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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.

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Adrian McCurdy first came to Scotland over forty-five years ago, making his home and studio in the Scottish Borders. His...
11/03/2023

Adrian McCurdy first came to Scotland over forty-five years ago, making his home and studio in the Scottish Borders. His current exhibition Immersed includes both his furniture and wall panels which explore and celebrate their natural material and sculptural qualities. He uses locally sourced timber from trees that have come to the end of their lives. Oak is first cleft from large logs using a wedge-and-mallet, and when seasoned are then designed and made with exceptional creative freedom.

You can find out more in our Studio Insights blog, and you can now visit this exhibition courtesy of our Viewing Rooms and in person to appreciate the fine quality of his outstanding work – head to the link in our bio for more.


Adrian McCurdy / Immersed
2-25 March 2023

Images:
1. Immersed on display in The Gallery, March 2023
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2. Adrian installing his exhibition, Immersed, March 2023

3. Wedged Chair (detail), 2022, riven oak (fumed) and sycamore, oiled, H75 x W75 x D33cm, £1,500

4. Adrian with felled tree sections

5. Small Nisbet Chest, 2022, Nisbet oak from the Scottish Borders, oak pegged, H57 x W53 x D32cm, £2,200



Happy International Women’s Day! This year, The Scottish Gallery will celebrate the life and work of Dame Elizabeth Blac...
08/03/2023

Happy International Women’s Day!

This year, The Scottish Gallery will celebrate the life and work of Dame Elizabeth Blackadder (1931-2021) during the Edinburgh Festival. In the coming weeks and months, we will unveil our exhibition, partnerships, collaborations, book launch and events.

Elizabeth Blackadder was born in Falkirk in 1931. She studied at ECA from 1949 until 1954 under Robert Henderson Blyth and William Gillies inter alia and earned travelling scholarships to southern Europe and Italy. In 1956 she married artist and fellow Scottish Gallery exhibitor John Houston and began teaching in Edinburgh. She taught at Edinburgh College of Art from 1962 until her retirement in 1986. One of Scotland’s greatest artists, she also garners recognition and success in London. In 1972, Blackadder was elected member of the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh and in 1976 she gained entry at the Royal Academy, London – the first woman to be elected into both institutions. In 2001, Elizabeth was made the first female Artist Limner by HRH The Queen, a position within the Royal Household unique to Scotland. One decade later, in 2011 (the year she turned 80) a major retrospective of her work opened at the National Galleries of Scotland.

Elizabeth Blackadder was without question, one of Scotland’s greatest artists. She was very important to The Scottish Gallery, with an exhibition history spanning 6 decades, including 11 solo exhibitions, countless mixed and themed presentations. We have sold over a thousand artworks on her behalf, including to public collections. This long creative collaboration can have few comparisons in Scottish art. Elizabeth Blackadder is perhaps best known for her detailed yet lyrical watercolours of flowers, ‘table-top’ compositions using Oriental objects and her beloved cats. Trips to Japan and Venice and a greater emphasis on oil can be seen in landscape and townscape pieces as well as important still life series using decorated tins and boxes arranged with exotic fish, fruit and vegetables.

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Photograph: Edinburgh College of Art, 1980. By Robert Mabon


Hot off the press!Janise Yntema’s mixed media exhibition Where Sky Meets Earth has received 4 ⭐️’s in The Scotsman and h...
08/03/2023

Hot off the press!

Janise Yntema’s mixed media exhibition Where Sky Meets Earth has received 4 ⭐️’s in The Scotsman and has also been featured in The Herald and The Sunday Post 💥

We are also delighted to be hosting Janise’s first solo show at The Scottish Gallery over International Women’s Day! 👏

In 2018, Janise was recognised for her outstanding contribution and advancement of encaustic art with the International Encaustic Artists’ Vendéenne Award, and her work is held in public collections across the United States and in Europe.

Head to the link in our bio to start exploring Janise’s beautiful work through our Viewing Rooms, or even better, visit us in person.

Photo by Ian Georgeson



'At the Scottish Gallery, Janise Yntema celebrates the beauty of landscape and atmosphere in a series of paintings of mo...
08/03/2023
Art reviews: Poor Things at the Fruitmarket, Edinburgh, Janise Yntema & David Michie at the Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

'At the Scottish Gallery, Janise Yntema celebrates the beauty of landscape and atmosphere in a series of paintings of mountains beneath cloudy skies and misty islands seen over wide stretches of sea.' - Duncan Macmillan for The Scotsman ⭐️

Making use of the ordinary and the everyday, a new group show at the Fruitmarket recalls the Arte Povere movement of the 1960s, writes Duncan Macmillan

ONLINE EVENTSJoin Guy Peploe online on Tuesday 7 March, 5pm (20 mins) for an exhibition tour of The Early Years – David ...
06/03/2023

ONLINE EVENTS

Join Guy Peploe online on Tuesday 7 March, 5pm (20 mins) for an exhibition tour of The Early Years – David Michie (1928-2015). We are delighted to share this exhibition of previously unseen work, recently discovered from the artist’s studio.

Join Christina Jansen in conversation with on Thursday 9 March, 5pm (20 mins). Janise Yntema is an American artist who lives and works in Brussels. She combines fine art with philosophy and specialises in the ancient painting technique of beeswax encaustic. Since 2000, Janise has encompassed our landscape and atmospheric weather into her practice: Scotland has become her spiritual home. Please join us to learn more about Janise and her fascinating works.

Visit the link in our bio to book your places!

Images:
1. Janise Yntema in The Gallery, March 2023
Photo by Ian Georgeson

2. David Michie, on traveller 1953-54, Orvieto, Italy



WE WANT YOUR BLACKADDERS FOR SALECALL FOR CONSIGNMENTSThis August The Scottish Gallery will celebrate the life and work ...
05/03/2023

WE WANT YOUR BLACKADDERS FOR SALE
CALL FOR CONSIGNMENTS

This August The Scottish Gallery will celebrate the life and work of Dame Elizabeth Blackadder with a major exhibition of works for sale.

The Scottish Gallery offers a comprehensive and discreet service to those seeking advice on valuation or wishing to sell works of art. Sometimes it will be our advice to seek an appraisal with an auctioneer but these days the costs of conducting business at auction, particularly for a potential vendor, are such that today the Gallery option is much more attractive. How much better to have an entirely private arrangement with us!

Please do get in touch for a free appraisal and advice from Guy Peploe, Tommy Zyw and Christina Jansen, who between them have over sixty years of experience of the market to draw on.

Contact information in our bio.

IMAGES:
1. Elizabeth Blackadder in her garden, 1989

2. Still Life with Orchid, available August 2023

3. A selection of Scottish Gallery exhibition catalogues

4. Spring Flowers, available August 2023




MEET THE ARTISTSPlease join us this Saturday 4 March from 11am – 1pm to meet Janise Yntema, Adrian McCurdy and some of t...
01/03/2023

MEET THE ARTISTS

Please join us this Saturday 4 March from 11am – 1pm to meet Janise Yntema, Adrian McCurdy and some of the artists from our Rising Stars exhibition!

There is no need to book for this event.

'The markers of her work, for all its diversity, can be found in her solo exhibition, Treasured, currently on show at Th...
22/02/2023
Gillian Forbes — art scot

'The markers of her work, for all its diversity, can be found in her solo exhibition, Treasured, currently on show at The Scottish Gallery. A small selection of sculptural works - from her self-contained sandstone panels to her striking installation of leaves of slate - lay bare her love of material and feel for process, and capture a rare and affecting sensitivity which allows her to realise natural phenomena in stone with remarkable delicacy.'

Read more about Gillian Forbes' exhibition and her practice in the Art-Scot interview below :)

Gillian Forbes: Treasured Gillian Forbes, stonecarver and lettercutter, is a consummate craftswoman. From sourcing and selecting her stones to erecting her own work in situ, her professional practice is a one-woman show played out over the past thirty years. Her body of work, rooted in solid technic...

We are delighted to be hosting Gillian Forbes' first solo exhibition with The Gallery - Treasured. If you are looking fo...
12/02/2023

We are delighted to be hosting Gillian Forbes' first solo exhibition with The Gallery - Treasured.

If you are looking for a calm haven of joy this month, then step inside this beautiful exhibition which celebrates the flora and fauna of the natural world. Gillian Forbes has created sensitively rendered, unique hand-carved pieces in a variety of British stone, and each work is a contained still life. The inspiration for her carving is drawn from outstanding landscape which surrounds her home and studio in rural Perthshire.

In 2022, Gillian was elected a full member of the Master Carvers Association.

Visit us to explore Gillian’s beautiful work in person or browse our Viewing Rooms – link in bio.


Gillian Forbes / Treasured
2-25 February 2023

Images:
1 & 2. Triptych of Sandstone Leaves, 2023, sandstone carved panels, H30 x W30 x D3.5cm
£4,400

3. (left to right):
Chestnut II & Rowan, 2023, Welsh slate carved panel with gilded leaves, H30 x W30 x D2cm
£2,800 each

4. Rowan (detail), 2023

5. Limestone Bowl – Treasury (detail), 2023, hand carved limestone, H55 x W55 x D6cm
£3,950

All photos by


David Cook’s work is featured in both our group exhibitions this month – Contemporary and Art & Industry.In Contemporary...
11/02/2023

David Cook’s work is featured in both our group exhibitions this month – Contemporary and Art & Industry.

In Contemporary, we show David’s layered oil paintings of wild gardens and swell of the northeast coast. For Art & Industry, the Dundee trained artist reimagined the industrial towns of Inverkeithing and found beauty in the uncompromising structures of factory and mining life.

Visit us in person to see these textural works up close, or you can view via our virtual Viewing Rooms – link in bio.

Contemporary
Art & Industry
2-25 February 2023

Images:
1. Apple Blossom, 2022, oil on canvas, H120 x W120cm, £5,500
on display in The Gallery
Photo by Ian Georgeson

2. Sea II, 2022, oil on board, H51 x W61 cm, £2,250

3. Pithead on the Estate of Mintes, oil on board, H26.5 x W36.5 cm, £525

4. Summer Garden, 2022, oil on canvas, H100.5 x W120 cm, £4,500

5. Seen in Green, oil on board, H31 x W39 cm, £1,450

6. David Cook works in Art & Industry
on display in The Gallery
Photo by Ian Georgeson


Vicki Ambery-Smith’s distinctive style of silversmithing reflects her passion for architecture. Using techniques of mani...
07/02/2023

Vicki Ambery-Smith’s distinctive style of silversmithing reflects her passion for architecture. Using techniques of manipulation and trompe l’oeil to get her desired effect, each piece is an interpretation of a particular building.

A new monograph on her work Jewellery & Silverware: Inspired by Architecture was launched late last year and you purchase a copy via our website – link in bio. Vicki will be hosting a special online event to discuss her body of work and the book on Wednesday 8 February (tomorrow) at 5pm, register via the link in our bio.

Vicki Ambery-Smith / Inspired by Architecture
2-25 February 2023



Images:
1. Inigo Jones Façade Box, 2011
silver & red gold plate
L1.5 x H3.9 x W3.5cm

2. Magdalen Tower Box, 2015
silver, red gold plated roof/lid, pear wood base
H9.7 x W5cm

3. (left to right):
Venice Inspired Ring, 2005
silver, red & yellow gold
H4.1 x W2.3 x D2.3cm

Ring with Yellow Gold Roof & Square Dome, 2006
silver, yellow & red gold
H3.3 x W2.3 x D2.2cm

Ring with Turrets, 2001
silver with red & yellow gold
H3.3 x W2.3 x D2.2cm

All photos by Ian Georgeson







Join us for three online events this week…On Tuesday 7 February, 5pm (20 mins) you can join us for a virtual tour of our...
06/02/2023

Join us for three online events this week…

On Tuesday 7 February, 5pm (20 mins) you can join us for a virtual tour of our February exhibition Contemporary. Contemporary brings together seven exceptional artists in recognition of the strength and depth of their artistic talent.

On Wednesday 8 February, 5pm (20 mins) join Vicki Ambery-Smith for a talk about her new publication Jewellery & Silverware Inspired by Architecture. You can purchase the book via the link in our bio.

And finally on Thursday 9 February, 11am (20 mins) join Tommy Zyw for a virtual exhibition tour of our February exhibition Art & Industry. The exhibition brings together artists past and present who have all found inspiration in the industrial landscape of northern Britain.

You can register your place for any and all of these events via the link in bio.


Images:
1. Richard Goldsworthy, Vega, 2022 and Kate Downie, New Day Crossing, 2018
Photo by Ian Georgeson

2. Vicki Ambery-Smith with her book Jewellery & Silverware Inspired by Architecture

3. David Cook, Evening Light Hitting Factory
Photo by Ian Georgeson




Please join us on Saturday 4 February from 11am – 1pm to meet some of the artists whose work features in our February ex...
01/02/2023

Please join us on Saturday 4 February from 11am – 1pm to meet some of the artists whose work features in our February exhibitions 🧑‍🎨

This is an opportunity to meet David Cass, Richard Goldsworthy, Doug Cocker, Christine McArthur, Gillian Forbes and Vicki Ambery-Smith.

There is no need to book for this event.

"At the Scottish Gallery, Alison Dunlop – who also features in the RSW show – uses the qualities of watercolour to great...
25/01/2023
Art reviews: RSW 142nd Annual Exhibition | William Littlejohn | Alison Dunlop | January in Edinburgh

"At the Scottish Gallery, Alison Dunlop – who also features in the RSW show – uses the qualities of watercolour to great effect in great, sweeping images composed of wide washes of blue and white that suggest sky and sea." - Duncan Macmillan for The Scotsman

The most successful works in the RSW’s Annual Exhibition are those which best demonstrate the unique qualities of watercolour, writes Duncan Macmillan

The Scottish Gallery is delighted to welcome Alison Dunlop for her first solo exhibition, Between Heaven and Earth, this...
19/01/2023
Alison Dunlop | Between Heaven and Earth

The Scottish Gallery is delighted to welcome Alison Dunlop for her first solo exhibition, Between Heaven and Earth, this January. From her home and studio in Scotland’s Wester Ross, Dunlop explores nature’s forms and symbolism while drawing upon the sensibilities of her childhood in Canada.

We hope you enjoy this introductory film which gives further insight into Alison's landscape and painting practice:

The Scottish Gallery is delighted to welcome Alison Dunlop for her first solo exhibition, Between Heaven and Earth, this January. From her home and studio in...

Victoria Crowe OBE, DHC, FRSE, MA (RCA) RSA, RSW (b,1945)Known and Imagine World, 2012oil on linen, 101.6 x 114.2cmsigne...
14/01/2023

Victoria Crowe OBE, DHC, FRSE, MA (RCA) RSA, RSW (b,1945)
Known and Imagine World, 2012
oil on linen, 101.6 x 114.2cm
signed lower right

Known and Imagined World contains a portrait of the artist’s daughter, Gemma Gray. This is contained within several other portraits: Venice, plant studies and details from the medieval city with the overall composition seen as a marriage portrait. This is a rich, complex painting which appears serene, outward looking, and joyful.

Explore this painting and more by Victoria Crowe in our Ten Years of Modern Masters in person and through our virtual Viewing Rooms – link in bio.

Ten Years of Modern Masters
7-28 January 2023


Images:
1. Known and Imagined World, 2012
oil on linen, 101.6 x 114.2cm

2. Victoria Crowe in Venice, 2014
Photo by Andy Philipson



4 stars for Ten Years of Modern Masters! ✨'Looking at Joan Eardley’s Winter Sea II at the Scottish Gallery, with the sun...
12/01/2023
Art reviews: Turner in January, Royal Scottish Academy and Ten Years of Modern Masters, Scottish Gallery

4 stars for Ten Years of Modern Masters! ✨

'Looking at Joan Eardley’s Winter Sea II at the Scottish Gallery, with the sun just glimmering through grey clouds above a wild sea, you can still see echoes of Turner. His legacy was immense. This picture is a star in a show marking ten years of the gallery’s exhibitions of Modern Masters.' - Duncan Macmillan for The Scotsman

Turner’s influence is so far-reaching that echoes of his work can still be seen in the Modern Masters exhibition at the Scottish Gallery, writes Duncan Macmillan

JOAN EARDLEY’S RESTLESS TALENT IN 5 PICTURES: ONLINE EVENTTen Years of Modern Masters features five paintings by Joan Ea...
08/01/2023

JOAN EARDLEY’S RESTLESS TALENT IN 5 PICTURES: ONLINE EVENT

Ten Years of Modern Masters features five paintings by Joan Eardley that perfectly encapsulate her oeuvre. Join Christina Jansen online on Tuesday 10th January, 5pm (20 mins), for a closer look at these five works and the enduring appeal and impact of Joan Eardley’s art.

Visit the link in our bio to book your place 🖼️

Images:
1. Joan Eardley in Catterline, 1961

2. Christina Jansen, The Scottish Gallery Managing Director in The Gallery, January 2023

3. Winter Sea II, c.1959-62 , oil on board, H110 x W100cm

4. Two Chums, c.1954-56, pastel on paper, H21.5 x W13.5cm

5. Port Glasgow, c.1950-53, pen, Indian ink and watercolour, H17 x W48cm

6. Seated Figure with a Table, c.1949-53 , oil on canvas, H51 x W63.5cm

7. Boy with Blue Eyes, c.1949-56, pastel on paper, H21.5 x W13.5cm

8. Sunset over Catterline, 1960-63, oil on board, H72 x W112cm

A very happy new year to you all! We are excited for what 2023 has in store. This January, The Scottish Gallery is delig...
03/01/2023

A very happy new year to you all! We are excited for what 2023 has in store.

This January, The Scottish Gallery is delighted to welcome Alison Dunlop for her first solo exhibition, Between Heaven and Earth, as one of our first shows to kickstart 2023. From her home and studio in Scotland’s Wester Ross, Dunlop explores nature’s forms and symbolism while drawing upon the sensibilities of her childhood in Canada.

We’ll be setting up our January exhibitions from tomorrow and we will be open to the public on Saturday 7th, 11am – 2pm. Visit us soon, and in the meantime explore the exhibitions on our website – link in bio.


Alison Dunlop / Between Heaven and Earth
7-28 January 2023




Images:

1. Flux 2, 2022, watercolour on paper, 63.5 x 72 cm

2. Minch Snow Song III, 2022, watercolour on paper, 24 x 27 cm

3. Minch Skyfall, 2022, watercolour on paper, 56.5 x 76.5 cm

4. Portrait of Alison Dunlop



Our January 2023 exhibitions are live on our website for you to browse and buy!We are excited to kick off the year with ...
29/12/2022

Our January 2023 exhibitions are live on our website for you to browse and buy!

We are excited to kick off the year with Ten Years of Modern Masters alongside Kate Blee’s beautiful textiles and ceramics in Unpredictable Life. Alison Dunlop is new to The Scottish Gallery and we are delighted to welcome her first solo show, Between Heaven and Earth. And finally, we begin the year by contrasting two magnificent British studio jewellers: Jacqueline Mina and Michael Carberry in Forging Ahead.

Visit the link in our bio to start exploring.

Please note The Gallery is closed for the Festive season until the 7 January, but we will be responding to emails in chronological order.

Images:
1. Joan Eardley, Winter Sea II, oil on board, 100 x 111 cm

2. Kate Blee, hand-painted and hand-woven cashmere scarf, 2022, L200 x W90 cm

3. Alison Dunlop, Between Heaven and Earth II, 2022, watercolour on paper, 98 x 152 cm

4. Jacqueline Mina, Fusion Inlay Brooch II, 2017, 18ct gold and platinum fusion inlay, H3 x W5 cm

5. Michael Carberry, Forged Flamboyant Mobius Ring III, 2022, fine silver, size L (UK), H5 x W3.5 x D0.7 cm



It’s Christmaaaas! 🎄We hope you all have wonderful and warm Festive break.We want to thank you for your support througho...
24/12/2022

It’s Christmaaaas! 🎄

We hope you all have wonderful and warm Festive break.

We want to thank you for your support throughout this eventful year! We look forward to seeing you all in The Gallery and online next year.

We are back open on Saturday 7th January, 11am-2pm.

The Gallery (and Harris & Stanley🐶🎅🏻) wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2023 🎅🏻.

Don’t miss your chance to see our last exhibitions of 2022. We are open today (21st) and tomorrow (22nd) with our usual ...
21/12/2022

Don’t miss your chance to see our last exhibitions of 2022. We are open today (21st) and tomorrow (22nd) with our usual opening hours (11am-6pm), and Friday (23rd) from 10am – 1pm.

We will be closed for the festive break from 1pm on 23rd December and will reopen to the public on Saturday 7th January with the first shows of 2023.

We will be answering online enquiries throughout the holidays as much as possible.


Image: Clive Bowen ceramics from his exhibition The Shebbear Pottery.
Photo by Ian Georgeson

'For Frances Macdonald, life – and art – is all about being in the moment and catching it.' - thank you Jan Patience Art...
15/12/2022
Celebrated landscape artist Frances Macdonald on why she'll never retire

'For Frances Macdonald, life – and art – is all about being in the moment and catching it.' - thank you Jan Patience Art & Communications

https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/frances-macdonald/?fbclid=IwAR0_TjrN3GV4bR4FUJC5RMG-3g3gieA3qaoZpG1-pa6GLmvw9e1tRXdqks4

Frances Macdonald knows the warp and weft of the Argyll landscape like the back of her hand. She has been looking at it since she was a wee girl, playing on the shore around Tarbert, Loch Fyne, her home for the first six years of her life.

A Flight of Fancy brings a new collection of Mark Hearld’s signature collage works, paintings, prints and fabric to The ...
08/12/2022

A Flight of Fancy brings a new collection of Mark Hearld’s signature collage works, paintings, prints and fabric to The Gallery, which reflects the artist’s interest in the flora and fauna of the British countryside. Mark has also made an exciting series of slipware plates and tiles in collaboration with the great studio potter Clive Bowen.

Visit us in person to see this joyful exhibition, or explore through our Viewing Rooms – link in bio.

We are enjoying reading your Mark Hearld competition entries so far – keep them coming! See previous post for details.

Mark Hearld / A Flight of Fancy
1-23 December 2022


All photos of Mark’s exhibition on display by Ian Georgeson


We have added additional prints to  A Flight of Fancy!Come visit us in person! For any enquiries about the work  please ...
07/12/2022

We have added additional prints to A Flight of Fancy!

Come visit us in person! For any enquiries about the work please email: [email protected]

Images:
1. Tyger Tyger (detail), linocut print, edition of 95, 58 x 40 cm, £445 framed/ £295 unframed

2. Longdog, linocut print, edition of 95, 22 x 30 cm, £270 framed/ £195 unframed

3. Moynat Rabbits, collage, 37 x 53 cm, in hand decorated frame, £1,950

4. Cockerel, linocut print, edition of 95, 30 x 43 cm, £325 framed/ £225 unframed

5. Midsummer Nearly, collage, 30 x 36 cm, in hand decorated frame, £1,250

6. Me & Him, linocut frame, edition of 95, 30 x 42 cm, £315 frames/ £225 unframed

7. Whimsical Bird III, collage, in hand decorated frame, 25 x 35 cm, £1,250

8. Whimsical Bird IV, collage, in hand decorated frame, 25 x 35 cm, £1,250

9. Whimsical Bird VI, collage, in hand decorated frame, 25 x 35 cm, £1,250

10. Solstice, collage, in hand decorated frame, 50 x 64 cm, £2,100

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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,
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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.
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