biography

About Silvy Weatherall

Silvy Weatherall (nee Johnston) is married and has 4 children. Between 1995 and 2005 she took time out of her Art practice and concentrated on rearing her young family. During that time they lived in Hong Kong for three years followed by two years in Sydney, Australia. They moved back to Dumfries in South West Scotland in 1998. Her husband Ben, is a farmer, game dealer and food producer. She resumed her career in 2005.

Silvy has exhibited in a number of group exhibitions and had solo shows in the Philippines, Hong Kong and Scotland. Silvy has completed a large number of commissions. She is a keen cook, sings solo jazz and has sung with various choirs over the years. In December 2008 she co produced a CD , singing traditional jazz favourites with the Pianist Derek Paravicini, sales from this CD raises funds and awareness for The AMBER Trust.

education

1987 - 1990
Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts B.A (Hons) degree in Fine Art (painting)

Sep - Dec 1986
7th term Art Course, Marlborough (A Foundation course condensed into a term)

1984 - 1986
Marlborough College, Wiltshire

1980 - 1984
Faringdon Secondary School, Oxfordshire

residences

2010 February and August
Artist in residence for Sotogrande and NH Hotels. Spain.

2007 September
Artist in Residence for Brandy de Jerez, Spain. Taking photographs for a book on Brandy de Jerez.

2006 June and September
One of four photographers selected to reside in Brittany over a period of a month as a Celtic link with the Brittany Tourist Board.

1991-1992
Artist in Residence.Baguio Arts Guild,Philippines

solo exhibitions

2016

"Another Man's Treasure" Fine Art Society Edinburgh 29th September -12th November 2016

2014

"A body of parts" deconstructed taxidermy at Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh May 17-July 20

2010

'Over the Hedge' Farm and hedgescapes from Dumfries and Galloway, Mill on the Fleet. Gatehouse of Fleet.Scotland

1995

Foreign Correspondents Club. Hong Kong

1991

"Food for Thought" Pheonix Gallery. Baguio City, Philippines

commissions

2017

To design a memorial garden using stone slabs from a decomissioned railway bridge.

2007
To make a Corrugated iron sculpture for the CatStrand Arts and Community centre.New Galloway.Scotland.

2003 -2006
To run the Shawhead Primary School after school Art Club

2005
To collate the ideas of the school children at Shawhead Primary School.To design and oversee the construction of Shawhead School and Community Garden.

1994
The 1994 Hong Kong Land Co Christmas card. An Original Art work that was photographed for the card, now hanging in the boardroom at Hong Kong Land Co. Hong Kong

1993
Murals commissioned by "Playright" for Caritas Medical Centre and the Queen Mary Hospital (Children's Wards) Hong Kong

1992
Stage Sets and props for "Eugene Onegin". Oxford

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

September "Good Nature" Candida Stevens Gallery , Chichester

September "Dead on arrival" Plymouth

July to August "Ornos Logos" at the Fine Art Society , Dundass Street , Edinburgh

2013

February to May
"Ca' the yowes" A celebration of Robbie Burns, Alloway

2012

September
"Arts in the Clarts" Arts and crafts from the region,Dunscore

2011

September
"Arts in the Clarts" Arts and crafts from the region,Dunscore

2009

December
"Celebrating 30 years" Maxwelltown Gallery, Dumfries

October -November
"Country Pursuits V" Whitehouse Gallery ,Kirkcudbright

June
Outdoor Sculpture exhibition.Cheeseburn Grange Northumberland

May-June
"Local Heroes" Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright,Scotland

2008

December
"The cart before the Horse",Maxwelltown Gallery,Dumfries

Oct- Nov
"Country Pursuits IV", the Whitehouse Gallery,Kirkcudbright

September-October
"Brittany by Ecosse", Maison de Bretagne, PARIS

May
Spring Fling, Dumfries and Galloway

Feb- April
Kirkcudbright,Tollbooth Gallery. Brittany photography.

Jan- Feb
Edinburgh French institute.Brittany photography.

2007

December - Jan
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.Brittany through the eyes of 4 Scottish photographers. December 3-21st
Glasgow Alliance Francais. Brittany through the eyes of 4 Scottish photographers.

December th
"The Cart before the horse" Maxwelltown gallery, Dumfries

May
Spring Fling Open Studios. Crochmore House, Irongray,Dumfires.

April-September
Photographic residency exhibition.Brittany. See news and events for further details on dates and location.

March-April
Spring Fling Taster Exhibition.Gracefirld Arts centre.Dumfries.

March-April
VAS annual open.Scottish Royal Academy,Edinburgh.

January
"Farm" Stroud House Gallery, Gloucestershire.

2006

Dec - Jan
"The Cart before the horse" Maxwelltown gallery, Dumfries

April - May
"Wild Life" Ottersburn Art Gallery, Dumfries

March - April
Spring Fling Taster Exhibition.Gracefield Arts Centre.Dumfries

May
Photography at the Galloway Garden Festival

April - June
Landmarks III, Lowood Gallery, Armathwaite, Cumbria.Village Bakery Gallery, Melmerby,Cumbria

May
"Spring Fling" Open studios Dumfries and Galloway.

2005

Nov - Dec
Stroud House Gallery.

1993
"20 Years of Marlburian Artists" Covent Garden, London

1992
"Book Art 2" The Luz Gallery, Manila, Philippines
Penguin Cafe, Metro Manila, Philippines
"Paper Art" Duntog Gallery, Baguio City, Philippines

1990
Baguio Arts Festival, Baguio City, Philippines

1991
"Book Art" Luz Gallery, Manila, Philippines

1991
First Philippine Handmade Paper conference. Philippines

1990
"What they Showed" A selection of the best of the London Degree Shows. Chelsea, London