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Paula Rego: Obedience and Defiance

  • Wednesday 22 January 2020 and Wednesday 29 January 2020, 6.30-8.30pm
£ 14.00

Sold out online. Please contact the Friends Office on 0300 003 0062 to check further availability or be added to the waiting list.


This is the first major retrospective of Paula Rego’s work to be held in Scotland. Rego was born in Portugal in 1935 and has been based in London since 1974. The exhibition spans her celebrated career from the 1960s to now. It features over 60 of the intense and passionate paintings, drawings and prints for which Rego is admired, in which she courageously tackles issues including political tyranny, social injustice and gender discrimination. Organised by MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, the exhibition has been described by The Guardian as ‘an exhilarating ride, one that is thought-provoking, funny and sometimes desperately painful’. Alice Strang, Senior Curator at the National Galleries of Scotland, will guide us round the exhibition.

Paula Rego, Impailed, 2008, Private Collection, © Paula Rego, courtesy of Marlborough, New York and London

Event accessibility

Event accessibility

  • Large print labels
  • Wheelchair access

Gallery facilities

The Changing Places toilet is located in the rear car park of Modern One with accessible parking spaces located nearby. The unit is open 9am-5pm, every day, a key is not required.

A full accessibility guide is available at for Modern One and Modern Two.

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accessible toilets
  • Changing places toilet
  • 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.

In addition to the transport options below there are bike racks at each site and Just Eat Cycle Hire stations nearby.

75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR

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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