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exhibitions & events 2022


Lesley Burr

Lesley Burr
Glasgow Print Studio Ground Floor Gallery
Exhibition Runs: 06 May - 28 May 2022

Preview: 05 May, 6pm - 8pm

Lesley Burr - Arctic Landscape

In 2019, Lesley Burr was selected as the Friends of Scott Polar Institute (FoSPRI) Arctic Artist in Residence. In July of that year Lesley travelled on the CV Resolute to Baffin Island observing the landscape, wildlife and art, including a visit to the renowned West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative in Kinngait, Cape Dorset.

“This residency enabled me to experience a vast wilderness that is the polar arctic, the breath-taking physical beauty, remoteness and increasing vulnerability as the environment changes. This visit added to my long-standing fascination with life in the North, encounters with nature, people, wilderness and polar iconography.  The subsequent collection of monoprints were produced during the lockdown in 2020/21 and the emerging months of Glasgow Print Studio reopening.” 

Click here to see works from the exhibition.

Lesley Burr

Lesley Burr

Lesley’s artwork is inspired by the research of wilderness and remote locations. This has led her to chronicle the acute concerns of climate change affecting communities and the plight, beauty and fragility of the natural world.

Lesley Burr has a BA Hons in Fine Art (Drawing and Painting) from the Glasgow School of Art and an MA in Public Art and Design from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee. Lesley is known as one of the Glasgow Girls, renowned for their involvement in the resurgence of figurative painting emerging from Glasgow in the 1980s.

She has created work both nationally and internationally, making working trips to France, China, Canada, India and is the recipient of several awards most recently including two awards at the RSA annual exhibition 2019, and a Creative Scotland visual artists development award. She exhibits regularly throughout the UK and further afield and her work is held in several public and private collections. 

Click here to see works from the exhibition.

                  

Image: Lesley Burr, 'Icebergs Hail From Greenland', 2020, monotype, 27 x 37 cm. Lesley Burr on the deck of the CV Resolute. Lesley Burr, 'Inuit Hunter', 2022, monotype, 56 x 76 cm. 'Eclipse Amidst Water Landscape', mono, 56x76cm, 2022.


 

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