Elaine Allison


more about me


 

 

Family Tree - Cedar of Lebanon (detail)

 

 

CURENT PROJECTS

 

I have recently sent off work to Minneapolis for inclusion in an exhibition at the Rosalux Gallery.

 

I'm making new work for solo exhibitions at The Shores, Plockton (summer 2015) and The Burgh Halls, Linlithgow (spring 2016) and for an SSA group exhibition, entitled 'Empire', in Montrose (August 2015)

 

And I'm experimenting with screenprinting in my studio, using Goccopro digital meshes and equipment provided by Southfield Printers as a prize for an exhibit in The Society of Scottish Artists annual exhibition in December 2014

 

 

CV

HIGHER EDUCATION

1994-1998 Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee. BA (Hons) Fine Art (Sculpture) (Class II Div. I)
1974-79 University of Newcastle upon Tyne. BA (Hons) Town and Country Planning (Class II Div. I)

 

AWARDS & FUNDING

 

2015 VISUAL ARTISTS AWARD - Edinburgh City Council

2014 THE SOUTHFIELD PRIZE - Society of Scottish Artists Exhibition, Edinburgh

Creative Scotland Professional Development Funding (with Patricia Bray)

2013 HOPE SCOTT TRUST AWARD

THE MEFFAN GALLERY AND MUSEUM SOLO EXHIBITION PRIZE

2012 VISUAL ARTISTS AWARD - Edinburgh City Council

EDINBURGH LASER CUTTING STUDIO AWARD - Society of Scottish Artists Exhibition, Edinburgh

2010 VISUAL ARTISTS AWARD - Edinburgh City Council
2008 CANOPY – Scottish Arts Council (with Patricia Bray)
2007 SSA WEBSITE AWARD, Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy
2006 FIFE COUNCIL - Abbeyview Arts Project (with Patricia Bray)

FIFE COUNCIL - Nexus (with Patricia Bray)
SCOTTISH ARTS COUNCIL - Sculpture Space Residency, New York (with Patricia Bray)
2005 SCOTTISH ARTS COUNCIL & EAST LOTHIAN COUNCIL - Shift (with Patricia Bray)
2004 FIFE COUNCIL - Path[ways] (with Patricia Bray)
2003 SCOTTISH ARTS COUNCIL, THE HOPE SCOTT TRUST, EDINBURGH CITY COUNCIL, & FIFE COUNCIL - New Strains (with Patricia Bray)
1999 NS MACFARLANE CHARITABLE TRUST AWARD, RSA Annual Exhibition
1998 JOHN KINROSS SCHOLARSHIP, RSA
CHALMERS JERVISE PRIZE, RSA Students Exhibition

 

SYMPOSIA & RESIDENCIES

 

2014 Kunstelrhaus Lukas, Ahrenshoop, Germany
2007 SSA / Stavanger 2008 North Sea Project
2006 Sculpture Space, New York State, USA
2002 LOOK 2002. Land, Sea and Skye
2001 <<2001>> Art and Cultural Heritage, NKD Norway
2000 Between the Waters, Hanover, Germany
1996 Bo'ness International Artists' Symposium

WORK IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS


Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh


PUBLIC COMMISSIONS


2000 Sky Lobby, Point West, Cromwell Road, London. Cast Paper Relief Panel
1997 The Counting House, Reform Street, Dundee. Bronze Relief Panel


EMPLOYMENT


2003 - 2006 Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee
Part-time Teaching Fellow, Design Department
1999 - 2006 Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee
Part-time Teaching Fellow, Fine Art Department
Various Community Education Projects including:
Evening Class Tutor at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop and
workshops for The Scottish National Portrait Gallery, The City
of Edinburgh Council, and Midlothian District Council

Member of Council - Society of Scottish Artists

Former Board member, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop & Art in Healthcare

 

Family Tree 2

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2015 PRESERVED between the Image and The Word, The Preservation Trsut Museum, St Andrews

INSPIRED between the Image and the World, The Bell Pettigrew Museum, St Andrews

2014 RSA OPEN, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

SOCIETY OF SCOTTISH ARTISTS Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Acadmey, Edinburgh

WIR SIND PAUL - ODER DAS UNPERFEKTE PARADIES, Neues Kunsthaus, Ahrenshoop, Germany

LOST AND FOUND, Meffan Gallery, Forfar, solo exhibition

RECOLLECTION, Thelma Hulbert Gellery, Honiton, Devon

2013 SSA Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2012 RSA OPEN, Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh

SSA Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2011 RSA OPEN, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

PORTRAIT TRYPTYCHS, National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh. Exhibition of work

created during a project with adults with disabilities, on which I was lead artist.

RECOLLECT, Joint show with Patricia Bray at Fisher Gallery 2, Pittenweem

PITTENWEEM ARTS FESTIVAL , Fisher Gallery 2, Pittenweem

RSA SPRING OPEN, RSA, Edinburgh

2010 PITTENWEEM ARTS FESTIVAL, Fisher Gallery 2 Pittenweem

COAST Festival, Banff - installation with Patricia Bray

SSA ANNUAL EXHIBITION, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2009 PITTENWEEM ARTS FESTIVAL, Pittenweem, Fife

ONSCREEN, Perth Concert Hall, Perth.

SCENE 1,SCENE WITHOUT SCENE, Threshold Artspace, Redrooms, Perth Theatre, Perth
RSA SPRING OPEN, RSA, Edinburgh
2008 CANOPY site specific work with Patricia Bray, Birnam Art Trail,
ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY ANNUAL EXHIBITION, RSA, Edinburgh
2007 SURVEY, Contemporary Sculpture from Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
SSA ANNUAL EXHIBITION, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
SUMMER SHOW 2007, The Plockton Gallery, Plockton
2006 HOMELAND, Sculpture Space, Utica, New York State, with Patricia Bray
SUMMER SHOW 2006, The Plockton Gallery, Plockton
RSA ANNUAL EXHIBITION, Edinburgh
2005 THE PARK GALLERY, Falkirk ,Christmas exhibition
MAGAZINE, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh
SHIFT a site specific installation in the house and grounds of Newhailes, Musselburgh (National Trust for Scotland) with Patricia Bray
SUMMER SHOW 2005, The Plockton Gallery, Plockton
2004 MAGAZINE, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh
PATH[WAYS] a site specific installation with Patricia Bray at Culross Palace, Fife (National Trust for Scotland)
SUMMER SHOW 2004, The Plockton Gallery, Plockton
RSA ANNUAL EXHIBITION, Edinburgh
2003 ALL WRAPPED UP, The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
SUMMER SHOW 2003, The Plockton Gallery, Plockton
NEW STRAINS a site specific installation with Patricia Bray, at Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh, St Andrews Botanic Garden and the Historic Scotland greenhouse, Melrose
RSA ANNUAL EXHIBITION, City Art Centre, Edinburgh
THOMPSON”S GALLERY, Marylebone High Street, London.
2002 ROYAL GLASGOW INSTITUTE ANNUAL EXHIBITION, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow
SUMMER SHOW 2002, The Plockton Gallery, Plockton
2001 A SPATIAL ODDYSEY, The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh
RSA ANNUAL EXHIBITION, City Art Centre, Edinburgh
GLASGOW ART FAIR (with Frames Contemporary Gallery, Perth)
2000 VISUAL ARTS SCOTLAND, RSA, Edinburgh
BETWEEN THE WATERS, Hanover, Germany
CONNECTIONS, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
ONE YEAR ON, The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh
1999 VISUAL ARTS SCOTLAND, RSA, Edinburgh
NAKED, Fisherton Mill, Salisbury
THE FIFTH ANNUAL MARINE EXHIBITION, The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh
ONE YEAR ON, Frames Contemporary Gallery, Perth
RSA ANNUAL EXHIBITION, RSA, Edinburgh
NEW FACES, The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh
1998 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXHIBITION, Watt Space Galleries, Newcastle, Australia
STORY OF A LINE, Jin's Loft, New York
MORRISON PORTRAIT AWARD COMPETITION, RSA, Edinburgh
SOCIETY OF SCOTTISH ARTISTS ANNUAL EXHIBITION, RSA, Edinburgh

 

Songbirds

Origami on pianola roll

 

Extended  Family (detail)

 

 

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