About


About
Welcome to Elcho Artspace, an online gallery created by Longniddry Parish Church and based in Elcho Road, Longniddry. We are a village in the county of East Lothian on the beautiful east coast of Scotland. Over the years Longniddry has shown a strong commitment to visual arts, principally through its fondly-remembered Christian Aid charity art exhibition.

Launched in July 2020, this website actively encourages people of all ages to explore and share both creativity and spiritual insight through art. Our contributors can be from anywhere, whether nearby or around the world.

Instructions on how to enter and move around the gallery are found in the "HOW TO ..." page at the foot of the website.

You are warmly invited to submit your pictures to Elcho Artspace for many of our exhibitions. Look for the * NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS! * label below. Your pictures should be scanned and saved in JPEG or TIFF format, then sent via e-mail to the address below (rectangular or square only please).

Shows are staged periodically to reflect the unfolding seasons. Our gallery is something of a changing room, so even in the course of an exhibition it's never too late to submit your artwork.

Would you like to get involved? No matter how old or how young* you may be, send your JPEGs to Elcho Artspace at:
elchoartspace@btinternet.com 
* Our youngest exhibitor is currently Tristan at 13 months!


CURRENT EXHIBITION:
"Autumn & Harvest" (1st–30th October 2020)

A collection of artworks on this cool and colourful time of year, featuring painting, photography, collage and more, across a wide range of ages.


COMING UP:

"Heart for Art" (November 2020)
Elcho Artspace is delighted to be hosting an exhibition which celebrates the creative output of visual arts groups created specially for people who are living with dementia all across Scotland. Organised by the Church of Scotland's social care wing, CrossReach, this show offers a platform of "Heart for Art" groups which have been bringing joy and dignity to so many people who have found life-changing ways of tapping into their creativity. With groups from Garelochhead to Galashiels, the exhibited works will come together from all over the country to offer visitors a diverse and exciting range of art. As CrossReach notes on its website:
We try to exhibit our artwork as much as we can, proving the value and beauty of what people with dementia can do. This helps to break down barriers of stigma and discrimination. 

"Advent and Christmas" (December 2020)
* NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS! *
Get festive at Elcho Artspace as we invite you to get creative around any of these themes:
  • darkness into light
  • the way to Bethlehem
  • shepherds and sheep
  • baby Jesus
  • visitors from the East

More themed exhibitions and guest shows will follow throughout 2021.



This website is owned and operated by Longniddry Parish Church (Church of Scotland): SC016556, presenting curated exhibitions staged by the congregation and our community friends.

In submitting your artworks to the site you are giving permission for Longniddry Parish Church to exhibit these images on www.elchoartspace.art . This community facility is offered free of charge and with no payment to participants.

Submissions must be contributors' own original works, with no copyright conditions attached to their use on www.elchoartspace.art .

Please note that www.elchoartspace.art is an open website allowing unrestricted access to internet browsers from around the world. With this in mind, photographs portraying people will not be displayed and so should not be submitted.

Longniddry Parish Church will not sell any submitted images to third parties, though such images may be distributed for publicity or other gallery-related purposes. If in doubt, please use the contact facility to raise any issues of usage.


Elcho Artspace is delighted to acknowledge the outstanding personal service provided by Peter and Lily Worrall of the New Zealand-based virtual gallery designer, Exhibbit (www.exhibbit.com).