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Gill Russell is an artist interested in places of 'significance’ and how they resonate in a wider context. She works across a range of forms and media, including installation, audio, mapping, drawing, poems and texts. Walking is often key to her exploration. 

Current work (March 2022) includes the exhibition Flare and Flow, 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. The exhibition opens in Aberdeen Music Hall, 25 March 2022.

Much of 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. They include participatory and solo projects Our Living Rivers and Glens (2021) and the  Covid Walking Project (2020); a flood protection scheme in Hawick , and exhibitions at An Lanntair, Stornoway ( 2021)  and Taigh Chearsabhag ( 2021).

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