- Thursday 23 February, 6–8pm
Tickets on sale from 10am on Tuesday 7 February
Join Lachlan Goudie, renowned contemporary Scottish artist, broadcaster and presenter of BBC Four's The Story of Scottish Art discussing his new book. The Story of Scottish Art is a page-turning narrative full of scandals and rebellions, seismic historical events and personal tragedies that inspired or destroyed artists. Lachlan brings these artists' stories to life, offering his perspective as a contemporary Scottish painter with a deep personal connection to Scotland's artistic heritage. Richly illustrated with diverse artworks from both famous and less well-known artists, including sculpture, photography and architecture alongside a strong tradition of Scottish painting, he explores what is distinctive about Scottish art and how the cultural identity of Scotland has developed through the ages. Connecting Scotland to the global story of art, showing how Scottish artists have engaged with art traditions outside of Scotland and how they have influenced such movements as Art Nouveau (Charles Rennie Mackintosh) and Pop Art (Eduardo Paolozzi).
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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.
The Scottish National Gallery can be found just off Princes Street in the city centre.
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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