Argyll and Bute painting in national exhibition

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Published Date: 

19 Oct 2015 - 16:47

A painting owned by Argyll and Bute Council is to go on display at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art as part of an exhibition that will celebrate the work of Scottish female artists.

Hôpital Auxiliaire d’Armée 301 by Norah Neilson Gray was given to the Council by the artist's sister in 1984 and is currently displayed in Helensburgh Library. However, from 7th November the oil painting will be on loan to the Edinburgh gallery until 1st July 2016 as part of its Modern Scottish Women exhibition.

The painting will feature alongside more than 90 pieces of work by female artists and sculptors spanning from 1885 until 1965.

The Council's Policy Lead for Community and Culture, Councillor Robin Currie said, "I am extremely happy that one of our paintings is to be displayed at such a revelatory exhibition. The exhibition will showcase some of the finest female artists this country has had throughout the years. Norah Neilson Gray was born in Helensburgh and I am delighted that a painting by an artist from Argyll and Bute is contributing to this."