Current Exhibitions

James Hogg in the World

James Hogg (1770-1835), also known as “The Ettrick Shepherd,” lived and worked for most of his life in Ettrick Forest in the Scottish Borders. Best remembered for his innovative novel The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (1824), over his literary career he produced songs, poems, stories, novels, plays, essays, and even a much-lauded treatise on diseases in sheep. By the opening of the nineteenth century, print culture had developed into a burgeoning industry, and Hogg was a frequent contributor to periodicals, including Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine and Fraser's Magazine, as well as a wide range of publications beyond Britain.

This exhibition depicts James Hogg as a Scottish writer of international stature and importance. It reflects new research undertaken at the University of Stirling into the worldwide circulation of Hogg’s work in newspapers and magazines, from Canada and the USA, to India, the Caribbean, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia.

The exhibition is curated by the Centre for James Hogg Studies and is generously funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.  

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James Hogg

Realising the Vision

An exhibition celebrating 50 years of the University through its art and archive collections.

Macrobert Gallery
Exhibition runs till 5th July 2017
Read more on our blog

Red Studio by David McClure

Stills at Stirling

The exhibition includes new work by Scottish photographers Mhairi Law and David Grinly as well as images by some of the best-known photographers of the 19th and 20th centuries, including: Ansel Adams, Robert Mapplethorpe, Julia Margaret Cameron and Edward Weston.

Mhairi Law is exhibiting newly produced work made on a research trip to the Faroe Islands in 2016 alongside images from her series Eilean I Island made on the Isle of Lewis in 2014. Law is an award-winning photographer who works predominantly with a medium format camera to make documentary and landscape photographs that explore environmental and social themes.

David Grinly is exhibiting a new body of work from a series called Murmur. Completed in 2017, each of the works consists of a painting on a photograph of a wall. Grinly started making this series in Paris and the title is a play on the sounds of the French words for wall (‘mur’), death ('mort') and love ('amour'). 

Alongside work by these contemporary photographers, we are presenting The Photographic Art: Pictorial Traditions in Britain and America, an exhibition of 25 framed works (photolithographs and rotogravures) featuring images produced between 1843 and 1983. 

Venue: Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling


Speaking Out: Recalling Women’s Aid in Scotland

2016 marked 40 years since Scottish Women’s Aid was founded, bringing together a network of local Women’s Aid groups across Scotland. This pioneering movement brought about a sea-change in Scottish society by working to challenge and prevent domestic abuse.  The history of Women’s Aid in Scotland is told through the voices of women involved in the movement across the country, from its earliest years onwards.

The exhibition is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of a wider project to record and celebrate the history of Women’s Aid in Scotland. Project partners include Scottish Women’s Aid, Glasgow Women’s Library, Glasgow University’s Centre for Gender History and Women’s History Scotland.

7th April-16th June 2017

As part of this exhibition there will be a public lecture by Rebecca Emerson Dobash & Russell P. Dobash Ending Violence Against Women in Scotland 

Free event but please book a place. More here

Humans of Stirling

This exhibition showcases some of the photos of the Humans of Stirling project started by University of Stirling student Iris.

"I started Humans of Stirling in the winter of 2014, when I was a second year student at the University of Stirling. I had wanted to make a similar project since 2011, when I first discovered Brandon Stanton's original project for the New York area, but as a result of always moving about and not really living in one place for too long, I was never able to start my own project.

The Stirling community has offered me the means through which I can make my dream a reality and through this platform I have showcased the stories of many beautiful and amazingly talented people. Each portrait tells a story, one which encapsulates a moment in time and place, one in which two strangers can open up to one another, fearless of judgement and eager to share a little bit about their lives."

Venue: Pathfoot Building, Student Exhibition Area (Behind Reception)


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