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Anna Davis

Anna Davis
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I live and work as an artist and printmaker in East Lothian, Scotland. Inspired by my environment, I print, paint and write, sometimes bringing these disciplines together as artist books, with which I've received support from VACMA awards over the years. I have developed ideas through multi-disciplinary projects such a Waterway at the John Muir Birthplace as an exhibition, film and limited edition book and involved exploring the waters that run into Belhaven Bay near to where I live. I have exhibited throughout Scotland and have work in the collections of Aberdeen Hospital Trust and East Lothian Community Hospital.

I am involved in community arts projects with organisations such as the Ridge and North Light Arts. I run printing and environmental workshops. I completed a two-year herbal medicine course with Grass Roots Herbal medicine and like to bring that experience into workshops and ran a project in 2023 with a group of primary 7 children from Dunbar Primary School at Empire Close Apothocary garden in Dunbar, making art with herbal and medicinal, plants and looking at the history of traditional remedies which we brought together as a book.
I have curated exhibitions for the East Lothian Arts Service at the John Gray Centre and was involved in organising the first Open Studios events in East Lothian.

My poetry has been published in the Rialto and Northwords Now and I was shortlisted for the Callum Macdonald memorial award 2011, long listed for the Birdport pize, commended in the Brownsbank poetry competition
Drawing and Painting : B.A.Hons first class, Gray's School of Art - 1987

'Inland' , Dunbar Town House gallery 2023
Edinburgh Printmakers members show 2023
'Waterway' , John Muir Birthplace- solo exhibition 2022
Necklace of Days , Custom House gallery 2022
'Reconnect' , John Gray Centre 2021
Edinburgh printmakers members show 2020
West Barns Studio Gallery, 2018, 2017
The Found Gallery, 2018
Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh 2017
East Lothian Open Studios, 2017, 2012, 2011
Between the Trees, Dunbar Town House Gallery, solo exhibition 2013
John Gray Centre, Haddington 2012
Peter Potter Gallery, 2011, 2012
Three Harbours Festival, 2009
Scottish Poetry library, By leaves we live
2010, StAnza book fair 2011, 2009
The Glasgow Artist Book Fair 2009
Taigh Chearsabhagh 2008
The Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, An Leabhar Mhor Exhibition, 2002
The R.G.I Kelly Gallery, Timeless lands and Turning Tides,
An Tuirreann Art Centre, solo exhibition 'In the mouth of the night' Portree, 1999
An Lanntair Art Centre solo exhibition 'In the mouth of the night' Stornoway, 1998
The Queens Hall, Edinburgh, 1997,
Taigh Chearsabhagh Art Centre, North Uist, 1997
Netherbow Art Centre, solo exhibition Edinburgh, 1995,
Eden Court: Suil Uibhist, Inverness, 1996,
Judith Glue Gallery: Scottish Eccentrics
Edinburgh, 1996
Macgillvary Wildlife Exhibition, 1995
Morven Gallery, Lewis, 1994
Harris: Threads of Harris, 1993
WASP Studio Glasgow 1989, 1990

Pamphlets.: A Wind Tied Door, In the Mouth of the Night, An Illustrated Book about Birds,Follow the Blue Line, The Bee Catcher
The Rialto Poetry Magazine issue 68 and 65
Northwords Now, 2009, 2006 ,
An Leabhar Mor, The Great Book of Gaelic 2001,
Art Review, Art in Scotland, 1998
Fish kite
  • Anna Davis
  • Fish kite
  • Screenprinting
Blue Row
  • Anna Davis
  • Blue Row
  • Screenprinting
Studio Bees
  • Anna Davis
  • Studio Bees
  • Screenprinting
Barns Ness Lighthouse
  • Anna Davis
  • Barns Ness Lighthouse
  • Screenprinting
Pink Mallow Dreaming
  • Anna Davis
  • Pink Mallow Dreaming
  • Screenprinting
Barley moon
  • Anna Davis
  • Barley moon
  • Screenprinting
Rook and Poem
  • Anna Davis
  • Rook and Poem
  • Screenprinting
Mole Catcher
  • Anna Davis
  • Mole Catcher
  • Screenprinting