Gayle Nelson PSSA



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'The Triad of Impairments', Wall Installation (in collaboration with Fiona McDonald)

'The Water Fountain', Wall-based installation.

'Swan Song', Photographic Wall Collage, 4ft x 4ft approx

'Glass Bottom Boat', Photographic prints on perspex, 5ft x 4ft approx

'Fragrant Gardenias Bloom Along Gardenia Lane', Floor Installation, 7ft x 5ft

'Postcard: Scoonie Brae', Sewing thread and nails.


Personal narratives form the basis of my work and I often use images of places where people have spent time as a universal metaphor. Holiday snaps, home environments, imagery from the town where I grew up, and found photographs are often referenced in my artworks. My work is conceptually driven, and the medium and technique used is intrinsic to a particular project.


Gayle Nelson makes work which explores memory, place, and the use of time, using a wide range of media and in formats which have included installation, drawing and public art. Over a period of twenty years, her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, and most recently in the Royal Scottish Academy, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum, St Andrews University grounds, at the Cupar Arts Festival, and in the Nitra State Gallery, Slovakia. Collections include Grampian Hospitals Art Trust and various private collections. She is the current SSA President, and also runs a festival of contemporary visual art in Fife, the critically-acclaimed Cupar Arts Festival, which has been featured in the national press, television and radio, and commended in the Scottish Parliament. Gayle is a college lecturer, as well as undertaking mentoring and consultantancy work. She is based in Northeast Fife, Scotland.


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