Balmer, Barbra RSA RGI

Elected to RSW 1966
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Artists Statement

Four decades of working within my domestic environment (Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Stamford) have proved fulfilling. Visiting Italy for the first time in 1973 was a huge and enduring influence.

Biography

Trained Coventry and Edinburgh Colleges of Art, 20 solo shows over four decades. Married George Mackie and has 2 daughters. Visiting Lecturer Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen 1970 - 1980 80 commissioned portraits, many of children. Lives and works in Stamford, Lincs

Awards

1948-1952 - Andrew Grant Scholarship to Edinburgh College of Art and Travelling Scholarship
1979 - Royal Scottish Academy Travelling Scholarship
2000 - Royal Scottish Academy William Macaulay - Scottish Gallery Award

Selected Exhibitions

John Moores, Liverpool - 1953 and 1965
20 Solo Shows from 1965
Demarco Scottish Gallery
Stirling Gallery.
Kingfisher Gallery
Posterngate (Hull)
Scottish Arts Council Touring Exhibitions
Retrospective - 1995-1996 Touring Exhibition - Lincoln, Aberdeen, Coventry and Dundee

Public Collections

Aberdeen Art Gallery
Birmingham City Art Gallery/Museum
Coventry Art Gallery
McManus Gallery, Dundee
Edinburgh City Art Centre
Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow
Glasgow Museum and Art Galleries
Brander Museum, Huntly
Leicester City Art Gallery/Museum
Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie
Perth City Art Gallery
Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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