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.
Stunning new hanging panel from Philip Baldwin & Monica Guggisberg coming to Edinburgh for the Cathedral Collection exhibition in this years Gallery TEN Festival exhibition in St Mary’s Cathedral.
This new panel measures 120 x 300 cm.
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
Gallery TEN presents -GLASS 2015 – 30 GLASS makers from the UK and beyond in this years Edinburgh Festival Exhibition. Click to link to GLASS 2015 page….
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.
Coming soon to gallery TEN works by Cat Outram, Edinburgh Based printmaker.
“ I turned professional as an artist when both my sons were very young so, until very recently, worked only part-time. Now that has changed I have started to explore the medium, to try to be more ambitious, more personal in my subject matter. I have been looking at different ways of adding colour by incorporating collograph and monoprint techniques. Further and for this exhibition I have been exploring the possibilities of embossed ‘blind’ prints.
I am drawn to the linear around me; fine detail within the geometric, structural shapes of buildings or landscape. I love the tracery of winter branches against a clear sky, or shapes picked out by sunlight. It is light especially that moves me; its quality either in strong contrast to shadows or as soft tonal layers, as in a scene at dusk”.
02.08.14 – 02.09.14
JAPANNED! – Edinburgh Festival Exhibition
Japanese printmaker Kouki Tsuritani will be exhibiting a collection of his outstanding mezzotint prints in the Edinburgh Festival which will inspire and enthral viewers with both their fantastical images and his technical skills. Alongside Kouki’s work, Edinburgh based Gallery Ten is exhibiting a number of International and British artists who either use Japanese techniques or draw inspiration from Japanese art and imagery. The applied arts will be represented by a number of Japanese printmakers, jewellers, ceramicists, glass and leather artists whose work shows the extraordinary and refined qualities of contemporary Japanese art and applied art.
CURRENT – New Artists & New Works
Go to the link below to see some of the Artists and their Works
After a successful opening our Edinburgh Festival exhibition is now open. PRINT FUSION is a collection of eleven printmakers showcasing their work in Gallery TEN Edinburgh.
Print now includes photography, mixed media and digital technologies all being utilised alongside traditional printmaking techniques.
Presenting some of the expressive and varied range of artistic output we explore the technical issues that occur from the use of these very different processes within printmaking. The exhibition runs until the 2nd of September.