McLeod, Ian DA(Edin)

Elected to RSW 1996

Artists Statement

"the soul of the commonest object" James Joyce
Neglected places, discarded "stuff", sea-shaped detritus, rusting metal, paint-flaking wood, tarred forms, torn plastic, sea-scoured, sand blasted,time and tide, wear and tear, aides memoire, time passing, always still.
Geometry, mythology, nostalga, regret, solitude.
Ambiguity of scale identify meaning.


1954 - 1961 Welder, Burntisland shipbuilding co. Fife
1961 - 1965 Edinburgh College of Art
1966 - 1967 Moray House College, Edinburgh
1967 - 2006 worked in Secondary and further education
Elected SSA 1969, GLA 1978


Andrew Grant Scholarship, ECA
Easter Travelling Scholarship
Rowney Paint Prize
Scottish Arts Club Award, RSW

Selected Exhibitions

1971 - Scottish Realism: Bellany, Crozier, Gillon McLeod, Moffat, Scottish Arts Council, Edinburgh, Dundee Aberdeen, Perth, Inverness
1972 - Will Maclean/Ian McLeod, New St Gallery, Edinburgh
            Facts and Fantasy, Scottish Arts Council, Dumfries
1975 - Contemporary Scottish Painting, City Art Centre, Edinburgh
1977 - Expressionism in Scottish Painting, Scottish Arts Council, Edinburgh
1978 - Alamo Gallery, London
1996 - Of Time and Tide, Scottish Fisheries Museum, Amstruther
1999 - Liberation & Tradition. Scottish Art 1963 - 1975, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen
            MacManus Art Gallery, Dundee

Public Collections

City of Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
The Arts in Fife, Fife District Council
Dunfermline District Council

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