About the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust


The Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust was established by the Scottish artist Wilhelmina Barns-Graham in 1987.

Barnaloft Studio, 1985. WBG working on an oil painting Summer Painting No.2 which is in the Barns-Graham Charitable Trust collection (BGT463). Photo: David Crane.

Our Role

The Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust exists to enhance the reputation and understanding of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham as one of Britain’s most significant 20th century artists, and through her legacy support young people and other individuals to fulfil their potential in the visual arts.

The Trust is registered as a charity in Scotland No. SCO16854.

An acrylic painting with an abstract composition of vertical brushstrokes in bright colours on a dark grey background

Our Aims

The aims of the trust are:

  • To foster, protect and promote the reputation of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham
  • To advance the knowledge of the life and work of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham through exhibitions, research and publications
  • To establish an archive of key works of art and papers, to serve as a source of information about Wilhelmina Barns-Graham’s life and works and to provide access to this collection
  • To support and inspire art and art history students through the provision of bursaries and scholarships

Trust Activities

WBG Portrait, 1990s. Photographed in the studio set against an unfinished work on canvas. Photo: Rowan James.

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Art Collection

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Painting with abstract large abstract shapes in blues, greens and greys. At the centre is a small black oval.

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