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Eona Murray Aitken

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Several years ago I was involved in researching aspects of the Turkey Red textile industry in the west of Scotland, not only with reference to my family history, colonialism and cultural appropriation, but also the sociological impact of the industry and its decline. This inspired a series of paintings and prints which explore surface textures in post-industrial landscape and also incorporate fabric motifs with images of my grandfather's block-cutting tools.

This was a slight departure from the main themes of gardens and landscape in my work, examples of which can be seen on the web-pages listed below.
Solo exhibitions:
1979 Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
1981 Primrose Gallery, Haddington
1981 The Undercroft, Church of St. Andrew and St. George, George St., Edinburgh
1984 Maclaurin Gallery, Rozelle House, Ayr
1994 “Looking More Closely”, Maclaurin Gallery, Rozelle House, Ayr
2008 Library foyer, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

2-person exhibitions:
1983 Scott Gallery, Wilton Lodge Museum, Hawick
1984 Serendipity Gallery, Lundin Links, Fife
1994 Art Exposure Gallery, Glasgow
1985 Scottish Amicable Assurance Co., St. Vincent St., Glasgow
1993 Strathclyde University Staff Club, Glasgow
1994 Art Exposure Gallery, Glasgow

Selected annual and mixed exhibitions:
Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour, Edinburgh
Society of Scottish Artists, Edinburgh
Visual Arts Scotland, Edinburgh
Winter Exhibition, Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh
Paisley Art Institute, Paisley, Renfrewshire
Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition, Edinburgh
Compass Gallery Xmas Exhibition, Glasgow
Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Glasgow
“Fabric of the Land”, Aberdeen University
Flat Cat Gallery, Lauder, Borders
Nairn Open Art Exhibition, Book Festival, Nairn

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
Dr. Helen Cargill Thompson collection, Strathclyde University, Glasgow
Private collections in Scotland, France, Sardinia and California

Other Websites:

Electronic music “Closely”, composed, engineered and produced by Peri Urban (aka Stewart Robinson) inspired by my Maclaurin Gallery Exhibition "Looking More Closely". Performed live at private view in 1994. Now available here: https://periurban.bandcamp.com/album/closely

Society of Scottish Artists
Scotland's Artists
Flowers for Levenbank
  • Eona Murray Aitken
  • Flowers for Levenbank
  • Painting
Levenbank Relics III
  • Eona Murray Aitken
  • Levenbank Relics III
  • Acrylic
New Growth
  • Eona Murray Aitken
  • New Growth
  • Mixed Media
Traces and fragments I
  • Eona Murray Aitken
  • Traces and fragments I
  • Etching