Modern Scottish Women: Painters and Sculptors 1885-1965
7 Nov 2015 – 26 Jun 2016
This survey show focuses on the careers of female artists in Scotland from the 17th century up until the 1960s.
Over 80 works drawn primarily from the National Galleries of Scotland illustrate the careers of celebrated and lesser-known practitioners, including sculptor Phyllis Bone (the first female member of the Royal Scottish Academy); painter Joan Eardley; and Dorothy Carleton Smyth, both a portraitist and costumier who was appointed as director of Glasgow School of Art in 1933, but died before she could assume the post.
The exhibition explores the changing opportunities for female artists in Scotland – both in training and in practice – as well as highlighting their often overlooked contribution to this period of art history.