In July 2014 The Unexpected Artist opened the gallery in the St Enoch Centre in Glasgow. Our aim is to exhibit the up and coming Scottish based artists to a wider public view, help those artists develop and bring to the public a wonderful selection of art from every medium and genre.


We are open Tuesday to Saturday from 11am till 5pm

All the staff are volunteers and mostly they are artists, every week new work is brought in to replace art sold or it is art specially commissioned by customers to fit their needs (see commissioning).

Our artist membership is drawn from every art medium, fine art, sculptures, fashion designers, graphic artists and photographers... and it doesn't stop there, we also have jewellery designers and model makers!

In this sense, we are not a typical gallery, the artist staffing help the artists exhibiting and we are all here to help you, you can buy the art available or hire an artist to create something for you.

In late 2016 we became a Community Interest Company to further our aims of supporting artists and helping the public access Scottish art.

In House:

We have Artists in Residence (AiR) who create work in the gallery so you can see the creative process at work, most of these AiRs are happy to talk with you and the Artist Supervising at the front desk are happy to discuss the work on the wall and, if needed, help you select the right art for you.

If you want to know more about the day to day activities check out "The Unexpected Manager". There are 4 managers with different duties and different perspectives but the same enthusiasm!