Events & Exhibitions

Current and Past Events & Exhibitions

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Dislocations: Territories, Landscapes and Other Spaces

Dislocations is a group exhibition featuring the work of contemporary artists, with loans of work by Ian hamilton Finlay from the Fleming Collection. The artists included here reframe the ways we inhabit, perceive and represent the natural world. They direct our attention to sites, spaces and experiences often overlooked in traditional landscapes and question what belonging in or to such places might look like beyond attempts at mastery or idealisation.

  • mapThe Hunterian, Glasgow
  • calander05 October - 05 December 2021

The Scottish Colourists

Featuring 27 works from the Fleming Collection, this exhibition celebrates work from the four key Scottish Colourist artists, alongside artists who were early influencers of their work.

  • mapInverness Museum and Art Gallery
  • calander26 June - 28 August 2021
Online Lecture

Scottish Portraits as Biography

The only festival to celebrate biography and memoir, the Boswell Book Festival is one of the most prestigious cultural events in Scotland. This year, a series of short talks under the theme of Scottish Portraits as Biography, will be presented throughout, partially hosted by Fleming Collection Director James Knox, along with James Holloway, former Director of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and David Eustace, internationally acclaimed Scottish photographer.

  • mapBoswell Book Festival
  • calander11 June - 13 June 2021

The Glasgow Girls and Boys

The Glasgow Girls and Boys were a group of radical young artists, who rebelled against the jaded Victorian passion for highland scenes and story-telling pictures. With thanks to additional loans from private lenders and the National Galleries of Scotland, this display of the pivotal, late 19th century group of artists will highlight their talent and breadth of work. Kirkcudbright, the Artists' Town, was itself a home and inspiration to a number of the Glasgow Girls and Boys, including E A Hornel, Jessie M King and George Henry.

  • mapKirkcudbright Galleries
  • calander05 June - 12 September 2021
Online Exhibition

Darkness into Light: the Emotional Power of Art

Art has rarely been more needed than during this time of a global pandemic. Presciently, in 2018, the Sheffield Millennium Gallery staged an exhibition of works from the Fleming Collection, the Ingram Collection and the Jerwood Collection, which explored, largely through work chosen from the 20th century, art’s capacity to stir our emotions from deepest despair to unbridled joy. Its title, 'Darkness into Light', summed up today’s febrile mood, which is why the Fleming Collection has reprised an online version of this exhibition.

  • mapArt UK
  • calander25 February - 12 May 2021
Online Event

French Art and Scotch Ideas: The Scottish Enlightenment and The Dawn of Modernity in French Art

A lecture by Duncan Macmillan, Emeritus Professor in the History of Scottish Art at the University of Edinburgh where he pioneered the teaching of Scottish art as a university subject. This is the first event in a year-long collaboration between the Paul Mellon Centre and the Fleming Collection that will focus on aspects of Scottish art, both current and neglected. Recently, the Fleming Collection gifted its specialist library to PMC as a contribution to building an unrivalled resource for British art studies open to all.

  • mapPaul Mellon Centre
  • calander10 February - 10 February 2021
Online Event

Emerging Scottish Artist of the Year Award

Last year, on the advice of the Fleming Collection, Scotland House London chose the work of an emerging Scottish artist to hang for a year as part of a new award in support of contemporary Scottish talent. This award was given to Brandon Logan, a graduate from Edinburgh College of Art who showed work in the Royal Scottish Academy’s 'New Contemporaries’ exhibition in early 2020. Logan creates abstract wall hangings that explore broad themes of time, labour and tradition in the context of his place of birth, Orkney.

Please join us for a webinar on the 3rd February to hear the artist in conversation with James Knox, Director of the Fleming Collection, and to see some of his artwork. 

  • mapScotland House, London
  • calander03 February - 03 February 2021
Online Event

'The Glasgow Girls and Boys' Book Launch

Join Fleming Collection Director James Knox and Scottish Gallery Managing Director Christina Jansen on Zoom as they discuss our recently published book, 'The Glasgow Girls and Boys'. They will discuss how he came to write the book, the challenges in marshalling the lives and achievements of twenty artists, why the women artists have been neglected until now, and what his discoveries were while researching the book and curating the exhibition that it pairs with.

  • mapThe Scottish Gallery
  • calander02 December - 02 December 2020
Online Exhibition

The Scottish Colourists Curation

Today, the four artists known as the Scottish Colourists, S.J. Peploe, J.D. Fergusson, G.L. Hunter and F.C.B. Cadell, are acknowledged as one of the most talented and distinctive groups in 20th century British art. They emerged as a quartet relatively late in their careers when their Glasgow dealer staged a group show in Paris in 1924 and another the following year in London, turning a loose affiliation of friends bound by common artistic goals into a movement. The group's first show being in Paris was appropriate as their love of France and the influence of the Post-Impressionists and the 'wild beasts' of the Fauves became a defining characteristic of their development as artists.

  • mapArt UK
  • calander21 October - 21 December 2020

The Glasgow Boys and Girls

The Glasgow Boys and Girls were a group of radical young artists, who rebelled against the jaded Victorian passion for highland scenes and story-telling pictures. The exhibition brings together over thirty paintings and watercolours and focuses on the period between 1880-1895, when the group was at the height of their creativity.

  • mapGranary Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed
  • calander05 September - 15 November 2020

The Fleming Collection recommends

Online Lecture

French Art and Scotch Ideas

  • map Paul Mellon Centre

Shorts: Concrete Poet

  • calander 2021-02-25 - 2022-01-25

Joan Eardley & Catterline

  • map National Galleries Scotland
  • calander 2021-05-16

Survey II

  • map Jerwood Arts, London
  • calander 2021-10-01 - 2021-12-11

Margaret Mellis: Modernist Constructs

  • map Towner Eastbourne
  • calander 2021-10-16 - 2022-01-30

Maud Sulter: The Centre of the Frame

  • map New Hall Art Collection, Cambridge
  • calander 2021-09-04 - 2022-01-02

Lucy McKenzie

  • map Tate Liverpool
  • calander 2022-03-13