In celebration of her 80th year, the Open Eye Gallery presents a retrospective exhibition of Gordon’s works. Spanning 60 years this show will include a variety of never-seen before paintings and colourful textile collages from her student years in Edinburgh and South Africa alongside the Edinburgh colonies, allotments, and interior views of which she is known for.
Carola Gordon was born in Lucknow in India in 1940 and was educated between 1948 and 1961 at school and university in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa where she graduated in English and Fine Art. Between 1961 and 1963 she studied for English Tripos at New Hall, Cambridge and from 1963 to 1965 she attended Edinburgh College of Art where she studied Drawing and Painting. In 1966 she returned to South Africa, but then moved to Scotland and settled in 1977 when she began to work full time as an artist producing watercolours and oil paintings.