Best of Degree Show 2018

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Six Foot Gallery is pleased to present our Best of Degree Show 2018!

Inviting artists from Glasgow School of Art, Edinburgh College of Art, Grays School of Art and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, the exhibition comprises a total of 38 graduates with works ranging from painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, 3D design, jewellery and installation.

Please join us on 19 July to celebrate the Preview of Best of Degree Show 2018 and support the exciting emerging art school graduates of this year! Drinks will be provided by local brewers Merchant City Brewing Co. Be sure to come down early to be in with a chance of grabbing one of their beers!

The opening is free, but ticketed by Eventbrite. You can get your tickets here.

 

Presenting works by:
Elen Averis, Deni Black, Marcus Bowie, Hazel Brown, Sarah Brown, Samantha Cheevers, Ladina Clément, Laura Dow, Nicola Fabian, Angus Fernie, Jessica Gasson, Ryan Gill, Aileen Gray, Chloe Hamill, Molly Hankinson, Marie Hardy, Debbie King, Yi Yang Liu, Doug Mackie, Kirsty McArthur, Claire McGinlay, Heather McNab, Annalisa Merrilees, Isaac Moss, Cecilie Neumann, Nancy Nightingale, Charlotte Phillips, Ella Porter, Rosa Quadrelli, Marina Renee-Cemmick, Martin Richens, Ruth Saunders, Laura Spiers, Caroline Squid, Kim Tiong, Amber Watson, Magdalene Wanderlust, Caiyang Yin.

 

ICESCAPE // LOUISE MONTGOMERY

11th May – 8th June

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With somewhat otherworldly land/icescapes the artist explores the fragile yet
steadfast nature of the world. The artwork walks the line between the calm and the
chaotic, questioning how we can view the world in such an oppositional way.
Whereby, she creates a consensus with two completely diverging aspects. Often L.
Montgomery adds geometric structure, however higgledy-piggledy, to her land and
icescapes: highlighting the underlying robustness of the otherwise frail and delicate
forms.

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Concentrating her focus on one aspect of the landscape, placing it into a vacuum,
allows for the very human feeling of unease. Giving human aspects to natural motifs
plays a large part in doing this the colours of the landscapes for example are more
akin to bruising which gives points of contact with the viewers own humanity and
world.
Materials and techniques play a large role in the artist’s work, Montgomery
experiments with new ways of drawing with inks and paints. She uses materials
against themselves using the propensity of the materials to repel or attract one and
other, this also relays back to ideas of oppositional existence.
The exhibition attempts to bring together two oppositional aspects of life, creating a
disordered beauty. It exhibits both the durability and fragility of nature and life itself.

 

Montgomery was one of our many talented artists who took part in our 2018 Showcase and we are delighted to have them back again for their very own solo show!

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

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

CALL FOR ENTRIES TO GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO MEMBERS – ‘PEOPLE SHAPE GLASGOW: AN OBSERVATION IN PRINT’

Six Foot Gallery would like to propose this exhibition ‘PEOPLE SHAPE GLASGOW: AN OBSERVATION IN PRINT’ to the members of the Glasgow Print Studio to offer an additional platform to exhibit their works in Glasgow and to see what their observations are of Glasgow and it’s people. Who are the people that shape Glasgow and what marks have they left on the city?

The theme of this exhibition although regional is to be liberal in avenues of thought and direction welcoming experimental interpretations of this title in portraiture, still life, abstract, and landscape.

On entering into our exhibition, we’d also like members to write a short paragraph explaining their visual interpretation to the title to which we would then compile the statements into an exhibition catalogue.

Important dates are as follows:

Digital Submissions Deadline: 20th of September

Hand in dates: 4th/ 5th/ 8th of October

Exhibition: 12th of October – 9th of November

Preview: 12th of October

Maximum 2 works (Space pending).

£5 fee per work entered.

To enter into this exhibition please send images of your work to sixfootgallery@gmail.com along with your personal statement.

Please note our office opening hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am – 5pm.

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REMAINING COLOURS // SHAKIR MUGHAL

9th February – 8th March

FLOORPLAN AND PRICE LIST 

Remaining Colours is a series of work which is derived from Shakir Mughal’s previous exhibitions (Chasing Colours – 2016; Blinking Colours – 2015; Dreaming Colours – 2014), sharing a divine affiliation with colour.

“In this work, I have created many forms and shapes with colours in a conceptual way by merging different layers of colours and produced a variety of colourful patterns, differentiating colours and their movements.

Remaining Colours represents the colours that have been left behind during previous exhibitions. However, it is not different from past work. It is produced in the same method and techniques in a very contemporary and abstract way by using colours as a tool to express inner catharsis.”

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Be sure to check out Shakir’s work from Friday 9th February.

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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2018 SHOWCASE

Join Six Foot Gallery as it welcomes a fantastic group of artists that will be exhibiting with us over the next year, along with showcasing the best art that Glasgow and beyond has to offer.

This year’s highly anticipated exhibition will include a variety of painting and sculptural work by:

Tom Brown, Kate Curry, Daniel Donnelly, Róisín Gallagher, Aurore Garnier, Callum Harper, Siobhan Healy, Vincent Langaard, Hannah Lyth, Alice Martin, Michael McVeigh, Gary Milne, Shakir Mughal, Caterina Monasta, Louise Montgomery, Eilidh Morris, Fionnuala Mottishaw, Anne-Marie Pinkerton, Abbey Rawson, Rachael Rebus, Alexandra Sarah and Hayley Whittingham.

In addition, we will have beautiful jewellery on show from Amanda Bernard and Gillian Ryan.

Click here for the floor plan and price list.

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. “

TRADESTON R.I.P. // ALASTAIR JACKSON

4th September – 5th October

http://www.alastairjacksonphotography.co.uk/

 

‘Tradeston R.I.P.’

“As a photographer, the Tradeston area of Glasgow interests me very much. Tradeston is bounded by the River Clyde to the north, the Glasgow to Paisley railway line to the south, Eglinton Street and Bridge Street to the east and West Street to the west. The M74 Extension traverses the hotchpotch of abandoned tenements, burnt out wastelands, low rise 1970’s industrial units, and some new flatted developments – a testament to decades of poor planning and congenital mismanagement by the City Fathers. Tradeston should represent “an open goal” for any Glasgow City Council administration, and should be at the heart of regeneration in the city. Up until now, regeneration has progressed (not always well) in many areas, yet Tradeston, so close to the city centre, remains neglected. The city needs to regenerate that part. It would be pivotal in reconnecting the Southside back across the river.

 

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I was keen to document this area as it is now, before any proposed regeneration commences – if it ever happens.
Glasgow must be the only city in Europe with a major waterway running through it which does not exploit that in any way. If you go to many European cities such as Bristol, you can see that they have converted their disused docks and shabby warehouses into bars, artspaces, accommodation and shops to create an appealing area for locals and tourists alike to visit and enjoy themselves.

Somehow I don’t think this is going to happen any time soon in Tradeston R.I.P.”

Alastair’s recent exhibitions:
2016 ‘On Returning’ Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine
2016 ‘An Roghainn’ (collaboration with poet Kenneth Steven) Aros Centre, Portree
2017 ‘An Roghainn’ Stanza Poetry Festival, St Andrews
2017 Excerpts from ‘An Roghainn’ Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh