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Colin Dunbar
Registered: 23/04/2012   Last Update: 02/06/2012
Biography
1992-93 Studied Art at Aberdeen College
1995 Placement at Peacock Printmakers
1995-98 Studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee
1998 Awarded the Crighton Bequest
-- Membership of the Association of Illustrators
1999 Artist in Residence, Edinburgh Printmakers
-- Membership of the Society of Scottish Artists
2000 Membership of the Collective Gallery

Published Work / Illustration Commissions
1998 Painting, ‘Life Drawing, for the 1998 Macallan Short Story Prize Winner (Scotland on Sunday)
1998-99 Illustrations for the Scottish Executive commissioned by Tactica Solutions
1999 ‘Images 23’, book showcasing the best of British illustration
-- ‘Boxer, painting used for a nationwide postcard promotion by Boomerang Media
-- Portrait for the cover of ‘Pursuit’, poems by George Bruce (Scottish Cultural Press)
-- Etchings for the 1999 finalists for of the Macallan Short Story Prize (Scotland on Sunday)
-- Drawing of George Bruce for the Glasgow Herald
2000 Book cover for ‘Wild Women of a Certain Age’ by Magi Gibson
-- Featured Artist in Chapman Magazine (Spring 2000)
2001 Work featured in ‘ Bite Me’ magazine, issue 4
-- Portrait for book cover of ‘Today, Tomorrow’ collected poems by George Bruce (Polygon)
2002-09 Editorial illustrations for Chapman Magazine
2009 Storyboarding commission for short Student film.
2010 Contributor to the Johnny Cash Project (Flash Music Video)
2012- Currently working on a new animated music video.

Exhibitions
1998 ‘Deepfreize’, group show in Qaqortoq, Greenland
-- ‘Images 23’, group show at the Royal College of Art London
1999 ‘Thermal Facets’, group show at the Bellevue Gallery, Edinburgh
-- ‘The Morrison Portrait Award’ at the R.S.A., Edinburgh
-- ‘Unknown’, group show, Edinburgh
-- Society of Scottish Artists, annual exhibition, R.S.A., Edinburgh
-- Visual Artists Society, R.S.A., Edinburgh
2000-01 ‘Writers of our time’, Scottish National Portrait Gallery
2001 New York Expo, Group show with the Leith Gallery
2002-07 Group shows at the Leith Gallery
2003-06 London Art Fair, show with Leith Gallery
-- Group exhibition at the Colours Gallery
2003-06 Charity auction at Christies, London (Art 4 Life)
2003-04 ‘Through the Letterbox’, various venues throughout Scotland
2006 ‘Editors’, Scottish National Portrait Gallery
2007-2010 Group exhibitions at the Leith Gallery
2008-2010 Group exhibitions at the Laurel Gallery
2010 Solo show at the Roseleaf
2011 Two man show at The Lunardi Gallery
2011 Sweet Sixteen show at The Leith Gallery
2012- Group show at Leith Gallery
2012- Group show at Laurel Gallery
2012- Glasgow Visual Arts Festival
2012- Norway TwitterArtExhibit Group Charity Show

Public Collections
2000 Scottish National Portrait Gallery (portrait of George Bruce)
2006 St Andrews University (portrait of the Chancellor)
2009 St Andrews University (Dr Kay McIver and Ms Ann Kettle OBE portraits)
2011 The Assay Office / Incorporation of Goldsmiths (Michael Laing OBE portrait)

Selected Portraiture Commissions
1998 Lucina Prestige, Editor
1999 George Bruce OBE., Poet
2000 Edith MacArthur MBE, Actress
-- Magnus Linklater, former Scottish Arts Council Chairman
-- David Buchan, Poet
2001 Portraits for Chief Fernandez, U.N. Ambassador
2005 Sir Kenneth Dover, former Chancellor of St Andrews University
2006 Stewart Conn, Poet
2008 Dr Kay McIver (Master of the United College 1984-88), St Andrews University
2009 Ms Ann Kettle OBE (Dean of Arts 1998-2002), St Andrews University
2011 Michael Laing OBE (Dean of Incorporated Goldsmiths)