As well as a visit to the Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, I popped in to the National Gallery to see the Degree show of newly qualified artists from Dundee, Glasgow, Aberdeen and the Highlands & Islands. I was delighted to see so much painting there. I asked if I could take photos as there was some exciting and original stuff on view. I was almost disappointed to be told, YES I could. I really dislike the fact that art galleries are these days, full of people taking ‘selfies’ in front of beautiful works of art. It seems such a crass thing to do. But, as I was told, it’s hard to prevent it. As long as such images are not exploited on facebook etc. it’s OK and in this case, I simply wanted to remember what I’d seen. So I’m compromising and here are a couple of shots of the lovely interior of the gallery.
Plus, I must mention the names of three promising painters whose work I admired….Sam Drake, Emily Stewart, Felix Carr. These in particular caught my attention but generally there was much to be admired and some extremely innovative work in every room of the extensive show.
It closes on March 15 so if anyone has got time and are in the area it’s well worth a visit.