AS PART of their 175th anniversary year, the Scottish Gallery continues the celebrations with this survey of 19 British printmakers, the selection made by director Christina Jansen with Simon Lewin of artist printmakers, St Judes. Founded in 2005 by Simon Lewin and the artist Angie Lewin, the printmakers was born of a passing comment by a collector who suggested that Lewin’s work would translate very well to print. Since then St Judes’ collection of artists has expanded and includes many well-known artists and printmakers, including Mark Hearld, Emily Sutton, Ed Kluz, Jonny Hannah, Linda and Peter Green.

It’s all on display in the lower galleries of the Dundas Street institution, with much to enjoy from Emily Sutton’s idyllic allotment views to David Cass’ diminutive matchbox seascapes and Lewin’s own intricate works inspired by the native flora of our coastline.

The gallery is marking the exhibition with a self-proclaimed “St Judes Day” which includes a series of artists’ talks by Mark Hearld, Jonathan Gibbs and Ed Kluz. While the tickets for the talks have long sold-out, I am told you can come along to meet and chat with the artists at the book signing at 1.45pm – there are some fine artists’ books here which could make ideal Christmas presents. Ed Kluz’ book, The Lost House charts the lost country houses of Britain, whilst Emily Sutton has illustrated a series of books, both for adults and children. To close the afternoon’s events, artists Jonny Hannah and Jonathan Gibbs will perform an idiosyncratic mix of jazz, blues and folk at 2.30pm as Monsieur McHulot and Django B Goode.

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Airs, Reels and Ballads, 16 The Scottish Gallery, Dundas Street, Edinburgh, 0131 558 1200, www.scottish-gallery.co.uk, Until 29 Nov Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat 10am-4pm

St Judes Day, 25 Nov, www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/st-judes-80723536800