Upright Gallery Edinburgh: Lynda & Ron Wilson – Coming Up for Air

Ron Wilson, 'Hand and Chair'
Ron Wilson, 'Hand and Chair'

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31st Jul – 21st Aug, Wed – Sat

Lynda & Ron Wilson – Coming Up for Air is Upright Gallery‘s first all-new post-lockdown exhibition since re-opening in line with Scottish Government guidelines. This year, Lynda and Ron Wilson built new studios in their Edinburgh garden and have been using them to the full during lockdown, mostly producing prints and artist-books. They have been using their sketchbooks from past outings for reference, making daily walks an opportunity to sketch in the nearby Pentland Hills, and experimenting with new printing techniques, making prints on two small presses and a small screen. They have produced etchings using silver foil lids from takeaways, and monoprints, linoprints and screenprints using stencils, rather than photographic methods of image making as there was no access to sophisticated equipment.

The artist-books are folded sketches made in the hills, folded prints or printed books made online, and the paintings include an element of print. The main subject matters for Lynda are the coast and the hills; for Ron, the hills and the animals found there – Highland cows, chickens, sheep and horses – plus fabulous imagined beasts.

3 Barclay Terrace,
Edinburgh EH10 4HP

Image: Ron Wilson, ‘Hand and Chair’, print


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