City Art Centre
- Venue: City Art Centre
- Date: 01 Jan '13 - 31 Dec '13
- Price: Free
- Venue Address: 2 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DE
- Child Friendly
Event DetailsThe City Art Centre has a busy programme of exhibitions that change regularly to suit the interests of visitors. People come to see favourites from the City's nationally recognised collection of Scottish art; new work from local or international artists or exhibitions from other countries. Exhibitions of historic and modern photography, contemporary art and design, architecture and the built environment are staged in a rolling programme.
Visitors can be refreshed by sampling the menus in the café, or buy art books, cards, handbags and jewellery from the ground floor shop.
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, a Scottish artist in St Ives
A major exhibition exploring the work of the late Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, curated by Lynne Green.
Dates:24 November 2012 - 17 February 2013
The painter Wilhelmina Barns-Graham is usually classified as a St Ives School artist, yet her Scottish roots and close links with her homeland throughout her life had a huge influence on her work. This major exhibition, marking the centenary of her birth, radically reappraises her career looking at the influence of her artistic training in Edinburgh, the inspirational resource she found in Scotland and its continuing creative importance. The exhibition is the first to look at the artist from this perspective.
Scottish Art in the 20th Century
This selection from the City Art Centre's collection looks at the work of century Scottish artists whose work relates to that of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham.
Dates:3 November 2012 - 24 February 2013
It takes as a starting point the revolutionary developments in art in Paris in the early years of the 20th century and their influence on artists such as Stanley Curstier and JD Fergusson. Barns-Graham studied at Edinburgh College of Art in the 1930s and the display looks at the work of her teachers there including Peploe, Gillies and Maxwell. It also presents the work of her contemporaries including William Gear, Margaret Mellis and Denis Peploe, as well younger artists including Alan Davie and John Maclean. The display also touches on new opportunities available to woman artists in Scotland, including Anne Redpath, Joan Eardley and Elizabeth Blackadder.
The exhibition celebrates the 200th anniversary of the death of one of Scotland's finest amateur artists.
Dates:3 November 2012 - 3 February 2013
John Clerk of Eldin is well known to art historians of 18th century British art, and he is often included in exhibitions and publications relating to the work of other 18th century figures, namely Robert Adam, the architect, and of Paul Sandby, the well respected English painter and printmaker. In addition, his geological drawings are highly valued by geologists as the illustrations provided for Dr James Hutton's seminal 1790s publication ‘A Theory of the Earth'. However Clerk's etchings have never received a major overview, which the exhibition aims to redress. This anniversary year provides a perfect opportunity to highlight the prints of this remarkable man.