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Catriona Taylor

Art Group Facilitator, BA Drama, BA(Hons) Painting, MA Fine Art.

After a career in the theatre Catriona went to Edinburgh College of Art as a mature student having previously worked in theatre and literature. She obtained a Master of Fine Art at the University of Dundee. Since then she has had several solo exhibitions, including: The Park Gallery, Falkirk, Amber Arts, Edinburgh; Stanza Poetry Festival in St Andrews; Tweeddale Museum Peebles; and she has been part of a number of group exhibitions including: Cameron Contemporary Art in Brighton, the London and Bristol Affordable Art Fairs; the RSA annual exhibition; SSA and VAS at the RSA Galleries; Gracefield Arts Centre, Leith Gallery and Edinburgh Printmakers.

Catriona has been Artist in Residence for the National Library of Scotland making work in response to the collections; with the Scottish Centre of Diaspora Studies at Edinburgh University, funded by a Leverhulme Artist in Residence Award. The work from this residency was shown at the National Museum of Scotland and the Scottish Parliament. She was also Artist in Residence with Craig &Rose, Dunfermline; funded by an Arts and Business Creativity at Work Award.

“People are constantly amazed by what they achieve in the art group, particularly as they have usually told me at the beginning: “I’m no good at art”  What is so uplifting is just how amazing and creative the work that patients produce is.” ~ Catriona Taylor