Approved: 16.08.2006

Ailsa Magnus

Artist, Maker, Project manager, Consultant, Community worker

Approved: 16.08.2006

Ailsa Magnus MRBS graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1989. After completing postgraduate studies at Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon's University, Aberdeen, she spent 4 years at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop. During this time she concentrated on exhibiting and building on her skills, developing a portfolio of work. Ailsa moved to Selby from her native Scotland in 1994. After 22 years Ailsa has now relocated back to Fife.

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  • Location: CUPAR, Scotland
  • Activities: Workshops, Arts in health, Community consultation, Public art, Private commissions
  • Categories: Consultancy, Education project, Public Art, Sculpture
 

Biography

Ailsa Magnus MRBS graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1989. After completing postgraduate studies at Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon's University, Aberdeen, she spent 4 years at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop. During this time she concentrated on exhibiting and building on her skills, developing a portfolio of work. Ailsa moved to Selby from her native Scotland in 1994. After 22 years Ailsa has now relocated back to Fife.

Ailsa has established a solid reputation in public art. In addition to carved wood and stone sculptures, her public commissions across Northern England, London,Wales and Scotland have included carved brick relief walls, cast relief floor-scapes and decorative paving. Her most recent works have been cast in iron both free-standing and ground based. In 2010 she was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors. 

Artist's Statement: The motivation for the work is the opportunity to make and place works of an enduring quality, both aesthetically and literally, in the environment. Works which enhance, inform, cause discussion or debate and have a relevance to the lives of the community. This is what Istrive to develop with every new project that presents itself.

CV & Education

Workshops 2011 - Workshops in connection with Wolverton Mill sculpture commission, Slated Row School & The Radcliffe School, Milton Keynes 2008 - Selby primary schools involving children in workshops connected with Selby Waterfront Linear Park commission, St. Mary’s R.C., Barlby Bridge and Selby Community Primary, Selby, North Yorkshire Residencies 2009 - 2 day residency working with National Diploma students to produce a group sculpture, Selby College, Selby, North Yorkshire 2008 - 10 day redisdency at Leeds Grammar School working with year 10 boys, Leeds Grammar School, Leeds 2007 - Minsthorpe Community College residency in connection with public art project for Minsthorpe Estate. Youths and elderly residents involved in informing design content of artwork., Minsthorpe Community College, Minsthorpe near Pontifract, West Yorkshire 2006 - 2 day residency, North Duffield Community Primary School, North Duffield, North Yorkshire 2006 - Wheldon Infant School Residency, Wakefield Education Department, Wheldon Infant School, Castleford 2005 - 10 day redisdency at Leeds Grammar School working with year 10 boys, Leeds Grammar School, Leeds 2005 - 2 day residency, Selby Community Primary School, Selby, North Yorkshire Public commissions 2012 - Fingertip Search, Bilston New Sector Police Station, West Midlands, Bilston, West Midlands 2012 - Knotrope, The Ropewalk Arts Centre, Barton Upon Humber 2012 - Seen Through Hand & Heart, Tayside NHS Trust, Susan Carnegie Centre, Stracathro Hospital, Brechin, Angus 2012 - Stepping Stones for Wolverton Mill, Commissioned by Milton Keynes Council, Wolverton Mill Play Area, Milton Keynes 2011 - Durham Time Line, Durham Market Place, Durham City Centre 2010 - Conversation Piece, Bishopthorpe Road, York 2010 - Droplets, Integrated Care Centre, Oldham 2010 - Memory Map, Star Square, Castleford 2009 - Scatter, Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda , Llwynypia, Rhondda Valley, Wales 2009 - The Healing Landscape, Ysbyty Alltwen, Tremadog, near Porthmadog, North Wales 2009 - Time Line, Relaunch & Swans , Waterfront Linear Park, Selby, North Yorkshire 2008 - Bright Ideas, ArtLink Centre for Community Arts, Princes Avenue, Hull 2008 - From Tiny Acorns...., Aysgarth Estate, Community Garden, Wakefield 2008 - Travelling Under Your Own Steam, James Street Cycle Path, York 2007 - Pebbles in the Pond, Jordanthorpe Health Centre, Sheffield 2007 - Railings, Barriers, Tree Guard and paving details, Minsthorpe Estate, Minsthorpe near Pontifract, West Yorkshire 2007 - Tree of Life in the Healing Wood, Glodwick Primary Care Centre, Oldham 2006 - Chapel Haddlesey Doorstep Green Entrance Feature, Groundwork Selby, Chapel Haddlesey Doorstep Green 2006 - PlumPark Entrance Feature, Groundwork Oldham & Rochdale, Plum Park, Oldham 2005 - 5 a Day, SureStart Rochdale, Newbold SureStart Centre, Rochdale 2005 - Altima Landmark, East Dulwich Road, London SE22 2005 - DIG-SOW-LEARN-GROW, Rochdale SureStart, Newbold SureStart Centre, Rochdale