'Comparable to a honeybee collecting vital essences from different flora, I gather ideas from philosophical, mystical and artistic disciplines alongside life experiences. My ideas could be described as my pollen, I transform them into something more refined, my honey'.

Statement

 

I am a Scottish artist based on the Isle of Skye working primarily in research-led, multi-disciplinary projects. Materials I utilise to execute my ideas I call my collaborators, normally they have symbolic, cultural and historical meanings. Using fine art processes and often unusual materials to explore our relationship to the natural world and observe its subtle rhythms, my intention has been to examine the idea that there exists an inherent intelligence within nature. Research stems from a deep curiosity for the ancient wisdom of both East and West, travelling, beekeeping and my innate connection to the Western Isles of Scotland.

 

CV

 

Exhibitions

2020    Lemond's Big Summer Show, Poppy Petals, Lemond Gallery, Bearsden, Glasgow.

Contributing Artist.

2020    Golden Ratio, Fine Art and Textiles, A Virtual Exhibition, www.megmiller.co.uk/golden-ratio-exhbition

A mother and daughter collaboration. Meg Miller and Margaret Peta Grounds 

2020    Collective Isolation, Poppy Petals, A Virtual Exhibition, www.thebridgeartcollective.co.uk

A group exhibition with The Bridge Art Collective. 

2020    Lemond Gallery, Collection of drawings and sculpture, Lemond Gallery, Bearsden, Glasgow.

A group exhibition with The Bridge Art Collective.   

2019.   Midwinter, Cluster, Kyle Railway Exhibition Centre, Kyle of Lochalsh, Ross-Shire.

A group exhibition with The Bridge Art Collective.

 

2019    Sounding Boards and Landing Boards, Collection of drawings and sculptures, Grampian Hospital Arts Trust - The Suttie Arts Space & The Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Foresterhill, Aberdeen. 

A joint exhibition with artist Kim Welch.

 

2019    Trees and Bees, Collection of drawings and sculptures, The Steadings Gallery, Balmacara Square, Ross-Shire.

A joint exhibition with artist Isabel McLeish

 

2019    Gatherings, Pollen Sacks, The Steadings Gallery, Balmacara Square, Ross-Shire.

A group exhibition with The Bridge Art Collective.

 

2019    Degree Show, Secrets from the Hive, Grays School of Art.

Final year exhibition from students of Fine Art and Design.

 

2019.   First Impressions, Venus in Bronze, Mars in Iron, The Steadings Gallery, Balmacara Square, Ross-Shire.

Group exhibition with The Bridge Art Collective.

 

2019.   Remote Host: Shetland, Shetland Serpent, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen.                                              

Group exhibition following a study trip to Shetland. My work is inspired by the meeting of land and sea, the rock formations and the Shetland language

 

2019    Remote Host, Grays School of Art x Gaada, Shetland.         

A pop-up evening exhibition displaying visual work made by GSA students during a field trip to Shetland.

2018    Poultice, Poultice, Exhibition in Grays corridor, Grays School of Art.          

A week-long collaboration with Emily Docherty. My contribution consisted of an installation of handmade felt pouches filled with porridge. Our work explored themes such as healing and alchemy.

 

2018    Pale Blue Dot, Blood Spilled, Spin, Aberdeen.          

Group exhibition of work on the theme of Sagan’s book Pale Blue Dot. My sculptural piece was inspired by ancient civilizations, masculine and feminine principles and beekeeping.

2018    CAP Exhibition, Homage to Hypatia, Aberdeen Business School (RGU).            

Group exhibition of students work, mixed themes.

 

2018    Mixed Bag, Hive Mind, Aberdeen Arts Centre & Theatre, Aberdeen.

Contributing artist.

Awards

2020    Visual Artist & Craft Maker Award Highland, Creative Scotland, Highlife Highland and XpoNorth

 

2020    Bee-Time Artist Residency, Artist and Research Projects, Andalusia, Spain

                                       

2019    Grampian Hospital Arts Trust - Exhibition Award, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen    

                 

2018.   Scottish Sculpture Workshop Residency Award, Lumsden                     

 

2017    Caram Trust Award, Robert Gordon University   

Professional Work Experience 

 

2020     Collaboration with Kyle community trust to deliver workshop on Mindfulness and Creativity 

 

2020     Ongoing collaboration with Rag Tag ’n’ Textile to deliver workshops on Mindfulness and Creativity for their clients and the general public

 

2019     The Bridge Art Collective, Skye, Lochalsh and Lochcarron - Exhibition coordination/Website  design

                                                                          

1989     Textile Designer, WERESHEEP, Isle of Skye                                                                                                  

 

2009     Textiles/Beekeeping Tutor, West Highland College, UHI, Skye and Lochalsh    

                                                            

2009     Tutor Coordinator, RAG TAG ‘N’ TEXTILE, Skye and Wester Ross             

Press

 

Friday 19th June 2020

News round-up: Phased return of Highland schools, Isles cancer message, and Collective Isolation exhibition

 

Saturday 29th February 2020 

The Herald, ‘The Lemond Gallery, Bearsden: The Bridge Art Collective’

Saturday 29th February 2020 

he Herald Magazine, ‘Critic’s Choice’, The Bridge Art Collective at the Lemond Gallery

 

 

Thursday 26th 2020

The West Highland Free Press, ‘Skye and Lochalsh artists set for first Glasgow exhibition’

 

October 10th 2019

Article from the Press and Journal

Grampian Hospitals Art Trust awards newly graduated artists with exhibition

September 28th 2019

Sounding Boards and Landing Boards

The Suttie Arts Space and The Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

28 September – 17 November 2019

This year Grampian Hospitals Art Trust (GHAT) announced the first of its annual exhibition prize for new graduates from Grays School of Art in Aberdeen and Moray School of Art UHI in Elgin. Meg Miller and Kim Welch were awarded opportunity to exhibit across both galleries, The Suttie Arts Space and The Small Gallery, in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

June 20th 2019

Emerging-artists|Grays Degree Show 2019

Meg Miller presents a reflective collection of works drawing upon her experiences as an apiarist. At the centre of her meditatively lit space is a fully working glass and wooden beehive placed alongside a collection of objects made in collaboration with these bees, subtle celebrations of their vital and intelligent labour. 

Review by Donald Butler

June 12th 2019

Meg Miller - Contemporary Art Practice

One of the artists featured on the RGU Website along with some talented students from both fine art and design - you can read about my experience of studying at Grays, my inspirations and the work which will be exhibited from this Friday until June 22nd as part of the Grays School of Art Degree Show 2019.

June 11th 2019

Article from the Skye Times

Skye artist's work to go on display at annual Gray's Degree Show

June 3rd 2019

Collective Action puts Ross-Shire artists in the frame to reach wider audience

Article posted by Hector MacKenzie

May 30th 2019

Exhibition| Bridge Art Collective, First Impressions 

Posted by The Society of Scottish Artists

 

 

 

 

© 2020 Meg Miller, Isle of Skye, SCOTLAND

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