Exhibitions

 

2014-2015 Scottish Nature - contemporary collection of wall canvas images of favourite scottish nature.

 

2014 Baltasound hotel - Art textile hangings and paintings for the hotel rooms that take their inspiration from Shetland.



2004 Textiles in the garden - woven wire sculptures for the garden.

 

2013 New Directions-projection exhibition.

 

2013 Where two waves Meet- Climate Change textile commission and video.

 

2013 Loch Life-Pretty in Pink set of three jellyfish sculptures.

 

2012 Text-Isle Swap box exhibition, Bohoga Gallery

 

2011 The fight a collaborative experimental exhibition with Samantha Jack,
Sail Loft, Shetland Museum.


2010 Pittenweem Arts Festival, Fife, Scotland


2010 Sumburgh Lighthouse, under the sea installation


2010 Winter Warmth Falkirk, Scotland


2009 Open Studio, Textile Sea, A selection of knitted and woven textile marine inspired sculptures.


2009 Mailboats, a collaborative project and exhibition with artists and writers in Shetland and Orkney.


2008 COAST Visual Arts Festival, Bamff and Macduff, Scotland (I exhibited work at the Aquarium and at the Art Fair in the Town Hall)


2008 Weddings exhibition, glow in the dark concept wedding dress and veil, Bonhoga Gallery
2008 Bonhoga Gallery Café, Art to go display.


2008 Sumburgh Light House, I exhibited at the light house for RSPB National Nature week.


2008 Lights in The Ocean, Da Gaddery, Lerwick – A large scale installation exhibition, 9th Feb – 10th March 2008
Exhibition review link: http://www.shetlandtoday.co.uk/Shetlandtimes/content_details.asp?ContentID=25262


2008 Fresh, Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale Mill - exhibition of contemporary art and craft Feb – March (work from this exhibition was nominated for Shetland Arts award)


2007 Featured Online Designer, Part two New Designers, London.


2007 New Designers, BA Degree show, The Business Design Centre


2007 Seeing for the first time installation, degree show, Shearers Shed, Lerwick


2007 Botanical Impressions, watercolours, Bigton Art Café


2007 Tribute to Jessie Sinclair, mixed media textiles, Healthcrafts


2007 Found Objects Past and Present, mixed media textiles, Gilbert Bain Hospital.


2007 Mixed Media / Gallery Textiles, Hoswick Visitor Centre


2007 Exhibition at Aviemore Country Resort


2006 UHI Show Case, Mount Stuart, Bute



RELATED ART PROJECTS AND WORKSHOPS

 

I have a disclosure certificate for working with children and have undertaken Child Protection training 2 and 3


Shetland Museum – sea life sculpture workshops


Shetland Arts – Portage, Community workshops and schools programme using weave and knit in an art context.


Shetland Museum - weave workshop linked to the Gunnister man exhibition


Shetland Museum workshops – Bruck weaving, woven friendship braids, wildlife in wire, Viking boat sculptures, willow sculptures, mural painting


Child and family day, Lerwick - Indigenous crafts weaving workshop and nature weaving.


Centre for Creative Industries, Yell – exploring art, Up Helli Aa and weave. 


Arts Play – The Discovery Box – installation tool for working with children


Arts Play – various art and weave projects in schools and nurseries.


Sandwick senior youth club - Fashion textile project and bruck tapestry


Sandwick junior youth club - Set of four craft sessions


Hoswick visitors centre - Consultative project looking at redesigning the internal space to incorporate a new art gallery wing.


Shetland Museum, Lerwick - Mixed media art textile for museum dining table


Arts Play Initiative - implementing sciart projects in preschool and school groups.

 

QUALIFICATIONS (post – school)


Tresham College, Corby, Certificate in teaching basic skills, 2001 and introduction to counselling skills.

 

Shetland College, Lerwick, National Certificate in Art and Design, 2004

 

Shetland College, Lerwick, Higher National Diploma in Contemporary Textiles, 2006


Shetland College, Lerwick, BA in Contemporary Textiles, Distinction, 2007

COMMISSIONS

 

​I have completed many commission canvas and sketch commissions for clients capturing pets and favourite animals.

Set of woven sculptures, private commission.


Set of three contemporary church falls, St Mary’s Church, Kirkentilloch.


Experimental LED, fibre optic and Glow in the dark monofilament lace samples (The most successful sample was developed for a wedding dress, private commission.)


Nightclub UV jewellery, private commission


Woven Wall Hanging, private commission

 

AWARDS, SCHOLORSHIPS, GRANTS

 

I was selected out of over 200 students and given the chance to exhibit my work as a featured on line designer at New Designers part 2, Islington, London.
I was shortlisted for a UHI Innovative business idea award for `The Discovery Box`.
Shetland Arts award for nominated pieces in the Fresh exhibition.

PUBLICATIONS

My work at New Designers was reviewed in Blue Print magazine.
My latest exhibition was reviewed in The Shetland Times.
I have a six-page article in a book published in April 2008 in Chinese and English called 100 Great Design Ideas by Cynthia Tseng.