Margaret Maclellan

 

Exhibitions

 

Annual "Art on the Map" Studio Trail, North Uist

 

2010 Seacourt Print Workshop Winter Exhibition

2010 Art On the Map annual North Uist

2009 Mclellan Festival ,Corrie Arts, Isle of Arran

2009 Light, Taigh Chearsabhagh Arts Centre and Museum (Solo Exhibition)

2008 Inchmore Gallery Inverness

2007 March-April SSA at RSA

2007 July-Aug.  Taigh Chearsabhagh Café Exhibition

2006 July-Aug. Art on The Map, Old Shop Tigh A’ Ghearraidh

2004 July-Aug. Art on The Map

2002 February-March Gold Gallery, Edinburgh

2002 March –April Frames Contemporary Gallery, Perth

2002 Print Exhibition An Tuireann, Skye

2000 Highlands and Islands Open, Artm. Inverness

 

1999 Ealan An Ghaeldheal, An Lanntair

1999 Celtic Connections, Concert Hall, Glasgow

1999 Royal Scottish Society of Watercolour Painters, at RSA

1998 Royal Scottish Society of Watercolour Painters , at RSA

1998 Frames Contemporary Gallery, Perth

1998 Highlands and Islands Open, Inverness, (Touring )

1998 Proispeact nan Eilean, Taigh Chearsabhagh

1998 Seallaidhean Eileanach/Island Aspects, An Lanntair, Lewis

1997 Land Sea & Story, Queens Hall, Edinburgh

1997 Barbican Print Exhibition, London

1997 Chicago Print Exhibition,USA

1997 Landscapes from the West, Taigh Chearsabhagh

1997 Edge of the North Wind IV, Morven Gallery, Lewis

1996 Suil Uibhist, Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

1996 Threads, Taigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist

1995 Edge of the North Wind, Morven Gallery, Lewis

1994 The Twa Maggies, Frames Contemporary Gallery,Perth

 

 

Workshops/ Residencies

 

2014 May Broad Reach (Atlas ArtsProject) Vija Celmins Artist Rooms School workshops

2014 April Broad Reach (Atlas ArtsProject) Schools workshop

2014 May Family Day Workshop with Greer Pederson Broad Reach (Atlas Arts Project ( Lets Talk about Space)

2014 May Print Making Masterclass, Taigh Chearsabhagh, Broad Reach

2014 April Photopolymer Intaglio, Taigh Chearsabhagh Print workshop

2010 Sept.-Nov. Seacourt Print Workshop, Bangor Co. Down; Residency

2009 Life Drawing, The Princes Trust, Kensington Palace, London

2008 September: The Triangle Trust 3islands International Workshop in Newton House, North Uist: Residency

2008 April; Triangle Trust workshop Hoy, Orkney: Residency

 

 

Biography

 

Qualifications

 

1987-BAHons (Drawing and Painting), Edinburgh College of Art

 

Prizes and Awards

2012/13 Visual Arts Award.

2011  Visual Arts Award

2009  Visual Arts Award Hi-Arts

1998  Saffrey Champness Landscape Award

1997  The Balavulin Art Group Award

1984  Andrew Grant Award (Drawing and Painting) Edinburgh Collage of Art

Margaret Maclellan graduated in Drawing and Painting from Edinburgh Collage of Art in 1987. She now works in the Outer Hebrides where not only is the challenging landscape of perennial interest but it’s layers of culture, history and nature help inform her work.

 

Drawing, painting and printmaking underpin her creative practice.

 

Engagment with materials is an important part of Margaret's creative process. She works with oil paints, watercolours, charcoal, graphite and with printmaking techniques such as mono print, etching, photopolymer and blind embossing.

 

In her recent botanically related work, she has sourced materials from her garden and the wild, where the two converge and with images which tie-in with her research. These are an evocation: of personal memory, of family threads and of human interaction with plants.

 

In some of her recent work she has explored surfaces, textures and shapes of plants.

Acknowledging the complete life cycle, the exquisite decay of leaves and petals are examined in ink; flowers are deconstructed, their form transformed and reconstructed on paper.

 

 

Her time is divided between her own practice and part time teaching.