Image: David Hockney "Portrait of Sir David Webster" 1971 (detail) Acrylic on canvas 57 x 72" © David Hockney Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt

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You have been granted exclusive access to our Autumn/Winter 2019/20 programme of Main and Upper Gallery exhibitions and associated events, ahead of general release. We strive to maintain an excellent and varied programme year-round, and this season is no exception.

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In the Main Gallery:
Burning Bright: The Scottish Colourists


Image: J.D. Fergusson, La Châtelaine, c. 1930. Courtesy of Perth Museum & Art Gallery

This new exhibition will bring together the significant works of Scottish Colourists S.J. Peploe (1871 - 1935), J.D. Fergusson (1874 - 1961), G.L. Hunter (1877 - 1931) and F.C.B. Cadell (1883 - 1935). The works will include paintings and drawings which represent all of the favoured subjects of the artists such as still-life, interior scenes, landscapes and portraiture. The Scottish Colourists were among the first British artists to get to grips with the radical new trends in painting which emerged at the beginning of the twentieth century. They loved to travel and this will be reflected in their depiction of bright and beautiful European destinations.
7 September 2019 - 12 January 2020

Associated events

John Duncan Fergusson: Craving Colour
Thurs 12 September 2019, 7.00pm
£8 Lightbox Members | Book your place

Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Tour
Wed 11 September 2019, 9.45am - 10.30am
£8 Lightbox Members | Book your place

Samuel John Peploe: A Distinct Vision
Tues 24 September 2019, 7.00pm
£20 Adults | Fundraising event | Book your place

Introducing the Scottish Colourists
Tues 8 October 2019, 1.00pm
£8 Lightbox Members | Book your place

Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Tour
Wed 13 November 2019, 9.45am - 10.30am
£8 Lightbox Members | Book your place

David Hockney: Ways of Working


Image: David Hockney, "Winter Road Near Kilham", 2008, Computer Drawing © David Hockney

Spanning six decades of creative output, this exhibition takes an in-depth look at David Hockney's ingenious exploration of a diverse range of media, from painting techniques, draughtsmanship and printmaking skills, to photography, designs for the stage and the embrace of digital technologies such as the iPad, Photoshop and inkjet processes.
25 January – 19 April 2020

Associated events
Curator’s Talk: David Hockney
Tues 28 January, 7.00pm – 8.00pm
£8 Lightbox Members | Book your place

Hockney and Landscape: Past, Present and Future
Tues 4 February, 7.00pm – 8.00pm
£8 Lightbox Members | Book your place

Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Exhibition Tour
Wed 26 February 2020, 9.45am – 10.30am
£8 Lightbox Members | Book your place

The Queen’s Window by David Hockney at Westminster Abbey
Thurs 12 March, 1.00pm – 2.00pm
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Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Exhibition Tour
Wed 25 March 2020, 9.45am – 10.30am
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In the Upper Gallery:
The Outside and The Inside


Image: Billy Childish, Self-portrait with Gallows Tattoo © The Artist

Bringing together the fascinating and diverse Ingram ‘Inside Out’ and Outsider Art’s ‘Outside In’ collections, ‘The Outside and the Inside’ provides a unique opportunity to discover new artists and unseen work, offering fresh perspectives and a chance to question the nature of art itself. Featuring everything from rare pieces by Scottie Wilson and Madge Gill to the first display of Wilhelm Werner’s drawings in the country, this exhibition explores the theme of ‘insiders and outsiders’ and the places and spaces where their work was made.
26 October 2019 – 5 January 2020

Associated event
Collecting Outsider Art: A Discussion

Thurs 14 November, 7.00pm – 8.00pm
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Great Minds by Anne-Katrin Purkiss


Image: Mary Quant (1987-02) by Anne-Katrin Purkiss © The Artist

Celebrating the achievements of women in creative professions, this exhibition of portrait photographs depicts influential women working across both science and the arts, who inspire others through their work and their contribution to society. Anne-Katrin Purkiss’ portraits are held in the archives of the National Portrait Gallery, Tate and the Royal Society among others.
11 January – 29 March 2020