A Printers Perspective – 1970-2020
Forthcoming exhibition of prints from William Tillyer works will span five decades of printmaking. There will be over thirty works in the exhibition, all available to purchase. Including the Zephyr suite of eight works from 2019.
Mixed Winter Exhibition – Including glass and original prints from a selection of well known artists……
Coming soon for our 2019 Festival Exhibition Gallery TEN will be showing original prints from Joan Miró alongside will be ceramics from Takeshi Yasuda and glass from Baldwin & Guggisberg. – 03.08.19 – 31.08.19 – Opening 03.08 from 12.30 to 17.30
Chick Chalmers (1948-98)
Born in Edinburgh and educated at George Heriot’s School. Chick graduated from the Polytechnic of Central London, having specialised in documentary photography. He began teaching at what is now Napier University, Edinburgh in 1979 and also taught at Stevenson College during the last two years of his life.
He had close links with Orkney. His grandmother, on his mother’s side, was a Shearer; and on his father’s side he is descended from the Chalmers family of Kirkwall.
He spent three months in Orkney during the winter of 1974/5, followed by a return visit in the early summer of 1976 with the aid of a Greater London Arts Association, Visual Arts Award. In this his finals year he made a body of work which subsequently became a touring exhibition for the London photography collective, Camerawork. It is this series of iconic Orcadian images for which he is perhaps now best known.
In 1980 Chick was awarded a Scottish Arts Council grant as part of an exchange programme to visit the United States to take photographs, touring almost every state over a nine month period and doing over 30,000 miles in an ancient VW camper van.
He returned with a remarkable body of work which was exhibited just the once at the Stills gallery, Edinburgh in 1982.
These images are now to be re-printed in collaboration with ‘The Estate of Chick Chalmers’ and made available for sale for the first time as part of an exhibition programme of Chick’s work. Gallery TEN considers these images to be his best work and represents an outstanding, candid series of images, comparable with some of the greatest American documentary photographers of our time. ‘An American Roadtrip’ will be shown at Gallery TEN during the April of 2019.
28.02.19 – 28.03.19
An eclectic mix of POSTERS from Museum & Gallery exhibitions – From the 1950’s – 60’s & 70’s from well known painters, sculptors & artists including shows by Picasso, Braque, Miro, Chagall, Matisse & others – Price range from £750 to £3000 – contact for further details
In 1974 Glasgow historian John Hume photographed a series of derelict stone corn mill buildings on the banks of Ettrick Water in the Scottish Borders. His images, archived by Historic Environment Scotland show a place in decline – rusting corrugated iron roofs; boarded-up windows; interiors filled with broken furniture and abandoned tools; grounds potholed and overgrown.
Just four years later, in these same buildings, the first hot glassmaking furnace was lit and Lindean Mill Glass was born. Now, in 2018, the stone buildings are in pristine condition: carefully restored; set in beautiful gardens and they hum with both people and industry. Lindean Mill has become associated not with grinding corn but with making high quality glass. This transformation lies in the hands of two exceptional artists and designers – one from USA one from Sweden – and is a testament to the importance of international exchange to Scotland’s culture and economy.
From the exhibition CATALOG introduction by amanda game 2018
Gallery TEN – Edinburgh Festival 2018 Exhibition
A collection of objects, sculpture & functional works made from WOOD. Shown alongside will be pictures which share the theme of TREES. Works by well know and emerging artists, both national & international.
look at the wood and see the trees
Incredible vessels from Pascal Oudet, sculptural works by the late Tim Stead, contemporary Shaker ware from Ian Fraser, furniture by Namon Gaston and Isabelle Moore, panels from Adrian McCurdy and quirky works by Arran Ross and Sid Burnard, all from WOOD.
Paintings and original prints from a collection of well-known artists, designed to complement the objects with a collective theme of the TREE. Including Terry Frost, Patrick Heron, Tom Hammick, David Hockney, John Piper & Scottie Wilson.
Working with glass as my medium is always interesting. Using the lost wax technique I am able to create my own unique forms using wax giving me the capability to sculpt with the detail I require. Casting them in glass makes the forms permanent with the addition of vast range of colours, characteristics and textures that glass provides. I like to add found objects or other props to my work. Transforming them into a piece of art, changing their purpose and giving them a new lease of life. In doing so, I want my pieces of sculpture to tell their own stories. My objective is to inspire thought in the meaning and to make people smile!