Gill Russell is an artist interested in place, liminality and a resonance beyond topographical boundaries to more universal issues. She works across a range of forms and media, including installation, audio, mapping, walking, drawing, poems and texts. Walking is often key to her exploration. As well as solo projects and exhibitions she has worked with other artists/ musicians/writers on many collaborative ventures.
Current work (Feb 2023- present) is the project Obfuscation, a collaboration between Gill, sound artist/composer Pete Stollery and musician/composer Fraser Fifield, funded by Creative Scotland Open Fund.
Recent ventures includes the exhibition Boundaries: A City of Sea and Sky with writer Esther Woolfson (Aberdeen Music Hall 2022/23), commissioned by Aberdeen Performing Arts. Participatory and solo projects include: Our Living Rivers and Glens (2021) working with sound artist Pete Stollery and local communities to create a Sound Map; the Covid Walking Project, ‘a hundred days of drawing with my boots on the hill’ (2020); a flood protection scheme in Hawick (2017 to current), and exhibitions at An Lanntair, Stornoway ( 2021) and Taigh Chearsabhag ( 2021).