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Andrew Crummy

https://www.andrewcrummy.com

Jan 2020

 

 

1. Date of Birth

 

14 11 59, Born Craigmillar, Edinburgh, Scotland UK.

 

 

2. Study

 

Peffermill Primary School/lismore Primary School/Portobello High School 

1979-83, BA (Hons) Illustration and Printmaking, Duncan of Jordanstone college of Art 

1983 - 84, MA Design Glasgow School of Art 

2009 “Introduction to Cultural Planning”, Certificate of Achievement (distinction), Strathclyde University/Fablevision

 

3. Public Artworks

 

Tapestries

 

2019 Elphinstone Institute Tapestry

2019 Allermuir Tapestry stage 2

2019 Tapestry for Europe

2018 Mount Felix Tapestry new panels for touring New Zealand

2018 Cancer tapestry

2017 Allermuir Tapestry (completed 2019)

2017 Battle of Pinkie Tapestry

2017 Declaration of Arbroath Tapestry (completed 2020)

2017 “Welcome panel” Great Tapestry of Scotland for Galashiels building 

2017 Clackmannanshire Tapestry

2016 Kirkcaldy tapestry panel

2016 Royal College of Midwives tapestry panel (completed 2018 )

2016 Picinisco tapestry panel (completed 2017)

2016 Renfrewshire Tapestry

2015 Mount Felix Tapestry (completed 2017 )

2014 “People’s panel” (completed 2015)

2012 Gordon Highlanders Tapestry (completed 2014)

2011 Scottish Diaspora Tapestry (completed 2014)

2010 Craigmillar Tapestry

2010 Great Tapestry of Scotland (completed 2013)

2009 Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry (completed 2010)

 

Murals

2015 "Out There" Youth Mural, Craigmillar, Edinburgh

2010 Homage to Shale Workers Mural, Broxburn

2007 Muralmap, Prestonpans, Goth Carpark

2007 Sam Burns Mural, Prestonpans

2008 Transition project “Malawi”, Tranent Primary Schools Cluster project

2008 “197” Art Project, Port Seton Resource Centre/ Edinburgh Art Bus

2008 Battle Bus illustration for side of Van, Battle of Prestonpans Trust

2007 Youth Club Project, East Lothian Council

2006 “Golden Cow of Craigmillar” for Edinburgh Cow Parade

2008 Brick Mural St Gabriels Primary School, Prestonpans

2006 Mural in a Day “ Johnnie Cope, Battle of Prestonpans”

2006 “Prestongrange man” mural, Prestongrange Museum

2005 Witches Gestalt mural and exhibition 

2004 “Powerstation” Mural, Prestongrange Arts Festival. 

2004 “The new Prestoungrange ceiling”, The Gothenburg, Prestonpans. 

2003 Pugh mural, Prestounpans Arts Festival/Prestonlodge High School 

2003 Beehive Kiln mural, Prestounpans Arts Festival/Bromley By Bow Centre 

2000 Corridor mural for children and staff, Wooden Spoon house, London. 

1998 Graphic icons mural, Barnet College, UK. 

1998 -99 History of Edinburgh mural, Scott Monument, Edinburgh, UK (revisited). 

1998 Culture mural, Baleana Bay, Wellington, New Zealand. 

1998 Technology Garden mural, Ballarat, Australia. 

1996 Bakers mural, Fristch Restaurant Two, London, UK. 

1996 Community mural, Roman Road Mural, Blackburn, UK. 

1997 Local wildlife mural, Skelmersdale, UK. 

1995 Learning mural, Barnet Hill, London, UK. 

1995 Victorian shop fronts mural, Grants Department Store, Croydon, UK. 

1995 Eco-Transport mural, Tally Ho corner, Finchley, London, UK. 

1995 World Solutions Banner, World Solutions Banner, UK, Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Mexico, South Africa, Ireland.

1994 History of Radcliffe town square mural, Radcliffe Town Square, Bury, UK. 

1994 Story of Scotland mural, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. 

1994 Technology tree banner, South Bank, Melbourne, Australia. 

1994 Mount Helen mural, Ballarat, Australia. 

1994 Contemporary Melbourne banner, Melbourne, Australia.

1994 Graphical quotes mural, Barnet College, London, UK.

1993 The Aboriginal meaning of Ballarat mural, University of Ballarat, Australia.

1993 Italian landscape mural, Richmond, London, UK.

1993 Bakers mural, Fristch Restaurant, London, UK.

1993 History of Elephant and Castle banners. Elephant and Castle Shopping centre. London, UK.

1993 270 Coats of Arms of Scotland mural, Scandic Hotel, Royal Mile, Edinburgh.

1993 Quotes of Barnet Banner mural, Old Bull Arts Centre, London, UK.

1993 Barnet stands at the highest point between London and York mural, Barnet Hill, London, UK.

1992 Space and games mural, Wellingborough Primary School, Northamptonshire, UK.

1992 Cotton mills mural, Oldham, UK. 

1992 Travel mural, Waterloo Station, London, UK. 

1991 Battle of flowers mural, Royal Square, St Helier, Jersey, UK. 

1991 Bank workers mural, Slough, UK. 

1991 History of Edinburgh mural, Scott Monument, Edinburgh, UK. 

1990 Atlas mural, Elephant and Castle, London, UK. 

1990 Dentist ceiling mural, Dublin Street, Edinburgh, UK.

1990 The 4 shoppers mural, Barkingside, London, UK.

1990 Sherlock Holmes mural, Baker Street, London, UK.

1990 Griffin mural, High Street Kensington, London, UK.

1990 100 stars mural, Blackpool, UK.

1990 Bank managers have wings mural, Oxford Street, London, UK.

1989 Balloons mural, Calles des Velazquez, Madrid, Spain.

1989 Whiteley facade poster, Whiteley Shopping Centre, London, UK.

1989 Ram’s head poster, Whiteley Shopping Centre, London, UK.

1988 History of Sheffield, Fargate, Sheffield, UK.

1988 History of Middlesborough mural, Middlesborough, UK.

1987 Fairest Isle mural, Oxford Street, London, UK.

1986 Mural Pavilion, Edinburgh, UK.

 

 

4. Illustration/Publications

 

2018 Culture, Democracy and the right to make Art, Bloomsbury Press (text: chapter on Community Arts).

2015 The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry, Prestoungrange University Press

2015 Front and back cover of "The adventures of Seabrave", Su Palmer Jones

2015 "The Bedrock", Henry Marsh, Book of Poems

2015 Front cover of 3 Harbours Arts Festival brochure

2014 The Story of Scotland (inspired by The Great Tapestry of Scotland), Birlinn Press

2013 Great Tapestry of Scotland, Birlinn Press

2013 The Great Tapestry of Scotland: The Making of a Masterpiece, Birlinn Press

2010 The Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry, Prestoungrange University Press

2009 Front cover of CAN Magazine illustration and article 

2009 Front cover and Illustrations for WHOM DYKES DIVIDE by Helen Crummy, Small and Crummy Publications

2005 Darktown Books, Book One: Rehc That Fables, S+C Publications 

2004 “The boy who wanted to play the violin”, written and illustrated, Craigmillar Communiversity press

1992 Let The People Sing Book, UK 

1990 John Armit Winelist.

1989 - 91 Illustrator Design Week.

1989 - 91 Illustrator Creative Review.

1988 - 89 Illustrator The Observer magazine.

1987 - 89 Illustrator Time Out Magazine.

1986 - 88 Illustrator New Musical Express.

1986 Sad But True, Everything But The Girl songbook, WEA

 

 

5. Exhibitions

 

Great Tapestry of Scotland

Launched at Scottish Parliament 2013; Cockenzie House; Aberdeen Art Gallery; Anchor Mill, Paisley, Scottish Parliament (return); New Lanark; Great Hall, Stirling Castle; Ayr, Town hall; Kirkcaldy Art Galleries, Museum nan Eileen, (Sgoil Lionacleit), Benbecula; Verdant Works, Dundee; Spiers Centre, Alloa

 

2021 Bespoke building at Galashiels for Great Tapestry of Scotland


 

Mount Felix Tapestry

 

2017 Riverside Barn Arts Centre, Walton on Thames

2018 Riverside Barn Arts Centre, Walton on Thames

 

National tour of New Zealand 2018 - 19

Papakura Museum, Auckland: 1 August - 23 September 2018

Canterbury Museum, Christchurch: 6 October - 3 November 2018

Waikato Museum, Hamilton: 10 November - 2 December 2018

Expressions Gallery, Upper Hutt: 22 December - 4 March 2019

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin: 15 March - 29 April 2019

Wairoa Museum, Wairoa: 6 May - 29 June 2019

National Army Museum, Waiouru: 3 July - 30 September 2019

 

 

Scottish Diaspora Tapestry

Launched at Prestonpans Community Centre (3 Harbours Festival) 2014

St Mary's Catherdral, Edinburgh Fringe; Anchor Mill Paisley; MacRoberts Centre, Stirling; Anchor Mill, Paisley; St Fergus Galleries, Wick and Inverness Museum and Art Galleries; Community Centre, Helmsdale, Sutherland; Doncaster Cathedral: Rooftop Galleries, Corby; Musselburgh, Museum; Bergen, Norway; Scots House Museum, Veere, Netherlands; Picinisco Italy;

Bossy-Saint-Antoine , France; Paris, France; Goolwa, South Australia; Burnside Civic Centre, Adelaide, South Australia; LINC, Hobart, Tasmania; Albury, New South Wales; Wangaratta , Victoria; Sydney,  New South Wales; Dunedin, New Zealand: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Manitoba Legislative Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Montello, Wisconsin, USA; Scarborough, Toronto, Canada; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada; New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada; Montreal, Canada; Lansdowne , Ottawa, Canada; Eyjafaorsveit, Nodorland, Iceland; Westminster Hall, London, UK, St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh; Crieff Arts Festival, Irvine, Scotland; Helmsdale (return), Scotland; Edinburgh Art fair

 

Prestonpans Tapestry

Launched Greenhills, Prestonpans 2010; Eriskay Village Hall; Ashley Hall, Arisaig; Glenuig Hall; Navel Heritage Centre Invergordon; Nevis Centre Fort William; Blair Castle; Smith Art and Museum, Stirling; Dunblane Cathedral; Salutation Inn, Perth; Duddingston Kirk Hall; Gullane Community Centre; Prestonpans Community Centre; Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh; Scottish Parliament. Edinburgh (selected panels); Scottish Storytelling centre, Edinburgh; Kirkcaldy Museum; St Mary's Church Haddington; Knitting and Stitching show, Alexandra Palace, London; Knitting and Stitching show, Harrogate; Town Hall, Prestonpans; Cockenzie Powerstation; St Marys Catherdral (Edinburgh Fringe Festival)x2; Inverness Museum; DVD screening Colquit, Georgia, USA; Muralroutes, Toronto, Canada; Cockenzie House; Paxton House x 2; Pornichet St Nazaire, France; Prestonprange Heritage Museum; Grampain Club, Corby; New Lanark Mills World Heritage Site; Pinkie House; Paisley Thread Mill; Three Harbours Arts Festival (Prestonpans Community Centre); Kingussie Iona Gallery; Bayeau, France (La Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux), New lanark Heritage; Scottish Parliament

Painting 

 

Exhibitions

2019 “Sunsets”, Cockenzie Business Centre

2019 Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre, Walton on Thames

2018 “20:43” Cockenzie Business Centre

2018 Millyard, Uppermills,Saddleworth.

2017 "Tapestry Man" Doubtfire Gallery, Edinburgh

2017 Moy Mackay Gallery, Peebles

2015 Hecla Gallery, Cockenzie House

2006 -15 Studio or Powerstation or Open House, Three Harbours Arts Festival

2014 "A Thought of Home", Coast Arts Festival, Banff and MacDuff (invited artist)

2009 100 Paintings, Prestoungrange Arts Club, Prestoungrange Press

2007 Gladstone Land Exhibition, Royal Mile Edinburgh

2007 Prestongrange Museum exhibition (1st to 10th june)

2006 “96a” Exhibition at Craigmillar Festival 2006

2006 Gothenburg (group show with Moy Mackay and John Prentice)

2006/09 Edinburgh Art Fair

2005 One man ‘Sky at Ninety Six’ Exhibition, David Young Gallery/Marie Curie, Edinburgh

2004 Exhibition of Skyscapes, Kaleadiscope, London 

2004 - 8 Prestongrange Painting Group three shows, The Goth 

2004 City Arts Centre, Edinburgh “Arts the Catalyst Craigmillar” Exhibition, curator, fundraiser, organiser of exhibition which included TV documentary, 6 publications, 2 cds and conference.

2001 Paintings of Haddington, Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington.

2000 @, Melbourne, Australia.

2001 Helios Fountain, Edinburgh 

1999 Bromley by Bow Centre, two man show with Frank Creber 

1999 - ongoing Painting in ACAD Unit, Central Middlesex Hospital 

1994 - 95 10 paintings on set, Big Breakfast, Channel 4.

1994 Conway Hall, London 

1994 Slaughterhouse, London 

1994 Falmouth College of Art, World Solutions Banner 

1993 Old Bulls Arts Centre, Public Art in Barnet 

1993 Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, one of 400 CD covers, CD2 

1991 Jones Cafe, London 

1992 Jones Cafe, London 

1983 Richard Demarco gallery, group show

Sold many painting since 1991 through these various exhibitions and private commissions.

 

 

6. Client list

 

This includes clients that have commissioned me directly or sponsored an artwork. 

WEA Records; New musical Express; Pavilion stencils Ltd; Goodhouskeeping; Which Magazine; IPC Magazines; Brent Council; Letts Publishing; Tme Out Magazine; The Observer magazine; Creative Review, Centaur Publications; Design Week, Centaur Publications; Freeform Artworks; Whiteley Shopping Centre; Reinhold RS; Company of Designers; Fitch RS; Nordic Construction; Edinburgh District Council; Edinburgh District Arts Council; Marks and Spencer; BT; Bank of Scotland; Intercity; BP; Spindles Shopping Centre, Oldham; Metropolitan Borough of Oldham; Unity Trust Bank; London Underground; Rushkin Primary School; Nene College; Barnet College; Corporation of London; DY Davis; Museum of London; Ian Begg Architects; Crown Scandic Hotels; Big breakfast, Planet 24; Elephant and Castle shopping Centre; Fristch Restaurant; First Impressions Design; University of Ballarat, Australia; Metropolitan Borough of Bury; National Museums of Scotland; Intercity; IBM; Wickes PLC; Pixel CD Rom, Australia; A.R.T. Gallery, Australia; Tesco; Westall Contractors; Weatherall; Greenpeace UK; Blackburn Council; West Lancashire County Council; Wellington City Council, NZ; Wellington Polytechnic, NZ; Bromley by Bow Healthy Living Centre; Urban Arts Inc, Australia; Trust Arts Project. South London NH; Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington: Baroncourts of Prestoungrange: Artichange, Broxburn Art trail: Craigmillar Communiversity Press, Battle Of Prestonpans Trust, Great Tapestry of Scotland Trust, Aberdeen City Council.

 

 

7. Higher Education and research

 

1995 -2000 0.5 Programme Co-ordinator, HNC Public Arts Management Programme at Barnet College 

A course which I initiated researched and developed from 1992 to 1994 (Validated by and part of School of Fine Art, Middlesex University). 

Responsibilities included: curricula and development, assessment, teaching and learning material, tutorial system, student progression, learning resources, recruitment, staff, resourcing, timetable, external projects, external funding, QAA documentation, internal and external verification procedure with QAA, Btech and Middlesex University.

1996 - ongoing Co-ordinator, Communiversity 

Co-ordinator of network, development and design of website, moderator of discussion group, writing of validation documents, co-ordination of community groups and HE institutions, tutor                                      at Bromley by Bow and Craigmillar. From inception in 1995 to the present day with a worldwide membership of 190 members, two pilot schemes, exhibition, documentary (Saltire Award 2005), 8 publications.                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

Visiting Lecturer 

 

2019 Tec Monterrey, Mexico

2003/4 Kirkcudbright Summer School 

2000 - 2004 General Course, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art

1995 - 2000 0.5, Course Director, HN Public Art, Barnet College, Middlesex University

1993 BA Art in Social Context, University of West England. 

1993 Stockport College, HND Illustration/HND Printed Textiles. 

1993 - 94 Falmouth College, HND Graphics. 

1993 and 94: Australia lecture tour; Victorian College, Swinburne Secondary, RMIT University, Swinburne University, Monash University, Gipplands College, Ballarat University, Curtin University, Perth Charles Strut University and East Gippslands TAFE.

1992 University of East London, MA Art and Architecture. 

1992 - 1995 Camberwell College, BA Graphics. 

1992 Nene College, Northampton, ND Graphics. 

1991 Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, BA Illustration and Printmaking

1990 - 92 Chelsea School of Art, BA Public Art/MA Public Art.

1989 Colchester Institute, HND Graphics.

1989 Pimlico Arts and Media, Graphics course.

1986 - 89 0.5 Tutor, Barnet College, HND Graphics




 

8. Talks, conferences and courses (speaker).

 

Since 2007 I have given many talks to local history groups, book festivals, embroidery and textile groups, etc throughout Scotland on Prestonpans Mural Trail, The Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry and more recently Great Tapestry of Scotland and Scottish Diaspora Tapestry. The vast majority of the following have been about The Great Tapestry of Scotland.

Edinburgh International Book Festival, Aye Write Book Festival Glasgow, Scottish Book Week 2013, Aberfeldy Watermill Bookshop, Blackwells Bookshop Edinburgh, Mainstreet Bookshop St Boswells, Saltire Society, Smith Gallery Stirling, Scottish Parliament, Birnam Arts Centre, Deeside and Aboyne Book Festival, Glasgow Society of Women Artists, Friends of The Brunton Theatre, St Columba Church Blackhall, NHS Retirement Fellowship, New Club Edinburgh, Friends of The City Arts Centre Edinburgh, Cove and Kilcreggan Book Festival. Dundee Literary Festival, Nairn Book and Arts Festival, Linlithgow Book Festival, Scottish Quilters Guild, North Edinburgh Arts, Edinburgh Embroiderers' Guild, Montrose Embroidery Guild, Stirling Castle, Anchor Mill Paisley, New Lanark Heritage Centre, Ayr Townhall, Friends of Aberdeen Art Gallery, St Mary's Cathedral, Clan Napier. Museum nan Eilean Benbecula, Belfast Community Tapestry, Walton on Thames, Kirkcaldy Art Gallery, Islay Book Festival, Livingston Art Association, Probus Club Blackhall, Teeside Caledonian Society, Dyslexia week 2015, Marie Stuart Society, Hull University (Scots Diaspora in England), Age Scotland National Conference, Embroiderers' Guild Regional Scottish Exhibition Peebles, Verdant Works Dundee, Creative Ageing Aberdeen, Arts fund Aberdeen, Drymen ladies Lunch club, The Stitching and Quilting show SEC Glasgow 2017, North Berwick Art Group, Black Isle Antique Society, Paisley Philosophical Society, Glasgow Antiques and Fine Art Society , Kelso Probus, U3A Forth Valley, U3A Duns, U3A Edinburgh, etc.

 

Conferences

2019 PhD Social Work Scotland,Napier University

2019 Public Health Scotland Annual Conference

2019 Scottish Onocolgy Summit

2010 Global Murals Conference, Colquitt, Georgia, USA 

2010 SURF/FABLEVISION, Glasgow 

2010 Out There, Glasgow Museums 

2008 Wales Association of Community Artists, Cardiff 

2008 Art First, Brunton Theatre, East Lothian, Scotland

2008 Cultural Planning programme (student)

2007 Thistle Foundation, Staff One Day Conference, Scotland (workshop)

2007 Murals Syposium, CALPAM, Manteca,California, USA

2006 Global Murals Conference, Prestonpans, Scotland

2005 Murals Syposium, CALPAM, Bishop, California, USA

2004 Arts The Catalyst Craigmillar conference, chairman

2004 Global Murals Arts Conference, Ely Nevada. USA

1999 International Communiversity Conference 99 Barnet College.

1998 50 years of NHS University of Central England.

1997 Emergent Paradigms in Design Education University of New South Wales, Australia. 

1997 International Communiversity Conference 97 Barnet College.

1996 Feeling the Pulse conference Bromley By Bow, Health Centre. 

1994 Community Arts in the nineties conference University of the West of England. 

1993 Life after Art College University of Ballarat. 

 

9. Media Coverage.

 

All the tapestries receive press coverage andare social media

 

Great Tapestry of Scotland has featured on BBC One Show, BBC 4 Front Row, BBC News, BBC Sunday Politics, Glasgow Herald, The Scotsman x 6, The Scotsman Saturday Magazine, The Spectator, The New Statesman, various other publications.

Scottish Diaspora Tapestry has featured on BBC One Show, BBC News, ITV News and various other local press.

 

The Prestonpans Tapestry has featured on BBC and ITV news items, Scotsman Saturday Magazine, countless press news items including Times, Glasgow Herald and various local papers. It has also appeared Stitch Magazine, The Scots Magazine.

 

The Prestonpans Mural Trail has now featured in many news items and features including The Scots Magazine, BBC Scotlands Phil Cunningham's "Scotland's Music" when discussing " Hey Johnnie Cope", The Scotsman Arts Magazine, BBC Scotland's Radio Cafe and a BBC Radio Four programme about Daniel Defoe travels through Scotland. The Prestongrange Murals Trail/Prestoungrange Arts Festival activities have recieved constant attention: The East Lothian Courier, East Lothian News, Daily Record, Edinburgh Evening News and National Press like The Scotsman, Scots Magazine, Sunday Post, Sunday Express, Glasgow Herald, Guardian, BBC Newsnight, etc.

 

1987 - 2002

 

Mural projects have attracted attention, in particular with local press and television

Press: Creative Review, The Times, The Scotsman, The Evening Standard, The Glasgow Herald, The Manchester Evening Times, Mailout, Artists Newsletter, The Edinburgh Evening News, The Manchester Evening Chronicle, Building Magazine, Financial Weekly, The Edinburgh Citizen, The Barnet Times, Craigmillar Festival News, Middlesborough Evening Gazette, The Barnet Press, The Blackpool Gazette, Ballarat Courier, Skem Advertiser;

Television: BBC Reporting Scotland, Channel 9 news, Vic TV news and Scottish Television.

Radio: BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Jersey

 

World Solutions Banner 1995: WIN TV, Australia; The Australia, Higher Education; ABC Radio, Australia; Ballarat Courier( Front Page), Australia; The Irish Times; Vido y Estilo, Mexico; Saturday Star, South Africa; The Star(Front Page), Malaysia; The Malay Mail, Malaysia; Mail & Guardian, South Africa; The New Zealand Herald; Herald & Post(Front Page), UK; New Sunday Times, Malaysia; Sin chew jit poh, Malaysia

 

 

10. Arts Management

 

1992 - Cotton mills mural, Oldham, UK. 

1995 - World Solution Banner, Greenpeace UK 

1995 - 2000 HN Public Art Programme, Barnet College/Middlesex University 

1997 - International Communiversity Conference 

1999 - 2nd International Communiversity Conference

1996 - 2011 Communiversity co-ordinator

2000 - Bromley by Bow Midsummer Festival, Artistic co-ordinator

2004 - 2012 Murals Convenor, Prestoungrange Arts Festival

2006 - 2015  Chairman of Three Harbours Arts Festival 

2006 - Director of summer school, Global Murals conference

2006 - Director of Global Arts Conference Summer School

2007 - present organisor of World Community Arts Day

2010 - present Art class based in my studio

 

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