Events & Exhibitions

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'The Glasgow Girls and Boys' Book Launch

Join Fleming Collection Director James Knox and Scottish Gallery Managing Director Christina Jansen on Zoom as they discuss our recently published book, 'The Glasgow Girls and Boys'. They will discuss how he came to write the book, the challenges in marshalling the lives and achievements of twenty artists, why the women artists have been neglected until now, and what his discoveries were while researching the book and curating the exhibition that it pairs with.

  • mapThe Scottish Gallery
  • calander02 December - 02 December 2020

The Glasgow Boys and Girls

The Glasgow Boys and Girls were a group of radical young artists, who rebelled against the jaded Victorian passion for highland scenes and story-telling pictures. The exhibition brings together over thirty paintings and watercolours and focuses on the period between 1880-1895, when thegroup was at the height of their creativity. 

The Glasgow Boys & Girls seeks to bring new and greater appreciation for the talents of several female artists, including Flora Macdonald Reid, whose work Fieldworkers (1883), which was painted when she was just 22 years old, is included in the exhibition. It has since been recognised as one of the key early paintings of the Glasgow School. Other women artists in the show include Ressie MacNicol, Constance Walton and Katherine Cameron.

  • mapGranary Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed
  • calander05 September - 15 November 2020
Online Exhibition

The Glasgow Boys and Girls Curation

The Glasgow Boys and Girls is a virtual exhibition curated by the Fleming Collection and hosted by the chairty Art UK.

The exhibition is one of the first to be showcased through Art UK's Curations, a new tool launched in conjunction with International Museum Day that allows any member of the public to curate their own exhibition, providing access to the nation's public collections.

  • mapArt UK
  • calander19 May - 31 July 2020
Online Exhibition

Art from your Home

Sadly, as we know, all cultural institutions have closed their doors for the foreseeable future for the safety of their staff and the wider community. To fill the gap, there are myriad ways that you can enjoy the visual arts from your own home as we all do our bit towards reducing social interactions.

A good place to start is searching our own website for more delights such as the themes on our collections page, whether that be Women Artists, the Highland Clearances or the Scottish Colourists, or why not search the nooks and crannies of the collection yourself as digital access is available to almost every work.

Furthermore, our collection is not the only one that can be explored online, art can be experienced from the pages of a book and artists can be listened to through historic and current podcasts.

  • calander24 March - 31 May 2020

Colour and Light: The Art and Influence of the Scottish Colourists - Highlights from the Fleming Collection

Featuring 40 works from the Fleming Collection, this exhibition examines the art of the four Scottish Colourists, SJ Peploe, JD Fergusson, FCB Cadell and Leslie Hunter, and their influence on later artists throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, such as Anne Redpath, William Crozier and Alberto Morrocco. 

  • mapAbbott Hall Art Gallery, Kendal
  • calander18 October 2019 - 01 February 2020

Hannah Mooney

Winner of the 2018 Fleming-Wyfold Bursary, Hannah Mooney was born in Co. Donegal, Ireland. She studied at University of Ulster and Glasgow School of Art. She currently works in two distinct subjects; still life and landscape. In both she is an instinctive, natural painter deeply concerned with the matière and traditional composition. 

  • mapJohn Martin Gallery, London
  • calander26 March - 28 March 2019

Scottish Colourists from the Fleming Collection

Featuring 30 works from the prestigious Fleming Collection, plus additional loans from National Museums Northern Ireland, this new exhibition celebrates work from the four key Scottish Colourist artists, alongside artists who were early influencers of their work.


  • mapF.E. McWilliam, Banbridge
  • calander23 March - 28 September 2019

Darkness into Light: The Emotional Power of Art

Bringing together three of the UK’s most significant private art collections on public display, this immersive exhibition will explore the power of art to make us feel. Highlights from the Fleming Collection, the Ingram Collection and the Jerwood Collection will take visitors through a spectrum of emotional states, from fear and anxiety to happiness, hope and serenity.

  • mapMillennium Gallery, Sheffield
  • calander20 October 2018 - 13 January 2019

Scottish Colourists from the Fleming Collection

The Colourist paintings have been at the heart of the Fleming Collection since its inception. Thanks to the depth and range of the collection, the Colourists’ careers are charted from their early experimentalism under the sway of Whistler and Manet to the breakthrough moment of their exposure to the Fauves – the ‘wild beasts’ of contemporary French art - in Paris in 1905 to the mature works of the 1920s which saw a prodigious stream of Colourist painting fusing a Scots sensibility with a Continental palette.

  • mapMacLaurin Galleries, Ayr
  • calander18 August - 30 September 2018

Fleming at Fifty: Radicals, Pioneers and Rebels

The Fleming Collection celebrates its 50th anniversary with this landmark exhibition in Scotland. The theme of refugees, past and present, will take centre stage in the exhibition, alongside paintings by cutting edge Glasgow Boysl twentieth century rebels and pioneering women.

  • mapFine Art Society, Edinburgh
  • calander15 August - 03 September 2018

The Fleming Collection recommends


Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s

  • map City Art Centre, Edinburgh
  • calander 2020-09-12 - 2021-06-06

Hidden Door Live

  • map Hidden Door
Online Exhibition

The Scottish Colourists Curation

  • map Art UK
Online Exhibition

Eyes as Big as Plates

  • map An Lanntair
Online Exhibition

January Blues

  • map The Scottish Gallery
  • calander 2021-01-06 - 2021-01-30
Online Exhibition

Modern Scotland: A Private Collection of Scottish Art

  • map Lyon and Turnbull
  • calander 2021-01-20