Lillie Art Gallery Exhibitions

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

Portrait of poets in pubPoets, Portraits and Landscapes of Modern Scotland

13 January to 8 February

A collaborative exhibition bringing together the iconic portraits of Scottish poets by Alexander Moffat : Hugh MacDiarmid, Sorley MacLean, Norman MacCaig, Robert Garioch, Iain Crichton Smith, George Mackay Brown and Edwin Morgan - and paintings  of the landscapes associated with the poets, by Ruth Nicol.

Alan Riach, poet and Professor of Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow, will contribute a series of new poems providing further insight into the specific and universal ways that distinguish the work of these major poets of modern Scotland.


Artists’ Talks : -

Wednesday 17 January 2.30pm
Saturday 20 January 2.30pm
Wednesday 24 January 2.30pm
Saturday 27 January 2.30pm
Wednesday  31 January 2.30pm
Saturday 3 February 2.30pm
Saturday 3 February 2.30pm
Wednesday 7 February 2.30pm

Special Evening Event - Thursday 1 February 7pm.

Tickets and information available from the Lillie Art gallery during the exhibition. 

Candy Mill from Brownsbank portrait








Alexander Moffat, ‘Poets’ Pub’ Ruth Nicol, ‘Candy Mill from Brownsbank’

ballast portraitThe Burn and the Tide

17 February to 15 March

Three years of extensive research into the witchcraft trials that blighted the pre-Enlightenment era, has taken artist Karen Strang to various locations around central Scotland.

The strange netherworld of these “killing times”, when witchcraft hysteria was used against the powerless, may help in understanding the social mechanisms which continue to exploit the vulnerable today.

Factual records have inspired Strang’s depictions of ancient sacred sites, and a series of large oil paintings expressing the psychological effects and fears of the accused and the accusers.

Large scale paintings and cabinet works explore the development of the settlements at the centre of these trials with complementary displays of artefacts, text, and sound works.

Artist’s Talks :-

Saturday 24 February 2.30pm
Saturday 10 March 2.30pm

Jetsam portrait








Images: ‘Ballast’ ‘Jetsam’

Opening Times

Tuesday to Saturday

10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm

Please note: The Lillie Art Gallery may be closed for installation or de-installation of exhibitions. Please telephone the gallery on 0141 956 5536 to check opening times if visiting the museum outwith exhibition dates.