The featured artists are Frances Walker and James Morrison, two brilliant painters who very much inspire me and my work. I've seen Frances Walker's Antarctic Suite of six large oil paintings and associated prints before, in 2010 when they were exhibited at Aberdeen Art Gallery in Place Observed in Solitude. She's so good.
James Morrison's work I know from years of solo shows at The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh, most recently From Angus to the Antarctic, last month. His paintings are also in oil but used in a totally different way to Frances Walker - thinly thinly, almost as watercolour. I haven't seen anyone else paint like him.
The McManus is a great place.
Oh, and there's a cafe.
And a humpback whale skeleton.
|McManus Art Gallery & Museum|
|Just look at those cliffs.|
William G. Burn Murdoch - Dundee Antarctic Whaling Expedition (1892-93)
|my exhibition notes in sketchbook.|
a great way to remember what you've seen, what you thought, what you might wish to reference in the future.
Previous Dundee blog posts
2020 - Gallery Q, DCA, V&A, cormorant trying to swallow a flatfish - http://landscapeartnaturebirds.blogspot.com/2020/01/scotland-by-rail-dundee-gallery-q-dca-v.html
2017 - Balgay Hill & Cemetery and lots of Martin Hill (and a very interesting local comment at the end by Jim Crumley) - http://landscapeartnaturebirds.blogspot.com/2017/04/scotland-by-rail-dundee-balgay-hill.html
How to get there:
Trains to Dundee leave:
- Edinburgh and Aberdeen frequently, journey time a bit over an hour.
- Glasgow frequently, journey time a bit under an hour and a half
- Perth every hour, journey time about half an hour