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Alison Kinnaird is one of seventy two artists selected for the British Glass Biennale 2015. This is the landmark overview of contemporary British Glass, and take place between 28th May-28th June 2015, in the Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge.

Alison Kinnaird's piece is 'Threshold', a group of five doorways, each 40cm H x 26cm W x 15 D. Optical glass, cast glass, Caithness stone, LED lighting with wheel and sandblast engraving.
'Unknown' on display at Scottish Parliament
Alison Kinnaird's 'Unknown' installation, a glass army created as an artist's response to war, was on display at the Scottish Parliament from 4th Oct - 2nd Nov. 2014

A short film which covers the creation of the installation can be seen at youtu.be/hucAe57mBPU and the work will be on display in various venues in Scotland until 2016.

St Mary's Cathedral
3-10th Nov 2014

Aberdeen Art Gallery
Dec 2014-March 2015

NTS Vistor Centre
April-June 2015

Elgin Museum
July-Sept 2015

Leith Hall (NTS)
Sept - Oct 2015

The Highlander Museum
Oct-Dec 2015

8 Jan - 29 Feb 2016

4 March - 30 May 2016


June - July 2016

Aug - Sept 2016

Oct - Dec 2016

Book Release: Reflections - The Art of Alison Kinnaird
This new publication is a retrospective of Alison's work over four decades. It features more than one hundred full colour images, an artist's essay, a complimentary DVD featuring films of her work and harp music, and an introduction by James Holloway, former director of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

Reflections can be purchased online here

Reflections - the Art of Alison Kinnaird
ISBN 978-0-9540160-2-9
Published by Kinmor Music 2013
Luminesce - Edinburgh Festival Fringe Exhibition 2013
Art of Alison Kinnaird - Luminesce
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Exhibition

Dates: 29th July - 31st Aug 2013
Days & Times: Mon-Sun 10am-8pm
Cost: Free, non-ticketed
Location: Gallery 369, 369 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1PW (Edinburgh Fringe Venue Number 180)

This solo Festival Fringe Exhibition features a number of lit works, smaller engraved pieces and cameo engraved wall panels, as well as a series of Alison's drawings on glass. She also works on a large scale in different media and the show includes charcoal, pencil and ink-wash paintings.

"Alison Kinnaird's imagery is simply outside time, and alludes to a world long gone. And yet it embraces questions about identity and relationships, about naked truth and social pretence. Her figures relate to the human condition as we think of it today." Dan Klein, Artists in Glass, 2001

Find out more about this exhibition at: www.alisonkinnaird.com/369
Exhibition at The Gallery in Johansfors, Sweden
Alison Kinaird will take part in an exhibition at The Gallery in Johansfors, Sweden, opening on April 27th 2013 and running throughout the summer.

Engraving courses with Alison Kinnaird in 2013
Alison Kinnaird will teach two short courses in engraving in 2013.

The course at UrbanGlass in New York will take place from 3rd-5th May, and will be taught in collaboration with Jane Bruce. It will cover a number of different techniques as well as wheel engraving.

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The course at Frauenau in Germany will run from 31st July-7th August. It will look at inspiration and drawing for engraving, as well as copper and diamond wheel engraving technique.

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Both courses are suitable for all levels of experience.
Scottish National Portrait Gallery Window
Artist and musician Alison Kinnaird MBE has just completed a major commission - the creation of the Donor Window at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh. Alison designed the window, and has drawn and engraved the donors' portraits in glass, over three years of work. She is recognised as one of the world's leading glass artists with work in many private collections and museums/art galleries, including all the major Scottish galleries, the permanent collection of the Scottish Parliament, the Victorian and Albert Museum, London, the Corning Glass Museum, New York and the Tutsek Foundation, Munich.

Four years ago the Scottish National Portrait Gallery closed for a major refurbishment. The Donor Window recognises the generosity of the major benefactors towards the refurbishment of the building. It is the only new artwork which has been commissioned for this event. The window will measure 3 metres high by 1.5 metres wide, and will feature twelve portraits of the donors, plus fourteen more roundels representing various trusts and institutions who donated money towards the project. A portrait of the Queen also features. Her Majesty will unveil the window during her official visit on 2nd July 2012, the first Scottish engagement of her Jubilee tour, and will in effect, mark the completion of the renovation project.

Patrick Ross Smith from Shetland will assemble and install the window in the Gallery, next to the original Donor Window, which dates from the establishment of the building in 1891. The Scottish National Portrait Gallery was the first specialist Portrait Gallery in the world. Its recent transformation has sparked off enthusiastic appreciation, with 200,000 visitors since it re-opened in December 2011.

A short film has recently been made, looking at this project and Alison's career to this point. Part 1 of the film traces Alison's development as an artist. Part 2 of the film then goes on to look at the Portrait Gallery project in some depth and gives some insight into the skills and work that were involved in its creation. You can view both parts of the film below.

London Glassblowing exhibition
Alison Kinnaird is exhibiting at the London Glassblowing Gallery from 7th-30th June 2012.

This show celebrates Peter Layton's 75th birthday and represents 8 artists who are pioneers in the field of Studio Glass.

London Glassblowing
62-66 Bermondsey Street
City of London
British Library records Alison Kinnaird's Life Story
As part of their 'Crafts Lives' series of oral history, Alison Kinnaird was one of the artists selected to record their lives in a series of in- depth interviews for the Archive Collection of the British Library. Alison found it a fascinating experience, as the interviewer, Frances Cornford, encouraged her to speak about her life in art and music. The interviews, lasting 9 - 10 hours, were spread over 3 days, and discuss her experiences from her earliest childhood, through her career as an established artist and musician.
Scottish Trad Music Awards - Hall of Fame
In 2010, Alison Kinnaird was inducted into the Hall fo Fame at the Scottish Trad Music Awards. These awards are made to individuals who are judged to have made a major and lasting contribution to the world of Scottish music
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