Study Days 2024: Forty Years of Art and Art History in Scotland, 1984-2024. Held in Edinburgh 1-2 March 2024.


This Curation is based on a talk on the evolving display of 20th-century Scottish women artists by Mattea Gernentz, Curator and Poet.


The SSAH Study Days 2024 is organised by The Scottish Society for Art History in partnership with Art UK, National Galleries Scotland and Visual Arts Scotland.

5 artworks
  • Self Portrait c.1893
    Bessie MacNicol (1869–1904)
    Oil on canvas
    H 40.7 x W 30.5 cm
    Glasgow Life Museums
    Self Portrait
    Image credit: Glasgow Life Museums

  • The Indian Rug (Red Slippers) c.1942
    Anne Redpath (1895–1965)
    Oil on plywood
    H 73.9 x W 96.1 cm
    National Galleries of Scotland
    The Indian Rug (Red Slippers)
    © the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Image credit: National Galleries of Scotland

  • Hedgerow with Grasses and Flowers c.1962–1963
    Joan Kathleen Harding Eardley (1921–1963)
    Gouache & oil on paper
    H 37.5 x W 33 cm
    National Galleries of Scotland
    Hedgerow with Grasses and Flowers
    © the Eardley estate. All rights reserved, DACS 2024. Image credit: Antonia Reeve

  • The Awakening 1904
    Phoebe Anna Traquair (1852–1936)
    Oil on panel
    H 63.2 x W 151 cm
    National Galleries of Scotland
    The Awakening
    Image credit: National Galleries of Scotland

  • Irises 1987
    Elizabeth V. Blackadder (1931–2021) and Dovecot Studios (founded 1912)
    Tapestry
    H 149.9 x W 226 cm
    The Fleming Collection
    Irises
    © the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Image credit: The Fleming Collection