Biodiversity – a Q&A with Siobhan Healy & Alasdair Gray

BIODIVERSITY

– A Q&A with Siobhan Healy & Alasdair Gray –

For our current Exhibition ‘Biodiversity’ at The Six Foot Gallery, Siobhan Healy is exhibiting an array of works including printmaking, sculpture, painting, and jewellery. Featuring alongside is Alasdair Gray’s Print ‘The Omnium Gatherum’.

Join us to hear from our two renowned current Exhibitors Siobhan Healy and Alasdair Gray in an exciting Q&A Session and Artist Talk about ‘Biodiversity’ on the 10th of May, Thursday at 2pm hosted by the Six Foot Gallery!

This Event will take place in the Boardroom on the ground floor of the Pentagon Centre, 36 Washington Street, Glasgow, G3 8AZ.

This event is for free, but registration is necessary. Book yourself a ticket to this exciting event on Eventbrite. There may be limited seating pending on numbers and seats available.

For further information, please contact us at sixfootgallery@gmail.com or call 0141 221 2704

BIODIVERSITY // SIOBHAN HEALY AND ALASDAIR GRAY

13th April – 10th May

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Healy and Gray have known each other for most of Healy’s life. They collaborated on a stained glass window for Clackmannanshire Council in 2009.

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Healy and Gray have never exhibited their artwork together in an exhibition, before now. Through Healy’s connection with Butterfly Conservation, they visited the developing wildflower meadow in Pollock Park, Glasgow in 2017.  Following a day planting seeds and plants for the planned urban meadow in Pollock Park, it led to discussions regarding the developing wildflower meadow to encourage biodiversity and to also highlight the work being done at Pollock Park and in other urban environments.

 

Siobhan Healy was one of the many talented artists who were part of our group exhibition 2018 Showcase, and we are extremely excited to have them back for their newest exhibition!

Gallery Closure Information Over the Easter Break

Due to the Easter weekend, our gallery office will be closed Good Friday the 30th of March and Easter Monday the 2nd of April. Our office will open again for its regular hours on Tuesday the 3rd of April. If you need to contact us please email us at sixfootgallery@gmail.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Happy Easter from Six Foot Gallery!

 

IN DEFENCE OF EXCESSIVE SLEEPING // EILIDH MORRIS

9th March – 6th April

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Eilidh Morris encourages their self-conscious to work through automatic art-making and expressive use of colour. The creative practice of making imagination art relies on honest self-representation and a belief that there are no real accidents in terms of content. A psychological element is always present and brings greater introspection on completion of a drawing or painting.  Eilidh describes it as imagination art and hopes to evoke conversation and fascination through the dream-like chaos that unfurls on canvas.

‘In Defence of Excessive Sleeping’ is a collection of artworks reflective of Eilidh’s varied artistic styles.  The title refers to Morris’ mental health and the positive effect ‘excessive sleeping’ has on the imagination. Perhaps it is okay to sleep for 15 hours if the result is a burst of curious invention. Each piece tells a different story but all were created in a very emotive and fluid artistic process using paints, pro-markers and POSCA pens. This includes autobiographical portraits such as “Maple Cabin” based on a trip to Canada, and “Paisley 2014”,the latter of which blurs a line between memory and nightmare. Also included are creations which exist wholly in a fantasy realm, such as “It’s Waking Up,” which depicts a huge ‘King Worm’ arising from its slumber in a deep, dark cave, and “Theia”, an imagined portrait of a powerful cosmic being.

Eilidh recently brought their multi-coloured imagination to life with the design and painting of a large, unicorn-themed rhino sculpture in Hamilton’s “The Big Stampede” public art trail in summer of 2017. This was eventually auctioned in aid of Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity. Also in 2018, Eilidh’s graphite piece “Spinal” was published in North-east Scotland’s Magazine of New Writing, “Pushing out the Boat”, and the illustration “Hyper-Stimulation” was featured in mental health charity Subconscious’ pop-up exhibition in San Francisco to help raise awareness and eradicate stigma associated with mental illness.

“In Defence of Excessive Sleeping” is Morris’ first solo exhibition.

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Eilidh Morris was one of the many talented artists who were part of our group exhibition 2018 Showcase, and we are extremely excited to have them back for their very own solo show!
Be sure to check out more of Morris’ work by following these links:
www.eilidhmorris.com
www.eilidhmorrisart.etsy.com
www.instagram.com/eilidhmorrisart
www.facebook.com/eilidhmorrisart

CLASSES

Do you want to join our creative community?

Keen to learn something new in 2018, and inject some creativity into your week? Here’s your opportunity to find your niche. Whether you’re a novice and want to see what you’re capable of or experienced and want to revisit an old passion…

Then here is your opportunity. We offer classes that could help you to reach your creative aspirations. See if there’s something that takes your fancy…
Upcoming Classes

19.04.2018 – 20.04.2018  Botanical Painting Workshop (Bi-weekly onwards)

31.03.2018 – 01.04.2018 Woodcarving for Beginners (Weekly onwards)

26.04.2018 – 27.04.2018  Jewellery Workshop (Bi-weekly onwards)

 

 

Keep your eyes peeled for updates on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

 

 

 

 

PRIMITIVE // KIRSTY DALTON

12th January – 7th February

kirstydaltondesigns@gmail.com

http://kirstydalton.com/

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Utilising traditional methods of hand carving and wood turning; Dalton’s approach is instinctive. Inspired by nature, with a focus on bold patterns accentuated by intricate detail: Primitive aims to capture the essence of prehistoric art combined with contemporary craftsmanship.

Primitive is a line of wooden works produced by Scottish designer Kirsty Dalton. Handcrafted from cuts of natural wood, each piece is individually shaped and burnt free hand; using a process called Pyrography; complimenting the unique, natural form of this beautiful medium.

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BEYOND LIGHT // ANNE-MARIE PINKERTON

6th October – 16th November

ampinkerton@hotmail.com

https://www.gallowgateartiststudios.co.uk/galleries/annemarie-pinkerton/

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Beyond Light

“This latest body of work aims to explore symbolically, both the outer political, social and cultural landscapes of our time, as well as the inner landscapes of the human psyche.

These landscapes are painted intuitively and without any pre-editing, or reference to any particular place in mind.  They evolve naturally and without scrutiny, which allows for a narrative to unfold.

The writings from Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, “For this appalling ocean surrounds this verdant land, so in the soul of man there lies one insular Tahiti, full of peace and joy, but encompassed by all the horrors of the half-lived life” was a starting point to this work and was influential in anchoring the context both at an existential level and ethereal level.

 

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“Consider the subtleness of the sea; how it’s most dreaded creatures glide underwater, unapparent for the most part, and treacherously hidden beneath the loveliest tints of azure… consider all this; and then turn to this green, gentle and most docile earth; consider them both, the sea and the land; and do you not find strange analogy to something in yourself?” Herman Melville. “

RELICS // KIRSTY DALTON – Jewellery Showcase 2017

2nd October – 26th October 2017

 

‘Relics’

Scottish designer Kirsty Dalton creates her Relics jewellery line by upcycling various fragments of superfluous metals while focusing heavily on colour, texture and decay. Relics takes discarded or scrap jewellery and revitalises it into fresh new designs. In essence, it is a contemporary take on the idea that “one person’s trash is another’s treasure”.

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Each piece is one of a kind; individually handcrafted, composed, arranged, painted and set in resin. These works aim to capture the aura of industrial and derelict areas within the urban cityscape, while simultaneously illustrating the beauty such spaces have to offer.

“I wanted to capture an essence of the people around me, by utilising materials that they have used and discarded. By transforming this range of materials, I hope to address the topic of waste, whilst giving the objects and materials the opportunity to be seen with a sense of reflection and perhaps, even admiration.”

Conceptually, this stemmed from Kirsty’s interest in found objects and how they can effect as well as define certain aspects of our lives. “I believe the process of decay and waste encapsulates a great deal about society and our transformative role within it.”

A GAME FOR GIRLS // STUART GIBBS

4th May 2017- 18th May 2017

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This exhibition has been a development from an earlier project ‘The First Ladies of Football’ which explored the history of women’s football a subject that has been until recently a relatively understudied subject.

Women’s football has been one of the fastest growing sports with an increasing media presence and yet very little is known about its origins and development. This project aims to address this deficit by presenting up to date research supported by artwork and images to tell the history of the Game. ‘Game for Girls’ made its debut at the Annan Museum during the summer of 2015 and to tie in with the upcoming European Championships a new tour of the exhibition kicked off last month at the Scottish Parliament. Among the audience for the show was Dumfriesshire MSP Joan McAlpine along with sports minister Aileen Campbell and local MSP Humza Yousaf, and later in the summer the exhibition will take up residence at the Devil’s Porridge Museum.

Besides artwork, a series of information panels have been produced which explain the development of the game with each panel focusing on a specific part of the story. The first panel for instance focuses on the birth of the game and the first references to women playing football; subsequent panels cover the first association games taking the narrative up to the present day.

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Alongside the Game for Girls exhibition, Stuart is also exhibiting a series of landscape oil paintings.

For sales enquiries please contact sixfootgallery@gmail.com

Stuart Gibbs: stuimage@googlemail.com

RESIDENCY 2017 / KIRSTY BOUTLE

The team at Six Foot are delighted to welcome artist Kirsty Boutle to the gallery this week. Kirsty is our current Artist in Residence and will be working in the SFG Studio over the next month.

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Kirsty Boutle’s practice uses drawing, painting and sculpture as a material interrogation of the body; an insatiable desiring and viscerally maniacal machine. Questions of merging and intertwining; the reciprocal actualisation of virtual states in, on and through a body. An intimate examination of the emergence of subjectivity brought about by transfigurative encounters with other forms and forces.

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During her residency Kirsty will create a series of small and detailed drawings and paintings, focusing on the exploration and combination of one or two repeated motifs within her recent 2 dimensional works which featured in her recent exhibition with Eilidh McPherson, Visceral Absurdities,  at the Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh.

Kirsty will be headlining our exhibition programme this April. To find out more about Kirsty and her work visit her website: www.kirstyboutle.com

* IMAGES: Fly me to the moon on a unicorn (2015) mixed media on paper 35x31cm, American cream soda and a single white pudding (2016)mixed media on paper 45x30cm, Installation shot of Visceral Absurdities at the Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh