A Passion for Art: Matilda Hall, Collector and Curator

10 Feb 2022 to 28 May 2022, 10.00AM–10.00PM
Macrobert Arts Centre
A Passion for Art: Matilda Hall, Collector and Curator

Left: Anne’ by Willie Rodger (Woodcut and linocut, 1/22, 1971)

Right: ‘Blue, Red’ by John Hoyland RA (Screenprint, 1967)

The Art Collection is delighted to be collaborating with Art in Healthcare and the Macrobert Arts Centre to present this exhibition, now open at the Macrobert.

In celebration of 50 years of the Macrobert Arts Centre, and 30 years of Art in Healthcare, this exhibition is devoted to the work of Matilda Hall (née Mitchell). Matilda has been involved in the Scottish art world for over fifty years, first at the University and later with Art in Healthcare, and she is also a collector and expert. With her late husband Douglas Hall, who was the first Keeper of the National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, she wrote about and championed the work of many artists. This exhibition features a selection of works chosen from collections influenced by her, drawn from the Art in Healthcare Collection, the University of Stirling Art Collection and Matilda’s own personal collection.

Matilda lives in the Borders surrounded by works of art. She has devoted much of her time to lecturing on Scottish artists and was a trustee for the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust. Touching many lives with her generous nature and ability to connect people in times of need, Matilda continues to share her passion for visual art.