In November of 2018, after nearly 10 years of living and working in Glasgow, Alex, Beth and I moved back to Stirling. We now have a little bungalow and a garden and can hang out with our parents without a massive hassle.
Instead of setting up a home studio like I had in Glasgow, I've taken the plunge on hiring a place in Stirling city centre. Fortuitously, our move lined up perfectly with the opening of Creative Stirling's new hub at 44 King St. and I've been working from my own little room upstairs for a few weeks now.
I'll talk more about 44 King St. some other time but, as the first resident artist, Creative Stirling asked me to put on a little show in the Made in Stirling gallery space on the ground floor.
I've called the show Blewitt's and it opens on Friday 25th January. There's an opening party on Thursday 24th 6pm-8pm. All welcome. There will be booze.
As Blewitt's has a very tight turnaround, it will feature mostly pre-existing work. That said, I have made some new stuff and I'm trying my best to make whatever else I gather together as interesting as possible. The idea is to present an overview of everything I do rather than chucking up the same 10 drawings everyone's seen before*. Illustration, sketches, prints, design stuff, animation stuff etc.
One thing that I'm excited about is that I'm including a Lost Map section. I've done a lot of really interesting stuff for the label over the last five years and I thought it'd be cool to put it all in one place. Team Lost Map have been great in helping me out with a bunch of records and merch to include / sell.
If you'd like to come along, the details are as follows:
Blewitt's by David Galletly Runs: 25th January through February
Made in Stirling
44 King Street
Opening party: Thursday 24th Jan, 6-8pm
If you use Facebook, you can confirm your attendance on the event page. This helps give the Made in Stirling team an idea of numbers (don't worry if you don't, though, just rock up).
I'll try my best to put out as much behind-the-scenes stuff as I can on my Instagram and my Twitter. Important info For Beth-fans - she will attend the party, but only for a little while at the start.
* that doesn't mean those same 10 drawings won't be there