James Morrison Exhibition Update

15 Apr 2022

James Morrison (1932 - 2020) was a great painter and a huge part of The Scottish Gallery for more than sixty years, the last thirty under an exclusive arrangement. His kindness, generosity and loyalty made him a hugely rewarding friend, and we are very much looking forward to hosting this celebration of his life over two floors of The Gallery.

We will update this page regularly with all news about the James Morrison Memorial Exhibition, June 2022.

James Morrison Exhibition Update
James Morrison, Angus, 27.iii.2008, oil on board, 55 x 77cm

exhibition dates

Due to the Jubilee Celebrations taking place across the country in June, The Gallery has adjusted our James Morrison Memorial exhibition dates. Please read below our amended exhibition dates which includes extended opening times. For publications and events please read further.

Dates of Exhibition - Monday 6 - Saturday 25 June.

Weekdays 11- 6pm

Saturdays 11 - 4pm

Thursday 9th late 11 - 8pm

Sundays and Mondays 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.


We are excited to announce the forthcoming book Land and Landscape by John Morrison and The Scottish Gallery. This exciting publication will include unseen photographs and memories from the family archive. Published by Samson & Co this is due to be released in May, and we're sure will be a book to treasure.

We will also be publishing a catalogue in conjunction with the exhibition.

You can now pre-order your copy of Land and Landscape, and our publication James Morrison A Celebration 1932-2020 here.

James Morrison Exhibition Update

Limited Edition Prints

The family of James Morrison have made available a run of 500 limited edition signed prints: Winter and Montrose Basin. Both of these beautiful prints are for sale on our website for £180 (unframed). Don't miss out on this special opportunity to own a James Morrison work. Please click here to purchase either of these prints.

James Morrison Exhibition Update
James Morrison Exhibition Update

Eye Of The Storm

Anthony Baxter's award-winning documentary Eye of the Storm will be screened at the Edinburgh Filmhouse on Sunday 19th June at 2.45pm. The film will be followed by a Q&A, moderated by Christina Jansen (Managing Director, The Scottish Gallery), with guests:
Anthony Baxter (Eye of the Storm Director)
Professor John Morrison (Author and Lecturer. Son of James Morrison, Professor of History of Art)
Guy Peploe (Author and Non-Executive Director of The Scottish Gallery)

Purchase your tickets for the Filmhouse Screening and Q&A here
Please note event location: Edinburgh Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Rd, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ

James Morrison Exhibition Update

We have received a new delivery of Eye of The Storm on DVD. Available to purchase for £12, we know this is a film which will be viewed over and over again!

Please click here for more details or to purchase.

James Morrison Exhibition Update
James Morrison, painting on location
James Morrison Exhibition Update
Eye of the Storm DVD

After being side-lined by a series of operations, Morrison agrees to let filmmaker Anthony Baxter follow him as he picks up the brushes again at the age of 85 in this insightful and moving reflection on an extraordinary artistic life. As the documentary by award winning Director Anthony Baxter opens, Morrison faces his greatest challenge: his eyesight is fading fast, and he has one more major painting to complete.


A History of James Morrison at The Scottish Gallery by Guy Peploe

14 Jun 2022 - 5:45pm

Join Guy Peploe for a personal history of James Morrison's career at The Scottish Gallery which spanned from 1959-2020.

click here to register for this event

James Morrison Exhibition Update

My Father: James Morrison by Professor John Morrison

15 Jun 2022 - 6:00pm

Join Professor John Morrison, for an account of the life and work of his father the iconic Scottish artist James Morrison.

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James Morrison Exhibition Update
James Morrison Exhibition Update
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