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Soothsayer Charlotte Roseberry 10-31 March 2023 ‘The scrying surface and the divined message’ Charlotte Roseberry often reflects on the similarities between magical practice and painting practice that, she feels, both employ intuition in trying to find answers and truths. For her, the act of painting is mystical in the sense that it guides her intuition. She describes herself as a very logical and sceptical person, except when it comes to her practice where the process of making work is saturated in ritual and subconscious patterns. Her working process is a combination of many things that bring forward a visual message of meaning, similar to that of tarot or tea leaf reading, although she points out that these things are not part of her practice. Her works are rarely planned and allow ‘conversations’ with her subconscious by employing ritual and repetition to bring forth what it will. This exhibition, her second at the gallery, has been made with an acute awareness of this process and her desire to capture it. Her graphic, sharp, gestural paintings are attempts to explore, or at least peep into (what she calls ‘scrying’), any significant or divined message contained within. For Roseberry, the scrying surface is the blank canvas or panel where gradually things emerge but also the completed visual work becomes a reflective plain on which the viewer may see something from within their own subconscious. Charlotte Roseberry was born in 1989 in Sunderland. After graduating with a first class honours degree from Edinburgh College of Art in 2013 she decided to make Scotland her home and now lives and works in the Scottish Borders with her young family. She has exhibited widely within Scotland and the UK and has paintings in many private and public collections, including the University of Edinburgh collection. She was selected for the Scottish New Contemporaries at the Royal Scottish Academy and the New Scottish Artists at the Fleming collection, London. She has won numerous awards including the Andrew Grant Bequest Scholarship & the Bothy Project Prize and has had work published in The Catlin Guide: New Artists in the UK. 
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Future Exhibitions 14 April - 5 May Ally Wallace (Sculpture) 9 May - 9 June Chris Sleath & Elaine Alison (Mixed Media) 23 June - 14 July Sarah Louise Hawkins (Sculpture) 11 Aug - 1 Sep Gail Turpin (Mixed Media) 15 Sep - 6 Oct Susie Wilson (Mixed Media)
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