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Beings at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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A new exhibition of recent artwork by young people from across Scotland, which explores the many ways in which creativity can help us to understand and express our emotions, is now open at the...

At the National Galleries of Scotland – BP Portrait Award

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   The 2018 BP Portrait Award exhibition, which opens at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery on 15 December, will feature 48 stand-out works including An Angel at my Table by Miriam Escofet, which took this...

Scottish cultural icons get a fashion makeover

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Arthur Conan Doyle, Flora MacDonald and William Wallace were given a new look by fashion students at Edinburgh College along with Edinburgh-based Stewart Christie & Co from Queen Street.Photographer Laura Meek captured the characters...

At The Scottish National Portrait Gallery – Graham Fagen: The Slave’s Lament

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GRAHAM FAGEN: THE SLAVE’S LAMENT 20 May – 29 October 2017 Scottish National Portrait Gallery 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JD 0131 624 6200 | Admission FREE #GrahamFagenPart of Edinburgh Art Festival 2017A fascinating artwork inspired by a pivotal...

At the Scottish National Portrait Gallery – Facing the World :Self Portraits from Rembrandt...

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Opening on Saturday 16 July 2016 at the Portrait Gallery is a fascinating collection of self-portraits collected from across three collections in Europe.From Rembrandt’s famously unflinching treatment of his ageing reflection to Ai Weiwei’s...

Shinty painting on show for the first time in fifty years

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REDISCOVERED SHINTY PAINTING EXHIBITED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FIFTY YEARS AT THE SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY The painting A Highland Landscape with a Game of Shinty is the most famous depiction of the world-celebrated...

Portrait of Alan Cumming unveiled at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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If you are a fan of The Good Wife then you will know him as Eli Gold who has all the answers for every situation, and on Broadway right now he is starring with Emma...

BP Portrait Award entries at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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All the works submitted for the popular BP Portrait Award are on show in Edinburgh this winter. The works at The Scottish National Portrait Gallery comprise the entries in a competition organised by the National Portrait Gallery in London.  The award...

Photography from Johannesburg at the Portrait Gallery

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Two people who clearly like being behind the lens rather than in front of it, UK artist Patrick Waterhouse and photographer Mikhael Subotzky were remarkably reticent about their photographic exhibition just opening today at the Scottish National...

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery gets a new Raeburn

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In an important announcement The Scottish National Portrait Gallery announced today that a near life-size portrait is being added to the collection. The new acquisition is Portrait of Lady Montgomery by Sir Henry Raeburn (1756-1823). This elegant...

Scottish National Portrait Gallery – John Ruskin exhibition open now

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An exhibition of the art created by a 19th century writer and thinker is the subject of a new exhibition just open at the Portrait Gallery. This is the only UK opportunity to have...

VIDEO – Interview with Harry Benson

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Harry Benson has taken another photograph. This is more than enough for all the Scottish press photographers to gather and pay homage to the great man. For he is great.This is the photographer who...

Ian Rankin now on display at Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Alexander McCall Smith commissioned a portrait of crime writer Ian Rankin and he has presented it to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery where it can be viewed now. The painting is described as meticulous...

Scottish National Portrait Gallery – Viviane Sassen In and Out of Fashion

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VIVIANE SASSEN: IN AND OUT OF FASHION Exhibition organised by Huis Marseille Museum, Amsterdam19 October 2013 – 2 February 2014 Scottish National Portrait Gallery Nationalgalleries.org Admission freeOne of the most exciting names in contemporary photography will bring her first...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe REVIEW Portrait Gallery Tickling Jock by Night ****

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Did we all learn something new about the wonderful John Byrne this evening? Probably not. But Byrne in conversation with fellow Scot AL Kennedy was a hot ticket and the surroundings of the Scottish...

John Byrne to feature in new exhibition at the Portrait Gallery in 2014

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National Galleries of Scotland announce Summer 2014 exhibition of portraits by John Byrne. A new Scottish National Portrait Gallery exhibition set for summer 2014, will present a broad range of portraiture from across John Byrne’s...

Scottish National Portrait Gallery announces 2013 programme

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An exhibition of Man Ray portraits, an Annie Lennox retrospective, and an exhibition of new works by Ken Currie are among the highlights of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery’s 2013 programme.The Gallery is delighted to...

Scottish National Portrait Gallery – new acquisition in time for reopening

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The Scottish National Portrait Gallery has announced the acquisition of a recent work by South African photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa. Untitled (2010) was purchased with the support of Art Fund, the national fundraising charity for...

Vettriano finds a home in The Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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A self-portrait by Jack Vettriano will feature in a new display at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, which is to re-open this autumn after a major refurbishment.Titled The Weight, the painting depicts the artist...

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