Gill Russell is an artist interested in places of 'significance’ and how they resonate in a wider context, 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.
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 Flare and Flow (Aberdeen Music Hall, 2022/23), commissioned by Aberdeen Performing Arts as part of Boundaries: A City of Sea and Sky to create new work in response to the essay A Narrow Glimpse of Sea by writer Esther Woolfson. Participatory and solo projects: Our Living Rivers and Glens (2021) working with sound artist Pete Stollery and local communities to create a Sound Map; the Covid Walking Project (2020); a flood protection scheme in Hawick (2017 to current), and exhibitions at An Lanntair, Stornoway ( 2021) and Taigh Chearsabhag ( 2021).Read more