Emma Gillies: Potter & Muse

RSA Library Exhibition


Emma Gillies (1900-1936) was a highly talented potter and studied both at Edinburgh College of Art and the Royal College in London. Also the younger sister of the painter, William Gillies, she sat for him many times but tragically her life was cut short by a fatal illness.


This display of paintings, photographs, pottery and personal belongings drawn from the permanent collection of the Royal Scottish Academy, explores Emma’s own work and her relationship with William Gillies.


The RSA Library display is only open on Mondays 10am – 5pm or by appointment. To arrange a viewing outside of this time please call 0131 225 6671 or for more information about the exhibition please contact the RSA Collections Department on 0131 624 6277.