Exhibition of Black Watch artwork

AS PART of the Your Paintings celebration (see story above), The Black Watch Museum is showing 10 rarely displayed paintings at the AK Bell Library in Perth from February 6 to 20.

The Black Watch Castle and Museum collection, currently closed to the public while undergoing a major redevelopment, consists of two and a half centuries worth of treasures relating to Scotland’s oldest Highland Regiment.

The collection was instigated in 1924 and brings to life the proud military heritage of this family Regiment. Ten paintings from this collection will be on display for this exhibition.

Saul Nasse, Controller from BBC Learning said: “The idea that we could put on virtual display all the UK’s paintings was madly ambitious, but thanks to a brilliant partnership with the PCF, we’ve realised that ambition. 

“Your Paintings is a thing of beauty and I’m hoping the events that we’re rolling out right across the country are going to inspire thousands more people to learn about these wonderful paintings.”

Rebecca Berger, learning and audiences officer at The Black Watch Museum, added: “This celebration of ‘Your Paintings’ has provided a perfect opportunity to bring some of the collection out of storage in anticipation of the Museum re-opening in a few months.

“Some of the artworks that will feature in the library have never been on public display and so will be shared with the public for the first time.”

Paintings by over 37,000 artists are on the Your Paintings website, including Old Masters and works by leading British artists.