Wed 11 Apr, 6pm, Small Gallery ARI
with Gill Russell
watersheds, shorelines... walking on waterlines
An exhibition of recent work from artist Gill Russell.
Gill Russell is an artist interested in places of ‘significance’ and how they resonate in the landscape. She works across a range of forms and media, including installation, audio-visual, mapping, drawing, sculpture and texts. Walking is often key to her exploration. She has created several outdoor sound and light installations set in the remote Highland landscape.
Some of her most recent work is with poet/artist Alec Finlay and includes several projects with special areas of interest including poetic interpretation of place names, river systems, ecological mappings, guiding walks. For example ‘Gathering’, a poetic and photographic mapping of the Braemar region inspired by local placenames and their meanings , commissioned by Hauser & Wirth.
In 2014, she had a residency with Deveron Projects, Huntly, on the ‘Hielan’ Ways’ project, identifying sites or landforms of significance and focusing on paths and the watercourses which define the land. From these explorations, she created a blog, lorg-coise, and a book of fourteen thematic map-drawings of walking routes with texts.
For Waterlines, Gill has created large-scale drawings of maps which include waterlines of North East rivers, drawings of watershed meeting points and associated poetry and text.
Register for free tickets here.
Part of the Grampian Hospitals Arts Trust (GHAT)
Exhibition runs from Mar 19 to May 12 2018 in the Small Gallery ARI