Into the woods…

April 25, 2014 § 2 Comments

finished-work-25.04.14 One of two new paintings to be shown at Josie Eastwood Fine Art in May. oil on panel 42×42″

Red Riding Hood has grown up, stolen Snow White’s apples, allied herself with the wolf and lives quite happily in the woods…



April 22, 2014 § 1 Comment

War-Horse-etching Allan Massie and Iain Gale, Chair and Director of the SUMMERHALL HISTORICAL FICTION FESTIVAL Invite you to join them for the opening of the 2014 Festival and a private view of War Horse, paintings, prints and sculpture by Olivia Lomenech Gill at Summerhall

Thursday 1st May 2014, 6.30-­‐8pm cocktails RSVP email:

Summerhall Place, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh EH9 1QH

I am delighted to be exhibiting at this event. The Literary festival runs from 2nd-4th May but the exhibition continues for the whole month of May so do come along and have a look. For a programme of events and more information about Summerhall visit here:

‘Standing To’ at the foundry

April 11, 2014 § Leave a comment

wax-after-mould The original wax



2-waxes 2 CASTS in wax

Horse-&-man-green-wax WAX A/P of ‘Standing To’ – some of the tack and harness and reins has been removed and will be worked separately, to be welded on afterwards

Pouring-iiPouring-i THE POURING. Molten bronze like liquid fire. Afterwards the boys and I went to see the bronze age, Roman and Viking artefacts at the National Museum of Scotland, many of which were made I guess, in a very similar way as this.

One of the bronze casts of ‘Standing To’ will be on show at Summerhall, Edinburgh, as part of an exhibition of work commemorating the Great War. The exhibition will run for the month of May.


And what came out…

April 11, 2014 § 1 Comment

arriving-in-belford …must go back in (just a few miles down the road). And if parking a lorry across the road had gone unremarked…

coming-off-lorry Stuart’s delicate elevation of 3 tons of printing press attracted a small but welcoming crowd


Through-the-window And with Giles’s careful manipulation

through-the-window-i (helped by the removal of a window!)

through-the-window-iii The big Rochat goes in.

on-the-floor All four feet on the ground again,

Arrived in the front room.

Thank you to Giles Hovendon and Stuart Harwood of AMR for doing the move.

This is a rather elaborate and lavishly illustrated way of saying that, having had to move premises from our previous workshop we have, by great good fortune, found a lovely new place to work, just 9 miles down the road. The Belford Craft Gallery sits in the Market Place in the small town of Belford, just off the A1, and over the last 30 years established itself as a landmark on the local arts and craft scene. Though we will be transforming the use into more of a working studio, housing Vincent’s specialist framing and paper conservation services, the double shopfront and gallery space where the presses are now located provide a marvellous opportunity for exhibiting artworks and also, hopefully, a selection of artists books. An upcoming exhibition deadline mean that our plans for a grand opening are somewhat delayed for the time being but watch this space…

What Went In…

April 4, 2014 § Leave a comment

Coming-Out-ii…must come out!






small-press-onto-lorry And with mother and baby loaded up…

guillotine-onto-lorry …plus a guillotine, all one is missing is a dinosaur skeleton.

Four years ago the large 36×60″ Rochat press arrived on the back of this lorry from Chester, via a year or two in storage whilst I found somewhere (concrete) to put it. And four years on, it is on the move again, courtesy of AMR, and now in the company of a beautiful baby Rochat and a guillotine.

And to find out where 4 tons of cast iron ended up, look out for the next post…



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