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Louise Todd

Louise Todd
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I am a visual artist and academic, based in Edinburgh, Scotland. In both aspects of my work, I observe people and places through the lens of tourism, as a phenomenon, and as a set of practices. My artwork reflects how we gaze upon, experience, and perform tourism when we engage with spaces and places. My artwork and research are linked, and each informs the other. I am particularly interested in narratives of visual culture, tourism and the tourist gaze, alongside festivals, and cities.

I studied at Glasgow School of Art in the 1990s, where I completed a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, Sculpture, followed by an MPhil in Art and Design in Organisational Contexts. Since then, I have worked in a variety of roles across the arts, festivals, events, and media. I undertook a PhD between 2007 and 2010 at Edinburgh Napier University. This was concerned with image and identity in the context of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as the world’s leading event tourism phenomenon.

I continue to work as an academic at Edinburgh Napier, and my art and research are complementary processes and practices. Having returned to painting and the study of art relatively recently, I have exhibited my work; and have also presented my work at various research seminars and conferences.
Education
PhD: Festival images: brand image and stakeholders’ brand relationship types at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh Napier University (2011)

M.Phil: Art and Design in Organisational Contexts, Glasgow School of Art (1996)

BA (Hon): Fine Art (Sculpture), Glasgow School of Art (1994)

Exhibitions
Paradigms, Whitespace, Edinburgh (August 2024).

Right Here Now Edinburgh, Gallery 1, Edinburgh Palette, St Margaret's House, Edinburgh (June 2024).

Then and Now: Visual Arts Scotland (VAS) Centenary Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (February-March 2024).

Paradigms, Whitespace, Edinburgh (July-August 2023).

Arion Art, group exhibition, Gallery 1, Edinburgh Palette, St Margaret's House, Edinburgh (June 2023)

Royal Scottish Academy, 197th Annual Exhibition, RSA, Edinburgh (May-June 2023)

Paradigms, Whitespace, Edinburgh (October-November 2022)

Arion Art, summer exhibition, The Life Room Gallery, Edinburgh (August 2022)

Arion Art, group exhibition, Gallery 1, Edinburgh Palette, St Margaret's House, Edinburgh (June 2022)

Arion Art, summer exhibition, The Life Room Gallery, Edinburgh (August 2021)

Arion Art, group exhibition, Gallery 1, Edinburgh Palette, St Margaret's House, Edinburgh (June 2021)

Chroma 13a, group exhibition, Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh (July 2020)
Place and Time Imaginary
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  • Place and Time Imaginary
  • Oil
Through a Glass
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  • Through a Glass
  • Oil
Binomial Imaginary here/there
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  • Binomial Imaginary here/there
  • Oil
Social Persistence
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  • Social Persistence
  • Oil
Observed Celebration II
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  • Observed Celebration II
Bank Holiday Palimpsest
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  • Bank Holiday Palimpsest
  • Oil
Memory Travels
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  • Memory Travels
  • Oil
Leisurely imaginary
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  • Leisurely imaginary
  • Oil

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