Compass Gallery: Gary Anderson RSW : Thoughts and Contemplations

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Compass Gallery

A group of recent works from the artist Gary Anderson.

Gary Anderson RSW

Thoughts and Contemplations

Gary Anderson, born in Glasgow, studied Drawing & Painting at Glasgow School of Art graduating in 1984 with a BA Honours Degree in Fine Art. He had early success, winning the John D Kelly Award in 1981. Further awards included D W T Cargill Award, in 1987, and Arthur Young Exhibitionship Prize, 1987 (solo exhibition in 1988), both at Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts. In 1989 he won the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award and the Arts in Fife Purchase Award, Fife House Collection.

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On graduating Gary was selected to participate in the renowned Compass Gallery’s New Generation Show, who represented him at Art Fairs in Bath and London. His mixed exhibitions include the Open Eye Gallery and Mercury Gallery, Edinburgh; Art For Africa, City Art Centre, Edinburgh, 1985; Schweinfurt Touring Exhibition (West Germany), Open Circle, 1986; Ewan Mundy Fine Art, Works on Paper, New York, 1991; Scottish National Portrait Gallery, ‘Artists by Artists’, 1999.

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He has had numerous annual solo exhibitions with Ewan Mundy Fine Art, Glasgow from 1990-2012. He exhibits with the RSW and RGI and currently with Gerber Fine Art, Glasgow.

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Anderson’s work shows fine draughtsmanship, rich colour in the Glasgow tradition and a quirky imaginative streak, drawing on such sources as Chinese watercolours and the circus. His recent work includes a return to making constructions inspired by the tales of Moby Dick.

The exhibition will run until 26 February, when Sandra Collins exhibition will open at Compass Gallery. Virtual Exhibition will remain on website after 26th.

Gallery hours

Tuesday – Friday, 10am-4pm,
Saturday 11am-4pm.

Should you wish to see any artworks in more detail from your own home, we offer video consultations. We operate secure remote transactions and can arrange delivery to any location (free delivery in Greater Glasgow area).

For more information about any of the pieces in the show or in Compass Gallery’s wider collection, please contact us on 0141 221 6370 or

View the works online

Forthcoming Exhibition:

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Sandra Collins debut solo exhibition – “Show me everything”

Opening Saturday 26th February 2022

Compass Gallery
178 West Regent Street
Glasgow G2 4RL
Tel: 0141 221 6370


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