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Last 3 Days of Exhibition

'Invasions and Excavations’ at the Open Eye Gallery ends on 6 May 2017. I am immensely proud of this body of work and I have been delighted with the responses and feedback so far. I want to thank all those who have visited the show, sent messages, tweeted and posted -...

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Palette Cleaners

These seven small work form part of 'Invasions and Excavations’ a solo exhibition at the Open Eye Gallery from 21 April – 6 May 2017. Making very small paintings is not as straightforward as one might imagine. I used to call them ‘palette cleaners’ as I tried to make...

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Battle for the Library Table

'Battle for the Library Table', oil on panel, 2017, 60cm x 76cm 'Battle for the Library Table' forms part of 'Invasions and Excavations’ a solo exhibition at the Open Eye Gallery from 21 April – 6 May 20 Table tops with a real or imagined kitchen or dining 'still...

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The Sub Terrestrial Sports Complex

'The Sub Terrestrial Sports Complex', oil on panel, 2016, 30 x 46cm 'The Sub Terrestrial Sports Complex' forms part of 'Invasions and Excavations’ a solo exhibition at the Open Eye Gallery from 20 April – 6 May 2017. I have a strange relationship with sport. My...

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Centre for Life Supported Learning

'Centre for Life Supported Learning', oil on panel, 2016, 60cm x 76cm 'Centre for Life Supported Learning' forms part of 'Invasions and Excavations’ a solo exhibition at the Open Eye Gallery from 20 April – 6 May 2017. I have worked for many years in what used be...

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Battle for Middle Scotland

'Battle for Middle Scotland', oil on panel, 2017, 46cm x 60cm 'Battle for Middle Scotland' forms part of 'Invasions and Excavations’ a solo exhibition at the Open Eye Gallery from 21 April – 6 May 2017. In recent years I have got into the habit of doing at least one...

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New Hadrian’s Wall

'New Hadrian's Wall', oil on panel, 2017, 76cm x 60cm 'New Hadrian's Wall' forms part of 'Invasions and Excavations’ a solo exhibition at the Open Eye Gallery from 21 April – 6 May 2017. Walls, barriers and partitions are a central preoccupation in my work. Those who...

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Cumbrae Court Theatre

'Cumbrae Court Theatre', oil on panel, 2017, 30 x 46cm 'Cumbrae Court Theatre' forms part of 'Invasions and Excavations’ a solo exhibition at the Open Eye Gallery from 21 April – 6 May 2017. In April 2016, my mum Rose died shortly after her 80th Birthday. Mum was many...

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The Edinburgh Provincial Training Centre

'The Edinburgh Provincial Training Centre', oil on panel, 2016, 60cm x 76cm 'The Edinburgh Provincial Training Centre' forms part of 'Invasions and Excavations’ a solo exhibition at the Open Eye Gallery from 21 April – 6 May 2017. ‘Patersons Land’ is a University of...

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Poetry Slam at the Proscenium Arch

'Poetry Slam at the Proscenium Arch'.  oil on panel, 2017. 46 x 60cm 'Poetry Slam at the Proscenium Arch' forms part of 'Invasions and Excavations’ a solo exhibition at the Open Eye Gallery from 21 April – 6 May 2017. The theatre, drama and performance played an...

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Prisoners of the Curriculum

'Prisoners of the Curriculum', oil on panel, 2016, 60cm x 76cm 'Prisoners of the Curriculum' forms part of 'Invasions and Excavations’ a solo exhibition at the Open Eye Gallery from 20 April – 6 May 2017. In spring 2016 I had some unscheduled time off work which I...

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Applicant Day

'Applicant Day', oil on panel, 2013-2017, 46 x 60cm 'Applicant Day' forms part of 'Invasions and Excavations’ a solo exhibition at the Open Eye Gallery from 21 April – 6 May 2017. 'Applicant Day' began life as a sketch in early 2013. I had photographed the architects'...

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The Mexican Border

'The Mexican Border', oil on panel, 2017. 46 x 60cm 'The Mexican Border' forms part of 'Invasions and Excavations’ a solo exhibition at the Open Eye Gallery from 20 April – 6 May 2017. ‘The Mexican Border’ was the final painting I made for Invasions and Excavations’....

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27 years later…

Photographs by Iain Stewart. In 1990, as a post graduate student at Edinburgh College of Art, I worked in a studio in a converted Georgian townhouse in Inverleith  which had an internal door with a window.  I remember I wrote my name with a permanent marker on the...

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Leith School of Art auction

I have donated my 2015 drawing 'View from Capistrano' for the Leith School of Art fund raising auction  on Friday 24 March 2017!  The evening will be a great opportunity to buy contemporary art, and support their charitable aims.   Lyon & Turnbull auctioneers since...

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A glimpse of 2017

Here is a wee glimpse 2017 work in progress. I have an exhibition at the Open Eye Gallery from 21 April to 6 May...

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FLY2016. The accumulation of small advantages…

Just finished installing my improvised modular drawing called the 'accumulation of small advantages' at Visual Arts Scotland 'FLY 2016'. This will be my third and final exhibition as president and I have to say I have been astonished just how far we have come and much...

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Guest@Gray’s

Looking forward to returning to Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen as Guest @Grays on Friday 25th at 1pm. I was a painting lecturer at Gray's from 1991-1999 and it was my first proper job! I loved it. If you are in Aberdeen on friday 25th and would like to hear me talk...

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Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary – shortlist

'Road to Capistrano' has been shortlisted for the Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary. The work will be shown along with the other shortlisted works at the Mall Galleries at the same time as the main Disecering Eye exhibition. The winner will be announced on Thursday 17...

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Two pieces of a much larger puzzle

Latest two images which form part a large modular improvised drawing which all links up. Will show in context later if I can get a chance. So far I've done almost 40 small drawings which started with an observed drawing of Edinburgh's Comminwealth Pool and one thing...

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New website up!

As you can see, this new website was made public today!  Many thanks to Julia Douglas for her sharp clean design.      

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‘Ghostlands’ at Tatha Gallery

‘Ghostlands’ Robbie Bushe, Kate Downie, Ronald Plowman Tatha Gallery, Newport on Tay www.tathagallery.com ‘Ghostlands’ examines the work of three artists who share a preoccupation to draw and paint a world which reveal their distinct visual meanderings between...

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W. Gordon Smith Award

Robbie Bushe scoops inaugural W Gordon Smith Award Robbie Bushe, who studied painting at Edinburgh College of Art in the 1980s, now runs short courses in the city for students in art and design.

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