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December 2013 February 2014

What’s On

Find out more about our exhibitions and events taking place this winter. nationalgalleries.org


Kirstie de Garis

Welcome

Welcome to the winter edition of What’s On, your guide to all the exhibitions and events at the National Galleries of Scotland from December 2013 to February 2014. We are open daily and entrance is free.

Opening Hours

Accessibility

We are open daily 10am-5pm and until 7pm on Thursdays at the Scottish National Gallery and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. We are open from noon on New Year’s Day.

All our galleries have step-free access. There are also specially adapted toilets for wheelchair users. Portable induction loops are available for visitors with hearing difficulties to attend lectures across all our sites. There is also a fixed loop in the Hawthornden Lecture Theatre.

Tickets Admission to all three of our sites is free but a charge is sometimes made for special exhibitions. Book tickets at nationalgalleries. org, on 0131 624 6200 or in person at the venue.

Study Facilities There are various resources across the Galleries open to the public for further study and research. The Prints and Drawings Collections in each of the Galleries may be viewed by appointment. The National Photography Collection is housed in the Print Room at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Each Gallery also has a publicly accessible Research Library. For more information on opening times and booking details call 0131 624 6200. Cover image: JD Fergusson, Grace McColl, 1930 (detail), Private collection, courtesy of the Richard Green Gallery, London © The Fergusson Gallery, Perth & Kinross Council, Scotland

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Artlink runs a service enabling disabled people to visit arts venues in Edinburgh. The service is popular, so you have to register in advance. Call 0131 229 3555 or visit www.artlinkedinburgh.co.uk A large print version of this publication is available by calling 0131 624 6249.

Become a Friend Friends of the National Galleries of Scotland enjoy a range of benefits including free entry to exhibitions, an exclusive events and lecture programme, and invitations to exhibition preview days. The annual membership rate varies from £15 for a Student Friend to £50 for Duo Friends (including four family children under 18). For more information, visit nationalgalleries.org/friends or contact the Friends Office on 0131 624 6459.


GENERATION at heart of 2014 programme The 2014 programme of exhibitions across the Galleries is set to include international stars, home-grown heroes and living legends covering all forms and disciplines. At the heart of our programme is GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland. The exhibition will feature not only at all our Galleries around the city but also at a host of venues Scotland-wide, all summer from Shetland to Peebles and all points in between. GENERATION is part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme, which is a partnership between the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee, Glasgow Life and Creative Scotland. Generation has ambitious goals to raise the profile of contemporary art in Scotland and to increase access and participation. It is being produced with the assistance and expertise of partners including VisitScotland and EventScotland, British Council Scotland, Museums Galleries Scotland, Education Scotland, Young Scot, Children in Scotland and the BBC. The aim is to shine the spotlight on a time when Scotland’s reputation as an award-winning, ground-breaking centre for contemporary art has become recognised on a global scale. Among the artists contributing to GENERATION are Charles Avery, Sara Barker, Karla Black, David Shrigley, Martin Boyce, Simon Starling, Sue Tompkins, Christine Borland, Graham Fagen, Roddy Buchanan, Callum Innes, Toby Paterson, Lucy McKenzie, Jim Lambie, Alison Watt, Douglas Gordon and many more. Details of who will be exhibiting where will be revealed in the coming months. Keep an eye on nationalgalleries.org for updates. Images above: Martin Boyce, Our Love is Like the Flowers, the rain, the Sea and The Hours. Installation view, Tramway, Glasgow, 2002 (detail). Courtesy and the Modern Institute/ Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow. Photo: Keith Hunter. Toby Paterson, Hypothetical Relief (CDA) (detail) 2012. Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow, 2012 Courtesy of the Artist and The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd., Glasgow. Photo: Ruth Clark.

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Joseph Mallord William Turner, The Piazzetta, Venice © National Galleries of Scotland, photography by AIC photography services

LIMITED TIME ONLY

Turner in January Scottish National Gallery 1 – 31 January 2014 Admission free

Welcome in the New Year with our annual display of Turner watercolours. These works, bequeathed to the Gallery by the distinguished collector Henry Vaughan, span Turner’s career and range, from his early topographical wash drawings to his atmospheric sketches of continental Europe from the 1830s and 1840s. Vaughan stipulated in his bequest that these delicate watercolours should be ‘exhibited to the public all at one time, free of charge, during the month of January’ and his wishes have been faithfully adhered to for over 100 years.

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Durham © National Galleries of Scotland

This limited exposure has resulted in the works retaining their luminous colours and pristine condition. For related events, see pages 24-33.

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Edward Lear, Suli Š National Galleries of Scotland, photography by Antonia Reeve

Edward Lear in Greece Scottish National Gallery From 15 February 2014 Admission free

Edward Lear (1812-1888) was one of the most original and inspired artists of the Victorian age. Although best known as a writer of nonsense verse, Lear was first and foremost an artist. He was a superb draughtsman and painter of ornithology and landscapes and an adventurous traveller, who regularly visited the Mediterranean and the Near East. Lear had a particular passion for the landscape and culture of Greece. This exhibition comprises an outstanding group of 32 watercolours of mainland Greece, Crete and the Ionian islands, from the collection of the distinguished historian Sir Steven Runciman. These stunning works were allocated to the Scottish National Gallery in 2003 by HM Government through the Acceptance in Lieu scheme. They include beautiful views of Athens, Mount Athos, Corfu, Sparta, Zante, Ithaca and Marathon, painted between 1848 and 1864. The watercolours have been the focus of a major conservation project and will now be shown, fully restored and as an entire group, for the first time. For related events, see pages 24-33.

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Allan Ramsay, Self-Portrait. Aged 20 © National Galleries of Scotland

Auguste Rodin, The Kiss (Le Baiser), 1901-04, Tate. Purchased with assistance from the Art Fund, 1953 © The Art Fund, Photography: John McKenzie.

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Allan Ramsay at 300 Scottish National Gallery Until 9 February 2014 Admission free

This display, which showcases the Scottish National Gallery’s unrivaled holdings of drawings by Allan Ramsay, marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of one of Scotland’s most celebrated artists. Born in Edinburgh, Ramsay was internationally renowned for his outstanding portraits and was appointed King’s Painter to George III. He stands apart from his contemporaries in his life-long devotion to drawing, and hundreds of sheets by him survive. These provide a fascinating insight into his technical procedure, revealing the highly refined drawing and modelling skills which underpin his painted portraits. For related events, see pages 24-33.

LAST CHANCE TO SEE

Rodin’s The Kiss Scottish National Gallery Until 2 February 2014 Admission free

This is your last chance to see Auguste Rodin’s magnificent marble sculpture as its year-long loan from Tate Britain comes to an end. Rodin is widely regarded as one of the greatest sculptors of the 19th century and this life-size evocation of love is among his most famous works. Such was the allure of The Kiss that hundreds of bronze copies were produced by the Paris Barbedienne foundry. As a result, this spectacular sculpture has become one of the most instantly recognised and bestloved works of art in the world.

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John Constable, Laura Moubray © National Galleries of Scotland, photography by Antonia Reeve

NEW ACQUISITION

Constable’s Portrait of Laura Moubray Scottish National Gallery On display now Admission free

We are delighted to announce a remarkable acquisition which brings together two great artists from very different eras. Portrait of Laura Moubray, a fine early work by the English landscape painter John Constable (1776-1837), has entered the National collection from the estate of the artist Lucian Freud (1922-2011) through the Government’s Acceptance in Lieu (AIL) scheme. Portrait of Laura Moubray is a fascinating addition to the Scottish National Gallery. Constable is believed to have painted only around 100 portraits during his early career, of which about 50 survive. The painting complements the Galleries’ existing holdings of the artist’s work: the major landscape The Vale of Dedham (1828) and the small, vigorously executed sketch On the Stour (1830). The portrait is now on show at the Scottish National Gallery. For related events, see pages 24-33.

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JD Fergusson, Christmas Time in the South of France (detail), 1922 © The Fergusson Gallery, Perth and Kinross Council, Scotland

JD Fergusson, Jonquils and Silver, 1905 (detail), The FlemingWyfold Art Foundation © The Fergusson Gallery, Perth & Kinross Council, Scotland

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JD Fergusson, Le Manteau Chinois, 1909 (detail), The Fergusson Gallery, Perth and Kinross Council © The Fergusson Gallery, Perth and Kinross Council, Scotland

The Scottish Colourist Series: JD Fergusson Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern Two) 7 December 2013 – 15 June 2014 £7 / £5

The National Galleries of Scotland’s landmark Scottish Colourist Series of exhibitions culminates this winter with the eagerly anticipated retrospective of the work of JD Fergusson (1874-1961). Fergusson was born in Leith, and was essentially self-taught. He moved to Paris in 1907 where, more than any of his Scottish contemporaries, Fergusson assimilated the latest developments in French painting into his work. In 1913 he met the dance pioneer Margaret Morris (1891-1980), who became his life-long partner. Morris, her technique, pupils and Summer Schools, became the main sources of inspiration for Fergusson’s work, before his death in Glasgow in 1961. More than 100 paintings, sculptures, works on paper and items of archival material, lent from public and private collections throughout the UK, will be on display. The companion exhibition, JD Fergusson: Picture of a Celt, will be held at The Fergusson Gallery in Perth from 7 December 2013 until 15 June 2014 (see www.pkc.gov.uk). Admission is free. For related events, see pages 24-33. A partnership between the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh and The Fergusson Gallery, Perth & Kinross Council Sponsored by

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Louise Bourgeois, Couple I, 1996, ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Lent by the Artist Rooms Foundation 2013.Photo: Christopher Burke, © The Easton Foundation. Licensed by DACS.

Louise Bourgeois, Nature Study, 1986, ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland Lent by the Artist Rooms Foundation 2011. Photo: Christopher Burke, © The Easton Foundation. Licensed by DACS.

ARTIST ROOMS: Louise Bourgeois, A Woman Without Secrets Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One) Until 18 May 2014 Admission free

This major presentation of work by the great FrenchAmerican artist Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) is the first showing of an outstanding collection of sculptures, works on paper and fabric pieces by the artist now on loan to the national ARTIST ROOMS collection and touring programme. Highlighting the artist’s late work, the exhibition reveals how Bourgeois employed a wide variety of materials and scales to investigate the mystery, beauty and complexity of human emotions. The exhibition includes two late masterpieces: the cycle of 16 monumental drawings A l’in�ini 2008-9 and the artist’s final vitrine, Untitled 2010 alongside important loans from Tate and other collections. Together these works offer an unparalleled opportunity to explore the unique imagination and power of Bourgeois’s artistic vision. A complementary exhibition of prints and drawings by Louise Bourgeois is on display in Edinburgh at The Fruitmarket Gallery – Louise Bourgeois: I Give Everything Away, until 23 February 2014. For related events, see pages 24-33.

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Frances MacDonald McNair, Sleep © National Galleries of Scotland. Photography by Antonia Reeve

New Acquisitions at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One) Until 18 May 2014 Admission free

This display, which occupies the whole top floor of Modern One, highlights some fabulous recent additions to the National Galleries Collection. Among the new acquisitions are a major bequest from the collection of the late Henry and Sula Walton of prints by Picasso, Cézanne, and Hockney and paintings by Joan Eardley; works by Michael Craig-Martin donated by Eric and Jean Cass through the Contemporary Art Society; paintings by Carole Gibbons, Charles Pulsford and Edwin G. Lucas, superb watercolours by Glasgow Girls Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh and Frances MacNair and much more besides. For related events, see pages 24-33.

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Titian’s masterworks Diana and Callisto and Diana and Actaeon have shaped and reflected not just the course of art, but history itself over the past 450 years. Now you can immerse yourself in these spectacular mythological paintings with our new free app Titian & Diana. Enjoy the paintings up close like never before and listen to some of the extraordinary stories which have taken place around them and because of them. The app is free and available for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices running iOS 7.

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Visit nationalgalleries.org/titiananddiana to find out more. This app was made possible with the generous support of the Art Fund, as part of the joint National Galleries of Scotland/National Gallery Diana and Callisto Public Engagement programme.

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Portrait

Viviane Sassen, Untitled for Carven, 2010 © the artist

Viviane Sassen, Grapes from Sol & Luna, 2009 © the artist

Viviane Sassen: In and Out of Fashion Scottish National Portrait Gallery Until 2 February 2014 Admission free

Dutch-born Viviane Sassen is one of the most exciting figures in contemporary fashion photography. Her imagery is challenging and flamboyant, formally inventive and occasionally surreal. She has created campaigns for fashion houses including Carven, Stella McCartney and M Missoni and has produced editorials in magazines such as Purple, i-D and Dazed & Confused. In 2007 Sassen received the Prix de Rome and in 2011 was awarded the International Center of Photography Infinity Award for Applied and Fashion Photography. In 2013 she exhibited in the Central Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. This exhibition is Sassen’s first retrospective and comes to the Portrait Gallery from Huis Marseille Museum, Amsterdam. For related events, see pages 24-33.

Viviane Sassen, Aigue-Marine for Numero, 2012 © the artist

‘For 17 years Viviane Sassen has been challenging the intersection between fashion and art’ Dazed & Confused ‘Sassen has reinvented the form...’ The Observer ‘...her art work is surreal, �lamboyant and extremely personal’ The Skinny Sponsored by

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Portrait Emilio Coia, Rikki Fulton, 1924-2004. Actor and comedian (1956) © The Artist’s Estate

Alexander Stoddart, History, 2013 © the artist. Photography: John McKenzie

Alexander Stoddart: Making History Scottish National Portrait Gallery Until 28 September 2014 Admission free

In 2011 Alexander Stoddart (Sculptor in Ordinary to The Queen in Scotland) was commissioned by the National Galleries of Scotland to make a monumental figure of History for the empty pinnacle above the entrance to the Gallery. The statue, cast in aluminium, was installed on 22 September 2013.  Alexander Stoddart: Making History explores and celebrates this commission; Stoddart’s preparatory studies for History are on display, together with a commentary by the sculptor. For related events, see pages 24-33.

Tickling Jock: Comedy Greats from Sir Harry Lauder to Billy Connolly Scottish National Portrait Gallery Until 25 May 2014 Admission free

Tickling Jock celebrates Scotland’s masters of mirth and our truly distinctive contribution to the world of entertainment in the 20th century. We turn the spotlight on performers who have generated laughter at home and abroad. The list of comedy greats includes variety stars of the music hall, stage, gramophone and radio alongside comedians and actors who have made audiences fall about with laughter on the big and small screens. Enter our ‘On Air’ booths to listen and watch comedy clips and become a Tickling Jock yourself by leaving your own recording of a comedy performance. For related events, see pages 24-33.

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Portrait

A Reconstruction of Clydebank Voices poster featuring facsimile of Kenny Hunter’s bust of Jimmy Reid, Clydebank, 2012 © National Galleries of Scotland

The Nation//Live Work, Union, Civil War, Faith, Roots Scottish National Portrait Gallery Until 6 May 2014 Admission free

This exhibition features works of art created during five community outreach projects, which investigate the contemporary relevance of major transformations in Scottish history. Inspired by the portraits and personalities from the Scottish National Portrait Gallery collection, artists have led groups in four regional locations – Clydebank, Inverness, Dumfriesshire and Skye – to explore the impact of themes that define the national narrative. Roots, the fifth project, is an innovative collaboration led by folk musician Drew Wright (aka Wounded Knee) which sees migrants to Scotland create new music to represent their view of Scotland’s future. The centrepiece of the exhibition is a powerful new film by Daniel Warren which unites all the projects and reveals how today’s Scots feel about their ability to shape their own lives. For related events, see pages 24-33.

Union - still from The Nation//Live (Trailer) 2011. Directed by Daniel Warren © Daniel Warren and National Galleries of Scotland, 2012

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Events

Go beyond the canvas with our programme of talks, concerts and workshops

Helen McCook by Lisa Fleming

Historic Embroidery in Contemporary Times We are delighted to welcome Helen McCook to the National Galleries of Scotland from January to April 2014 where she will be introducing the art of stitch in its many forms to children and families, students and teachers, the visually impaired and adults, both amateur and expert. Keen to meet and interact with as many people as possible, Helen will be based at the Portrait Gallery at set times, stitching, explaining, advising and telling tales of just exactly how much blood, sweat and tears went into the making of some of the elaborate costumes portrayed in the collection. Helen teaches at the Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court Palace and she is the author of Goldwork (Essential Stitch Guide). She was part of the team who created the embellishment on the dress, veil and shoes for the wedding of Catherine Middleton and Prince William and has worked on costumes for London West End, Broadway and German theatre productions. See listings for dates and times and visit nationalgalleries.org for updates. 24


Lectures & Talks

Events

Winter Warmers

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Durham © National Galleries of Scotland

As the nights draw in, the events programme gets festive with Christmas-themed highlight tours of the National Gallery, exploring scenes of celebration and winter weather within the collection, and a journey through the history of a quintessentially Scottish festive tradition, the pantomime, by Paul Maloney. In January, The Vaughan Bequest returns and to celebrate this quirky Edinburghtradition, Julia Beaumont-Jones offers an insight into the place of Edinburgh’s collection of Turner’s work within his wider oeuvre. Paul O’Keeffe poses a different view in his resurrection of Ruskin’s moving lecture on Turner’s life, death and accomplishments. See listings below for dates and times.

How to get tickets All events are free, no booking required, unless otherwise stated. Where a ticket price is stated, or if it states free but ticketed, you can buy or collect tickets in advance from Information Desk in the Gardens Entrance of the Scottish National Gallery, or call 0131 624 6560, between 9.30am-4.30pm with debit/credit card details.

Film Screenings Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine

Thu 20 Feb, 6-8pm, SNG Hawthornden. Documentary film about Louise Bourgeois’ life and work.

Lectures & Talks The Golfers by Charles Lees

Wed 4 Dec, 12.45-1.15pm, PG. Imogen Gibbon, Portrait Gallery.

Painting the Town: Scottish Urban History in Art

Fri 6 Dec, 12.45-1.30pm, SNG Hawthornden. Professor Michael Lynch, urban historian.

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Opening Lecture: Introducing JD Fergusson

Sat 7 Dec, 2-3pm. Free but ticketed. SNG Hawthornden. Jenny Kinnear, Collections Management, Perth and Kinross Council. 25


Lectures & Talks

Events ARTIST ROOMS: Louise Bourgeois - Curator’s Tour

Tidal Series by Boyle Family: How Anything Became Everything

Mon 9 Dec, 12.45-1.30pm, MOD ONE. With Lucy Askew, Gallery of Modern Art.

Mon 6 Jan, 12.45-1.15pm, MOD ONE. Bill Hare, art historian.

Viviane Sassen: Hidden Presences

Scottish Art in Focus: David Allan (1744-1796)

Tue 10 Dec, 12.45-1.30pm, SNG Hawthornden. Colin McDowell, fashion journalist.

Tue 7 Jan, 12.45-1.30pm, SNG Hawthornden. Dr Patricia Andrew, art historian.

Spectacular Vernacular: The History of Scottish Pantomime

The Secret Life of the Embroiderer

Wed 18 Dec, 12.45-1.30pm, SNG Hawthornden. Dr Paul Maloney, University of Glasgow.

Reframing Carse’s The Penny Wedding

Fri 20 Dec, 12.45-1.30pm, SNG Hawthornden. Keith Morrison, Frame Conservator, NGS.

Wed 8 Jan, 12.45-1.30pm, SNG Hawthornden. Helen McCook, historical embroiderer.

The Art of Viviane Sassen’s Fashion Photography

Fri 10 Jan, 12.45-1.30pm, SNG Hawthornden. Nanda van den Berg, Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography in Amsterdam.

Introducing JD Fergusson JD Fergusson, Dieppe, 14 July 1905: Night, 1905 (detail) Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh © The Fergusson Gallery, Perth & Kinross Council, Scotland

Our series of exhibitions on the Scottish Colourists culminates with the JD Fergusson retrospective. To open the discussion, Jenny Kinnear introduces Fergusson’s art and notoriously bohemian lifestyle with the dancer, Margaret Morris. To expand perspectives on this fascinating figure in Scottish art, Elizabeth Cumming explains the importance of France for Fergusson throughout his career and Sheila McGregor explores his relationship with indigenous Celtic tradition and the resurgence of Scottish Nationalism. There is much more to come in our next season including a seminar on Fergusson in March 2014. All JD Fergusson lectures are ticketed so book now! See listings above for dates and times.

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Friends

Lunchtime Lectures supported by Friends of the National Galleries of Scotland


Lectures & Talks Allan Ramsay: A Reputation Revived?

Wed 15 Jan, 12.45-1.30pm, SNG Hawthornden. Mungo Campbell, The Hunterian.

The End of a Tradition: The Art of Auguste Rodin

Fri 17 Jan, 12.45-1.45pm, SNG Hawthornden. Eric Shanes, art historian.

William McCance (1894-1970)

Mon 20 Jan, 12.45-1.30pm, MOD ONE Studio. Andrew Patrizio, Edinburgh College of Art/University of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh’s Turners

Tue 21 Jan, 12.45-1.30pm, SNG Hawthornden. Julia BeaumontJones, Tate.

Making History: A Sculpture Tour

Wed 29 Jan, 12.45-1.30pm, PG. Ola Wojtkiewicz, independent art historian.

‘Behold the light of nature’ Ruskin on Turner, Edinburgh 1853 (Performed Reading)

Fri 31 Jan, 12.45-1.30pm, SNG Hawthornden. Paul O’Keeffe, actor and art historian.

‘Webs of Enchantment’?: The Watercolours of Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh and Frances Macdonald McNair

Mon 3 Feb, 12.45-1.30pm, SNG Hawthornden. Pamela Robertson, The Hunterian and University of Glasgow.

Celtic Connections and JD Fergusson

Tue 4 Feb, 12.45-1.30pm. Free but ticketed. SNG Hawthornden. Sheila McGregor, curator and art historian.

‘O DREAMLAND’: The Nation//Live on Film

Wed 12 Feb, 12.45-1.30pm, PG. Daniel Warren, filmmaker and Alistair Harkness, film critic.

Events A Pastoral Scene by François Boucher: Rustic Dalliance for a Paris Salon

Fri 14 Feb, 12.45-1.15pm, SNG. Dr James Lawson, University of Edinburgh.

Colour, Rhythm & Dance: Fergusson and France

Mon 17 Feb, 12.45-1.30pm. Free but ticketed. SNG Hawthornden. Elizabeth Cumming, art historian.

Collecting Cultures on the Move: The School of Scottish Studies and the Scottish Travellers in the 1950s

Tue 18 Feburary, 12.45-1.15pm, PG. Gary West, University of Edinburgh.

The ‘Scotch accent of mind’: Historicising the Referendum

Wed 26 Feb, 12.45-1.15pm, PG. Catriona Macdonald, University of Glasgow.

Mars, Venus and Cupid by Paolo Veronese

Fri 28 Feb, 12.45-1.15pm, SNG. Ola Wojtkiewicz, independent art historian.

Room for the Child: Louise Bourgeois and Psychoanalysis

Mon 3 Mar, 12.45-1.30pm. MOD ONE Studio. Meg Harris Williams, artist and writer.

Richard Dadd’s Portrait of Sir Alexander Morison

Tue 4 Mar, 12.45-1.30pm, SNG Hawthornden. Christopher Baker, Portrait Gallery.

SNG Scottish National Gallery (Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, Clore Education Centre, IT Gallery, Academy Building) PG Scottish National Portrait Gallery MOD ONE Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One) THE STUDIO MOD TWO Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern Two) OS Off-site

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Events

Music, Tours & Special Events

Music From Advent to Christmas

Thu 5 Dec, 1.15-1.45pm, PG. The Edinburgh University Singers conducted by John Kitchen.

Live Music Now: Ryan Young and Leo Forde

Thu 5 Dec, 6-6.30pm, PG. Fiddle and guitar.

Alina Bzhezhinska

Thu 20 Feb, 6-6.30pm, SNG. Harpist Alina Bzhezhinska.

Special Events Portrait Gallery Insights: Making History

Edinburgh Youth Choir

Thu 12 Dec, 5.30-6pm, PG. Imogen Gibbon, Portrait Gallery. Limited places, to book call 0131 624 6560.

Sangstream

Portrait Gallery Insights: The Nation//Live

Sat 7 Dec, 1-1.30pm, PG. Seasonal songs with the Edinburgh Youth Choir.

Sat 14 Dec, 1-1.30pm, SNG. Community choir singing Scots folk songs, traditional and modern.

Roots Pop-Ups

Sat 14 Dec, 2pm (20 mins), PG. Performers from around the world who took part the Nation//Live present their distinctive musical heritages.

Live Music Now: Oksana Mavrodii and Olga Jegunova

Thu 19 Dec, 6-6.30pm, SNG. Soprano and piano.

Live Music Now: Jeana Leslie and Siobhan Miller

Thu 9 Jan, 6-6.30pm, PG. Orkney fiddle, song and step dance.

Live Music Now: Arunda Trio

Thu 23 Jan, 6-6.30pm, SNG. Oboe, clarinet and bassoon. SNG Scottish National Gallery (Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, Clore Education Centre, IT Gallery, Academy Building) PG Scottish National Portrait Gallery MOD ONE Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One) THE STUDIO MOD TWO Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern Two) OS Off-site

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The Chalmers Ensemble

Thu 6 Feb, 6-6.30pm, PG. Romantic music for horn and strings.

Thu 9 Jan, 5.30-6pm, PG. Richie Cumming, Outreach Officer at NGS. Limited places, to book call 0131 624 6560.

Portrait Gallery Insights: The Modern Scot

Thu 13 Feb, 5.30-6pm, PG. Julie Lawson, Portrait Gallery. Limited places, to book call 0131 624 6560.

Historic Embroidery in Contemporary Times with Helen McCook

January: Fri 17, Sat 18, Thu 30 (Fri 31 am only); February: Sun 2, (Sat 15 am only), Sun 16 (Thu 20 & Fri 21 am only), 10.30am-12.30pm & 2-4.30pm. PG. Come and meet Helen McCook and watch her recreate fabrics of the past before your very eyes. Ask questions, get advice or bring your own hand stitching and join in.

The Gallery Book Lounge: Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise Sagan

Sun 26 Jan, 2-4.30pm. £12 (£10), MOD ONE. Ticket includes talk in ARTIST ROOMS: Louise Bourgeois, discussion and refreshments.

The Gallery Book Lounge: Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Sun 23 Feb, 2-4.30pm. £12 (£10), MOD TWO. Ticket includes talk in JD Fergusson, discussion and refreshments.


Music, Tours & Special Events

Events

Seasonal Song

Edinburgh Youth Choir by Andy McGregor

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without our annual concert at the Portrait Gallery featuring the Edinburgh University Singers, led by John Kitchen with their seasonal programme, From Advent to Christmas. We also welcome back the Edinburgh Youth Choir for songs and carols for a winter’s day and the following weekend, community choir Sangstream make their debut at the Galleries with a programme of Scots folk song, both traditional and modern. For details see listing, opposite.

Tours Portrait Gallery Thematic Tours

Portrait Gallery Architecture Tours

Saturdays: 7 Dec; 4 Jan; 1 Feb, 2-2.45pm & 3-3.45pm, PG. Monthly thematic tours of the collection. 7 Dec (White as Snow); 4 Jan (Celebration); 1 Feb (Love in the Frame). Meet in the Great Hall.

Saturdays: 18 Jan; 15 Feb, 2-2.45pm, PG. Meet in the Great Hall. Limited places, booking essential on 0131 624 6560.

Gallery of Modern Art Highlight Tours

Saturdays: 25 Jan; 22 Feb, 2-2.45pm & 3-3.45pm, SNG. Meet at the main entrance.

Saturdays: 14 Dec; 11 Jan; 8 Feb, 2-2.45pm & 3-3.45pm, MOD ONE. Meet at the main entrance.

Christmas Tour of the National Gallery

Sat 21 Dec, 2-2.45pm & 3-3.45pm, SNG. Christmas-themed tour. Meet at the main entrance.

National Gallery Highlights Tours

An Introduction to Modern Art - Looking

Mondays: 27 Jan; 24 Feb, 10.30am-12.30pm. £12 (£10), MOD ONE. Led by art historian Ola Wojtkiewicz.

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Workshops

Events Illustrating Books for Children

Saturdays: 7 Dec; 11 Jan & 8 Feb, 10.30am-12.30pm. £12 (£10), SNG Clore. With Vivian French & Kasia Matyjaszek (7 Dec); Natalie Russell & Stuart Simpson (11 Jan); Ross Collins & Leslie Barnes (8 Feb).

Introduction to Wood Engraving

Sat 7 & Sun 8 Dec, 10.30am-4pm. £60 (£55). SNG Clore. Led by Jonathan Gibbs, Edinburgh College of Art.

Easel Sketching in the Gallery

Thu 12 & Fri 13 Dec; Thu 16 & Fri 17 Jan; Thu 13 & Fri 14 Feb, 2-4pm, SNG. Drop-in sketching with Damian Callan.

Saturday Could be Creative Writing Day

Saturdays: 14 Dec; 18 Jan; 15 Feb, 10.15am-1.15pm. £12 (£10), SNG Clore. Led Emily Learmont and author Regi Claire.

Saturday Life Drawing Class

Saturdays: 14 Dec; 18 Jan; 15 Feb, 10.30am-12.30pm & 2-4pm. £12 (£10), SNG Clore. Led by artist Graham Flack.

Paint Like Fergusson

Tuesdays: 7, 14, 21 & 28 Jan; 4 Feb, 10.15am-1.15pm. £75 (£68), SNG Clore. Led by artist David Forster. First session takes place at MOD TWO.

The Drawing Room

Thursdays: 9 Jan; 13 Feb, 5.306.45pm, MOD ONE. Artist-led experimental drawing sessions. To book call 0131 624 6410 or email education@nationalgalleries.org

Working with Materials and Techniques: Sessions 1-4

Thursdays: 9 & 23 Jan; 6 & 20 Feb, 1.30-4.30pm. £15 (£12), SNG Clore. Led by artist Rosie Lesso.

The Tale of the Brush: A Year of Haiku and Calligraphy - Winter

Sat 11 Jan, 10.30am-4pm. £30 (£25), SNG Clore. Led by artist Campbell Sandilands and writer Helen Boden.

Experiments in Watercolour Inspired by Turner

Mon 13 Jan, 10.30am-4pm. £30 (£25), SNG Clore. Led by artist Emily Learmont.

Relief Printing: Life Size Portraits

Sat 8 & Sun 9 Feb, 10.30am-4pm. £60 (£55), PG & SNG. Led by artist and printmaker Sarah Gittins.

Drawing from Life: The Human Figure Clothed

Fridays: 28 Feb; 7, 14, 21 & 28 Mar, 1.30-4.30pm. £75 (£68), SNG Clore. Led by artist Damian Callan.

Drawing from life

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Drawing from life the human figure

The human figure both clothed and unclothed has been an endless source of inspiration and challenge to artists over the centuries. Artist Damian Callan leads a five-week course tackling the costumed model whilst monthly life drawing sessions with artist Graham Flack, running both morning and afternoon, provide an opportunity to spend an entire day improving your skills.


Communities & Outreach

Events

Gallery Socials Joseph Mallord William Turner, Loch Coruisk, Skye © National Galleries of Scotland, photography by AIC photography services

Join artists for relaxed guided tours for anyone affected by dementia, their friends, relatives and supporters. Tours will explore highlights from the permanent collection or special exhibitions and will begin with refreshments in the learning centre. See listings below for dates and times.

Special Event ‘Poor Things’ – Disability History Month Workshop

Tue 3 Dec, 10am-12noon, PG. Led by Disability History Scotland, this free discussion-based workshop and tour will explore the creation of the principles of the welfare state. To book a place call 0131 624 6560.

Gallery Social Tours Free, relaxed and informal guided tours for anyone affected by dementia and their relatives, friends or supporters. To book a place contact the Information Desk on 0131 624 6560. Tours include:

Turner in January

Fri 24 Jan, 10.30am-12noon, SNG

JD Fergusson: The Scottish Colourist

Fri 28 Feb, 10.30am-12noon, MOD TWO

Hearing Impaired Tours Free tours with portable loops for the hearing impaired, led by Tessa Asquith-Lamb. To book a place call 0131 624 6560. Tours include:

Making History

Sun 19 Jan, 11am-12noon, PG

SNG Scottish National Gallery (Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, Clore Education Centre, IT Gallery, Academy Building) PG Scottish National Portrait Gallery MOD ONE Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One) THE STUDIO MOD TWO Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern Two) OS Off-site

JD Fergusson: The Scottish Colourist

Sun 16 Feb, 11am-12noon, MOD TWO

Visually Impaired Tours & Workshops Free visually descriptive tours and practical workhops. To book a place call 0131 624 6560. Sessions include:

Turner in January

Wed 8 Jan, 10am-3.30pm, SNG

Embroidery Artist Helen McCook

Mon 3 Feb, 10am-3.30pm, PG. Session 1 of 2. Work with embroiderer Helen McCook from the Royal School of Needlework.

ARTIST ROOMS: Louise Bourgeois

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Children & Families

Events

Big Ears, Little Ears - Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Big Ears Little Ears by Zoe Sadler

Just one of the family treats in our box of festive goodies this year, parents and their young babies (12 months and under) are invited to join a small ensemble from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra for a special festive concert in the Portrait Gallery Great Hall. A chance for mums, dads, grandparents and carers to experience high quality music with their infants in an informal, relaxed atmosphere. Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Friday 6 December, 11am (45mins). To book free places call 0131 624 6560. All events are free and suitable for ages 4-12 unless otherwise stated.

Regular Drop-In Art Maker - New!

Sundays: 1 Dec; 5 Jan; 2 Feb, 2-4pm, SNG. Join the Art Maker Club and make your own masterpieces.

Portrait Detectives!

Sundays: 8 Dec; 12 Jan; 9 Feb, 2-4pm, PG. Follow clues and solve a mystery from history.

Bags of Art

Sundays: 15 Dec; 19 Jan; 16 Feb, 2-4pm, MOD ONE. Cool and creative fun with artists Tessa Asquith-Lamb and Louise Fraser.

Meet the Ancestors - The Babbling Burns

Sun 26 Jan, 2pm, 2.45pm, 3.30pm (30 mins), PG. Join Macastory for a fun-filled investigation into the secret works of Robert Burns.

Meet the Ancestors - Spinning Yarns

Sun 23 Feb, 2pm, 2.45pm, 3.30pm (30 mins), PG. Join storyteller and musician Marion Kenny as she weaves a web of tales to celebrate gallery embroiderer, Helen McCook. 32

Friends

Special & Holiday Activities Big Ears, Little Ears (Ages 12 months & under)

Fri 6 Dec, 11am (45 mins), PG. Special festive concert for parents and young babies with musicians from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. To book a place call 0131 624 6560.

Presents under the Tree

Sat 7 Dec, 2pm, 2.45pm, 3.30pm (30 mins), PG. Make beautiful gifts underneath our Christmas tree.

Winter Wonders

Sat 14 Dec, 2-4pm, SNG. Explore wintery works in the gallery and create something special.

Tales under the Tree

Sun 15 Dec,2pm, 2.45pm, 3.30pm (30 mins), PG. Why did the Queen have a cold, cold heart? Why do we put tinsel on the tree? Join storyteller Susan Wilson for a host of seasonal stories.

The Big Stitch Up! (Age 7+)

Sat 15 & Fri 21 Feb, 1.30-4.30pm, PG. Join Helen McCook and help create a giant group work in the Great Hall using super-size stitches and lots of imagination! See preview, above, right. Regular Drop-in family activities supported by the Friends of the National Galleries of Scotland.


Children & Families

Events

The Big Stitch Up!

See listings below, left for dates and times.

Drawing with Thread (Ages 7+)

Thu 20 Feb, 2pm & 3.30pm (1hr), PG. Tired of paint and brushes? Embroidery artist Helen McCook will help you explore the exciting world of fabrics, colour and threads. To book a place call 0131 624 6560.

Exhibitions Picture Hooks

31 October-28 Feb 2014, IT Gallery. A free exhibition of work by ten illustrators for children.

Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools 2013

Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh until 9 Jan 2014; Rothes Hall, Fife: 13 Jan–27 March 2014. The first leg of the exhibition tour of the winning works from our annual competition for schools.

Festival Family Cinema Scottish National Gallery, Hawthornden Lecture Theatre Dates – 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 December Times – 10.30am and 2pm each day Escape the cold weather this Christmas and join us at the Scottish National Gallery for some classic Christmas movies in the comfort of our cinema. Bring the kids along to watch Polar Express, Elf, A Christmas Carol, Home Alone, and more. There are also opportunities to extend your trip by enjoying some fabulous festive food in The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant. A fantastic, affordable family day out! For more details and to book visit www.nationalgalleries.org or call 0131 624 6239. 33

© Andy McGregor

This February half-term, we are lucky enough to have embroidery artist Helen McCook at the Portrait Gallery. Inspired by the Great Hall and William Hole’s frieze, join Helen for the Big Stitch Up! and help create a giant communal work of art, experimenting with colour, texture and super-size stitches. In Drawing with Thread, explore the exciting world of fabrics and work on a project of your own. To celebrate the theme, storyteller and musician Marion Kenny will be spinning yarns in the gallery.


Surface View

National Galleries of Scotland have partnered with innovative home decor company Surface View to launch a range of bespoke printed products based on works from the Galleries’ collection. Among the products available are fine art prints, large scale wall murals, ceramic tiles and Formica table tops All products are made in Britain. National Galleries of Scotland customers can enjoy a 10% discount off their first order using the code NGS10SV online at www.surfaceview.co.uk Offer expires 31 December 2013.

Venues to celebrate… The Scottish National Portrait Gallery reopened in December 2011 after extensive refurbishment, and is now one of Edinburgh’s most beautiful venues. With stained glass windows, painted murals and stunning architecture, this is the perfect space to hold an event. Choose between grand receptions in the atmospheric Great Hall, or elegant dinners surrounded by 18th-century masterpieces in the Ramsay Room. Now, to celebrate this glorious venue, we are offering hire for only £1000 if you hold your event in January, February or March of 2014. To book call 0131 624 6239, email events@nationalgalleries.org or visit nationalgalleries.org/venuehire for more details.

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Shopping

Shop at the Galleries Be it a festive gift, something practical but beautiful or an indulgent treat, the National Galleries shops have it. Read up on Fergusson in our new catalogue, put your world in order with some gorgeous stationery or sup the classiest coffee in our Bourgeois mugs. Louise Bourgeois Set of four mugs £49.99

Cubebot from £9.95

Large orange leather bound notebook £13.50 Reverend Walker sketchbook £3.50

Diana and Her Nymphs mug £7.95 and magnet £2.95

The Scottish Colourist Series: JD Fergusson exhibition catalogue £14.95 artist rooms

ARTIST ROOMS Louise Bourgeois, A Woman Without Secrets exhibition catalogue £12.95

Louise Bourgeois A womAn without secrets

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Portrait

National Modern

How to find us Find us in the heart of Edinburgh at the centre of Princes Street on the Mound. As well as playing host to special exhibitions, we’re home to a substantial part of the permanent collection, the Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, Clore Education Centre and IT Gallery. The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

Join us just 5 minutes walk from Princes Street, round the corner from St Andrew’s Square. Refurbished in 2011, we’re home to three floors of portraiture from the last 500 years plus contemporary photography space, The Mapplethorpe Gallery. 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD

Located just 10 minutes walk from the west end of Princes Street, discover an outstanding collection of modern and contemporary art set within a beautiful sculpture park. 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DR

Gallery bus We run a free regular bus service between the Scottish National Gallery and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. To view the bus timetable visit nationalgalleries.org/bus By Train The Scottish National Gallery and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery are a few minutes from Waverley Station. The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is a short walk from Haymarket Station. Parking There is metered parking at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and near the Scottish National Gallery and Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Disabled parking facilities are available at the Scottish National Gallery and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Cycling There are cycle racks at all of our sites and lockers for storage of belongings.

For further information visit nationalgalleries.org or call 0131 624 6200. National Galleries of Scotland is a charity registered in Scotland (No. SC003728)


What's On at the National Galleries of Scotland Winter 2013-2014