Approved: 08.02.2007

Gill Russell


Approved: 08.02.2007
  • Location: Glenkindie, Scotland
  • Artforms: Film & video, Installation
  • Tags: artist, gill russell, light work, uamh, environmental, mixed media, sound



Gill Russell is an artist interested in places of 'significance’ (mythological, geographical, poetic, historical, cosmic, sonic, technological, ancient ) and how they resonate in the landscape . She works across a range of forms and media, including installation, audio-visual, mapping, drawing, sculpture and texts. Walking is often  key to her exploration. She has created several outdoor sound and light installations set in the remote Highland landscape.


She is currently (2015-17) working with poet/artist Alec Finlay and others on 'Gathering', a poetic and photographic mapping of the Braemar region inspired by local placenames and their meanings , commissioned by Hauser & Wirth.


In 2014, she had a residency with Deveron Arts, Huntly on the 'Hielan' Ways' project, identifying sites or landforms of significance and focusing on paths and the watercourses which define the land. From these explorations, she created a blog ' lorg-coise ' and a book of fourteen thematic map-drawings of walking routes with texts.


Other recent projects and exhibitions include Landmarks (2013) in Glenbuchat, Strathdon; Where Long Shadows Fall (2011/2012), outdoor installations and events for UNESCO’s Year of the Forest in Cairngorms National Park ; Artist in residence at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in Skye (2009/10) and solo exhibition ‘Uamh/Cave’ (2011), an installation about the High Pasture Cave in Skye at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.


Gill lives in Glenkindie, Strathdon.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 1994 - BA Hons Fine Art Sculpture, Gray's School of Art Aberdeen, Aberdeen Solo exhibitions 2012 - REACH, An Talla Solais, Ullapool 2011 - Sòrn, Strathmashie Forest, Laggan Wolftrax Centre 2011 - 'UAMH', Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 2011 - Where Long Shadows Fall, Glenbuchat Woods, Glencbuchat, Strathdon 2010 - CAVE, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Isle of Skye 2008 - Solus, Aberfeldy Watermill, Aberfeldy 2007 - Sòlas, Glenuig , Moidart Group exhibitions 2010 - 'LONG WAVE', Clan Donald Sculpture Trail, Isle of Skye 1995 - Orions Dream, Pier Arts Centre, Orkney Residencies 2009 - Artist in Residence, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Isle of Skye 2007 - Artist in Residence, Highland Constellation Project 2007, Glenuig, Moidart Projects 2004 - CosmicSky Project:, Touring exhibtion , Perth Concert Hall, Oldham Art Gallery, ThinkTank Science Centre, Bolsover Castle