013

today is summer in Culross. Spending most of it sat outside restoring old carriage lamps

06/05/2013

An non-traditional Bank Holiday Monday here in Culross, by non-traditional I mean it's not raining!

Why not get out from in front of your computers and come pay us a visit?

Exhibition 4th May 2013 - 17th May 2013
05/05/2013

Exhibition 4th May 2013 - 17th May 2013

Exhibition 4th May 2013 - 17th May 2013

04/05/2013

The first full day of the 'New Beginnings' exhibition and every visitor has been seriously impressed with the work on display - well done to all of the artists.

However, now is the time to start planning next month's exhibition. We have a theme... 'Best of British' and we are looking for artists to submit their work. If you are interested or know wnyone who might be, please email us at [email protected]

We're waiting...

03/05/2013

WOW.............

There's nothing else to say, really.

The 'New Beginnings' Exhibition is all hung and you do need to come and see for yourselves how good it is.

7pm to 9pm tonight, free wine or until 17th May with free coffee

01/05/2013

And today there will be a hanging...

Last of the new works for the exhibition should be with us today, so it will be a case of down with the old and up with the new. I make it sound so simple!

A small selection of some of the many pieces we have available right now. Most pieces are original and unique or limited...
30/04/2013

A small selection of some of the many pieces we have available right now. Most pieces are original and unique or limited edition - once they're gone, they're gone!

A small selection of some of the many pieces we have available right now. Most pieces are original and unique or limited edition - once they're gone, they're gone!

27/04/2013

Another fantastic day in Culross - lots and lots of people here enjoying the sunshine whilst walking round the little causeways and getting lost in their thoughts. Why not come and join them?

As if Culross didn't look old enough we have steam trains passing through today as part of the SRPS RAILTOURS Forth Circ...
21/04/2013
SRPS Railtours

As if Culross didn't look old enough we have steam trains passing through today as part of the SRPS RAILTOURS Forth Circle tour. Check out their website http://www.srpsrailtours.com for details and times. And don't worry if you miss them today - it's happening again on Sunday 16 June.

Culross - where time doesn't just stand still... it goes backwards!

SRPS Railtours. Britain's longest established operator of scenic railway excursions.

19/04/2013

It's a lovely sunny day here in Culross - let's hope that it stays this way over the weekend so that more people can come and enjoy the beauty of the village...

DRAWING FROM LIFE... life drawing workshopsWe are now taking bookings for these workshops, to be held in the gallery on ...
18/04/2013

DRAWING FROM LIFE... life drawing workshops

We are now taking bookings for these workshops, to be held in the gallery on a weekly basis. Places are strictly limited to 5 artists per workshop. If you are interested please phone us to reserve your place. Please 'share' this with your friends or anyone else you think may be interested.

18/04/2013

We've been busy over the past couple of days meeting some fantastic artists, with yet more to meet over the next few days. We have some fabulous pieces coming in for the exhibition - something for all tastes and all pockets.

Address

The Cross
Culross
KY12 8HT

Opening Hours

Monday 12:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 12:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 18:00
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday 12:00 - 18:00

Telephone

01383 882200

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