Ginny Russell's 2018 exhibitions in aid of SHINE cancer support
'Art in the Buchat’ (North East Open Studios),
Glenbuchat Hall, AB36 8UA , 8- 16 Sep, 10-5pm
St Margaret's, Braemar
24-28 Oct, 10–4pm
Ginny Russell lives and works in Crieff, Perthshire. She graduated with a degree in Art History and Humanities from the Open University. Using driftwood, wood and found objects she creates striking, quirky and playful wall-hangings out of recycled materials.
To collect the source material for these artworks she spends a fair amount of time scouting around old ruins, beach-combing and pays frequent visits to the dump! Ginny also works in other media including painting and collage and has exhibited widely in local galleries.
In 2016 , her grandson Neil was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour at the age of 24. NEIL became involved with the charity SHINE which supports young adults with cancer. Connecting with SHINE made a huge difference to Neil’s life, so Ginny wanted to give something back and came up with the idea of selling her artworks in aid of SHINE.
More information about Neil and the background to how this exhibition came about can be read HERE.
You can see Ginny's very latest work HERE in the gallery.
|' a bothy ballad ' 72 x 40 cm|
‘Shine Cancer Support is the only charity in the United Kingdom that is exclusively focused on supporting men and women in their 20s, 30s and 40s who have had a cancer diagnosis. Shine is run by people who have first-hand experience of cancer. We work to identify the unmet needs of people in this age group, and to develop innovative solutions that help them to live their lives to the fullest’