Scottish Creations Exhibition

Explore a wide range of visual art, craft and film created by local artists across Scotland, including works featured in our Scottish Creations pop-up exhibition.

15 December 2022

The Scottish Creations tour in May 2022 was accompanied by a pop-up exhibition of paintings, textiles, ceramics, prints, poetry, photography and more.

All the works were curated from an open call to amateur, leisure-time and semi-professional artists across Scotland. We asked them to share how their local area inspired them creatively, especially over the past couple of years when we have all spent more time than usual closer to home.

The stories behind each creation stem from local tales and historic artefacts, as well as more personal experiences.

Scottish Ensemble worked with Creative Lives to bring this exhibition to fruition. Creative Lives works throughout the UK and Ireland to celebrate, promote, and champion creative participation and the many benefits it can bring to people and communities.

Click on individual artworks below to read the story behind their creation.

With thanks to Kelly Donaldson of Creative Lives


Aidan Lynn
Andy Auld - Ardeer to America (Video)

Annelie Strydom
Milly (Sculpture)

Anna Baran
The Selkie (Upcycled Art)

Athene Bergamino
Walking Stick (Photography)

Aurora Piñas
Reflections (Stoneware)

Barry Douglas
Divine Inspiration (Photography)


Calum MacKenzie
Am Bugha Mòr (Original Composition)

Cara Watson
I Wish I Was (Poetry and Photography)

Cassandra Barron
Furl & Unfurl (Leather, Thread, Paper, Ink)

Chris Gemmell
Plaid (Handwoven Wool)

Christine Ewan
Shifting Sands (Acrylic and Collage on Paper)

Claire McGinlay
Drummer Boys (Print)

Claire Stewart
The Meetings (Oil on Canvas)

Craig Fairley
Remember (Photography)

Dan Brady
The Penny Wedding (Poetry)

Dumfries & District Flower Club
Tam o' Shanter
 (Floral Artwork)


Dylan Mclarnon
Realisation Triptych (Audiovisual Composition)

Elise Forbes
Tower of Johnston (Modelling Chocolate and Paste)

Eric Cannell
Moorish (Oil on Canvas)

Fiona McGlynn
Donkey & Cat (Needle Felting)

Fiona McLean
Clach An Airm (Thread Art)


Fiona Soe Paing
Sand, Silt, Flint (Original Composition and Video)

Gilyan Noble
Old Habits Die Hard (Oil on Canvas)

Hayley McGhie
Swimming with the Sunset (Photography and Poetry)

Heather Hawick
The Selkie (Lino Print)

Helen Murray
Calgary Beach (Tapestry Weaving)

Isabella Dalliston
Glasgow Necropolis (Digital Illustration)

Jacqueline Koronka
Woodland Musings (Hand-Formed Metal, Wood and Bark)

James Ross
Dundee Riverside (Photography)

Joshua Stevenson
The Grey Lady (Photography)

Julie Brown
Ailsa Craig (Felt Hanging)

Julie Stephen
Panini Football Sticker circa 1984 - Robert Burns (Acrylic Painting)

Sunrise Over Loch Leven Poem

Karen Elwis
Sunrise over Loch Leven (Poetry)

Kate Wilson
Wyvin Wyes (Weaving)

Katie Rodgers
Cambusnethan Priory (Photography)

Katy Penn
Flora Drummond’s Journey (Oil Paint on Beach Wood)

Kevin O’Neill
Stag (Pastel Painting)

Lena Vurma
Ghosts Past & Present (Polaroid Art)

Lesley Bryce
Otters (Pencil Drawing)

Margrit Perrin
Loch Ness (Acrylic Painting)

Marilyn Reid
The Cauldron (Embroidery)

Marion Timperley
Clachnaharry (Acrylic Painting)


Overdrive Dance Company
Status: Changed (Short Film)

Penny McWilliams
Towards Loch Doon (Silk Embroidery)

Peter Parker
Storm at Stenness (Photography)

Rebecca Johnstone
The Village That Changed the World (Digital Photography)

Ruth Simpson
The Language of Trees (Acrylic Painting)

Ruxi Morton-Teng
Many Faces (Ceramics)

Robin Tannock
Ayrshire Landscape (Oil on Canvas)

Seonaid Baillie
Askernish (Acrylic Painting)

Sheena MacRitchie
Roddy's Lucky White Heather (Harris Tweed®)

Shirley Weatherup
Cruck Cottage Robin, Torthorwald (Watercolour Painting)


Wendy Grosvenor
The Well of Lecht (Video)

Willy Gilder
Spring in South Queensferry (Painting)

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