Introduction

The Friends of the William Lamb Studio (commonly known as the Friends of William Lamb) is a community group established in Montrose, Scotland in 1977. In 1978 the William Lamb Memorial Studio - William Lamb’s own working studio from 1935 until his death in 1951 - was to be re-opened and developed as a small gallery and museum to the memory of William Lamb – one of Scotland’s finest sculptor and artist - under the management of the Museum Service of Angus Council.

The Friends was established to support the Council in arrange regular openings and guided tours of the Studio, promoting both the Studio and Lamb himself; as well as researching Lamb and all aspects of his working life - his art pieces and models and the context in which they were created. In addition we disseminate that information through the sponsorship and publication of books, articles, leaflets and guides. They have helped with funding and developing the Studio and its collections, thereby creating an outstanding exhibition that draws visitors from all over the world.

The William Lamb Memorial Studio is located at the east end of Trades Close a small pedestrian row that leads from the High Street, Montrose to Market Street.

Since 2019 the Lamb Studio (owned by Angus Council) is subject to new arrangements. The Friends of William Lamb will arrange and run all public Studio openings. The Studio “collections” will be managed by ANGUSalive on behalf of Angus Council – all collections queries should be addressed to Gillian.Ross@angusalive.scot

In addition the Friends share “Lamb” information through the sponsorship or publication of books, articles, leaflets and guides and through a series of non-Studio events – walks, talks and displays and exhibitions.

The Friends is a community group that runs under a constitution. Membership is open to all on the payment of a small annual fee. Throughout the year Officers and Committee will arrange Studio openings, activities and special events related to the aims of the group, usually around Angus or in the Studio. These events are supported by Friends volunteers.

For further information see the relevant pages on this website, or contact us at info@friendswilliamlambstudio.uk

Please note: By contacting us digitally and thereby providing us with personal details you are agreeing to our organisation holding those details in a safe and appropriate manner. Personal information will not be passed to other organisations or individuals. It will only be used for The Friends of William Lamb to contact you directly with relevant information.



Latest News
  • Apologies, due to the Coronavirus outbreak the Friends have had to cancel or postpone all Studio openings and events for the foreseeable future. The Group will continue to run “indoors” however and try and meet our other aim to promote William Lamb, his artworks and the Lamb Studio. So we would ask you, if possible, to continue your support. When we can safely put activities back in place we plan to do so – keep an eye on the Website. We hope to develop this further over the next months. We will also continue to try and answer queries on Lamb or his artworks, please contact us through info@friendswilliamlambstudio.uk

  • Please note that as Montrose Museum has been shut to the public, our temporary postal address is: Friends of William Lamb, C/o Secretary (W Sinclair), 1 Erskine St, Montrose, DD10.

  • A number of our events special events – The Lamb Lecture (May 6th) and the Friend Reception (26th June) have been postponed. Apologies. Friends will be notified of new dates when these can be arranged.

  • Membership Renewals: In this difficult year we would ask as many of our Friends as possible to renew – fees are due in early May, but we know some of you pay up early. However if you would like to arrange direct bank transfers then email us at treasurer@friendswilliamlambstudio.uk for further details. Needless to say membership applications from “newbies” are more than welcome too. Individual membership for a year stands at £10 – if you would like to buy a life membership see the membership page for details. Thanks.

  • The only other thing to say is that we wish all Friends and friends all the best – and good health - in this difficult time. Especial thanks to all key workers who are keeping us all afloat – with particular mention of our (always busy) Committee Member Kristien Hintjens.