Lillie Art Gallery Exhibitions

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

7 July to 9 August

Trish Cain ‘Seeing  Beyond the Immediate’

Exploring the movement between representation and abstraction, artist Patricia Cain curates both her own work and that of Scottish abstract artist Wilhelmina Barns-Graham. 

Cain creates an installation that encourages visitors to engage with the creative process of artists who make both representational and abstract artworks.

Originated during a 3 month residency at Barns-Graham’s house ‘Balmungo’, ‘Seeing Beyond the Immediate’ goes behind the aesthetic of artworks to focus on the artist’s process and decision-making and considers how this might be linked to the development of the artist herself.

The exhibition’s narrative reveals how Cain makes her work in relation to what she observes of the world and the work of others, and its interactive content allows visitors to experience this for themselves

Patricia 'Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood'

Patricia 'Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood'

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18 August to 20 September

‘My Boy Jack’

To mark the conclusion of the centenary commemorations of The First World War (1914 – 1918),  an exhibition that  presents a poetic assembly of objects, images and texts relating to the conflict.

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18 August to 20 September

Ian MacAulay ‘Indifference’

An exhibition and installation by artist Ian MacAualy inspired by the plight of Syrian refugees and the desperate journeys from their homeland.  Ian presents a series of individual clay fired figures each representing a number of displaced people.

Iam MacAulay scuplture

18 August to 20 September

Deborah Sanderson ‘The Lost Couthie Loon.’

Artist Deborah Sanderson creates an installation & performance by researching the lives and inherited stories of descendent's of WW1.

A proud, yet grieving mother clings to rituals of domesticity in the hope her loved one will return. She hangs out clean shirts, regimented along the washing line, echoing in part the white headstones in the vast military graveyards of France. Above her screeches a carrion crow, shrieking an alarm over a once nurturing land. Fallen apples lay decaying on the ground. The motif of a broken cup appears as a metaphor for the loss of each unique life.

The Lost Cluthie Loon

18 August to 20 September

Adrian Wiszniewski RSA ‘The Stations of the Cross’

A series of linocuts, depicting the final events in the life of Christ. The series was included in the V&A exhibition ‘Sacred’, in 2001. The set is a modern treatment of the biblical event, a theme often explored in art throughout the ages.

Wiszniewski’s figures stand outside time and space, and appear to us as universal ‘types’ beyond the confines of any specific culture. The simplicity of the technique, the fluid lines and strong colour create a striking depiction of the Passion of Christ.

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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.