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Thank You!

Huge thanks to everyone who has said hello, followed me on social media and bought a print or an original artwork from me this month. It is all so very important to an artist and I am so grateful for all your support.

The last few months have been a bit of a whirlwind, starting with the Borders Art Fair (Kelso) in March, followed quickly by Inception Art Show (Dalkeith Country Palace) and Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair (Kelvingrove) in May. Phew!

Inbetween all of that I have shown work in the White Fox gallery, the Heriot gallery, Battersea Art Fair and a key piece (still available for purchase) in the Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition on Edinburgh’s Princess Street.

I still have a few pieces left on my available work page (but not much) and will shortly be showing with Heriot Gallery at Fresh art Fair Cheltenham and Colinton Arts and White Fox gallery for their summer shows.

Productivity may slow down over the next few months, partly because I need to lie in a darkened room for a few days and partly because I will be selling my house and studio in The Scottish Borders and hopefully getting myself a bigger studio (maybe two).

For up to date information about where I end up and future exhibitions please follow me on social media @gillwaltonartist or sign up for my email newsletter. you can do this on the bottom of every page on my website.

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.

Gill Selected for SSA Annual Exhibition

The above piece ‘Life’s Breath’, has been accepted into the 123rd Annual Exhibition of the Society of Scottish Artists 

The SSA Annual Exhibition will showcase some of the most exciting work being made by the Society’s members and other selected artists, as well as bringing powerful international work to audiences in Edinburgh.

As a selling exhibition, visitors can purchase works from the show. In addition to the main works there will be a series of smaller artworks available at accessible prices.

Exhibition Dates:
1 November – 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

Entry is via the RSA Front Door entrance on Princes Street. If you require stair-free access please notify us after booking (via admin@s-s-a.org) and enter by the ramp at the RSA Back Door (South Entrance).

  • £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

This is where you can book your tickets:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ssa-123rd-annual-exhibition-tickets-185001262757?ref=eios

New representation by Heriot Gallery, Edinburgh

I am delighted that this stylish and welcoming new gallery on Edinburgh’s Dundas Street is now showing my work. 

Figurative Show
8th October – 6th November 2021

In autumn the Heriot Gallery Figurative Show has works from myself and other great figurative artists including Saul Robertson – Rory Macdonald – Peter Hallam – Cherylene Dyer Jane Gardiner – Steven Higginson – Anthony Scullion – Ruaridh Crighton – Angela Reilly

Manchester Art Fair
19th November – 21st November

Heriot Gallery will be at stand 236 at the Manchester Art Fair where they will show a selection of my current work. Please contact the Herriot Gallery for more details and tickets.

Winter Show
18th November – 31st January

The Group Winter show will take us up to the loveliest time of the year and through to January 2022. A great show to find a unique present for someone special.

Inception exhibition at Dalkeith Palace

JOIN ME AT INCEPTION || A brand-new art show to be held at Dalkeith Palace from 10th-12th September 2021.

Meet Inception. An exciting new art sales exhibition launching this September, showcasing the work of handpicked British artists. In a world adapting to Covid-19, Inception has been created to allow artists, who have endured extremely tough times over these past 20 months, to collaboratively present their collections to the public. Artists’ collections will be shown in ‘found spaces’ within the wonderful Dalkeith Palace.

An impressive roll call of respected artists, sculptors and painters have already signed up to present their work. Pop onto the event page for a full list of exhibitors.

The show is open from 10am – 5pm on 10th-12th September. Entrance tickets cost £2.50 and are now on sale.

#inceptionartshow #artshow #contemporaryart #britishartists #newbeginnings #justthestart #dalkeithcountrypark

You will find me in the Queen’s Bedroom, a fantastic space with lots of light.

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

  • Kelly Anne Cairns
  • Elaine Spears

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