Contemporary Artist Jane Harlington

Jane Harlington and Gareth Watson ~ Landmarks

Morven Gallery 2009



Contemporary artwork

Landmarks is a collection of memories and echoes, gathered from across the country, from Cornwall to Edinburgh, Lewis to London. They are semi abstracted, layered images, exploring light, colour and atmosphere. Buildings and structures become simple silhouettes, animated by openings and edges.Shadows and sunshine, boulders and pebbles, pavements and walls all have a part to play. Nothing stands still, things dissolve into a mosaic of overlapping fragments.


Contemporary artwork

The response to these places , though, is more than a journey through landscape, it echoes landmark events of circumstance and history. As a result these pictures are a personal exploration, thinking in paint if you like.

As one commenter described it,they are about feelings not rationality, about imagination not commonsense.

Jane and Gareths work is substantially different. Jane works in a wide variety of media using colour as an emotional response. Gareth works in a far more understated way. It's strange that the exhibition should form such a happy marriage and that two such different journeys should end up on the same island.



The Morven Gallery is in Upper Barvas, Isle of Lewis



Other 2009 Exhibitions


There is always a range of Jane's work in the Blue Pig Gallery.

Jane also has some of her artwork at the Seallam Heritage Centre as part of an ongoing exhibition about St Kilda

During September/October 2009 Jane has an exhibition at An Lanntair Arts Centre in Stornoway




List of Solo and Group Exhibitions

  • Visual Arts Scotland Exhibition ~ City Art Gallery, Edinburgh Hall
  • Royal Scottish Academy ~ Open Exhibition ~ mixed media pieces of Jane's print-making were selected
  • Royal College of Art
  • East Sutherland Arts Society
  • Kincardine and Bonar Bridge group exhibition
  • Time span Gallery ~ Helmsdale ~ Sutherland
  • Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
  • An Lanntair, Stornoway
  • Seallam, Northton, Harris
  • Morven Gallery, Barvas, Lewis
  • Dunkeld Cathedral Art Exhibition
  • Pitlochry Arts and Crafts Association
  • Aberfeldy Gallery, Perthshire
  • Border Gallery, Kelso, Roxburghshire



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