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.

Treasurer: James Tweedie (aka Jim) is an artist who has exhibted throughout the UK. Here he is in action at a recent exhibition opening. Jim has been instrumental in making improvements to the RGI Kelly Gallery over the last year.

Thyme James is an RGI Board Member and site 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.

Sean Ellcombe is an RGI Board Member and is active on the Exhibitions Committee. He is a Glasgow born and based artist. Specialising in a painting practice, and installation developments around the history and physiologies of the painted surface. He was the recipient of the RGI Graduate Award in 2019.

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.

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