National Gallery to show new work for the first time


The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is to present a new show featuring previously unseen pieces.

The exhibit, titled ‘Collecting Now’, will celebrate many of the recent acquisitions that have entered the Scottish National Portrait Gallery collection since 2010.

The exhibit will feature a portrait of Alan Cumming
The exhibit will feature a portrait of Alan Cumming


The display will include photographs, paintings, drawings and sculpture, many of which will be shown for the first time, and will span the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Among the highlights featured in the exhibition will be a double portrait by Scottish artist Cecile Walton (1912), a portrait by Scottish Surrealist Edward Baird (1932), a series of black and white photographs of Glasgow in the late 1960s by David Peat, as well as a portrait of the internationally acclaimed actor Alan Cumming by Christian Hook.

The Photography Collection, which has seen significant growth in recent years, will also be represented by internationally-celebrated artists Jitka Hanzlová, Eve Arnold and Rankin.