Current Exhibition

PIECES by Lucy MacLeod

04/05/17 – 31/07/17

Lucy MacLeod is a Scottish Illustrator with an international presence. Originally a fine artist having studied painting at Edinburgh College of Art, Lucy discovered that her strong, expressive line-work combined with her love of graphic composition lent itself to commercial visual communication. Over the past 12 years, Lucy’s work has adorned billboards, album covers, calendars, cosmetics, clothing and magazine covers. Her client base includes; British Airways, Levi Strauss, La Perla, Royal Mail, BBH Advertising, Harvey Nichols, Bare Minerals, Selfridges, The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, ELLE , Marie Claire and Warner Bros.

Lucy’s illustrative style is a mix of analogue and digital elements using typically ‘fine art’ materials such as ink, charcoal and chalks. Bold and arresting, her illustrations may be created with traditional techniques but the overall result is timeless, drawing on influences such as Japonism, Rene Gruau, Mac Connor, Bob Peak and Egon Schiele.

Following a break to look after her two daughters and a relocation to the depths of the Scottish Borders in 2012, Lucy’s work has focused specifically on beauty and fashion which has resulted in several creative collaborations and exhibitions with other leading fashion illustrators and also guest lectures at London College of Fashion. She was recently invited to draw live runway illustrations at Christopher Kane’s SS17 collection presentation in Mayfair, London.

‘Lucy MacLeod has a ridiculous amount of talent. She seems to be able to draw from life with precision and ease, but then also has the creativity to spice it up. This is an awesome mix. What’s also nice is to be able to see every mark made. It feels hand crafted and passionate.‘ – Illustrator’s Lounge.

 

All prints & originals are available to purchase at Gallery 48.

P I E C E S

 (A3) Original framed £155

P I E C E S

(A3) Original framed £155

Previous Exhibitions

Cut & Stick: An Exploration of Collage

‘The collages I make express the duality in the human being, who we want to be versus who we really are and what part of us we show to others’ – Pablo Thecuadro

Cut and Stick is an exploration of mixed media and digital collage by Gareth Graham, Kristen Neillie and Louise Ednie, a collaboration that brings together the backgrounds of fine art, textile design and product design.

The exhibition illustrates their view on todays society and how individuals portray themselves to the world. Photography, nature and pattern have been used to create interesting compositions.

We Are Amused

21/10/16 – 01/01/17

Gallery 48 are proud to present Scottish locals We Are Amused. One half Duncan of Jordanstone Textile Graduate, one half Lawyer turned Interior Designer; Susan Warner & Donna Caira are effortlessly bridging the gap between Art and Interior Design with a fresh and exciting range of typographical prints.

To further celebrate and showcase local talents, We Are Amused and Gallery 48 have collaborated to produce a unique Limited Edition print, signed by the artists, which will be launched and available to purchase on the Private Viewing night.

Gallery 48, West Port’s latest creative innovation, is hosting a unique, home-grown exhibition of gifted new talent – Our Ones to Watch. 

Featuring recent DJCAD graduates and under-graduate creatives, with collections encompassing Fine Art, Interior Design, Photography, Printed Textiles and Illustration, Ones to Watch promises to be a multi-disciplinary celebration of the ingenuity, imagination and individuality of Scottish virtuosity amidst contemporary surroundings.

| Alison Wright | Calum Wallis | Fiona Beattie | Gavin Donaldson | Hayley Brooks | Jacqueline Briggs | Stephanie Reid |

Gallery 48 is delighted to welcome a host of worldwide talents exhibiting Fotografia No. 1: An exploration of Classical portraiture in modern society.

[pawr-tri-cher] noun 1. The art or an instance of making portraits.

Emily Knecht | Dean Martindale | Tobias Regell | Anna Radchenko | Lara Giliberto

Collective No1 is a mixed exhibition of local and international visual artists and printmakers. Private viewing 25th – 28th April – running until June 7th 2016.

Abi Baikie| Cat Loots | Emma Fisher | Elisa Mearelli | Gareth Graham | Jamie Smail | Rebecca Coltorti | Rhona Jack | Stephen Robson | Scott Mackie | Stolen Computer