Alison Watt: A Shadow on the Blind (hardback)
Alison Watt: A Shadow on the Blind (hardback)
Alison Watt: A Shadow on the Blind (hardback)
Alison Watt: A Shadow on the Blind (hardback)

Alison Watt: A Shadow on the Blind (hardback)


Beautiful, limited edition hard-back, 68-page catalogue to accompany the Alison Watt exhibition, held at Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Parafin Gallery, working in close collaboration with Watt, have produced a limited-edition celebratory publication.

This book also features the essay 'Whose Shadow is on the Blind?' by Laura Smith and new work created especially for the show.

Alison Watt (born 1965) is widely regarded as one of the leading painters working in the UK today.

Watt was born in Greenock and studied at Glasgow School of Art. She first came to prominence when, still a student, she won a national portrait competition organised by the National Portrait Gallery in London. Watt subsequently became known for her paintings of figures, often female nudes, in light-filled rooms. This led on to a series of works exploring the properties of fabric. In 2000 she became one of the youngest artists to have a solo exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Watt participated in the 2010 exhibition Autoritratte at the Sala delle Reali Poste in the Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy, which brought together female self-portraits from the sixteenth century to today. She was Associate Artist at the National Gallery, London in 2006–8. In 2008 she was awarded an OBE.


  • Format Hardback
  • Page count 68 printed pages
  • Publisher Abbot Hall Art Gallery
  • ISBN 9781906043230
  • Authors Helen Watson (Artistic director), Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Laura Smith
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