RGI artists working in the Narrative tradition.
Ade Adesina RSA RGI, Reinhard Behrens RSW RGI, June Carey RSW RGI PAI, Jimmy Cosgrove RSW RGI PAI, Jim Dunbar PRSW RWS RGI, Ronald Forbes RSA RGI, Gordon Mitchell RSW RSA RGI, Neil Macdonald RSW RGI PAI, Neil MacPherson RSA RSW RGI, Alice McMurrough RSW RGI PAI, Heather Nevay RGI, Murray Robertson RGI, Peter Thomson RSW RGI, James Tweedie RGI, Helen Wilson RSW RGI PAI & Adrian Wiszniewski RSA RGI.
10 November – 4 December 2018
Private View, Friday 9 November 6-8pm
This exhibition is a selection of work by 16 of the elected members of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts (RGI), whose vision could be considered part of the Narrative tradition. The Narrative tradition has a long lineage in Scotland from the dramatic subjects of Gavin Hamilton, the rustic scenes of David Wilkie, the subtle story-telling of the Glasgow Boys and on to the New Glasgow Boys.
The artwork in ‘Allusion III’ invites a more personal response, with clues sometimes being found in the title of the work. However, any authoritative meaning is often deliberately buried. You are invited to read your own narratives into the often beguiling artwork of this exhibition.
This is the third incarnation of the RGI Allusion Group, the first being held in 2015 at the Kelly Gallery in Glasgow before they moved the show out of Glasgow in 2017 to the Tatha Gallery on the banks of the Tay in Fife. This year the show is on the road again, this time to Fidra Fine Art in their new premises in Gullane, East Lothian. With no RGI Annual Exhibition in the familiar November slot this year, this assembled group of RGI artists is a great opportunity to access some of the most talented and imaginative artists working in Scotland today.