Here's a lovely article by Heather McLeod...
"Alison’s aim is true as Edinburgh’s cool wee gallery takes the fifth"
Alison strikes a pose
It’s five years since a 31-year old artist took a leap of faith and decided to open a gallery on Edinburgh’s Broughton Street, just when the country was in the grip of a recession.
To mark the Union Gallery’s fifth birthday, owner and director Alison Auldjo is welcoming back many of the outstanding artists who have exhibited with her for ‘Now We Are Five’, a spectacular mixed exhibition which runs from 4 until 29 July.
The exhibition features artists such as Philip Braham, Annette Edgar, Patsy McArthur, Dylan Lisle, Graham Flack, Norrie Harman, Joyce Gun Cairns MBE, and Audrey Grant to name a few.
The gallery has forged a formidable reputation for showing the work of contemporary artists that other galleries might consider non-commercial in terms of too challenging or too provocative.
It has also given many of the exhibiting artists their first solo show, again something many galleries tend to shy away from, but Alison’s instinct has served both gallery and artists well as these shows have proved major successes.
Read the whole article at Heather's site...