Join our April online Lecture on “City Streets, Scottish Islands and Silhouetted Hills: Bet Low(1924-2007), Art and Life” given by Hildegarde Berwick

2024 is the 100th anniversary of Bet Low’s birth. Bet was born in Gourock and from 1945 Glasgow became her home after completing her studies at Glasgow School of Art. Her long career started initially creating theatre sets for Glasgow Unity Theatre. Always pursuing opportunities to promote her work, and that of other young ambitious artists, she co-founded the New Charing Cross Gallery in 1963 located in Sauchiehall Street. The artist is best known today for her tranquil landscape scenes of Scottish islands, particularly Orkney. Bet won many awards throughout her career and in 1999 she was awarded the distinction of Doctor of Letters from Glasgow University.

Hildegarde Berwick studied History of Fine Art and Psychology at Glasgow University and is also a Museum Studies graduate. She has held a number of curatorial roles in galleries across Scotland, including Curator of the Lillie Art Gallery from 1999 – 2011 and co-managing the opening of Kirkcudbright Galleries in 2018. She has also worked for Scottish charities and is now retired.

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