The Artists

Anna King | paintings

Anna King is one of Scotland’s leading young, contemporary landscape painters.Her work explores the margins of landscape, the places we pass by but rarely notice - derelict factories, wastelands, empty car parks - where the natural and the man-made collide as these forgotten places slide into a state of beautiful decay. Anna graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in 2005 and lives and works in the Scottish Borders. She has won several prestigious awards and exhibits widely throughout the UK.

“Never have paintings with names such as Old Joiners Shed Greenlaw… Broken Streetlights and Silage Pit seemed more appealing… a deft pencil line over oil suggesting so much with so little.”

- Jan Patience, Glasgow Herald

“something of [Joan] Eardley’s response to nature as an untameable force is echoed in King’s bleakly attractive images of post-industrial landscapes.”

- Jackie Wullschager, Financial Times

“a thoughtfully orchestrated document of modern existence… each painting exploring the delicate balance between the man-made and the natural, the permanent and the changing.”

- Arlene Searle

Rebecca Sharp | poems

Rebecca Sharp is a writer and interdisciplinary artist from Glasgow, creating innovative projects in poetry, performance and prose. Having studied Theatre at the University of Glasgow (2001), she is particularly interested in exploring the intersections between ideas and artistic practice. Her plays have received several professional productions and she regularly presents work throughout the UK. Other work includes Fathoming: setting poetry to silk (2010, poems and silk objects, with textile artist Eva Fulinova); The Ballad of Juniper Davy and Sonny Lumière (Spike Press 2010, poems and original score, book/CD and performance); The Tiger Act (Roncadora Press 2012, artist-made books by Hugh Bryden); and Little Forks (Souterrain Press 2012, book and live literature performance).

“beautiful, lyrical work that raises philosophical and physical questions about the nature of reality… a vision which is perhaps nearer the truth than we know.”

- Meg Bateman

“fascinatingly complex, audacious and at times brain-poppingly clever work.”

– Neil Cooper, Herald Scotland

“Sharp’s words take you to an other-worldly place.”

– Laura Davis, Liverpool Daily Post

Buy the Unmapped Book

Unmapped has been made for exhibition at

Royal Glasgow Institute Kelly Gallery  15 March – 6 April 2013

StAnza International Poetry Festival  7-10 March 2013