Gill Tyson



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Castle lithograph 2013 52 x 76cm

Settlement Lithograph 2013 51 x 75cm

Bothy Lithograph 50 x 53cm

Telephone Box Lithograph and screenprint 39 x 76cm

Eilean Glas Lithograph and Screenprint 38 x 38cm


My work often deals with small markers of human presence in remote or harsh environments. This sometimes takes the form of some kind of shelter.
Recently I have focussed on different sources of shelter, from a cottage to a telephone box, including recent work from the Ardnamurchan peninsula, the Outer Hebrides and St Kilda.

The prints are primarily stone lithographs, but I have also used monoprinting, screenprinting or plate lithography elements in many of them.


Gill Tyson studied at Edinburgh College of Art and Edinburgh University, receiving an MA (Hons) in Fine Art in 1979.

Recent exhibitions include the Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh Printmakers, The Red Barn and Printroom. Group shows include Originals 09 and 10 and 7th British Print International (Highly Commended) in London: MOMA Wales; Wrexham Print International; BIMPE, Vancouver. In 2012 she was one of the artists representing Britain in The International Print Exhibition in Kyoto, Japan.

She has recently completed residencies in Ireland and Wales. In 2008 she received a Visual Arts Award from the Hope Scott Trust and in 2009 a Visual Arts Award from The City of Edinburgh and Scottish Arts Council.

Public collections include; Aberdeen Art Gallery, Art in Healthcare, Ritchie Collection, University of Dundee, Fife Council, Readers Digest, Smithsonian Institution, Mobil Oil, Royal Bank of Scotland, Melon Financial Corporation George Watson’s College, Parliamentary Art Collection-House Of Lords.

Gill has served as Chairman of Edinburgh Printmakers from 1982-86 and as Vice-Chairman from 2000-09. She was a member the City of Edinburgh Visual Arts Awards Panel from 2010 – 2012.


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