The Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation pursues a ‘Museum Without Walls’ strategy, using its collection to initiate exhibitions of Scottish Art outside Scotland. The current touring show is ‘Scottish Colourists from the Fleming Collection’, which following a successful run at the Granary Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed, has travelled to The Barber Institute of Fine Art, Birmingham, from February to May. Further venues across the UK are planned.
Other recent loans have included a group of paintings by Anne Redpath to the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) in Bristol and the iconic World War One painting, The Eve of the Battle of the Somme by James Gunn, which is on display through the final year of the WW1 commemorations at the York and Lancaster Regimental Museum at Clifton Park Museum, Rotherham.
The Foundation also undertakes a programme of cultural diplomacy in collaboration with the Westminster and Scottish governments through loans of paintings to the Scotland Office in Dover House, Whitehall and to Scotland House in London. Paintings from the collection are also on display at the British Embassy in Dublin where there is a Scottish Government hub.