BIODIVERSITY // SIOBHAN HEALY AND ALASDAIR GRAY

13th April – 10th May

FLOORPLAN AND PRICELIST

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!

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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!

 

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)

 

 

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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.

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.

DALNASKHL DESIGN // GILLIAN RYAN – JEWELLERY SHOWCASE

30th October – 30th November 2017

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Dalnaskhl Design

Gillian has always looked at her surroundings and taken inspiration from what is around her, feeling privileged and humbled by what she finds.

She is fascinated by texture and shape, enjoying materials which are unusual and tactile and appear as if they have they have their own story to tell. The Ayrshire coastline, where she lives and works, features heavily in her designs. As well as the beautiful scenery, rich in inspiration, the area is steeped in history and heritage. Coming from, and returning to live by the seaside has allowed her work to reflect this both through design and materials used, giving her jewellery an organic and natural feel.

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There are two main types of work produced. The first is within the world of fold-forming, or forging, where each piece is individually made by hand and hammer, resulting in unique organic shapes.

The other area is comprised of cast shell pieces as components, where the original moulds have been made from shells collected on the local beach, with the lost wax method then used to produce the metal masters for casting.

BEYOND LIGHT // ANNE-MARIE PINKERTON

6th October – 16th November

ampinkerton@hotmail.com

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

FLOOR PLAN AND PRICE LIST

 

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. “

SIBLINGS // ENZO MARRA

1st August 2017 – 31st August 2017

‘Siblings’ 

Enzo Marra’s creative practice is concerned with the exploration and pictorial analysis of the art world. He explores the juxtaposing perceptions of those involved and those outwith the industry, their valuing and auctioning, the processes and activities that occur behind the privacy of studio doors, the hanging and display of works animated by the commodified space of the gallery, the milling of observers in exhibition spaces, and ultimately how the public presence then gives life and purpose to the works on display.

The use of texture is of great importance to his practice – lending both added dimensions to the oil paints as well as necessary dominance to his brushwork, which is visible within the final image. The physical dragging and building up of pigment is as relevant in his creations as the tonality and colour balance that they are used to express.

In Siblings, Marra has selected a number of figurative-inspired works, alongside palette-based works, which wholly reflect his own painting practice, whilst providing the leverage to further explore such interrelationships.  The intricate balance between studio activity and what is permitted for public viewing, and the concept of authentic and true pigment application, is explored in this series of acrylic, enamel and oil canvases.

These works have enabled Marra to be selected for the Creekside Open in 2013, 2015 and 2017; the Threadneedle Prize in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2016; Beep Wales in 2014 and 2016; Gfest in 2010; Charlie Smith Anthology in 2011; the Open West at Gloucester Cathedral in 2012 and the John Moores Painting Prize in 2012 and 2016.

Marra was a prizewinner in the Creekside Open 2017 – selected by Jordan Baseman – and was included on the shortlist for the 100 Painters of Tomorrow. He was also given an honourable mention in the Beers Contemporary Award for Emerging Art 2013.