James Donald

Work Experience – Selected
1995 – 2000, 2003 to 2014
Permanent part-time tutor, Art and Design Department, Dundee College of Further Education, Dundee.

2009 – 2013
Leith School of Art, Edinburgh Part-time tutor &
Summer School Tutor.

June – July 2009
Intern at Velvet Da Vinci’s, 2015 Polk Street San Francisco CA 94109 415.441.0109 – (Duties included developing an on line presence using on line tools to develop existing and attract new audiences).

2006 – 2007
Visiting lecturer, Scottish College of Textiles, Galashiels.
(Teaching weave to second year degree students and fourth year development work)

1996 – 1998, 2003
Part-time tutor / visiting lecturer, Constructed Textiles, Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee
(Teaching Weave at Degree Level also involved on the R.A.E Programme).

Visiting lecturer, Interior Design Department, Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee.

2000 – 2001
Visiting tutor, School of Design & Applied Arts, Silversmith & Jewellery Department, Interior Design Department, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh.

Part-time tutor, Art and Design, Telford College, Edinburgh
Teaching Mixed Media at National Certificate Level.

August 1996 / 1998
Visiting lecturer, Canberra Institute of the Arts, Canberra
(Workshops in printmaking and drawing).

1995 – 1996
Part-time tutor, Textiles Department, Cumbria College of Art and Design, Carlisle
HNC and Degree Level Students, teaching weave and the design process.

1995 – 1996
Part-time tutor, Textiles Department, Stockport College, Stockport, Manchester
(Conducting workshops and teaching the design process).

1995 – 1996
Part- time tutor, Scottish College of Textiles, Galashiels
(Teaching weave to second year degree students).
Further Education

Solo Exhibitions – Selected
Teaching Qualification in Further Education (TQFE) Dundee College of Further Education, Dundee, Scotland.

Masters in Design, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, Scotland.

1990 – 1993
B.Des Constructed Textiles, 1st Class Honours, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, Scotland.

1998 – 1990
HND in Spatial Design, Newcastle College of Art & Design, Newcastle, England.

1985 – 1998
HNC in Spatial Design, Dundee College of Further Education, Dundee, Scotland.

Solo Show at Mitsukoshi Ltd, Tokyo, Japan.

Accident or Design, Out of the Blue Gallery, Edinburgh.

Scotsman Abroad, Canberra Institute of the Arts, Canberra, Australia.

Group Exhibitions – Selected
October 2014
Selected to represent Scotland at the World Crafts Council Conference in Dongyang, China October 2014.

03 Sep 2014 – 01 October 2014
Embrace – This exhibition brings together a collection of work from six textile artists to herald the beginning of autumn with a range of innovative and wearable designs at the The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

March/April 2012
Small Works – An exhibition by staff, invited artists and past members of Leith School of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland.

November 2011
Philadelphia Museum of Modern Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, USA.

September 2008
Masters Exposition – Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art.

30 September – 11 November 2006
Green: design-ED exhibition at the Collins Gallery, Glasgow.

October 2006
Origin: The London Craft Fair in association with the English Crafts Council.

22nd June -2nd July 2006
‘Sense of Identity – Contemporary Scottish Textiles’. Museum of Arts & Crafts, Itami, 2-5-28 Miyanomae, Itami, Hyogo, 664-0895, Japan.

April 2005
‘Surface, Structure, Shape’ Selected Show in Association with the British Crafts Council, Week long exhibition held in the Axis Building, Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan featuring the work from Michael Brennand-Wood, Katherine Coleman, Anna Lorenz, Joanne Kinnersly-Taylor, Matthew Harris, Effie Burns, Alison Welsh, Ann Catrin Evans, Nitin Goyal, Sharon Elphick, Lisa Hammond, Suresh Dutt and Joy Buttress.

March 2005
Selected by Applied Arts Scotland to exhibit as part of the Country Living Show, Edinburgh.

February 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008
San Francisco Contemporary Gift Fair, San Francisco, USA.

February 2003
Ambiente Frankfurt, Germany.

January 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2012
New York Contemporary Gift Fair, New York, USA.

November 2003 – In association with the English Crafts Council
The Philadelphia Museum of Modern Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, USA.

November 2011 – In association with Craftscotland
The Philadelphia Museum of Modern Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, USA.
Embrace brings together a collection of work from six textile artists to herald the beginning of autumn with a range of innovative and wearable designs

June 2012, 2013 and 2014
Art by the Water – Exhibition by artists at Coburg House Art Studios to celebrate the Leith Arts Festival 2012

August 2002
Artisan, Edinburgh.

October 2001, 2002 and 2004
Chelsea Crafts Fair, London in association with the English Crafts Council.

April 2001, 2002
Filo Yarn Fair, Milan in association with Gardiners of Selkirk.

October – December 2000
ABC goes to work, Edinburgh College of Art and Bridgeview Exhibition Space, Aberdeen.

November 2000
College Collective, Frames Contemporary Gallery, Perth, Scotland.

November – December 1999
“Context” Visual Research Centre, Dundee Contemporary Arts
Context is an exhibition which has toured Australia and Scotland. The exhibition explored the diversity of work produced by the staff in Constructed Textiles at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.
Exhibitors: Janet Shelley, Gordon Brennan, Philippa J. Lauder, Sue Heathcote, James Donald and Victoria Smith.

Printing History – 18 years of Megalo Access Arts, Canberra Musem and Gallery. The exhibition was selected and curated by Brandan Dahl and Peter Haynes.

Context, exhibition highlighting the work of the lecturing staff from the Constructed Textiles Department, Duncan of Jordanstone, Canberra, Australia,
catalogue ISBN 899837 28 0.

Northern Exposure, Invited Artist, Peacock Gallery, Aberdeen.

SSA, 102nd Annual Exhibition, Selected Artist, Edinburgh.

New Ground, the second Magalo artist space project, Canberra, Australia.

From the Margin – Small Structures – Traveling Exhibition.

New Designers – Islington, London, England.

Awards Received
Awarded the Creative Development Award by the then names Scottish Arts Council, now Creative Scotland.

AHRC funding which assisted my research to complete the Masters of Design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee University, Dundee, Scotland.

Winner of British Crafts in Japan Award. Presented at the Chelsea Crafts Fair, October 2002 to the exhibitor who has created a body of work, which is deemed to be most appropriate for the Japanese market, demonstrates innovation of design and illustrates creativity in the use of materials.

Award from Scottish Arts Council (SAC) to represent Applied Arts Scotland at the New York gift fair in August, with a view to exhibit there as part of Scottish Select in 2003/2004.

Recipient of the Scottish Arts Council’s Award for Individual Development

Recipient of a City of Edinburgh Exhibition Grant

Recipient of a Lothian and Edinburgh Enterprise Ltd Export Grant

Angela Bradshaw Travel Award: I used this award to visit the USA and travel extensively in Australia during 1994

Finalist in Bacardi Rum Scottish Fashion Designer of the Year

August 1996
Experimental Computer Aided Weave on the Recent Graduates Residency Program
Canberra Institute of the Art Canberra, Australia.

July 1994
One month residency, working with high school students in a workshop situation
Woodleigh High School Melbourne, Australia.

March – May 1994
Three month residency, which included student workshops
Canberra Institute of the Arts, Canberra, Australia.

March 1994
Two week residency, working with screen-printing techniques in a studio situation
Megalo Arts Centre Canberra, Australia.

Further Information
Japan 2004
Travelled to Tokyo, Japan on 26th March 2004 along with the British Crafts Council where PickOne took part in high profile appointments with leading retailers such as Axis, Matsuya Co. Ltd and Mitsukoshi Ltd.

April/ May 2003, 2004 and 2005
Selected to participate in the British Crafts Council Trade Mission to Japan.

Scottish Select 2001, 2002 and 2003
Chosen by Scottish Select to exhibit at the Made In Scotland trade show in January of each year. Scottish Select were looking for individually made pieces which demonstrated high quality design, craftsmanship and fresh innovaitive ideas within Scotland.

1994 Lecture Tour
Canberra School of Art, Canberra.
Tolopea Park School.
RMIT, Melbourne.
Tapestry Weavers Group, Melbourne.
Monash University, Melbourne.
Melbourne School of Millinery, Melbourne.
Hobart Art School, Hobart, Tasmania.

July 1998
Invited speaker at the SHIFT Textiles symposium in Canberra, Australia.

December 2000
In conjunction with Fiona Mackintosh of Tessuti a retail outlet called Concrete Wardrobe was established to specifically promote and sell Scottish based and trained textile makers. As well as PickOne and Tessuti products other suppliers include the following: Teena K Ramsey, I-Glass, SodaKitsch, Katherine Emtage, Catherine Aitken, Mairi Brown, Jenni Douglas, Susan Kemp, Lara Scobie, Gavin Burnett etc … . This ever expanding range of products is all locally sourced within Scotland and while Concrete Wardrobe do not demand exclusivity many of our products cannot be found anywhere else in Edinburgh and, in some cases, Scotland.