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Apothecary: Siobhan Healy and Alasdair Gray
March 30 @ 10:00 am - May 11 @ 5:00 pm
Apothecary features a series of handmade vessels and scientific glassware by Glasgow-based artist Siobhan Healy containing traditional herbal medicines and tonics. Shown at Gracefield Arts for the first time, selected glass exhibits have text produced especially for the project by writer Alasdair Gray incorporated into the work. Siobhan also worked closely with Auchencairn-based herbalist Alex Ross to develop the apothecary herb collection. This new exhibition will include some works from Siobhan Healy’s previous body of work – Biodiversity 2018, which included contributions from Alasdair Gray, also a selection of contextual historical works by both artists.
Siobhan Healy has received recognition for her work through prestigious awards; most recently in the worldwide tri-annual competition – ‘The International Glass Prize 2012’ – Public Prize. Healy specialises in glass commissions for public buildings and also sculptural artworks for museums and public spaces. She has also been recently commissioned by the Amazon series Outlander to produce specialist glassware for the programme.
Alasdair Gray is an award-winning Scottish writer and artist best known for his work Lanark: A Life in Four Books. By his own description: ‘Alasdair Gray is a fat, spectacled, balding, increasingly old Glaswegian pedestrian who has mainly lived by writing and designing books, most of them fiction’ (Canongate publishers).
Meet the artist: Saturday 2-4pm, 30 March. Siobhan will be in the gallery to discuss the work and new projects. a free event with refreshments served.