Recent 2017

Exhibition: Mapping Scotia - Solo Show

Exhibition runs 02 September - 20 October 2017

Braemar Gallery
34 Mar Road, Braemar AB35 5YL

A selection of works created over the past five years.

There are two themes reflected in the works concerning the evolution of the ‘wilderness’ concept: the human striving to tame or transform nature and a more recent nostalgic and aesthetic evaluation of wilderness by an affluent society where many are no longer in direct contact with the ‘natural’ world. This pattern, perhaps not surprisingly, parallels the historical shift in Western society from its land-based origin to the technological and industrial dominance of recent years.

The images in the series take the form of landscape drawings and maps annotated with text and feature additional imagery influenced by cartographic and scientific iconography.

“Far from being purely scientific objects, maps of the world are unavoidably ideological and subjective, intimately bound up with the systems of power and authority of particular times and places. Mapmakers do not simply represent the world, they construct it out of the ideas of their age.”

A History of the World in Twelve Maps, Jerry Brotton.

Exhibition: microMACRO

Exhibition: ALLUSION Clutha to Tatha


ALLUSION Clutha to Tatha

Exhibition runs until 23 September 2017

Ade Adesina • Reinhard Behrens • June Carey • Jimmy Cosgrove • Jim Dunbar •
Helen Flockhart • Ronnie Forbes • Gordon Mitchell • Neil MacDonald •
Neil MacPherson • Alice McMurrough • Heather Nevay •
Murray Roberston • Peter Thomson • Adrian Wiszniewski

Allusion – Clutha to Tatha is an exhibition of work by fifteen of the elected RGI (elected members of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts), whose visions could be considered part of the narrative tradition.

Usually, the “narrative” is implied, and the works in ‘ALLUSION – Clutha to Tatha’ invite a more personal response, with clues sometimes being found in the title of the work. However, any authoritative meaning is often deliberately buried. You are invited to read your own narrative into the often beguiling artwork of this exhibition.

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