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Orla Stevens

Orla Stevens
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Through painting, Orla explores the experience of connecting with the natural world, translating the emotive qualities of Scottish Landscape into her practice.

Orla frequently explores remote landscapes with wild camping and hillwalking trips, where plein-air drawing, sound recordings and photography informs her painting collections.

Painting research takes Orla all across Scotland; from her local landscape of the Trossachs National Park where her studio is based, to further afield; delving into the natural rhythms from the West Coast, Outer Hebrides, Orkney Isles and North Atlantic sea.
EDUCATION

2018
​Textiles BA (1st class Hons) Edinburgh College of Art

2014
​Tramway Visual Arts Studio Portfolio Course

AWARDS

2020
​VACMA - Graduate Award Forth Valley

2018
Worshipful Company of Dyers - Colour Award
Callander Hydro Trust Award
​CIRKEL Home - Sustainability Award

EXHIBITIONS

2021
​'Sagas and Seascapes' commissioned for exhibition and video concert - Online
​'Sound Exchange' Aural Textiles - InSpace, Edinburgh

2020
​'Over the Rainbow' Group Exhibition - The Tolbooth, Stirling
​'Changing Tides' Exhibition - Scottish Society of Artists - Online
​'Transparency', Bannockburn House - Group Exhibition
​Artisan &, Aberfeldy - Group Winter Exhibition
​Found Gallery, Dunbar - Group Winter Exhibition
​The Velvet Easel Gallery, Portobello - Group Winter Exhibition
​The Green Gallery, Dollar - Group Winter Exhibition
​The Whitehouse Gallery, Kircudbright - Group Winter Exhibition
​Sight & Sound - Solo Exhibition - Macrobert Arts Centre
Postponed to 2022
​Artisan & - Group Exhibitions, January, March, April Online

2019
​Drawn Threads - RogArt Studios - Curator & Exhibitor
​Perthshire Open Studios - Callander
​Fife New Contemporaries - Online Exhibition
​Teran Community - Online Exhibition

2018
​Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show, Edinburgh
​New Designers Textile Fair, London
​Tangible Sounds, Aural Textiles, Forres

2014 - 2018
​The colony of Artists Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh
Aud I
  • Orla Stevens
  • Aud I
  • Mixed Media
Northern Isles Sea Haar
  • Orla Stevens
  • Northern Isles Sea Haar
  • Mixed Media
Aud II
  • Orla Stevens
  • Aud II
  • Mixed Media
Breaking Light - Ring of Brodgar
  • Orla Stevens
  • Breaking Light - Ring of Brodgar
  • Painting
Walking the Coast
  • Orla Stevens
  • Walking the Coast
  • Painting
Loch Voil
  • Orla Stevens
  • Loch Voil
  • Mixed Media
Escapism - Deerness
  • Orla Stevens
  • Escapism - Deerness
  • Painting
Orkney Dreamscape 1
  • Orla Stevens
  • Orkney Dreamscape 1
  • Mixed Media

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