Ages of Wonder on Tour

Opening Times variable, check with venues


Following the success of our recent Ages of Wonder exhibition we are delighted that The Art of Etching and Life School Galleries are heading out on tour around Scotland in 2018/19. 



Maclaurin Galleries, Ayr: 22 Jan – 11 Mar 2018

Paisley Museum and Art Gallery: 26 Apr – 24 Jun 2018

Biggar Museum: 6 Jul – 29 Sept 2018

Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries: 24 Nov 2018 – 2 Feb 2019

Borders Art Fair, Kelso Town Hall: 15 – 17 Mar 2019


The Art of Etching tells the story of fine art printmaking in Scotland, from the work of Alexander Runciman to the best printmakers of the present day.  The exhibition combines work from the RSA collections, with the new prints created during Ages of Wonder by artists Delia Baillie, Kate Downie, Stuart Duffin, Paul Furneaux, Jessica Harrison, Marion Smith and Frances Walker. 



Linlithgow Burgh Halls: 26 Jan – 15 Jul 2018

Rozelle House, Ayr: 20 Aug – 13 Oct 2018

Dundoon Burgh Halls: 27 Oct – 24 Nov 2018


Focussing on the history of the RSA as a teaching institution, The Life School includes anatomical firsts and old master copies, amazing early paintings from the life by the likes of S J Peploe and Robert Brough and contemporary responses by Beth Fisher and George Donald.  A major part of this exhibition are the life studies made by emerging artists during the live life school, held in Ages of Wonder.  Fantastic new drawings by Paul Brady, Pavel Isupov, Kane McLay, Louiza Nomikou, Gabrielle Seguin, Lana Svirejeva-Hopkins and Suzanne Taylor shine a contemporary light on the history of the life school collections.