Delivering within the UK
We deliver artworks within Scotland and the UK in a daily basis across the country.
We work with specialised art couriers to move work across the country and can help arrange the delivery to suit your schedule.
If you require to move your own artwork we can recommend Julian Fisher on +44 131 2410466 or contact the gallery.
We ship artworks abroad in a weekly basis.
We work with professional packing specialists to prepare the artwork for shipping and work with companies dedicated to the shipping of artworks to ensure the safe traveling of the works.
If you have your own artworks that you like to deliver contact the gallery for advice.
We offer a comprehensive picture framing service at the gallery and can accommodate your preferences.
In order to provide a bespoke service, we work in partnership with an Edinburgh based professional picture framer. James Sutherland is an independent framing expert that has been in the trade since 2007.
Some of the services we offer include framing, moulding, mounting, glazing, stretching of canvases and tapestry, hand finishing, reframing and reglazing.
We stock a number of frame samples at the gallery and our experienced team can help you select the best suited option.
We will do our best to work to your schedule.
The surroundings have an effect on every artwork and it not always easy to visualise it in situ.
For this reason, we offer a specialised viewing service, where we bring the work of art to your chosen location for you to experience it in your chosen environment. This can be at a corporate or private residence.
We offer a trial term service free of charge within Edinburgh area, and we can make similar arrangements for any other location within the UK.
Contact the gallery to discuss your needs.
Artworks can be very delicate and difficult to handle.
We work with specialized art technicians that are proficient in the hanging and installation of artworks in galleries, exhibitions and private environments.
This way you can be assured that the height of the artwork and hanging system is accurate and secure.
We can advice on specialised insurance and work in partnership with Brownhill Insurance Group in order to provide the best service available.
Contact the gallery for further advice and information.
Investing in Art
The art market can be confusing and intimidating for those wishing to start an art collection.
Buying art doesn't have to be daunting. We have years of experience in art dealing and offer a consultancy service to anyone interested in investing in artworks and we offer this service free of charge.
We view each consultation as an opportunity to develop one's discernment whilst expanding a collection.
You can book an appointment by emailing the gallery on
Interior Design Advice
Art is fast becoming recognised as an essential component of our contemporary lifestyle. In any environment, art is paramount in defining the ethos of the space.
With this in mind, art collecting can be a difficult and overwhelming task.
At the gallery we have the exptise and a trained eye to facilitate and guide you through the design process to best exhibit artworks in your own space.
Contact the gallery for full details of the services available.
An artwork commission is a personalised experience that enables the collector to take an active role in the development of a work of art.
The gallery can offer this service acting as a mediator, facilitating the communication between yourself and the artist. We oversee the whole process from development to installation.
Some artists are open to offer commissions, but this is not always the case.
You should contact the gallery for more information.
With over 10 years of experience and hundreds of artists on the books, we have the tools and knowledge to source or commission artworks.
We will use our expertise to help you find a suitable artwork.
Contact the gallery for further information.
Alpha Art Gallery is a member of the Own Art scheme, a Creative United initiative supported by Arts Council England, Creative Scotland and Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
Own Art makes buying art easy and affordable by letting you spread the cost of your purchase over 10 interest free monthly instalments. You can use it to pay anything from £100 up to a maximum of £2,500 for the purchase of art. If the artwork you want to acquire is over the £2,500 limit, you can pay a deposit for the difference.
It takes 10 minutes to set up at the gallery and there isn’t a limit on the amount of times you can use the scheme. The application can also be made remotely, please contact the gallery for more information.
Hiring artworks is a service designed to make the process of experiencing art more accessible, allowing it to reach a wider audience.
It can also facilitate the process of collecting and investing in art. Hiring an artwork gives you the chance to explore your taste and you can offset some of your rental costs against a purchase.
This service includes free installation and set-up fees and is available for private and corporate settings and it can help to form potential professional partnerships, sponsorships and collaborations with the gallery.
Contact the gallery for further details.