Breathing In Memories: Charlie Yates at Aberfeldy’s Watermill Gallery

Charlie Yates, 'Marimar', oil on board
Charlie Yates, 'Marimar', oil on board

Title:
BREATHE

Times:
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:30, Sun 11:00 - 17:30

From: 14 May 2022

To: 19 Jun 2022

Venue:
The Watermill Gallery
Mill Street
Aberfeldy
Perthshire
PH15 2BG

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Aberfeldy’s Watermill Gallery is hosting BREATHE – a solo exhibition of new work by exciting young Scottish talent Charlie Yates. Primarily a figurative painter, working mostly with oil paint on a variety of surfaces, Charlie is exhibiting for the first time at The Watermill, having been part of an online show at The Open Eye Gallery in Edinburgh in 2020, and the work on show is the result of distilling photographs, drawings, verbal anecdotes, written notes and previous experiences into still moments of time, using a limited palette in a nostalgic evocation of distant memories – a forty-piece body of work.

A graduate of Glasgow School of Art six years ago, Charlie was short-listed for the John Byrne Award in 2017, winning the AON Community Art Award in 2019, the Culture NL Art Award and Envision Art Award in 2020, going on to gain the Gradcurate award last year; he was artist in residence at the Edinburgh Academy and exhibited with the Royal Scottish Watercolour Society in its Annual Exhibition.

The Gallery will stage two private views, on Friday 13th May 5pm – 8pm and Saturday 14th May 11am – 5pm, and there will be a Talk & Demo on Saturday 21st May 11am – 1pm, live and on Instagram, wherein Charlie will perform art-making and offer insight into his inspiration, career, practice, processes and materials; there will be the chance to contribute to the dialogue either virtually or in-person. In the case of the latter, light refreshments will be served.

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