We continue to mark the centenary of the First World War with the hanging of a significant work from our collection. The Eve of the Battle of the Somme by Herbert James Gunn, painted by Gunn whilst in service during the war, will be available to see from 15 July...
We continue to mark the centenary of the First World War with the hanging of a significant work from our collection. The Eve of the Battle of the Somme by Herbert James Gunn, painted by Gunn whilst in service during the war, will be available to see from 15 July alongside our current exhibition Traces of... Read more >
10 June – 18 October Galleries One & Two To mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, the Fleming Collection is showing an exhibition of work by Scottish photographer Peter Cattrell. Born in Glasgow in 1959, Cattrell’s interest in the Somme was originally inspired by the unearthing of a photograph of... Read more >
31 May – 6 September St Andrew’s Museum To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the East Neuk Festival this summer, the Fleming Collection has formed a partnership with St Andrews Museum. Visitors to St Andrew’s Museum will have the unique opportunity to see a selection of paintings from the Fleming Collection alongisde works owned by... Read more >
Peyton Skipwith, an independent art consultant and author, having retired as a director of The Fine Art Society after forty-four years (1961 – 2005), will lead a walking tour around London, focusing on war memorials around the city. The tour will finish with refreshments for the group at the Fleming Collection, where the exhibition Traces... Read more >
Lest We Forget: Charles Sargeant Jagger, Gilbert Ledward and Memorials of the Great War Memorials to the First World War are many and varied. In the United Kingdom the scale of the loss of those serving with the military during the Great War resulted in the fact that there are very few towns or villages... Read more >
When we think of poetry of the First World War, it is primarily soldier poets such as Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon who come to mind. Judith Palmer, Director of the Poetry Society, will introduce and read some of the women’s poetry that emerged from the conflict: telling the story of poets who worked as... Read more >
Fergusson was not an Official War Artist and described patriotism as ‘the most overrated of vices’. However in 1918 he was given permission by the Admiralty to sketch in Portsmouth Docks. The resultant works are unusual for the artist in their subject matter and approach. This talk by Alice Strang, Senior Curator, Scottish National Gallery... Read more >