Friday September 15th

Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown.

Joint Grantown Museum and Grantown Society Conference

‘Richard Waitt: New Perspectives on Culture and Context’

A one day conference bringing together research and understanding of Waitt, his work and portraiture in the 18th century.  Tickets £15.00 including lunch.

Supported by Johnston Carmichael Wealth

9.00   Registration and refreshments

9.25   Welcome and opening address

9.30   “The Clan Grant” George Dixon

10.30  “Clan Chiefs as Commissioners of Artwork” Andrew Mackenzie

11.20   Coffee and tea break

11.40   “Duds and details in the eye of the artist” Hugh Cheape

12.30   Soup and sandwich lunch; self directed tour of exhibition;

The Grantown Society AGM (12.40 - c.1.00)

2.00    “Richard Waitt, the Artist” Malcolm Jones

3.00     Coffee and tea break

3.20    “The Waitt paintings and their significance” James Holloway

4.15    Summation and thanks

4.30    Close


This conference is in association with the Grantown Museum exhibition

I Richard Waitt, picture drawer

Portraits of a Highland Clan

(1713-1733)

Sponsored by Bonhams

July - October 2017

“This special groundbreaking exhibition explores the turbulent and intriguing world of a Highland clan at the time of the Jacobites.  Richard Waitts portraits of the people of Castle Grant hang in Scotland’s most prestigious national galleries and properties.  The exhibition brings some of this unique collection home to Grantown for the first time.  

The exhibition includes works such as the laird’s piper and champion, the artist’s self portrait and the hen wife.


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