Conferences, Study Days & Academic Courses

Study days and academic courses are programmed throughout the year.

See the What's On calendar for more details.

Women in Scottish Art 1885-1965

Saturday 23 January, 10am-5pm
£18 (£12 for Our Friends and SSAH members).

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre (Scottish National Gallery)

A study day organised by the Scottish Society for Art History on the occasion of the exhibition Modern Scottish Women: Painters and Sculptors 1885-1965 which explores the role of women in Scottish art at that time. The study day will showcase new research on lesser known female artists and their widening opportunities through education, exhibitions, social and professional networks.

Tickets must be booked in advance and are available via Eventbrite (tickets are not available from the National Galleries of Scotland).


10.00am Welcome
10.30am Alice Strang: Modern Scottish Women: Curating Women Painters and Sculptors
10.55am Allan Lennie: Amelia and Noel Paton - A Sibling Rivalry
11.15am Joanna Soden: The Edinburgh Atelier, an Opportunity for Women Artists?
11.35am Questions
11.55am Break for lunch
1.15pm Siân Reynolds: Scottish Women Artists’ Training: the Paris Connection
1.35am Matthew Jarron: “Placed under no disqualification” - Women Artists in She-Town
1.55pm Phyllida Shaw: “An undoubted genius” –
2.15pm Questions
2.35pm Break
3.05pm Emma Smith & Gordon Brennan: The Gillies Family: an Alternative Success Story
3.25pm Philip Kelleway: The Zinkeisen Sisters and Celebrity Culture
3.45pm Peggy Beardmore: From the Beginning with Frances Walker: An Exploration of Lifelong Practice
4.05pm Questions
4.30pm End

For more information call 01382 384310.