North to South: Highlights from the Aberdeen Art Gallery & Towner Art Gallery Collections
North to South will present selected paintings from the Towner Collection alongside highlights from the Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums Collection.
Bringing paintings from one of the most northerly galleries in Scotland to Towner, on the most southerly edge of the UK, this collection display will provide an insightful overview of these two significant collections.
Although Aberdeen Art Gallery is currently closed to the public until winter 2017 for large-scale refurbishment and building work, it has still been able to lend a large number of their key paintings to Towner for this collaborative exhibition.
North to South will include works by artists such as George Clausen, Henry La Thangue, Paul Nash, Eric Ravilious, Edward Bawden, Duncan Grant, Christopher Wood, and Edward Wadsworth, whose work also features in Towner’s permanent collection.
The exhibition is also providing an opportunity to bring a number of important artists, including Charles Conder, Joan Eardley and Alexander Nasmyth, to Towner for the first time. A number of these artists, while Scottish by birth or living in Scotland, had a connection to or painted the South Coast.
Roger Fry, The Breakfast Table, c.1918. Image courtesy of Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum
Charles Conder, The Shore at Dornoch, 1896. Image courtesy of Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum