Last chance to see: Alison Watt A Shadow On The Blind

1 February 2019

Last chance to see: Alison Watt A Shadow On The Blind

The exhibition at Abbot Hall includes new work representing a significant new development in Watt's practice, alongside a selection of key earlier pieces. Watt's extraordinary paintings take the viewer to the edge of abstraction yet still suggest a powerful human presence or absence.

Alison Watt was born in Greenock in 1965 and studied at Glasgow School of Art. Her work first came to public attention in 1987 when she won the National Portrait Gallery’s coveted annual award and held significant exhibitions at Flowers Gallery in the 1990s. 

Watt’s residency as Associate Artist at The National Gallery culminated in the landmark solo exhibition Phantom in 2008, and she was awarded an OBE in the same year. Watt’s work has been widely exhibited and is held in many prestigious collections including the National Galleries of Scotland, the National Portrait Gallery and the Uffizi in Florence.

Watts discussed the exhibition and the inspiration behind her latest portfolio of works with Lakeland Arts. Watch here