Kirkcudbright: Art and Artists in the Scottish National Gallery collection

Kirkcudbright: Art and Artists in the Scottish National Gallery collection

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Join Dr Freya Spoor online to discuss artworks in the national collection that have been created by artists who worked in Kirkcudbright!

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Kirkcudbright is an important centre for creativity in the history of Scottish art. In the 1880s, a thriving artists’ colony was established in the town. Over the years, it attracted a host of Scottish artists including E. A. Hornel, William Stewart MacGeorge, Jessie M King, E. A. Taylor and Samuel Peploe. The local area inspired their work but equally significant for their artistic development was the time spent working closely alongside their peers.

Join Dr Freya Spoor as she discusses artworks in the national collection that have been created by artists who worked at the artists’ colony in Kirkcudbright between 1880 and 1930. Using specific examples, she will draw out the connections between the artists who worked in Kirkcudbright and explore how their time there impacted on their practice.

Dr Freya Spoor is the assistant curator for the Celebrating Scotland’s Art: the Scottish National Gallery project. This major capital project will transform the way the nation’s collection of historic Scottish art is displayed. As part of the project, a series of roadshow talks have been organised that highlight how places and communities across Scotland are represented in the national collection.

Image Credits: A Sketching Party Featuring Jessie Marion King, Mrs Ernest Archibald Taylor, 1875 - 1949

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