The Poetry Roundabout Baird and Hardie Memorial Edition September 2020 Edited by John Coutts, Poet in Residence In this edition we commemorate John Baird and Andrew Hardie, put to death in Stirling on Sept 6th 1820. Broadside ballad, 1830s (republished in Forward, 1912) There was widespread industrial unrest in Scotland
Poetry Roundabout August 2020 Edited by John Coutts, Poet in Residence If all the pens that ever poets held Had fed the feeling of their master’s thoughts, And every sweetness that inspir’d their hearts, Their minds, and muses on admired themes; If all the heavenly quintessence they still From their
The Smith is proud to house a collection of watercolours by Jane Anne Wright (1842-1922). Wright was born into a well-connected family and on her visits to wealthy Stirling families, she often painted their estates. This week on social media, we have explored just some of her watercolours of greater
Poetry Roundabout July 2020 Edited by John Coutts, Poet in Residence ‘The lunatic, the lover and the poet Are of imagination all compact… The poet’s eye, in fine frenzy rolling, Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven, And as imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown,
While museums have been closed due to the coronavirus, the Guardian has set up a weekly art quiz so people can explore and engage with art collections across the UK from the comfort of their own home. This week, the quiz is all about artwork in our very own collection.
The closure of museums has prompted ArtUK to create a new tool for curating virtual exhibitions using artwork from collections across the UK. Since the Stirling Smith’s exhibiting exhibition programme for 2020 has been delayed, we thought we would test this new ‘Curations’ tool out with an exhibition looking at
Poetry Roundabout June 2020 Leaving Lockdown (?) Edition Edited by John Coutts, Poet in Residence ‘…Fair Quiet, have I found thee here, And Innocence, thy sister dear! Mistaken long, I sought you then In busy companies of men; Your sacred plants, if here below, Only among the plants will grow.
The Stirling Smith is launching a weekly art history video series beginning on 17 June. While the museum is closed we still feel it is important to produce engaging content for the community. We hope that you will enjoy this introduction to art history series. What was rebellious about the
Together with a local mindfulness business, Tranceform Therapies, the Stirling Smith has been hosting free online mindfulness sessions on our Facebook page. The sessions, which began on 13 May, take place every second Wednesday via Facebook Live and look at a different painting each time. The first session focused on A
On Monday, 18 May we celebrated International Museum Day with museums and galleries across the world…and now in the digital sphere. Nintendo’s latest release, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has taken the world by storm and it too, is celebrating International Museum Day. For those who don’t know, the game