The Lillie Art Gallery in Milngavie celebrates its 60th anniversary with stunning artwork on display

‘The Lillie at 60’ marks 60 years of the Lillie Art Gallery in Milngavie, featuring artwork that was originally part of Robert Lillie’s bequest in 1949, as well as selected works that have been added to the permanent collection since its opening in 1962.

You can also see works by Robert Lillie himself, his sister and Michael Bowley – architect of the Lillie.

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The exhibition is held at the Lillie until April 28.

Lillie Art Gallery at 60

Meanwhile, “A Wider View” highlights the photojournalism and street photography of famed James Gilmour.

It has featured a range of people over the years, particularly in their workplace.

A collection of his evocative images will be on display at Lillie until February 24.

Jim Neill, Chairman of EDLC Trust, said: “It is wonderful to be able to offer people such a high quality cultural start to 2022, with three exhibitions – each offering their own delights and insights – showcasing a range of superb talents.

“I am particularly pleased to welcome ‘The Lillie at 60’ – a celebration of six decades of the Lillie Art Gallery.

“It features landscapes, portraits and still lifes in a variety of media – paying homage to Robert Lillie’s devotion to art and the gallery’s ongoing dedication to developing a unique collection for all who visit.”

“The Lillie at 60” will be accompanied by a virtual exhibit in March for Local History Month, telling some of the stories behind this collection.

Meanwhile, the ‘Scottish Photographic Circle Exhibition’ at the Auld Kirk Museum in Kirkintilloch showcases a stunning range of images from some of the country’s finest amateur photographers.

You can view the stunning prints until February 18.

Since its inception in 1907, the aim of the Scottish Photographic Circle – a small group of dedicated photographers – has been to promote the art of contemporary and pictorial photography in Scotland.

The exhibitions – organized by East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture (EDLC) Trust – are free and no reservations are required.

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