The first major retrospective in Scotland of Peter Doig, whose paintings encapsulate a twilight world suspended between memory and fantasy.

Peter Doig’s paintings inhabit the dreamlike hinterlands of a poem. They are strange and exotic, yet almost always rooted in familiar symbolism.

His influences range from the gory to the sublime, like horror B movies, fetid swamps and snowy scenes. They incorporate cultural and childhood references, with many of his ideas originating from film stills and old photographs.

Born in Edinburgh, raised in Canada and now based in Trinidad, Doig’s paintings mix the aimless sensibility of a drifter with the faded aesthetic of a 1970s Polaroid snapshot.

Scottish National Gallery

The Mound, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH2 2EL

0131 624 6200


Opening times

Daily, 10am –​ 5pm (until 7pm Thur) Extended opening until 6pm during August

Free to all

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