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Jenny Bruce

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Artist, Arts activator, and Historical researcher.
Graduate Grays School of Art, Aberdeen.
Post Grad Manchester College of Art. School of Advanced Studies.
Wide teaching experience in schools, colleges and University.

Throughout my career I have exhibited work in Britain and abroad since 1960 with paintings held in both public and private collections, and continue to exhibit locally in Caithness and for major Scottish exhibitions.

Most of my work relates to the heritage of Caithness, whether Archaeological or Historical using a variety of mediums from oil, watercolour, mixed media paintings to slate collages and sculpture which explore ideas on these themes.

Since returning from living abroad in 2003 interests have led to personal archival research and the organising of 5 exhibitions relating to the work of Thomas Telford and his various engineering works in Caithness on harbours, roads, bridges, churches etc.

LIkewise the self-publishing of booklets on historical aspects of Caithness and Telfords work in particular. In 2013 I completed writing a book called - Shepherds in the Straths - which discusses the internal migration of Border Shepherds to Caithness and Sutherland in the 18/19th century, also written articles for magazines, journals, local newspapers and co-ordinated two retrospective exhibitions for fellow artists - Avisandum - , Elliot Rudie 2012, - Celebration - the late David Morrison.2012 plus the setting up of the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry Exhibition in Bergen, Norway.

RECENT EXHIBITIONS.
1998 -2000 Concoursos de Rapid Peintura, Spain.
2000 7/2000 Richard Demarco Exhibition. Oxford.
2003 -2010 Society of Caithness Artists Annual Exhibition.
2003 Swanson Gallery Thurso.
2005 RSWA + Visual Arts Scotland. Edinburgh.
2005 Look 2005, Aberdeen
2005 Castle Gallery Inverness.
2005 Horizons, St Fergus Gallery, Wick.
2005 - 2006 Friends of Strathpeffer Annual Exhibition.
2006 - 2007 Local artists St Fergus gallery, Wick
2006 - 2012 Telford Exhibitions, Wick and Berriedale.
2011 Venus+ Beuys + Demarco, Edinburgh.
2011 Drawing group Exhibition St Fergus Gallery, Wick
2011 Katnes Folio Axolotl Gallery, Edinburgh.
2011 - 2014 Society of Caithness Artists Annual Exhibition
2013 Timespan Museum. Translocation Festival. Archival exhibition and talk.
2014 Tweeddale Museum and Art Gallery, Peebles. Archival exhibition and talk
2014 ARCH Highland.Dingwall Archival exhibition and talk.
2014 Castletown Heritage Museum. Archival exhibition and talk.
2014 History Links Dornoch. Archival exhibition and talk.
2014 Timespan Museum and Gallery. Winter Collection.
2015 Committed to Art. Caithness Horizons.Thurso

Telephone
01847 892 693

Mobile
07789502707

E-mail
Jbrucewick@hotmail.com

Postal Address
Jenny Bruce
Glengolly Farmhouse
Thurso
Caithness
KW14 7XH

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