Museum & Art Gallery in Glasgow, Scotland
For over three decades, Compass Gallery has set a precedent of visiting all the Scottish Degree shows. It is an opportunity for the gallery's directors Cyril and Jill Gerber, to make contact with the young artists, and select then exhibit the most interesting and exciting works in the New Generation exhibition. Thereafter, regular studio visits maintain continuity of interest and opportunity to build a deeper understanding of the artists work. Individual relationships are fostered and close contact is maintained throughout their developing career. The directors believe that creating and developing this serious interest has to start with the recognition and maintenance of the young artists early in their career.