This year marks the 121st Annual Exhibition of the Society of Scottish Artists Exhibition and the Open Eye Gallery are pleased to present an award to artist Robbie Bushe RSA. The recipient of the award will have a solo exhibition at the Open Eye Gallery.
Robbie Bushe’s practice centres on the depiction of detailed, narrative scenes, frequently set within expansive architectonic constructions. Bushe has exhibited his narrative paintings since 1990. Inspired by the characters and places he has lived and worked, his work has won several national awards including most recently the inaugural W. Gordon Smith Painting Prize at the Dovecot Gallery, Edinburgh. Born in Liverpool in 1964, Bushe grew up in Aberdeenshire, before graduating in painting at Edinburgh College of Art in 1990. Having simultaneously undertaken a career as artist and art lecturer, he taught painting at Grays School of Art, Aberdeen; was Head of Fine Art at the University of Chichester and lectured at Kent Institute of Art and Design and Oxford Brookes University. Bushe returned to Scotland in 2007 to become coordinator of short courses at Edinburgh College of Art, and now as part of the University of Edinburgh. He was President of ‘Visual Arts Scotland’ from 2013-16.
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