The Friends of the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum
The Friends of the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum

DateNews
29 March 2019Major Donation from the Friends
28 February 2018Tesco Bags of Help
01 September 2017Oswald's Fans
14 March 2017Greer Ralston acquisition
14 April 2016Gilbert & Sullivan Gates
25 February 2016Public Catalogue Foundation and Art UK
12 January 2016New Seating for Ailie's Garden
16 October 2015James Wedlake's Art Lectures
08 September 2015The George Forrest Planting
01 August 2015 Conservation Story 1
26 June 2015King of the Scots in Battle

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Major Donation from the Friends
Friday 29 March 2019

The Trustees of the Stirling Smith, together with the new Director Caroline Mathers, have completed the first phase of their plan for the future of the Stirling Smith: Gallery Two has been totally refurbished with the help of a donation of £20,000 from the Friends of the Smith. The Gallery is now showing an exhibition from the permanent collection called “The Man Who Could Paint Anything: The Legacy of Thomas Stuart Smith.”

David Mitchell, Chair of the Trustees, expressed his thanks to the Friends for this significant contribution and for all the work which went into raising these funds. He said “For such a gift to have been made is a welcome endorsement for the future. I think we are all excited to see this project progress so that we can enjoy our collections in an environment worthy of our collective aspirations for the future.”

The refurbished gallery is part of a major redevelopment project over the next few years. The Smith is presently developing proposals with Reiach and Hall Architects, whose work also includes the Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries, the forthcoming Impact Centre music hall in Edinburgh and the soon to be unveiled refurbishment of the Aberdeen Art Gallery.