about Chrissie Heughan SSA

chrissie stenton june 2014


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.

She 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,  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

2019 - 2020 Together with artists,  Mino City, Japan

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

solo exhibitions

Studio One Edinburgh 1996

Queens Hall Edinburgh 1997

Paper and Tea Patriothall Gallery Edinburgh 2006

selected publications

Paper Europe - vol. 11. No 1 April 1999

Tullis Russell - Trio Annual - 1998/1999

Printmaking Today - vol 9 No 4 Winter 2000






































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