Once Upon A Time | November 2020

Lachlan Goudie

The Scottish Gallery is delighted to welcome back Lachlan Goudie for his second solo exhibition, Once Upon a Time. Lachlan has framed his new exhibition in terms of the fairy tale, the idea of far off lands and immersion in the natural world. In doing so during the lockdown this year, he has noticed the birdsong, been acutely aware of the changing seasons and visited the garden to find seasonal flowers for his still life paintings. Once Upon a Time explores the Arctic, Berwickshire, Dorset and Glasgow shipyards.

This is a special time for Lachlan Goudie. His book The Story of Scottish Art has just been published, the much heralded follow-up to his excellent television series for the BBC. This exhibition will help cement his reputation as a painter of rare ability with something poetic and meaningful to say.

You can explore Lachlan's exhibition online here.

Below we have a plethora of films from Lachlan for you to watch. Some filmed earlier this year, during his time creating the works for the exhibition. Some are reflections and give an insight into the work within the show. We hope you enjoy!