Shaking Up Scotland Event

Well hello there everyone! We are putting on a rather fabulous event as part of the rather fabulous From Her, To Her project by Terra Incognita. We are genuinely thrilled to be part of this project, and we would love you to come along to our Shaking Up Scotland event on November 14th, it should…

SSAH Research Grants

Anyone looking for support with their research in art/art history should check out the Scottish Society of Art History who offer grants from £50-500.  The deadline is the 31st October! As a past recipient, I can highly recommend applying.  Further details can be found below. Follow them on Twitter @SSAHistory.  

Heritage Hits – Things to do in Autumn

Hello all! We are very sorry for the radio silence over the last few weeks but due to the recent events in Glasgow (namely a second fire at a very well-known building) and our PhD’s, we have been a bit snowed under with work. We have however, managed to compile a list of ‘heritage hits’…

Jessie Newbery – A charmingly gentle artist & a strong backbone

Jessie Wylie Newbery (1864–1948) was born in Paisley, near Glasgow, on 28 May 1864, one of the four children of William Rowat and his wife, Margaret Downie Hill. William Rowat was a shawl manufacturer and later tea importer who had strong views about women receiving an education. She attended a private school in Paisley before…

The Possilpark Library Murals

The six murals for Possilpark library were designed and executed by Glasgow School of Art (GSA) students under the careful guidance of Professor Maurice Greiffenhagen (1862-1931) and Robert Anning Bell (1863-1933). Previously, Greiffenhagen had designed and painted seven panels for the Glasgow Department Store Pettigrew & Stephens which are now housed in the Hunterian Museum….

A ‘Dark, vivid type’ – Dorothy Carleton Smyth

Artist, designer, and teacher Dorothy Carleton Smyth was born in Glasgow in 1880. She began her studies at Manchester School of Art studying under Walter Crane, later continuing her training at Glasgow School of Art under Fra Newbury. During her time at GSA, Dorothy took a variety of classes including Drawing, Painting, and Stained Glass….

Female Networks Early Career Study Day – 29th June 2017

Listen up researchers – We have a great opportunity for Post-graduate and Early Career Researchers! Want to take part in an inter-disciplinary study day? Want to experience Academic Speed-dating for the first time? And meet some cool, like-minded people while doing it? We have the event for you! The History Girls, with a fantastic team…

Painted Ladies & Kellie Castle

As you may have noticed, we have been very quiet over the last couple of months. Really, this is due to our PhD’s and other heritage projects taking over our lives which we whole-heartedly apologise for.  To prove how busy we have been, over the next couple of months we will be presenting some of…

The Winter Lowdown: January-March

It’s cold, I’m overweight, and my liver is screaming at me to stop drinking. This can only mean one thing… It’s January! I am in the very fortunate position that I LOVE my job, but my first Monday back in the office was not easy, the Christmas fog caused by gluttony and slothful behaviour had…

GSA Degree Show 2016

  Last week both Rachael and myself were lucky enough to be invited along to the Glasgow School of Art Degree Show 2016. Although we very much enjoyed partaking in the free booze, we both managed to take some great photographs of the work displayed at the Reid Building and the fantastic fashion show. For…

Exhibition Review: Turner at the Scottish National Gallery

An exhibition?  In January?  Are you mad?  No I’m not, and never fear, it’s free!  I know you are all poor, tired, fed up, and wondering whether humans could hibernate, but this is exactly why you should pile some clothes on top of your jammies and drag yourself to the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh for…