A Magician of the Brush: Robin Philipson

I am delighted to be chairing the on-line talk A ‘Magician of the Brush’: Robin Philipson, to be given by Elizabeth Cumming for members of the Scottish Society for Art History, at 6.30pm on Tuesday… View Post

Scottish Women Artists in Glasgow

I look forward to talking about Scottish women artists when I give my lecture ‘The First Women of the Royal Scottish Academy‘ to members of GAFAS, the Glasgow Antiques and Fine Arts Society, on 15… View Post

A Quartet of Events!

Please join me at a quartet of events in Spring 2021, looking at ‘Inspiring Women Artists‘, ‘Arran in the National Collection‘, ‘Women Artists at the Royal Scottish Academy in the 1920s‘ and ‘Paula Rego: Obedience… View Post

The Joy of Yellow

Yellow is the colour of Spring and with daffodils at their peak, let’s look at how modern Scottish artists have introduced the joy of yellow into their work. Dorothy Johnstone (1892-1980) In Black and Yellow… View Post

Four of the First: Women Pioneers at the Royal Scottish Academy

Joyce W. Cairns (b.1947) was elected the first female President of the Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture on 28 November 2018. To mark the second anniversary of this historic occasion, I look at… View Post