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

    A Birthday Celebration Artists

  • Folded Floral Pin
    Marianne Anderson

    Folded Floral Pin

    2017
    oxidised white precious metal
    H:3cm W:3cm D:1cm
    £230
  • 175th Anniversary Pin
    Michael Becker

    175th Anniversary Pin

    2017
    AU750 and lapis lazuli
    H:3.2cm W:3.5cm D:1.5cm
    Price on Application
  • Mark-it (1842–2017) Brooch
    Stephen Bottomley

    Mark-it (1842–2017) Brooch

    2017
    silver, 18ct gold and acrylic
    H:3cm W:3cm D:1cm
    £1,100
  • Caper Lapel Pin
    Julie Blyfield

    Caper Lapel Pin

    2017
    oxidised silver, enamel paint and wax
    H:3.5cm W:4cm D:1.5cm
    £395
  • Brooch/Pendant, Professor Yasuki Hiramatsu

    Brooch/Pendant, Professor Yasuki Hiramatsu

    c.2006
    20ct gold, 23ct gold, resin and gold leaf
    H:9cm W:1.2cm D:0.7cm
    £2,470
  • Faceted Pin
    Kathryn Hinton

    Faceted Pin

    2017
    cherry wood and silver
    H:3cm W:3cm D:1.7cm
    £185
  • Teapot Pin
    Adrian Hope

    Teapot Pin

    2017
    silver and boxwood
    H:3.4cm W:4.4cm
    £550
  • Spiral Brooch, Nuala Jamison

    Spiral Brooch, Nuala Jamison

    1993
    silver, acrylic
    H:7cm W:6cm
    £250
  • Andromache’s Pin
    Beth Legg

    Andromache’s Pin

    2017
    oxidised silver and Fife slate
    H:3cm W:3cm D:0.7cm
    £290
  • Box Brooch With Interchangeable Enamel Lid
    Ann Little

    Box Brooch With Interchangeable Enamel Lid

    2017
    oxidised silver with red and blue interchangeable enamel lids
    H:3cm W:3cm D:1cm
    £350
  • Rock Crystal Brooch & Small Gold Brooch
    Christa Lühtje

    Rock Crystal Brooch & Small Gold Brooch

    2016
    yellow precious metal and rock crystal
    H:1cm W:5.5-7cm
    Price on Application
  • 175 Years Of Supporting Artists
    Grant McCaig (Jewellery)

    175 Years Of Supporting Artists

    2017
    wood, paint, white precious metal
    H:90cm W:90cm D:0.6cm
    £90
  • 3 x 3 Brooch
    Marlene McKibbin

    3 x 3 Brooch

    2017
    precious yellow metal and stainless steel
    H:14cm W:10.7cm
    £340
  • St Francis Syndrome Brooch #2
    Paul Preston

    St Francis Syndrome Brooch #2

    2017
    ruby, yellow precious metals and white precious metal
    H:5cm W:5cm D:1cm
    Price on Application
  • Ardis Pin
    Joanne Thompson

    Ardis Pin

    2017
    oxidised fine silver
    D:3cm
    £360
  • Tiny Field Black & White Brooch
    Jessica Turrell

    Tiny Field Black & White Brooch

    2017
    silver, vitreous enamel on etched copper
    H:2.8cm W:2.5cm
    £180
  • Tiny Faceted Pins, Andrea Walsh

    Tiny Faceted Pins, Andrea Walsh

    2017
    aventurine blue and black glass and oxidised white precious metal
    H:2.2-2.7cm W:3-3.2cm D:1-1.3cm
    £175 each - right sold
  • Rhombus Brooch
    Misun Won

    Rhombus Brooch

    2017
    silver, keumboo 24ct gold foil, 18ct yellow gold and lapis lazuli
    H:3cm W:3cm D:1cm
    £480
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