1 April - 1 May 2021

Find the online viewing room for Coast here.


Scotland’s coastline is one which naturally inspires in its dramatic geography. Coast presents a journey around the shores of the Scottish homeland, from Shetland to Galloway, uncovering the artists and works which have helped shape Scottish artistic identity through the centuries. The varied topography of each region lends a unique quality to their artistic depictions, allowing for diverse interpretations of a common subject, whether it be natural history, industry, or the people whose lives are determined and shaped by the sea.


From 19th century surveys by William Daniell for the publication A Voyage Round Great Britain, to Ron Sandford's personal responses to Shetland's shorelines and our effect on them, this exhibition showcases the meanings and cultural identities we attach to Scotland's coasts.