John Inglis PPRSW RGI HAWI ‘Recent and New Works on Paper’, The Lillie Gallery, Milngavie – 18 May till 21 August 2021

We are delighted to announce that this wonderful solo exhibition by John Inglis which took place in Compass Gallery and was halted by lockdown, has now opened in The Lillie Gallery, Milngavie. It is exciting that the delay means it now hangs alongside their Joan Eardley Centenary Show along with ceramics by Eardley’s niece Anne Morrison. John has completed several new works this year which have been added in.


“Part of this exhibition includes work shown in a Compass Gallery, Glasgow, solo exhibition in 2020, just as that period’s ‘lockdown’ was making itself felt. And, it is due to the support and enthusiasm of Jill Gerber of the Compass that this present show has happened. Jill acted as a link with the Lillie and recommended that the Lillie Gallery goers might be interested in seeing the show on their doorstep. In the end, the exhibition, here, is a mixture of some of the Compass paintings and a selection of new pieces.

One entire room (Gallery 3) is devoted to a group of works taken from a brief visit to Cromarty in September 2020 (in between ‘lockdowns’). In addition, in the display case are some examples of studies made both in Cromarty and thereafter. The studies relate fairly closely to two of the framed pieces on the wall.

Gallery 2 contains new work and some from the Compass.

All the framed works are on paper and are made from watercolour, gouache, acrylic, ink, (mostly) prepared paper (using monoprint, for example), and in one or two cases, gold and silver leaf.

Finally, I have to thank the staff of the Lillie for their encouragement in welcoming Jill’s idea and their helpful and professional support which made this show a reality.”

John Inglis

May 2021