Allan Watson 2002.008

b. 1960

Born Blairgowrie, Allan Watson studied sculpture at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, graduating in 1986.  Watson’s work takes influence from his formative experiences of the land and rural life, concerned with our changing relationship with tools, the visibility of labour or the ability of our imaginations to interact with reality and create infinite variation.

Since then he has continued to live and work in the area, participating in a wide range of projects including exhibitions, public art projects, artist-in-residence schemes, international workshops, and the completion of a PhD in 1992 that focused on chance and decision making within creative practice.

In 1994 Allan joined the teaching staff at Gray’s and served as Head of Fine Art before retiring from teaching in 2016.