'Modern Scottish Women: Painters and Sculptors 1885-1965' is an exhibition of work by Scottish women artists at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Concentrating on painters and sculptors, it covers the period from 1885, when Fra Newbery became Director of Glasgow School of Art, until 1965, the year of Anne Redpath’s death.
Before the 19th century, women were excluded from most forms of artistic training. In 1845, Glasgow School of Art was founded, and by 1848 its classes were co-educational. Its first female member of staff was Elizabeth Patrick who was appointed in 1855. Edinburgh College of Art was founded in 1908, and had male and female staff and students from the start. In 1990, artist Mary Armour recalled her own experience at art school, noting: ‘my advice to any young woman walking through [the doors of an art school] today: it won’t be easy. The life of an artist is never easy. Things have changed some though, and there are now more and more opportunities for women in art and design’.
In this film artists Abigail Webster, Moyna Flannigan and John Beagles were invited to discuss their own experiences of studying and teaching art.
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