- 1st December 2011 − 3rd June 2012
This display comprises some of Scotland’s most famous faces from Sir Sean Connery to David Tennant in a new collection of photographic portraits. Hot Scots, a display of 18 works recently acquired for the national collection, takes in a sweep of the nation’s contemporary culture and features Scottish names from TV, film and music including current Hollywood stars James McAvoy and Gerard Butler. Among the other new portraits on show will be images of Dr Who actor Karen Gillan, writer Armando Iannucci, singer Paolo Nutini, Michelin star chef Tom Kitchin and artist and playwright John Byrne. The portraits have been taken by celebrated photographers from Eva Vermandel to Albert Watson. This exhibition showcases the figures who are putting Scotland on the world’s radar in exciting, creative ways.