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Alison Watt – A Portrait without Likeness

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A significant new body of work by artist Alison Watt who is widely regarded as one of the leading painters working in the UK today, is to be exhibited for the first time, at the...

Scottish National Portrait Gallery to reopen next month

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Next month the Scottish National Portrait Gallery will reopen on 8 November 2020 with the new exhibition You Are Here 2020: Stories, Portraits, Visions.On the ground floor there will be a brand new exhibition: You Are Here...

New portrait of James Adam unveiled at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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The National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) and the V&A have jointly acquired a portrait of James Adam of the 18th century architectural dynasty.This portrait by Italian Antonio Zucchi (1726-95) is the third time that...

Susie Wolff MBE Honoured in Crystal Glass at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Spectacular New Portrait of Scots F1 Driver at the National Galleries of ScotlandSusie Wolff MBE has been captured in a striking new portrait, which goes on display at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery this...

At the Scottish National Portait Gallery – a new portrait of Calvin Harris

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The Scottish National Portrait Gallery has a new exhibit featuring one of Scotland's most successful songwriters, Calvin Harris. The photographic portrait by Paul Stuart is part of a commission by GQ Italia magazine taken...

At the Scottish National Portrait Gallery – the BP Portrait Award

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BP PORTRAIT AWARD 16 December 2017 – 11 March 2018 SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JD Free admission | 0131 624 6200 #BPPortraitAn Edinburgh College of Art graduate’s prize-winning entry in a prestigious, worldwide portrait competition...

At the Portrait Gallery – Hidden portrait of Mary Queen of Scots discovered

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At the Scottish National Portrait Gallery you will from this weekend be able to see the results of a research project conducted by National Galleries of Scotland and the Courtauld Institute of Art. A...

VIDEO : At the Scottish National Portrait Gallery – When we were young

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WHEN WE WERE YOUNG: PHOTOGRAPHS OF CHILDHOOD FROM THE NATIONAL GALLERIES OF SCOTLAND 14 October 2017 - 15 April 2018 Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JD Admission FREE nationalgalleries.org | 0131 624 6200 #WhenWeWereYoungPart of Photography Scotland’s 2017...

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015

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The best contemporary portrait photography from around the world will be celebrated in a stunning exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh this summer. The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize will bring together 56...

At the Scottish National Portrait Gallery – Out of their Heads : Building Portraits...

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From this weekend at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery (SNPG) some of Scotland’s most stunning buildings and the achievements of the country’s most distinguished architects will be celebrated.The innovatively-presented exhibition sets out to explore the key...

At the Scottish National Portrait Gallery – Bad Entertainment #TheUNTITLED

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A fascinating new exhibition at The Scottish National Portrait Gallery has taken a year to create and aims to reveal the creativity unleashed when groups of young people around Scotland are given the chance...

Robert Burns in Edinburgh

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We celebrate our national Bard, Robert Burns each year across the world, but we set out to find out about Burns in Edinburgh today. He is not quite everywhere but is certainly noted!Burns was born...

National Galleries of Scotland will have an international flavour in 2016

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INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS LEAD NATIONAL GALLERIES OF SCOTLAND’S EXHIBITIONS IN 2016The work of a hugely influential forerunner of the Impressionists, 400 years of artists' self-portraits, and the story of four legendary collections of Surrealist art...

At the Scottish National Portrait Gallery – Calum Colvin – Jacobites by name

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The 300th anniversary of the 1715 Jacobite Rising will be marked by two fascinating new displays at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery this winter. A key player in the rising, John Erskine, 6th Earl...

New Cadell to go on display this week

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The Scottish National Portrait Gallery has acquired a new Cadell which it will be putting on display this week. The painting is a self-portrait of the Scottish Colourist F C B Cadell and it...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Holocaust Memorial Day Edinburgh: a programme of readings and music by the pupils of Boroughmuir School, with speakers Ela Weissberger, survivor of the Terezin ghetto, Hasan Hasanovic, Bosnian survivor, and Irena Winfield, who will...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 26TH JANUARY 2015 Cameo Toddler Time: Toot The Tiny Tug Boat (U). Life on the high seas is a whirl of fun and adventure when you're a little boat with big ideas. Toot works...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Winter Guided Walk: join a Garden Guide for a leisurely afternoon walk round the Garden. Discover stunning seasonal highlights and learn about the history of the Garden and its plants. For ages 14+. 2pm,...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Freeze Frame Film Club: an informal evening of flickering images drawn from classic old favourites. This week: Back to the Future (PG). Go early and have a 3 course movie-themed meal at the Drill...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 19TH JANUARY 2015Toddler Time: The Hive (U). Screenings designed to introduce young children to the cinema., with 30-minutes shows for pre-school children and their parents/carers. This week join Buzzbee and his friends in...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch! Every year half a million people take part in the Birdwatch weekend; you can carry out your contribution to this survey of bird life anywhere in the UK - you...

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Morningside United Kids' Club: two hours of stories, games and crafts. 10am-12 noon today and every Saturday, Morningside United Church, 15 Chamberlain Road. £3 per child. All welcome!Winter Guided Walk: join a Garden Guide for...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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 MONDAY 12TH JANUARY 2015Timmy Time Programme 15: Timmy Finds Aliens, and other stories. Join Timmy and his friends for three fun adventures in this collection of classic Timmy Time episodes. Toddler Time is a...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Portrait Detectives! Collect your kit, follow clues and solve a mystery from history! For ages 4-12. 2-4pm, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street. Free and unticketed. Supported by the Friends of the National Galleries...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Portrait Gallery Curator's talk: Ponte City. A chance to chat to Portrait Gallery curators about current exhibitions: this month Anne Lyden, International Photography Curator, will talk about Ponte City. 5.30-6pm, Scottish National Portrait Gallery,...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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 Back to 'normal' this week, with not a shred of tinsel in sight (hoorah!) and plenty of events on offer; films, books, art, and music from a very special violin....we may not have spring...

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Bookbug: songs and rhymes for young children. 10.30-11am, Oxgangs Library, 343 Oxgangs Road North.GENERATION Tours at Modern One: free, discussion-led tours of the exhibition, focusing on key themes and artists. 11-11.45am or 1-1.45pm, Scottish...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 29TH DECEMBER 2014The Case of the Curious Clock. The clock did not strike. Midnight was not marked. The New Year did not arrive. Join textile artist Sarah Reay and storyteller Allison Galbraith in...

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Song, by Toad Christmas Party: Garden of Elks, Plastic Animals, plus short sets and cabaret from other acts on the Song, By Toad label and followed by DJ Sets from Irregular Owl Movements and...

What’s On In Edinburgh 15th-21st December 2014

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MONDAY 15TH DECEMBER 2014Meet Chris Hadfield: the former Commander of the International Space Station will be signing copies of his stunning planetary photo tour You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes. 12.30pm,...

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