Tickets on sale for Jack Vettriano's Kirkcaldy exhibition in 2021

The exhibition had previously been scheduled to take place this autumn

Tuesday, 16th June 2020, 9:05 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th June 2020, 9:16 am
Jack Vettriano's exhibition at Kirkcaldy Galleries will include work painted under his birth name Jack Hoggan.  Pic: Walter Neilson
Jack Vettriano's exhibition at Kirkcaldy Galleries will include work painted under his birth name Jack Hoggan. Pic: Walter Neilson

Tickets for the rescheduled Jack Vettriano exhibition at Kirkcaldy Galleries go on general release today (Tuesday).

Originally planned for this autumn, Jack Vettriano: The Early Years was postponed until 2021 because of the uncertainty around the easing of lockdown restrictions.

Fife Cultural Trust, ONFife, worked closely with the artist and collectors who are generously lending works from private collections, to reschedule the exhibition which will now run from June 18 to October 24 next year.

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The change has allowed ONFife to build in additional advantages to the exhibition – a run of 18 weeks instead of the original 10 giving more people an opportunity to attend over the summer and October holiday periods, and the length of the time slots each visitor can spend at the exhibition has also been extended while the number of visitors per time slot has been reduced.

Heather Stuart, chief executive, said: “We are delighted to have this show going ahead as it had already generated so much excitement and anticipation for Vettriano fans, for the public in general and our staff.

“Working closely with Jack, who is co-curating the show, it also gave us a great opportunity to look at how we could make it an even better experience for visitors.”

The exhibition has generated widespread interest as it will feature early paintings by Vettriano, including nearly a dozen produced before he decided to become a full-time artist and are signed Jack Hoggan, his birth name.

In recognition of the process of development and evolution that has taken him from the self-taught artist who was turned down by art college to one of the world’s most highly sought after living painters, Vettriano decided the time was right to publicly acknowledge some of his earliest works and has chosen to return to Fife where he was born and spent his formative years.

The exhibition is a celebration of his extraordinary career and will be showing paintings he created from in his 20s until he moved to London in 2000.

Tickets can be bought online at www.onfife.com.