GILLIAN ADAIR MCFARLAND

Education

Art Therapy, Edinburgh
Fine Art Painting, Saint Martins School of Art, London

Experience

2017 – Honorary Research Fellow , School of Genetics, Leicester University
2015 – present Artist in Residence De Montfort University, Leicester
2010 – 14 Arts Educator, Holburne Museum and Art Gallery
1999 – 09 Art Therapist , Tayside NHS Trust, Perth
1996 – 98 Artist in Residence, Tayside NHS
1990 – 96 Freelance Arts Educator
1986 – 90 Curator Contemporary Touring Art Gallery, Fife Education Authority

Awards

2016/17 Arts Council Funded Research Project , Drawing DNA     
2016/17 Arts Council Funded Research Project, Curiosity and Creativity      
2016 Financial award from Royal Astronomical Society
2015 Arts Council Funded Research Project
Shortlisted for Attenborough Prize
2013 Salisbury Arts Centre Prize Winner
2012 FAB Open,Bath. winner
1998 Council’s Choice SSA
1986 Scottish Artists Purchase Award, Royal Scottish Academy

Solo shows

2017  @Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
2016  Selected Artist LSA, Cank St Gallery, Leicester
2015  @Collective, Bridge of Allan ,  Scotland
2014  ‘Here to There” Buchelli Gallery, Bristol
2013  ‘Blood will Boil” Bath Artist’s Studios
2000 Kellie Lodging Gallery, Pittenweem Festival,                    
1997  Scottish Artists Gallery, Edinburgh


Selected exhibitions

2017

Creativity and Curiosity, Road to the Stars, Santiago Compostela, Spain      
                                                                    Christ College, Cambridge                                                                                                                                     Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge
                                                                    Blyth Gallery, Imperial College, London
                                                                    Dundee Science Centre, Dundee

Appealing to the Populous, Art Science, Berlin
‘Outlook’        @Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
‘Little Selves’ New Walk Museum and Art Gallery
‘ Drawn’         Royal West of England Academy
‘Senses’         Walford Mill, Dorset
                      Leicester Open,  Leicester
 

2016

New Art, Byre Gallery, Millpoint, Cornwall
Converge, Society Of Scottish Artists, Edinburgh
Royal Scottish Academy , Edinburgh
Cuppola Gallery, Sheffield


2015

Paper. Salisbury Art Centre
Cuppola Gallery, Sheffield
Open 26, Leicester
Rosalux, Minneapolos, USA


2014

Society of Scottish Artists Annual exhibition RSA Edinburgh
Cank Street Gallery Open, Leicester
Bath Artist Studios, Forest of Imagination
Building Volumes
Recollection, Holburne Museum and Art Gallery, Bath


2013

Touch Art Fair, Frieze, London
Tamed Marks , Bath Artist Studios
Derwent Art Prize, Mall Galleries, London
RSA, Edinburgh
RWA, Drawn ,Bristol
Fabric of the Land, Aberdeen and Edinburgh
Salisbury Open, Salisbury Arts Centre.
FAB , Bath
Buchelli Gallery, Bristol


2012

Cork St Open, London
Fabric of the Land Aberdeen
Fab Open, Bath
SSA Annual Show


2000

James Murray Art Show, Perth Museum and Art Gallery
Coffin exhibition, Roseangle Gallery, Dundee
Three Women, Seagate Gallery, Dundee


1987

Edinburgh Scene , Edinburgh City Art Centre
SSA Annual Show, awarded Council’s Choice
RSA Summer Show, Scottish Artists award

Residencies

2017 – 8 month residency, School of Genetics, Leicester University
2016  - ongoing Artist in Residence, De Montfort University, Leicester
2014  FAB Bath Artists group residency
1997 Artist in Residence, Murray Royal Hospital, Perth
1993 Artist in Schools Residency, Fife
1992 Artist in Residence, Highland Printmakers, Inverness

Commission

2000 Design and carving of Chair, presented to Dundee University on the establishment of a Chair of Women Studies

Works in Collection

Fife Education Authority
Tayside NHS Trust
Dundee University
Kings College London
Dana Oil, Aberdeen