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The Scottish Gallery The Scottish Gallery exhibit the best in Scottish painting, from the 20th century and contemporary,

Over the last 175 years the history of painting in Scotland and the firm of Aitken Dott, The Scottish Gallery have been vitally linked. It is a relationship which continues today as we exhibit the best in Scottish painting, from the 20th century and contemporary, as well as museum quality international applied art. The Scottish Gallery is the oldest and largest private Gallery in Scotland.

Did you catch us in last week's The Guardian round-up? Find us in the 'Going out: Art' section..."A joyous and sustainin...
24/08/2023

Did you catch us in last week's The Guardian round-up?

Find us in the 'Going out: Art' section...
"A joyous and sustaining breather from this year’s festival."

Orlando Bloom stars in a movie adaptation of the hit PlayStation game, and the new wave oddballs prepare for their farewell jaunt

24/08/2023
4 stars from The Scotsman for Elizabeth Blackadder | A Celebration 🌟
09/08/2023

4 stars from The Scotsman for Elizabeth Blackadder | A Celebration 🌟

A new exhibition celebrates the work of women artists who have challenged and shaped the art scene in Scotland. Review by Duncan Macmillan

✨ONE WEEK TO GO✨It’s officially festival month! Edinburgh Art Festival kicks off next Friday and we're excited to be tak...
04/08/2023

✨ONE WEEK TO GO✨

It’s officially festival month! Edinburgh Art Festival kicks off next Friday and we're excited to be taking part with our Wonder Women exhibitions.

The 19th edition is set to be one of the largest yet, with 55 ambitious projects and exhibitions across more than 35 partners and venues.

takes place across Edinburgh from 11–27 August.

Full programme: https://buff.ly/2zS5oAG

TODAY!Guy Peploe, a lifelong friend of Elizabeth Blackadder, and her husband and fellow artist John Houston, represented...
02/08/2023

TODAY!

Guy Peploe, a lifelong friend of Elizabeth Blackadder, and her husband and fellow artist John Houston, represented Elizabeth Blackadder at The Scottish Gallery from 1983 until her passing in 2021. He was a Trustee for the Houston Blackadder Trust from 2010 to 2023.

Join Guy online on Wednesday 2 August, 5pm (20 mins) as he gives a personal and historical account of Elizabeth Blackadder and her place in modern art.

Register via the link below:
https://scottish-gallery.co.uk/events/a-tribute-to-dame-elizabeth-blackadder-by-guy-peploe/

Help build a picture of traditional craft makers currently active in Scotland by completing the 'Scottish Traditional Cr...
26/07/2023

Help build a picture of traditional craft makers currently active in Scotland by completing the 'Scottish Traditional Crafts Survey 2023' led by Really Interesting Objects.

Survey responses will help partners Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland - TRACS , Creative Scotland, Craft Scotland & Museums Galleries Scotland to understand who is making, what they are making, where they are making it & the support they seek.

Take the survey here: bit.ly/tradcrafts

Open until 31st July 2023

A new survey has been launched to update previous research on traditional and indigenous crafts in Scotland today - who is making it & what is still being made - and to find out the views of makers on a new forum for Scottish traditional craft. 

David Cook has brought the northeast seascape of Seagreens into The Gallery this July. It is a powerful, immersive exhib...
14/07/2023

David Cook has brought the northeast seascape of Seagreens into The Gallery this July. It is a powerful, immersive exhibition - one can almost hear the sound of the waves and the strong easterly wind. Cook is drawn to the power and physical assault of his surrounding environment.

Visit us in person or explore through our virtual Viewing Rooms – link in bio.


David Cook | Forged by the Sea
29 June – 22 July 2023

All photos of Forged by the Sea by Ian Georgeson

Our main gallery has been vividly transformed by the wild northeast seascapes of David Cook this July. Watch our short f...
12/07/2023

Our main gallery has been vividly transformed by the wild northeast seascapes of David Cook this July. Watch our short film below to learn more about Cook's Forged by the Sea. 🌊

Tommy visited David Cook at his home and studio in Seagreens, and chatted to the artist about his new exhibition Forged by the Sea.Explore Forged by the Sea ...

Gallery artist Andrea Geile .geile been honoured with a major solo exhibition in her hometown of Bremen, Germany. Fertil...
02/07/2023

Gallery artist Andrea Geile .geile been honoured with a major solo exhibition in her hometown of Bremen, Germany.

Fertile Ground at Gerhard Marcks Haus features over 50 works, including large scale work and smaller sculptures cast in bronze which were made in her Scottish studio and at the ArcelorMittal steelworks in Bremen.

Geile has lived and worked in Edinburgh since 1995. She finds inspiration in the Scottish landscape creating sculpture made from weatherproof Corten steel. Over the years, Geile has become synonymous with our gallery garden.

Find out more via the link in bio.


Photos 1, 4 & 5 by S. Beckefeldt
Photos 2, 3, 6 & 7 by Lucbricht Bart


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Our July exhibitions are now open and so are our Viewing Rooms! ✨This month we are delighted to welcome back Jack Dohert...
29/06/2023

Our July exhibitions are now open and so are our Viewing Rooms! ✨

This month we are delighted to welcome back Jack Doherty with his exhibition Grounding | Layers of Place.

Working from his studio in Cornwall, Jack Doherty makes porcelain vessel forms that are thrown on the potter’s wheel then carved and shaped when the clay is soft to reflect the fluidity of the material and physicality of making. The elemental colour and surface texture are created by the fusion of fire and soda in the intense heat of the kiln, leaving behind a subtle palette of smoky grey, lemon, russet and turquoise. Over the years his working practice has become simpler and more refined in the belief that stripping away the unnecessary can produce work with the complexity and depth.

Explore the exhibition now in person and through our virtual Viewing Rooms - link in bio 🔗


Jack Doherty | Grounding | Layers of Place
29 June – 22 July 2023


Images:
1. Grounding | Layers of Place in The Scottish Gallery, July 2023
Photo by Ian Georgeson

2. Jack Doherty in his Cornish studio
Photo by Steve Tanner



The Scottish Gallery is celebrating the life and art of Dame Elizabeth Blackadder (1931-2021) this August during the Edi...
28/06/2023

The Scottish Gallery is celebrating the life and art of Dame Elizabeth Blackadder (1931-2021) this August during the Edinburgh Festival, with paintings, watercolours, works on paper, prints and a brand new tapestry made by Dovecot Studios.

Last week, Christina Jansen took part in the cutting off ceremony for Flowers and Black Cat, a new tapestry woven by Dovecot Studios which marks the 30th Blackadder tapestry for the studio. The tapestry was woven by Emma Jo Webster based on original artwork by Dame Elizabeth Blackadder.

Watch our short film (below) to preview the making of Flowers and Black Cat.

The process and the cutting off ceremony of Dame Elizabeth Blackadder's 30th tapestry. Woven at Dovecot Studios by Emma Jo Webster. Artist Alberta Whittle he...

We are loving being a part of NT Art Month  this June!We had a fantastic launch party at the start of of the month, comp...
25/06/2023

We are loving being a part of NT Art Month this June!

We had a fantastic launch party at the start of of the month, complete with a performance from 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿. Last week, Christina Jansen gave a behind the scenes tour to new and familiar faces - a glimpse of The Gallery inner workings! Of course, followed by a glass of champagne in the gallery garden.

The Scottish Gallery is one of many galleries taking part. Walk around the wonderful New Town streets and explore the incredible offerings on display including Scottish landscapes, historic exhibitions, newly cast bronze sculptures and so much more!

Please note, while is officially on until 30 June, we are closed from 2pm on the 24 June and will reopen on the 29 June with our next shows. Just in time to catch our July exhibitions!



Images:
1. The Pickled Piper

2. launched
Photo courtesy of The Edinburgh Reporter

3. Features in the papers!

4. NT Art Month Launch Party at The Gallery

Don’t miss your chance to see our June exhibitions! ✨Sir William Gilles | A Visionary PainterOliver Cook | Momentary Flo...
23/06/2023

Don’t miss your chance to see our June exhibitions! ✨

Sir William Gilles | A Visionary Painter
Oliver Cook | Momentary Flow
Donnie Munro | On the Bay
White | Gold | Pearl

We are open today until 6pm and Saturday 24 June, 11am – 2pm.

NT Art Month continues until the 30 June, so you will be able to catch the very start of our next shows too.

1-5. Photos of June exhibitions, all by Ian Georgeson

6. Misun Won, Random Pattern Earrings with Pearl II, 2023, silver, keumboo (24ct gold), freshwater pearl, H1.7 x W1.8cm

7. Inhwa Lee, Memory of Emotions. 2018, porcelain, pigment, H16 x D25cm



Fans of Donnie Munro have visited from across Scotland to see his latest exhibition, On the Bay. STV recently filmed the...
21/06/2023

Fans of Donnie Munro have visited from across Scotland to see his latest exhibition, On the Bay. STV recently filmed the artist in The Gallery and you can watch the full interview via our film blog, link in bio 🔗

Donnie was born in Uig, on Isle of Skye, into a Gaelic speaking, crofting family with his early years spent between his family home in the village of Portree and the family croft in the small township of Treaslane. On the Bay combines the landscape of his home at the Isle of Skye with an overlay of sensitive still life compositions.

Donnie Munro / On the Bay
1-24 June 2023


Images:
1. Black Jug and Landscape, 2023, acrylic on canvas, H100 x W100cm

2. Birch Still Life – On the Bay, 2021 on display
Photo by Ian Georgeson

3. Birch Still Life – On the Bay, 2021, acrylic on canvas, H100 x W100cm

4. Donnie Munro in The Gallery. 2023
Photo by Ian Georgeson

4 ⭐️s for A Visionary Painter in The Scotsman
21/06/2023

4 ⭐️s for A Visionary Painter in The Scotsman

An attempt to chart eight turbulent decades of art history in a single show is flawed but fascinating, writes Duncan Macmillan

We are loving this rare and early 17th century carved oak coffer, new to The Gallery from  ✨It’s size and elaborate carv...
16/06/2023

We are loving this rare and early 17th century carved oak coffer, new to The Gallery from ✨

It’s size and elaborate carving, including the initials of the owner incorporated on the escutcheon, reflect the high status of the original owner.

are an antique furniture dealer in Edinburgh. They hold a small, curated, hand-picked stock of items that reflect their experience and passion.

Find out more on our website, link in bio 🔗

Early 17th Century Carved Oak Coffer, 1618, oak, H75 x W154 x D61cm, £1,950

Enjoy some unseen photos of William Gillies, taken by artist and photographer Jessie Ann Matthew, in our blog below:
12/06/2023

Enjoy some unseen photos of William Gillies, taken by artist and photographer Jessie Ann Matthew, in our blog below:

Artist and photographer Jessie Ann Matthew visited William Gillies (1898-1973) in December 1972 when she was just at the beginning of her creative practice and education. Jessie says that she approached Gillies as a subject and he generously let her into his house and studio in Temple, in the Scotti...

Join us TONIGHT, 6-8pm, for the NT Art Month Launch Party!  🎉Register for free here:
07/06/2023

Join us TONIGHT, 6-8pm, for the NT Art Month Launch Party! 🎉

Register for free here:

This year, the inaugural NT Art Month celebrates Edinburgh’s New Town art galleries and artists. Join us for the launch!

Ten Years of Modern Masters London is now open!As we continue to celebrate our Modern Masters series, we present an excl...
06/06/2023

Ten Years of Modern Masters London is now open!

As we continue to celebrate our Modern Masters series, we present an exclusive collection of post-war and contemporary paintings, alongside Scottish furniture by Adrian McCurdy.

Come and visit us at Gallery 8, 8 Duke Street, St James’, London, SW1Y 6BN

Opening Times:
Tuesday 6 June 12noon – 5pm
Wednesday 7 June 11am – 6pm
Thursday 8 June 11am – 6pm
Friday 9 June 11am – 3pm

Appraisal Day:
Join us in London for our Appraisal Day on Wednesday 7 June, 12-6pm. Guy Peploe, Tommy Zyw and Sophie Lawson will offer an appraisal service on paintings, and estate advice. Please contact us in advance to arrange your visit via the link in our bio.

The Story of Scottish Art – Lecture and book signing with Lachlan Goudie

Join artist, author and broadcaster Lachlan Goudie in London on Thursday 8 June, 2-4pm, as he guides us through 5000 years of Scottish Art. Ticketed event – register via the June Events link in our bio.

Runrigs Donnie Munro explores his love of painting with his new exhibition On the Bay at The Scottish Gallery - via STV ...
01/06/2023

Runrigs Donnie Munro explores his love of painting with his new exhibition On the Bay at The Scottish Gallery - via STV News

He may be best known as the former frontman of the Scottish Celtic rock band Runrig, but Donnie Munro’s first love was art. A major exhibition of the singe...

The Scottish Gallery presents Nature Reflected, an exhibition featuring five glass artists who each celebrate the natura...
25/05/2023

The Scottish Gallery presents Nature Reflected, an exhibition featuring five glass artists who each celebrate the natural world including lampwork by Emma Bourke.

Emma Bourke is interested in tangible relationships to history, mythology, and folklore. Her work pushes the technical boundaries of lampworking, and her new work is based on the definition of Biophilia; the innate human tendency to seek connections with nature. Emma has created enclosed gardens of wild plants that have many traditional and contemporary uses.

Explore Emma’s magical glass art in person and through our virtual Viewing Rooms – link in bio.


Nature Reflected
4-27 May 2023


All images of Biophilia I, 2019, glass; lampworking and lathe work, H24 x W15 x D15cm
Photo I by
Detail photos by Michael McLaughlin

The Scottish Gallery presents Nature Reflected, an exhibition featuring five glass artists who each celebrate the natura...
20/05/2023

The Scottish Gallery presents Nature Reflected, an exhibition featuring five glass artists who each celebrate the natural world. The exhibition features a new body of sculptures by Juli Bolaños-Durman.

‘The primary theme within my creative process is the exploration of preciousness and how intuitive play jumpstarts the creation of new ideas within the studio practice. Preciousness is not only the value or quality of the materials themselves but more so the journey of transformation they represent.’

Explore Juli’s joyful and thought-provoking work in person and through our virtual Viewing Rooms – link in bio.

Nature Reflected
4-27 May 2023


Images:
1&2. Nature Reflected on display in The Scottish Gallery, May 2023
Image 1 by

3. Spirited Waste Series – Jaja (Laughing in Spanish), 2023, found & blown glass with hand cuttings, H43 x W13 x D13, £4,200

4. Spirited Waste Series – Brown Glass, 2023, found & blown glass with hand cuttings, H33 x W8.5 x D23.5cm, £4,200
Photo by

5. Juli in her studio, 2023. Photo by

6. Spirited Waste Series – Tropical Fruit Basket, 2023, found & blown glass with hand cuttings, H26 x W26 x D12, £4,000
Photo by

7. Spirited Waste Series – Brown Glass Mermaid, 2023, found & blown glass with hand cuttings, H28 x W19 x D8, £4,200
Photo by


This summer we take our Modern Masters series to London, where we will present an exclusive collection of paintings alon...
19/05/2023

This summer we take our Modern Masters series to London, where we will present an exclusive collection of paintings alongside Scottish furniture by Adrian McCurdy. The exhibition will take place at GALLERY 8, 8 Duke Street, St James’s, SW1Y 6BN from 6 - 9 June 2023.

As part of our presentation, we will unveil a magnificent Catterline seascape by Joan Eardley painted in 1963 as well as a preview of several paintings by Dame Elizabeth Blackadder ahead of a major memorial presentation this August.

The exhibition will be available to view online from the 4th of June. To be kept up to date about the exhibition please contact The Gallery – link in bio.

We will open to the public on Tuesday 6th June at 2pm and will hold a series of events throughout the week, including an art appraisal day on Wednesday 7th with Tommy Zyw, Guy Peploe and Sophie Lawson. On Thursday 8th June we are delighted to host artist, author, and broadcaster Lachlan Goudie as he discusses his critically acclaimed book tracing 5000 years of Scottish art. More details to follow.



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Wednesday 11am - 6pm
Thursday 11am - 6pm
Friday 11am - 6pm
Saturday 11am - 3pm

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Sylvia von Hartmann
The Scottish Gallery
05 May 2022 - 28 May 2022
https://scottish-gallery.co.uk/exhibitions/sylvia-von-hartmann-at-80

Pictured: Toad Writes a Letter, Sylvia von Hartmann
In The Sunday Post at the weekend, I wrote about a new show at Glasgow Print Studio, celebrating Elizabeth Blackadder’s joyous forays into lithography, screen-printing, etching, aquatint, carborundum, drypoint & woodcut.

My P.S. is Helen Glassford at The Scottish Gallery.

What's On: Still time to catch Silver Threads, an exhibition by Ruth Leslie at The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh. Until 30 Apr 2022.

More info: https://bit.ly/3jpAu6q

For her third solo presentation, Ruth explores scale and proportion within her designs, challenging herself to create smaller elements in her signature twisted silver threads.

Discover more Scottish contemporary craft events, exhibitions and workshops with our What’s On page: https://bit.ly/3mcFKgd

Image: Ruth Leslie / Photography by Gabriela Silveira
Since I worked at the weekend, I took a sneaky day off to go to Edinburgh. It was a busman’s holiday as I spent the whole time dashing from gallery to gallery!
Great to see Colin Brown’s flower pieces at The Scottish Gallery as well as some favourites at National Galleries of Scotland
The oldest privately-owned gallery in the UK, located in the heart of Edinburgh, The Scottish Gallery is celebrating its 180th anniversary in 2022. Alongside traditional and contemporary artwork and crafts, the gallery is currently renovating a sculpture garden and community garden space. This will provide a place to connect with nature, with upcoming exhibitions celebrating the landscapes and wildlife of the Scottish borders. For more information, visit: www.scottish-gallery.co.uk
Wendy Ramshaw Amethyst Earrings 1994
Metals: Yellow gold
Gemstones: Amethyst
The Scottish Gallery
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In my The Sunday Post column this week, I write about The Scottish Gallery's double bill in the shape of a solo exhibition inspired by Robert Burns by The Glasgow School of Art-trained Geoff Uglow and its latest Modern Masters 180th anniversary edition.
My P.S. is Viewfinders: Ways Of Seeing At 50, which marks the 50th anniversary of John Berger's Ways Of Seeing. Now available on BBC Sounds.
“Elizabeth Blackadder's flower paintings seem rather to say: this is how it was on that particular day. She goes into the garden with its iris beds, its ponds and self-seeded poppies amongst herbaceous borders; she picks a flower, bring it upstairs to her studio, puts it in water and waits to see if it looks ready to be painted.

Sometimes it does not, it is too stiff, like a self-conscious sitter for a portrait. A day or two later it may have relaxed and she must work fast to catch it in this mood... This sort of art needs patience as well as speed; sometimes a picture may wait to be completed for a whole year, until the due season comes around again."

- Garden writer Deborah Kellaway, in the introduction to her 1996 book about Blackadder.



🌷 Elizabeth Blackadder: Favourite Flowers is open until 21 November, curated in partnership with The Scottish Gallery. Fancy an exhibition this weekend? Book your visit on our website now: https://gardenmuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/elizabeth-blackadder-favourite-flowers/

Poppy Study (2011), Elizabeth Blackadder
Elizabeth Blackadder: Favourite Flowers is now open! 🎉🌸 an exhibition of painterly delights for gardeners, art lovers and cat people alike 🐈 celebrating the life and work of one of Scotland’s greatest modern artists.

Open for just one month only till 21 November. Book your visit now: https://gardenmuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/elizabeth-blackadder-favourite-flowers/

Curated in partnership with The Scottish Gallery, the works in this exhibition will be available for purchase in aid of the Garden Museum’s education programme.

Black Cat and Irises (2001), Elizabeth Blackadder.
A glimpse of me at work this Spring. Happily translating the joy of life into paint. The results are on display at The Scottish Gallery until Saturday 23 October alongside the 150th anniversary exhibition of one of Britain’s best painters of life from the twentieth century,

Thankyou The Scottish Gallery :)
Coming soon! 🌸 Elizabeth Blackadder: Favourite Flowers

🎨 We’re celebrating the delicate lyrical watercolours, etchings and screenprints of Dame Elizabeth Blackadder (1931 – 2021), one of Scotland’s greatest modern artists who took year-round inspiration from the flowers in her garden.

🌷 From the early flowering fritillaria and tulips through to the fleeting blue meconopsis poppies (shown in this painting), self-seeded o***m poppies, her beloved irises, lilies and gladioli, her paintings show she was a skilled plantswoman who grew varieties for all seasons.

Opening in two weeks on 19 October – 21 November. Book your visit now: https://gardenmuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/elizabeth-blackadder-favourite-flowers/

This exhibition is curated in partnership with The Scottish Gallery, and the works will be available for purchase in support of the Garden Museum’s education programmes.

Meconopsis (2011) Elizabeth Blackadder.