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The Artist and the Sea

The Artist and the Sea


City Art Centre
[Exhibition]

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Dates:26 September 2015 - 8 May 2016
Cost: Free

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Scotland has a long and complex relationship with the sea - its landscape, history and culture have been shaped by proximity to the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean.


Over the centuries artists have responded to this influence in various ways. Some have portrayed significant maritime events or the day-to-day experiences of coastal communities. Others have sought to capture the more elemental character of the sea, depicting its rich natural environment and unpredictable changes in mood.

For many artists, the tensions inherent in our understanding of the sea, as a simultaneous source of beauty, industry and danger, are a recurring motif. 

The Artist & the Sea explores these themes and their interpretation by different artists. Selected from the City Art Centre’s collection of historic and contemporary Scottish art, the exhibition contains examples of painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture.

Featured artists include John Bellany, William McTaggart and Joan Eardley.



Image: Detail from The Arrival of George IV at Leith Harbour, 1822 - Thomas Buttersworth


Gallery Tours

Enjoy Spotlight tours of the exhibition with our excellent guides.

Tuesdays - 11am and 3pm
Thursdays - 11am and 3pm
Saturdays - 11am and 3pm

Please meet at reception.

There is no need to book places on the tour provided that your group comprises fewer than nine people. If your group exceeds this number, please complete our Group Visit form.
 
A portable loop system is available to amplify the speaker. The fm loop system is compatible with hearing aids with a T-switch and can be used with headphones.

There is no charge for these tours but we would be very grateful for your donation towards the upkeep of our venue and its collections. Suggested donation: £2.


 

William Gear (1915 - 1997): The painter that Britain forgot

William Gear (1915 - 1997): The painter that Britain forgot


City Art Centre
[Exhibition]

Timed to coincide with the centenary of his birth, this major survey show seeks to position William Gear in his rightful place as one of the most advanced British abstract paint...

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Dates:24 October 2015 - 14 February 2016
Cost: Free

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Gear’s Contemporaries and Influences

Gear’s Contemporaries and Influences


City Art Centre
[Exhibition]

This selection from the City Art Centre’s collection has been chosen to accompany William Gear (1915-1997): The Painter that Britain forgot and focuses on 20th century Scottish ...

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Dates:24 October 2015 - 7 February 2016
Cost: Free

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