The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum presents a trio of drawing exhibitions
Draw the Line: Old Masters to The Beano
Now open, and continues until Autumn 2016
Drawing is one of the most basic and enduring of human activities. It remains one of the simplest and most effective forms of communication requiring only a pencil and paper, stick and sand or crayon and wall. It is little wonder then that drawing includes such a vast and all encompassing range of creativity. The display features figure studies and portraiture, illustration, preparatory sketches, landscape and topography by historic and contemporary artists including Augustus John, Graeme Sutherland, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Will Maclean, Thomas Gainsborough, Amelia Long, William Gillies and Ian Fleming.
Work in Progress: From Paper to Paint
Saturday 5 December 2015 – Sunday 31 January 2016
Our annual winter works on paper display focuses on the importance of drawing as a preparatory stage for work completed in another media. The five artists featured are Frank Brangwyn, William McTaggart, John Phillip, DG Rossetti and William Quiller Orchardson. Highlights include a drawing by WQ Orchardson, shown alongside his oil sketch for Voltaire, and an exquisite study by Rossetti for one of the attendants in his masterpiece Dante’s Dream on the Day of the Death of Beatrice, also on show. The display also includes a rare pen and ink sketch by William McTaggart, shown in stark contrast to the colourful coastal images of children seen in the Victoria Gallery.
Taking a Line for a Walk
Saturday 5 December 2015 – Sunday 17 April 2016
Paul Klee’s quote “taking a line for a walk” perfectly encapsulates the freedom of playing with pencil and paper. This display showcases ambitious drawings, featuring both playful and outsize works by artists including James Gunn, June Carey, Franziska Furter, Tim Knowles and Massimo Bartolini.
Venue: The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum, Albert Square, Meadowside, Dundee, DD1 1DA
Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm, Sunday 12.30am to 4.30pm
Exhibition Contact: (01382) 307200
(For Information: The McManus Christmas closure dates are: 24–26 December 2015 and 1–2 January 2016)