Lesley Burr


1981-85 Glasgow School of Art studied Drawing and Painting – B.A. Hons. in Fine Art
1985-86 Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art - MA in Public Art and Design
Awards / Scholarships / Grants
2008 Hi-Arts Visual Artists Development Grant
2003 Faroe Islands Lithographic Workshop and Smyril Line Award to produce colour
stone lithograph for the MV Norona.
2002 Shetland Arts Trust Grant
  John Goudie Printmaking Prize, Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland
2001 Scottish Arts Council Visual Artists Development Grant
1997 Ruth Davidson Memorial Scholarship – 3 months painting in South France
1996 Shetland Arts Trust Grant
1993 The Laing Art Competition – Scottish Prize and National Highly Commended
1992 The Laing Art Competition – First Prize of £5000
1988 Strathclyde Regional Development Grant
Solo Exhibitions
2009 New Paintings, Compass Gallery, Glasgow
2006 New Paintings, House for an Art Lover, Glasgow, with Cyril Gerber Fine Art
  Inner Outer Landscapes, Glasgow Buddhist Centre
2001 Frost and Dew, New Prints and Paintings, Glasgow Print Studio
1999 French Landscapes, Gilbert Bain Hospital, Shetland
1998 Autumn Wind South, Shetland Museum
  French Landscapes, Aberdeen Art Gallery Café
  Landscapes, Royal Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow
1996 Bird of Passage, Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland
  Shetland Paintings, McRobert Arts Centre, Stirling University
1995 Heart of an Island, Compass Gallery, Glasgow
  New Work, the Shetland Museum, Lerwick
  New Monoprints, the Original Print Shop, Glasgow Print Studio
1994 Dawn to Dusk, Sumburgh Airport, Shetland
Two Person and Group Exhibitions (include)
2010 400 Women – Shoreditch Town Hall Basement, London
  New Islay Landscapes, Outback Art Gallery, Isle of Islay
2009 Earra Ghaideal (Coast of the Gaels) - Artmap Argyll at Pentagon Business Centre, Glasgow
2008-9 Crossing Waater – with Veer North artists, Kunsthous - Farum, Denmark
  Shetland Museum and Inverness Museum & Art Gallery
2008 Painting Venice - Vaila Fine Art, Shetland with artists Alison Harper and Rosemary Beaton
2007 New Work, Archway Gallery, Lochgilphead with Gillian Goodheir
Aberdeen Artists Society – Aberdeen Art Gallery
2004 Love - Vaila Fine Art, Shetland, with Alison Harper and Rosemary Beaton
2002 Glasgow Girls, Boundary Gallery, London
1999 Tongues of Diamond - Myth, Metaphor and Storytelling in Painting - Collins Gallery, Glasgow,
Leicester City Art Gallery, Smith Museum, Stirling with Rosemary Beaton, Helen Flockart,
Alison Harper and Debbie Lee
1997 Glasgow Girls, Boundary Gallery, London
1993 China Paintings, Cleveland Bridge Gallery, Bath - with June Carey
1992 Scottish Figurative Painting, Cleveland Bridge Gallery, Bath
1990 Five Girls from Glasgow, Compass Gallery, Glasgow
  Works on Paper, WASPS Gallery, Glasgow with Alison Harper
  Art from the Billiard Room Inaugural exhibition - Glasgow
Selected Exhibitions (include)
2011  Mystical Landscapes, Tighnabruich Gallery
  New Monoprints, Glasgow Print Studio
  RGI, Crinan Hotel, Argyll
  The Four Elements, Fire and Air, Kilmartin Museum, Argyll
2010 Compass Gallery, Glasgow
  Lyrical, An Tobar, Isle of Mull
  RGI, Crinan Hotel, Argyll
2009 Argyll Landscapes - Outback Art Gallery and Kilchoman Distillery, Isle of Islay
  Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie
  RGI, Mitchell Library, Glasgow
2008 The Scottish Contemporary Art Sale, Mctears, Glasgow
  RGI , Mitchell Library, Glasgow
2007 Aberdeen Artists Society Annual Exhibition
  The Argyll Boxed Collection, touring show - An Tobar, Mull
2006 Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
  Rivers, Lochs and Still Waters, Compass Gallery, Glasgow
  The Aspect Prize 2006
2005 Paisley Drawing Competition
  Solas, Glasgow Print Studio
2002 Dundee Print Open, Dundee Contemporary Arts
  RSW, McManus Galleries, Dundee
2001 Aberdeen Artists, Aberdeen Art Gallery
  Castle Gallery, Inverness
  Cabinet paintings, Glasgow Print Studio
2000 Aberdeen Artists, Aberdeen Art Gallery
1999 Six Shetland Artists, MalØy, Norway
1998 Scottish Show, Thompson Gallery, London
1997 Royal Academy Summer Show, London
1996 Second Sightings - touring show with Inverness Museum & Art Gallery
  Island Artists, Crawford Museum and Arts Centre
  Royal Academy Summer Show, London
1995 The Continuing Tradition, Glasgow School of Art
1990 A View of the New, Royal Overseas League, London
  The Compass Contribution – Tramway, Glasgow
Works are in numerous private collections in France, Denmark, New Zealand, USA and UK
Work in Public Collections
Glasgow Development Agency
Smith Museum & Art Gallery
The Shetland Museum
Paintings in Hospitals, Royal Jubilee Hospital, Glasgow
St Andrews College
Shetland Arts Trust
Mosaic, Tile and Painted Commissions (include)
2010 Coat of Arms Entrance Mosaic - The George Hotel, Inveraray
2002 Sugar Kelp Painted Mural - West Side Leisure Centre, Shetland. Shetland Recreational Trust
1998 The Fisherman’s Garden Pavement Mosaic - Scalloway Art Trail, Shetland
1996 Painted Fish tiles and mosaic step - Conservatory Floor Burrastow House Hotel, Shetland
1993-4 Four Seasons Hand Painted Tiles - Four panels (4m x1m) installed to gable walls,
East Kilbride. East Kilbride District Council
1992-3 Six Marine Shapes - Mosaic and Hand Painted Tiles (3mx1m) forming wall decoration in
interior of Rutherglen Swimming Pool, Glasgow. Glasgow City Council.
1990 Five Painted Tile Panels installed on house gable in East Kilbride new housing development.
East Kilbride Development Trust.
1988 Ceramic Tile Mosaic Mural (16m x 3m) Toddler swimming pool at Dundee Leisure Centre.
Dundee Public Art Programme.
  Flower and Leaf Hand Painted Ceramic Tiles for window surrounds and stair dado detail
of former jute mill, now converted to housing in Dundee. Hillcrest Housing Association
Community Based Commissions / Projects / Consultancies
2008-10 Community History Arts Co-ordinator with the Dalriada Project, Argyll Managed planned
programme of interpretive art projects within local schools with local artists and the
community using themes from volunteer interviews
2007-08 the Big Draw – Visual Artist in Argyll & Bute Schools. CAST – Oban Education Office.
2006 NVA - Half Life, Argyll. Visual Artist with Argyll & Bute schools for Creative Journeys.
CAST – Education Office Oban and NVA.
2005 Our Past – Their future Scotland – research art project with Campbeltown Grammar School.
Argyll & Bute Museum Services.
2002-3 Arts-Play- Project – art workshops for Shetland pre-school children. Hi- Arts
  Community Agent with Shetland Islands Partnership to produce Shetland’s first public
art strategy with a view to encourage the adoption of a more formal public art strategy.
2002 Painted “paper cut” mural of Shetland birds and fauna, Quarff School, Shetland
2001 Playground Mosaic – Olnafirth Primary School, Voe, Shetland
2000 Painted Mural - Sandness and Papa Stour Schools, Shetland for ferry terminal West Burrafirth Pier.
Scottish Natural Heritage.
1999 Exterior Wall Mosaics - Lunnasting Primary School, Shetland
1997 Mosaic Panels - Happy Hansel Primary School, Shetland. Walls Nature Club.
1996 Mosaic Panel - for entrance to Baltasound High School, Isle of Unst. Unst Youth Group.
1995 Public Art Consultant for Scalloway Public Art Trail, Shetland
1991 Mosaic Mural (24m long) decorating playground wall in Maryhill, Glasgow - with artist Helen Maclean.
1990 Mosaic Mural (45ft x14ft) a community project to celebrate the centenary of the Forth Railway Bridge.
Sited on platform of North Queensferry Railway Station
1988 Artist in Residence – with Scottish Arts Council in Easterhouse Glasgow for 6 months.
Teaching Experience (includes)
2009-2011 Invited Lecturer - Essential School of Painting, London
2004-present Tutor for Art and Ceramic classes with Argyll College.
2004 Glasgow School of Art Summer School - “Glasgow Girls” painting workshop
1998-04 P/T lecturer on Design & Contemporary Textiles Course, Shetland College
1994-97 Visiting lecturer at Glasgow School of Art Painting Dept.
1996 Visiting lecturer - MFA Course, Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee.