Red Door Gallery Weekly Blog

Welcome to The Red Door Gallery art blog!  We hope you enjoy reading our regular updates of art news, featuring our artists, inspirations and all other creative happenings from our wee Edinburgh Gallery. We like to ‘blether’ here in Scotland, so sometimes we just blog about whatever is on our mind, hopefully, mildly entertaining! Thanks for reading and please do sign up to our ‘Mailing List’ for all other Red Door Gallery updates.


The Colours of Correll

If you’re familiar with Gemma Correll (which we’re sure most of you are ) then you’ll know she uses a simple but effective colour palette of Red, Black and White for all of her humorous illustrative work featuring funny dogs (inspired by her own... read more

New Summer Pastels

Last week we brought you all our beautiful new pieces in bright sunshine yellows! This week we’re continuing to showcase all the lovely new work that’s coming in but this time in lovely bright pastel colours. This weeks stand out new pieces have to be the... read more


Don’t be a bore, be a boar!  Tonight at the National Museum of Scotland (NMS) you can create your own Mythical Celts Animal thanks to illustrator, Peter Carrington and the innovative team behind NMSLates Celts event. If you are heading to the Museum on Chamber... read more

Shiny, Happy And New

What a difference it makes when the Sun has got his hat on! It’s been a beautiful week so far here in Edinburgh and we’re all hoping it stays around for a while. It makes for an even happier week when we have so many new bright shiny products to share with... read more

Great Minds Ride A Bike

Looks like the sun might be on the horizon for next week. The perfect time to get out on two wheels. We’ve been a little bit inspired by the arrival of our new window display by bike mad Rebecca Kaye and her Middle of Nowhere label. Grab one of her water bottles... read more

May the fourth be with you!

Every May 4th we go a little Star Wars-tastic here in The Red Door, and this year has been no different!  We have a lot of great new Star Wars inspired goodies in for Adults and Kids of all ages!These “Wee Man” BB8 baby grows are all over the baby cat walk... read more

It’s Stationery Week – Pens at the ready!

It’s National Stationery Week, so any excuse to buy ourselves new notebooks, writing sets, pens and pencils are good in our book. You’ve got to love a brand new pen and a crisp new notebook. With so many different styles of Papergoods to choose from in the... read more

Spring has Sprung!

It feels like Spring may have finally sprung! What a lovely week we’ve been treated to here in Edinburgh. We know it won’t last for long so lets grab the sunshine whilst we can. Claire Fleck’s Summer Print collection is giving us that summer feeling.... read more

Royal Portraiture

Today is The Queen’s Birthday, and monarch or not, we think any 90th Birthday is worth celabrating, so we’d like to wish Her Majesty a very Happy Birthday! The above print of Queen Elizabeth II is by Edinburgh based artist, Patrizio Belcampo and is part of... read more

Record Store Day

Today is Record Store Day. A celebration of all the great record stores around the UK. In celebration of this great day of music. Today Artists release exclusive music not usually available, so if you’re confused as to the queues of people outside your local... read more

Edinburgh – Our Fair City

We can’t deny,Our fair city of  Edinburgh is a great city to live in. We have an abundance of outdoor space, beautiful views, historic buildings, a buzzing art & design scene and an ever expanding collection of coffee shops, bars and eateries, which means... read more

Cacti-Things are getting Prickly!

We’re loving being surrounded by lots of greenery in the gallery at the moment. both real and man-made! It makes it feel like summer might just be round the corner in between all the rain showers We have a few cheeky wee Cati that we’re trying to keep... read more

Cambridge Satchels

We are delighted to welcome our new neighbours to the street!  The Cambridge Satchel Company boasts an incredible range of 100% leather bags, all make right here in the UK.This brilliant design shop, makes a welcome addition to the ecclectic mix of design shops, fine... read more

Distracted Easter Bunnies

It’s almost Easter Weekend, I’m sure most of you are looking forward to the mini holiday, with lots of Chocolatey Treats to indulge in . Hopefully the Easter Bunny hasn’t gotten too distracted like these HAM Bunnies have. The lovely Jo of Ham,... read more

Beer Cheers!

With the rise of Craft Beer and numerous small independent breweries opening up across the world. Artists seek inspiration from one of their favourite tipples. As beers fight to be seen in niche shops and bars across the globe. Many breweries are now seeking the work... read more

New Plant Life Window

With the sunshine on Monday, It was the perfect day to update one of our windows with all the wonder plant themed prints and accessories we have. We’ve also had lots of exciting new products arriving the week, so it was a great opportunity to showcase them.... read more

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Beautiful Mum’s out there. We hope you’re treating her well today. Say it with flowers with this super cute Sarah Ray card. We are open 10.30am – 5.30pm for any last minute Mother’s Day Gifts and... read more

Mum thanks for Bearing with us

Thanks for bearing with us Mum……. Mother’s day is this Sunday, March the 5th. Make sure you treat your special Mum for putting up with you all these years. We have lots of beary nice gifts to choose from to treat your Mamma Bear. If she’s a fan... read more

Bags of Love for a Top Mum

Photo: Sarah Ray Card, SodaKitsch Card Purse and Kate Sheridan Clutch The sun is almost shining and Spring is in the air. It can mean only one thing……..Mother’s Day is just round the corner. We are full to the brim with lovely treat for your Special... read more

Love is in the hair…hare…air?

This loved up couple know how to wear flowers in their hair!  Claire Fleck’s couple prints are adorning our shelf right now and love is definately in the air, and their matching hair.  Valentine’s day is coming up, so here’s a little love themed... read more

How to make Pancakes!

Happy pancake day chums!  Here’s a supre cute teatowel with all you need to know about how to make pancakes.  Yours for just £10.  We do love a multi purpose tea towel here in the gallery!This Beer pairing tea towel will help you find the perfect beer to go with... read more

Happy Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year. Today officially marks the year of the Monkey which will last until January 27th 2017.There are 12 Animals on the Chinese Zodiac. the Cheeky little Monkey is the 9th in the cycle and won’t appear again until 2028. Were you born in the... read more

Freya – Full To The Brim of Loveliness

February is here and despite the fact that it’s blowing a gale and raining constantly, we’ve definitely got Spring in our sights. This of course has been helped by the arrival of the beautiful print collection from Freya. Freya is a London based design... read more

Ye Banks an’ Braes

Today marks the Birthday of Robbie Burns and what has become a yearly celebration of Scotland’s greatest poets life. A celebration that was started by his friends 21 July 1801, the fifth anniversary of his death, and has been a regular occurrence ever since;... read more

Colourful Prints + DIY Kits on SALE

Bring some colour into this cold January, with our colourful, inspiring SALE! We have some great bargains for you this year, but as usual, they are on a first come, first served basis, so if you snooze, you loose There is nothing we love more than a roaring fire and a... read more

Positively Blue

Wall of positivity! So today is meant to be the most depressing day of the year……..It may be cold, wet and grey and we’re zooming through January but lets look to the rest of 2016 and make it an awesome year ahead. Hopefully you’ve started this... read more

If Star Wars was Scottish…

…The new film could be “Stars Are Braw – Back From a Wee Snooze” or so thinks Glasgow based English illustrator Jonathan Bishop.  Jon works under the moniker “The Grey Earl” in reference to his upbringing in England, while his works... read more

David Bowie – An Inspiration To Many

  We’re all in shock today, such sad and news to wake up to, the passing of The Great David Bowie. An inspiration to so many people, never to be forgotten. He will forever be remembered by his extensive career in music, film, and his constantly evolving... read more

Sherlock Holmes

Happy New Year and New Sherlock!  There is no point denying it, we are super excited about the new episode, screening tonight (BBC One, 9 pm, keep up people!). Thankfully, we know we are not alone in our enthusiasm for the subject of Homes, some of our artists have... read more

Maps the world

As New Year’s Eve approaches, we are meeting a lot of travellers in the gallery and every voyage needs a good map! One of our newest into the gallery is a screenprint by Kate and the Ink.  The print comes with a needle and thread so you can embroider your very... read more

Festive Wishes!

We are sending you all a huge MERRY CAT-MAS! We hope you received and gifted to your heart’s desire this year. Stay tuned to our online shop, mailing list and social media channels for news of upcoming exhibitions and events. Thanks to the tallented Hello Sunshine for... read more

Christmas Gift Guide #4

With the last weekend before Christmas about to hit, We thought we’d share with you one last collection of inspiration. Take a little helping hand with Lindsey’s Christmas Gift Guide, for those difficult to buy for loved ones. With everything from Fun... read more

Star Wars Love

‘The Force Awakens’ in cinemas across the world this week and these ‘Star Wars’ inspired art print collection, T-shirts and mugs should keep any fan happy at Christmas time.  Star Wars Love is in the air! The signed LP record sleeve size art... read more

The bleak midwinter…

The daylight hours are cut a little short, so why not shop on line and collect in store?  That might keep the bleak midwinter a little warmer! We have a lot of new prints in from Red Door favourite, David Fleck!There are also a few vital days of Christmas Post left,... read more

Christmas Gift Guide #3

With a bumper shopping weekend ahead of us, why not sit back and take some inspiration from Nicky,our Creative Managers Christmas Gift Guide. All items available via our online shop or if you fancy a stroll round the independent shops in the Grassmarket, come and say... read more

Christmas Gift Guide #2

Christmas Shopping Frenzy has hit and it’s hard to believe we are on to our second week of Christmas Gift Guide already! Where has the time gone? With so many gifts to choose from we thought we’d treat you to a little extra mid week guide for some added... read more

Christmas Gift Guide #1

December has hit and we’re all starting to think about what to get our loved ones this Christmas. Over the next 4 weeks we will be sharing our Staff Gift Guides, a wee insight in to what we’re buying our favourite people this year. With so much to choose... read more

A sleigh load of packages!

We’ve been super busy both in our shop and with our online sales over the last few days, creating a sleigh load of packages!  We are starting to understand how much fun Mr and Mrs Claus must be having, parcelling up all their gifts.  Here’s a snapshot of... read more

Friday Favourites – Victorian Christmas

We’ve been busy in the gallery this week perfecting our Christmas Windows. They’re filled with lots of gift ideas to treat that special someone. We’ve uploaded a wee snapshot in our previous blog so you can get a wee taster of what they look like. If... read more

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