May is our 175th anniversary month and a time when we want to look forward as well as to celebrate our past.

We have invited over one hundred artists to respond with a small work of art specially for this exhibition and are delighted with the originality, variety and wit of the art works. Many are working towards future exhibitions, others have not exhibited with us for some time but all are part of a community of creative people, much wider than can be included in one exhibition, which makes up The Scottish Gallery family.

As part of the celebrations, a selection of jewellers were asked to make a unique commemorative pin in a range of media. The majority of the artists are based in Scotland and we are very grateful to the art schools, who have continued to provide us with such a rich abundance of talent. This exhibition also includes work from senior lecturers within the field.

Artists and staff from The Scottish Gallery have kindly modelled a selection of the pins - including several of the designers showcasing their own creations. The Gallery takes this opportunity to offer thanks to this wide community of artists; past, present and future for their talent and dedication, without which there would be nothing to celebrate.

Please click here to view the entire collection of small works of art.

  • Time Flies, Malcolm Appleby MBE

    2.14
    vintage watch dial, silver and 18ct gold
    D:4.2cm
    Sold
  • A Birthday Celebration Artists

  • Small Round Brooch, Jane Adam

    2017
    scribed silver and 18ct gold bimetal
    D:3cm
    Sold
  • Brass Lady Pin, Freya Alder

    2017
    hand pierced brass
    H:3cm W:2.5cm
    Sold
  • Folded Floral Pin, Marianne Anderson

    2017
    oxidised white precious metal
    H:3cm W:3cm D:1cm
    £230
  • 175th Anniversary Pin, Michael Becker

    2017
    AU750 and lapis lazuli
    H:3.2cm W:3.5cm D:1.5cm
    £2,385
  • Charette, Stacey Bentley

    2017
    oxidised silver and 23.5ct gold leaf
    H:3cm W:3cm
    Sold
  • Mark-it (1842–2017) Brooch, Stephen Bottomley

    2017
    silver, 18ct gold and acrylic
    H:3cm W:3cm D:1cm
    £1,100
  • Caper Lapel Pin, Julie Blyfield

    2017
    oxidised silver, enamel paint and wax
    H:3.5cm W:4cm D:1.5cm
    £395
  • Blue Composition Pin, Elizabeth Jane Campbell

    2017
    precious and non-precious metals, vitreous enamel, cloisonné and graphite
    D:3.3cm
    Sold
  • Anniversary Brooch, Susan Cross

    2017
    silver and 18ct gold
    H:2.8cm W:2.8cm
    Sold
  • Dans Le Jardin, Jack Cunningham

    2017
    amethyst, wood and plastic ready-mades
    H:4cm W:3cm D:2cm
    Sold
  • Let’s Celebrate With Yellow, Anne Finlay

    2017
    corrugated cardboard
    H:4.5cm W:8.5cm D:1cm
    Sold
  • Ripple Mark Brooch, Grace Girvan

    2017
    silver and pebble
    H:3.5cm W:3cm D:0.7cm
    Sold
  • Sampler Bamboo Brooch, Anna Gordon

    2017
    oxidised silver and gold leaf
    H:3cm W:3cm D:1.2cm
    Sold
  • 12mm Sphere Structural Pin, Jo Hayes Ward

    2017
    18ct gold
    H:8.5cm W:1.2cm D:1.2cm
    Sold
  • Brooch/Pendant, Professor Yasuki Hiramatsu

    c.2006
    20ct gold, 23ct gold, resin and gold leaf
    H:9cm W:1.2cm D:0.7cm
    £2,470
  • Faceted Pin, Kathryn Hinton

    2017
    cherry wood and silver
    H:3cm W:3cm D:1.7cm
    £185
  • Northern Light, Dorothy Hogg MBE

    2017
    oxidised silver and glass
    H:4.5cm W:4.8cm D:2cm
    Sold
  • Teapot Pin, Adrian Hope

    2017
    silver and boxwood
    H:3.4cm W:4.4cm
    £550
  • Viola Brooch, Yoko Izawa

    2017
    lycra, nylon, polypropylene and oxidised white precious metal
    H:4.5cm W:4.5cm D:1cm
    Sold
  • Spiral Brooch, Nuala Jamison

    1993
    silver, acrylic
    H:7cm W:6cm
    £250
  • Fanfare Pin, Stephanie Johnson

    2017
    silver and fine gold
    H:2.5cm W:4cm D:2cm
    Sold
  • Lenticular Pin, Andrew Lamb

    2016
    18ct yellow gold, white gold and oxidised silver
    H:1.5cm W:1.5cm
    Sold
  • Scotland Pin, Hannah Lousie Lamb

    2017
    silver
    H:2.7cm W:2cm
    Sold
  • Andromache’s Pin, Beth Legg

    2017
    oxidised silver and Fife slate
    H:3cm W:3cm D:0.7cm
    £290
  • Tension Pin, Ruth Leslie

    2017
    18ct gold, titanium and silver
    H:2.7cm W:2.7cm
    Sold
  • February, Linda Lewin

    2017
    silver, gold plated silver and sapphire
    H:2.2cm W:2.2cm D:1.1cm
    Sold
  • Box Brooch With Interchangeable Enamel Lid, Ann Little

    2017
    oxidised silver with red and blue interchangeable enamel lids
    H:3cm W:3cm D:1cm
    £350
  • Rock Crystal Brooch & Small Gold Brooch, Christa Luhtje

    2016
    yellow precious metal and rock crystal
    H:1cm W:5.5-7cm
    £2,050 - £2,400
  • 175 Years Of Supporting Artists, Grant McCaig

    2017
    wood, paint, white precious metal
    H:90cm W:90cm D:0.6cm
    £90
  • Coiled Rope Brooch, Heather McDermott

    2017
    silver and 9ct gold
    D:3cm
    Sold
  • 3 x 3 Brooch, Marlene McKibbin

    2017
    precious yellow metal and stainless steel
    H:14cm W:10.7cm
    £340
  • Lapel Pin, Aleatoric Series, Jacqueline Mina OBE

    2017
    textured 18ct gold and platinum
    H:1.8cm W:1.8cm
    Sold
  • 25 Compartment Pin, Grainne Morton

    2017
    oxidised copper, silver and found objects
    H:3.6cm W:3.2cm D:0.8cm
    Sold
  • Neon Pink Brooch & Dark Blue Brooch, Kathie Murphy

    2017
    polyester resin UV reactive, jeweller's charcoal, 23ct gold leaf, 18ct and 14ct gold fittings
    H:3.6cm W:3.2cm D:0.8cm
    Sold
  • Enamelled British Groat Pin, The Pearson Silver Collection

    1842
    eight colours of enamel on silver, nickel silver pin
    H:6.3cm W:1.5cm
  • St Francis Syndrome Brooch #2, Paul Preston

    2017
    ruby, yellow precious metals and white precious metal
    H:5cm W:5cm D:1cm
    £9,800
  • Drawing In Gold Pin, Wendy Ramshaw CBE

    c.2008
    18ct yellow gold
    H:7cm W:2.5cm
    Sold
  • The Scottish Gallery Brooch, Guy Royle

    2017
    white and yellow precious metal
    D:3.2cm
    Sold
  • Thistle Pin, Jacqueline Ryan

    2017
    white and yellow precious metal with plastic
    H:4.5cm W:1.2cm D:0.8cm
    Sold
  • Dundas, Etsuko Sonobe

    2017
    gold
    H:2cm W:3cm
    Sold
  • Ardis Pin, Joanne Thompson

    2017
    oxidised fine silver
    D:3cm
    £360
  • Strata Pin, Hazel Thorn

    2017
    silver and gilding metal
    H:3cm W:3cm D:0.5cm
    Sold
  • Whispering Brooch, Adi Toch

    2017
    gold plated brass, 24ct gold leaf and freshwater pearls
    H:2cm W:2.5cm D:2.5cm
    Sold
  • Tiny Field Black & White Brooch, Jessica Turrell

    2017
    silver, vitreous enamel on etched copper
    H:2.8cm W:2.5cm
    £180
  • Party Cow Brooch, Felieke van der Leest

    2017
    argentium silver and crocheted textile viscose, felt
    H:3cm W:5cm D:3cm
    £300 - reserved
  • Tiny Faceted Pins, Andrea Walsh

    2017
    aventurine blue and black glass and oxidised white precious metal
    H:2.2-2.7cm W:3-3.2cm D:1-1.3cm
    £175 each - right sold
  • Rhombus Brooch, Misun Won

    2017
    silver, keumboo 24ct gold foil, 18ct yellow gold and lapis lazuli
    H:3cm W:3cm D:1cm
    £480
  • Implode Brooch, Heather Woof

    2017
    titanium and gold plated silver
    H:3cm W:3cm D:1.6cm
    Sold
  • Sweet Squama Pin, Yusuke Yamamoto

    2017
    chased and engraved silver with nunome inlay and 24ct gold foil
    H:2.7cm W:3cm D:0.5cm
    Sold
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