• Brent Millar, Untiled, 1970s


We are very excited to be slowly getting back to some kind of schedule of events in 2021. Even though many events will inevitably, have to be Zoom events, it will still give us a chance to see old friends and explore new ideas and possibilities.

The first live event this year is the David Talbot Rice Memorial Lecture below.  Over the coming year we will be announcing new items on the programme and hope to offer more live visits and events.

If you are not a member of FEUVA and want to be included in these events and more, you can join here.

Don’t forget to make a date in your diary for this event later in October.



By Philip Long, OBE
Chief Executive of the National Trust for Scotland

Philip Long, OBE Chief Executive of the National Trust for Scotland

The Love of Scotland: artistic fascination with Scotland’s landscape as a source for creative inspiration and ideas for centuries.

7pm, 21 October 2021
St Cecilia’s Hall, 50 Niddry Street,
Old Town, Edinburgh, EH1 1LG

Book your seat by following this link at Eventbrite.

The Friends of Edinburgh University Visual Arts (FEUVA) are delighted to announce the David Talbot Rice Memorial Lecture 2021, a prestigious public lecture held annually within The University of Edinburgh.

This year the speaker is Philip Long OBE. Prior to his appointment to the National Trust for Scotland, Philip Long was the founding director of the V&A in Dundee where, under his leadership, the museum received international critical recognition. Formerly he was a senior curator at the National Galleries of Scotland.

Past speakers, who are leading figures in the arts and culture, have included Ms Fiona Hyslop, formerly Scottish Minister for Culture and External Affairs, Sean Rainbird, Director of the National Gallery of Ireland, Tessa Giblin, Director of the Talbot Rice Gallery and Sir Tim O’Shea, the former principal of the University of Edinburgh.

Please note: All enquiries regarding FEUVA’s events should be directed to Margaret Stewart ( or to the web manager, Edith Reyntiens, using our contact form

ECA revellers with statue