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Kieran Dodds Art Lecture: The Universe is Made of Stories Not Atoms

23 Mar 2020

In conjunction with his exhibition at Stirling which explores seabird cities, Kieran Dodds will talk about his work.

Puffin seabird being examined

Photography Competition: Best Route Shot

10 Feb 2020 to 19 Mar 2020

As part of the one year birthday celebration on 2nd April 2020, Landscape Legacies of Coal is holding a Photography Competition ‘Best Route Shot’. It can be anything you want a landscape, a building, or people simply enjoying the walk.

Coal mining competition picture

Evening Lecture: Word and Image in Modern Painting

11 Mar 2020

This talk will explore the ways in which modern artists employed text, sometimes for simple reasons of composition but often to reveal new levels of meaning.

An image of a loch

Photography Exhibition Launch

7 Mar 2020

You are invited to an afternoon launch to meet the artists and enjoy all of the exhibitions currently taking place in the Pathfoot Building.

Black and white photo of people standing in Pathfoot gallery

Pathfoot Courtyard Garden Open Morning

5 Dec 2019

Please join us to view the garden, chat to the volunteer gardeners and enjoy a festive mince pie.

Be Gardening Event

Be gardening

26 Sep 2019 to 5 Dec 2019

As part of the Art Collection’s environmental-themed exhibitions for the coming year we are hosting a free drop-in gardening club to renovate one of the Pathfoot Courtyards.

Pathfoot Courtyard Garden

Travelling Gallery: Day of Access, Alec Finlay

8 Nov 2019

On Friday 8th November, the Travelling Gallery makes a welcome return to the University.

Day of Access Travelling Gallery

Peacemakers: an interactive installation (October)

14 Oct 2019 to 18 Oct 2019

The Peacemakers loom consists of a 181cm in diameter, 104cm high, circular, wooden French knitting loom. Visitors are invited to join the artists in a repetitive, simple action of knitting and to building peace through the sharing many small actions and kind words.

The Peacemakers loom

Alan Dimmick Open Archive

9 Oct 2019

Photographer Alan Dimmick was University Artist in Residence in 2017-2018. His photographs will be on show alongside some from the early days of the University from the archive collection.

Alan Dimmick 450x338

Opening up collections: free training workshop on crowdsourcing, chatbots and 3D

29 Aug 2019 to 30 Aug 2019

This two day workshop will introduce you to three core approaches for 'opening up' your collections. Whether you are an archivist, a museum or art gallery curator or a librarian, you will have the opportunity to dive into digitally-enabled methods to co-produce, interpret and enhance the accessibility of heritage resources.


Day of Access, by Stirling Photography Festival

28 Aug 2019

Day of Access is a collaborative project led by poet and artist Alec Finlay that uses the creative philosophy of place-awareness to offer disabled people access to beautiful landscapes across Scotland.

Man standing on moor pointing to distant mountain

Experiences of Exile: Art Collection Open Day

22 Jun 2019

As part of Refugee Festival Scotland the Art Collection is opening its doors for an afternoon of art and music inspired by the current exhibitions Experiences of Exile.

Boy looking through barricade fencing

Film Screening: Human Flow

20 Mar 2019

Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact.

Human Flow

Human Cargo: A Journey among Refugees

18 Mar 2019

This lecture will discuss the refugee stories traced in the book, the inspiration and production of the artwork, and will consider what has and hasn't changed over the decade since.

lampedusa human cargo

Travelling Gallery: Spring 2019 exhibition

14 Mar 2019

This exhibition will explore how artists and creative industries are responding to global migration now. With ongoing international conflicts and the continued displacement of human beings we are questioning how we view, understand, and represent refugees. Can artists give a voice to those who don't have one?

Travelling Gallery