Alan Johnston: Beyond the Flow

The Pier Arts Centre, Orkney

Alan Johnston has been at the forefront of contemporary art in Scotland since the 1960s. From his base in Edinburgh he has exhibited in galleries across the world, most frequently in Germany, The Netherlands and especially Japan, where he has collaborated with his friend the architect Shinichi Ogawa on many occasions.

This exhibition brings together a group of paintings from the 1980s with a series of new works, as well as a drawing made directly on the gallery wall.

Alan Johnston taught drawing and painting at Edinburgh College of Art for over four decades, instilling in his students a sense of the boundless possibilities of art as well as paving the way for Scottish artists such as Douglas Gordon and Callum Innes to find a place on the international stage.

Image Courtesy The Pier Arts Centre, Orkney

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