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Tuesday 16 November 2021, 10.30am – 12noon

The 1920s was a period of contrasts: high spirits and sombre reflection, decadent excess and hard realities. One hundred years since the dawn of the 1920s, the City Art Centre is staging a new exhibition that explores the events, ideas and styles that shaped Scottish art during this fascinating decade. This lecture provides an introduction to the exhibition, investigating a range of artworks by artists including S.J. Peploe, Dorothy Johnstone, Eric Robertson and William McCance, and placing them within the context of their times. Dr Helen Scott is Curator of Fine Art at the City Art Centre.


All our lecture mornings cost £9 and include a friendly lecture where you can meet our guest lecturer, have coffee and cakes and get a special tour. Take advantage of our special offer, book 10 lectures for £80 when you book in person or over the phone.

Book online by clicking 'book here'.

By phone - 0131 529 3993 (Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday 10am - 5pm)

In person - City Art Centre Reception, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh (Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday 10am - 5pm)

Lecture: Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s