Darkness on the Edge of Democracy by Andrew Hay

The Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum continues the celebration of its 150th anniversary with a new art exhibition by Andrew Hay. 2024 is a landmark year for The Stirling Smith.  Not only is the museum celebrating its 150th anniversary and the 900th year of Stirling as a Royal Burgh

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MACH2 by David & Robert Mach

The Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum is pleased to herald their 150th anniversary with the first joint exhibition of David and Robert Mach. MACH2 brings together the two artists’ colourful and thought-provoking artwork.  Heavily influenced by the pop art movement, the Mach brothers are attracted to everyday objects as

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The Smith at 150: Forth Valley College Takeover

In 2024 The Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum turns 150 years old.  Over the next year, we will be celebrating 150 years of serving Stirling and surrounding areas as a gallery, museum, and cultural centre. This of course, this invites the question of ‘what will the next 150 years

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Moving Minds by MECOPP

Moving Minds is an exhibition created by MECOPP (Minority Ethnic Carers of People Project) from an anthology of work composed by Gypsy/Travellers across Scotland. It forms part of an ongoing project aiming to break down existing prejudices and end the discrimination many have experienced. In an open, honest, and often

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Son of a Miner: An Exhibition of Photography by David Malcolmson

An avid photographer throughout his life, it was David Malcolmson’s dream to have an exhibition in his local museum, The Stirling Smith.  Son of a Miner sees this wish come to fruition with an exhibition of street photography depicting life in 1960s and 70s Stirling and London. David was a

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Unbroken Threads by The Stirling Stitchers

The intricate and timeless art of embroidery takes centre stage at The Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum’s latest exhibition, Unbroken Threads by The Stirling Stitchers. The Stirling Stitchers are a group of crafters united by their shared love of embroidery and textile arts.  Formerly the Stirling and District Branch

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Painting the Polar Landscape by Lesley Burr

This winter, the Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum is pleased to present an art exhibition three years in the making: Painting the Polar Landscape by Lesley Burr. In 2019, Lesley was selected by The Friends of Scott Polar Research Institute as the Arctic Artist in Residence. The residency took

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Woven Identities: Tartan meets Koru by Mitchell Manuel

This Autumn, The Smith hosts an art exhibition that tells the story of shared heritage through tartan. Woven Identities by Aotearoa New Zealand artist, Mitchell Manuel explores, celebrates, and expresses whakapapa (genealogical) and cultural connections between Māori and Scottish people. Mitch draws upon the iconic visual symbolism of tartan and

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Kings Park Through the Seasons by Sue Beach

As Stirling celebrates its 20th anniversary of city status, The Smith invites you to journey through one of its most beautiful and beloved sites. In 2019 Sue Beach found inspiration behind everyday activities in Kings Park, Stirling. Over the course of two years, and in every type of Scottish weather,

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The Glory of the Ride by DJ Scooby

The Stirling Smith is pleased to host an exhibition celebrating the dance music scene in the 1980s and 1990s through DJ Scooby’s gig posters. Legendary Bannockburn boy, Stuart ‘Scooby’ Cochrane is a pioneering DJ and producer who helped take music, clubs, and rave culture to new levels in the 1980s

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