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Rosalind Lawless

Rosalind  Lawless
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"Looking always at the leftover cut paper and other materials that were continuously produced through and surplus to my printmaking process. I asked myself, what would happen if I rearranged these materials and created something new? What if I introduced found materials?

In a move away from more traditional ways of working on paper and other substrates and towards collage; the found and recycled is becoming paramount to my process. Working with collage creates unexpected results for me, a sense of surprise and new meaning.

Physical environment of place is concrete inspiration, the subjective experience of being in a new place, continually exploring the detail and form within architecture, intricate lines, structures and vast space. This is reflected and resonates in my process of making through the perception of the place. The work revolves around a sense of history, of the spaces that inspire and the history of the journey making the work – leading me to chance compositions, accidental, intuitive and always finding in amongst the making.
Rosalind Lawless
b.1978 Glasgow

Academic Qualifications

2002-2004 Masters of Art Printmaking, Royal College of Art, London
1999-2002 BA Fine Art Printmaking Grays School of Art, Aberdeen (First class hon’s)


National Galleries of Scotland, Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
Stirling University PATHFOOT Collection, Stirling
Pallant House Gallery and Museum Chichester
Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum, Aberdeen


RSA Residencies for Scotland Award, Peacock and the Worm, Aberdeen
RSA William Little john Award
Shortlisted for Anna Lobner/Dusseldorf Exchange 2019
Bet Low Trust 2019
International Academy of Fine Arts, Scholarship, Salzburg 2019
Scottish Art Club Award,
Royal Scottish Academy Invited Artist – Doug Cocker
Inverarity One to One Travel Award France
Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts
Glasgow Art Club Fellowship Award,
Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts
Joe Hargan Award, Paisley Art Institute Glasgow
Tim Mara Trust Award, Royal College of Art
Daler Rowney Drawing Prize, Royal College of Art, London
John Kinross Award, Royal Scottish Academy

Solo Exhibitions

Glasgow Print Studio, Featured Artist 2022
Brecon Arts Centre, Curated by Fraser Taylor 2021
Jmarchitects Wall Objects #2 Architecture Fringe 2021
Material Stories, Briggait Wasps Studios, 2020
HRI Munro Architects, Inverness, March/April 2020
Footpath to Town Stallan Brand Architects, Glasgow 2019
Wall Objects Briggait Wasps Studios 2019
New Works Glasgow Print Studio 2019
Reclamation Helensburgh Arts Hub 2019
The Line Gallery Linlithgow 2018
London Art Fair, Glasgow Print Studio 2018
Unburdened Realities Tatha Gallery Newport-on-Tay 2017
Transition Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh 2016
In Abstraction Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow 2014
Invited Artist Award - Scottish Art Club, Edinburgh 2013
Interior Monuments Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh 2012
Blackheath Gallery, London 2012
Foyer Gallery, Aberdeen 2011
Abstracted Materials, RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow 2011
Atrium Gallery, Aberdeen Art
  • Rosalind Lawless
  • Approaching
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  • Fortress
  • Assemblage
  • Rosalind Lawless
  • Assembly
  • Printmaking
Underground Monuments
  • Rosalind Lawless
  • Underground Monuments
  • Printmaking
An Engagement with Time and Place
  • Rosalind Lawless
  • An Engagement with Time and Place
  • Printmaking
Twist and Bend
  • Rosalind Lawless
  • Twist and Bend
  • Printmaking