An active publishing programme through magazines and books is part of the Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation’s goals. Our recent books cover brief illustrated histories of the Scottish Colourists and the Glasgow Girls and Boys, both of which also serve as guides to their touring exhibitions.
Scottish Art News magazine is published biannually in the Spring and Autumn and is the only publication dedicated to Scottish art and creativity – covering news, features, interviews, criticism, scholarship and listings on historic and contemporary art.
Its publication underpins the Foundation’s goal of promoting Scottish art and creativity by spreading the word to a targeted distribution of key groups with an interest in Scottish art, which embraces policy makers, government ministers, museum curators, artists, critics, art correspondents, digital, print and broadcast editors, dealers and auctioneers as well as art historians, academics and the Scottish cultural diaspora. It is also distributed through gallery and museum bookshops across Scotland.
For enquires about advertising in Scottish Art News, please contact director James Knox
Today, the four artists known as the Scottish Colourists - SJ Peploe, JD Fergusson, FCB Cadell and Leslie Hunter - are acknowledged as one of the most talented, experimental and distinctive groups in 20th century British art. This book tells the story of their lives and their art; from the birth of the movements, led by Peploe and Fergusson, in the artistic ferment of Paris before the Frist World War, to its coming of age in the 1920s when the four artists first showed as a quartet, winning renown as masters of luminous colour and contemporary design. The story concludes with their glorious late maturity as landscape painters, entranced by the distinctive beauty of Scottish light.
64 pages, 9.5 x 7.5 cm, colour illustrations throughout, £9.95.Order a copy from The Scottish Gallery
The Glasgow Girls and Boys were a group of rebellious young artists who sprang to prominence in the early 1880s as radical painters of rural life in all its stark reality. This book tells their story from their early days painting in rural communities in Scotland and France, to their coming together in Glasgow as painters of modern life, to their years of international fame, hailed as some of the most innovative and experimental painters in Europe and America. For the first time, the pioneering women appear alongside their male counterparts, also revealing the challenges faced by women seeking to forge careers as artists. Numbering around twenty painters, the group includes John Lavery, Bessie MacNicol, James Guthrie, Joseph Crawhall, Edward Walton, Edward Hornel and Flora Macdonald Reid.
64 pages, 9.5 x 7.5 cm, colour illustrations throughout, £9.95Order a copy from The Scottish Gallery
In an age when women are very much part of the contemporary art scene in Scotland, it is easy to forget that their predecessors through the 18th, 19th and well into the 20th centuries often faced an uphill struggle. This book charts and celebrates the story of these Scottish women, from their emergence in the art world in the eighteenth century to today’s internationally recognised stars.
The book introduces a selection of over 60 artists exploring their professional and personal journeys. It includes the pioneering Catherine Read, breakthrough Victorians such as Phoebe Anna Traquair and 1880s Glasgow Girl, Bessie MacNicol. Twentieth century artists range from Beatrice Huntingdon and Anne Redpath to Joan Eardley, Elizabeth Blackadder, Victoria Crowe and Alison Watt. The story is brought to a triumphant conclusion with the winners and headliners of the Turner Prize and the Venice Biennale.
Along the way, author, Charlotte Rostek, showcases works of integrity and beauty which place women at the heart of the story of Scottish art. Published by The Fleming Collection.
64 pages, 9.5 x 7.5 cm, colour illustrations throughout, £9.95
Purchase a copy from The Scottish Gallery