Inspired Editions I & II

Inspired Editions I & II

Calum Colvin, Catherine Sargeant, Euan Heng, Harland Miller, Holly Johnson, Jo McDonald, Kenny Hunter, Ursula Hunter, Whyn Lewis
Thu 25 Jan 2018   -  Sat 10 Mar 2018
11:00-18:00 (Tues-Sun)
_ Venue: Corner Gallery

Group shows of editioned work. The artists participating are:

Calum Colvin

Born in Glasgow in 1961, Calum Colvin has exhibited his work nationally and internationally for over thirty years since graduating from the Royal College of Art in London with an MA in Photography in 1985. He was a winner of one of the first Scottish Arts Council Creative Scotland Awards from which he created the acclaimed exhibition for the SNPG, ‘Ossian, Fragments of Ancient Poetry’ in 2001. He was awarded an OBE the same year and is Professor of Fine Art Photography at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee and is also Head of Contemporary Art Practice. Colvin’s artworks have been widely exhibited in venues as diverse as Orkney, Los Angeles and Ecuador.

Catherine Sargeant

Catherine Sargeant is a visual artist who finds the inherent beauty of words fascinating, especially as we are saturated with text and communication in every aspect of our lives. Catherine aims to take this and create works that will simultaneously calm and question the viewer. She often works in series on various scales and surfaces such as robust textural slate and delicate papers.  Painting, screen printing, bookmaking and installation are all integral to her practice and she frequently starts her art works with sketching using typewriters and traditional letter stamps. Sargeant’s text works utilise people’s favourite words and also the private languages that various groups use. The works of Robert Burns is an ongoing source of inspiration. Graduated from Edinburgh College of Art during its Centenary year with a 1st class BA(hons) in Drawing & Painting and became the first recipient of  WASPS new graduate award.  Based in Edinburgh she creates her artwork in Patriothall studios and Edinburgh Printmakers. Sargeant is a tutor at Leith School of Art, and a professional member of Society of Scottish Artists

Euan Heng

Euan Heng was born in Oban, Argyllshire, Scotland in 1945 and has lived in Australia since 1977. Between 1960 and 1970 the artist was employed in various occupations, including four years as a merchant seaman travelling worldwide. The artist gained diploma and post diploma qualifications from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, Scotland and a MA (Research) from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Heng has exhibited extensively in Australia and abroad and his work is represented in public and university museum collections in all states of Australia and in Scotland including the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Queensland Art Gallery and the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow. He recently retired from his role as Associate Professor in Fine Art at Monash University, Melbourne. He held many prestigious and senior appointments during his academic career. Heng has participated in visiting artist/lectureships and residencies in Australia and overseas, including the Australia Council Residency at the British School in Rome in 1999 and a Royal Scottish Academy Residency in Scotland in 2010. In 2004 he received the Australian Council for University Art and Design Schools Distinguished Research Award.

Harland Miller

Harland Miller is both a writer and an artist. He was born in Yorkshire in 1964, has lived in New York and Berlin and currently lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include the Baltic, White Cube and Ingleby Galleries. Group exhibitions include Royal Academy, London (2006, 2005),

Kunsthalle, Mannheim (2004) and the ICA, London (1996). Miller achieved critical acclaim with his debut novel, Slow down Arthur, Stick to Thirty, (2000). In 2001 Miller produced a series of paintings based on the dust jackets of Penguin books. By combining the motif inherent in the Penguin book, Miller found a way to marry aspects of Pop Art, abstraction and figurative painting at once, with his writer’s love of text. Miller continues to create work in this vein, expanding the book covers to include his own phrases, some hilarious and absurd. Miller was the Writer in Residence at the ICA for 2002.

Holly Johnson

Holly Johnson was born in Liverpool in 1960. Holly is perhaps best known for his musical career, in particular his work during the ‘Frankie goes to Hollywood’ years in the eighties. The band achieved global success, selling millions of records. However what is less well known is that, since the late seventies, he has also continued to develop his artistic practice, in both drawing and painting. In November 1991 Holly discovered he was HIV positive and although he continued to paint , he started to write his autobiography A Bone In My Flute and began coming to terms with his AIDS diagnosis. Holly has since exhibited work at the Liverpool Biennial, NOVAS Contemporary Urban Centre in Liverpool, the Royal Academy of Arts, the Royal College of Art, Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Hogarth’s House and Tate Liverpool as part of Sir Peter Blake’s About Collage Exhibition, the eminent British Pop Artist also included a print of Elvis Presley Holly gave him in his recent Retrospective at Waddingtons art Gallery London.

Jo McDonald

Born in 19973, Jo studied Tapestry at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating with an MFA in 2003. Since then she has combined her practice with teaching in adult education in Edinburgh.

In her recent work, McDonald deconstructs printed materials and, in their new form, weaves them into tapestries and structures, which, while still redolent of their original history, take on an entirely new visual identity. It is the discovery of how a material can be manipulated, the qualities and possibilities of the paper itself, which she finds exciting.

She sees her tapestries as a collection of words and stories, reflecting the way in which we build memories.

Kenny Hunter

Born in Edinburgh in 1962, Kenny Hunter studied sculpture at Glasgow School of Art between 1983 and 1987. He has exhibited extensively in Britain and Abroad including solo exhibitions at Arnolfini 1998, Scottish National Portrait Gallery 2000, CCA 2003 , Yorkshire Sculpture Park 2006 and Tramway, 2008. Hunter has also created a number of high profile, public commissioned works in including; Citizen Firefighter, 2001, outside Glasgow’s Central Station, Youth with Split Apple, 2005, Kings College, Aberdeen and iGoat  2010 in Spitalfields, London. He has recently completed a large frieze entitled “Blackbird (the persistence of vision) for Leicester Square, London. In 2015 Kenny Hunter was given the role of Programme Director for Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art.

His work is represented by Galerie Scheffel in Germany and Connersmith in the USA.

Ursula Hunter

Ursula Hunter is a printmaker / illustrator based in Edinburgh. She trained at Glasgow School of Art in Environmental Art and also at Edinburgh College of Art in Illustration.  Currently trading under the name Little Axe she works exclusively in the medium of Lino printing producing designs for commissions in both public and private spaces as well as for interior decor and accessories. Ursula has completed commissions on a wide range of projects for example lino printed panels for The Queen Elisabeth University Hospital Glasgow, wallpaper for the Seafood Bar at Luss and most recently a design for woven fabric for Oscha Baby Slings.

Whyn Lewis

Whyn’s work has been shown in Scotland, England and the USA. She graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1995 and has since had seven solo shows in the UK. She has won several awards including five from the Royal Scottish Academy.

The exhibition takes place in the Corner Gallery and Library Gallery.



On Sunday 27 January 2018 join us for a workshop (8-16 years) at the Corner Gallery.

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