Fiona Rew is a professional artist based in Glasgow Scotland. After 20 years of working in community arts establishing and creating therapeutic visual arts projects and businesses for vulnerable and disabled people, Fiona set up her own creative practice in 2007. This new journey led her into developing her collage art works into glass. Fiona creates bespoke painted stained-glass windows and panels, fused glass vessels and glass sculptures, in addition to making unique glass jewellery. Fiona continues to tutor and mentor both in the community and in her own studio.
BA Community Arts, University of Strathclyde 2000
HND Art Glass Design City of Glasgow College 2012
Master class in deep bowl forming with Karl Harron 2017
Master classes in traditional stained-glass painting with
Brian J Waugh 2015-2016
Parade Aritst Show Glasgow 2017
Landingstrip Exhibition Hamilton 2017
Parade Artist Show Glasgow 2016
Parade Artists Show Glasgow 2015
Group show Glasgow 2014
Clan Gathering Prophetic Art Exhibition 2013
Parade Artists Show Glasgow 2013
End of Year Show City of Glasgow College 2012
End of year Show City of Glasgow College 2011
Continuing Ed. Show Glasgow School of Art 1996
Annual Art Group Shows Biggar 1993- 1995
Public Art Commissions
Larkhall Community Growers, stained glass and fused information panels for community garden 2016-2017.
The Haven Blantyre; 4 glass panels for hospice centre 2014
Hairmyres Hospital; art work for reception area 2006
Carstairs State Hospital; art works for new visitor’s centre 2004
East Kilbride underpass redevelopment project; art project for underpass 1999
South Lanarkshire Council; filming the creating of a public glass art sculpture 1999.
Strathaven Art Gallery, Strathaven
Dove Arts, Bothwell
Clan Gathering Pop Up Gallery, St Andrews
Parade Artist Shows, Glasgow
The Art Ability Gallery 2005-2006
Art-Ability Annual Exhibition 2003-2006
East Kilbride Arts Centre Exhibition for disabled artists 2005
Transformations Exhibition 2004
Inspire Exhibition (in collaboration with 13 hands Exhibition and South Lanarkshire Council) 2003
Carstairs State Hospital Exhibition 2003
Works held in private collections in Australia, New Zealand, USA and UK.
Community Arts; Tutoring and Project Managing: Current and Recent:
Larkhall Academy Assisted Special Needs (ASN) Group stained glass project 2017.
Larkhall Community Growers drop in, mosaics and glass 2016
Larkhall Academy ASN) Group; mosaics and glass project 2016
Adult and Children; private and small group tuition in fused glass, Glasgow 2012-present day
The Haven Centre Blantyre children’s project; mosaics 2015
The Haven Centre Blantyre carers and volunteers group 2014
The Haven Centre Blantyre children’s group project glass panel for the centre, plus individual glass work with participants 2014
Art Ability; creating a unique arts charitable business for disabled people.
Developing a model for the integration of disabled people into mainstream arts activities across Lanarkshire.
Trained over 100 volunteers to tutor and support disabled people into visual arts projects.
Hairmyres Hospital; art tutoring to occupational therapy patients.
Hairmyres Hospital Psychiatric Unit; project created to break the cycle of dependency on the Occupational Theraphy service through a visual arts programme.
Devising an NHS service level agreement for GPs to offer therapeutic visual art services in East Kilbride as a pilot scheme.
Carstairs State Hospital; working with patients to change perceptions of people with serious mental ill health through developing and showcasing patient’s art.
South Lanarkshire Museums; art projects, including exhibitions, to develop new audiences.
Children’s art projects on behalf of South Lanarkshire Rangers Service to encourage visitation and promote awareness of the Parks and the natural world.
Motherwell College; Special needs student support visual art project.
South Lanarkshire Council; drawing and painting tutor for adults.
South Lanarkshire Council; summer clubs’ art tutor.
South Lanarkshire Council; art development team residency.
East Kilbride Primary Schools; underpass redevelopment art project.
Maryhill women’s centre; summer arts tutor for vulnerable women and children.
Milton Primary School, Lesmahagow; millennium textile wall hanging project for whole school.
Awards and Grants
Pearson Prize for Best Art Glass Student 2011
Scottish Arts Council (Now Creative Scotland) professional development award 2005
Unemployed Voluntary Action Fund 2002-2006
South Lanarkshire Council Grants and Awards 2002-2006
Lankelly Chase Award 2005
Arts and Business Award 2005
Esme Fairbairn Award 2005
Hamilton and East Kilbride CVS award 2005
South Lanarkshire Voluntary Enterprise Award 2002-2005
The Robertson Trust 2004
Lloyds TSB Foundations 2002-2004
The Scottish Arts Council (Now Creative Scotland) grant 2002-2003