A Scottish Colourist Staycation

Can’t go away for a Spring break because of you know what? Let’s go on a Scottish Colourist staycation instead! The four painters, F. C. B. Cadell (1883-1937), J. D. Fergusson (1874-1961), G. L. Hunter… View Post

From Arran to the National Collection

I am delighted that my paper proposal ‘From Arran to the National Collection: Early Twentieth-Century Responses to the Island’s Landscape’ has been selected for inclusion in the Arran Arts Heritage Trail on-line symposium ‘The Isle… View Post

Scottish Art in the 1920s Lecture

I will be giving a free lecture to accompany the exhibition Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s at the City Art Centre, Edinburgh. It is called ‘Proposed and Seconded: The Royal Scottish Academy Nomination… View Post

Happy 40th Birthday City Art Centre!

The City Art Centre, part of Museums & Galleries Edinburgh, opened in 1980. To mark its 40th birthday, I was asked to contribute to an Art UK curation by choosing my favourite painting from their… View Post

Modern Scottish Work in Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery suggested that I write about modern Scottish art in their collection on the subject of ‘work’. I accepted the challenge! We decided on the following themes: How does work relate to time?… View Post