Bank Street Gallery

Bank Street Gallery
gill ross

Gill Ross graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art in 2009 having spent a year putting together a portfolio at Carnegie College in her home County of Fife. Since then her focus has moved from narrative jewellery to illustration. This strange leap is not so far-fetched when you see the book she created for her degree show, sporting the most fabulous etched copper and gold-plated frontispiece! “The fish van has arrived” was created for her degree show. A picture book for both children and adults, the presentation, invites the viewer into a novel world, part real, part imaginative – and completely enticing.


In such tiny format, Ross produces an inviting world of “otherness”. Images are hugely recognisable and yet juxtaposed in such an entreating manner that questions fly around; where is this? what’s happening? how can this be?


Perhaps her images reveal a little of Ross’s personality. She is a listener and observer first, curious to see the world through your eyes. But she sees the world differently and her light-heartedness is revealed when she knows no offence will be caused. Like Gill herself, her images are intense and yet fun-loving. If you are looking for a moment of escape from the usual worries which buzz around our heads, this exhibition is for you.


Gill Ross’s exhibition runs from 28th September 2012 to 9th November 2012