Barbara Balmer RSW RSA RGI SSA LLD
Elected to RSW 1966.
Trained Coventry and Edinburgh Colleges of Art, 20 solo shows over four decades. Married George Mackie and has 2 daughters. Visiting Lecturer Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen 1970 – 1980. 80 commissioned portraits, many of children.
“Four decades of working within my domestic environment (Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Stamford) have proved fulfilling. Visiting Italy for the first time in 1973 was a huge and enduring influence”.
1948-1952 – Andrew Grant Scholarship to Edinburgh College of Art & Travelling Scholarship
1979 – Royal Scottish Academy Travelling Scholarship
2000 – Royal Scottish Academy William Macaulay – Scottish Gallery Award
John Moores, Liverpool – 1953 and 1965
20 Solo Shows from 1965
Demarco Scottish Gallery
Scottish Arts Council Touring Exhibitions
Retrospective – 1995-1996 Touring Exhibition – Lincoln, Aberdeen, Coventry and Dundee
Aberdeen Art Gallery
Birmingham City Art Gallery/Museum
Coventry Art Gallery
McManus Gallery, Dundee
Edinburgh City Art Centre
Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow
Glasgow Museum and Art Galleries
Brander Museum, Huntly
Leicester City Art Gallery/Museum
Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie
Perth City Art Gallery
Scottish National Portrait Gallery