WILLIAM TILLYER

A Printers Perspective – 1970-2020

This selection of work by William Tillyer is a representation of his prints spanning five decades in which time he has devoted a great deal of his practise to creating output in original print.  Starting with works from the “Dry Lake” series in 1971 and ending with his most recent suite of prints “Zephyr” (below) from 2019.

William Tillyer - Gallery TEN - Zephyr 2019

Tillyer was born in Middlesbrough northern England, studying painting at The Slade. Tillyer has evolved into an astonishingly diverse and talented artist, and today he is one of Britain’s most respected artists, with a still growing reputation. In an age where personality has become a cult, Tillyer is concerned to let the painting speak for itself and to withdraw his own personality as much as possible.

William Tillyer - Gallery TEN - High Force 1974

Gallery TEN is pleased to announce the presentation of William Tillyer print works and acknowledges the kind collaboration of the Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London in making this possible. All copyright the artist and Bernard Jacobson Gallery unless otherwise stated.

 

Chick Chalmers

Chick Chalmers - Gallery TEN - Flag - Photography - Black & White Photography - Photography Gallery

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.

Exhibition - Gallery TEN - Chick Chalmers Photography - Printed Editions

2015 Glass Biennale Winners

Coming to the gallery in May will be four of the winners from last years UK Glass Biennale. Gallery TEN is pleased to bring works from the winning entry Ashraf Hanna and runner up Nicholas Collins plus two of the best emerging artist award winners Harry Morgan and Elliot Walker. This show is in part a response to the anniversary events being held this year in support of North Lands Creative Glass celebrating 20 years of involvement in the glass arts in Scotland, the UK and the wider, world glass community. Show runs 30.04.16 – 28.05.16

Summer Colour…..Coming Soon……

Coming soon an all new show Summer Colour at Gallery TEN – we are delighted to be showing some new works by Jonathan Meuli and some exciting new glass from Stuart Akroyd – alongside them we have three new artists to the gallery – Alan McPherson with new paintings – Rupert Merton with his beautiful ceramics and Cecile Gilbert with her acrylic jewellery.