Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Five exhibitions to inspire you this autumn

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We’re on a break until October 26  but that’s no excuse to neglect your art.

There’s lots of places to seek inspiration over the next few weeks.

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

The Main Gallery is hosting Remembering the Great War, an exhibition that marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War I. This show has been developed by the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and includes famous Scottish artists, as well as the lesser known. There is a rich variety of portraits and other related works in various media and the exhibition provides an opportunity to learn about the impact of the war and the key role that Scotland and its people played.

  • Until November 5.

Related to this, the Small Gallery hosts Next of Kin, which showcases a range of family keepsakes, including postcards, letters and photographs.

IMAG is one of eight museums and galleries working with National Museums Scotland to exhibit objects and archives in this show.

  • Until November 5.



Iona Gallery, Kingussie

Jon Scheuler’s Skyscapes will be on show at the Iona Gallery until the end of the month. This exhibition coincides with the centenary of the artist’s birth. The Milwaukee-born painter studied in California before moving to New York in the 1950s.

In 1957 he came to Mallaig and the landscape he found there influenced his work throughout the 1960s. In 1970, he returned to the village and stayed for five years, returning most summers until his death in 1992.

  • Until October 29

Meanwhile, you’ll have to be quick to catch the photography exhibition in the Small Gallery : Lost in the Glen features landscape works by Preslava Gancheva, of Bulgaria.

  • Until October 15

But even if you do miss out on that, another small exhibition is due to replace it. Local artist Lynne Cairney’s latest collection is Back to the Farm.

  • From October 17-30