AAG&M Past Exhibitions - 2002

Aberdeen Art Gallery

W Barns-Graham: Painting as Celebration
(26 January - 16 March)

Major exhibition celebrating the work of St. Andrews-born Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, a key figure, since the 1940s, within the group of artists associated with St. Ives, and including her work from the last 15 years.


Painting with Smoke - Raku Ceramics by David Roberts
(26 January - 16 March)

Works by the distinguished potter, ranging from vessel forms to exciting new sculptural pieces.


(30 January - 13 April)

Superb examples, from Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums' Collections, of this decorative technique involving embroidering complex flowers and decorative motifs with white thread onto white fabric.


City Futures: Urban Lives
(4 February - 23 February)

An exhibition illustrating a vision for Aberdeen as a world class city, based on a comprehensive Urban Realm study commissioned by Aberdeen City Centre Partnership.


Everyday Treasures
(9 February - 8 February 2003)

Ceramic objects and how they function in society, including magnificent pieces from British and European porcelain factories, studio pottery, Staffordshire flat-back figures and examples of Aberdeen's Seaton Pottery.


Aberdeen Artists Society 68th Annual Exhibition
(6 April - 4 May)

Giving professional, established, amateur and emerging artists the opportunity to be selected to exhibit alongside one another in a variety of art forms including paintings, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, photography and printmaking.

Supported by Shell UK Limited.


(13 April - 8 June)

First Scottish tour of over 40 broad-bladed servers or slices commissioned by Benton Seymour Rabinovitch, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the University in Seattle, from leading British and American silversmiths.


Art & The Law
(17 April - 15 June)

Paintings, watercolours and prints that have as their subject legal issues, including work by Jean-Louis Forain, Honore Daumier, Erskine Nicol and Sir David Wilkie.


Peggy's Choice
(18 May - 29 June)

In the 1980s Peggy Walker donated a fabulous collection of several thousand items to Aberdeen: this exhibition is the first opportunity to see a selection of them, from hats, shoes, bags and gloves to silk Victorian and Edwardian dresses.


Visions Through Glass
(25 May - 6 July)

The work of Aberdeen born Douglas Strachan (1875-1950), a major Scottish Arts and Crafts artist who specialised in stained glass, focusing on work undertaken by him on the East Coast of Scotland.


Millennium Collection of Silver for Bute House
(6 July - 31 August)

Collection of contemporary table silver, by 15 of Scotland's finest silversmiths, created to mark the return of a parliament to Scotland.


Grace Robertson: A Sympathetic Eye
(13 July - 14 September)

Wide-ranging examples of the work of the pioneering photojournalist.


Unmarked Lives
(20 July - 14 September)

Joanne Soroka's abstract, colourful, tapestries, textiles and paperworks on the theme of ancestry.


Prints and Drawings by Walter Richard Sickert
(4 September - 16 November)

Works capturing the bustling night life of London and Paris in the early 20th century.


BP Portrait Award 2002
(28 September - 23 November 2004)

The only Scottish showing of this hugely popular and critically-acclaimed exhibition.

A National Portrait Gallery Touring Exhibition; supported by BP.


The Silken Thread - Embroidery from the Collection
(20 November - 1 February 2003)

Domestic embroidery, much of it illustrating moral and biblical themes, from the 1790s to the twentieth century.


Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka: The Glass Aquarium
(7 December - 8 February 2003)

Only Scottish showing of this extraordinary collection of the Blaschka's glass replicas of sea creatures.

In association with The Design Museum, London.


Aberdeen Maritime Museum

North Boats
(26 January - 6 April)

The long history of shipping links between Aberdeen and the Northern Isles, illustrated using material from the collection of former North Company Chief Engineer Alastair McRobb, donated by his widow.


North Poles
(16 March - 8 June)

Paintings by Marion Kolata on the theme of maritime environments, focusing on often-neglected subjects.


Fishing for Protein
(20 April - 15 June)

This exhibition from the Danish Fisheries Museum presents a 1998 fishing trip by the Esbjerg based trawler Betty Børsmose through the eyes of professional photographer Jens Chr. Top.


(13 June - 1 August)

A new video work by Aberdeen-based installation artist Susannah Silver.


Women in Oil
(22 June - 24 August)

A joint project with the Norwegian Petroleum Museum, Stavanger, about women working in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.

Supported by Scandinavian Airlines.


Living with Maureen
(7 September - 2 November)

Artefacts, records and equipment from the oilfield Maureen, giving a unique insight into life for those working there.


The Life Boat - 200 Years of the Lifeboat Service
(16 November - 1 February 2003)

Special exhibition marking the 200th anniversary of the inauguration of the lifeboat service.


Provost Skene's House

(9 February - 1 June)

To mark the introduction of the European Single Currency, we examine some international currencies of the past and recall the introduction of decimal money in Britain, alongside examples of the new Euro.


Princess su su
(9 March - 15 June)

Eleven artists interpret the magical contemporary fairytale of Princess su su, a hard-working princess who lives in a castle.


(1 June - 9 November)

A light hearted look at life's important celebrations, from weddings to birthdays, moving house to passing the driving test.


Aberdeen's Time Team
(22 June - 18 October 2003)

The City Council's Archaeology Unit celebrates the 25th anniversary of its inception with a changing, sixteen-month exhibition showcasing some of its most interesting finds.


(29 June - 31 August)

Examples of beadwork as an embellishment for costumes and accessories.


A 70s Autumn
14 September - 9 November)

Costumes and accessories worn during a 1970s autumn, some made by eminent designers such as Bill Gibb.


A Victorian Winter
(23 November - 25 January)

Outdoor and indoor winter clothing, from the days before central heating.