Gallery is first stop for exhibition

An exhibition of work by the Scottish Colourists is to open at The Granary Gallery in Berwick at the end of this month.

Thursday, 18th May 2017, 2:58 pm
John Duncan Fergusson's The Drift Posts.

Scottish Colourists from the Fleming Collection is the first major touring exhibition curated by the renowned Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation, and will include 26 works by SJ Peploe, JD Fergusson, George Leslie Hunter and FCB Cadell.

The exhibition will chart the Scottish Colourists’ careers from early experimentalism to the breakthrough moment of their exposure to contemporary French masters, such as Matisse and the Fauves, to their mature works.

Hailed as leading exponents of post-impressionism in Britain, the Colourists are one of the most admired schools of the early 20th century.

Examples by precursors, such as the Glasgow Boys, John Lavery and Arthur Melville, will also be on show.

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The Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation owns the finest collection of Scottish art outside institutions and regularly loans individual works to national and international centres.

The Granary Gallery in Berwick will be the first host gallery for the foundation’s touring show, which is part of its ‘museum without walls’ strategy. It signals the first dedicated exhibition of Scottish Colourists in the North.

It will run from Saturday, May 27.