What am I doing now?
I have returned to my first love drawing.
There are three reasons, I find that I now have the time to revisit ideas from an earlier very productive time of my life and develop and resolve the images I have never really been able to put to rest over the last 30 years or so. The second reason is that the partnership I had developed over the last 20 years and which has been in the last few years a reasonably successful public art business is coming to an end through economic times and personal problems. The third reason is that I have found a resonance in the present with the ideas that I wish to revisit and this to me brings a certain kind of validation (obviously only in my mind) in that they seem relevant to the current condition. I also have to acknowledge that my collaborative project “Shadow Laughter” has awakened or opened my eyes again to possibilities and ways to develop ideas that have been closed down over the years of other activity.
I am an Artist and a Digital Addict. Forever I am looking and making and hoping that my passage through this life has meaning however small.
I am a romantic at heart, I love the atmospheric, the shrouded mist, the history and the landscape of imagination where we attempt to make connections between what we believe should be and what really is.
Hamish studied at
1994-96 - Leeds Metropolitan University, MA in Art and Design.
1984-85 - Grays School of Art, Aberdeen, Post-Graduate Diploma (Highly Commended).
1979-83 - Grays School of Art, Aberdeen, Diploma in Art (Sculpture).
CV & Education
2005 - Green-propeller, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe
2004 - Green-propeller, Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, Doncaster
2003 - Accenture UK Ltd. (works on 6 month loan to London Office), Accenture UK Ltd, London
2003 - Green-propeller, Gateway Internet Caf-Bar, York
2002 - Green-propeller, The Cooper Gallery, Barnsley
2001 - The Rime, Axis Gallery, Leeds, Yorkshire
1991 - Endangered Species, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden, Aberdeenshire
2005 - Digital Art Show, Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Novosibirsk. Russia
2005 - Sculptors Drawing, Burghley House Sculpture Garden and Stamford Arts centre, Burghley House and Stamford Arts centre
2005 - Shadows and Dust, The Castleford Project, Castleford
2005 - Under the Bridge, The Castleford Project, Castleford
2003 - Atrium projection programme, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell
2003 - Dorset Digital Arts Festival, Various on CDrom, Dorset
2003 - Group Show, Selby Abbey, Selby, North Yorkshire
2003 - Photosynthesis, The Ropewalk Gallery, Burton-upon-Humber
2002 - Pixxelpoint 2002 International Computer Art Festival, City Gallery of Nova Gorica, Slovenia
2001 - Members Choice, and Arthouse Exhibition, Doncaster Art Gallery
2001 - Pixxelpoint 2001, International Computer Art Festival, City Gallery of Nova Gorica, Slovenia
2001 - The FasT-uk aspect of INTERSCULPT 2001, The Righton Gallery, Manchester
2001 - Waving not drowning, group show of work to do with the sea, Quay Arts, Isle of Wight, Summer Show
2000 - April-July Digital Expressions, 3 venues North Wales Gallery Network
2000 - Rijkebusch Arts, Aartvark Gallery, Dewsbury, Yorkshire
1998 - Play, Stromness Library, Stromness, Orkney, (part of St Magnus Festival)
1996 - November/January, Moment of Illustion, joint show with Michael Powell, Doncaster Art Gallery and Museum
1996 - September, MA (Graduates) exhibition, The fragment reveals the hole, Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery
1994 - Magnetic indifference, Flaxman Gallery, Staffordshire University, (work for research associate post)
1994 - Two natures, joint show with Ailsa Magnus, Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney
1993 - Contemporary 93, The Dick Institute Annual Exhibition, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow
1993 - Scottish Society of Artists, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
1993 - SSA goes west, Phillip's Auction Rooms, Glasgow
1992 - (Installation in Green Room), Scottish Society of Artists, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2011 - Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining, Leicestershire County Council, Open Museum, Held in the Hand tactile resource box, Sherrier Centre
2011 - Watermarks and Stepping Stones, Milton Keynes Council, Wolverton Mill
2010 - Fingertip Search, West Midlands Police, Bilston Police Station
2010 - Primary Flare, Equity Solutions and Partners Ltd, Royton Health and Wellbeing Centre, Oldham