EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS

Selected Exhibitions

 

Hermit House (solo)

Summerhall, Edinburgh

2018

Shelter Stone – The Artist and the Mountain

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh / Mountain Bothy Association

2017/18

 

Between Places

Moray School of Art, Elgin

2014

Between the Late and the Early
Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2013

Invocations
(curated)
Roseangle Gallery, Dundee

2013
 

Sounding Drawing

Lang Byre Gallery, Aberdeenshire

2012


Cheer Up! It's not the end of the world...
(curated)
Edinburgh Printmakers

2012

The Scottish Summer Exhibition
The Fleming Collection, London

2011

The Fire Part of Fire
Outbye Gallery, Pittenweem Arts Festival

2011

Alchemy Festival of Film & Moving Image
Hawick

2011

A Skye Hauntography
Resident 11, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2011

Nemeton
(curated)
The Rediscovery of Highland Art, City Art Centre, Edinburgh

2010

Prints of Darkness
(curated)
Edinburgh Printmakers, toured internationally

2010

Opiate for the People
Sunbear Gallery, Edinburgh

2010

Heavy Metal Mouth
Torpichen Street Gallery, Edinburgh

2009

Eskimo
Eskmills Gallery, Musselburgh, Edinburgh

2008

Highland
Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2007

No More Stars
Edinburgh College of Art

2007

You Do Voodoo
West Barns Gallery, Dunbar

2007

Infernal Methods
(solo)
Generator Art Space, Dundee

2006

Dr Skin
Perth Museum & Art Gallery

 2005

Fieldnotes & Sketchbooks
Aberdeen Art Gallery

2005

Kaleidoscope
Contemporary Art Space, Osaka, Japan

2005

Blind Sight
(curated)
Centrespace, Visual Research Centre, Dundee Contemporary Art and Titanik Gallery, Turku, Finland, toured internationally

2005

Fire and Brimstone
Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh

2004

Knights of the Holy Contact
Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow

2003

An Leabhar Mor / The Great Book of Gaelic
An Lanntair, Stornoway, toured internationally

2002

Audio Alchemy
(curated)
Centrespace, Visual Research Centre, Dundee Contemporary Art

2001

 

Presence / Laithearachd
(solo)
An Lanntair, Stornoway

1996

Calanais
An Lanntair, Stornoway, toured internationally

1996

 

Selected Projects

Cheer Up! It’s not the end of the world…

Exhibition and publication, co-curated with Sarah-Manning Shaw, Edinburgh Printmakers, August – September 2012.

Presenting the work of selected international artists who explore ideas about the end of the world, apocalypse, finality, the death of thought, or related eschatological concerns.

Prints and other media by Jake and Dinos Chapman, Gordon Cheung, Damien Hirst,  Andy Warhol, Ricky Allman, Martin Barrett, Etienne Clement, David Faithfull, Konstantin Kalinovich, Kris Kuksi, Lori Nix

Hard backed limited edition catalogue published by Edinburgh Printmakers with commissioned essays by Norman Shaw and Kevin Whitesides. ISBN 978-0-9541530-4-5.


Prints of Darkness

New commissions, exhibition, publication and tour. Funded by Scottish Arts Council and the Carnegie Trust, co-curated with Sarah-Manning Cordwell (Edinburgh Printmakers) and Edward Summerton (University of Dundee) for Edinburgh Printmakers.

Edinburgh Printmakers, 17 July – 04 September 2010;Matthew Gallery University of Dundee, 13 November - 11 December 2010; The Changing Room, Stirling, 12 May - 25 June 2011; Engramme, Quebec, Canada, 28 October – 11 December 2011; RhylLibrary Arts Centre, North Wales, 21 January - 25 February 2012; Pallant House Gallery; West Sussex, England, 21 August - 21 October 2012.

An investigation of the impact of record cover art on visual artists. Twelve artists were commissioned to produce one print in record-cover format as a response to the research theme. Artists: Andrew Cranston, Tommy Crooks, Malcy Duff, Duncan Marquiss, Lee O'Connor, Chris Orr, Norman Shaw, Edward Summerton, The Lonely Piper, Andy Wake, Mark Wallace, with Vicky Bennett, AKA People Like Us. Project included a related events programme including Instruments of Darkness - a night of iconoclastic music and performance programmed by the curators and featuring artists and their associates from the exhibition.

Included commissioned t-shirts and badges from each artist, a limited edition 12" picture vinyl record, housed in a boxed-set with fold-out poster and commissioned texts and artwork by Norman Shaw and text by Vicki Bennett. ISBN 978-0-9541530-2-1.


Nemeton

Artist Book (338 pages), published by Nemeton, 2010.An exploration of relationships between place, consciousness, and epistemologies, through a collaborative tour of selected sites around the Highlands of Scotland, resulting in interrogation of marginal and esoteric aspects of the contemporary Highland landscape. Essays and images by Norman Shaw, plus commissioned texts by Murdo Macdonald, The Lonely Piper, and Tommy Crooks, and images by Edward Summerton, Murdo Macdonald, Lee O’Connor and Tommy Crooks.

Produced for ‘Window to the West’ five-year research project, funded by AHRC and led by Prof Murdo Macdonald. ISBN 978-0-9568242-0-2

The book complemented the ‘Nemeton’ exhibition curated by Norman Shaw as part of the Window to the West exhibition ‘The Rediscovery of Highland Art’, curated by Arthur Watson and Murdo Macdonald (Nov 2010 to March 2011, City Art Centre, Edinburgh). The ‘Nemeton’ exhibition contained works by all of the artists involved in the ‘Nemeton’ project, including a video installation and drawings by Norman Shaw.


A Skye Hauntography
Exhibition of drawings exploring visual aspects of the hauntological landscapes of the Isle Skye.

An investigation of cleared village hauntings, and of relationships between folk etymologies of the Isle of Skye and the mythic landscapes of Ossian and HP Lovecraft.

Part of the ‘Resident 11’ exhibition (Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, October 2011). This work was produced ona Royal Scottish Academy Artists Research Residency at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Gaelic College on the Isle of Skye, funded by Scottish Arts Council, May - December 2010.