Sara Ogilvie

Born 1971 Edinburgh, Scotland,UK

1993-94 Post Graduate Diploma- Illustration/Printmaking, Edinburgh College of Art
1992 Lahti Design Institute, Finland
1989-93 B.A (Hons)-first class-Illustration /Printmaking, Edinburgh College of Art


2004 Visiting Artist at Malaspina Printmakers Society,Vancouver,BC,Canada
2001-2002 Visiting Artist / Lecturer at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minnesota, USA
2000 Dundee Contemporary Arts Print Studio, Scotland
1996 Marcilhac-sur-cele Stone Lithography Workshop, Lott Valley, France
1992 Lahti Design Institute, Finland


2007 Northern Print Studio Purchase Prize, selected by Solution Group Design Company, Newcastle
Merit Award for Children’s Book , 3 x 3 Magazine, New York
Merit Award for Gallery Series, 3 x 3 Magazine, New York
Inspire – South East Northumberland Public Art and Design Initiative Commission
in conjunction with Wansbeck Council, Blyth Valley Council,One North East, Commissions North to create two futuristic Visions of Ashington and Blyth in 2027.
2006/07 AA2A Artist in Residence Scheme, Newcastle University

2006 ISIS Arts New media training bursary, Newcastle upon Tyne

2004 ECA Research and Staff Development Award

2000 Visual Arts Prize, DCA / University of Abertay Dundee,
Dundee Contemporary Arts Print Open.
1999 ECA Research and Staff Development Award
1999 Scottish Arts Council Grant
1998 Etching Redemption Prize, Agart World Print Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia

1997 Commonwealth Heads of Government Commission: Commissioned by Edinburgh City Arts Centre,
EICC and Edinburgh City Council to create an editioned print to commemorate the Commonwealth Summit in 1997.
Presented as gifts from the city to all Commonwealth heads of State including HRH the Queen and Nelson Mandela.

1997 Binks Fellowship, Edinburgh College of Art: Fellowship to further artistic development,

and to research introducing intaglio /photopolymer print within the existing print workshop within Visual Communications.

1996 ‘Homage to Senefelder’ Award, Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop
1993 The Heriot Watt Medal, Heriot Watt University
1993 Helen.A.Rose Bequest
1992 Heriot Watt Award for Design, Edinburgh College of Art

Solo Exhibitions

2007 ‘Tobacciana’, Northern Print Gallery, Gallery 2, Newcastle upon Tyne
2004 ‘Hither and Thither’,Malaspina Gallery,Vancouver,BC,Canada
2001 ‘Entrada’, The Foyer Gallery, Abertay University, Dundee
2000 ‘Sara Ogilvie’s Mexico City’, Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery
1998 ‘The Twelve Labours’, Ink tank Gallery, Edinburgh
1995 ‘Amphitheatres and other Works’, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

Group Exhibitions (1996-2006)

Stone•Plate•Grease•Water’,Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre,Torfaen,Wales
‘Brilliant’, Northern Print studio

‘Zoo’, Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery
‘Inkubator’, - Artists books, prints & multiples, Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery
‘Stone•Plate•Grease•Water’, Y Taberncl – Museum for Modern art Wales,Machynlleth

‘Making a Mark’, Northern Print Studio gallery,Newcastle
International Print Triennial, Touring Exhibition: Kracow, Poland
‘PrintROOM’@ Bureau Gallery,Salford,Manchester
The Human Zoo, Baring Wing Gallery ,University of Northumbria,Newcastle upon Tyne

‘PrintROOM’,Hotel Mariakapel,Work and Exhibition Space,Hoorn,Holland
Impressions,invited group show,The RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
Spillers Wharf Print Village, Northern Print Studio, North Shields
(Mouth of the Tyne Festival)
‘If all the World were paper …’,Northern Print Studio,North Shields
Through a Child’s Eye, Edinburgh Printmakers
London Art fair, Islington Business Centre

Adair Margo Gallery, Group show ( 5 invited artists),El Paso, Texas, USA
Eurographik Exhibition, Moscow Contemporary Art Museum, Moscow

Eurographik Exhibition, Lavra Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
'World's prominent Printing Artists',Group show ( 7 invited artists),
Hyundai arts Centre Gallery, Ulsan, South Korea
Glasgow Art Fair, George square, Scotland


'Zeichen der Gegenwart', Vienna Art Center Gallery, Austria
Triennial 100 Cities, Culture Center, Gubin, Poland

Minneapolis College of Art and Design Faculty Show, Minnesota,USA
'Kontynents, Contemporary Art Gallery - Ksiaz castle, Walbrzych, Poland
Wrexham Print International, Wrexham Arts Centre, Wales
'Artists' Books'. Edinburgh Printmakers


‘Printmaking Present’, Gracefield Art Centre, Dumfries
‘Sum of Parts”, invited group show,Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
Dundee Contemporary Arts Open Exhibition, Dundee
International Print Triennial, Touring Exhibition: Kracow,
Poland -Nurnberg, W.Germany
Bunkier Sztuki, Palace of Art, Kraków
Municipal Art Gallery, Czestochowa
Polish Institute,Leipzig
Messezentrum, Nürnberg
Intergraphia World Award Winners, Contemporary Art Gallery, Katowice
Prints from the Scottish Studios, Art at Fleet Place, London
Sapporo International Print Biennial, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Japan
‘Multiples’, Fruit market Gallery, Edinburgh


Contemporary print Fair,Atlantis Gallery,Brick lane, London
Varna International Print Biennial, Art Gallery of Varna, Bulgaria
‘Pagemakers’, National Touring Exhibition, Gracefield Art Centre, Dumfries
Printmakers Council Biennial, Whiteleys Gallery, London
200 Years of Lithography, Edinburgh Printmakers


Agart World Print Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Rencontres d’Atelier, Galerie du Musee, Paris
'Portrait of a Capital', Edinburgh Arts Centre
Third international Symposium in Lithography at Helliden Grafiska Verkstaden, Tidaholm, Sweden
The Contemporary Print Show, Barbican Centre, London

22nd International Biennial of Graphic Art, Ljubljana
-selected to represent Britain by the British Council
Folio Society Illustration Finalists Exhibition, Royal College Art, London

‘Homage to Senefelder’, Edinburgh Printmakers
International Senefelder Exhibition, Offenbach, Germany
Scottish Print Open, Glasgow Print Studio
‘Boundless’, National Open Exhibition, Yorkshire
Belgrade Exchange Exhibition, Galerija Graficki Kolektiv
4th Biennial of Graphic Art Belgrade, Cvijeta Zuzoric Art Pavilion
‘Seeing is Believing; The Magic of the Mask’, Mid Pennine Arts, Burnley

Academic Employment

Currently Northumbria University
- Senior Lecturer in Illustration and Graphic Design

1998 - 07
Edinburgh College of Art, School of First Year Studies
- Printmaking Lecturer

Northumberland College - Art ,Design & Media - Visiting Lecturer

Glasgow School of Art , School of Visual Communications - Visiting Lecturer
Leith School of Art, Edinburgh -Summer school tutor in screen printing

2005 – 06
University of Dundee- Duncan of Jordanstone, School of Television & Imaging -Visiting Lecturer

Leith school of Art, Edinburgh-Visiting Lecturer
University of Northumbria, School of Arts and Social sciences, Printmaking department - Visiting Lecturer
Glasgow School of Art, School of Visual Communications- Visiting Lecturer

2002 - 2003
Edinburgh College of Art, School of Visual Communications- Life drawing and Illustration/Printmaking Tutor

University of Dundee - Duncan of Jordanstone, Constructed Textiles Department- Visiting Drawing Lecturer
Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota and Moorhead State University, Moorhead, Minnesota- Visiting Lecturer

2001 - 2002

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Fine Arts Division-Visiting Artist/Full time Lecturer in Printmaking and Foundation Figure drawing:

- Relief Printmaking techniques (Fall Semester)
- Screenprinting (Fall Semester)
- Foundation Figure Drawing (Fall Semester)
- Advanced Printmaking Seminar (Spring Semester)
- Screenprinting (Spring Semester)
- Foundation Figure Drawing (Spring Semester)
- Mentor for Independent Study in Printmaking (Spring Semester)

2000 - 2001
Glasgow School of Art, School of Visual Communications
- Visiting Lecturer

1998 -2001

Edinburgh College of Art, School of First Year Studies - Printmaking Tutor

1995 -2001

Edinburgh College of Art, School of Visual Communications
- Life drawing and Illustration/Printmaking Tutor( 3rd year undergraduates

Other Teaching experience

Currently- Freelance artist within the education team Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and National Galleries of Scotland

Northern Print Studio - ‘Screenprinting and Colour’
Cultural Sector Development Initiative – a 2 day masterclass
helping artists explore the use of colour in their practice.

Newcastle University,Fine Arts and culture
One to one instruction in screenprinting

National galleries of Scotland, Dean Gallery
Lead Artist – ‘Picasso on Paper’,(1-3 Aug)
Printmaking Workshops

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art – Baltic is 5
Drawing/print workshop celebrating the opening of the new “Quay’ education space

National galleries of Scotland
Lead Artist – ‘Goya • Monsters and Matadors’
Printmaking Workshop

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art –Life Art Work Workshop
Facilitating final year students from Universities of Northumbria, Newcastle, Sunderland and Cleveland.

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art – Neasden Control centre workshops
Gateshead Primary Schools (St Philip Neri & Front street Community)
Gateshead High schools (Hookergate & Wickham )

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art - Big Draw 2006
Wall drawings in Orientation space – ‘Space Invaders’

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Wang Du workshops
- Children from the education access service, Durham County Council

Northern Print studio –Screenprinting workshop tutor
Sponsored by the European social fund, North Tyneside Arts and Arts Council England

National galleries of Scotland
- Lead artist for adult Learners Week ( 22-26 May)
Printmaking workshops based on Venus Rising and Paper Menagerie: Animals in Art Exhibitions.

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Kerry James Marshall workshops
- Gateshead high Schools ( Ryton & Thomas Hepburn )
- Rottherham College

Castle Morpeth Borough Council
Lead artist for ‘Trash to Treasures’ project
Working with pupils from Collingwood, Chantry and Newminster middle schools

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art - ( Outreach project) Text and Image workshop, Monkseaton High School

National Gallery of Scotland , Drawing tutor- ‘Drop in and Draw’

Northern Print studio –Screenprinting workshop tutor
Sponsored by the European social fund, North Tyneside Arts and Arts Council England

National Gallery of Scotland—Big Draw 2005 - Lead Artist with Andrew MacKenzie –‘An Extraordinary Visual Banquet’

Scottish National Portrait Gallery/ National Gallery of Scotland - Drawing tutor- ‘Tale of two cities’

National gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh - Drawing tutor- ‘Something to Draw on’ for adult learners

Art tutor –‘Love Birds and other Creatures’ - Children’s workshops based on the NGS collection using mixed media,print and paper construction.


Northern Print Studio, Lithography tutor
Classes sponsored by European Social Fund, North Tyneside Arts and Arts Council England.

Dundee Contemporary Arts -Visiting lecturer for Contemporary Arts Training course ( CATS)

Edinburgh international Book Festival
‘Art in the garden’ - children's print workshops in collaboration with DCA and Edinburgh Printmakers


Forth Sector Adult Learning - tutor for printmaking: screen printing workshops
funded by the Scottish Arts Council to facilitate adults in mental health recovery.

Edinburgh College of Art ,Printmaking Tutor -School of Continuing Studies, Saturday classes,

2000- 01
Grindlay Court Centre- Individual Support Assistant in Printmaking, Edinburgh

Edinburgh College of Art, Illustration evening class, School of Continuing studies,

Public Collections

Queens University, Belfast
PrintROOM, Artist book archive, Holland
Malaspina Printmaking Society,Vancouver,Canada
Moscow Contemporary Art Museum
Hyundai Art Centre, Ulsan South Korea
Dundee Contemporary Arts
Abertay University, Dundee
City Art Centre, Edinburgh
Agart Art Association, Ljubljana, Slovenia
National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
Yale College, Wrexham
Edinburgh International Airport


Three by Three Illustration Annual No4, 3x3 Magazine publication, New York
(ISBN 139780975515853)

Stone • Plate • Grease • Water, International Comtemporary Lithography Catalogue,
School of Art Press, The University of Wales,Aberystwyth (ISBN 9781899095254)
Front Cover and Exhibition Review of Tobacciana-Daniel Carey, Artist Newsletter,
March 07 ( ISSN 02613425)
The North Phase/TheatreArts,1,3,07,‘Shore and Tobacciana’-Gavin Selby
Crack Magazine,February 07, NB Group,The Crack Ltd
North East On,February 07, ‘Years of Smoking’-Tom Walker
North East Times, February 07,’Four of the Best at Northern Print’ –Dan Sheridan
Northern Echo, 18.1.07, ‘Pick of the Week’-Gavin Havery
The Metro, Jan 16th 2007,’Shore and Tobacciana’ –Amy Rudd

‘Sara in quest for Paradise Patrol’ Northern Business,The Journal, 22.12.06

‘Arts & Life, Queue,The Vancouver Sun,16.9.04
‘Preview,the gallery guide- Alberta, BC,,Oregon, Washington’, Sept/Oct
Chop Newsletter,’Sara Ogilvie: A Review,’ - Catherine Stewart

'Eurografik Kyiv -European culture Integration Bridge',Moscow Contemporary Art Gallery catalogue (ISBN 83-88890-28-X)
Exhibition review -Art in Culture,June , Vol 4, No 6,
MisoolSarang Publications,(Seoul, La-08957)
'Trend of Modern Printmaking Art as New Expression Method'- Yu Jae-gil,
Seven Print Artists, Hyundai Arts Center Catalogue
'Grease is the Word'-Paul Croft, Printmaking Today, Summer (ISSN 09609253)

'Zeichen der Gegenwart'- Witold Skulicz,Vienna Art Center Catalogue
( ISBN83-88890-10-7)
'Stone Lithography' - Paul Croft ( A&C Black, ISBN 0-7136-5056-7)

‘Artists in Residence', Spectrum Magazine, Scotland on Sunday, 25.3.01
'Artists' Books'-John Calcutt, Scotland on Sunday, 1.7.01
'Bound together by literary ideas'- Neil Cameron, The Scotsman,3.7.0

'Breaking the Sound Barrier-Artist Profile'-Anne Desmet, Printmaking Today, Vol 9 No 4, Winter (ISSN 09609253)
‘Literary Imprints' -Jim Anderson,Printmaking Today, Vol 9 No 3, Autumn (ISSN 09609253)
‘Edinburgh an Intimate City’, The City of Edinburgh Council publication
'Art listings'-Helen Monaghan, The List’

1998 ‘New tale of two cities'-Paul Brown, The Express,22.6.98

Interview for National News,Reporting Scotland, Scottish Television
‘Décadi Journal’-J.P Bloch, Quercy, France

1996 ‘Visual arts review' Glasgow Herald, Clare Henry, 19.2.96

1995 'Bulletin',-Barry Didcock,The Scotsman,16.10.95

‘Cover Story', volume 4 No5 -Scottish Book Collector (ISSN 09548769)
‘More than a measure of success '- Sally Kerr,The Scotsman, 9.8.94

Illustration Commissions

(Clients include: Aberdeen City Council, Alnwick Garden, Armadillo Creative, Bolton Institute, Canongate Publishing, Caseroom Press, Cravens Advertising, Edinburgh City Council, Edinburgh City Arts Centre, Edinburgh Printmakers, Engine Magazine, Feast at the Fringe, Illustrated London News Group, In-House Lawyer magazine, Macmillan Childrens Books, NE6 Design Consultants, Northern Print, Northern Rock, Polygon Publishing,PR Week magazine, Risk Magazine, Simon and Schuster Childrens Books, Statex Print, Th_nk, Usher Hall, Wansbeck District Council, Waterstones, Zedsaid Publishing)

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