Thursday 8 June 2023

Robert Leishman - The Poet's Dreams

From the Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee :

The current exhibition in the university's Tower Foyer Gallery invites you to enter the dream-like world of painter Robert Leishman SSA RSW (1916-1989), who was highly acclaimed for his magical paintings featuring floating figures, birds, flowers and other symbolic imagery.

Born in Inverkeithing and trained in Edinburgh, Leishman taught art in various schools in Fife before coming to Dundee in the 1960s to teach at Kirkton High School.

He exhibited widely and was nationally renowned, yet this is the first significant exhibition of his work in over 30 years. It features a range of oils, watercolours and drawings from throughout his career including works never before seen in public.

The exhibition is open Monday to Saturday until 24th June – for further details visit