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Edinburgh International Festival programme development commission for visual artist Audrey Grant and writer Mary Paulson-Ellis…….Details announced……..

July 3, 2013

In an exhibition at The Hub during August 2013, The Evolution of a Creative Idea, explores the collaboration between a visual artist and writer on the development of a new idea. Audrey Grant and Mary Paulson-Ellis draw inspiration from Darwin’s Tree of Life demonstrating that all species evolve from a common ancestor, the work of Samuel Beckett exploring the human condition, the anatomy drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and the desktop drawing technique of previous EIF commissioned artist, Greg Creek (2009).The exhibition will model how the creative process evolves towards a variety of possible outcomes such as an artists book, a printed book and other visual representations, all contextualized through the journeys of an existential Jack Russell dog.

The Saturday Herald, 9th March 2013

March 9, 2013

Read in full at janpatience.blogspot.co.uk/

In the twist of a back, or a hand reaching for a heart, Grant is able to render complex emotion on a flat surface. These are intense paintings and her public is loving them. According to Gallery owner Alison Auldjo, 16 of the 25 paintings Grant produced for this exhibition have been sold already. Of that number, 14 were sold at the opening last week. Go see these paintings before they fly off to the four winds. They connect and they are quite special.

The List Magazine: Audrey Grant Solo Show at Union Gallery

February 19, 2013

Atmospheric new work from the Edinburgh-based painter

Edinburgh artist Audrey Grant’s painted portraits are a voyage of discovery for the artist as much as the viewer, a series of figures who have been uncovered by Grant as she follows what’s now a defined process. ‘I intend a figure, then apply paint to the canvas and scrape it back until the figure asserts itself,’ she says. ‘From there it’s about trying to make it work with the space around it, building things up with marks and incisions.’ Read David Pollock’s preview article at www.list.co.uk or The List magazine, Issue 709, 19 February 2013

Visual Arts Scotland Award

February 10, 2013

AUDREY GRANT’S painting Man III selected as the recipient of The Anne Redpath Award at Visual Arts Scotland’s Annual Open Exhibition 2013.  Exhibition  01.03.13 – 23.03.13 at The Royal Scottish Academy Building, Edinburgh.

Audrey Grant   New Paintings

01.03.13 – 01.04.13

UNIONGallery, Edinburgh

Union Gallery is delighted to announce the first major solo exhibition by award-winning artist Audrey Grant.  Since her two person exhibition, Being Human  at Union Gallery in 2011, Audrey Grant has gone from strength to strength, receiving accolades from all who view her work.  This new body of work promises to be her most accomplished yet. There will be a full colour catalogue with introduction by arts journalist Jan Patience, available from the gallery.

RGI Announces 150th Open Annual Exhibition Prize Winners

November 12, 2011

Audrey Grant awarded the inaugural David Gilchrist Memorial Award for Standing Woman and Landscape.

With some of Scotland’s finest contemporary art set to be showcased at its 150th annual exhibition which opens on Sunday 23 October, The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts (RGI) has announced the 20 prize-winning artists selected to receive 21 special awards.

Out of over 1300 entries submitted by emerging and established artists earlier this month, 360 artworks were selected for the exhibition which runs from 23 October until 12 November 2011 at The Mitchell in Glasgow. As Scotland’s largest open submission contemporary art exhibition, the show offers the public a unique opportunity to view and buy contemporary art at its best.

THE 2011 MAVERICK AWARD / The Tom McGrath Trust

October 12, 2011

Thanks to an anonymous donation and in memory of Tom |McGrath’s well loved traits as a maverick, inquisitor and explorer, a single project will benefit from a one off award of £1000. This award will be given to the best application for a creative project that departs from the routine and starts to explore new and imaginative possibilities.

The winners of the Maverick Award 2011, announced in October 2011, are Mary Paulson-Ellis and Audrey Grant. www.tommcgrath-trust.org.uk