The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts - 150th Annual Exhibition

The Mitchell North Street Glasgow G3 7DN
Exhibition: 23rd October - 12th November 2011

Norma Frame Foundation Award Winner for the work New Found Lands I, ink, graphite and digital print, 76 x 58.5cm. Click here for more details.

Poetry Beyond Text

Royal Scottish Academy
Lower Galleries, The Mound, Princes Street, Edinburgh

12th November to 18th December 2011

This research project uses psychological, critical and creative methods to study how readers respond to the visual aspects of poetry. It involves specialists in English and Comparative Literature, Fine Art and Psychology. These include the shape of visual or concrete poetry (where words are arranged spatially in particular patterns on the page), the combination of poetry with images (in artists' books and prints), and the moving words and images found in digital poetry (a relatively new form of poetry which is usually web-based and often interactive).

Poetry Beyond Text - Vision, Text & Cognition

Above: Three Little Words, screenprint, 76 x 56cm, Jim Carruth and Murray Robertson. Click here for more details.

Royal Academy of Arts' Summer Exhibition 2011

The Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London
Exhibition: 7th June to 15th August 2011

Now in its 243rd year, it is the largest open contemporary art exhibition in the world and features paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture.

Above: Deep Waters I hand-coloured digital print on the wall at the RA.

BBC News feature

A Passion for Prints: Ten Years of the Golder-Thompson Gift

Pallant House Gallery, Chichester.
Exhibition: 19th March 2011 – 19th June 2011

Since 2001 Mark Golder and Brian Thompson have presented over 160 contemporary prints to Pallant House Gallery. This remarkable gift provides a unique overview of recent developments in printmaking across the UK and Ireland - especially Scottish printmakers including Elizabeth Blackadder, Christine Borland, Callum Colvin, Martin Boyce, Peter Howson, Callum Innes, Barbara Rae, Murray Robertson and David Shrigley. Supported by the Pallant House Gallery Friends. More

Above: Miracle & Ordeal, woocut/screenprint.


Scott Campbell, Stuart Duffin, Claire Forsyth, Rosalind Lawless, Ian McNicol, Murray Robertson.

The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts Kelly Gallery
Exhibition: Saturday 12th March to Tuesday 5th April 2011

Opening times: Tuesday - Friday 10.30am - 5.00pm Saturday 10.30am -3.00pm

By using the printmaker's broad vocabulary of mark-and image-making to create a visual language which reflects their interests, these six artists present works created with traditional, manipulated and new printmaking techniques.

This consummate mastery of traditional skills alongside an experimental approach, becomes a consuming passion for the artists. As well as developing their individual and often innovative artistic practices, each artist fulfills the role of collaborator, editioner, and educator, championing printmaking as a vital means of artistic creation and expression.

The term 'Impressit' comes from the Latin meaning "he (she) printed it", and is sometimes seen as Imp. written on a print.

Event: The Art of the Master Printmaker
Tuesday 4th April, 10.30 am.
Stuart Duffin talks about his work and his role as a Master Printmaker.
Tickets : £6.00 per person, £10.00 for 2 people. Booking essential.

2011 is the 150th anniversary of The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts.

The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts Kelly Gallery, 118 Douglas Street, Glasgow G2 4ET
Tel: 0141 248 6386 Email:

Earthly Pleasures and Sea Fancies - The Airt Gallery

March 21st -April 28th

The Earth rages and calms. The Seas swell and subside. This Easter exhibition of sea and landscapes offers through the eyes of the painters, printmakers and photographers on show, a place to reside and repose whilst the year draws breath.

THE AIRT GALLERY, LEYLODGE, KINTORE, ABERDEENSHIRE AB51 0XY t: 01330 860333 m: 0790 2277821 e:

Murray Robertson

Selected New Works

16th January - 3rd March 2011

Bar Gandolfi, 64 Albion Street, Glasgow G1 1NY
Tel: 0141 552 0221

A series of new works inspired by maps, myths, the sea and marine life. The key imagery is digitally printed on fine art paper then in most cases hand-coloured by the artist and limited to an edition of 20 copies.

Sources include textbooks on natural history, astrological charts, early printed maps, scientific
/technological imagery and cultural icons collected from world travels.

Robertson lives and works in Glasgow, is a practicing artist and maintains an interest in printmaking techniques through many years of association with the Glasgow Print Studio as a Master Studio Printer.

Click here to see works from the exhibition.

Above: Voyage I, digital print.

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