Barbara Robertson 1945-2018

Most of our visitors to Compass Gallery in the past 40 years will know the work of Barbara Robertson, especially her remarkably finely detailed linocuts. In honour of her life’s work, we are presenting a solo exhibition with the complete range of her creativity and skill.

Born in Broughty Ferry, Barbara studied Printmaking & Illustration at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, where she became a part-time lecturer for many years. We are familiar with her domestically orientated linocuts – cats, sheep, geese, rabbits, even an occasional human being, all more or less integral parts of the country cottage where she lived and did her printing on her huge cast iron printing press. Superbly drawn and detailed linocuts reflect her passion for the surrounding Angus landscape and the natural world she loved. She also drew inspiration from her numerous travels to Italy, Egypt and Africa. Almost invariably her prints have that additional, and all too scarce quality in most other work, a good helping of her own particular brand of humour, and we often exhibited Babs’ hilariously funny watercolours and prints.

There will be over 70 works on show in the exhibition, including drawings, lithographs and of course her exquisitely detailed linocuts. Exhibition runs from 9th till 25th May 2019.