Rug and Mandolin by Brian Henderson


Image: 30cm x 40cm
Frame: 36cm x 46cm

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Brian Henderson

Born Edinburgh 1952
Edinburgh College of Art 1971 – 75
Post-Graduate Scholarship, Edinburgh College of Art 1975 – 76 (Distinction)
Moray House College of Education 1978 – 79
Elected Professional member, Society of Scottish Artists 1978
Taught Art and Design at Scalloway JH School, Shetland, 1979 – 2011.
Lived in Huntsville, Alabama for 13 months on Fulbright teaching exchange, 1984 – 85
Moved back to Edinburgh from Shetland 2014


First Prize: Winsor and Newton National Painting Award, Mall Gallery, London 1975
Andrew Grant Travel Scholarship, Paris, 1975
Runner-up Pernod Scottish Painting Award 1976
Best painting, Bonhoga Open Exhibition, Shetland, 2001, 2004 and 2005
Macintyre Jewellery Purchase Prize (at Society of Scottish Artists annual exhibition) October 2003
Henderson’s Art Shop Travel Prize (at Society of Scottish Artists annual exhibition) October 2005

Exhibitions include:

Henderson Gallery, Edinburgh, 1976
Blue and White Gallery, Jerusalem, 1976
Talbot Rice Art Centre, Edinburgh University, 1978
University of Alabama at Huntsville Gallery, USA, 1985
Blue and White Gallery, Jerusalem, 1986
Shetland Museum (several between 1981 and its closure)
Vaila Fine Art, Shetland, 2006
Shetland Community Development Trust, 2008
Vaila Fine Art, Shetland, 2009
Vaila Fine Art, Shetland, 2011
Shetland Museum and Archives, 2013
Gallery 38, Edinburgh, August 2014
Leyden Gallery, London, 15 September – 3 October 2015
Solo Show, Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh, October – November 2018