Orla Stevens is a Scottish landscape Artist and Textile Designer. 

STATEMENT

CURRICULUM VITAE

Orla is influenced by instinctive mixed media processes, wild landscape and the cultural traditions and narratives tied to rural locations. Her textiles are inspired by history, music and stories found within traditional Scottish culture. Orla combines the emotive narrative of these mediums into visual and tactile form, as art blankets for the Home. Using making as a method of story telling, Orla seeks to explore the relationship that lies between landscape, its historical narrative and our present emotional experience of place. 

Painting focuses on capturing emotive qualities of place, through colour and form. An outdoor enthusiast herself, Orla believes in the importance of connection with nature. Orla explores the physical and emotional links we form with rural places; an interconnected relationship of mind, body and environment. Through painting, Orla hopes to build on the bond between people and places, to highlight the importance of connecting to, respecting and preserving our wild landscapes, heritage and ecology. 

EDUCATION

2018

Textiles BA (Hons) Edinburgh College of Art 

2014

Tramway Visual Arts Studio Portfolio Course 

EXHIBITIONS

2019

Drawn Threads - RogArt Studios - Curator & Exhibitor

 

Summerfest, Callander 

2018

ECA Degree Show, Edinburgh 

New Designers Textile Fair, London

Summerfest, Callander 

Tangible Sounds, Aural Textiles, Forres 

Makers Marque, Edinburgh 

2014 - 2018

Colony of Artists Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh 

AWARDS

2018

 

Worshipful Company of Dyers - Colour Award

 

Callander Hydro Trust Award 

CIRKEL Home - Sustainability Award 

RESIDENCY

2018 - 2019  

 

Aural Textiles Design Research RSE / GSA  

INSTAGRAM

Website: www.orlastevens.com

 

Email: os@orlastevens.com

 

Instagram: @orlastevens

Facebook: @orlastevensart

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