About


Colin James Tennant is a Scottish documentary and fine art photographer, filmmaker and visual artist.

 

Colin James Tennant


Colin is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art’s Fine Art Photography programme. His work has been exhibited in galleries in the UK and abroad, including the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow, Getty Images Gallery in London, and Exit Art in New York. He has work in both private and public collections in the UK.

Colin’s work often explores communities and sub cultures alongside notions of identity (both collective and individual) and how these themes connect with our environment.

Colin’s work has been published by a number of national and international press and media outlets, including The Guardian, The Independent and Scotland on Sunday.


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS, PROJECTS & CURATORIAL WORK

2016 Celebrate, Tullie House Art Gallery, UK (Solo Photography Exhibition)

2016 Here, Today, Tullie House Art Gallery, Carlise, UK (Solo Photography Exhibition)

2016 The Photography Show, Birmingham (successful contemporary photography panel – selected speaker)

2015 Environmental Arts Festival Scotland (selected artist, photography exhibition)

2015 Out of the Blue, Kirkcudbright (Solo Exhibition, Photography)

2014 Parking Space, NCP Car Park, Dumfries (co-curator & contributor, photography/projection installation)

2012 In-between, Multiple venues, Dumfries (lead artist, public art project & conference)

2012 Life Through A Lens, Aberdeen (Lead Artist, 9-month photography project)

2012 First Foot, The Stove Building, Dumfries (co-curator, video projection/moving image installation)

2011 Decade, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries (group exhibition, photography)

2010 Hinterland, Whitehouse Gallery, Glasgow (group exhibition, photography)

2010 Drumchapel Community Centre, Glasgow (artist in residence)

2010 Re-charge, Getty Images Gallery, London (group exhibition, photography)

2010 Summer Mix Tape Vol 1, Exit Art Gallery, New York (group exhibition, photography)

2010 The DIY Show, High Street (Temp Gallery), Glasgow (group exhibition, mixed media)

2009 Project Room, The Centre of Contemporary Art, Glasgow (group exhibition, photography)


SELECTED AWARDS / COLLECTIONS


2014 Visual Artist Award (VACMA) – Creative Scotland & Dumfries & Galloway Council

2012 Princes Scottish Youth Business Trust, Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Gold Award

2011 Getty Images / The Independent – ‘Recharge’, Top Ten Shortlist, Honorary Mention

2010 Gracefield Arts Centre – ‘Sleeping Men’ photographic print purchased for permanent collection

SELECTED LECTURES & TEACHING


2017 Filmmaking Guest Lecturer, The World, Residences at Sea

2016 Filmmaking workshop Leader, South West Picture Show Film Festival.

2016 Portraiture Workshop Leader, National Portrait Gallery, UK

2016 Guest Speaker, The Photography Show, Successful Contemporary Photography 

2015 Photography Tutor, The Stove Network, Scottish  Arts Association 

2013 Guest Lecturer, University of the West of Scotland, Creative Industries Practice

2012 Guest Lecturer, University of the West of Scotland, Creative Industries Practice


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS


The Guardian

The Independent

The Herald

Scotland on Sunday

The List Magazine

The Arts Journal

Environmental Arts Festival Scotland (Festival Programme)

Nemours Mansions (USA museum publication)


SELECTED CLIENTS


The World

The Herald

St Andrews University

Greentraveller

KEENPRESS Photography ApS

The Cultural Enterprise Office

Scotland Re:Designed

Upland Arts

Wigtown Book Festival

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