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★★★★★ The Scotsman

This, the first retrospective of his work, will explore Lorimer’s art through five key themes: light, identity, family, femininity and home. Interior scenes of elegant Edwardian family life together with light-filled landscapes are the hallmark of this technically gifted, but somewhat forgotten, artist. In 1878 the Lorimer family acquired the lease of Kellie Castle in Fife, and the castle and its grounds became the subject of many of Lorimer’s paintings. The exhibition includes works from public and private collections, the majority of which have not been on public display before.  

We have a beautiful and diverse programme of events for this exhibition, some digital and some in person.  There's tours, in-conversations, talks, lectures, poetry readings, art workshops, musical performance, costumed performance and fashion shows. Look in our What's On section of our website for more information and booking.

We've also partnered with Art UK to create a virtual exhibition showing a selection of paintings chosen by our front of house staff. Take the tour by visiting 

John Henry Lorimer, Flight of the Swallows, oil on canvas, 1906. Museums & Galleries Edinburgh, City Art Centre

Reflections: The light and life of John Henry Lorimer (1856-1936)