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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.

Pause, an SSA exhibition


7 August – 5 September 2021
Click here to view the exhibition online

I am delighted that two of my Breath Series drawings have been chosen by the Society of Scottish Artists in their showcase exhibition to highlight the work from their dedicated team of Satellite Associate.

PAUSE

“The Satellite Associate program began in April 2020 and has established itself as a key component in supporting and representing our membership throughout Scotland. In this online exhibition we invite you to enjoy a moment of stillness; take time to consider, reflect and enjoy a small respite from the ever changing, ever moving world around us.”

Exhibitors: Jayne Austin | Louise Barrington | Rowena Comrie | Anoushka Havinden | Susie Hunt | Sandra Kennedy | Mary Morrison | Gemma Petrie | Carol Sinclair | Luke Vinnicombe | Gill Walton | Eve Watson | Denise Zygadlo

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.

Artmag feature the Open Studio

Figurative painter Gill Walton is mounting an Open Studio weekend at her Duns base in the Scottish Borders, 6th – 9th Aug.
https://artmag.co.uk/gill-waltons-open-weekend-invitation/
#artmag #scottishart #scottishgalleries #scottishartonline #scottishpainting

https://artmag.co.uk/gill-waltons-open-weekend-invitation/Originally tweeted by Artmag (@artmaguk) on July 27, 2021.

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.

The Every Woman Biennial 2021

‘A Breath Taken’ was featured in the SSA contemporary figures exhibition and in the Every Woman Biennial at the Copeland Galleries in London. I am delighted that it sold from the Every Woman Biennial. This is one of my favourites from the ‘Breath Series’ but there are hand silvered prints of it still available.

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.