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Artist Film Maker/therapist

Therapist specialising in creative block, and the fulfilment of creative potential across the arts.

EDUCATION

2016 -2017.

Accredited certificate in Hypnotherapy. Glasgow Strathclyde University.

New Approaches is a development programme run by Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN)

2013 – 2015.

Integrative CBT Diploma in Therapy, Centre of Therapy, Glasgow.

1999–2002

BA(hons) Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art

2000

Fine Art, Chicago Art Institute

1997- 1998

Diploma in Film, London International Film School

1996–1997

Foundation Course, Central St. Martin’s College of Art

 CREATIVE POTENTIAL THERAPIST

2016.

Working with private clients across the arts since June 2015. Based at Centre of Therapy Glasgow.

12 week pilot at Glasgow School of Art delivering adapted CBT for creative block, for students in Learning Support.

2015

Body and Mind Group Work, Glasgow School of Art. Delivering 3 week course, in Creative Potential, using adapted models of CBT.

2014

Assistant Teacher on COSCA course module 3, Centre of Therapy, Glasgow.

2013 – 2015

Integrative CBT Therapist. Placement at First Step. Wishaw.

ART TUTOR

2014 – 2016

Art Tutor, HMP Shotts, Learning Centre, managed by New Lanarkshire College.

2016

Curated  ‘Third Hand, Autonomous Art From Scottish Prisons’. Exhibited at the CCA, Glasgow,  part of Glasgow International 2016.

2011 – 2015.

Visiting Art Tutor, Sculptural and Environmental Art Department, Glasgow School of Art.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

Premiere of ‘Seat In Shadow’, debut artist feature, at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016.

Solo, Seat In Shadow, Glasgow International Arts Festival 2016.

2015

Changjiang International Photography and Video Biennale. Audience Award. Silver Award.

City Gallery Wellington. Wellington, Aotearoa, New Zealand.

2014

Sydney Biennale. Sydney Australia.

Fleming House, London, Two Discs and a Zed, Nuit Blanche Video Festival.

2013 

CCA. Glasgow. Man of the Year.

2012

I am The Architect. House of an Art Lover. Glasgow International Arts Festival.

Solo Presentation at Cologne Art Fair. Jette Rudolph Gallery.

2011

Jette Rudolph Gallery, Berlin. Germany

2010

Magic towards Your Face. Macintosh Gallery, Glasgow School of Art.

2009

Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, Netherlands,

‘The Bedfords’, Sorcha Dallas, Glasgow

2008

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (commission)

Susie Q Project Space, Zurich

2007

Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami Beach (Solo Position)

Black Button, Cooper Gallery, Dundee

2006

Anna Helwing, Los Angeles

Tramway, Glasgow (screening of newly commissioned film)

2004

Sorcha Dallas, Glasgow

Transmission, Glasgow

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015

CIRCA Projects at Workplace Gallery, Exhibition, Group Show, Gateshead –January.

2014

Generation, 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland. National Galleries of Scotland.

ACCA, Melbourne, ‘Instinct’. December. Including, Beuys, Cattelan, von Wullfin, Wachtler, Lux.

2012

‘I am The Architect’, premiered at Rain Dance, London.

2010

Oklahoma Bienalle, Road is My River Short Film.

London Short Film Festival, screened the ‘Bedfords’, nominated for best short.

2009

Running Time: Artist Films in Scotland 1960 to Now, Dean Gallery, Scottish National

Galleries, Edinburgh 2nd Nov–8th Nov

Sitges Film Festival. Showing the short film ‘Bedfords’ before festival premiere.

A Tradition I Do Not Mean To Break, Zabludowicz Collection: Project Space 176, London

Liste Art Fair, Liste, Basel

Being and Nothingness, Light and Sie Gallery, Dallas (curated by James Cope)

Grin & Bear It: cruel humour in art & life, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University of Cork, Cork

The Armory Show, New York (Booth 706)

2008

‘To bring forth and give’ Sorcha Dallas Artist’s Print Project, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow

27th Amiens International Film Festival, MCA, Amiens

Frieze Art Fair, London Milan Film Festival, Various Venues, Milan

Cabinet of Curiosities, Museo Civico di Rovereto, Trentino

‘Laddy and the Lady’ screening, Cinema de Balie, Amsterdam

2007

The 52nd Venice Biennale, Palazzo Zenobio, Venice (one of six selected artists to represent Scotland)

Glasgow Film Festival, Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow (‘Laddy and the Lady’ screened alongside Matthew Barney’s ‘Drawing Restraint 9’)

Scotland at Venice, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen

Filmform Videoprogram, Cinemateque, Stockholm (Selected International film program curated by Filmform)

An Archaeology, Zabludowicz Collection: Project Space 176, London 27th Atlantic Film Festival, Atlantic Film Festival, Halifax, Nova Scotia  Subzone 2, Galerie Adler, Frankfurt Am Main.

Kortfilm Festival, Kulturhus, Grimstad, Norway

The 53rd International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany

2006

NADA Art Fair, Ice Palace Studios, Miami

Laddy and the Lady, Filmhouse, Edinburgh (screening as part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival)

If Not Now, Broadway 1602, New York

Liste, Basel

2005

The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) Art Fair, Miami Group Exhibition,

2004

Group Exhibition, Temporary Office Space, Glasgow

Group Exhibition, Centre de Creation, Bazouges la Perouse

 

REVIEWS/PRESS

2016

Glasgow International review – irrepressible vitality everywhere. Laura Cumming. 10th of April, Guardian

Artist Henry Coombes makes a love letter to Glasgow – with a little help from Arnie, 3 Apr 2016 / Barry Didcock, Herald.

2014

Biennale of Sydney ,Neue Zurcher Zeitung. Die Eine an anderen Ende der Welt. Samuel Herzog Biennale of Sydney, Art in America, Sydney Biennale. Jason Farago.

2013

CCA , Glasgow, Man of The Year. Skinny Magazine.

2012

Glasgow International Festival of Visual Arts Review. Guardian. Laura Cumming.

2009.

Artists of Course Are a Completely Foreign Species. Map Magazine. Elizabeth Neilson.

2007

Scots go for Gold in Venice. The Herald. Phil Miller. Scotland Sail in Venice. Erlend Clouston.

 

AWARDS/GRANTS/RESIDENCIES

2016

Nominated for The Michael Powell Award for best British Feature, at the Edinburgh International Film Festival

Nominated for best performance in a British Feature, at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016.

2015

Changjiang International Photography and Video Biennale. Audience Award. Silver Award.

Nominated for the 2015 Film London Jarman Award.

2014

Selected for The Sydney Biennale.

2013

Natural Benachie Residency, Scottish Sculpture Workshops.

2012

House of An Art Lover. Resident Artist. Glasgow International Arts Festival. 2012

2011

Cove Park Artist Residency

2010

CCA Walls of Light, film commission. Sources Script Development Course. Norway.

Shortlisted for best short at the London Short Film Festival for the ‘Bedfords’.

2009

Nominated for a Scottish Bafta for short film ‘The Bedfords’. ‘The Bedfords’ Premiered at Stiges Film Festival Spain

2007

Selected to represent Scotland at The Venice Biennale.

Creative Scotland Award.

2005

Scottish Arts Council/Scottish Screen Award for Film