Dean Gallery Edinburgh Art photo, Architect, SNGMA Location, Date, Scottish architecture image

Dean Gallery Edinburgh Building

Belford Rd Building, Edinburgh New Town Architecture design by Terry Farrell architect

post updated 29 October 2023

Location: The Dean, 73 Belford Road, Edinburgh

Date built: 1999

Design: Terry Farrell & Co, architects

Dean Gallery Edinburgh Belford Road Building

This property was a result of a refurbishment of former Orphanage.

The original building was designed by Hamilton and built in 1833.

Contact details (correct at the time of writing, always check with the operator please):

Address: 6 Dean Park St, Edinburgh, Lothian EH4 1JW, UK.

Phone: 0131 332 1777

Terry Farrell & Co. were also responsible for the recent masterplan for both The Dean Gallery and the adjacent Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art – SNGMA – former John Watson’s School by Burn, 1825, involving co-ordinated sculptures, etc.

Dean Gallery, Edinburgh
building photo © Adrian Welch

The compact Dean gallery café and bookshop nestleunder the towering bronze Paolozzi figure. The interiors are painted in vivid colours.

Architect Terry Farrell, Edinburgh projects page.

Terry Farrell Gallery
building photograph © David Churchill

Contact The Dean Gallery: +44 (0)131 624 6200

The building houses the Gallery of Modern Art’s Dada and Surrealism collections. It also contains many works by Edinburgh-born Sir Eduardo Paolozzi. This Edinburgh gallery is located just to the East of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

Dean Gallery, Edinburgh
Dean Gallery Edinburgh building image © Tim Soar

Sculptor Sir Eduardo Paolozzi offered a collection of prints, drawings, maquettes, moulds and the contents of his studio to the Dean Gallery in 1994. The gallery includes an artist’s library.

Edinburgh building design by Terry Farrell architect
building image © David Churchill

The conversion was undertaken by the architect Sir Terry Farrell (architect).

The gallery was opened in 1999, opposite the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, which is its sister gallery. In 2011 the buildings were renamed Modern Art Two and Modern Art One respectively. The conversion of the building into a gallery was designed by Terry Farrell.

Since its opening it has housed the Paolozzi Gift, a collection of his works given to the Gallery of Modern Art in 1994 by Sir Eduardo Paolozzi. It contains a large collection of Dada and Surrealist art and literature, much of which was given by Gabrielle Keiller. It is also used for temporary exhibitions.

source: wikipedia

Edinburgh Art Gallery Buildings

Edinburgh Art Gallery Designs – recent architectural selection below:

Edinburgh Art Galleries
National Gallery of Scotland
National Gallery of Scotland
National Gallery of Scotland building photograph © Adrian Welch

SNGMA + Dean Gallery

Scottish Portrait Gallery, Queen Street, New Town
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Scottish National Portrait Gallery photograph © Adrian Welch

RSA + Playfair Project

Fruitmarket Gallery, Market Street, Old Town
Fruitmarket Gallery
Fruitmarket architecture image from the architects

Ueda: Eskers on the lawn – Charles Jencks installation:
Ueda Charles Jencks installation Edinburgh
Charles Jencks installation at the SNGMA, Edinburgh: image © Adrian Welch

Project at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, across road from the Dean Gallery: see Earthworks by Charles Jencks

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Edinburgh Art Galleries

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