Approved: 16.08.2006

Alison Bell

Artist, Lecturer / academic, Researcher

Approved: 16.08.2006

A reflective direction in my textile practice has prompted my undertaking an art practice-based PhD at the University of the West of Scotland, examining how artistic ways of knowing impact on the ageing process. An integral part of the research is a visual articulation of the subjective experience of being an older woman artist. This work unsettles,

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  • Location: Ayr, Scotland
  • Activities: Practice-based research
  • Categories: Textiles
 

Biography

A reflective direction in my textile practice has prompted my undertaking an art practice-based PhD at the University of the West of Scotland, examining how artistic ways of knowing impact on the ageing process. An integral part of the research is a visual articulation of the subjective experience of being an older woman artist. This work unsettles, makes us pause and offers an invitation to re-evaluate our preconceptions of ageing. My research journey has had a profound impact on my creative practice, one I welcome at this point in my life, absorbing me in multi-modal ways of visually communicating and sharing.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 1976 - Certificate in Education, Art, Dundee College of Education, Dundee 1975 - Post-Diploma, Highly Commended, Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee 1974 - DA, Textiles/Printmaking, Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee Solo exhibitions 2009 - Sea Silks, Taigh Chearsabhagh, Lochmaddy North Uist Outer Hebrides UK 2005 - New work, Angus Digital Media Centre, Brechin Angus 2005 - New work, Studio One, Edinburgh 2005 - Tidelines, An Tobar, Isle of Mull 2003 - New work, Lyth Art Centre, Wick 2001 - Focal Point, Dick Institute, Kilmar Nock 2000 - Lyth Arts Centre, Wick 1995 - Exhibition, Pelican Centre, Glastonburg 1994 - Exhibition, Just Art, Fochabers, Scotland 1983 - Backroom Exhibition, Edinburgh Group exhibitions 2006 - Digital perceptions, Collins Gallery, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow 2005 - Digital perceptions, Leedy Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City, USA 2005 - Recursions, Museum of Design, Atlanta, USA 2004 - edge, Collins Gallery, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow 2004 - Siteworks, Prestongrange Heritage Museum, Edinburgh 2000 - Brodick Castle, Arran 1998 - British Council, Edinburgh 1998 - Brodick Castle, Arran 1998 - Collins Gallery, Glasgow 1998 - Diorama Gallery, London 1998 - Vennel Gallery, Ayrshire 1997 - AAA, Crawford Art Centre, St Andrews 1996 - Artizana, Prestbury 1995 - Mixed Exhibition, Fitch's Ark, London 1995 - Pelican Centre, Glastonbury 1994 - Applied Arts, Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow 1994 - Mixed Exhibition, Collins Gallery, Glasgow 1993 - Mixed Exhibition, RSA Mound Edinburgh 1993 - Mixed Exhibition, RSA, Edinburgh 1993 - Mixed Exhibition, Smillie Gallery, Glasgow 1990 - Mixed Exhibition, Scottish Craft Centre, Edinburgh 1989 - Mixed Exhibition, SSWA, Edinburgh 1985 - Mixed Exhibition, Fair Maids, Perth 1984 - Mixed Exhibition, Compass Gallery, Glasgow Artist talks 2006 - Digital Perceptions Conference, Collins Gallery, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow 2006 - Rural networking, Birnham Arts Centre, Perth Visual Arts, Birnham, Perth 2006 - Scottish Executive Education Department Annual Conference, Jordanhill College, University of Strathclyde 2004 - A-N Rural Networking Conference, Cove Park, Argyll Workshops 2005 - Art animate workshops, Angus Digital Media Centre, Brechin 2004 - Tutor in Art and Design, Brodick Castle, National Trust for Scotland, Isle of Arran Residencies 2005 - Digital textile artist in residence, St Andrew's Academy, Saltcoats 2004 - Craftsperson in residence, Lochgilphead High School, Lochgilphead 2003 - Artist in residence, Cluster Primaries, Maybole Public commissions 2003 - WW2 commemoration wall panel, L'aigle Museum, Caen, France Projects 2007 - Shorelines; a research project with Dr Cathy Treadaway, UWIC, UWIC, National UK Competitions, prizes and awards 2009 - Hi-Arts Award for Artists, Hi-Arts, Inverness 2008 - Hope Scott Trust Award, Hope Scott Trust, Edinburgh 2007 - Grant for research into creative digital processes, Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, Arran and Wales 2006 - AIE start up award, studio, Arran, Isle of Arran 2005 - Professional development award, Scottish Arts Council, Hi-Arts, DCA, USA 2004 - Professional development award, Scottish Arts Council, Challenging Crafts, University, Aberdeen 2003 - Develop Craft Ayrshire and Hi-Arts artists awards, North Ayrshire and Highlands and Islands, USA and Netherlands 2003 - Professional Development Award, Scottish Arts Council, USA and Netherlands 1975 - Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee Educational experience - primary 2006 - Associate Lecturer Art & Design, University of Paisley, Ayr Campus Educational experience - tertiary 2006 - Associate lecturer, University of the West of Scotland, Ayr Campus 2006 - Visiting lecturer, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Lincoln School of Art & Design, Dundee and Lincoln 2004 - Art and Design Tutor, Argyll College and James Watt College, North Ayrshire Other 2008 - Director , CraftScotland, Edinburgh

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