As galleries start to reopen, I will have work in three different exhibitions this month and next.
I am currently exhibiting at Gallery Q in Dundee as a featured artist in their 're-opening' exhibition (their first physical exhibition since March). The exhibition will run until the 15th of August.
Temporary opening hours for the gallery are:
Wednesday: 11am - 3pm
Thursday: 11am - 3pm
Saturday: 11am - 3pm
Sunday: 11am - 3pm
Appointments are also welcome outside these times.
I have 14 pieces in the show, and all work in the exhibition can be seen online here:
I will also be exhibiting for the first time at the Torrance Gallery in Edinburgh as part of their 'no-festival festival show'.
'It's an absolute tragedy that, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, there will be no Edinburgh Festival this year - the city will feel it's loss sorely, and we will all miss the buzz and excitement of those few weeks. However, we will still have our amazing Festival Exhibition on show, featuring a fantastic range of artists including
Featured Artists: May Byrne, Catriona MacEachan and Martin Hill'
The exhibition is open now and runs until the 30th of August. All work is also available to view on the website: https://www.torrancegallery.co.uk/currentexhibition
Temporary opening hours:
Monday to Friday : 11.15am - 4.15pm
Saturday & Sunday : 11am - 4.30pm
I will be hosting an acrylic still life painting workshop with Arbroath Art Society on Saturday the 21st of March. Everyone is welcome to attend and there are still some spaces left. The workshop will take place in Auchmithie in the village hall from 11 am till 3.30pm with time either side for set up and clean up. Please bring your own materials, something to add to a still life set up, and something for lunch. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. The workshop cost £20 per person, payable on the day. For more information, please contact me directly.
I will be giving a talk/painting demonstration to Arbroath Art Society this coming Friday (the 6th) from 7-9pm in the Old and Abbey Church. Guests of members welcome.
I will be teaching a life drawing 'taster' course at Duncan of Jordanstone Collage of Art and Design. It is a 5 week class starting Thursday the 27th. If you, or anyone you know, would like to take part then please use the provided link for details:
The class can be signed up for using this link:
I will be giving a painting demonstration and talk to The Perthshire Art Association on the 31st of October 2019. It will be held in the lecture theatre of Perth Museum and Art Gallery from 7.30pm-9.30pm. If you would like to attend then it is £5 on the door for non-members.
Perth Museum and Art Gallery
78 George Street
For more information please see the Perthshire Art Association Website:
I am very pleased to announce that I have once again been included in the shortlist for The Biscuit Factory's Open Contemporary Young Artist Award.
My painting, Skull, has been shortlisted for the award and included in the exhibition, which aims to shine "a spotlight on some of the UK's most inspiring, dynamic and interesting new artwork from young up and coming artists". - thecrackmagazine.com
You can vote for me for the Peoples Choice Award here:
The exhibition will run until the 25th of August.
I will be giving a painting demo/talk at Dundee Art Society on Friday the 10th of May at 7.30pm. All friends and guests of members, as well as new visitors, are welcome to attend for a fee of £2.00 per person.
"In this demonstration, Dundee based artist Martin Hill will work wet-on-wet showing his technique which is characterised by his loose handling of paint and his expressive brush work. Martin is being hailed as ‘one of Scotland’s most exciting young painters’."
7.30pm until 9.30pm
Doors open at 7.00pm
Dundee Art Society
Earlier this year I spent some time painting a penguin for Maggie's penguin Parade here in Dundee. The penguin parade is a free and accessible public art and cultural event that see's 'a colony of colourful giant penguins invade the city of Dundee during 2018'. The trail went live on 29th June and will be live all summer culminating in a grand farewell event in Slessor Gardens on 22 and 23 September before a spectacular auction on 24 September 2018. The project will raise funds for Maggie's Dundee, a charity which provides free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their families and friends.
My penguin, entitled Journalism, can be found outside the McManus Galleries, opposite the DC Thomson building. My design draws inspiration from Dundee's famous history in publishing. To illustrate this, the design features a depiction of the DC Thomson building on the front, the cover of the first issue of the Dandy on the back, and scenes from the printing industry on either side.
My first exhibition of 2018 will be a solo show taking place at Leith School of Art in Edinburgh. The exhibition, entitled Re:Work, will be comprised of twenty pieces, both paintings and drawings.
The show will be open on the 8th of January and will run until the 17th of February.
The private view will be on the 12th of January 5pm-8pm and all are welcome to attend.