WILL MACLEAN  
         
 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Narratives, Fine Art Society, Edinburgh
2016

Simon Lewty/Will Maclean, Charting a Decade II, 2006 – 2016, Art First, London

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2015-16 Veering Westerley / Fiaradh Gun Iar:

An Lanntair Stornoway
Iona Gallery. Kingussie
St. Fergus Gallery, Wick
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
An Tobar, Mull
2014 Gleaned and Gathered, Art First, London
2013 Reliquaries, Art First, London
2012-13

Reliquaries, School of Art History, University of St Andrews

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2011 Lead and Line, New Work, Art First, London
  Collected Works, 1970 - 2010 , The Fleming Collection, London
2008 Different Meridians, Art First, London
2007 Works with Poets, Stanza Poetry Festival, St Andrews
2006 Sea Room, Pittenweem Festival, Scotland, Guest Artist

2006

Simon Lewty and Will Maclean: Charting a Decade, 1995 ­ 2005, Art First, London

2005 North Sea Archives, David Krut Projects, New York, with Art First
2004 New Work, Art First, London
  Will Maclean, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull 

2002

Driftworks, Art First, London

  Driftworks, St Magnus Festival Exhibition, Pier Art Centre, Stromness, Orkney

2001

Driftworks, Dundee Contemporary Arts

2000

Seaways, Art First, London

1999

Cardinal Points, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. Johns, Newfoundland.

 

Landmarks-Seamarks, Bourne Fine Art, Edinburgh

1998

Atlantic Messengers, Art First, London

 

Cardinal Points, Museum of North Dakota, USA

1995

Voyages, Art First, London.

 

Professorial Exhibition, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee.

 

State University of New York at Binghampton, "Scottish Festival", Invited Artist with John Bellany.

1994

New Hall, St Andrews University

 

Comnairle Nan Eilean, Harris Festival

1993

Kelvingrove Art Glasgow

 

Tour to Wick, Thurso, Kingussie, Inverness

1992

Retrospective Exhibition, Edinburgh Festival

 

Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh; Art Space, Aberdeen

1991

Runkel-Hue-Williams, London

 

Cyril Gerber Fine Art, Glasgow

1990

Runkel-Hue-Williams, Old Bond Street, London

1987

Claus Runkel Fine Art, London

1986

Ring-Net, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

1984

Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery, Retrospective Loan Exhibition

 

Downing College, University of Cambridge

1983

Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh

 

Landmark Centre, Carrbridge

1979

Compass Gallery, Glasgow

 

Gilbert Parr Gallery, London

1978

The Ring-Net. Third Eye Centre, Glasgow and Richard

 

Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, Leeds Art Gallery, Inverness Art

 

Gallery, Campbeltown and Tarbet

1971-73

Loomshop Gallery, Lower Largo

1970

Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh

1968

New 57 Gallery, Edinburgh

1967

British School, Rome



Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 Archipelago: Academicians Gallery, RSA, Edinburgh
2019 Water, Colour & Life on Earth, The Art Box, Vicenza, Italy
  Our Infinite Land, RSA, Edinburgh
2018 Ages of Wonder, Scotland’s Art 1540 – Now, 2018, RSA, Edinburgh
  Assem Blage: Sculpture, Found Objects and Boxed Reliefs, Fine Art Society Edinburgh
  Paper Matters II: Christopher Cook, Simon Lewty, Will Maclean, Bridget Macdonald, Jack Milroy (Art First in residence at the Eagle Gallery)
  Shelter Stone: The Artist and the Mountain, DCA Dundee, and RSA, Edinburgh
  Maritime Perspectives, Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine
2017 Paper Matters: Christopher Cook, Simon Lewty, Bridget Macdonald, Will Maclean, Jack Milroy, Simon Morley. (Art First in residence at the Eagle Gallery)
  Notable: Highlights from the Year, Fine Art Society, Edinburgh
  Between Tides, Fine Art Art Society, Edinburgh
2015 The Moon, Art First, London
2014 The Power of the Sea, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2013

Waterlines, with Marian Leven, Duncan Rice Library, University of Aberdeen

  Mathematical Beauty, the Science of Art and Form, Gateway Galleries, University of St Andrews
  Scottish Connections: The Art of Marian Leven & Will Maclean, Galerie Herold, Hamburg, Germany
  Sea Fever, Dick Institute, Kilmarnock
2012 Seeing in a Wilder Sense, A Dialogue with Art and Anthropology, Museum of St Andrews
2011 McTaggart’s Scottish Shorelines, St Andrews Museum
  The Call of the Sea, Lamb Gallery University of Dundee
  A Window to the West: The Rediscovery of Highland Art. With Arthur Watson, City Art Centre, Edinburgh
  Poetry Beyond Text, Edinburgh Poetry Library and DCA, Dundee
2010 Window to the West: the Rediscovery of Highland Art, City Art Centre, Edinburgh
  Jake Harvey/Will Maclean, From The Studio II, Art First, London
  Retrospective, Eigse Carlow Arts Festival, Ireland
2009 A Field Guide to Observing Art, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario
  ZOOM – Looking Back/Looking Forward, Art First, London
  The Collector’s Art, Hunterian Gallery, Glasgow University
  Inspired; Scottish Art, Fleming Collection, chosen by John Burnside and Michael Russell
2008 The Post Card Project, Art First, London
  Will Maclean/Marian Leven, Cupar Arts Festival invited Artists
2006 Translations, Art First, London

2001

St. Kilda/Islands of Isolation, Taigh Chearsabhagh Art Centre, and Museum, Taigh Chearsabhagh, Lochmaddy, Western Isles

2000 Expressions of Scottish Art 1976-1989, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Dundee Contemporary Arts

1998

Transistors, Hashimoto Museum of Art, Morioka, Japan; Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh; Kunstforeinf, Trondheim, Norway

1997

Back to Nature, Art First, London

1996

Calanais/The Atlantic Stones - Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh University

  The Day of the Dead, Galeria Otravez, Los Angeles, USA
  Will Maclean and Jake Harvey: Constructions and Sculpture, Art First

1995

Recent Scottish Art, McManus Gallery, Dundee
  Contemporary Scottish Art in Print, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh and Yale Centre for British Art, Newhaven, USA
  Prints From Paragon, Talbot-Rice Gallery, Edinburgh
  Scandex – Scottish Sculpture in Scandanavia, Aberdeen Art Gallery; Kulturhus, Stavanger, Norway; Konstans Hus Lulea, Sweden; Kemin Taidemuseo, Finland
  Invited Artist, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
  Selected Affinities, Inaugural Solo Exhibition, Duncan of Jordanstone College

1994

Worlds in a Box, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, and touring.

  Artists Responses to Beuys, The Demarco European Foundation, Edinburgh Festival Exhibition

1992

The Line of Tradition – watercolours, drawings, prints from the Collection, Scottish National Galleries, 1700 – 1990, Festival Exhibition, Edinburgh

1991

The Artist and the Whale, Dundee Art Gallery

 

Towards a New Decade, 20th Century Scottish Art, The Fine Art Society, Glasgow and Edinburgh

  Will Maclean, A Night of Islands, Runkel-Hue-Williams, London
  Myth and Symbol, Highland Regional Council, touring exhibition
  20th Century Scottish Art, North-West Academy of Arts, Bristol
  Virtue and Vision, Sculpture and Scotland, National Gallery of Scotland in the Royal Scottish Academy

1990

Scotland Creates - 5000 Years of Scottish Art and Design, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow

1988

Scottish Art Since 1900, Exhibition and Barbican Gallery, London
  Homage to MacDiarmid, Edinburgh Festival Exhibition, Richard Demarco Gallery
  Clean Irish Sea, Greenpeace, Dublin, Cardiff and touring England and Germany
  State of the Art, Fine Art Society in Edinburgh and Glasgow

1986

Group exhibition Simon/Neuman Gallery, New York

 

From the Land, An Lanntair, Stornoway, Royal Scottish Museum Edinburgh

 

Contemporary Art from Scotland, Leinster Fine Art

 

From the Land, An Lanntair, Stornoway, Royal Scottish Museum Edinburgh

 

Contemporary Art from Scotland, Leinster Fine Art

1985

Focus on Landscape, Freemantle, Australia

 

Hallaig, works for the film on the work of Sorley Maclean directed by T. Neat, touring exhibition

1983

Six Scottish Artists, Cavallino Gallery, Venice

1982

Inner Worlds, Arts Council of Great Britain, touring exhibition

 

Mise en Boite, touring exhibition, Belgium

1981

Art and the Sea, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow and tour to Wales and England

1976

The Need to Draw, Scottish Arts Council touring exhibition