Northern Lights in London
Monday 30 November
Masterpieces from Aberdeen Art Gallery: A St Andrew’s night celebration. The Scottish Group invites you to a private London viewing at the Fleming Collection of masterworks from the Aberdeen Art Gallery, which is closed for redevelopment. Highlights include JMW Turner’s watercolour Caerlaverock Castle, David Wilkie’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington on the eve of Waterloo, a superb portrait by Scottish enlightenment painter, Allan Ramsay, as well as work by masters of the twentieth century including Charles Rennie Macintosh, Joan Eardley and James Cowie.
At a time when Scotland is rarely out of the political headlines, this is a unique chance to take a look at what the country has to offer in terms of high art and culture, led by James Knox, who will also seek to define what makes Scottish art unique. The Fleming Foundation owns the finest collection of Scottish art in private hands, which was built up and endowed by the Fleming banking family. Its charitable aim is to promote Scottish art and creativity outside Scotland.
James Knox (MBA 79), Director, the Fleming Foundation, born and brought up in Scotland. He has pursued a career as a writer, as publisher of the Spectator and the Art Newspaper, and as an art consultant. He has campaigned to save Scottish cultural assets such as Dumfries House in Ayrshire and is now in charge of regenerating the county town of Ayr. INSEAD taught him a healthy respect for cash flow, essential for his survival in the creative industries, but it also taught him the knack of creative thinking in tight corners.
His talk will be accompanied and followed by delicious drinks and canapés – a great way to celebrate St Andrew’s night. What’s not to like?
VENUE Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation
13 Berkeley Street, London W1J 8DU
Nearest tube: Green Park
TIME 19:00 for 19:15 prompt tour
COST Members £30 / Non-members and guests £40
REFRESHMENTS Wine and canapés