Jessie Newbery – A charmingly gentle artist & a strong backbone

Jessie Wylie Newbery (1864–1948) was born in Paisley, near Glasgow, on 28 May 1864, one of the four children of William Rowat and his wife, Margaret Downie Hill. William Rowat was a shawl manufacturer and later tea importer who had strong views about women receiving an education. She attended a private school in Paisley before…

Reviving Paisley’s Heritage & Jessie Newbery

We’re delighted to announce that we shall be facilitating a lecture and workshop focusing on  Jessie Wylie Newbery (1864-1948) and the impact of women on Paisley’s design heritage. The event will be held at Paisley Arts Centre on the 18th May 2018 1.30pm-3pm.  Jessie enrolled as a student at the Glasgow School of Art in 1884,…

A ‘Dark, vivid type’ – Dorothy Carleton Smyth

Artist, designer, and teacher Dorothy Carleton Smyth was born in Glasgow in 1880. She began her studies at Manchester School of Art studying under Walter Crane, later continuing her training at Glasgow School of Art under Fra Newbury. During her time at GSA, Dorothy took a variety of classes including Drawing, Painting, and Stained Glass….

GSA Degree Show 2016

  Last week both Rachael and myself were lucky enough to be invited along to the Glasgow School of Art Degree Show 2016. Although we very much enjoyed partaking in the free booze, we both managed to take some great photographs of the work displayed at the Reid Building and the fantastic fashion show. For…