Glasgow International 2020

Belinda Gilbert Scott

Belinda Gilbert Scott (b. England) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. Gilbert Scott is interested in the process of painting, the coexistence of the illusion of depth with the awareness of surface and substance. Using imagery as a kind of suspense movie, she uses figurative forms that represent hidden human agendas. The forms are simple and direct, which allows the artist to concentrate on the resonance of colour and subtle play of illusionary surface.

By using her experience as a scenic painter, Gilbert Scott has begun to paint backcloths, draping from the wall to the floor, are cut into, releasing the image from the background and positioning it in the space. This is also a response to the gallery setting and counteracts the reverence and untouchability of painting, allowing the audience to enter into a playful relationship with the work. By introducing physical space into the work, the paintings can also become theatrical settings. This has opened up the opportunity to work collaboratively, inviting other artists to make performative work in response to the installation.

Marion Ferguson, Jennifer Wicks, Belinda Gilbert Scott and Ruth Switalski

Between preservation and immanent decay


Responding to common research interests including landscape, liminality and materiality, these four artists seek to push the boundaries of medium specificity and interdisciplinarity through an ambitious use of four of the Laurieston Arches.

In a site-specific response to the location as a post-industrial, ‘post-purpose’ space, ‘Between preservation and immanent decay’ navigates the arches’ history as a railway site, through its transition from disuse to a place for cultural experimentation. The artists will transform the site into a highly considered, cohesive exhibition space.

Supported by WAVEparticle as part of the award-winning Laurieston Art Strategy: Open Spaces, and Creative Scotland.

Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Daily 12pm-5pm
Thur and Sat, late opening until 7pm
or by appointment at other times


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