A Birthday Celebration | Commemorative Pins03 May 2017 - 03 Jun 2017
May is our 175th anniversary month and a time when we want to look forward as well as to celebrate our past.
We have invited over one hundred artists to respond with a small work of art specially for this exhibition and are delighted with the originality, variety and wit of the art works. Many are working towards future exhibitions, others have not exhibited with us for some time but all are part of a community of creative people, much wider than can be included in one exhibition, which makes up The Scottish Gallery family.
As part of the celebrations, a selection of jewellers were asked to make a unique commemorative pin in a range of media. The majority of the artists are based in Scotland and we are very grateful to the art schools, who have continued to provide us with such a rich abundance of talent. This exhibition also includes work from senior lecturers within the field.
Artists and staff from The Scottish Gallery have kindly modelled a selection of the pins - including several of the designers showcasing their own creations. The Gallery takes this opportunity to offer thanks to this wide community of artists; past, present and future for their talent and dedication, without which there would be nothing to celebrate.
Please click here to view the entire collection of small works of art.
A Birthday Celebration Artists
175th Anniversary Pin2017AU750 and lapis lazuliH:3.2cm W:3.5cm D:1.5cmPrice on Application
Mark-it (1842–2017) Brooch2017silver, 18ct gold and acrylicH:3cm W:3cm D:1cm£1,100
Caper Lapel Pin2017oxidised silver, enamel paint and waxH:3.5cm W:4cm D:1.5cm£395
Brooch/Pendant, Professor Yasuki Hiramatsuc.200620ct gold, 23ct gold, resin and gold leafH:9cm W:1.2cm D:0.7cm£2,470
Spiral Brooch, Nuala Jamison1993silver, acrylicH:7cm W:6cm£250
Box Brooch With Interchangeable Enamel Lid2017oxidised silver with red and blue interchangeable enamel lidsH:3cm W:3cm D:1cm£350
Rock Crystal Brooch & Gold Brooches2016yellow precious metal and rock crystalH:1cm W:5-7cmPrice on Application
3 x 3 Brooch2017precious yellow metal and stainless steelH:14cm W:10.7cm£340
St Francis Syndrome Brooch #22017ruby, yellow precious metals and white precious metalH:5cm W:5cm D:1cmPrice on Application