James Morrison | A Celebration 1932-2020

James Morrison

06 Jun 2022 - 25 Jun 2022

This June, The Scottish Gallery celebrates the life and work of one of Scotland’s most-loved artists in a major retrospective show James Morrison A Celebration 1932 - 2020. The exhibition, held two years after his death, will take over both floors of The Gallery and will present works from the entirety of his artistic career which spanned seven decades. Morrison’s distinctive technique and vision made him one of the most recognisable Scottish artists of the last fifty years, credited with helping to reinvigorate landscape painting in Scotland. Our exhibition will also be supported by the family archive, making this a very personal insight into the life and work of James Morrison.

Over an eminent career, landscape painter James Morrison enjoyed a remarkable and lengthy association with The Scottish Gallery from 1959 to 2020. The successful relationship between artist and gallery allowed Morrison to retire from teaching at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, in 1987, and concentrate on painting full-time.

This exhibition will coincide with the release of two new publications. Land and Landscape is a revised and updated monograph written by the artist’s son professor John Morrison and published by Sansom & Co. Click here to purchase Land and Landscape.

The second is a lavishly illustrated Scottish Gallery publication, featuring over 100 works, celebrating the artist’s long and influential exhibiting career. Click here to purchase The Gallery catalogue.

There will be a full programme of in-person and online events. The Edinburgh Filmhouse is doing a special screening of Eye of the Storm followed by a Q&A on Sunday 19th June at 2.45pm. Click here to read more about this screening.


Monday 6 - Saturday 25 June.

Weekdays 11- 6pm

Saturdays 11 - 3pm

Thursday 9th late 11 - 8pm

Sundays and Mondays will be closed with the exception of Monday 6th.

The Gallery is free to visit and no booking is required, but we may ask visitors to queue at especially busy times.


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