Allan, Tom Curriculum Vitae
Born 1946, Kilmarnock, Scotland.
Education 1959 -1965 Hutchesons� Grammar School (Dux in Art).
1965 -1969 University of Glasgow
(M.A. Honours English Language and Literature).
1969 - 1970 Jordanhill College
(Secondary Teaching Certificate - English).
Employment 1970 - 2000 Teaching English in France, London, Germany, and Scotland.
Sculptor since 1977, full time since 2000.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
April 2011 Sculptures, Leith Gallery
August 2010, New Sculptures and Paintings, Pittenweem Arts Festival
June 20102D 3D 4D, Camden Art Gallery, London
August 2009, Behind the Garden Walls, Pittenweem Arts Festival
July 2009, On the Frontier, Kirkintilloch Museum and Gallery, Glasgow
August 2007 Sculpture by the Sea, Pittenweem Arts Festival
October 2007, Travels into Stone, RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow
August 2006 Pisa �n� Chips, Pittenweem Arts Festival
August 2005, Sixteen Tons, Pittenweem Arts Festival
May 2005, Figures with Landscapes, Alexander Clayton Art, Stratford
May 2004 Sculpture and Drawings, Alexander Clayton Art, Stratford
August 2003, Meanwhile, Back at the Manse, The Old Manse, Pittenweem
Nov 2002, A Touch of the Hard Stuff, RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow August 2002, Epiphanies, The Weem Gallery, Pittenweem
July 2001, Marble and Bronze, Quaker Gallery, London
Selected Group Exhibitions include
Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts (since 1980)
Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (since 1984)
Visual Arts Scotland, Edinburgh. (since 1994)
Paisley Art Institute. (since 1995)
Thomson�s Gallery, Marylebone, London
The Old Rectory, Quenington, Cirencester 2011
Newby Hall, Yorkshire- since 2006
Leicester University- since 2009
Symposia, working together with other sculptors, each making a sculpture for a particular site
2010, Puerta Vallarta International Sculpture Symposium, Puerta Vallarta, Mexico
Big Art for Kirkcudbright, Scotland
2009, Ad Astra, wood symposium, Kormend, Hungary
2008, Tara International artistic colony, Bajna Bashta, Serbia
2007, Clach 2, International Sculpture Symposium,
Kelburne Castle and Country Park, Fairlie, Scotland
2007 Circle of Life, International Sculpture Symposium, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2006 Clach, Scottish International Sculpture Symposium,
Plane Castle, near Stirling, Scotland
2004 Tara International artistic colony, Bajna Bashta, Serbia
2010Awarded Diploma of Paisley Art Institute (PAI)
2006Elected Associate of the Royal British Sculptors Society (ARBS).
Organised CLACH, International Stone Sculpture Symposium,
Plane Castle, Stirlingshire..
Commission of sculpture of Pope John Paul II for St Francis Xavier�s Church, Lanarkshire.
Winner, Visual Arts Scotland Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy:
SSWA Prize, and Scottish Arts Club Prize.
2005, Commission of sculpture for Peter Howson studio/gallery, Glasgow.
Commission of statue of St Peregrine, for Carfin Grotto, Lanarkshire.
Winner, Paisley Art Institute, Best Carved Sculpture.
Elected member of Committee of Management, Paisley Art Institute.
Began teaching classes in stone sculpture at Glasgow Sculpture Studios.