Where the Brahmaputra meets the Clyde
Exhibition 27 January 19 February 2004
In an intimate installation of small drawings and paintings in the front room gallery, Alan Kilpatrick looks at how his past growing up in Assam and his present living and working in Scotland interconnect through these two rivers.
The rapid decline of the Clyde as a major ship-building force in the post war era led many Scottish engineers to seek work elsewhere. In direct contrast to the decline of the Clyde, the flourishing tea industry along the banks of the Brahmaputra in post-independence India provided sought after work for many Scots, his father among them.
Trained at St Martins School of Art, Alan has been exhibiting from his base in Edinburgh for the last fifteen years where his work has entered the collections of the Royal Bank of Scotland, Bank of Scotland, Turcan Connell, and he is represented in private collections in the UK and abroad.