Marcia Gillespie

 

Art Fairs

Affordable Art Fair, London 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Affordable Art Fair, West 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Affordable Art Fair, New York 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

 

Group Shows

Link Gallery, Winchester August-September 2009

Discovery Centre, Winchester April-May 2009

Viewpoints, Link Gallery, Winchester June- July 2008

Drawn To Print, John Creasy Gallery, Salisbury October-December 2007

Corhapmton and Meonstoke September 2007

Summer Exhibition, Longwood Barn, Longwood, Cheriton June 2004

Corhampton and Meonstoke October 2003

Imprints, Guildhall Gallery, Winchester December 2002-January 2003

Marking Time, Atrium Gallery, Bournemouth July-August 2002

 

Statement

I am a painter, printmaker and artist book maker. My work is concerned with connections established through the use of shared space. This interest arose during my experience on a four month exchange in New York - very different from my home in a rural Hampshire village. It was fascinating to see people and our lives separate but connected, as we shared urban spaces. I was particularly interested in how the architecture - of the underground and of city cafes - both united and separated us. This interest continues, and I make regular trips to New York where I am always inspired . It helps to have a niece who lives and works in Manhattan.

My ideas have developed into a consideration of the connection through time established by shared spaces. The architecture becomes important as a frame of the connection and sharing of space, as well as a record of the past. These thoughts have been develped in a series of works based on Sicily and Egypt. I further developed some of these thoughts in responding to a library environment, where space, purpose, and objects can be seen to be shared - and where text and words are a frame for connection.

Education

BA Fine Art (Hons) Painting, Winchester School of Art.

Certificate in Screen Printing, Eastleigh College, Eastleigh, UK