Approved: 16.08.2006

Ally Wallace

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

I create work in response to chosen architectural locations - mainly working on site to record the character of a place using observational drawing and video. 

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    Biography

    I create work in response to chosen architectural locations - mainly working on site to record the character of a place using observational drawing and video. 

    A central part of my recent practice has been to initiate my own residency projects, in situations that provide the subject matter for my work, in a wide range of locations including an architect's office, a science laboratory and a seaside pavilion. I am interested in architecture and in the relationship between buildings and their usage.

    In addition to my self directed practice, I have undertaken a number of large scale public art commissions over the years, mainly for new hospitals.

    CV & Education

    Born in Lanark. Currently based in Glasgow.

     

    Education

    1996-98. M.A. (with Distinction) Site-Specific Sculpture, Wimbledon College of Art.

    1982-85. B.A. (Hons), Painting, University of Sunderland.

    1981-82. Foundation Diploma, Cumbria College of Art & Design.

     

    Website www.allywallace.co.uk

     

    FORTHCOMING

    2017

    'Low Rise, High Function', Solo exhibition as outcome of residency, Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling.

    'Bonnington'. Solo project at Civic House, Glasgow and Bonnington power station, Lanark. Part of Architecture Fringe.

    Showing 'Animated Bertoia' (2017) at Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, Canada.

     

    SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS

    2016

    'Station Mix', Stallan-Brand Architects, Oxford House, Glasgow.

    'Travelogue', Art Gene, Barrow-in-Furness.

    2015

    'Imaging', Memorial Chapel, University of Glasgow.

    'Seaside Modernity', Rothesay Pavilion, Isle of Bute.

    2014

    'Connected Parts', Lillie Gallery, Milngavie, Glasgow.

    2013

    ‘Case by Case’, Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Coatbridge.

    2012

    ‘In Indigo Set’, Summerhall, Edinburgh Art Festival.

    ‘Martyrs’ School Studies’, Martyrs’ School, Glasgow.

    ‘Details’, Skypark, Glasgow.

    2011

    ‘Pavilionality’, The Briggait Project Space, Glasgow.

    ‘Hour Song’, Ateliers Hoherweg, Dusseldorf, Germany.

    2010

    ‘Modblocks’, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art.

    2009

    ‘Interchange’, Project Slogan Gallery, Aberdeen.

    ‘Studio project 18’, Market Gallery, Glasgow.

    2008

    ‘Stuck Cities’, Victoria Baths, Manchester.

    ‘Multi Module’, Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow.

    ‘Jet Blush’, Art and Design Gallery, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield.

    2007

    Jipb Cube’, Jarnac, France & Ichinomiya, Japan.

    2006

    ‘Jipb Cube’, An Tuireann, Isle of Skye & Bovlingbjerg, Denmark,

    ‘Cromikka Bits’, GSS, Glasgow.

    2005

    ‘Test Strips’, Project Room, Glasgow.

    2004

    ‘Foiled’, VSF, Woodlands Road, Glasgow.

    ‘Blink 3’, Market Gallery, Glasgow.

    2003

    ‘Govan Gathering Light’, Pearce Institute, Glasgow.

    2002

    ‘On The Hoof’, Waygood Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

    'Strands', Globe Gallery, North Shields.

    'Blinds', Metro Station, Tynemouth.

    2001

    ‘Pixellation’, Space Banana, Birmingham.

    'Here Now', Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.

    'Grass', Queen of Hungary, Norwich.

    2000

    ‘Now You See it...’, The International 3, Manchester.

    'Groundswell', 291 Gallery, London.

    'Blow Up, Ferens Gallery, (with Hull Time Based Arts), Hull.

    'Puffer', Sneinton Market, Nottingham.

    1999

    ‘Groundswell’, The Changing Room, Stirling.

    1998

    ‘UV Flood’, ASC Studios, London.

    1997

    ‘Yellow’, Islington Arts factory, London.

    1996

    ‘Big fans’, The Conductors’ Hallway, London.

    1995

    'Spinner 2', Gallery 2, Bradford.

    'Satellite', Blackthorpe Barn, Bury St. Edmunds.

    ‘Spinner’, Contact Gallery, Norwich.

    1994

    ‘The Floaters’, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton.

    'Skulls', Maze Gallery, Brighton.

    1993

    ‘Animator 2’, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh.

    1992

    ‘Animator’, Citizens’ Studios, Edinburgh.

    1987

    ‘Way out East’, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh.

     

    SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2017

    'May Day…', Test Space, Spike Island, Bristol.

    2016

    'Moving On', The Old Hairdresser's, Glasgow.

    '100', Dovehill Studios, Glasgow.

    'Cultural Materialists', Knight Webb Gallery, London.

    2015

    'Volume 2', Queen's Park Music Club, Glasgow.

    'The Locale', McCune Smith, Glasgow.

    'We Shape Our Buildings...', with Paper Gallery, London Art fair.

    2012

    CAVE Art Fair, Liverpool.

    ‘ALL’, Mitchell Library, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art.

    ‘New perspectives’, Pollok House, Glasgow.

    2011

    House for an Art Lover, Glasgow.

    Vault Art Fair, Glasgow.

    2010

    ‘Glasgow’, 2 person show with Kirsten Krueger, Plan-D, Dusseldorf, Germany.

    2009

    ‘Deep Breaths’, Govanhill Baths, Glasgow.

    2009

    ‘TAS’, Piece Hall, Halifax.

    2007

    ‘Available 4’, Kunstschnee, Vienna, Austria.

    ‘Blend’, Galerie in Zabo, Nuremberg, Germany.

    ‘Gold Members’, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh.

    2006

    ‘Available 3’, Gallery Camelot, Krakow, Poland.

    ‘Members’ Show’, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.

    2005

    ‘Synthetic Reality’, Bury St. Edmunds Art Gallery.

    ‘Grid Ideas...’, 2 person show with Doris Voetter, Intermedia, Glasgow.

    2004

    ‘Trust’, WASPS, Glasgow.

    ‘Field Day’, Waxham Barn, Norfolk.

    2003

    ‘Jerwood Sculpture Prize Shortlist’, Jerwood Space, London & Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham.

    'Max 5', Cafe Gallery Projects, London.

    2002

    ‘No Sleep Until Hammersmith’, Central Space, London.

    'WO1', Arts Centre, Washington, Tyne & Wear.

    'Surface Tourist', Arthouse, London.

    'Capital', The Lighting Centre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

    2000

    ‘Nothing But The Truth’, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth.

    1999

    ‘Node 5 + 5’, NGCA, Sunderland.

    1998

    ‘Blackout’, Worsley’s Warehouse, London.

    1996

    ‘Northern Lights’, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh.

    1995

    ‘Inspirit’, Museum & Art Gallery, Maidstone.

    1994

    ‘Cogs & Cams’, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne.

    1993

    ‘Inside Outside’, Gardner Centre, Brighton.

    1992

    ‘Moving On’, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal.

    1991

    ‘SSA Revisited’, Crawford Arts Centre, St. Andrews.

    1990

    ‘Christmas Show’, Seagate Gallery, Dundee.

    1989

    SSA, The Mound, Edinburgh.

    1988

    ‘Four Painters’, Gallery 202, London.

    1987

    ‘Fairweather Friends’, Calton Studios, Edinburgh.

     

    RESIDENCIES

    2016-17

    University of Stirling, Pathfoot building.

    2015-16

    Thistle Foundation, Edinburgh.

    2014-15

    Leverhulme Artist Residency, Institute of Molecular, Cell & Systems Biology, University of Glasgow.

    2014

    Cove Park, Argyll & Bute.

    2013 Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Coatbridge.

    2012-13

    Botany Department, University of Glasgow.

    2012

    Scottish Opera, Glasgow.

    RMJM Architects, Glasgow.

    2011-12

    Martyrs’ School, Glasgow.

    2011

    Ateliers Hoherweg, Dusseldorf, Germany.

    2009

    Market Gallery, Glasgow.

    2008

    Victoria Baths, Manchester.

    2003

    Rufford Country Park, Newark.

    2002

    WASPS Studios, Glasgow.

    2002

    Heritage Centre, Motherwell.

    2001

    Burghley House and Sculpture Garden, Stamford.

     

    AWARDS

    2016

    Creative Scotland, Open Project Fund.

    2014

    Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Individual Support Grant.

    2014

    Glasgow City Council, Visual Arts Grant.

    2012

    Creative Scotland, Quality production Grant.

    2011

    The Hope Scott Trust, Visual Arts Award.

    Glasgow City Council, Visual Arts Grant.

    2010

    Glasgow City Council, Visual Arts Grant.

    2009

    Oppenheim - John Downes Award.

    2008

    Glasgow City Council, Visual Arts Grant.

    2007

    Scottish Arts Council, Creative and Professional Development Award.

    2003

    Glasgow City Council, Visual Arts Grant.

    2001

    Northern Arts, Open Access Grant.

    2000

    Montgomery Sculpture Trust Prize.

    1999

    Northern Arts, Visual Arts Award.

    1995

    South East Arts, Direct Support Grant.

    1994

    South East Arts, Direct Support Grant.

     

    PUBLIC ART PROJECTS

    2014

    New Southmead Hospital, Bristol.

    Cairns Primary School, Cambuslang.

    2009

    Lead Artist - New Victoria Hospital, Glasgow.

    2007

    New Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, Brighton.

    2006

    Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow .

    2005

    New City General Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent.

    Napier Building, Glasgow .

    New Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital.

    Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

    2004

    New Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital.

    Staff Refectory, Glasgow School of Art.

    2003

    WASPS Studios, Glasgow.

    Rufford Country Park, Newark.

    Chiltern Sculpture Trail, Oxfordshire.

    2002

    Heritage Centre, Motherwell.

    2001

    Burghley House and Sculpture Garden, Stamford.

    Woodend Museum, Scarborough.

    RIBA West Midlands, installation at Ipsley Middle School, Redditch.