Alan Johnston

En route to the BBC, I happened to walk past the entrance to a small contemporary art gallery, Bartha Contemporary, in Margaret Street.   It looked interesting, and turned out to be about to open an exhibition of the work of Alan Johnston, a Scottish minimalist, whose very delicate and refined drawings I have barely seen since the mid-1970s (he was represented by Nigel Greenwood), except in the drawings he has done in the spandrels of the downstairs café at Tate Britain, commissioned by Penelope Curtis:-


2 thoughts on “Alan Johnston

  1. Martin Hopkinson says:

    It should be Bartha NOT Batha – indeed an interesting gallery with a fine record in choosing significant contemporary artists to exhibit. I used to visit it regularly when it was in a house in a road close to Ladbroke Grove
    Alan Johnston , I think, may still be Edinburgh based.

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