ref: c3q Jul 20-Oct 28 2012 THE GALLERY at LINLITHGOW BURGH HALLS Robert Mapplethorpe: The Scottish Tour - Open a 'pdf' of this press release - return to Galleries PR Index

ARTIST ROOMS On Tour with the Art Fund


A selection of photographs by the celebrated American photographer, Robert Mapplethorpe is touring three

Scottish venues in 2012 as part of ARTIST ROOMS on Tour. Mapplethorpe has proven to be one of the most

provocative photographers of the 20th century; renowned for his magnificent, large scale black and white

photographs which have inspired artistic debate and intrigue.

Each tour venue has selected photographs from the ARTIST ROOMS collection to curate individual

exhibitions. These include studies of flowers, iconic self-portraits and portraits of many of the most influential

artists, writers and musicians of the period - including Andy Warhol, Truman Capote and Patti Smith.

Following a very successful exhibition at Dunoon Burgh Hall the tour transfers to:


Friday 20 July - Sunday 28 October 2012

The gallery at Linlithgow Burgh Halls shows a continuous, changing programme of high quality solo shows,

touring exhibitions and new commissioned work. This exhibition will examine Mapplethorpe’s understanding

of form and light in the composition of formal portraits, still life and figurative works that celebrate the sensual

quality of nature and the human body.

Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm; Tuesday and Thursday 9am - 9pm;

Sun: 11am - 5pm


Saturday 10 November 2012 - Saturday 27 April 2013

Perth Museum & Art Gallery will be the final venue for ARTIST ROOMS Robert Mapplethorpe. The works

chosen for this exhibition relate strongly to the museum’s permanent collection of fine art that includes

portraits from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Dutch old master still lifes and studies of the nude and

human figure, a staple of western art dating back to the classical forms of Greek sculpture.

Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm Sun 1pm – 4.30pm (until Sept)

Please note:

Robert Mapplethorpe’s work is often of an adult nature – sexually explicit and provocative.

While exhibitions as part of the ARTIST ROOMS tour do not contain overtly sexually explicit images,

they may contain images of both male and female nudity.

ARTIST ROOMS On Tour is an inspired partnership with the Art Fund - the fundraising charity for works of

art, making available the ARTIST ROOMS collection of international contemporary art to galleries throughout

the UK. ARTIST ROOMS is jointly owned by Tate and National Galleries of Scotland and was established

through The d’Offay Donation in 2008, with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Art

Fund and the Scottish and British Governments.