Ailsa Magnus

Ailsa Magnus

Artist, Maker, Project manager, Consultant, Community worker

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.

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Location CUPAR, Scotland
Activities Workshops, Arts in health, Community consultation, Public art, Private commissions
Artforms / type of project Consultancy, Education project, Public Art, Sculpture
Website http://www.ailsamagnus.com

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