Glasgow Art Fair Tickets and other lovely stuff

I will be exhibiting at Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair again after a three year gap.

VENUE, DATE & TIME

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

27th May 2022

  • 6.00pm-9.00pm Preview Evening.
  • Advance Tickets Only. I have a small number of complementary tickets available, you must RSVP before the 23rd May. These tickets are normally £9 and entry includes a free glass of Prosecco or soft drink on arrival.

28th Saturday May

  • 10.00am-5.30pm

29th Sunday May

  • 10.00am-5.00pm

You can find your free weekend E-ticket below otherwise, tickets available on the door.

  • Adults £4.00
  • Concessions and Students £3.00
  • Children Free

Invitation to the Private View

This should be a very lively and enjoyable event, remember to RSVP before 23rd of May and state my name. This link takes you straight to the GCAF email. Book your tickets HERE

Complimentary ticket

‘Breathing’ has been accepted into the Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition

For the second time within a year I have a piece hung in the Royal Scottish Academy galleries in the heart of Edinburgh. Visit the exhibition HERE.

Breathing

Limited-edition prints

I have made ‘Breathing’ (see below) and a selection of my best drawings into a series of very high quality and limited edition prints. Some are hand-rendered with silver leaf and each one is numbered and signed. I can post out to anywhere in the UK.

hand silvered prints

Inception Art Show

I had a wonderful weekend at Dalkeith Country Palace last weekend. It was a collection of over thirty of the best contemporary British artists curated by the estate of the Duke of Bucchleuch. He himself bought one of my Breath Series drawings last year. Another of my pieces made it into the family this year, what an honour!

I love participating in the show and am hoping to be invited back in September.

Inception at Dalkeith Country Palace

Inception exhibition at Dalkeith Palace

JOIN ME AT INCEPTION || An art show to be held at Dalkeith Palace from 06 – 08 May 2022.

Inception returns to Dalkeith Palace, showcasing a curated collection of contemporary artists.

The art show launched in 2021 to celebrate the re-emergence of artists after the long hiatus suffered by the creative industries during the pandemic.

Following its resounding success last year, this celebration of creativity continues to develop. For its second incarnation, Inception has invited an inspirational collection of modern and contemporary artists, sculptors, photographers and painters to share their work.

As Inception is an art sales exhibition, you will have the opportunity to purchase the artwork during the show. Entry slots are open every hour, however you are welcome to stay and enjoy the exhibition for longer after arrival. I very much look forward to welcoming you at Inception.

The show is open from 10am – 4pm on 6-8 May. Entrance tickets cost £3 and are now on sale.

Visitor parking is a short two minute walk from Dalkeith Palace. If accessible parking is required, please contact the events team who can make alternative arrangements.

You will find me in the Morning Room, a fantastic space with lots of light.

I’ll be exhibiting amongst other artists I admire, including:

  • Richard Goldsworthy
  • Walter Dalkeith

There will be a pop-up shop within the Palace where it will be possible to purchase my limited-edition prints.

All the framed original works I am showing will also be for sale. I look forward to seeing you over the exhibition weekend if you can make it.

Imagine Peace

One of my most meaningful drawings, ‘Imagine Peace’, has been made available as a limited edition print with fifty percent of profits going to the British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis appeal. These are very large and very high quality prints.

Click here for more details and to buy a print in support of Ukraine.

‘Breathing’ selected for the 196th RSA annual exhibition.

I am delighted to say that one of my favourite and most meaningful drawings has been selected to hang in the Royal Scottish Academy galleries. This is my second time in the gallery within a year and the honour is not passing me by. The exhibition has many of Scotland and the world’s best artists alongside mere mortals like myself.

‘Breathing’ is available to buy from the exhibition. The RSA are part of ‘Own Art’ scheme so it is possible to pay in 10 interest free instalments of £95.

https://www.rsaannualexhibition.org/content/viewing-room/77/artworks-10203-gill-walton-breathing-2021/

Exhibition dates

23 April – 12 June 2022

Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm

Visit the exhibition

Free entry | Illustrated exhibition catalogue £3

RSA Upper and Lower Galleries

Royal Scottish Academy The Mound Edinburgh EH2 2EL

Sales enquiries

For further information about works for sale, please get in touch.

Sales desks: 0131 624 6556 / 6314

Gallery Manager: Flora La Thangue floralathangue@royalscottishacademy.org

Programme Coordinator: Amy Cameron amycameron@royalscottishacademy.org

If you cannot visit the gallery in person you can view the exhibition and online here

https://www.rsaannualexhibition.org/about/

Borders Art Fair 2022

25th to 27th March

I am delighted to be back at the Borders Art Fair. This is aways a joyous event full of wonderful artists and I am looking forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting new people, I hope you are one of them. 

I have a 6-meter-long stand (number 62) packed full of new work much of which hasn’t been exhibited before.

Entry is by donation and more details can be found at bordersartfair.com.

Border Events Centre,
Border Union Showground,
KELSO
TD5 8LS.

The Wonders of Composition and Artist’s Talk

It’s more than just an art fair — BAF organise many activities around the event. Earlier this year I recorded a workshop on composition for BAF and an artist’s talk. It is all on their website for free, have a look at that and the other online workshops and events they have put together for us.

A previous winner of the BAF Best Exhibitor Stand prize, Gill will take you through the basics of the classical composition techniques that she uses in her own stunning work.”

Other news …

Look out for details of work accepted into the Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition and (potentially) the Aberdeen Artist’s Society Annual Exhibition. I have been pre-selected for both!

The next exhibition is Inception Art Show, Friday 6 May – Sunday 8 May. Inception art show returns to Dalkeith Country Park this May. An impressive roll-call of respected sculptors, artists, photographers and painters will be exhibiting within Dalkeith Palace. Then closely followed by Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair, Friday 27 May – Sunday 29 May. Held in a marquee in the grounds of the impressive Kelvingrove Art Gallery, it is full of original, affordable and inspiring art.

Three Art Fairs and an Exhibition!

Last year was a very successful year for me, I was awarded a residency at Marchmont House, was selected for some very prestigious exhibitions and was appointed a professional member of the Society of Scottish Artists. I won’t be resting on my laurels this year, I already have three art fairs and a major art exhibition lined up and all before the end of May!

Last year was a very successful year for me, I was awarded a residency at Marchmont House, was selected for some very prestigious exhibitions and was appointed a professional member of the Society of Scottish Artists. I won’t be resting on my laurels this year, I already have three art fairs and a major art exhibition lined up and all before the end of May!

Borders Art Fair

It is so pleasing to be back at the Borders Art Fair. I don’t have to travel too far for it and always see many lovely familiar faces, I hope yours is one of them. I have also recorded a workshop and an artist’s talk for them. It is all on their website, have a look.

  • bordersartfair.com
  • Border Events Centre
  • Springwood Park, Kelso
  • Stand 62
  • 25th to 27th March 2022

The Heriot Gallery is a ‘must-see’ gallery next to Greyfriars Art Shop on Dundas Street in Edinburgh. It is painted Tardis Blue and just like the Tardis it is much bigger on the inside than it looks on the outside. They will be taking some of my graphite and silver Breath Series on the long journey down to London. I hope they have a successful fair.

Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair

The Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair is in a beautiful white marquee situated in the grounds of the amazing Kelvingrove museum. I last did the GCAF in 2019 and almost sold out so I am really looking forward to this one and finding a few moments to wander around one of the best museum galleries in Scotland. It would make a wonderful day out .

  • gcaf.co.uk
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • Glasgow
  • stand number to be confirmed
  • 27th to 29th May 2022

Inception II Art Exhibition

Following on from the success of the first Inception show The Palace team have invited a selection of the finest artists from the UK and beyond for an exhibition hung throughout the palace. I am so delighted that they want me back again this year, especially as the Duke of Buccleuch himself bought one of my Breath Series from the first exhibition (those of you who know me well know that I am so chuffed at being in his collection alongside Rembrandt and da Vinci etc.).

I hope to see some of you at any or all of these events, especially as I really won’t be getting out much beforehand, I will be starved of company and chained to my studio.

Look out for more details about each one in advance and make sure you are signed up to my newsletter.

Gill

Visit the 123rd SSA Annual Exhibition at the RSA, Edinburgh

I am just back from the opening of this exciting show. It is SSA’s main showcase of some of the most exceptional work coming out of Scotland and round the world.

My ‘Life’s Breath’ can be found in a fantastic space that really highlights the work at the top of the front stairs in the first hall.

More information can be found at the SSA website.

Exhibition Dates:
1 – 23 November 2021

Opening Times:
Monday to Saturday 10-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm (last entry 30 minutes prior to closing)

Venue:
Upper Galleries
The Royal Scottish Academy
The Mound
Edinburgh
EH2 2EL

£4 | £3 concessions (+booking fees)
Free Entry for SSA Members (limited tickets available per day, please book in advance)
Free entry for all on Mondays

30 x 30

Alongside the main exhibition is the ever-popular SSA 30 x 30 small works display, offering a fantastic varied selection of small works for sale at £350 or less. I have three pieces in this section this year:

Road Trip

Road Trip is a collaborative artwork which has journeyed around Scotland connecting artists and communities during our year of Covid. I am one of the SSA Sattelite Associates for the Scottish Borders and, as such, began this project. The painting is being raffled to support the Sattelite Programme. More details can be found on the SSA website.

New website now live!

I have a new website! I have added new galleries describing some of the recent series I have been working on. My ‘Breath Series’ is now all in one place and easy to find. I am hoping you will find it much easier to navigate.

All the most recent events, awards and exhibitions are now in a blog on the home page so you can see what I have been up to.

You can also sign up to my email newsletter from the bottom of the homepage so you never need to miss another exhibition or open studio.

Open Studio

Come and meet Gill

Last day Monday 9th, Scottish restrictions are lifted so just turn up.

Fri 6 — Mon 9 August 2021, 11am — 6pm each day

This year Gill’s open studio weekend will be more spectacular than ever. She’s had plenty of time to make new work and was awarded a residency at Marchmont House during March this year. You will be able to see the work produced there and also her response to the pandemic in a series entitled ’Breath’.

Visit the studio showing work in progress and see recent work hung throughout the rest of the house.

The Artist’s House, Allanbank Courtyard, Allanton, Duns, TD11 3PY

Gill’s studio is situated eight miles inland from the A1 at Berwick-upon-Tweed with its train station. By road it is 75 mins south of Edinburgh and 90 mins north of Newcastle.

BOOKING IN ADVANCE for parties arriving by car is essential. We will be doing it slightly differently this year; to allow distancing and sufficient car parking spaces we are offering free, timed tickets half an hour apart:

  • Please park in Gill’s drive (three spaces are available) or on the street.
  • Tickets are per car.

Book a car parking slot

If you are walking, cycling or travelling by bus (yes, there is a number 260 bus stop just outside Gill’s house, but they are rare so check timetable) then there is no need to book but please respect any social distancing regulations that may be in place.

Our neighbours down the road at Allanbank Mill Steading will be open over the same weekend. Allanbank Mill Steading Situated in the rural open landscape of the Scottish Borders, is the home and studios of the artists, Pauline Burbidge and Charlie Poulsen.

Unfortunately, Allanbank Arts will not be open this year.

Professional Member of the Society of Scottish Artists

“The Presidents and Council of the Society of Scottish Artists are delighted to welcome the seven newly elected Professional Members for 2021, adding to the growing list of members working globally. The artists selected have shown development in their own field, dedication to professional practice and their continued evolvement within the Society. We would like to encourage their ongoing support of the Society in which we endeavour to support and encourage them to push their own practice in the coming years.”
Jamie McAteer and Olivia Turner | SSA Presidents.

You can learn more about each artist by following the links below. You will also have the opportunity to see their work at forthcoming SSA exhibitions.

Professional Artist Members are elected annually by a Professional Members Selection Committee and have previously been selected to exhibit in at least two SSA curated exhibitions. These artists represent a broad range of styles, and their work reflects the variety and vibrancy that can be found across the SSA membership.

Gill was delighted to be selected for professional membership in May this year.

She was also chosen by the SSA to be a satellite associate for the Scottish Borders in 2020.

Residency at Marchmont House

This wonderful opportunity was awarded by The Borders Art Fair in collaboration with Marchmont House. I was selected alongside my very dear friend and wonderful multidisciplinary artist, Rebekah Tolley Georgiou, to spend the month of March 2021 in the tower of the creative spaces at Marchmont. My remit was to develop a body of work which reflected how it felt to be living in a pandemic. I called this series ‘Breath’. The whole experience was wonderful and I am proud of the work I did there.

The ‘Breath Series has it’s own dedicated gallery on my website and has proven to be very successful. I believe it really tapped into the feel of our current times.