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Drawing to a Close

November 21 - November 24

This is the very first public exhibition of Glasgow-based artist Norman Gilbert’s drawings of his wife at the end of her life. The intimate images were drawn by Norman as he kept vigil for a week at his wife’s bedside in the hospital. Pat Gilbert, a retired art teacher, died of a stroke in 2016 having lived with Alzheimer’s for a number of years.

Accompanying Gilbert’s 12 drawings will be other local Dumfriesshire artist’s work on the theme of ‘origins and endings’.

You can visit the exhibition between Wednesday 21 November and Saturday 24 November between 10:00am and 4:00pm.

Members of the public are also invited to attend the opening on Wednesday 21 November, 5:00pm-7:00pm, when Norman and Pat’s son, Mark, will be present to discuss the drawings, alongside academics from the Glasgow End of Life Studies group of Glasgow University.

(Featured image, Norman Gilbert, “Pat” (detail), 2016).

In partnership with

University of Glasgow End of Life Studies Group, Yellowdoor Gallery, Dr Mark Gilbert; Norman Gilbert

Contact email address

Naomi.Richards@Glasgow.ac.uk

Booking required?

No




Details

Start:
November 21
End:
November 24
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Description for print
This is the debut exhibition of haunting drawings by Glasgow based artist Norman Gilbert depicting his wife at her life’s end. These profoundly sensitive images were drawn by Norman as he kept vigil at his wife’s hospital bedside in her final week.
Is booking required?
No
Contact email address
Naomi.Richards@Glasgow.ac.uk
Event partners
University of Glasgow End of Life Studies Group, Yellowdoor Gallery, Dr Mark Gilbert; Norman Gilbert
Region
Scotland
City/town
Dumfries
Accessibility information
wheelchair access
Image copyright information
Norman Gilbert

Venue

Yellow Door Gallery, Dumfries
16 Queen Street
Dumfries, Scotland DG1 2JG United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
wheelchair access
Phone:
01387259338
Website:
www.facebook.com/theyellowdoordumfries