The Goldfinch

The National Galleries Scotland in Edinburgh has revealed details of its autumn programme; highlights include a showing of The Goldfinch, and a landscape photography exhibition.

The Galleries comprises three attractions; The Scottish National Gallery, The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

Admission to all three galleries is free, although GTOs should note that some exhibitions come with a charge. Here are some of the autumn season highlights…

The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch, described as one of the most iconic paintings in the world, has never been seen in Scotland before.

The painting, created by Carel Fabritius in 1654, will be on loan to the Scottish National Gallery for six weeks only, from 4th November to 18th December.

Admission to see it will be free.

A New Order

Also free will be an exhibition by artists Karla Black and Kishio Suga, titled A New Order.

Running from 22nd October until 19th February at The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, this exhibition focuses on both artists’ use of everyday materials and how they use them to create sculpture in response to specific spaces.

Black is a Glasgow-based contemporary artist, renowned for large-scale abstract sculptures, which are often composed of materials such as cellophane, soap, eye shadow and toothpaste.

Japan-born Suga will re-create some of his most celebrated works, and will also make an entirely new piece conceived especially for the show.

The View from Here

Landscape photography exhibition The View from Here, will run from 29th October until 30th April at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

Exploring the theme of landscape through photographs from the 1840s to the present day, this exhibition brings together a selection of prints that transport the viewer around the world, from Niagara Falls to the Egyptian Pyramids.

Group booking information

Parties of ten or more are advised to book a visit to any of the galleries in advance.

A guided highlights tour, a temporary exhibition tour or a bespoke tour of a theme of a groups’ choosing can be arranged.

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Lead image: The Goldfinch. (Photo credit: Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague).