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W Gordon Smith Painting Award Exhibition

January 21, 2016

The Times, Scottish Edition, 18th January 2016, by Giles Sutherland
“…It’s been commonplace, over the past few decades, to hear various pronouncements about the ‘death of painting’. It’s clear, however, that such judgements are premature, and inaccurate. Certainly, on the evidence of this show, the craft and art of painting is very much alive….”

Read the full review here

“…Audrey Grant’s oil painting, showing a seated female figure against a disturbing yellow ground, takes its title from R.M. Rilke’s Seventh Duino Elegy ‘Nowhere, Beloved Will World Be But Within Us’ (Nirgends, Geliebte, wird Welt sein, als innen). Grant’s imagery somehow conveys the sense of Rilke’s words while avoiding literalism…”

W GORDON SMITH PAINTING AWARD EXHIBITION, Dovecot Gallery, Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, 12th – 30th January 2016
Read Susan Mansfield’s Scotland on Sunday article here

With all its eyes the natural world looks out into the Open

June 8, 2015

(“Mit allen Augen sieht die Kreatur das Offene” from the Eighth Elegy, Duino Elegies by Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926), translation by Stephen Mitchell)

New Paintings, Mixed Media Works on Paper and Artist Books

07.08.15 – 05.09.15
Union Gallery, Edinburgh

A full colour catalogue with foreword by arts journalist and writer, Susan Mansfield to accompany the exhibition. Click here to view

BBC Scotland Culture Studio Interview

July 6, 2014

Alison Auldjo, Director of the Union Gallery and Audrey Grant interviewed on 2/7/14 by Janice Forsyth on BBC Scotland Culture Studio to celebrate the 5th Anniversary Exhibition opening at the Union Gallery on Friday 4th July 2014

Dance Figures

October 13, 2013

A new gallery called Dance Figures has been added. Since Spring 2012 Audrey Grant has been attending rehearsals at Scottish Ballet as part of an on-going drawing research project. This has been made possible with the kind permission of the dancers, choreographers and management. This small series of paintings come out of the observational drawings done during these rehearsals.