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RSA Open Exhibition 2017


The Royal Scottish Academy on The Mound, in Edinburgh: Saturday 22nd July- Sunday 1st October 2017 ...more

Making a 'Haiku-Hoose' Workshop


A poetry and mixed-media workshop with poet, Gerry Loose and artist, Brigid Collins ...more

Painting/Walking Holiday


For artists & walkers near Malaga in Andalucia, Spain with artist Brigid Collins and local walking guides ...more

Adventures in Human Being


On Tuesday, 11th May, at the National Library of Scotland, I attended the launch of a very beautiful and unusual book that’s absolutely bursting with curiosity and wonder about what it is to be alive in a human body. In one of his essays, 'Breast: Two Views on Healing', Francis considers the results of a collaboration between myself and poet and essayist, Kathleen Jamie. ...more

Off The Rails Arthouse Summer School: In and Out of the Garden


There are just a few places now left on my four day summer school at the lovely Off The Rails Arthouse, in Ladybank, Fife, Scotland! ...more

Painting Trip to Mull of Kintyre


Working 'en plein air' is so invigorating! ...more

Painting and Walking Holiday: THIS WEEK IS NOW FULL


A wonderful week for artists and walkers at El Cerrillo, Andalucia, Spain with artist Brigid Collins
10-17 October 2015
Immediate booking is advised, as only a few places left! ...more

Shadows of Our Ancestors 2012: Celebrating World Heritage Day on April 18th


Brigid commissioned to craft original artwork to promote unique project celebrating World Heritage Day in Scotland. ...more

Another Creative Weekend!


Another hugely fun and creative workshop took place in my home over the weekend of 14-15 April. ...more

'Poem-Houses' Workshop


Join me at the beautiful Claremont Gallery, in Aberdeen for a hands-on, day-long workshop on Sunday 28th April 2013 (10 am - 4 pm). ...more

New Work Exhibited at RSA Galleries


I have two new paintings exhibited at the RSA Galleries, from 4th February to 1st March 2012. ...more

Essay Published in Granta Online


The literary magazine, Granta has published an essay by writer and poet, Kathleen Jamie about our creative collaboration in their most recent online edition. ...more

Scottish Illustrators: New Website Launched


A revamped website for Scottish Illustrators has just been launched. ...more

Songs of Other Places


New Writing Scotland 32 ...more

How the workshop went...


My weekend workshop, "Making A Poem-House" proved to be hugely enjoyable and I will definitely be running more of this type of event! ...more

'Frissure' Exhibition at The Scottish Poetry Library


Frissure - Brigid Collins & Kathleen Jamie. An exhibition of original artworks from this limited edition book, published by Polygon in August 2013. ...more

Making a 'Poem-House' Workshops 2012


New Workshop opportunities! Come and join in further adventures in art and poetry with Artist & Illustrator, Brigid Collins ...more

December Workshop at Claremont Studio in Aberdeen


Don't miss the last of my workshops of 2012!!! ...more

RSA Open 2011


I'm delighted to once again have had my work selected for the 2011 RSA Open Exhibition, which opens on 12th November and runs until 18th December 2011, at the RSA Lower Galleries, Princes St. Edinburgh. ...more

Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition 2013


There is still time to see my work at the RSA Open Exhibition in the lower galleries! It runs until Sunday 26th January 2014. ...more

Poetry Beyond Text Talk at the Scottish Poetry Library


Conversations on creative collaboration with Poet, Jim Carruth reflecting on some of his recent collaborative projects, including our own current collaboration "without understanding we have beauty", a sequence of poems to which I am making visual responses. ...more

Pittenweem Arts Festival 2013


Invited Artist at The Pittenweem Arts Festival 2013 (3-11 August) ...more

cabin:codex exhibition


"From feral to urban, from codex to artists' book": Relaunch project and Exhibition of selected works from the collection at The Centre for Artists' Books at The Visual Research Centre DJCAD, Dundee Contemporary Arts (30th April - 29th May 2011) ...more

"Frissure": New publication of a collaboration with Kathleen Jamie now available


I have just had a new book published, by Polygon, an imprint of Birlinn Ltd. Launched at my exhibition, "Thisness", at The Pittenweem Arts Festival (3-11 August, 2013) to great acclaim, it is for sale (see details, below) for £15.00 and is a beautifully designed limited edition linen-bound hardback - hurry! ...more

Royal Scottish Academy Exhbition


My work is to be exhibited at The Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) in the RSA Open Exhibition ...more

New Evening Course at Leith School of Art


I will be teaching a new evening class at Leith School of Art, from 10th September, called "Word & Image". ...more

"an attitude of mind" exhibition


An exhibition of new work, made in collaboration with poet, Kathleen Jamie, has opened in the Pathfoot Foyer Gallery at the University of Stirling. ...more

2012 St Columba's Hospice Art Friends Exhibition


Fundraising Exhibition for St. Columba's Hospice
7-9th June 2012 ...more

"Small" Exhibition at The Scottish Poetry Library


Check out my work in "Small", an exhibition of tiny Artist's Books and poetry books, at The Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh, until 27th November, 2010. ...more

"Another Land" Website Launched


I have created an image for use on the website for an exciting new project, "Another Land", launched recently: ...more

Making a 'Poem-House' Workshop


Eight creative souls joined Brigid for a weekend workshop, on 3rd and 4th July, in the beautiful and tranquil setting of The Stables, on the edge of the village of Cromarty, on The Black Isle, near Inverness. ...more

"hush" short film


Now available to view on you tube and vimeo! ...more

"Threshold Markings" Exhibition


Exhibition of new and retrospective work at The StAnza Poetry Festival (17-21 March) 2010.

Brigid will be exhibiting new and retrospective "Poem-Houses" and other forms at an exhibition, "Threshold Markings", as part of The StAnza Poetry Festival (17-21 March) 2010. A new short film, "hush", made in collaboration with artists Graeme Gerard Halliday and Pete Nixon will be launched. Inspired by "Casting and Gathering" a poem by Seamus Heaney, in "Seeing Things" (Faber & Faber, 1991), it is a quiet reflection on the creative process. ...more