Encounters | April 2022

The Gallery is delighted to be hosting Helen Glassford’s first solo exhibition with us this April. Glassford is a painter who seeks out the edges of landscape, travelling to the most remote and distant corners in search of subject matter. Her travels have taken her to the Outer Hebrides and to the outlying archipelago of St Kilda. A trip to Assynt in November provided further opportunity to engage with the ancient landscape of Scotland’s high northwest. Glassford cherishes her time spent in the wilds of Scotland. Each trip in the outdoors, sketchbook in hand, is a journey of personal revelation, her dialogue with the landscape akin to a meditative response as she absorbs the geography and atmosphere of a particular place.

Please enjoy our selection of films below. Helen made a beautiful film which delves deep into her thoughts, inspirations and processes behind her exhibition Encounters.

Tommy visited Helen in her studio as she was preparing works for the exhibition.