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Hidden depths: Edwin Morgan’s scrapbooks

By Greg Thomas, 19.10.2020
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Edwin Morgan (1920 - 2010). Photo by Roddy Simpson. © Courtesy the Edwin Morgan Trust.

The scrapbooks of former Scots Makar Edwin Morgan (1920-2010), assembled between 1931-32 and 1966, offer an engrossing imprint of his mind. Yet they have never been published or fully exhibited. Greg Thomas celebrates Morgan’s great unknown work in his centenary year.


My Favourite Scottish Work of Art: Caroline Walker

By Caroline Walker, 15.10.2020
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Sir James Guthrie, A Hind’s Daughter, 1883, oil on canvas. National Galleries of Scotland. Bequest of Sir James Lewis Caw 1951.

Contemporary Scottish artist Caroline Walker looks back to the paintings that first drew her to art as a young girl exploring the National Galleries of Scotland


Scottish Art at Frieze London

By Gemma Batchelor, 09.10.2020
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Alberta Whittle, Still from RESET, 2020. Photo credit: Matthew Williams.

With the opening of Frieze London's Online Viewing Room, we highlight the works of Scottish artists on display online and across London to mark the event


Gavin Hamilton and the First Principles of early Italian Art

By Duncan MacMillan, 06.10.2020
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Gavin Hamilton, Hector’s Farewell to Andromache, 1774 - 1785. Image courtesy the Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, University of Glasgow

Duncan Macmillan reveals that Scottish neo-classical artist, Gavin Hamilton, was one of the first painters in Europe to return to the ‘first principles’ of early Italian Art, urging fellow artists such as Canova, Runciman and Barry to do the same


Caroline Walker: Janet

By Susan Mansfield, 02.10.2020
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Caroline Walker, Hoovering, First Thing, December, 2020. Photograph Peter Mallet. Courtesy of the Artist and Grimm, Amsterdam | New York.

Caroline Walker discusses Janet, her new exhibition at the Ingleby Gallery as we announce our new acquisition of an oil study by the artist 


My Favourite Scottish Work of Art: John Byrne

By John Byrne, 01.10.2020
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Sir Henry Raeburn, Reverend Robert Walker (1755-1808) Skating on Duddingston Loch, c. 1795. National Galleries of Scotland.

John Byrne on why his favourite Scottish painting is the much loved The Skating Minister, otherwise known as Reverend Robert Walker (1755-1808) Skating on Duddingston Loch by Sir Henry Raeburn.