PGCE at Paisley University 2001-02
BA(Hons) Glasgow School of Art 1983-87
Fortrose Academy 1977-83
Fruitful Exhibition at The Christian Community, Fountain House, 21 Napier Road, Edinburgh. 20th Sep - 8 Nov 2015; The Great Curve exhibition with Maggie Ayres - Sculpture, Paintings, Textiles. Castle Douglas Art Gallery, May 2013. 10% of sales to Down's Syndrome Scotland; Autism Art workshop - Out of the Box - for young people - Gracefield Art Centre, Dumfries. February 2013:
Art workshop with Italian/Scottish young people - Allanton Peace Sanctuary, Auldgirth, Dumfries, July 2012:
Roofless Community Art Project - Moniaive and Dumfries, July-September 2012:
Lesser Town Hall, Kirkcudbright, WASPS joint exhibition, July-August 2012:
WASPS Open Studios, Kirkcudbright - regular events:
Starter for 6 participant – business course for entrepreneurs in Scotland, Feb – July 2011:
McGill Duncan Gallery: Latex jewellery, May/June 2011:
MacMillan at Threave fund raiser, 17 – 31 October 2010:
Welsteads Open House Exhibition, Thornhill, Stirling-shire Sep/Oct 2010;
Cards – cut-out images on sale at Matisse ‘Drawing with Scissors’ exhibition, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery Aug 2010;
Spring Fling Open Studio event 29-31 May 2010;
Gracefield Art Centre, Dumfries: pastel study, latex jewellery (2010);
Stranraer Art Gallery: latex jewellery (2010);
McGill Duncan Gallery, Castle Douglas: pastel landscapes, latex jewellery (2009, 2008);
Glasgow International Artists Bookfair, Royal Concert Hall: (2008);
Paisley Art Institute: paper cut-outs (2007,2006);
Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright: paper cut-outs (2006);
Glenkens Art Show: pastel landscapes (2003);
Designs Gallery, Castle Douglas: pastel landscapes, fruit studies, felt fruit (2001);
Dumfries Fine Art Society: pastel self portrait (2000);
Gracefield Art Centre, Dumfries: pastel landscape (1999);
Royal Glasgow Insitute: pastel landscapes (1998, 1997);
Stewartry Art Society: pastel landscapes (1997);
Collins Gallery: Edible hat (1997);
Gracefield Art Centre, Dumfries: Edible Art Installation (1997);
Liberty’s, London and Covent Garden: Balloon ear-rings (1985);
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum: Balloon bodice, body chairs (1984).
Received Crafts Council funding to develop press-knives for cutting necklaces Jan 2011,
after much research, the knives would not cut the latex efficiently, so a kiln was purchased instead.
Presently self-employed as Artist/Maker/Designer/Teacher
Part-time Art and Design Specialist teacher in local primary schools.
Have worked as Community Education Officer (part-time); Shoe maker; Cake designer and maker.
D&G Life: April 2011, November/December 2010
Interests: Contemporary Dance; Swimming in the sea; Cycling; cooking good food; going to Live concerts; developing my Faith; being with my family, and my pals.
Link to http://www.spring-fling.co.uk/artists/joanna-mcleman-gisbey
Link to www.slowcoast.co.uk/soundslide/joannaanddonaldgisbey10july2009