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Pop Life underscores the enduring allure of the human form as a reflection of identity and societal norms, drawing inspiration from art history, socio-political movements and cultural shifts over the past six decades.

Including works by Scottish and international artists, many exhibiting in Scotland for the first time, Pop Life explores the intersection of popular culture and contemporary figurative drawing, challenging traditional distinctions between high and low art. Referencing diverse cultural influences including music, film, fashion, literature, social media and celebrities, the works spotlight this interplay, using familiar language to explore themes that expand traditional drawing practices.

Pop Life is a travelling exhibition, previously shown in Sweden (2022-23) and the Netherlands (2023). It is co-curated by artists Euan Gray and Witte Wartena, and is adapted from previous iterations to include Scottish artists.

The following organised groups can visit free of charge. Please book in advance by contacting 

  • Secondary schools accompanied by a teacher 
  • Further and higher education groups accompanied by a lecturer
  • Adult education groups accompanied by a group leader - This group has to be affiliated with a local authority education department or local authority community centre and be able to evidence this
  • We are also delighted to offer free exhibition entry for Ukrainian families and their Scottish host families


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