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.

 

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!

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/

FLOOR PLAN AND PRICE LIST

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.

DALNASKHL DESIGN // GILLIAN RYAN – JEWELLERY SHOWCASE

30th October – 30th November 2017

www.facebook.com/dalnaskhldesign

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/

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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.”

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