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.

 

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

 

Life Drawing Classes

Looking for something new to try this summer? Need something fresh for your portfolio? Or just want some practice drawing the human form? Then join Six Foot Wider as it launches its new Life Drawing class! Beginners welcome!
This six week block of classes begins 23rd of July and runs until the 29th of August and will be held every Monday and Wednesday.
Monday classes will be held by artist and Glasgow School of Art graduate Hannah Lyth. These will be on at 7pm until 9pm.
Wednesday classes will be held by artist and University of Stirling graduate Róisín Gallagher. These will be on at 6.30 until 8.30pm.
Participants will pay £120 for a six week block of classes and will attend either the Monday or Wednesday class. If you wish to attend both the Monday and the Wednesday class this will cost £240.
Materials used for these classes have been kindly provided by CASS Art Glasgow who have sponsored these classes. As further support for Six Foot Wider participants of the life drawing classes, CASS Art has given you a coupon to spend at CASS Art!
Progress your skills and get your hands on the best art materials by signing yourself up to this class!
For further information, please contact sixfootgallery@gmail.com (Six Foot Gallery), or call 0141 221 3704.

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Current Classes

Botanical Painting Workshop (Bi-weekly)

Woodcarving for Beginners (Weekends)

 Jewellery Workshop (Bi-weekly)

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

 

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

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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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. “