Spring Newsletter

Lachlan Goudie and Rory McLauchlan share centre stage on the ground floor from Saturday 28 February.

Lachlan Goudie needs no introduction, this being his third exhibition in the gallery – and by the time you read this you will probably have seen his latest TV appearance as one of the judges in BBC One’s Big Painting Challenge which launched on Sunday 22 February. “A Place in the Sun” is a collection of the small paintings Lachlan has made on his travels in France, Italy and Spain. His sense of colour and strong draughtsmanship he no doubt inherited from his father, Sandy Goudie, but Lachlan is very much his own man.

This is Rory McLauchlan’s first solo show with us, but he comes with a history of having sold every painting he has given to us in the past. His métier is still life and his canvases have a vivacity that have caught the eye of many of our clients.

Also opening February 28th is Animal/Object – a new collection of ceramics from Fiona Thompson. This bold new collection explores themes of taxidermy and commemoration, based upon artifacts from the natural history museum collections in Dundee and St Andrews.

Our exhibitions continue with something of a Goudie Season as Sandy Goudie follows Lachlan on March 21. This show contains a selection of works from the artist’s estate which explore the breadth of Goudie’s talent. From still life to opera, ceramics to elaborate allegorical compositions, Sandy Goudie was unafraid to test and extend his undoubted talents. Among this show’s highlights are a group of figurative subjects made while the artist was in his 20s, painted with a bravura that foretold his sequence of Tam o’Shanter paintings that we sold to Rozelle House in 1999.

Our Spring Season comes to an end with a new exhibition of paintings by Gordon Mitchell, opening on April 24. Not to be missed – more details later.