About the Gallery
Supporting Compass Gallery
For over 30 years, Compass Gallery has set a precedent
of visiting all the Scottish Degree shows. It is an opportunity
for the gallery’s directors Cyril and Jill Gerber, to make
contact with the young artists, and select then exhibit the most
interesting and exciting works in the New Generation exhibition.
Compass Gallery is supported by Glasgow City Council
John Wright: On The Edge
New and Recent Paintings, inspired by his life in Mexico, London,
New York and his various expeditions to Mauritania, Eastern
Ecuador and Timbuktu.
Anna Geerdes: As Far As The Eye Can See
Anna’s degree show stood out for us for its skill in painting
and intellectual, imaginative thought provoking content. Her
life experiences coming from Holland to Scotland and the
environment of Orkney, have shaped and informed Anna’s thinking
together with the awareness and sensitivity of world events and
its effects on humanity and our global environment. These
paintings are intriguingly haunting and have a compelling
nature to them.
Born in 1960 in a small town in the Netherlands, called Katwijk
aan Zee, Anna moved to Orkney where she lived for fifteen years
before studying at Grays’ School of Art in Aberdeen. She
graduated with First Class Honours in Painting and has since
achieved various awards including the RSA Landscape Award,
David & June Gordon Memorial Award and the Purchase Award by
RGU Arts and Heritage.