It is with great pleasure that ArtFund Jersey welcomes over the Director of the collection, James Knox, to present its lecture on ‘Significant Scottish Art Collection held by the Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation'.
James Knox will tell the history of the Fleming Collection since its founding in 1968 when paintings were bought to hang in the Fleming family bank. The collections became a charitable art foundation on the sale of the bank in 2000, endowed by members of the family, to enhance and promote Scottish art and creativity outside Scotland. It is the finest collection of Scottish art outside institutions and tells the story of Scottish art from the 17th century to the present day.
Key works include the earliest painting in the collection, George Jameson’s 1633 portrait of Robert the Bruce, and highlights are the Colourist and Highland Clearance paintings which form the basis of touring exhibitions, as part of the Collection's 'museum without walls strategy', to show the works outside Scotland. To mark the 50th anniversary of the Collection James will show its latest acquisition, a marvellous sculpture by Ian Finlay.
James Knox formerly managing director of The Art newspaper, has been appointed as the new Director of the Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation.
Tickets are £15. Please email email@example.com Tel 861611 or send SAE to Jo Falla, East Wing, Les Issues, La Route des Issues, St John JE3 4FA.