© 2019 Eleanor Symms

Selected exhibitions, awards and collections

 

Collaborative Projects and Exhibitions

Transform: Sustainable Art and Design, Coburg House Gallery, Edinburgh, 2019

Salvage, with painter Alan Chapman, Coburg House Gallery, Edinburgh, 2017

The Contemporary Jewellery Exchange, international online exhibition and publication, 2015

Re:See It 3/Art COP Scotland Exhibition, St Margaret's House and Gayfield Creative Spaces, Edinburgh, 2015

Wee Object!, small scale mixed media works, jointly curated with Fiona Hermse, St Margaret's House, Edinburgh, 2015

Monochrome, curated catwalk: contemporary jewellery design, St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh, 2014

Unravelling Signatures, Artists’ Altered Books, Impact International Print Conference, Dundee, 2013

 

Group Exhibitions

Connections | Connessioni, ACJ and AGC, Goldsmiths' Centre, London, 2019-2020

Precious?, Ocean Gallery, Plymouth, 2019

Perceptions: Jewellery for a Fairer Future, Elements Festival, Edinburgh 2018

Chroma, The Edinburgh Gallery, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2016

And Collective Gallery, Bridge of Allan, 2016

Galeria Tereza Seabra, Lisbon, Portugal, 2015

Craft Scotland, Summer Exhibition, Edinburgh, 2014 , 2015 and 2016

Chromatic, Association of Contemporary Jewellers, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh, 2013

Global Print 2013, Douro, Portugal, 2013

Scottish-Polish Kolektyw, Arts Complex, Edinburgh, 2012

6th International Print Biennale, Douro, Portugal (invited artist) 2012

SMALL: exhibition of artists’ books, Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh, 2010 and Stanza Poetry Festival, St Andrews, 2011

5th International Print Biennale, Douro, Portugal (invited artist) 2010

Open Exhibitions

Current, Tatha Gallery, Newport on Tay, 2018

Threads, Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh, 2018

Beyond the Blue, Gill Wing Gallery, London, 2017

Paradis Perdu, Alliages Gallery, Lille, France, 2016

ICONS, Association of Contemporary Jewellers, National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford, 2014

Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council Exhibition, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London, 2014                                                                                                             

Something Old, Something New, International Craft Biennale, Cheongju, South Korea, 2013

International Artists’ Books Competition and Exhibition, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, 2011

Inspired by..., Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2010 (winner of Textiles and Fashion Award)

Printmaking Today, Dedalo Center for Contemporary Art, Pescara, Italy, 2008                                      

Mini Print Internacional Cadaques (Spain), 2000                                                                                        

Visual Arts Scotland, 1999, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019                                                                                    

Society of Scottish Artists, Edinburgh, 1993,1998,1999, 2000, 2003, 2013, 2018

 

Awards   

Textiles and Fashion Award, Inspired by… 2010, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Craft Makers' Award, Creative Scotland and East Lothian Council, 2015

Inches Carr Award for Jewellery and Silversmithing, Visual Arts Scotland, 2016

Visual Arts and Craft Maker's Award, Creative Scotland and East Lothian Council, 2017

Visual Arts and Craft Maker's Award, Creative Scotland and East Lothian Council, 2019

Professional Member, Visual Arts Scotland (elected 2013) and Council Member, 2016-2019

Eleanor's work is in a number of public collections: National Library of Scotland, Artists' Books and Special Bindings Collection; Printmaking Museum of Douro, Biennial Collection, Portugal; Scottish Borders Council, Fine Art Collection and the Scottish Poetry Library.