People and Places

Emily Sutton

03 Jun 2020 - 27 Jun 2020

The Directors of The Scottish Gallery are delighted to present People & Places by Emily Sutton. Emily Sutton studied Illustration at the Edinburgh College of Art and is now based in York. She combines her exhibition work with illustration projects, including many picture books for children.

The preparation for this exhibition has been very much divided into two parts. It began last year with trips to the Yorkshire coast and further afield to Paris with my sketchbook to draw, paint and collect material which I then used as the basis for a series of watercolours. The second part was a direct reflection of the shrinking down of life - rather than responding to scenes from the outside world I focused instead on smaller, more focused subjects in the form of still lives. During a time of uncertainty it was comforting to put my attention towards favourite collected objects and optimistic spring flowers.

The title of the exhibition, People and Places, was decided before the world came to a standstill. It was the title of a small book of drawings that I began as a student at ECA in which I would make daily observational sketches, something that has stayed with me to this day and is the basis for all my artistic practice. - Emily Sutton, 2020

Emily Sutton has designed a beautiful, fold out, limited edition invitation for this exhibition, which we are selling to raise money for The Supper Collective. Click here to read more about how this incredible invitation came together, or click here to purchase one.

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