Selected Artists' Works Presents: Summer House

Group exhibition featuring Lilian Ptáček, Rachel Duckhouse, Stephanie Mann, Alistair Gow, Bronwen Sleigh and Sebastian Mary Tay

03 July – 18 September 2019

‘Selected Artists’ Works’ (SAW) is a Glasgow-based, independent platform established in 2016 to facilitate sales and create exhibition opportunities for emerging and unrepresented artists. The aim is to not only support the artists involved but also promote an engaging culture of buying and collecting that will help the wider artists’ community moving forward.

Currently SAW works with a selected group of 11 artists, building a considered, curated body of work that demonstrates the wide variety of styles, skills and processes that exist across the contemporary Scottish art scene. The artists included have been selected based on the high quality of their work and commitment to making.

One of their key objectives is to financially support the artists involved ensuring that a minimum of 70% of each sale goes directly to them. In addition, they also support the buyer through a one-to-one tailored service, offering advice and information on their Artists, the works available, framing options, delivery and curatorial matters.

To date SAW has worked alongside Patricia Fleming Projects, SWG3 and Scotland Re:Designed and we are delighted to be able to showcase a selection of their artists here at House for an Art Lover. Over the course of the coming year they will be developing their collection with new artists and new artworks. To see the collection and find out more just visit

About Lilian Ptáček
Lilian Ptáček is a Glasgow based artist who employs printmaking, collage and sculpture to examine mythological and historical narratives ascribed to artefacts. Motivated by an interest in how humans attach meaning to specific objects and images, Ptáček considers how symbolic structures have been used to shape and curate histories. Across her practice, process is used to morph, ornament and abstract images, reconfiguring their symbolic interpretation or intention. The fragmented results are intentional, mirroring the ways in which we encounter objects and experiences in life.

About Rachel Duckhouse
Rachel Duckhouse is a Glasgow based artist working primarily in printmaking and drawing. She often works on research based projects which culminate in process led experiments in the print workshop. She has undertaken artist residencies in Canada and Australia as well as closer to home at the University of Glasgow. In summer 2019 she will walk the Hebridean Way as part of an RSA Residencies for Scotland residency based in Taigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist. Her drawings and prints have been acquired by collections such as The British Museum, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

About Stephanie Mann
Stephanie Mann makes two and three dimensional works which recontextualise happenings in the subconscious, using objects as condensation points. She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art MFA Contemporary Art Practice in 2013 and is currently Freelands Artist in Residence with the Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh. Awards include the John Watson Prize, Andrew Grant Bequest Award & Scholarship and the John Kinross Travel Scholarship.

About Alistair Gow
Alistair Gow is a Glasgow based artist working primarily with printmaking. His images come from a fascination with things that present potential: blank spaces, billboards, roads, and pictures hanging on walls are recurring motifs. The practice of printmaking, in particular the process, craft, and community of a workshop, is essential to how he thinks about and makes art.

About Bronwen Sleigh
Bronwen Sleigh is a multi-disciplinary artist who takes inspiration from industrial architecture, unused and forgotten urban spaces, and environments at the edge of the city. Her work provokes an extended and considered dialogue with these spaces, which she transforms through the processes of her practice. She creates images and objects which resonate with the energy of these constructed lands. Sleigh’s work explores space rather than describing it, challenging perceptions of the ordinary by presenting it in an unfamiliar way.

About Sebastian Mary Tay
The theme of ‘landscape’ largely forms the core of Singapore based artist, Sebastian Mary Tay’s practice. His approach to the topic is expressed through the empirical fabrication of landscape sets, which are subsequently articulated through photography, moving image, sculpture, and installation. These constructed landscapes are not based on any specific geographical location; they are productions generated from wonderments of the imagination, and therefore, psycho-topographical in nature. The significance of these constructed spaces are framed by Sebastian’s interest in the ontological, phenomenological, psychological, political, and the poetic.

SAW works with artist Tessa Lynch whose exhibition produced in collaboration with Rachel Adams is currently showing in the Studio Pavilion.

Rachel Adams & Tessa Lynch: Stoop-Stoop-Stooping is Stoopid runs 13 July – 14 September 2019. Gallery Open Tues – Sunday 11am – 4pm.

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