What's on in June

24 Jun 2020

Great Scots | The Exhibition

When the country went into lockdown on the 23rd March 2020, our lives changed dramatically. As the world around us closed down, our instinct was to reach out to our artists and allow them to have a voice and creative platform during the lockdown. For many artists, working in isolation is a way of life. Great Scots in Isolation is a series of short, 1-2 minute films made by a wide range of artists who are currently represented by The Scottish Gallery. These artists are from Scotland and the UK and have very kindly agreed to reach out and say hello, share their views, or have made a creative visual for us.

View the exhibition here

What's on in June
Kate Downie | The Kind Forager, 2020, monoprint on Chinese Xuan paper on Moulin de Gue, 33.5 x 44.4cm | £600 unframed | £700 framed
What's on in June
Philip Braham | Field of Thistles, 2020, oil on linen, 80 x 110 cm | £8,500
What's on in June
Amy Dennis | Farm Buildings III, 2020, pigment and acrylic binders on Jesmonite on wood, 15 x 21cm | £400 unframed, £450 framed
What's on in June
Lachlan Goudie | Dorset, Landscape, 2020, oil on board, 25 x 33cm | £950

We are grateful to all the artists who have made a short film during this time and so far, we’ve had positive feedback from our gallery friends – the films have helped, in a small way, to offer some support and a creative distraction whilst we all experience the lockdown together. Great Scots, The Exhibition is our way of continuing to support our artists. Many of the art works featured have been created during the lockdown.

View the exhibition here | The films can all be viewed here

Emily Sutton | People and Places

The Directors of The Scottish Gallery are delighted to present People & Places by Emily Sutton. Emily Sutton studied Illustration at the Edinburgh College of Art and is now based in York. She combines her exhibition work with illustration projects, including many picture books for children.

Emily Sutton has designed a beautiful, fold out, limited edition invitation for this exhibition, which we are selling to raise money for The Supper Collective. Click here to read more about how this incredible invitation came together, or click here to purchase one.

View the exhibition here

What's on in June
Antiquités, Quai de l'Horloge, 2020, watercolour, 49 x 38cm | £1,700
What's on in June
Whitby Harbour, 2020, watercolour, 35 x 24cm | £1,250

The preparation for this exhibition has been very much divided into two parts. It began last year with trips to the Yorkshire coast and further afield to Paris with my sketchbook to draw, paint and collect material which I then used as the basis for a series of watercolours. The second part was a direct reflection of the shrinking down of life - rather than responding to scenes from the outside world I focused instead on smaller, more focused subjects in the form of still lives. During a time of uncertainty it was comforting to put my attention towards favourite collected objects and optimistic spring flowers.

What's on in June
Yellow Birds, Marché aux Fleurs, 2020, watercolour, 52 x 38cm | £1,750
What's on in June
Still Life with Chinese Lanterns, 2020, watercolour, 28 x 28cm | £1,100

The title of the exhibition, People and Places, was decided before the world came to a standstill. It was the title of a small book of drawings that I began as a student at ECA in which I would make daily observational sketches, something that has stayed with me to this day and is the basis for all my artistic practice.

Emily Sutton, 2020

View the exhibition here

Michael Lloyd at 70 | Reflections

The Scottish Gallery celebrates Michael Lloyd’s 70th birthday this June with a collection of new work; each a love letter to the flora and fauna that continues to inspire his work.

To accompany Michael Lloyd's exhibition we have created a series of blogs, allowing you to explore each work in depth with imagery, film, music and words from Michael Lloyd himself.

You can read our blog here and view the series of short films here.

What's on in June
Douglas Fir Cone Vase, 2017, hand raised and chased Britannia silver with gilt interior, H:16.3 x W:11.8cm | £7,950
What's on in June
Thorn Weave Dish, 2020, hand raised and chased Britannia silver, H:4 x W:28 x D:28cm | £8,500

View the exhibition here | The films can all be viewed here

More News