Scottish Women Artists
9 April -4 September 2022
Developed in partnership with the Fleming Collection
Tickets: £9/£8 concessions*
FREE for Members and Student Members**
(plus £1.50 booking fee for non-members)
50% off for under 18's, full-time students & Art Fund Members
Tickets may be pre-booked before arrival with a specific time slot, walk-in tickets available subject to availability
Scottish Women Artists: Transforming Tradition, curated with the Fleming Collection, brings together exciting historical, modern and contemporary works that span over one hundred years of social transformation, innovation and individualism.
This exhibition presents fifty engaging works, which address a wide and eclectic range of themes. Scottish Women Artists focuses on paintings, drawings, assemblages and photography that explore human relationships, encounters with places, structural forms and recognisable objects.
With works by mid-twentieth century greats, such as Joan Eardley, Margot Sandeman and Wilhelmina Barns-Graham shown alongside contemporary artists Caroline Walker and Sekai Machache, Scottish Women Artists aspires to serve as a ‘curatorial corrective’ for the historic absence of women artists in academic narratives and artistic institutions.
* We regret, there is no access for wheelchair users who are unable to independently navigate the steep spiral staircase in the event of an evacuation. Please see further access information below.
** UEA and NUA students are eligible for free student membership. Sign up
How to book an exhibition ticket as a Member and FAQ’s
The Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation owes its existence to the formation of the finest collection of Scottish art outside public institutions, comprising over 600 works from the seventeenth century to the present day. The Fleming Collection dates back to 1968 when investment bank Robert Fleming & Co, began to acquire Scottish art to hang in its offices worldwide to reflect its Dundonian roots. Following the sale of the bank in 2000, the Collection was vested in the Foundation.
The Sainsbury Centre is accessible to disabled visitors including those with limited mobility and those accompanying them, with the exception of the Mezzanine Gallery where this exhibition is displayed. The Sainsbury Centre is a Grade II* Listed building. Due to Fire Safety regulations, we regret we are unable to allow visitors access to the Mezzanine Gallery who are unable to independently navigate the steep spiral staircase in the event of an evacuation. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Quote: James Knox, Director of the Fleming Collection
Image: Agnes Miller Parker, The Uncivilised Cat, 1930. The Fleming Collection Ⓒ The Estate of the Artist. Image courtesy The Fine Art Society. Photography by John McKenzie.
“Since its inception in 1968, the Fleming Collection has been unusual in recognising the importance of women artists to the story of Scottish art, when key works by Joan Eardley, Anne Redpath and other mid-century greats were acquired.”