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Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh, 1 - 19 June 2021 All works and a video can be seen on the Open Eye website The work in this exhibition is concerned with the abstraction of the library, the book, the page. Some of the pieces incorporate 19th-century vellum documents, the...

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John Byrne Annual Award 2020-21 shortlist

Lovely surprise to be shortlisted for this award - having entered in October 2020 I had almost forgotten about it. I didn't win, but was delighted that the award went to a young new graduate, Tom Fairley. My entry was my completed handwritten and illustrated edition...

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Fife Contemporary

Fife Contemporary

While Fife Contemporary's exhibition Lines from Scotland remains stuck in Dunfermline, contributing artists were asked to make some videos of what they'd been up to during lockdown. https://www.fcac.co.uk/exhibits/insights-5/ One of these is about my huge project: a...

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L I B R A R Y

L I B R A R Y

Transferral I - III, oil and resist on upcycled 19th-century vellum Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh https://www.openeyegallery.co.uk/exhibitions/susie-leiper-library sadly online only 3 – 27 April, but open to view indefinitely Works can be purchased online through the...

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Lines from Scotland

Lines from Scotland

An exhibition by Fife Contemporary, www.fcac.co.uk: St Andrews Museum, Fife, until 22 February 2020 Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries, Fife, 7 March – 10 May 2020 Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries, 16 May – 25 July 2020 It is exciting when a curator with...

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Springfield Church, Fife

Springfield Church, Fife

A celebration lunch in August 2019 in the glowing interior of the refurbished Springfield Church in Fife (Benjamin Tindall Architects) launched the building into its new purpose as both a centre of worship and a community centre. In the spring of 2018 I was approached by Ben Tindall to decorate the cornice of the church with a blessing. The inward slope of the coving meant that painting in situ would be physically impossible. My solution was to paint the inscription off site, on lengths of robust lining paper painted the same yellow as the walls. The pattern is created by the counters of the letters, and the uninterrupted ring of words echoes the vast halo of contemporary lighting. The blessing is sung at the end of each service: those unfamiliar with the words are directed by the minister to the cornice! Not only have the brightness of the space and its unusual decoration captured the hearts of the local community, but the Chair of the Trustees of the Church of Scotland, Raymond Young, himself an architect, said he was thrilled with the result.

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Braemar Mountain Festival, 1 – 4 March 2018

Braemar Mountain Festival, 1 – 4 March 2018

At the point of fluctuation, one of my new small works with words from Nan Shepherd's The Living Mountain, to be shown at the Braemar Mountain Festival in Braemar from Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th March. The festival launched last year and was a huge success - great...

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W Gordon Smith Award at OPEN 2018

W Gordon Smith Award at OPEN 2018

I am shocked and delighted to have been awarded a share of one of the inaugural W Gordon Smith and Mrs Jay Gordon Smith awards at OPEN 2018: SSA + VAS together at the RSA in Edinburgh for this small work, Minor Disruption. The larger work, Architecture of Disruption,...

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Moncrieff-Bray Gallery, West Sussex

Moncrieff-Bray Gallery, West Sussex

The Moncrieff-Bray Gallery near Petworth in West Sussex is showing the work of two Scottish artists, Jonathan Gibbs and myself, in a group show: Oona Campbell and Abstract Landscapes, 30 September – 21 October 2017, Wednesday – Saturday, 11 – 4, or by appointment....

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One never quite knows the mountain

One never quite knows the mountain

  22 June – 24 July 2017 Exhibition of new work at the Open Eye Gallery in Edinburgh, both abstract paintings and lettering. Just as Nan Shepherd returned over and over to the Cairngorms, so I yet again revisit The Living Mountain for inspiration. With our...

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