In the spirit of the Festival, The Gallery has joined forces with several organisations, curators and art historians and have created a special 10-minute lecture and conversation series which centres on the history of women artists and current practice. This is a unique opportunity to learn about our artists and the field in general. Our events run from 31st July to 27th August.
You can view our events programme by clicking here.
In this blog, you can keep up to date with any of the events you may have missed!
Mary Cameron: Life in Paint, Friday 31st July 2020
Our first online event was held on 31st July with the Curator (Fine Art) from the City Art Centre, Dr Helen Scott. Mary Cameron: Life in Paint was held at the City Art Centre earlier this year. Find out more about the pioneering artist Mary Cameron with Dr. Helen Scott in the film below.
Meet the Artist: Victoria Crowe, Wednesday 5th July 2020
May Morris: Art & Life, Thursday 6th August 2020
Dovecot presented a landmark exhibition exploring the life and work of May Morris earlier this year. Find out more with Dovecot Director, Celia Joicey in the webinar below.
Memories of my Grandmother, Thursday 6th August 2020
Join Gallery Director Tommy Zyw in conversation with Lindsey Michie as she discusses family memories of her grandmother, Anne Redpath.
The RSA with Joyce W Cairns, Friday 7th August 2020
We were honoured to have Joyce W Cairns PRSA DEd(hc) HRA HRHA HRWA HRBA RSW, President of the RSA and senior Scottish artist, give us an insight into the Academy and women artists. Joyce is the first woman President of the Royal Scottish Academy in 192 years.
Pat Douthwaite by Guy Peploe, Tuesday 11th August
Gallery Director Guy Peploe discussed the life and work of the iconic outsider artist Pat Douthwaite (1934 - 2002). We hope you enjoy!
A Japanese Design: Curators in Conversation, Tuesday 11th August
Join Christina Jansen in conversation with Kathleen Slater, Director of Adrian Sassoon, London. The Scottish Gallery would like to thank Adrian Sassoon London, who represents Hiroshi Suzuki and Hitomi Hosono, for their generous help and input.
Meet the Artist: Christine McArthur, Wednesday 12th August
Meet the Artists: Kate Downie, Wednesday 12th August
The Glasgow Girls, Thursday 13th August
James Knox, Director of The Fleming Collection, discusses his fascination with The Glasgow Girls and highlights the work of the artists and designers who were active in Glasgow at the turn of the century.
Joan Eardley: Lachlan Goudie in conversation with Guy Peploe, Saturday 15th August
Join Lachlan Goudie and Guy Peploe as they discuss the life and work of Joan Eardley.
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Tuesday 18th August
Join Rob Airey, Director of the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust, discuss the life and work of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, one of Scotland's most distinctive and pioneering abstract painters. In conversation with Gallery Director Tommy Zyw.
Meet the Artists: Claire Harkess, Wednesday 19th August
Christina Jansen chatted to Claire Harkess on Zoom about her work and our exhibition Modern Masters Women.
Every Woman, Friday 21st August
Sorcha Carey, Director of the Edinburgh Art Festival, discussed the work of Ciara Phillips’ Dazzle ship project – made for the Edinburgh Art Festival in 2015. Ciara Phillips cast a spotlight on the many female artists who devised designs for dazzle ships and sometimes even painted them, and have been largely forgotten by history.
From Student to Professional: Modern Scottish Women Artists, Saturday 22nd August
Art Historian and Curator Alice Strang discussed four artists who featured in Modern Scottish Women at the National Galleries of Scotland and who are in our exhibition: Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Pat Douthwaite, Joan Eardley and Anne Redpath.
A Renaissance Woman on a Mission to Revive the Art of Fresco Painting, Tuesday 25th August
Join fresco painter and art historian Julia Alexandra Mee, discuss her work in Fresco Painting and her recent commission The Marchmont Mural Cycle at Marchmont House.
Meet the Artists: Angie Lewin & Emily Sutton, Wednesday 26th August
Christina Jansen, Managing Director at The Scottish Gallery chatted to Angie Lewin & Emily Sutton on Zoom about their work and our exhibition Modern Masters Women.
Women and the Scottish Art Market: Challenges and Trajectories, Thursday 27th August
Join Lyon & Turnbull fine art specialists and auctioneers Charlotte Riordan and Carly Shearer discuss Women and the Scottish Art Market.