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Welcome to the Site Specific Public Art Works             of sculptor Malcolm Robertson

 

EDUCATION

Robertson graduated in Sculpture at the Glasgow School of Art in 1974 and was awarded his teaching diploma by Jordanhill College of Education in 1975. Following a brief career as an Art Teacher he became known internationally for his work as Town Artist in the thriving Scottish New Town of Glenrothes.

 

ART TEACHER 1975 - 1978

Lochgilphead and Tarbet Schools • Argyll • Scotland

 

TOWN ARTIST 1978 - 1991

Glenrothes Development Corporation • Fife • Scotland

As the Glenrothes Town Artist, Robertson worked as a full time member of the City Corporation’s multi disciplinary Architecture and Planning Department, designing and producing site-specific sculpture, artworks and murals within a social and environmental context as an integral component of the city’s master plan and also ran art festivals, youth training schemes and graduate apprenticeships.

 

TOWN ART STUDIOS • 1991 to present day

Malcolm established his own professional practice in 1991 and has successfully managed to create an extensive and eclectic portfolio of site specific sculpture and artworks in a wide variety of materials in the UK, Germany, India and the USA.

By working in partnership with fellow design professionals and local communities he meets artistic challenges with inspiring and memorable solutions.

Robertson works to commission from his studios in Scotland and Sarasota in Florida and adopts a 'hands on approach' whenever possible.

 

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

Robertson's Art is conceived from a holistic point of view, created in response to people and places, is eclectic in character and sympathetic in scale and context.

 

LECTURING

2006 'Art of Literacy Conference' • Sarasota USA

2005 ‘Inspiration’ • Selby Gardens • Sarasota • USA

1990 ‘The Town Artist’ • City Councils • Community Groups and Schools in the UK and USA

 

TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIPS

1990 ‘Public Art in the USA’ • Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

Cities visited: NewYork • Philadelphia • Phoenix • Seattle • San Francisco • Boston • Pittsburg

 

WORK IN PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

2010-14 'Waves' • Florida • Conneticut • Colorado • Canada  

2007 'Wave' • Sarasota • Florida • USA 

2007 'Flying Wave' • Englewood • Florida • USA 

2005-12 'Pathways' • Various Sites • Florida • USA

 

AWARDS

2011 'Birds' • Listed Monument Status • Scottish National Heritage • UK

2008 #1 Peoples Favourite Sculpture Sarasota Season • USA

2006 #2 Peoples Favourite Sculpture Sarasota Season • USA

2005 'Honorary Citizen' • Sarasota • Florida • USA

1990 'Sculptures' • Gateshead Garden Festival • UK 

1989 'Forest Screens' • Saltire Society of Scotland • UK

1988 'Giant Irises' • Glasgow Garden Festival • UK

1986 'Sports Mural' • National Heritage Award • UK

1967 'Kelvingrove' Museum Drawing Medal • Glasgow • UK

 

EXHIBITIONS

2010 'Making Waves' • Longboat Key • Florida • USA

2008 'Sculptors Among Us' • Sarasota • Florida • USA

2007/8 4th Season of Sculpture • Sarasota • Florida • USA

2005/6 3rd Season of Sculpture • Sarasota • Florida • USA

2002/3 'Sculptures' • Landscape Scotland • UK

1996 'Public Art + Landscape' • Edinburgh Art College • UK   

1975-78 'Annual Exhibitions' • Glasgow Fine Arts • UK

 

 

COMMISSIONS

2015 'Oor Wullie' sculpture • Dundee • Scotland • UK

2015 'Giant Daffodils' Bargoed Renewal • Wales • UK 

2014 'Pit Heads' • Bargoed Urban Renewal • Wales • UK

2013 'Condo Sculpture' • Longboat Key • FL • USA

2013 'Poetry Steps' • Bargoed Urban Renewal • Wales • UK

2013 'We See the Same Stars' • ROTC/UCF • Orlando • USA

2013 'Swan Sculpture' • Hackney • London UK

2012 'Endeavour' Gateway Sculpture • Port Glasgow • UK 

2012 'Emporium Screens' • Bargoed Renewal • Wales • UK

2011 'Angel Sculpture' • Bargoed Renewal • Wales • UK

2011 'Floorscape Poetry' • Bargoed Renewal • Wales • UK

2011-14 'Lead Artist' • Bargoed Renewal • Wales • UK

2011 'Swans' and 'Fishwave' • Ballycastle • Northern Ireland

2009 'Greenfield Trophy' • Hermitage Artists Retreat • USA

2009 'Let’s Twist Again' • Belfast • Northern Ireland • UK 

2009 'Coal Face' • Oakwood Village • Wales • UK

2008 'Flying Waves' • Condo Lobby • Naples • Florida • USA

2007 'Salute Memorial' • Aberfoyle • Scotland • UK

2007 'Gateway Mobius' • Kolkata • INDIA

2006 'We Won One Two' • Inverness • Scotland • UK

2005 'Shell' • Roundabout Sculpture • Englewood • Florida

2005 'Sheep Tracks' • Civic Sculpture • Craven Arms • UK

2004 'People and Places' • Dalmellington • Scotland

2003 'Open Book Gateway' • Sarasota • Florida

2002 'Market Reliefs and Walls' • Doncaster • England • UK

2002 'Till We Meet Again' • Livingston • Scotland • UK

2001 'Knot' • Law Offices • Dunfermline • Scotland • UK

2001 'Aqua Circle' • Park Flood Defences • Perth • Scotland

2001 'Observatory' • Hilltop Viewpoint • Park Penallta • Wales

2000 'Alphabets' • Ystrad Mynach Library • Wales • UK

2000 'Behold Your Brother' • Cardiff Hospital • Wales • UK

2000 'Lover’s Knot' • Memorial • Glenrothes • Scotland • UK

1999 'Celtic Mobius' • TV studio Entrance • Stornoway • UK

1998 'In Praise of Uist' • Folk Museum • Isle of South Uist • UK

1998 'Gateway Arches' • Bury St Edmunds England • UK

1998 'Beehive' • Roundabout • Blackburn • England • UK

1998 'Gazebo' • Rose Garden • Glenrothes • Scotland • UK

1997 'Rooftop Finial' • Dundee • Scotland • UK

1997 'Snake' • Playpark Sculpture • Edinburgh • Scotland • UK

1997 'Gates' • Sculpture Park • Hamilton • Scotland • UK

1997 'Tapestry' • Park Screens • Oldham • England • UK

1996 'Twistin’ by the Pool' • Rosyth • Scotland • UK

1996 'Caelum Noctis' • Hamilton • Scotland • UK

1996 'Time Spiral' • Clock Sculpture • London • England • UK

1996 'Railway Tree' • City Entrance Sculpture • London • England • UK

1996 'Micro Macro' • Security Entrance Gates • York • England • UK

1995 'Strata Fault Lines' • Forest Entrance • Aberfoyle • Scotland • UK

1995 'Reminiscence' • Figurative Sculpture • Ayr • Scotland • UK

1995 'Finial Roof and Tiles' • Lobby Entrance • London • England • UK

1994 'Tree Pyramid' • Cycleway Marker • Livingston • Scotland • UK

1993 'Rothes Remembered Tableaux' • Glenrothes • Scotland • UK

1993 'Rothes Window' • Glenrothes • Scotland • UK

1992 'Great Michael' • Office Atrium • Edinburgh • Scotland • UK

1991 'Saltire Mosaic' • Lobby Wall Feature • Glenrothes • Scotland • UK

1990 'The Dream' • Figurative Sculpture • Glenrothes • Scotland • UK

1989 'The Dream' • Figurative Sculpture • Boblingen • Germany

1978-90 'Public Art Program' • Glenrothes • Scotland • UK

1978-94 'Community Arts' • Glenrothes • Scotland

1981-91 'Figurative Props' • Heritage Displays • BBC • Scotland • UK

1987 'Forest Screens' • Courtyard Artwork • Glenrothes • Scotland • UK

1982 'The Shoppers' • Glenrothes • Scotland • UK

1981 'Fossil Walls' • Highway Underpass • Glenrothes • Scotland • UK

1980-82 'Celtic Panels' • Glenrothes • Scotland • UK

1980 'Birds' • Plaza Sculpture • Glenrothes • Scotland • UK

1976 'Tommy and Maggie' • Sculpture Park • Glenshee • UK

1975 'Men of Clyde' • Civic Plaza • Greenock • UK