Works by the hugely popular Glasgow Boys will be on display at the Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museum – the first time the venue has featured an exhibition of nationally renowned artists.
Ten paintings by the Glasgow collective – which represent the beginnings of modernism in Scottish painting – will be featured in the exhibition, which runs from July 8 to September 25.
All the works are borrowed from paintings managed by the cultural charity OnFife, which has over 40 Glasgow Boys paintings in its collection.
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Most of these were exhibited in The Glasgow Boys – A Spirit of Rebellion, which proved popular with audiences in St Andrews, Kirkcaldy and Dunfermline between 2016 and 2018.
Jane Freel, OnFife’s curator, said the charity wants to make its collection widely accessible: “With such a large collection, we can’t display everything in our museums and galleries, so it’s fantastic to be able to lend paintings to another museum so they can be seen by a wider audience.
OnFife manages cultural services on behalf of Fife Council and is responsible for over 100,000 artefacts of local, national and international significance, including around 2,000 works of art.
Biggar Museum bosses said they were delighted local residents could see the work of key artists without leaving town. They hope the exhibit will attract visitors to Biggar and broaden the appeal of the museum.
Elaine Edwards, Manager/Curator, said, “This is a very exciting time for the museum.