Jean Duncan

Key roles and responsibilities

• Professional Artist
• Professional member of Scottish Society of Artists.
• Art Teacher in Supported learning 1997-2016

Key areas of interest.

• Using the arts to engage people with science.
• Communicating visually.

Education and Qualifications

Glasgow School of Art 1976-1981
BA Hons Art and Design
Post graduate diploma, mural design (highly commended)
Post graduate teaching qualification in FE 2003

Professional Membership
SSA 2015

Awards and Residencies

SED scholarship (GSA) Oct 81 to Feb 82
JD Fergusson Arts Award 2007
Fife Council Visual Arts Award 2009 and 2010
Cupar Arts and Heritage Festival 2009, (Installation about the Linen Industry.)
CECHR Artist Residency 2010-2013
RSA William Littlejohn Award 2010(Rising Tide Project Orkney)
Dundee Visual Arts Award 2012
Creative Scotland, Montrose Bay , The Changing Coast (Imagining Natural Scotland August 2013-August 2014)
FCAC Visual Arts Award 2015


Perth Museum and Art Gallery
Leicester City Council
University of Dundee Museum Services
BGS Edinburgh


Touch Tables and Held in the Hand Project Feb 2013
Sets for the Opera Acis and Gallatea, University of St Andrews June 2013
Held in the Hand Project, Leicester City Council Feb 2009


1996 to Present part- time lecturer, Fife College ‘Supported Learning ‘

Academic experience;

2014 Tay Estuary Forum, invited speaker
2014 RSGS invited speaker
2013 Imaging Natural Scotland Conference, presentation on Montrose Bay.
2012 CECHR Annual Conference, presentation on collaborative working.
2011 Presentation to the CECHR board on Rising Tide Project
2010 Techniques and Processes, Lecture, University of St Andrews
2009 Techniques and Processes, Lecture ,University of St Andrews

Collaborative Projects

Diatoms; Dr Allan Prescott, Wellcome Trust, University of Dundee 2010. Exhibition of drawings developed from having access to a scanning electron microscope.
The exhibition was also shown at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.2010

Rising Tide Orkney Dr Sue Dawson University of Dundee and Caroline Wickham- Jones, Archaeology, Aberdeen University 2010
Funded by the RSA William Littlejohn Award, A residency in Orkney visiting the sites being researched by The Rising Tide Project which is investigating past sea-level change and the submerged landscape of Orkney.

Capsella; Dr Pietro Iannetta, and Professor Geoff Squire, Wenni Deng CECHR PhD student. James Hutton Institute 2011
Project examining the resilience of the Capsella Bursa Pastoris plant, involved growing specimens and recording their progress. Using images from research in a series of paintings.
Exhibition in the Lamb gallery Dundee University funded by CECHR

Beans on Toast Project CREW
Professor Geoff Squire, and Sarah Doherty, University of Durham Feb 2012
(Outreach Work in Primary schools)
Funded by the Centre for Expertise for Waters
This project involved 4 lessons with scientific and art input.
The children’s artwork was used to illustrate the science on the JHI website

Living Field (James Hutton Institute)
Professor Geoff Squire and the Living Field Team June 2012
Painting Workshops related to aerial landscapes of the Carse of Gowrie
Children and adults worked as a group to complete a large scale painting for the Living Field Centre.

Melt 2013
Fieldwork in Iceland recording the glacier at Virkisjokull in collaboration with BGS researchers.

Montrose Bay (an Imagining Natural Scotland project, funded by Creative Scotland)
Dr Fraser Milne and Tracey Dixon, School of the Environment, University of Dundee.
The project explored how the visual arts and public engagement can influence understanding in the local
Community of the dramatic coastal changes and environmental risk at Montrose Bay.
5000 years of agricultural plants.(Living Field, James Hutton institute)
Commission to create drawings for an e book and to illustrate the web site for The Living Field Garden.

Solo exhibitions

2014 June –September, Shifting Sands Montrose Museum
2014 March-April, Melt, University of Dundee, Tower Building
2011 April –May, CECHR Conversations, Lamb Gallery, University of Dundee
2010 April-May, Diatoms, Wellcome Trust, University of Dundee
2010 Jan –March ‘Diatoms’ Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

Selected Group and Annual Exhibitions

2016Edinburgh Drawing School Printroom group
2016DCA Print gallery , Printmakers
2016 House for an Art Lover Summer Exhibition
2016 Cambo House ‘Printroom Dundee’
2016 Kinblethmont Gallery ‘This is My Own My Native land’
2015 RSA Open Exhibition
2015 SSA Empire
2015 DCA Printmakers Exhibition
2014 RSA Open exhibition
2014 SSA Annual exhibition
2014 Meffan Institute Winter exhibition
2014 William Littlejohn Prize-winners Exhibition, Kinblethmont gallery.
2013 RSA Open Exhibition
2012 Oct RGI Open Exhibition
2012 Gallery Q, Summer Exhibition, Dundee
2012 RSA (Invited artist) Drawing from the Landscape