Saturday 19 June - Saturday 10 July 2021 The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts (RGI) are proud to announce this year’s winners of the RGI Graduate Award. The three recipients, Charlotte Hayes, Megan Squire and Charlotte Elizabeth Roberts, are all recent graduates from The Glasgow School of Art (GSA). The RGI Graduate Award is awarded to emerging artists at the GSA Degree show, in recognition of outstanding work. The winners, from the School of Fine Arts, were selected by the RGI artist judging panel which consisted of Thyme James, Sean Ellcombe and the RGI President Adrian Wiszniewski RSA, Hon FRIAS, HRSW. To book an appointment to view the show, please click here. About the Exhibition Tales From The Barrow is a collection of works by photographer Charlotte Roberts, mixed media artist Charlotte Hayes and painter Megan Squire exploring landscape, artefacts and mythology. The Barrow, being an ancient burial mound covered with earth, became the intersection of their practices and a geographical reference to the North of England where the three artists grew up. This exhibition follows their acceptance of the RGI Graduate Award and displays works made by the artists since graduating from The School of Fine Art at The Glasgow School of Art in 2020. About the Artists Charlotte Hayes: Excavating alternative histories with silk, air drying clay and polymorph, my work occupies territories between fictional narratives, scientific discoveries and skilful crafting. She creates sculptures which come to exist through the surveyal of museum-objects and characters from folk stories. The combination between recognisable and unidentifiable imagery creates a sense of familiarity, while still being ‘other’. Megan Squire is a painter from Preston, Lancashire and a graduate of Painting and Printmaking at The Glasgow School of Art. She has stayed in Glasgow since her graduation and continues to make work towards an ongoing project; focusing on constellating and self-made tropes. Her paintings contain a series of interchangeable objects, positioned in different spaces and seen in varying levels of light and shadow. She works predominantly with water-soluble oils on canvas, diluting the paint and adding it in increments with a fine brush so that it sits within the grain of the canvas. Charlotte Elizabeth Roberts: Roberts is a photographer and printmaker currently based in Glasgow, Scotland. Guided by an accumulation of voices from all ages, the artist ensures that the smaller aspects of life are not lost to a dream of a greater destiny. To book an appointment please click here.