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, poems and texts. Walking is often key to her exploration.
Recently her work has focused on water and its dynamics with the land. These explorations have been expressed through map-drawings, walking, texts and visual poems. Current work includes participatory and solo 'wandering and noticing' projects Our Living Rivers and Glens and the Covid Walking Project; large-scale drawings for a flood protection scheme in Hawick ( lead artist Andrew Mackenzie), and exhibitions at An Lanntair, Stornoway ( May - July 2021) and Taigh Chearsabhag (Sept- Oct 2021).