The Glasgow Boys and Girls

Online exhibition

The Glasgow Boys and Girls

We are delighted to announce the launch of The Glasgow Boys and Girls, a virtual exhibition curated by the Fleming Collection and hosted by Art UK which can be viewed here

The Glasgow Boys and Girls were a group of radical young artists, most of whom came from Glasgow or thereabouts, who rebelled against the jaded Victorian passion for highland scenes and story-telling pictures. They sprang to prominence in the 1880s as documentary painters of rural life in all its harsh reality.

The virtual display is a forerunner to the exhibition The Glasgow Boys and Girls which would have opened at the Granary Gallery this week, however we still plan to stage the exhibition later this year, with more details announced as soon as we can.

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

To hang alongside highlights from the Fleming Collection, other stand out pieces from public collections including the National Galleries of Scotland and the National Trust for Scotland have also been selected.

We invite you to spend the time exploring the work of the Glasgow Boys and Girls and learn more about the works of  E A Walton, John Lavery and Bessie MacNicol amongst others, from the comfort of your home. 

View the online exhibition here

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