Lillie Art Gallery Exhibitions

There are excellent exhibitions well worth seeing at the Lillie Art Gallery over the next couple of months.

Joan EardleyImage of two children

20 April – 29 June

Featuring a selection of Eardley’s works from the permanent collection, including a new acquisition, this exhibition is timed to coincide with ‘Joan Eardley - A Sense of Place’ a major exhibition at the National Gallery in Edinburgh.


Class Acts

'Let me out' by Margaret Zoma Bearsden Art Club Annual Exhibition

29 April – 25 May

An exhibition of paintings, ceramics, jewellery and textiles by local artists.
Prize giving for the Millenium Bowl, The Gregor Ian Smith Award and Opening of the Show will be held on Friday 28th April at 7.30pm. All are welcome!

Image: 'Let me out' by Margaret Zoma : voted 'favourite painting' of 2016

Whatever is Noble by  Jane McCanceDifferent Indifference

29 April – 25 May

A new body of work exploring the universal experience of absence, loss and separation and the role of romanticism and nostalgia in acceptance of this experience.  Jane McCance is a painter and writer born in Glasgow in 1974. She is an alumna of Glasgow School of Art.

Image –Whatever is Noble, Jane McCance

Artist Talk

Saturday 13 May: 2.30pm
Artist Jane McCance will be discussing her work, all welcome. No need to book.

‘Joan Eardley: A Private View’Heroica Theatre Company and National Galleries Scotland presents:

‘Joan Eardley: A Private View’  ( A new play by Anna Carlisle)

16 and 17 May 7pm

Joan Eardley was an extraordinary painter who, quite simply, died before she had finished. As an artist she remains unsung. Best known in Scotland where she was not born; rarely heard of in England where she was.

Heroica Theatre Company – with the support of National Galleries Scotland and Stellar Quines Theatre Company – is creating a new journey for Joan Eardley: one which brings her back to new life, and follows her as she makes her way through joys and frustrations, friendships and solitary stretches, disillusionments and disappointments – as well as passions and triumphs.

Heroica Theatre company logoThis interactive promenade play by Anna Carlisle - directed by Marilyn Imrie and starring Alexandra Mathie - will take you, quite literally, along with ‘Joan’ as she paints, ponders - and pursues her very unusual lifestyle. Meet her ‘children’, her friends and her lovers, hear the sounds of the streets and the Catterline coast and become a living part of her painting day.

The production tour of ‘Joan Eardley: A Private View’ comes to you through the generous support of both Arts Council England and Creative Scotland.

Tickets from the Lillie Art Gallery - 0141 956 5536 £12 / £10 concession ( over 65s, under 18s & unwaged)

Image of Joan by Audrey Walker (courtesy of The Scottish Gallery)Stellar Quines Theatre company logo

 Heather Logan ‘Royal Exchange Square’Milngavie Art Club Annual Exhibition

3 – 29 June

Featuring a diverse range of mediums and subjects this hugely popular exhibition includes Scottish landscapes, still life's and portraiture. Come and browse, look at the amazing range of art available for sale and watch some of our members at work.

Image: Heather Logan ‘Royal Exchange Square’

Old and New by Rebecca Scott Solitude

3 – 29 June

‘Solitude’ brings together contemporary visual artists and close friends Laura Kiddie and Rebecca Scott for their first exhibition as a pair.  Drawing on themes of seclusion and remoteness, the pair have explored the lifestyle and mindset associated with their individual artistic practice. 

This exhibition aims to give visitors the opportunity to gain insight into the life of an artist and includes the installation of an artist’s studio, which will be an interactive space with demonstrations.  Participatory workshops will also provide a chance for visitors to try their hand at artistic techniques employed by the artists. (Please Contact the gallery for further details on 0141 956 5536).

Images: Old and New by Rebecca Scott