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Arty Saturdays ‘Barbara Rae’

Every Saturday 23 August – 13 December, 1-3pm (All ages)

Challenge yourself to a new art activity inspired by Barbara Rae’s artwork. Spin the colour wheel to look at the colour combinations. Rub different surfaces to create texture. Draw from your memories of your favourite places. Spot the different lines and shapes from the prints on display.

Make and Use a Viewfinder

Mon 13 October, 11am-12pm and 2-3pm (All ages)

Gather at the Gateway Galleries to make your very own viewfinder. Pick up your pencil and join us on our beach walk along the West Sands. Sketch views of St Andrews then compare your choices with Barbara Rae's back in the gallery. Please wear suitable clothing for an outdoor walk. Free, but booking is essential. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Brilliant Badges

Weds 15 October, 1.30-3.30pm (All ages)

Build a brilliant badge inspired by the artwork of Barbara Rae. Use bright colours and bold lines to recreate your favourite place. Free, drop-in, no booking required.

Crazy Collage

Fri 17 October, 1.30-3.30pm (All ages)

Create a crazy collage at the Gateway Galleries. Look at Barbara Rae's paintings and prints and try to copy some of the shapes and marks into your own picture. Rip, tear, cut, stick, paste and experiment with different paper and patterns. Free, drop in, no booking required.


Adult programme

Place and Process

Fri 31 October, 1.30-2.15pm

Learn about the importance of place and process in Barbara Rae's work and see how it fits within the context of Scottish landcape painting at this informal gallery talk by Bill Hare. Hare is Honorary Teaching Fellow in Scottish Art History at the University of Edinburgh and recently wrote a monograph on Barbara Rae for her book, published in 2008.


Artist talk: Barbara Rae

Thurs 6 November, 5.30-6.15pm

Join Barbara Rae, one of Britain's most outstanding contemporary artists in the Gateway Galleries as she talks about her inspirations and processes. A great opportunity to look in detail at Rae's artwork and meet the artist.