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The Glasgow Boys & Girls

Unfortunately due to the upcoming lockdown beginning on Thursday 5 November, the remainder of this exhibition after Wednesday 4 November has been cancelled. If you have tickets for Wednesday 4 November then the exhibition will be open as normal however the only entrance for The Gallery will be from the town walls as the YHA will be closed. If you have booked tickets for any dates from  5 - 15 November we will be in touch asap. Thank you for your continued support.

PLEASE NOTE: Visitors can book to visit during a hourly timeslot between 11am - 3pm. You can also visit without a ticket, but priority will be given to those who have booked tickets, so you may need to wait for entry if the gallery has reached capacity.


You must only book tickets for you and members of your household and / or social bubble. Maximum 6 tickets per booking.


You won't receive a ticket or need to collect a ticket for this booking. You can bring your email confirmation with you, but gallery staff will also have details of your booking.

The Glasgow Boys and Girls represent the beginnings of modern Scottish painting in the early 1880s, united by their disillusionment with the academic painting of the time, they began to paint contemporary rural subjects, working outdoors and painting directly in front of their subject.
 
Ticketing Guidelines

You can arrive at any point during your booked hour timeslot i.e if you book for 11am, you should arrive between 11am-12pm. You can stay in the gallery as long as you want once you have arrived.

If you arrive outside of your hourly timeslot you may need to wait for entry if the gallery has reached capacity.

You can also visit without a ticket, but priority will be given to those who have booked tickets, so you may need to wait for entry if the gallery has reached capacity.

Visitors who don’t book will also be required to give their contact details for NHS Test and Trace.

All visitors must also wear a face covering when in the gallery, unless exempt

You can read about other guidelines we have in place for visitors HERE.

About the exhibition

The Glasgow Boys and Girls represent the beginnings of modern Scottish painting in the early 1880s, united by their disillusionment with the academic painting of the time, they began to paint contemporary rural subjects, working outdoors and painting directly in front of their subject.

The exhibition brings together nearly forty paintings and watercolours, including works from every significant member of the group, and focuses on the period between 1880-1895, when the Glasgow Boys and Girls were at the height of their creativity.

Developed in partnership with the renowned Fleming Collection the exhibition features standout works from their collection including paintings by Sir John Lavery’s, The Blue Hungarians (1888); Joseph Crawhall‘s The Bull Ring, Algeciras/Bullfight (1891) and Girl Reading (1896) by George Henry. These are accompanied by a group of rarely seen works from private collections by Edward Arthur Walton, Bessie MacNicol and John Lavery.

Many of the rural subjects in the exhibition where painted at Cockburnspath, the Berwickshire village, up the coast from the Granary Gallery, which became an artists’ colony, frequented by all the main members of the Glasgow school, during the early 1880s.

The Glasgow Boys & Girls seeks to bring new and greater appreciation for the talents of several female artists, including Flora Macdonald Reid, whose work Fieldworkers (1883), which was painted when she was just 23 years old, is included in the exhibition. It has since come to be recognised as one of the Fleming Collection’s most important works and deemed to be the finest example of Reid's works outside public institutions.
Year: 2020
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