Collection: Rowan Ormiston

Rowan Ormiston is a Scottish artist, and a recent painting and printmaking graduate of the Glasgow School of Art. Her work is an ongoing exploration into the visualisation of Scottish mythology and folklore and investigates what she believes to be a loss of narrative and representation for Scotland’s ancestral beliefs and stories. Interested in how Scottish society may have developed differently had monotheist belief not taken over, and rather local belief encouraged rather than persecuted, her work aims to question our connection to the landscape, the portrayal and position of women throughout Scottish society and our respect for the land and its history. Through a multitude of mediums and approaches she attempts to consider the vast visual archive that never became and to begin to scratch the surface of what could be, if Scottish mythology and folklore became part of the norm again and a respected facet of belief within Scotland.