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Sheilagh Tennant – curator & art consultant specialising in contemporary interpretations of Robert Burns

Artruist founder and director, Sheilagh Tennant, has over 25 years’ experience as an independent curator of contemporary visual art exhibitions and programmes. 

She has managed both public and private art commissions and has advised private clients as well as young artists at the beginning of their careers.  Among the contemporary artists whose work she has shown are Fiona Banner, Tracey Emin, Graham Fagen,  Laura Ford, Douglas Gordon, Damien Hirst, Richard Long, Rachel Maclean, Polly Morgan, Ron Mueck, Robert Powell, Grayson Perry, Ed Ruscha, Kiki Smith, Joana Vasconcelos, Hanneline Visnes and Mark Wallinger.

For all enquiries please contact Sheilagh.

Since 2009 she has worked on several projects offering new insights into the work of Robert Burns via contemporary interpretations: Inspired, part of the government’s Homecoming Scotland celebrations, a contemporary Burns inspired exhibition programme at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Ayr and Burns Unbroke, the first Burns inspired contemporary multi-arts festival in Edinburgh.

To reflect both the contemporary relevance of Burns as well as his iconic status, Tennant had the idea of creating a Warholesque design, exclusive to artruist. Incorporating this design, currently available for sale are limited edition prints or open edition lithographic prints.


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