Guardians of Scotland Trust

The exhibition of the six finalists in the Guardians of Scotland Trust competition for the design of an artwork to commemorate the part of both William Wallace and Andrew de Moray continues at the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum until 21 February. Moray died not long after the battle

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Drouthy Neebours, The Great Art Quest

Today’s story is about the up and coming generation of Stirling artists. This painting by Liam McQueen of Riverside Primary School is one of many in the Great Art Quest exhibition at the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum which takes its inspiration from Robert Burns’ great poem Tam O’

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Scottish Silver

Some of the best contemporary silver made in Scotland is currently on show in the Silver of the Stars exhibition in the Stirling Smith, sponsored by the Edinburgh Incorporation of Goldsmiths. The local star of the show is the work of Dunblane – based silver and goldsmith Graham Stewart who

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Leaving for the Front, The Great War

The photograph shows a scene in Stirling Station all too common a hundred years ago as battalion after battalion left Stirling, either for further training or for service in the Great War. Families gathered on the platform to say farewell, possibly for the last time. Stirling Station has never been

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Stirling Bridge by Iona Leishman

11 September is the 718th anniversary of the Battle of Stirling Bridge, the battle which William Wallace and Andrew de Moray won, against all the odds, and an English army of invasion. This small, spirited work of 2010 was gifted to the Smith collections by Friend of the Smith Moira

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Cards from the Front – World War 1

The exhibition ‘A Stirling 100’ remembering the impact World War one had on Stirling, opens at the Stirling Smith on Friday at 11am,2015, and all are welcome to attend. The exhibition from the University of Stirling, with the support of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, features photographs of the parish

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Dr. Griffiths’s Gift to Stirling – Barnwell Model

A new treasure, added to the current Treasures of the Smith exhibition, is a 1/16th scale model of the famous plane built by Frank and Harold Barnwell, whose family home was Elco House, Balfron. Both brothers were educated at Fettes Academy, Edinburgh and their father was managing director of Fairfields

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Suffragette Stitches, Marion Wallace Dunlop

The Treasures of the Smith exhibition, which runs until 4 October has a new acquisition of some significance. It is an embroidered fire screen by the famous suffragette activist and artist, Marion Wallace Dunlop (1864-1942). The subject is Spring and features a woman in long purple robes surrounded by blue

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Edwardian Holidays in Stirling, James McDonald RSW

Today’s story is a holiday themed painting in the Stirling Smith collections by artist James McDonald RSW. Born in Stirling in 1956, James studied at Edinburgh College of Art, completing his post-graduate year there in 1979. Working initially in the field of printmaking (advanced intaglio techniques), since 1989 he has

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Eduardo Paolozzi

The summer exhibition showcasing the Treasures of the Smith opened last week and runs until 4 October. ‘Crash Head’ by Eduardo Paolozzi, created in 1972, is perhaps one of the lesser known sculptures in the collection. It was gifted by the Scottish Arts Council in 1998, when the decision was

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