Modern Scottish Women Artists show opens at SNGMA

Geoffrey Bertram, Chairman of the Barns-Graham Charitable Trust, with Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Photo © National Galleries of Scotland and Neil Hanna

A successful launch at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

The Private View to mark the opening of the exhibition Modern Scottish Women Painters and Sculptors 1885-1965 was a great success. The guest of honour was Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon; who better to open this exhibition than Scotland's leading woman? MSWP&S  has already garnered a good number of positive critical reviews in the Press as well as featuring as one the UK’s must see shows. The curator, Alice Strang, who also happens to be one of our trustees, was interviewed on BBC Radio Scotland last week, and images from the show can be seen on the BBC web site. There is considerable interest in the exhibition and it is very fortuitous that the Barns-Graham Charitable Trust is sponsoring it along with a sorority of women across Scotland. The Trust's profile is being presented to new audiences.



Alice’s radio interview can be heard here – scroll through/move forward to the 50 minute mark

and here are two reviews from those to date:

The Glasgow Herald

The Telegraph
















Geoffrey Bertram, Chairman, speaking at Modern Scottish Women Artists opening. Photo © National Galleries of Scotland and Neil Hanna
The Barns-Graham Trust trustees and Collection Manager at opening of Barns-Graham prints display. Photo © National Galleries of Scotland and Neil Hanna
Nicola Sturgeon delivering her opening speech

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