Solo Exhibitions

2022 Points of Departure, City Art Centre, Edinburgh
2018 Narratives, Fine Art Society, Edinburgh

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

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


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 


Driftworks, Art First, London

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


Driftworks, Dundee Contemporary Arts


Seaways, Art First, London


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


Atlantic Messengers, Art First, London


Cardinal Points, Museum of North Dakota, USA


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.


New Hall, St Andrews University


Comnairle Nan Eilean, Harris Festival


Kelvingrove Art Glasgow


Tour to Wick, Thurso, Kingussie, Inverness


Retrospective Exhibition, Edinburgh Festival


Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh; Art Space, Aberdeen


Runkel-Hue-Williams, London


Cyril Gerber Fine Art, Glasgow


Runkel-Hue-Williams, Old Bond Street, London


Claus Runkel Fine Art, London


Ring-Net, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art


Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery, Retrospective Loan Exhibition


Downing College, University of Cambridge


Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh


Landmark Centre, Carrbridge


Compass Gallery, Glasgow


Gilbert Parr Gallery, London


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


Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, Leeds Art Gallery, Inverness Art


Gallery, Campbeltown and Tarbet


Loomshop Gallery, Lower Largo


Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh


New 57 Gallery, Edinburgh


British School, Rome

Selected Group Exhibitions

2024 Art First London, Celebrating 30 Years!
2022 Time and Tides, Fine Art Society, Edinburgh
2021 Owners of the Soil, Will Maclean and Shaun Fraser, Fine Art Society, Edinburgh
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

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


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


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


Back to Nature, Art First, London


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


Focus on Landscape, Freemantle, Australia


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


Six Scottish Artists, Cavallino Gallery, Venice


Inner Worlds, Arts Council of Great Britain, touring exhibition


Mise en Boite, touring exhibition, Belgium


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


The Need to Draw, Scottish Arts Council touring exhibition