Malcolm Cruickshank

Malcolm Cruickshank is a textile artist born, brought up and now working in Edinburgh. He studied at Cumbria Institute of the Arts 2000 – 2004, gaining a BA Honours in Contemporary Applied Arts. His work is very varied and he uses resources (many of which would otherwise be discarded) in imaginative and unexpected ways, producing innovative and beautiful creations, which are normally functional as well as decorative. The combination of unusual materials with his skill in juxtaposing texture and colour make Malcolm’s work consistently striking and original. His output includes furniture, wall-art (fabric, monoprint and textured) and decorative lightboxes, all suited to the home and office environment. He also makes jewellery and items to wear. His style is always distinctive and personal and he is continually developing ideas. Since graduation, Malcolm has set up his own business, undertaken several commissions and organised or taken part in an impressive list of exhibitions. He was given an award to finance a solo exhibition of alternative kilts and accessories.