Lecture or talk Our Friends

Kathleen Soriano | the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Scottish National Gallery Hawthornden Lecture Theatre
  • Tuesday 9 May, 6–8pm
£14, Friends and guests

Booking essential


Kathleen Soriano will take us on a fascinating 'walk' through her 35-year career in the international art world involving encounters with both angel and demon artists, the championing of the lesser-known, a passion for truth and beauty as well as for the value of art. Alongside such tales she will consider the joys and idiosyncrasies of some of the major art organisations that she has worked with, as well as her experiences of some of their leaders. Revealing the secrets of a successful independent working life in the arts after 30 years of institutional working, Kathleen will also delve into her TV experiences since 2013 as judge of Sky Arts' Portrait Artist of the Year and Landscape Artist of the Year series.

Kathleen Soriano

Event accessibility

Event accessibility

  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop

Gallery facilities

Detailed information on accessibility at the National Galleries of Scotland

We are currently working on improving our galleries. During this time some rooms will be closed and some facilities will be temporarily removed. There will be limited disabled access to some areas.

There is limited on street parking close by including for those with a blue badge.

  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Public toilets
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack
  • Café
  • Restaurant
Getting here

Getting here

The Scottish National Gallery can be found just off Princes Street in the city centre.

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  • Open daily, 10am–5pm
The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

Lecture or talk Our Friends

Kathleen Soriano | the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Booking essential
Our Friends

Our Friends

Friends of the Galleries get free unlimited entry to all exhibitions, and enjoy a wide range of exclusive benefits including early exhibition access, special events and 10% discount in our cafes.

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