Unstill Life – Alan McGowan

Unstill Life - Alan McGowan

Saturday 15 April, 2017 - Sunday 23 April, 2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Exhibition and Book Launch: 22nd of April
5-6pm Artists Talk.
6-8pm Book Launch and exhibition.
7.30pm Musical performance by “Sink”, videos, short films and projections.

What if stillness in the life room is only a context, like silence is to music?

Alan McGowan’s expressive life paintings explore the relationship between our perceptions, the movement of life all around and the attempt to encapsulate it in the language of paint. “Unstill Life” is both an exhibition of paintings and the launch of a new book of McGowan’s work.


Alan McGowan is an artist and teacher based in Edinburgh, Scotland.  His expressive figure paintings have featured in many exhibitions of contemporary figurative art including the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery in London,  The Threadneedle Award for Figurative Art, the Ruth Borchard self portrait exhibition and the Royal Scottish Academy. In 2014 he was a semi finalist in the SKY Portrait Artist of the Year and his work has shown in galleries throughout the UK and internationally. Alan has taught painting, life drawing and anatomy at The Royal Academy in London, The National Portrait Gallery, The Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin and Leith School of Art in Edinburgh


Gallery 1
St Margaret's House, 151 London Road