Bank Street Gallery

Bank Street Gallery
suzie scott / jason nelson / roddy mathieson / scott hudson

Suzie Scott
Originally from Edinburgh, Suzie graduated BDes (Hons.) in printed textiles from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2000. Since then she has exhibited widely both here and abroad and already has her sights set on a show in Lithuania next summer. She works in both textiles and print and the pieces here are from a series of photographic screenprints. Using both rural and urban subjects, the prints are derived through experimentation with abstraction by magnifying and framing a specific element within the source image. Those for this show were taken during a research trip to France. Clearly, Suzie adds her own “je ne sais quoi”!

Jason Nelson
Jason Nelson graduated Fine Art (Hons) (Drawing & Painting) from Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee, in 1997. He recently gained an MSC (Electronic Imaging), also from Duncan of Jordanstone, in 2007. Anyone who follows the arts scene in and around Tayside may well have seen Jason recently hitting the headlines. On-line artwork embodying a virtual housing scheme was initially populated through workshops at the Dundee Contemporary Arts. That project will be launched on-line at the end of July. ( Much of Jason’s current work is derived from his formative experience and upbringing in Kelty, an ex-mining village in Fife. Using a wide range of media including video, drawing and print, his work explores narrative and the ways in which we convey and recount stories. Meticulous and crafted detail reflects a “street” quality which is both grounding and humorous. His contribution to this show is principally a set of five etchings also using the innovative solar plate process which does not require acid. Living and working in Dundee, Jason has exhibited both nationally and internationally. He currently teaches part-time at Duncan of Jordanstone.

Roddy Mathieson
Roddy Mathieson graduated BA (Hons) Fine Art (Sculpture) in 1997 from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art. He preceded this with a Fine Art Course at Strathclyde Arts Centre in Glasgow. A lifelong passion for canoeing has transferred an intimate and direct knowledge of the Scottish countryside to his art. His oeuvre is a clear evolution of Roddy’s close and painstaking observation of Scotland’s land, flora and fauna. Driven by his love of nature, Roddy has abandoned the use of diesel and propane powered foundries and developed “Alchemy” – an award winning mobile foundry that employs traditional techniques to create contemporary works.

scott hudson
Scott Hudson graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone in 1997 in illustrating and printmaking. Originally from Sunderland, Scott’s heart is now firmly rooted in Spain to which he is often drawn. The three prints in this show are a visual documentation of his journey there in 2005. They incorporate materials, maps, cityscapes ………. and cigarette packets! Redolent of the Moorish cultural influences which are particularly a feature of southern Spain, these pieces are clearly evocative of Scott’s passion for that area. The prints are photo-etchings, embodying intaglio and viscosity techniques with embossing. The simple clean lines belie the inordinately complex nature of the technique involved in every print. Accordingly these three pieces are limited to editions of two only!