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Current Exhibitions: Gateway Galleries


 Exhibition poster for the temporary exhibition Barbara Rae: Place and Process

Barbara Rae: Place and Process

23 August – 13th December 2014 

Gateway Galleries

Enjoy this opportunity to see recent work by one of Britain’s outstanding contemporary artists. Barbara Rae is known for her bold use of colour and travels extensively to sketch and gain inspiration for her distinctive abstract works.  This exhibition explores the print-making and painterly processes that define Rae’s work and the constantly evolving technical methods she employs. Barbara Rae is a Royal Academician and the recipient of numerous awards including a CBE and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of St Andrews. There will also be a parallel display of Rae’s work in the School of Art History, 79 North Street, which is open Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm. Free.

‘Journeys – 600 Years of the University of St Andrews’

This exhibition aims to celebrate the University’s long and distinguished history, placing key events in the context of other world events and examining this history from the point of view of students (both past and present), staff and the general St Andrews community.

The exhibition is laid out in four display cases, with one theme per case being examined:

  • Journeys Through Time
  • Journeys Around the World
  • Journeys of the Imagination
  • Armchair Journeys

Objects from across the University’s collections and from a broad range of time periods are displayed to help visitors examine these themes, and personal responses to (or recollections of) these objects form a basis to help visitors connect with them.

Two large wall spaces contain a timeline of University events, placed in context of Scottish and world events and a wall graphic based on benefactors to the University.