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Sheilagh Tennant   independent  CURATOR  & art consultant

Artruist founder and director, Sheilagh Tennant, has 25 years’ experience as an independent curator and manager of contemporary visual art exhibitions and programmes. She has also worked with private clients, sourcing work for them as well as advising both new collectors and young artists at the beginning of their career. She has managed both public and private art commissions and has been part of a World AIDS Day committee as well as a selection panel for Glasgow Art Fair and the organising committee for the original Traquair Fair.

Sheilagh Tennant   independent  CURATOR AND ART CONSULTANTArtruist founder and director, Sheilagh Tennant, has 25 years’ experience as an independent curator and manager of contemporary visual art exhibitions and programmes. She has also worked with private clients, sourcing work for them as well as advising both new collectors and young artists at the beginning of their career. She has managed both public and private art commissions and has sat on organising committees, including the selection panel for a Scottish Art Fair.She has  a particular interest in initiating new projects which approach an issue or subject from a new perspective such as the ARTAID biennial exhibition series and, more recently, Burns Unbroke.For 10 years she has worked on several projects offering new insights into the work of Robert Burns via contemporary interpretations:  Inspired 2009, part of the government’s Homecoming Scotland celebrations, the contemporary Burns inspired exhibition programme at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and Burns Unbroke, the first Burns inspired contemporary arts festival in Edinburgh.

She has  a particular interest in initiating new projects which approach an issue or subject from a new perspective such as the ARTAID biennial exhibition series and, more recently, Burns Unbroke.

For ten years, she has been specialising in projects offering new insights into the work of Robert Burns via contemporary interpretations:  Inspired 2009, the contemporary Burns inspired exhibition programme at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and Burns Unbroke, the first Burns inspired contemporary arts festival in Edinburgh.

Among the artists whose work she has shown over the years are: Craigie Aitchison, Calum Colvin, Ken Currie, Tracey Emin, Graham Fagen,  Douglas Gordon, Damien Hirst, Howard Hodgkin, Richard Long, Rachel Maclean, Ron Mueck, Eduardo Paolozzi, Robert Powell, Grayson Perry and Ed Ruscha.


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