Approved: 16.08.2006

Chrissie Heughan

Artist, Maker, Gallery educator

Approved: 16.08.2006

Initially studied drawing and printmaking at Edinburgh College of Art, 1995. Whilst searching for interesting surfaces to print upon, I experimented with paper pulps and became absorbed with the making of and process of hand cast paper. The process underpinned work for my degree and I used richly dyed paper for a series of dynamic printed hangings. Life 'after art school' started in 1996, when I ran

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  • Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Activities: Primary education, Higher education, Adult education, Lecturing, Residencies, Workshops, Learning programmes, Disability arts, Participatory projects, Private commissions, Gallery education
  • Categories: Drawing, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles
  • Tags: contemporary hand cast paper, artisan paper making, cast paper works, paper lights, sketchbook tuition, specialist studio teachings, coloured paper pulps, paper with plants, silkscreen and lino cut prints, japanese kozo paper
 
 
 

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    Biography

    Initially studied drawing and printmaking at Edinburgh College of Art, 1995. Whilst searching for interesting surfaces to print upon, I experimented with paper pulps and became absorbed with the making of and process of hand cast paper. The process underpinned work for my degree and I used richly dyed paper for a series of dynamic printed hangings. Life 'after art school' started in 1996, when I ran a series of paper making workshops for Waverley Care Trust, (those affected by the HIV virus). Since 1997, I have had a studio at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop working with paper pulps to form surfaces to print, collage upon or build new forms. In 2005 I began making some bronze casts of folded paper origami, playing with the notion of transience and permanence; tenuous paper as opposed to the bulk of metal. These opposites reflect in the making process; paper requires much water and metal casting requires fire. Professional teaching has been with Edinburgh College of Art, including printmaking, mixed media, drawing and sketchbook work as well as paper construction.

    CV & Education

    Qualifications and training

    Bronze Casting, Royal Academy, the Worshipful Company of Founders, Piccadilly, London 1995 B.A. Hons Fine Art, Drawing and Printmaking, Edinburgh College of Art/Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh.

    Professional

    Council member of Society of Scottish Artists (2205 - 2208); hanging and arranging and selection committe member current 2015. Committe member Fife Dunfermline Print Workshop 2016

    Solo exhibitions

    2006  Paper and Tea (Works with paper), Patriothall gallery (WASPS) Ltd  

    1997  Komodo, Central Library, Edinburgh.

    1997  Queens Hall, Edinburgh

    1996  Studio One, Edinburgh.

    Collaborations

    2015 unabridged, The Quay Gallery, Fife.

    Group exhibitions

    2015  React-Reflect–Respond, Perth Museum and Art Gallery; The Garden Path, Falkland, Fife; Edinburgh Art Fair; Fire Station, Dunfermline; Workshopshop Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.

    2014  Experience Bronze, Milton Art Gallery, Banchory, Aberdeenshire; In a Jiffy, Meffan Gallery and Institute, Forfar, SSA Professional Members Exhibition

    2012  Society of Scottish Artists, Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

    2011  Royal Scottish Academy OPEN, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

    2010  Hong Kong Grafic, HKGraficArtsWorshop, Hong Kong Island

    2009  A Sense of Place, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh; SSA Vision, Vision Building, Dundee; The Royal Scottish Academy, RSA, Edinburgh

    2008  Print Silver, Adam Smith Institute, Kirkcaldy Fife

    2007  Survey, Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh; The Royal Scottish Academy Open, RSA, Edinburgh

    2006  Street Museum, Paper Art Village Project, Mino City, Japan

    2005  Drawn to Making, West Kilbride Community Initiative, Scotland;  Magazine - Scottish Contemporary Art, Edinburgh Arts Festival, Edinburgh;  Royal Scottish Academy Open, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

    2002  Eastern Edges, Fife,Scotland

    2001  Art Now, Gracefield Art Centre, Dumfries; Kunst - Paper Art Village project, Mino Washi Museum, Gifu, Japan;  Paper Over The Cracks, Scotland

    2000  Connections, Fruitmarket - the gallery bookshop, Edinburgh

    1999  Pagemakers, UK

    1998  Scottish Spirit, Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Philadelphia, USA

    1997 - Cross-Reference, Applied Art and Contemporary Scottish Printmaking 1997 - East/West, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries

    1996 100%, Contemporary Scottish Design; A Sense of Place, Society of Scottish Artists, Smith Institute, Stirling; Islands, Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop, Edinburgh;

    1995  Young Blood, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries;  Invited Artist, Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

    Workshops 

    2015 Paper Casting Perth Museum and Art Gallery; Mould making/paper casting Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

    2012  Art in a Box, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh

    2010  sketchbook for portfolio, edinburgh college of art/centre for continuing studies, edinburgh

    2008 Mixed Media, Mark Making and Collage, Centre for Continuing Studies, Edinburgh College of Art

    2007  Paper making from plants, South West Community Woodland Trust - Taliesin, Castle Douglas 

    Residencies

    2002  Studio Centre Residency, Vermont Studio Centre, Johnston, Vermont, USA

    2001 Japan, Japanese Cultural Affairs, Mino, Japan

    Competitions, prizes and awards

    2010  Professional Development, Scottish Arts Council Crafts Award, Edinburgh

    2007  Friends of The Royal Scottish Academy Award, Friends of the RSA, Edinburgh

    2006  Professional Development Award, Scottish Arts Council

    2005  Professional Development Award - Bronze Casting, Edinburgh Council eca/esw

    Educational experience

    Primary 2009 - Arts Activities/workshop leader, The Fruitmarket Gallery

    2004  Mixed media - masks, Edinburgh Primary Schools, Edinburgh Zoo

    2003 - Indian Scroll Painting, Primary Schools Edinburgh, Ocean Terminal Edinburgh

    Secondary 2003, 2009 - Paper construction, Portobello High School, Edinburgh

    2003 - Mixed media, Trinity Academy, Edinburgh