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
Note to Artists with Work in Compass Gallery Store
We have been trying to reduce for several years the quantity of work that has been left in the Compass Gallery store, and requested that any artist who has left work should contact us, and make arrangements to collect it. Many of you have done this and several have chosen to donate their work to the Gallery, which is a registered charity with not-for-profit status, leaving it to us to decide on a suitable method of disposal. Although we have made strenuous efforts to contact our artists, the quantity of work we are holding in storage remains a problem. Once again, we are putting out a call to request that you get in touch to discuss either donating the work or to let us know your arrangements for uplifting it. (March 2013).
Cyril Gerber 1917-2012
It with great sadness that we announce the passing of Cyril Gerber. Peacefully at home on 28th August 2012, much loved by his whole family, many friends and everyone who knew him. A Memorial Celebration for Cyril will be held within the next few weeks.
Still Spaces: The Allotment Project
The increasing popularity of owning and cultivating a plot and ‘growing your own’ has particular socio, economic, political and environmental relevance today. This prompted us to invite selected artists to interpret the theme and create a special work for our exhibition. The artist’s vary greatly in style and medium, so, exploring this wide and fascinating subject, their interpretation of the social and cultural impact of the allotment heritage in Scotland with the history, the structures, the people and their crops will, we are sure provide an uplifting sensory and visual experience for the onlooker. Allotments, Still Spaces, even tiny patches of carefully tended earth, provide not just physical sustenance but also endless hours of spiritual and emotional comfort and joy.