5@GPS

27 November 2021 - 29 January 2022
Overview

 

A group exhibition of new work by (from left) Rosemary Beaton, Alice McMurrough, Helen Wilson, June Carey and Heather Nevay.

 

Rosemary Beaton studied fine art at The Glasgow School of Art at a time when great emphasis was put on teaching drawing and highly figurative painting was re-emerging: Graduating with a first-class BA Hons in 1985 and a highly commended post graduate in 1986. Whilst still a student in third year she was the first Scot and youngest person to win the prestigious John Player National Portrait Award (now BP) in 1984.

 

June Carey began her career as an artist at Glasgow School of Art in 1960 and has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions worldwide in countries such as Iceland, Quebec, Singapore, Los Angeles, Poland, Madrid, Montpellier as well as regularly exhibiting in London. Her work is held in many public and private collections including the BBC, Eton College, Oxford University, Peter Gabriel (Musician), Thomas Agnew, Bond St. London, Lady Thyne Collection, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Scottish Arts Council, Engramme, Quebec, Teachers Whisky and The Stirling Smiths Art Gallery & Museum. Awards include Glasgow District Council (Residency in Quebec), “Woman 2000” European City of Culture, Scottish Arts Council (research in Mexico), Anne Redpath, Visual Artist Forth Valley & Creative Scotland, Glasgow Art Club, MacDonald Orr, Hope Scott Trust, McGregor Donald Trust, Scottish Arts Club, Dundee District Council, Angus Council, Connell & Connell and recently, the Senellier Award, London.

 

Alice McMurrough graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1977 and was awarded Post Graduate Studies in 1978. In 1979 she began teaching Art and Design, was a Marker and Moderator for the Scottish Qualifications Authority and delivered Arts and Heritage provision as a Cultural Coordinator in East Dunbartonshire Schools. In 2007 she left the teaching profession to concentrate on her own artwork.

 

Heather Nevay was born in Glasgow in 1965. She studied at Glasgow School of Art 1983-88 and graduated with BA Hons Art and Design (Printed Textiles). In 2015, she was elected a member of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts(RGI). Since 1990 her work has been shown regularly in both mixed and solo exhibitions worldwide including Miami, Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris and Melbourne, Australia. This includes curated exhibitions: “Strange Worlds - The Vision of Angela Carter” at the Royal West of England Academy (RWA), Bristol; “Realised” 189th RSA Annual Exhibition curated by Alan Robb RSA; “Phantastiche Venus” at Viechtach, Germany, and “Hey!” Art Show Part II, Musee De La Halle, Paris.

 

Helen Wilson was born in Paisley in 1954, and studied Drawing and Painting at Glasgow School of Art from 1971-76, after which a Cargill Travelling Scholarship took her to Colonsay and Italy. Since then she has lived and worked in Glasgow, exhibiting regularly throughout the UK. A passion for theatre has led to her discovering (and mining) rich sources of inspiration behind the scenes with companies such as The Royal Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Scottish Opera and Company Chordelia.

 

Please note, the list of works below is not comprehensive.

Works