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.
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.
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.
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.