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Biography

Alastair studied drawing and painting at Edinburgh College of Art working with mixed-media, including printmaking. After a postgraduate diploma he became heavily involved in printmaking. Since 1992 he has worked at Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop, initially as the Lithography Technician and now as the Studio Director.  Within this busy studio, his position often involves working collaboratively with other artists, assisting each in the generation of their image, and editioning their work as part of the Edinburgh Printmakers print publishing programme. In 1995 he attended the Tamarind Institute of Lithography, Summer Workshop, New Mexico.

Having taght part time at Edinburgh College of Art for seven years, Alastair continues to teach at Edinburgh Printmakers, running courses in Stone and Plate Lithography and Digital Printmaking. You can see how I do it from watching my YouTube videos:

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1968 Born in Glasgow, Scotland

1986-90 BA (Hons), Drawing and Painting, Edinburgh College of Art

1990-91 Post-Graduate in Drawing Painting and Printmaking, Edinburgh College of Art

1995 Tamarind Institute of Lithography, Summer Workshop

 

Selected awards:

2003 Scottish Arts Council Professional Development Award

2002 Dundee Contemporary Arts, Print Open Exhibition Prizewinner

1997 Prizewinner ‘The Joseph Bonnar’ award, Society of Scottish Artists

1997 Nominated as Professional member of the Society of Scottish Artists

1995 Scottish Arts Council Travel Award

1994 Openshaw Printmaking Residency, Lowick House, Cumbria

1994 Prizewinner, Out of the Blue Gallery- Open Exhibition, Edinburgh

1991 Andrew Grant Post Graduate Travel Scholarship

 

Teaching and professional experience:

2007 Guest Speaker, National Galleries of Scotland, Lunchtime lectures

2006-present Assistant Director, Edinburgh Printmakers

2003-2006 Studio Co-ordinator, Edinburgh Printmakers

2001  Visiting artist, Columbus State University, Georgia USA

1999-2001 Elected Council member of the Society of Scottish Artists

1995-2003 Lecturer in printmaking, Edinburgh College of Art

1992-2003 Lithography technician, Edinburgh Printmakers

1992 Studio technician, Edinburgh Printmakers

Publications and articles:

2011 Artists & Illustrators, November Issue, Hot of the press feature, page 19

2007 Edinburgh Printmakers, 40 Years of Original Prints,

ISBN 978 0 9541530 1 4

2007 Stone, Plate, Grease, Water. International Contemporary Lithography, ISBN 978 1 899095 25 4

2005 A Perpetual Portfolio,ISBN 0 9547025 0 6

2004 Pressing forward, contemporary printmaking in Scotland, ISBN 0 906 272 882

2003   From the atmosphere, Alastair Clark, CD-ROM

2003 Interactions, a portfolio of lithographs by twelve artists, CD-ROM, Edinburgh Printmakers

2003 Printmaking Today, spring issue, 2 page article

1992 History, The Mag Collection, Image-based art in the late twentieth century, ISBN 0 904490 26 2

 

Group Print Folios:

2008 The Machine Stops, shown at the Southern Graphics Conference , Richmond Virginia, USA, March 2008

2005 Perpetual Print Folio, Large-format Digital print folio produced with University of West England

2001   Interactions, a portfolio of lithographs by 12 artists, published by Edinburgh Printmakers

1992 The Edinburgh Suite, published by Edinburgh Printmakers

 

Collections include:

City of Edinburgh Collection-City Art Centre,

MAG collection of contemporary British Art,  

Cvijeta Zuzoric Art Pavilion, Belgrade,

Paintings in Hospitals, Scotland,

H.M the Queen,

The Royal Bank of Scotland,

Scottish Provident,

Standard Life,

University of Edinburgh

           

Private collections in Scotland, England, USA, Germany, Sweden 




installing canvas panels, Bonnyrig Health centre commission, 2005


Skylight

Archival inkjet print

from A Perpetual Portfolio published by The University of West England, 2005



Artists & Illustrators article
November 2011

Weather sequence

Stone Lithograph

from 'Interactions, a portfolio of lithographs by twelve artists, published by Edinburgh Printmakers 2003

Edinburgh Rock

Lithograph

from An Edinburgh Suite, published by Edinburgh Printmakers, 1992

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