HYSLOP WELCOMES ARTIST ROOMS TOUR AT BURGH HALLS
Local MSP for Linlithgow, Fiona Hyslop has welcomed the news that the Linlithgow Burgh Halls is one of 17 Scottish venues to host the 2012 Artist Rooms tour of modern and contemporary art.
The Burgh Halls will display American photographer Robert Mapplethorne’s work until October 2012.
Ms Hyslop has commented;
“This is a real achievement for the newly refurbished Burgh Halls and really reflects the quality of their provision.
“I would encourage the people of Linlithgow and across West Lothian to stop in and admire this wonderful art work in the stunning surroundings of our historic halls.”
Artist Rooms is jointly owned and managed by the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. It is made up of more than 725 works collected by Anthony d’Offay, who sold them to the nation in 2008 for £26.5m, the price he originally paid for them. At the time the collection was valued at £125m.
This is the fourth Artist Rooms tour and by the end of 2012 the works will have been shown in 44 UK museums and galleries. The Art Fund, a national fundraising charity for works of art, supports the tour with a £250,000 grant.