Glasgow Boys return to Fife for exhibition
Following a successful run at Kirkcaldy Galleries last summer, Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries is set to showcase an exhibition of work by the celebrated group of artists known as the Glasgow Boys.
It runs from Saturday until April 29,
The exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy work by some of Scotland’s greatest artists in a stunning, award-winning gallery space.
All of the paintings come from the wonderful fine art collection cared for by Fife Cultural Trust on behalf of Fife Council. There are over 40 Glasgow Boys paintings in this expanded collection. The Glasgow Boys – A Spirit of Rebellion offers visitors a rare opportunity to see many of them brought together in one venue – 30 paintings by 17 artists.
Linked by friendship and a shared desire to rebel against the existing art establishment in late 19th century Scotland, the Glasgow Boys became internationally famous. They enjoyed critical acclaim and commercial success at home and abroad and their determination to break with tradition paved the way for other young Scottish artists.
The exhibition features works by leading members of the group and many others associated with it – including John Lavery, E A Hornel, George Henry, W Y Macgregor, D Y Cameron, E A Walton, Arthur Melville, James Guthrie, and Joseph Crawhall.
There are fun, hands-on activities to encourage younger visitors to explore the paintings – from a giant art-themed snakes and ladders, to gallery backpacks full of fun quizzes and games that the family can enjoy together.
Also running in conjunction with the exhibition is a programme of events and activities, including children’s craft workshops and lunchtime curator’s tours