Gillian Swaile Art

Artist & Printmaker
Northumberland

Originally from Carnoustie in Angus, I have lived in rural Northumberland since 2003. I live in the hamlet of Lanehead in Tarset with my husband Chris, and our dogs, George and Dave. We are fortunate enough to be surrounded by stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife, all underneath the dark skies of Northumberland National Park. This is the inspiration for my work.

During my high school years I would spend Saturdays on courses at Duncan of Jordonstone College of Art & Design, Dundee. I attended Analytical Drawing evening classes at Fraserburgh College, and studied Photography levels 1 & 2 in Northumberland.

I find printmaking cathartic, and mainly work from home producing linocut prints. I have recently become a studio member at Northern Print in Newcastle and have started screen printing again. 

I also produce digital art and illustrations. I collaborated with author Anna Barker to illustrate her book of short stories “Rain Hare”, published in June 2022.

I attend a handful of fairs each year, as well as selling to trade. I have a small number of stockists in Northumberland.









  •  21/12/2023 10:00 AM - 21/12/2023 04:00 PM
  •   Northern Print

*Runs from 15th November until 21st December* Gathering is Northern Print’s final exhibition of 2023, presenting original prints by some of their studio printmakers, including myself. All works are for sale, prices start around £20.

  •  09/12/2023 10:30 AM - 10/12/2023 04:00 PM
  •   Dalkeith EH22 3LL, UK

Situated near Dalkeith, to the south of Edinburgh, the historic building was founded as a Cistercian Monastery in 1140 by King David I, and what is now Newbattle Abbey College became the Kerr family home in the 16th century, before becoming an adult residential college in 1937. The army requisitioned Newbattle during World War 2, and it opened its doors as a college again in 1950. It has retained many of the original features including the vaulted crypt and the breathtaking Drawing Room. Newbattle Abbey College is off Newbattle Road, Dalkeith, EH22 3LL. There is plenty of parking. Open 10:30am - 4pm each day. There is an £3 entrance fee (£2 Concession).

  •  02/12/2023 10:30 AM - 03/12/2023 05:00 PM
  •   47a George Street, Edinburgh, UK

3d2d’s Edinburgh Christmas Art, Craft and Design Fair returns to the glorious surrounds of the Assembly Rooms in 2023. The Assembly Rooms are situated on George Street, in the heart of Edinburgh’s City Centre. Carefully refurbished with stunning chandeliers and period features, the Assembly Rooms play host to 120 of Britain’ finest Artists, Designers and Makers, all only selling their own work. Bag checks may be undertaken by the venue. The Assembly Rooms are easily accessible by bus, tram or train to nearby stations. The Christmas Fair is open from 10:30 - 5:00 each day. There is a £4 admission charge (£3 Concession).

  •  25/11/2023 10:30 AM - 26/11/2023 05:00 PM
  •   The Briggait, Glasgow, UK

3d2d’s Glasgow Christmas Fair returns in the last weekend of November 2022, but in a new venue! We’re making the move to The Briggait. This beautiful Grade A listed building in Glasgow’s medieval quarter was constructed in 1873 as a fishmarket, and operated as a market for over 100 years. It now houses WASPS Studios as well as art and cultural events throughout the year. Shop 60+ Artists, Designers and Makers, who only sell their own work. The Briggait is at 141 Bridgegate Glasgow, G1 5HZ and is easy to find. Open 10:30 - 5:00 each day. There is an £3 entrance fee (£2 Concession).

  •  04/11/2023 10:30 AM - 05/11/2023 04:00 PM
  •   Cresswell, Morpeth, UK

I will be joining other Northern & Borders artists & makers at this inaugural art & craft fair in the Pele Tower. The village of Cresswell, a popular tourist destination, sits at the southern end of the magnificent Druridge Bay in Northumberland. The impressive sandstone tower dominates the little village. Pele towers were built between 1350 and 1600 and were miniature castles built as a defensible retreat against attacks from the Border Reivers. At a time when the rest of England was generally peaceful and prosperous, the border folk needed the thick-walled bastle houses and pele towers simply to survive. Cresswell Pele Tower is a well preserved example, one of only two in preservation and open to the public, thanks to recent excavations and an extensive renovation by Cresswell Pele Tower Trust.

  •  26/08/2023 10:30 AM - 27/08/2023 04:00 PM
  •   Ayton Castle, Eyemouth, UK

Returning for the 2nd year to this beautiful private residence, Art in the Castle will feature around 20 artists/creatives set within 4 rooms of the Castle. These beautiful rooms have the owner’s private art collection adorning the walls. A Tin Shed event.

  •  19/08/2023 09:00 AM
  •   Falstone, Northumberland.

Falstone Show Ground. Craft Marquee opens 9am. Don’t forget your wellies!

  •  02/07/2023 10:30 AM
  •   Whalton, Morpeth, UK

A Tin Shed Event

  •  30/04/2023 10:30 AM
  •   Whalton, Morpeth NE61 3XA, UK

A Tin Shed Event

  •  07/12/2022 05:00 PM - 07/12/2022 07:30 PM
  •   Bellingham, Hexham NE48 2AA, UK

Perfect opportunity for Christmas shopping and supporting local artisans. This evening Christmas Market is in Bellingham Town Hall. Merry Christmas!

  •  03/12/2022 10:30 AM - 04/12/2022 05:00 PM
  •   Assembly Rooms, George Street, Edinburgh, UK

I will be joining around 120 artists, designers & makers in the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh for this 2 day Christmas Fair. Perfect for buying A special Christmas present or treating yourself! A 3d2d Event

  •  08/10/2022 11:00 AM
  •   Alwinton, Morpeth, UK
  •  25/09/2022 05:00 PM
  •   Arley Hall & Gardens

Find me in the Creative Crafts Marquee

  •  10/09/2022 10:00 AM - 11/09/2022 05:00 PM
  •   Dalkeith EH22 1ST, UK

Find me in the Creative Crafts Association marquee at the Great British Food Festival in Dalkeith Country Park. Stunning scenery, lovely food and drink and lots of arts and crafts to browse through in our marquee. This will be my second year at this event.

  •  13/08/2022 08:00 AM
  •   Slaley Show

A traditional country show with lots to see and do! You will find my stand in the craft marquee, I look forward to seeing you there.

  •  10/08/2022 10:30 AM - 10/08/2022 04:00 PM
  •   Etal, Cornhill-on-Tweed TD12 4TL, UK

I am looking forward to joining other artisans at this Tin Shed event in the beautiful village of Etal.

  •  23/07/2022 11:00 AM - 23/07/2022 02:00 PM
  •   Bellingham, Hexham NE48 2AA, UK

Local artists and crafters will be attending this summer fair in Bellingham Town Hall, come and support our independent small businesses.

  •  13/07/2022 10:30 AM - 13/07/2022 04:00 PM
  •   Etal, Cornhill-on-Tweed TD12 4TL, UK

This will be my first time at Etal village hall for this summer fair. Held monthly by The Tin Shed, lots of interesting art and crafts will be available. Looking forward to visiting this lovely village.

  •  01/07/2022 09:00 AM - 03/07/2022 05:00 PM
  •   Scone Palace, Perth, PH2 6BD

The GWCT Scottish Game Fair is a 3 day event set in the picturesque grounds of Scone Palace, Perth. I will be exhibiting in the 3d2d Events Art, Craft & Design marquee, along with many other artists/makers.

  •  29/06/2022 07:00 PM - 29/06/2022 10:00 PM
  •   The Lit & Phil

Rain Hare is a booking of 8 short stories written by award winning Author Anna Barker and published by Iron Press. I illustrated the inside of the book with 8 monochrome images, one for each story. It was a pleasure to work with Anna on her latest book and I look forward to seeing my copy. Rain Hare is available to pre-order now.

  •  25/06/2022 10:30 AM - 26/06/2022 04:00 PM
  •   Eyemouth TD14 5RD, UK

This is a Tin Shed event, held for the first time in the magnificent Scottish baronial mansion of Ayton Castle. A two day event in the borders, we will be situated in four beautiful rooms inside this historic building.

  •  03/06/2022 08:00 AM - 03/06/2022 06:00 PM
  •   Bywell, Stocksfield NE43 7AB, UK

A huge date in the Northumberland diary, the County Show will be held on the bank holiday Friday for the Queen’s Jubilee. Am looking forward to my first time trading at this prestigious show.

  •  08/05/2022 10:00 AM - 08/05/2022 04:00 PM
  •   Preston PR5 0AG, UK

A Creative Crafts Association event, this fair is being held inside Brockholes Nature Reserve, the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside. Beautiful setting for this indoor art and craft fair. Please note this nature reserve is a dog free zone, so do not bring your dog for the day (too hot to stay in the car!)

  •  03/05/2022 05:27 PM
  •  30/04/2022 10:00 AM - 30/04/2022 02:00 PM
  •   Saint Helen's Street, Corbridge NE45 5BE, UK

Located in the picturesque and historic town of Corbridge this is a monthly indoor market in the Parish Hall. I will be attending on Saturday 30th April, come and say hello!

  •  10/04/2022 10:00 AM - 10/04/2022 04:00 PM
  •   The Biscuit Factory, Stoddart Street, Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1AN, UK

A Spring Makers market, I will be joining lots of talented local artisans on Sunday 10th April at The Biscuit Factory Gallery. Entry is £2, a percentage of which will be donated to the relief fund for Ukraine.

Olive & Myrtle


Homeware, Jewellery & Gifts

Olive & Myrtle is a gorgeous gift shop in Bellingham, Northumberland. Emily stocks handmade, fair trade and artisan goods, and supports local crafters and artists. I am delighted to have my work in her shop. www.wildflowertrading.com

Falstone Tearooms


Tearooms & Gift Shop

Falstone Tearooms is situated in the Victorian Old School in the picturesque village of Falstone. Carl and the team serve delicious food and beverages. The tearooms are bike, boot and dog friendly. You will find my cards and a selection of framed prints in the gift shop section.

The Bellwether Gallery


Art Gallery & Gift Shop

In a converted 19th century haybarn in Charlton, near Bellingham, is the Bellwether Gallery. The gallery supports local artists & makers, showcasing a range of artwork and products. I have a small number of original linocut prints in the gallery, with thanks to Alice and Julian Morrison-Bell.

Bloomhead


Artisan flower studio/shop - Blackhall Mill

Bloomhead is an artisan flower studio/shop situated in the picturesque village of Blackhall Mill, Northumberland. Sustainability is at the heart of Egle’s business, flowers are locally sourced and floristry products are plastic and floral foam free. A selection of my cards & prints are available 🌻

Celtic Crafts Holy Island


Jewellery & Craft Shop

A family run business situated in a 400 year old cottage on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. A shop full of gifts, supporting local creatives and crafters. Celtic Crafts stock bespoke cards and prints.

  • Tigh Na Bruach, Lanehead, Tarset, Hexham, Northumberland
  • NE48 1NT