Lecture or talk Adults

Books in Focus: Sketchbooks

  • Thursday 4 and Saturday 6 April, 2.30-3.30pm
FREE

Limited places, booking essential

About

Our series of ‘Books in Focus’ sessions focuses on artists’ books and archive material held in the special collections of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. This session will look at a selection of sketchbooks by Scottish artists or artists working in Scotland, including a group of working sketchbooks used en plein air by William McTaggart from around 1863 to 1881 and the fascinating sketchbooks of his grandson Sir William MacTaggart. It will also feature 20th century artists including Oskar Kokoschka, Joan Eardley and Josef Sekalski.

If you reserve a space but find you can no longer attend, please let us know by either sending an email to gmaarchives@nationalgalleries.org or phone 0131 624 6210 so we can offer your space to someone on the waiting list.

William McTaggart A Sketchbook About 1883
Event accessibility

Event accessibility

  • Wheelchair access

Gallery facilities

In order to protect our vulnerable works of art from any kind of accidental damage we kindly ask all visitors to either carry their rucksack/backpack by hand or place it in a locker.

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Public toilets
  • On-site parking (£2)
  • Disabled parking
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack

Getting here

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is located 15 minutes’ walk from Princes Street. It includes two buildings, Modern One and Modern Two, set in a beautiful sculpture park.

75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR

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