Vija Celmins Night Sky 3 (detail) 2002.
Aquatint and drypoint on paper. Published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles. Printed by Jennifer Turner and Camen Schilaci. 372 x 471 mm. ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and Art Fund 2008. © Vija Celmins. Photo © National Galleries of Scotland (Antonia Reeve)

Stargazing Party

To celebrate the Gallery’s 18th birthday this February, we are holding a special Stargazing Party. Open to all but we especially welcome those turning 18 in 2018.

View Vija Celmins’s drawings and prints of night skies in her ARTIST ROOMS exhibition before stargazing on our roof terrace. Street food will be available. #Wilderness


ARTIST ROOMS Vija Celmins exhibition

2 February – 6 May 2018


To coincide with Wilderness, we are delighted to present a selection of works by acclaimed Latvian-American artist Vija Celmins        (b. 1938) drawn from the ARTIST ROOMS collection. Celmins’s densely layered drawings and prints engage with the natural world; the surface of the ocean, expanses of desert, a spider’s web or star-filled night sky. Her images prompt questions around representation, perception and human experience and remind us of the complexity of the simplest things we observe in nature.


The ARTIST ROOMS touring programme is delivered by the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate in a partnership with Ferens Art Gallery until 2019, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, by Art Fund and by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.