This winter, come visit us at National Galleries of Scotland and find ideas and stories that connect with you. Discover work from artists filled with tenacity, drive, and a sense of discovery in our exhibition and events programme. Be it in the unflinching world views in the work of Paula Rego, the ingenious, astral collaborations of Katie Paterson in NOW, the uncovering of touching human stories in the BP Portrait Award 2019, or the documenting of a century of Scotland’s evolution in Scotland’s Photograph Album: The MacKinnon Collection.
Paula Rego | Obediance and Defiance
Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art (Modern Two)
23 November 2019-16 February 2020
This ambitious retrospective of the Portuguese artist’s work brings politics to the fore like never before. Spanning Rego’s career from the 1950s through to 2012, Rego addresses António de Oliveira Salazar’s fascist regime, the 1997 referendum on legalising abortion in Portugal, the invasion of Iraq in 2003 by the United States, and from 2009, female genital mutilation – all of which resonate strongly with contemporary feminist and political issues.
NOW | Katie Paterson, Darren Almond, Shona Macnaughton, Lucy Raven
Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art (Modern One)
26 October 2019-31 May 2020
Celebrated Scottish artist Katie Paterson leads the sixth and final instalment of our contemporary art exhibiton series, as she explores theme of time through incredible, inspired collaborations with everyone from NASA to Margaret Atwood.
Scotland's Photograph Album | The MacKinnon Collection
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
16 November 2019-16 February 2020
Said by the BBC to be “one of the most significant photography collections in decades", The MacKinnon Collection is an incredible visual documentary of the last 150 years of Scotland as capture through the camera lens.