Calum Stirling

Image: Remote Village,
Copyright the artist 2019

Calum Stirling

Born1965, Edinburgh
Edu1983-87 BA Hons in sculpture, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee.
The artist currently lives and works in Glasgow.

Solo Exhibitions
2016 Burnt Sierra & The Ship of Theseus, The Briggait Project Spaces, WASPS Glasgow
2015    Burnt Sierra, Atelier Am Eck, Dusseldorf
2010    Hypobaric Empyr, Spring Fling Commission, Craigieburn Gardens
2008    Rostra Plaza, Glasgow International, Mitchell Library.
2006    Off Broadway White White, Glasgow Sculpture Studios Gallery, Glasgow
            One Revolution Per Minute, Gallery TPW, Images Festival .Toronto
2005    Mobilette , Vivid, Birmingham
2003    Recording Angels, Project Room, Glasgow
1999    Modelcitizen, The Changing Room, Stirling
1998    In Dub, Art TM, Inverness
1997    Voices, Project Room, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
1994    P.A System, Ironworks Gallery, Coatbridge
1989    New Work, Solo show, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

Selected Group Shows and Projects
Instruments Make Play on Tour, Deventer, Amsterdam, Rotterdam
Art Car Boot Sale, SWG3, Glasgow
„Brexit: Mail Art from a Small Island" Sipgate Shows, Dusseldorf.
Atelier E.B: Passer-by. Lafayette Anticipations, Paris.
John Ruskin The Power of Seeing with Grizedale Arts. Two Temple place, London.

Atelier E.B: Passer-by, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London. Collaborative work.
Die Achse des Guten, Sipgate Shows, Düsseldorf, Group show.
Film screening of 50 Htz or Thereabouts with a live soundtrack by Vernon & Burns.
Old Hairdressers, Glasgow.
A Public Library of and for Listening. A project with Anneke Kampman and Katherine MacBride.
Glasgow International, Mitchell Library (Glasgow Room)
The Frolicsome Engines Orchestrion, Old Hairdressers, Glasgow International, Glasgow Ringmodulator, Group show, Kunstraum, Düsseldorf
Artists who make music Musicians who make art. Queens Park Railway Club, Glasgow
Art Lending Library, Nottingham

Mongrel Harbours, Stallan-Brand Project Space, Glasgow
Radiophrenia, CCA, Glasgow
Hallraum Worringer Platz, Dusseldorf
Borealis Radio. Radiophrenia FM
Radiophrenia Redux, Resonance FM

Connect The Dots Festival, Sheffield
NEoN Digital Arts Festival, Dundee

Film screening: The Double Diamond, Kalamazoo Bicycle Film Festival
Art Lending Library, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland
Film Screening, Papay Gyro Nights 2015, Videotage, Art Basel Hong Kong
Film screening, Papay Gyro Nights Arts festival, Papa Westray, Orkney
The Politics of Craft: After Ford 151, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

Art Lending Library, group show & project, East Durham Festival, Durham
The Nuisance of Landscape: Grizedale - The Sequel, Grizedale Arts, Abbott Hall Art Gallery
Resident 14, RSA Residency for Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Alt-W, New Media Scotland group show, part of Edinburgh Arts Festival. Edinburgh College of Art
Discordia, Artists T-shirt show, part of Generation, Art Across Scotland, Patricia Fleming Projects, Glasgow
Noumenon, Premier screening of a new film, RSA residency project. An Talla Solais, Ullapool
Art Lending Library, group show & project, Darlington
Reclaimed – The Second Life of Sculpture, Glasgow International, Wasps The Briggait, Glasgow

Collective JukeBox Archive (1996-2004). The Contemporary Art Center Villa Arson, Nice.

Against Anti-Intellectualism, Group show at +44 141 Gallery, SWG3, Glasgow
ASspen Island, group show, Neon Parc, Melbourne. Australia

Walls of Light, CCA Commonwealth Games film Commission
Mediations Bienniale, Poznan, Poland

The Dwelling, ACCA, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
Locws International – Art Across the City 09, Swansea

The Human Arc, Open Eye Club, Tramway, Glasgow

Utflukt: LYD. DVD video/sound art compilation. Norway
Media Povera, The Art Gallery of Ottawa, Ottawa
The Air is Wet with Sound, Rekord Oslo

Film screening with Rob Kennedy, Bolzano Film Festival, Italy

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, Berwick upon Tweed
Verstreute Momente der Konzentration, HMKV. Dortmund
Transgressed Landscape at Fundació Espais d?Art Contemporan Girona

Organismos: esto es vida, Espai Cultural Caja Madrid, Barcelona
TGOZ, Artists from the SAC Australia Award, The Travelling Gallery.
Last Chance to Turn Around, Intermedia Gallery Glasgow
State Circle, International Video in Canberra, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Re.sound, Stroud Valleys Artspace, Stroud
Organismos: esto es vida, La Casa Encendida, Madrid
Radiographic, G39, Cardiff
Collective JukeBox 4.03, Museo Fotograa Contemporanea, Milan
Ouroboros The Music of the Spheres, CCA Glasgow
Common-Place, Matthew Gallery, DJCA, Dundee
Transmediale Media Festival, Film screening, Berlin
Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Festival for expanded Media. Stuttgart

Trampoline, volksbühne, Berlin
Dorkbot, Ghent, Belgium
Makrolab project Book launch, Venice Biennale
Open server, The Contemporary Culture Centre, Barcelona
Collective JukeBox 4.02, Kunstlerhaus Bremen, Germany
Indivisible cities, Kunstraum Kruezberg Bethanien, Berlin
Radio Radio, Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London
Common Place, The Lighthouse, Glasgow
Geography and the Politics of Mobilty, Generali Foundation,Vienna

Call for Entry, Market, Glasgow Radio
Remote Control, Liverpool School of Art & Design
UA2, Saatchi Underwood Gallery, London
Landmarks, Brewhouse, Taunton
Makrolab, Blair Atholl, Scotland
Commodity, Firmness and Delight, The Lighthouse, Glasgow & RIBA, London
Collective Jukebox 3.11, The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Geneva
You are between here and there, CCA-Tramway, Glasgow Art fair, Glasgow
Free Biennial, Art stall 11th-12th Street, Manhattan, New York
Sounds from near and far, Artstream, Red House Centre, Sofia, Bulgaria
Blackbox Recorder, Catalyst Arts, Northern Ireland

Predator, Group show, KX. Kampnagel, Hamburg

eg Sometime Instant. A radiotuesday project, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.
Use nor Ornament, National Gallery Of Contemporary Art, Sunderland
Rutger Hauer, Perrys Motors, Camden, London
Museum Magogo, PB Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Bandstand, The Lighthouse, Glasgow
Browsing 2, Changing Room Gallery, Stirling

Now FM, Radio transmissions, Nottingham
World Tune, Helsinki, Finland

Browsing, Changing Room Gallery, Stirling
Future Design, Review Gallery, Design Museum, London
100% Design, Duke of York Headquarters, London
Fly 2, Fly Gallery, Glasgow
Streetlevel Open, Streetlevel Gallery, Glasgow
Rural/Digital, SSW Gallery show, web site and publication
Hide and seek, Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Myrrh, artists multiple show Candleriggs, Glasgow
Art for the People, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow
Fuse 1996, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow

Public art commissions

2009    large scale public art commission, New Victoria Hospital, Glasgow
2005    Two Sides II, an offsite Vivid project, Arts Council of England’s Architecture Week
2004    Public seating commission, Space Makers Park, Bristol
        The Wanderer, temporary public artwork, The Artworkprogramme, Gorbals, Glasgow
2002    Public seating commission in collaboration with Loci Design, Campbeltown
1999    Logo Wall, Grizedale Arts Commission. Cumbria
1993    Public Artwork, JH Sculpture Trail. Summerlee Heritage Trust, Coatbridge
2001    Commissioned live soundtrack for Metropolis, Calum Stirling & Rob Kennedy, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
1990    Play sculpture, Gateshead Garden Festival

Artist Residencies

2015 Anna Lobner Glasgow/Dusseldorf exchange 2015. Gastatelier des Kulturamtes, Dusseldorf
2004    Hothaus Research Residency, Vivid, Birmingham
2002    Makrolab , arts and science residency, Blair Atholl
2000    SAC Australia Award, Canberra, Australia.
1999    Grizedale artist in residence, Grizedale, Cumbria
1997    Rural Digital, group artists web project, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden
1992-93     Summerlee Heritage Trust Museum, Coatbridge


2011    Creative Scotland Artist Development Award.
2009    Paul Hamlyn Award nomination
2007    SAC Creative Development Award
2006    Glasgow City Council Artists Award
2001    Glasgow City Council Artists Award
2000    SAC Australia Residency, Canberra
2006     Bolzano short Film Festival prize
1997    SAC Major Artists Award
1996    SAC Small Assistance Grant


2006    Contemporary Art Society , Paisley Art Gallery and Museum.
1998    SAC Purchase scheme. Scottish Arts Council, Edinburgh
1992    City Arts Centre, Edinburgh.

Professional experience

2015-16 Visiting lecturer, Interaction Design, Glasgow School of Art.
2004-06    Director and Board member of Market Gallery, Glasgow.
2003    Sanctuary project, asylum seekers arts workshop leader, Goma
2000    Part-time lecturer in Fine Art Studies, Anniesland College, Glasgow
Tutor, Canberra School of Art, Photomedia Department
1999    Sound module tutor, Glasgow School of Art, Photography Department Sound
module tutor, Edinburgh College of Art, Sculpture Department
1995-97    Board member of Glasgow Sculpture Studios