A SHOW of Scottish Borders artist Anne Redpath is opening at Traquair House this weekend – and it contains some previously unexhibited works.

Redpath (1895 – 1965) was born in Galashiels but moved to Hawick in 1901 when her father became head of design for Borders Tweed Weavers.

She studied at Edinburgh College of Art and then travelled widely in Europe before settling in Edinburgh. Known for her vivid use of colour and specialising in landscapes, still lives and church interiors, she has become one of Scotland’s best-known women artists of the twentieth century.

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This exhibition has been drawn together from private loans, many of which come from Redpath's granddaughters, as well as a number of other private loans, and from the Fleming Collection.

Catherine Maxwell Stuart said: “It has long been a dream to have a Redpath exhibition at Traquair, but it would not have been possible without the support and generosity of her family. We wanted to show her work depicting the Borders’ landscapes, but also beyond borders with work from her time spent in Europe and later in Edinburgh.

"We are so excited to be able to show such a range of her work from throughout her life and reflecting different styles. The exhibition also continues the tradition of showing Scottish women artists at Traquair following our 2021 exhibition, “Against all odds; Scottish Women Can Paint.”

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The loans from private collections were made possible through the help of Alice Strang from Lyon and Turnbull who will be giving a talk about Anne Redpath at the Beyond Borders International Festival on Saturday 26th August.

Included in the exhibition are sketchbooks and photographs kindly on loan by the RSA and the family, which give an insight into her preparation for some of her paintings and pictures of her famous London Street flat in Edinburgh which became a meeting place for artists of the time.

The exhibition has been curated by Andrew Brown, former director of the 369 Gallery and a catalogue of the show will be available.

The exhibition will be open from 11am – 5pm every day at Traquair House from Sunday 30th July – Monday 4th September. Please enquire at the gate for an exhibition pass.