Henderson, David

Elected to RSW 1988

Artists Statement

My work is a response to, rather than a depiction of place and time. Sources include land, sea and weather. Recent work has examined how digital technologies can lead to new visual, physical, and digital forms of drawing and print. Working methods embrace the processes of translation and transformation, as a core characteristic of drawing and digital dialogue, through freehand drawing, digital photography and the use of specific computer software. The resulting work would not be possible through conventional two-dimensional haptic or drawing methods alone.


David Henderson studied Design & Craft (Printmaking) at Gray's School of Art and also achieved an MBA at Aberdeen Business School in 1999. He was awarded a George Davidson Travelling Scholarship, Scottish Arts Council Young Artist Bursary and was appointed professional member of The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours. David has held a number of senior lecturing posts within Gray's, including Deputy Head of School and Course Leader at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He was a member of the QAA Benchmarking Panel for Art and Design and was awarded the title of Teaching Fellow in 2002 by The Robert Gordon University.


2006- RSW Council Award
2004- Aberdeen City Visual Arts Award (Arts Council)
         - Aberdeenshire Visual Arts Award (Arts Council)
1996- Aberdeen Artists Exhibition, Aberdeen Art Gallery
         - Purchase Prize, Grampian Hospital Trust
1981- Scottish Arts Council Young Artists Bursary
1974- Samuel Pope Medal for Art

Selected Exhibitions

2006 - Visual Arts Scotland, RSA, Edinburgh
          - 'Home Grown Talent' Selected Exhibition, Duff House, Banff
2005 - RSA Open Exhibition, RSA, Edinburgh
          - Royal Glasgow Institute, Mitchell Library, Glasgow
2004 - Chronicle-Two Man Show-The Foyer, Aberdeen Art Gallery
          - Rhythm-Invited Group Show-WoodenBarn, Banchory and Pittenweem Gallery, Fife
2003 - Degrees of three Dimensionality - Joao Ferriera gallery, Cape Town, South Africa and McBey Room, Aberdeen Art Gallery
          - Nth Art Collective, Ols&Co Gallery, London
2000 - 2nd St Etienne Biennial Design Festival, France
          - Paisley Drawing Biennial Competition, Glasgow
1999 - 'Silver'-25th Anniversary Exhibition, Peacock Printmakers, Aberdeen
1998, 2000 - RSW Exhibition Roger Bilcliffe Fine Art Gallery, Glasgow
1990-1997 - Compass Gallery - Christmas & other Exhibitions, Glasgow
1990 - Society of Scottish Arts - RSA, Edinburgh
1989 - Invited Exhibition English Speaking Union Gallery, Edinburgh
1988 - Print Commission - Invited Travelling Exhibition - Journey Round the Coast of Scotland
1987 - RSW - Group Exhibition- Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo
1987 - 2006 - RSW, RSA, Edinburgh
- Aberdeen Artists Exhibition, Aberdeen Art Gallery

Public Collections

Aberdeen City Council
Aberdeen City Libraries
Grampian Regional Council
Scottish Arts Council
Aberdeen Art Gallery
Grampian Hospital Trust
Grampian Television
Northern College of Education
The Robert Gordon University
Hebrides Loan Collection
The Royal Bank of Scotland

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