GarthIvan’s The Old Sugarboat wins the 2020 The Elisabeth and Harold Swan Award

I’m delighted to have had my image The Old Sugarboat win this years’ Elizabeth & Harold Swan Award – sponsored by the Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh. A truly unexpected and really wonderful way to cap off the week, and a piece of our local history that I’m proud to have getting seen. On view now (and available in a closed edition of 5) at the Glasgow Art Club & Gallery Winter Virtual Exhibition – VIEW HERE

The Last Of Our Kind

The Last Of Our Kind Solo Exhibition by GarthIvan at the Glasgow Art Club and Gallery

This exhibition has been over two years in the making, and I – along with many others – watch to see how covid will change our fortunes. Very much hope to see the show running in its full and intended form this winter. Fingers crossed!

The Scottish Portrait Awards

I’m delighted to have my Portrait of David as part of The Scottish Portrait Awards 2020 Long List Exhibition, showing from 15 December, 2020 to 15 January, 2021.

The Scottish Portrait Awards 2020

I’m absolutely thrilled to say that this year I have three works featured in the Scottish Portrait Awards Long List Exhibition. Of those, my Portrait of Corrie was one of only four semi-finalists out of 80 or so for the short list exhibition, and is held in reserve for that show (fingers crossed).

This was my very first shot at the prize, and while I fell slightly short, this is still one of those moments that tells me I chose the right path by choosing something that I both love, and just need to do for reasons that I still can’t fully articulate. Much more to come on dates – both for this show, and my own solo show – but can I just say one small “*yay!” Before I get back to work….

New Work for Upcoming Solo Show

Some new work done in the studio this past week – in support of my solo show The Last Of Our Kind, coming up this winter (and which is finally just starting to seem real)With many thanks to Hannah for her time – so nice to have people back in the studio again as we all come to grips with Covid-safe shoots…

Garth on the BBC

My 2 seconds of fame on the BBC last night – and they were proud ones as they showcased the extraordinary work we did on this mental health campaign to help Inverclyde, Scotland in the time of Covid.

With deep thanks to the extraordinary MINDMOSAIC COUNSELLING AND THERAPYLouise Hunter and Mark Hutton for their time and vision. As a creative, it has often been frustrating to find ways to help my community when the best and most urgent advice was to simply stay home. This provided a much-need outlet and focus during this time, and I have been grateful for it.

Akashi Whiskey Product Shoot

Shot in my studio last week, I love this Akashi Whiskey shot – all effects were in-camera in a single take and lots of fun to shoot this one!