Artist CV

​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.

Education

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

 

Past Exhibitions

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.

 

Galleries

Re:Store, Lanark

Strathaven Art Gallery, Strathaven

Dove Arts, Bothwell

Clan Gathering Pop Up Gallery, St Andrews

Parade Artist Shows, Glasgow

 

Curatorship

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

 

Collections

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

 

Previous: 1997-2007

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