National Galleries of Scotland 2024 exhibition programme announced

06 December 2023
Sir John Lavery, View of Edinburgh from the Castle, 1917. City Art Centre, Museums & Galleries Edinburgh
Coal mining, activism, impressionism and national treasures are among the highlights of exhibitions hosted by National Galleries of Scotland in 2024.

National Galleries of Scotland announces an extraordinary programme of unmissable free and ticketed exhibitions for 2024, on sale now. Take a trip with Lavery on Location, feel empowered by Women in Revolt!, get lost in Drawings from Chatsworth House, marvel at the eccentric world of Paolozzi at 100 or embrace the defiant and inspiring works of Everlyn Nicodemus.

Visitors can indulge their wanderlust in National Galleries of Scotland’s summer exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy, An Irish Impressionist: Lavery on Location, from 20 July to 27 October. 

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At Modern Two, be inspired by stories of collaboration, creativity and rebellion with Women in Revolt! Art and Activism in the UK 1970-1990 from 25 May 2024 to 26 January 2025. Touring from Tate Britain, this major survey of feminist art celebrates the women who challenged and changed the face of British culture. Discover the powerful and often provocative work of over 100 artists and collectives forged against the backdrop of seismic social, economic and political change over two decades. 

For the first time ever in Scotland discover Dürer to Van Dyck: Drawings from Chatsworth House, home to the Devonshire family. From 9 November 2024 - 23 February 2025 get a closer look at one of the finest and most significant holdings of drawings anywhere in the world, at the Royal Scottish Academy. A spectacular group of 50 Flemish, Dutch, Early Netherlandish, and German drawings and watercolours, spanning from about 1500 to 1700, will be exhibited. 

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In January,  celebrate 100 years since the birth of Scottish 'father of Pop’ Eduardo Paolozzi at Modern Two. Packed with the artist’s most popular works, Paolozzi at 100 allows you take a step inside the wacky and eclectic mind of the artist and his take on popular culture and the machine age.

In a free exhibition at the Portrait from 23 March until September, Before and After Coal: Images and Voices from Scotland’s Mining Communities hears from those who are the lifeblood of these, once booming, areas.

From 19 October 2024 to 25 May 2025 get ready for the first ever retrospective exhibition by Tanzania-born, Edinburgh-based artist, Everlyn Nicodemus at Modern One. Discover works spanning 40 years of the artist’s life, as well as new works created especially for this show.