Scottish Colourists exhibition tours

Art lovers are being invited to guided tours of the Scottish Colourists exhibition at Berwick's Granary Gallery.

Thursday, 22nd June 2017, 9:38 am
James Knox, Director of the Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation, at the Scottish Colourists exhibition at the Granary Gallery in Berwick. Picture by Jane Coltman

The tours will be led by art historian and lecturer Professor Maria Chester and have been organised through Berwick Educational Association.

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

Foundation director James Knox said: “The Colourists were at the forefront of European modernism at the start of the 20th century, marking them out as one of the most radical groups in British art at that time.

“This show is a wonderful opportunity to see a representative collection of their work, which has rarely been exhibited before in a public gallery.

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“It tells the story of their development from precocious followers of Whistler and Manet to dazzling exponents of the Franco-Scottish Colourist movement, to mature artists painting landscapes and still lives of lyrical beauty.”

The tours take place tomorrow (Friday), at 11am and 11.30am. They are limited to 15 people and cost £2. They can be booked at www.scottishcolouristsberwick.com or just turn up and pay on the day. For more details contact Berwick Visual Arts on 01289 330999.