Alex Gourlay - Artist - Designer

Rhub Arisaig - 45x45 - Acrylic
Fionnaphort, Mull - Acrylics - 60 x 60
Falls of Coe - Oils - 34 x 44
Clachthoull3, Port Appin - Acrylic - 60 x 40
Castle Stalker2 - Acrylic - 50 x 70


Alex Gourlay

Alex lives and works in Port Appin, Argyll, as a freelance artist and designer. Former Head of Design at BBC Scotland now paints in the west coast of Scotland and south-west France where he and his wife Midge, a textile artist spend part of the year.
He undertakes architectural and design commissions where the client requires "unusual " or "out of the ordinary" solutions to improve their homes.
He possesses sound architectural knowledge together with an impressive range of design and administrative skills. He has the ability to generate creative solutions to meet difficult briefs or simply give overall design advice to clients.

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Recent Exhibitions

Production Design
He has worked on major television and film productions both in the UK and abroad for BBC Scotland.
His main credits include:-

The Justice Game I & II 1988/89
Strathblair 1991/92
Crossfire 1986
The Dark Side of the Sun 1983
The Celts 1985/86
The Treachery Game 1980
Sutherland's Law 1973
Shergar 1985
King's Royal 1981/82
Clay Smeddum & Greenden 1975
The Story of a Recluse 1987 (video clips)
The White Bird Passes 1979
Willie Rough 1976
BAFTA Craft Awards 1989
A Wholly Healthy Glasgow 1987
Design Renaissance International Conference 1993

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After graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1967 Alex Gourlay spent the first twenty years of his career as a production designer with BBC Television working on a complete range of programmes both on location and in studio from light entertainment, music and arts and documentaries to comedy and drama.
From 1989 he was Senior Television Designer at BBC Scotland then becoming Head of Design in 1993, managing a department of some 100 staff in scenic design, graphics, costume, make-up and scenic services.
Since leaving the BBC in April 1995 he has helped set up two companies, Propworks Ltd., and Soundstage (Scotland) Ltd.,-the first as a provider of props., scenery and visual effects equipment for the film, television and advertising industries as well as consultancy on all aspects of production design and the latter providing a large, sound-proofed, drive-in studio hosting such T.V. and film procuctions as Rab C. Nesbit, The Crow Road, and Acid House
Now lives in Port Appin, Argyll and in the Corbieres,S.France working as a free-lance artist and designer.

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