We, at Blackhall St.Columba’s, are very fortunate indeed! On Saturday 30th October 2021 at 2.30pm we are hosting a very special event that you will not want to miss. 

Dr. Maureen Park will join us to present an illustrated talk on ‘Art Treasures of the National Gallery, Edinburgh’.

The Scottish National Gallery here in Edinburgh is home to an outstanding collection of art and we are very lucky to have it on our doorstep. This talk will explore some of its finest paintings from the 15th century to the late 19th century. Among the artists to be represented will be Raphael, Titian, Vermeer, Gainsborough, Constable, Landseer and Monet as well as a range of works by Scottish artists including Ramsay, Raeburn, Wilkie and McTaggart.

Our delightful speaker brings the art she talks about to life and inspires everyone to revisit our art galleries and see these masterpieces for ourselves and with a renewed enthusiasm and greater understanding.

In her early career, Maureen was Assistant Keeper of Fine Art at Glasgow Art Gallery and Curator of Haggs Castle Museum. She has recently retired as Senior Lecturer in History of Art at Glasgow University’s Adult Education Department. For more than 40 years she has lectured at the university and for many art, historical and medical societies and has published widely. Her PhD led to the publication of her book, Art in Madness, in 2010, and an exhibition on the art produced by 19th century patients at Crichton Royal Hospital in Dumfries. 

Put 30th October in your diaries now and join us in the sanctuary of Blackhall St.Columba’s for a very special afternoon.

Sir Henry Raeburn

Revd Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch c1795

National Galleries of Scotland


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