Flying visit to Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

On Monday I was up in Inverness for a meeting and decided to use the half an hour before my train back to Edinburgh paying a flying visit to Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. My mission was to take in two temporary exhibitions currently on show. Making a beeline for the main gallery upstairs, my first stop was for “Matisse: Drawing with Scissors“. This is a Hayward Touring Exhibition from the Southbank Centre. There are 35 lithographic prints of the cut-outs that Matisse produced in the last few years of his life. Many are in his trade-mark colours of blue and white, but the one I liked best was a riot of colour. I do like this series of pieces as the vibrant colours always make me feel cheery.
I was also fortunate enough to catch the Lucy Woodley exhibition “Stem” in the Small Gallery before it closes. Lucy Woodley is a gold and silversmith who makes jewellery, and her designs are inspired by nature. My favourite piece in this exhibition is “Oak”, a necklace of silver oak leaves. It wasn’t easy picking out one thing, as I liked everything! The Museum has other pieces by Woodley which can be seen in the Scottish silver display. It’s really interesting to look at these alongside the 18th Century silver objects.
I headed to the station feeling the visit was definitely a good way to spend the short amount of spare time I had in the city.

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