International Cat Day

Celebrating and supporting International Cat Day with a selection of our favourite artworks from our collection that feature cats! ‘Egypt’ by Richard Insh, 1976 Untitled painting by Irene McRobbie, 1966 ‘Feline Gold’ by Caroline Heller, 1984 ‘The Scaly Weaver’ by Jaqueline McDonald. The title of this piece refers to the small bird seen in theContinue reading “International Cat Day”

National Lighthouse Day

This day marks the recognition and celebration of structures that have represented safety and hope to travellers on dark seas throughout the centuries. George Mackie’s painting, ‘Aberdeen Harbour Entrance’, captures the sense of safety, serenity and timelessness that many associate with the humble lighthouse. Artist’s Statement: “In my 24 years teaching at Gray’s School ofContinue reading “National Lighthouse Day”

Object of the Week

Gray’s School of Art Graduate Vicki Shennan produced this wonderful necklace in her final year studying Three Dimensional Design at Gray’s. Vicki then studied an MA in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery at the Royal College, Vicki now finds playful ways to make a positive dent in the world as the Citizen Science Programme CoordinatorContinue reading “Object of the Week”

Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day

To celebrate Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day, we’d like to share ‘Clio’ by William Etty. The painting depicts the Goddess Clio, also spelled Kleio, one of the nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, known as the Muses. Clio, the ‘proclaimer’, is the muse of history and is often depicted with an open scroll, a stone tabletContinue reading “Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day”