Chrissie Heughan is an artist working predominately with hand cast paper but also works across other art forms such as collage and mixed media, printmaking and sculpture.
Since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 1995, she has pursued her own work and career as a professional artist and freelance tutor. Chrissie taught at Edinburgh College of Art until 2012, lecturing in papermaking, printmaking, mixed media and sketchbook work.
qualifications and training
Chrissie Heughan studied Art and Design, Fine Art (Portfolio) at Dumfries and Galloway College of Technology, and Fine Art B.A. (Hons) Drawing and Printmaking at Edinburgh College of Art.
She is an elected Professional Member of Society of Scottish Artists, has served on many of their selection, hanging and arranging committees; a committee member of Fife Dunfermline Print Workshop. She has received several awards for her work and professional development from Creative Scotland (formerly Scottish Arts Council), City of Edinburgh Council, Worshipful Company of Founders for bronze casting and Japanese Cultural Affairs for study of Japanese paper making. Awards which helped Chrissie to research traditional block print and papermaking in India; a three month residency in Mino City Gifu, Japan and Vermont Studio Centre, USA, to spend time working with print and paper.
Chrissie was selected to be one of six international artists to participate in the Paper Village Art Project in Mino, Japan in 2001. There she worked and studied with master craftsmen. She returned in 2006 to be part of Street Museum, an international exhibition in Mino and Gifu City.
Chrissie has taught and organised many workshops in papermaking, printmaking and mixed media across a broad spectrum of the community, for adults and children and those with disabilities. These have been for organisations and institutions such as: Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, the Fruitmarket Gallery, National Galleries of Scotland, Waverly Care Trust, Artlink Central, Edinvar Housing, Leith School of Art, Edinburgh College of Art, Gracefield Arts Centre and primary and secondary schools in Edinburgh and the Borders. South West Scotland Community Woodland Trust in Dumfries and Galloway, Green Angels Action Group, a project to help young adults return to the work place, based by the Falkirk wheel. Entered in Who's Who in Art, 2014 ongoing.
In 2017, Chrissie was involved in two major projects, one which combined artists from Japan and Scotland in the exchange of paper and the other was the creation of specialised papers for artists working in South Western Australia.
selected group exhibitions
2018 'Paper Trails' St. Andrews Museum
2017 'The Tartan Fleck' Western Australia
2017 - 20 'Washi | Umi O Koete' 'Paper From Across The Sea' Nov 2017 - Sept 2020
2016 Paisley Arts Institute 128 Annual Exhibition. Royal Scottish Academy - Open
2015 'unabridged' collaborative exhibition, The Quay Gallery, Fife.
2015 React-Reflect-Respond, Perth Museum and Art Gallery; The Edinburgh Art Fair; The Fire Station, Dumfermline; Society of Scottish Artists 118th Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh
2014 Experience Bronze, Milton Art Gallery, Banchory, Aberdeenshire
2014 In a Jiffy, SSA Professional Members Exhibition, Meffan Institute, Forfar
2013 Paisley Arts Institute, 125th Annual Exhibition
2012 Society of Scottish Artists, Royal Scottish Academy
2011 Royal Scottish Academy Open
2010 Hong Kong Graphic, HK Graphic, Hong Kong Island
2009 SSA Vision, Vision Building Dundee
2009 A Sense of Place, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh
2008 Print Silver, Adam Smith Institute, Kirkcaldy, Fife
2007 Survey, Contemporary Sculpture from Scotland, RSA
2005 Drawn to Making, West Kilbride Community Initiative
2005 Magazine, Scottish Contemporary Art, Edinburgh Arts Festival
2002 Eastern Edges, Shoreline Gallery, Aberdour Fife
2001 Kunst, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
2001 Paper over the Cracks, Scotland
2001 Art Now, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries
2000 Connections, the gallery bookshop, the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
1999 Pagemakers, UK
1998 Scottish Spirit, University of Philadelphia, USA
1997 Cross-Reference, Applied Art and Contemporary Scottish Printmaking
Studio One Edinburgh 1996
Queens Hall Edinburgh 1997
Paper and Tea Patriothall Gallery Edinburgh 2006
Paper Europe - vol. 11. No 1 April 1999
Tullis Russell - Trio Annual - 1998/1999
Printmaking Today - vol 9 No 4 Winter 2000