RGI Council

RGI President: Adrian Wiszniewski RSA RGI was born in Glasgow in 1958. He was educated at the Mackintosh School of Architecture and then the Glasgow School of Art. He was influenced by New Image painting in the early 1980s, combining figurative art with social commentary. He has been serving on the RGI Council since 2019. Under his presidency, the RGI has now undertaken several important exhibitions and tasks including the new refurbishment of the Kelly Gallery.

Thyme James is an RGI Board Member and sits on the Exhibitions Committee. Thyme is a contemporary inter-disciplinary artist, and graduate of the Glasgow School of Art. Having also studied at the Akademie der Blindenden Künst Wien, Plymouth College of Art and under the Sorrell Foundation. She has participated in exhibitions across Europe, most notably in Vienna, London and Glasgow. She is a  recipient of the “New RGI Graduate award”(2019).

Rosemary Beaton is an RGI Board Member and sits on the Exhibitions Committee. She studied at The Glasgow School of Art (1981-86) at a time when great emphasis was put on teaching drawing and highly figurative painting was re emerging. She was in 1st year when Stephen Campbell; Adrian Wiszniewski ; Ken Currie and Peter Howson were in their 4th year. Among her contemporaries were Mary Maclean; Alison Harper; Lesley Burr; Margaret Hunter and Helen Flockhart. Whilst still a student in third year she was the first Scot and youngest person to win the prestigious John Player National Portrait Award (now BP) in 1984.

Kate Henderson SSA is an RGI Board Member and sits on the Exhibition Committee. She is keen to support and develop the exciting and diverse societies exhibitions programme. She studied Stained glass and painting at Edinburgh College of Art graduating in the early nineties. She is based in East Lothian and continues to develop her practice winning awards and prestigious commissions in both paintings and glass.

Hannah Douthwaite-Teasdale is a museum and heritage professional with a background in learning and visitor experience. She has developed a wealth of projects inspired by place, history and heritage; in an array of media, from poetry books, to plays, walking routes and award winning contemporary installations. Hannah has studied contemporary art and has a post graduate degree in Fine Art education.


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