Divided Selves: the Scottish Self-Portrait from the Seventeenth Century to the Present

Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh and The Fleming Collection London 2006.

 
Beagles and Ramsay showed the Black Pudding Self-Portrait (2003)
Read the reviews of the show here
Other artists in the exhibition included Douglas Gordon, Alasdair Gray, John Bellany and Sir David Wilkie.
 
This exhibition was the first comprehensive survey of the history of Scottish self-portraiture and included nearly one hundred works which were borrowed from a range of sources including the National Galleries of Scotland, Tate Gallery, numerous other public and private lenders and many of the living artists themselves. The exhibition was shown at two major venues, The Talbot Rice Gallery and The Fleming Collection, London (20 June-2 September 2006) which have had a distinguished history in promoting Scottish art both in Britain and abroad. Both the exhibition and the publication of 'Divided Selves', presented a wide variety of artistically creative and critically interpretative approaches to Scottish self-portraiture dealing with such themes as representation of identity through empirical appearance, social class, psychological interaction, gender, nationality etc.
The exhibition was accompanied by a publication with essays by Professor Vicki Bruce, Professor Cairns Craig, Dr Jonathan Murray, Dr Gavin Miller, Alasdair Gray and Polly Bielecka.