James Knox will tell the history of the Fleming Collection since its founding in 1968 when paintings were bought to hang in the Fleming family bank. The collection became a charitable art foundation on the sale of the bank in 2000, endowed by members of the family, to enhance and promote Scottish art and creativity outside Scotland. It is the finest collection of Scottish art outside institutions, and tells the story of Scottish art from the 17th Century to the present day. Key works include the earliest painting in the collection, George Jamesone's 1633 portrait of Robert the Bruce, and highlights are the Colourist and Highland Clearance paintings which form the basis of touring exhibitions, as part of the Collection's 'museum without walls strategy’, to show the works outside Scotland. To mark the 50th anniversary of the Collection James will show their latest acquisition, a marvellous sculpture by Ian Hamilton Finlay.

This lecture is very kindly sponsored by Stonehage Fleming.

James Knox, formerly managing director of The Art Newspaper has been appointed as the new Director of the Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation.

This event has been organised by the Jersey Fundraising Committee Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Jersey Museum

The Weighbridge, St Helier, St Helier, JE2 3NG

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To book, please contact Anne Binney on jersey@artfund.org.uk or call 01534863129

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