Andrew Merryless RSA
Andrew Merryless FRSA, RSA, RIBA, FRIAS: ‘Vitruvius tells us Architecture is “Commoditie, Firmenes and Delight”. I focus on these elements of function, construction and aesthetics, exploring all the possible algebraic combinations overlaid with a range of priorities uniquely relevant to each project. Architect, Artist, Designer, Town Planner - I believe that all these disciplines have a common denominator and that my efforts in various mediums are inextricably linked.
I am interested in all forms of visual art – ROSC – the poetry of vision. Drawing and painting particularly have been a life long pursuit running in parallel with, and informing my architecture. I am fascinated by the imprint of nature and human nature on buildings – weathering, ageing, usage, etc. Fully retired in 2009 I now have the freedom to pursue my lifetime hobby of painting and enjoy experimenting with different approaches and mediums.’
Scottish Drawings31 January - 1 March 2015RSA Lower Galleries Free entry An investigation into contemporary drawing by Royal Scottish Academicians and invited artists. The exhibition also fincludes a selection of historic works from the RSA Collections....
Basil's Bairns1 - 31 January 2008RSA Finlay Room The architectural practice of Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson enjoys an enviable reputation in 20th century Scottish architecture. Founded as Basil Spence & Partners in 1946,...