Friends of Duff House

What’s On Aug 2018

To 5th Aug:  Exhibition – Views of Urban Scotland

This is a really excellent exhibition that provides a fascinating look at Scottish urban life and landscape since the turn of the 17th century.  Around 30 outstanding drawings, watercolours and prints give a unique insight into the changing lifestyle and townscapes of Scotland; several are local to Banff and Macduff.  Included in House admission.

To 7th Aug:  Exhibition – Above Scotland

Includes some superb aerial photography giving a unique and different view of well known buildings and landscape features.  Included in House Admission.

From 9th Aug:  L S Lowry Masterpiece

View a masterpiece by one of the most popular British artists of the twentieth century. Laurence Stephen Lowry’s “Canal and Factories”, is the latest in the annual ‘Masterpiece’ loan from National Galleries of Scotland.  Largely inspired by his native Manchester and nearby Salford, Lowry’s cityscapes, populated by his famous ‘matchstick’ people, focused affectionately on the mills, factories and smoking chimneys of industry. This is one of Lowry’s powerful and unforgettable visions of modern industrialism.  Included in admission.

Fri 10th Aug:  Royal Conservatoire – Rovin’ Tales

The Scottish Conservatoire North East hub, having been working with young people, in collaboration with Aberdeenshire Council will be performing their exciting pop-up adventure.  The performance of live music and exciting action will start outside Duff House at 10.30 for about an hour.  Free to everyone, just turn up and enjoy!

From 25th Aug:  Exhibition – Northern Realists

Keith Byres and Martin Stevenson are two north-east artists who have undertaken a series of portraits, painted from life, reflecting the life, character, passion and diversity of north-east people.  Duff House has a fine collection of 18th and 19th century portraiture which reflects the lives of their contemporary subjects and this exhibition is a 21st century take on a similar theme.  Ends 30th Sep.  Included in House admission.