Our 2023 exhibition takes visitors on a journey through Celtic art from the Rosemarkie Pictish stones to the work of Celtic artists and craftspeople today. Join us to explore the creativity of Celtic art and its role in Scottish identity through artefacts from our Nationally Significant George Bain Collection and interactive activities.
The Celtic knot has woven its way through art and culture from the time of the Picts to the present day. Visit Groam House Museum in 2023 to discover the glorious Pictish sculpture from early mediaeval Rosemarkie and then follow the art form through the centuries. Our journey will take us through the Victorian Celtic Revival, when statement jewellery inspired by early medieval brooches was high fashion. We will look west at how the Celtic art of Iona became entangled in the Arts and Crafts Movement and the development of Art Nouveau. George Bain’s inspirational vision of Celtic art and craft for everyone is the penultimate stop on our tour, before we explore the profusion of creativity that is Celtic art today. Join us to enjoy the creativity of Celtic art and its role in Scottish identity through artefacts from our Nationally Significant George Bain Collection and interactive activities.
The new exhibition has specific activities and items of interest for younger visitors – so bring the family along for an interesting and fun visit.