The Stirling Smith has been shortlisted at the Museums Change Lives Awards 2021

The Smith has been shortlisted for the Museums Association Museums Change Lives Awards in the category of ‘Best Small Museum Project’. During the lockdowns of 2020 when The Smith had to close our doors, we increased our presence on social media and other online platforms. However, we were aware that

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Hidden HerStories at The Smith by Samantha Musser

It has been a pleasure to serve as the Hidden HerStories project intern this spring at The Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum as a complement to my postgraduate studies in art history at The University of Edinburgh. During this time, I have seen first-hand how the Smith thoughtfully tells

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Thomas Stuart Smith’s Victorian Black Portraiture by Laura Baliman

I recently undertook this internship with the Stirling Smith as a Masters student at the University of Edinburgh in Modern and Contemporary Art: History, Criticism and Curating. I focused on Thomas Stuart Smith’s three portraits of black men painted in 1869, and I sought to recognise their position within the

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The April 2021 Poetry Roundabout

Click the link below for the April Poetry Roundabout. April 2021 Poetry Roundabout

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The March 2021 Poetry Roundabout

Click the link below for the March Poetry Roundabout. The April 2021 Roundabout will take place on Zoom Friday 9 April at 7.30 p.m.  Email John at johnjcoutts@gmail.com for the link. You can also send a chosen poem, your own work or a favourite, to the same address by Monday,

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Further Meanderings of the Mind from Poet, Anne B Murray

In our last exhibition, Meanders, we asked people to share their memories of the lockdown with us.  Local poet, Anne B Murray sent in her reminisces of the first lockdown, and now has reflected on the latest lockdown. At Lockdown 2 [November 23rd – December 13th 2020], I started to

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The February 2021 Poetry Roundabout

Click the link below for the February Poetry Roundabout. The March 2021 ‘Springtime Edition’ Roundabout will take place on Zoom Friday March 5th at 7.p.m.  Email John at johnjcoutts@gmail.com for the link. You can also send a chosen poem, your own work or a favourite, to the same address by

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Lockdown Meanders from Poet, Anne B Murray

In our latest exhibition Meanderings: A Walk Through The Smith’s Collection, we asked visitors to reflect on their walks and explorations during lockdown whilst they stroll through a selection of our art collection.  The artwork on display depicts nature in various forms, seasons and locations.  At the end of the

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The January 2021 Poetry Roundabout

The new year has brought some new changes.  Not only is the monthly roundabout now being held on Zoom but you can download the pdf by clicking the link below.  Enjoy!   January 2021 Roundabout

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The Pipe of Freedom launches The Guardian’s Great British Art Tour

The Guardian‘s Great British Art Tour began today.  This new series, created in partnership with ArtUK, will showcase some of the great works of art housed in collections across Britain. The series is a great way to do a little art exploration from the safety of our homes. The work

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