Orla Stevens is a Scottish Artist working with painting and textiles.

Orla Stevens is a Scottish artist, whose painting and textile practice responds to multi-sensory experience of Landscape. 

 

Translating her experiences of Scottish land, sea and soundscape into abstracted colours textures and marks. Orla’s work researches her local landscape of the Trossachs National Park, where her studio is based, and further afield; delving into the natural rhythms from the West Coast, Hebrides and North Atlantic. Orla frequently explores these remote locations with wild camping inspiration trips. 

Trained in printed textiles and embroidery at Edinburgh College of Art, Orla discovered her love for expressive mark-making, graduating in 2018 with first class honours. Since, Orla has been developing her visual art practice, exploring conversation between painting and printing processes, exhibiting work across Scotland. 

EXHIBITIONS

2020

'Over the Rainbow' Group Exhibition - The Tolbooth, Stirling 

'Changing Tides' Exhibition - Scottish Society of Artists - Online

'Transparency', Bannockburn House - Group Exhibition 

Artisan &, Aberfeldy - Group Winter Exhibition 

Found Gallery, Dunbar - Group Winter Exhibition 

The Velvet Easel Gallery, Portobello - Group Winter Exhibition 

The Green Gallery, Dollar - Group Winter Exhibition 

The Whitehouse Gallery, Kircudbright - Group Winter Exhibition 

Sight & Sound - Solo Exhibition - Macrobert Arts Centre

Postponed to 2021

Artisan & - Group Exhibitions, January, March, April Online

2019

Drawn Threads - RogArt Studios - Curator & Exhibitor

 

Summerfest - Callander 

The Woodhouse - Kippen 

Perthshire Open Studios - Callander

Fife New Contemporaries - Online Exhibition

Teran Community - Online Exhibition

2018

ECA Degree Show, Edinburgh 

New Designers Textile Fair, London

Summerfest, Callander 

Tangible Sounds, Aural Textiles, Forres 

2014 - 2018

The colony of Artists Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh 

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EDUCATION

2018

Textiles BA (1st class Hons) Edinburgh College of Art 

2014

Tramway Visual Arts Studio Portfolio Course 

AWARDS

2020

VACMA - Graduate Award Forth Valley

2018

 

Worshipful Company of Dyers - Colour Award

 

Callander Hydro Trust Award 

CIRKEL Home - Sustainability Award 

RESIDENCY

2018 - 2020 

 

Aural Textiles Design Research RSE / GSA  (ongoing)

FEATURES

2020

Interview - Loch Ness Living

2019

The Great Outdoors Magazine - August 

The Skinny - June

STOCKED IN

BAM - Glasgow 

Made In Stirling

 

Or Shop - Portree, Skye  

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