Christopher Wood RSW
CONTEMPORARY SCOTTISH ARTIST
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2016 Exhibitions

Friday 18th- Sunday 20th November

The Tatha GalleryEdinburgh Art Fair logo

The Edinburgh Art Fair

Edinburgh Corn Exchange

New Market Road
EH14 1RJ
The EAF is wheelchair accessible.

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30 April – 29 May 2016

Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour

5th SUMMER OPEN ANNUAL EXHIBITION

Meffan Gallery
20 West High Street
Forfar
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Admission free

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Friday 29th January-10th March 2016

Tatha Gallery

Unburdened Realities

This exhibition offers another glimpse of the best of Abstract painting taking place in Scotland today. Following the success of our Abstract show last year we hope to bring you another refreshing take on reality. Real paint, real colour, real reactions in real time offer us new visions and communications of unburdened realities.

Joy Arden, Rosalind Lawless and Christopher Wood

Despite the world’s tastes changing constantly through technological advances, science, fashion, design and ideology, abstract art remains a constant, perhaps as a reaction to technology and the screen-based world. Real paint, real colour, real reactions in real time.

The blank canvas is molded into new ideas, new visions and new context, which lets us pause to see our ever fluctuating lives in a new way.  There is an openness to abstraction never enclosed within a space but breathing beyond in a physical way, but also resonating and lasting in a mindful emotional sense. Perhaps if representation is to show us how the world looks, abstraction is there to unburden these realities and unlock our comprehension of the world in a sense based way.

Here we have three artists exploring paint as a medium, communicating their individual messages about the world in which they find themselves.  Christopher Wood’s physical, expressionist paintings reflect the coastal environs around Dunbar where he lives.  Heavily textured and vibrant compositions using specifically natural materials drives him to look beyond the surface but into the depths and edges of space en-capturing the forces of the natural world. Self confident and bold rhythms, torn edges and delicate marks tempt us to look inward at our own internal energies; a clever transference of nature onto man.   Like with any relationship we absorb what we wish for in life from those things and people around us, the natural environment is a powerful personality that cant be ignored.

Joy Arden’s subtle abstractions emit a different feel, a more restful and contemplative tone, one with the suggestion and acceptance of time passed. Chalky soft, layered paint and scratched surfaces leave traces and the feel of the presence of man. Joy’s work tentatively and sensitively balances the relationships between urban and natural landscape; man-made forms, weathered surfaces and atmospheric spaces instil a sense of the forgotten with assured fragments of the real.

Rosalind Lawless offers us a different insight into abstraction exploring not the transient nature of space but the actual physical volume of space, (or air) which is defined by objects and surfaces.  She questions the notions of space contained, sensed and experienced.  She says ‘even in the internal space of the studio, I believe that everything you work with is related to the room in which you are. It is exactly this belief that I bring to my work”. However formal the elements of tone, line, shape, colour and balance there is an enigmatic nature to her work, which generously loans to us the time to absorb the spaces she defines. This is a powerful gift to be given in such a fast world.

1 High Street
Newport-on-Tay
Fife
DD6 8AB
Tel: 01382 690800

Opening Times:
Monday 10.30am to 5pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10.30am to 5pm
Thursday 10.30am to 5pm
Friday 10.30am to 5pm
Saturday 10.30am to 5pm
Sunday Closed
And other times by appointment.


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RECENT EXHIBITIONS

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12th to 30th January 2016

W. Gordon Smith Award

Dovecot Galleries

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23rd May – 28 th June

127th Paisley Art Institute Annual Exhibition

Paisley Museum & Art Galleries

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20th March - 2nd May

Kilmorack Gallery

Spring Exhibition

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8th - 26th April 2015

Thompson's Gallery

THE BRITISH ISLES - A VISUAL JOURNEY

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Touring exhibition: July 2104 - April 2015

New Bridges 11 + 11 2014

Nitra State Gallery, Slovakia: July 10th - 31st August

11 SSA Members + 11 Slovak Artists

The SSA regularly exhibits work from artists drawn from many areas overseas, including Slovakia, Poland, USA, Canada, India, Africa, Europe and Japan. This is part of its continuing drive to create networks and exhibiting opportunities amongst artists worldwide.

In July of this year, eleven artists affiliated with the Society will exhibit in the Nitra State Gallery in Slovakia as part of 'New Bridges 11+11 2014', a further example of the valuable ongoing exchange with artists in this country.

The New Bridges 11+11 artists are: Gayle Nelson PSSA; Sharon Quigley VPSSA; Louise Ritchie PPSSA; Christopher Wood PPSSA RSW; Nan Mulder SSA; Leena Nammari SSA; Norman McBeath SSA; Alan Kilpatrick SSA; David Faithfull; Paul Furneaux SSA RSA and Alastair Clark SSA.

Exhibition Tour

Bratislava
Palffy Palace
(on Zámocká Street)
3rd September – 30th September 2014 Opening day 3rd September 18.00

Piestany
House of Art
10th November – 30th November 2014 Opening day 10th November 17.00

Trencin
The Gallery of Miloš Alexander Bazovský (GMAB)
27th February – 19th April 2015 Opening day 27th February 17.00

15th November 2014 - 7th March 2015

Gallery Heinzel

Winter Exhibition 2014/15


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7th - 28th February 2015

Visual Arts Scotland

Annual Exhibition

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25 January – 8 February 2015

Stafford Gallery

Exhibition of Scottish Artists

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16 – 31 January 2015

Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour

134th ANNUAL EXHIBITION

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5 – 20 December

Society of Scottish Artists

The 117th Annual Open Exhibition @ Royal Scottish Academy

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15th Nov - 15th Dec

Morningside Gallery

New Work

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24 - 29 November

Corrymella Scott Gallery

Scottish Artists Exhibition at Sage Gateshead


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September 9th - October 2nd

Medici Gallery

5 Cork Street, London, W1S 3LQ

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14th June - 16th August

Gallery Heinzel

Summer Exhibition

24 Thistle Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1XD, t: 01224 625629

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31st May - 6th August

Lime Tree Gallery

Summer Exhibition

84 Hotwell Road, Bristol, BS8 4UB, t: 0117 929 2527

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10th May - 5th July

Kilmorack Gallery

Summer Exhibition

by beauly, Inverness-shire, IV4 7AL, t: 01463 783 230

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17th May - 22nd June

Paisley Art Institute 126th Annual Exhibition

Paisley Museum & Art Galleries, High Street, Paisley, PA1 2BA, t:0141 889 3151

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27th January - 8th February 2014

Stafford Gallery

Exhibition of Scottish Artists: Wimbledon Fine Art, 41 Church Road, Wimbledon Village, SW19 5DQ

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January 9 - 28 2014

Lime Tree Gallery

Painterly Paintings: Back in Fashion; 84 Hotwell Road, Bristol, BS8 4UB, t: 0117 929 2527

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23 November 2013 - 26 January 2014

The Royal Scottish Academy

RSA OPEN 2013, RSA Lower Galleries, RSA Building, The Mound , Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

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November 2013 - February 2014

Morningside Gallery

94 Morningside Rd, Edinburgh, EH10 4BY, t:0131 447 3041

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22nd November 2013 - 15th March 2014

Kilmorack Gallery

Winter Exhibition

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22nd November 2013

Lime Tree Gallery

Christmas Exhibition

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10 November – 8 December 2013

The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts
152nd Annual Exhibition


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5th October - 9th November

Gallery Heinzel

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3-6 October 2013

The Affordable Art Fair, Stockholm

Lime Tree Gallery

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16-21 September 2013

The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2013

Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1 10am-5pm