Free guided tour of ‘Time/Tide - Moments from Places’ exhibition

Artist Robert McGilvray will this week give a free, informal guided tour of his exhibition ‘Time/Tide: Moments from Places’, which is currently showing in the Tower Foyer Gallery at the University of Dundee.

The exhibition features a striking series of paintings inspired by the Tay estuary and other Scottish landscapes. ‘Time/Tide: Moments from Places’ features recent work by the artist, who will be welcoming visitors to the exhibition at 1pm on Wednesday, 10th December.

He said, “The paintings are largely concerned with an imaginary diary of many years’ close contact with the skies and waters of the Tay Estuary, absorbing its ever changing light, colour and climatic conditions. They reflect journeys of memory and responses to a sense of place. More recently, I have also begun to explore memories of the west coast of Scotland and the Islands, acknowledging the dramatic difference in mood between the two areas.”

Robert McGilvray will be retiring from his role as lecturer in Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at Christmas, having taught at DJCAD since 1977. He was previously a student at the College.

Museum curator Matthew Jarron noted, “Bob has been a stalwart of the art college for many years, and has been a hugely influential figure in the Dundee art world. The exhibition has already been very popular and we’re delighted that Bob will be here on 10th December to talk to visitors about his paintings.”

The tour is free and there is no need to book.

The exhibition runs until 23rd December and is open 9.30am-8.30 on weekdays and 9.30am-4.30pm on Saturdays. Admission is free.

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