Pamela Tait
ME
 
 

 

I live on the Black Isle with my husband, the artist Erlend Tait

A little explanation about my work. July 2017

I was talking to someone about how I create all these little characters in my work and he taught me a new word, Pareidolia. This is the psychological phenomenon where the mind responds to a stimulus by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists, and this is exactly what happens when I look at trees. It can be a bit overwhelming at times but creatively I find it incredibly inspiring.

I am honoured to be represented by: FB69

Forthcoming events:

Inverness Art Gallery and Museum, solo exhibition, 8th Sept - 21st Oct 2017

A selection of original Artwork is available from FB69 Gallery, Munster and Köln, Germany, Browns Gallery, Tain and the Highland Print Studio, Inverness.

Education:

1992-96: Grays School of Art, Aberdeen. BA (hons) Fine Art
1991-92 : Foundation Art Course, Rutherston College of Further Education, Aberdeen

Selected exhibitions and press:

2017

‘The Tree Beings’ Solo exhibition, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
WOWxWOW‘Room Of A Thousand Doors’ online group exhibition
‘Tales From The North’ Joint exhibition with Erlend Tait, Comar, An Tobar Arts Centre, Tobermory, Isle of Mull
RSA Open Exhibition, RSA Gallery, Edinburgh
WOWxWOW 'Lightning Bolts & Little Sparks' Online group exhibition

2016

Winter Postcard Exhibition, RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow.
The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts 153rd Open Annual Exhibition 12th - 27th Nov 2016
Polygon Project, Sidespace Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. 4th - 11th Nov 2016. This exhibition features over 30 female artists carefully selected from all over the planet by Hobart emerging artist and curator Laura E. Kennedy. Each was provided with an identically shaped “polygon” panel to work on and the proceeds from sales go to the wonderful Anti-Domestic Violence Charity - White Ribbon.
Attending the Highland Print Studio, Inverness to learn Printmaking. This project is supported by the Highland Visual Arts & Craft Award Scheme and The Bet Low Trust.
Girlpower 2, group exhibition, FB69 Koln Gallery, Koln, Germany

2015

Winter exhibition, Browns Gallery, Tain
RGI Christmas postcard exhibition, Kelly Gallery, Glasgow
Thype curated by Recoat and Graphic Design Festival Scotland. An interdisciplinary exhibition of artists and designers who explore letterforms through their work. On the Corner, Glasgow
Collaborated with the amazing Lyndsey Burns to create 4 illustrations for her fantastic new business Cub Bag
TWENTY ONE AND COUNTING, Browns Gallery, Tain
Le tour Belgique Portfolio show, Koln, Germany
Crows are following us, group show, FB69 Koln Gallery, Koln, Germany
March exhibition, Edinburgh Drawing School Gallery, Edinburgh
VAS:T 2015, RSA Gallery, Edinburgh
February Exhibition, Edinburgh Drawing School Gallery, Edinburgh
London Art Fair, represented by The Compass Gallery, Glasgow 2014

2014

RGI Christmas Exhibition, Kelly Gallery, Glasgow
RSA Open exhibition, RSA Gallery, Edinburgh
Forgotten Land: Solo exhibition including new collaborations with Erlend Tait, FB69 Köln, Germany
Cabinet Show: group exhibition, Compass Gallery, Glasgow
Aberdeen Artist’s Society 80th Annual exhibition, Aberdeen Art Gallery
Spring exhibition: group exhibition, Tolquhon Gallery, Tarves, Aberdeenshire
Interview ‘Tait and Tait’ in Stadtgefluster Munster Magazine, Germany
Crows are following us: group exhibition, FB69 Gallery, Munster, Germany

2013

‘Against the wall’ group exhibition, Ig-lu Gallery, Inverness
Pop up Christmas group exhibition, Recoat Gallery, Glasgow
Christmas postcard exhibition, RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow
Girlpower, Group exhibition, FB69 Köln gallery, Köln, Germany
RGI 152nd Annual Exhibition, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow
‘Forgotten Land’ Solo exhibition including new collaborations with Erlend Tait, FB69 gallery, Munster, Germany
Joint exhibition with Erlend Tait, Browns Art Gallery, Tain
5th Year anniversary – group exhibition, FB69 Gallery, Munster, Germany
Received funding from the Bet Low Trust
Duologue - joint exhibition with Erlend Tait, RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow
Ran a workshop with Erlend Tait for pupils from Hillhead Academy, Glasgow. Held at the RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow
Spring breakers – group exhibition FB69 Gallery, Munster, Germany

2012

'The end of the world' Group exhibition, FB69, Munster, Germany
Christmas exhibition, RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow
Nose Bleed, group exhibition, Fuse gallery, New York. See photos from the exhibition here
Transart – Collaborated with Erlend Tait, Car painting event, organised by IOTA and Team Recoat
151st Annual Exhibition, Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, Glasgow
Yuck and Yum Summer Zine Edition
Aberdeen Artists' Society 78th Annual, Aberdeen Art Gallery
‘Nosebleed’ Fuse Gallery, New York, USA

2011

I was invited by the wonderful Erik Foss to contribute towards the Police Brutality Colouring Book. Available to purchase here
Character artist for 'The match girl passion' watch the animation here
'Girl power' group exhibition FB69 Gallery, Munster, Germany
SOLO exhibition 'Smooth Mystery' FB69 Gallery, Köln, Germany
'Feminality Couples' The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, USA. Collaborating for the first time with the brilliant artist Erlend Tait. Watch the exhibition promo video here
READ a cool article about me on Hi-Fructose :)
"Apartness" Group exhibition Recoat Gallery, Glasgow

2010

Contemporary Art Ruhr 2010, SANAA Gebäude, Zeche Zollverein, Essen, Germany. Being represented by FB69: Alejandra Lunik, Ana Bagayan, Anarkitty, Pamela Tait and Tara McPherson 
Solo Exhibition “Better on lips than on paper” FB69, Munster, Germany READ THE REVIEW                                                       
Pornsaints exhibition, Museum of Porn, Switzerland

DRAW, Museo de la Cuidad de Mexico, Mexico City, USA
Pornsaints Exhibition, Birdhouse Gallery, Austin, Texas, USA

2009
DRAW, Shooting Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Whats Highland got to do with it?, Eden Court, Inverness

2008
Members Exhibitition, An Talla Solais Arts Centre, Ullapool
Christmas Exhibition, Kate Leney Gallery, Tobermory, Isle of Mull
Christmas Exhibition, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen
Ladies Night, Solo Exhibition, Fuse Gallery, New York, USA
West Coast Open 4, An Talla Solais, Visual Arts Centre, Ullapool
Joint exhibition with Erlend Tait, Kate Leney Gallery, Tobermory, Isle of Mull
The Painted Face: Portraiture Open, Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham
New Works exhibition with Erlend Tait Inchmore Gallery, Inchmore, Inverness-shire
DRAW touring group show @ Stolen Space Gallery, London. Curated by Erik Foss and Curse Mackay from Fuse Gallery, New York

2007
Christmas Exhibition, Kate Leney Gallery, Tobermory, Isle of Mull
Christmas Exhibition, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen
Good Visibilty, An Talla Solais, Visual Arts Centre, Ullapool.
Double Vision, Queen Mary Vaults, Bank St, Inverness read review
"The Art of Being Highland", Midmills Campus, Inverness
Sealladh 4, An Tuireann Arts Centre, Portree, Skye tour of exhibition
UHI Headquarters, Inverness
Aberdeen Artists’ Society, 73rd Annual, Aberdeen Art Gallery
Visual Energy, An Talla Solais, Ullapool
MacMillan Cancer Support, Strathpeffer Pavillion, Strathpeffer

2006
Highland Hospice Exhibition, Phipps Hall, Beauly
Red Door Gallery, Edinburgh
Aspect Prize, Paisley Art Institute, Paisley
Starfish Ceramics, Glengorm, Isle of Mull
Paperworks - Bury Art Gallery and Museum, Bury
Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London
Highland Open Exhibition, touring

2004
Traverse Theatre Bar, Edinburgh
Scottish Arts Promotion, Edinburgh

2003 Bakehouse Gallery, Edinburgh

2001 Pier Arts centre Stromness, Orkney. Summer show

2001 Pier arts centre, Stromness, Orkney. Winter show

1996 Gordon Art Exhibition, Inverurie town hall, Aberdeenshire. Special award.
1996 RSA, Edinburgh. Final year Student show.


Illustration work:

2015 Collaborated with the amazing Lyndsey Burns to create 4 illustraions for her fantastic new business Cub Bag

2011 Character artist for 'The match girl passion' watch the animation here

2008 Cutting Teeth, Literature Magazine
2005 RAAR demozine #2 comic

Artist registrations:

Publications:

DRAW book

Yuck and Yum Zine

 

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