Rhue Art

Celia Garbutt Resume

I began my art education in my late teens with a Foundation Course at Trent Polytechnic. I then completed a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Newport Art College, followed by a post-graduate year at Glasgow School of Art. After a year at Yorkshire Art Space I moved to the north-west Highlands where I have lived since 1981. My art practice has been varied, from early sculpture and performance to, most recently, painting in watercolour and acrylic. As well as other sources, my current work draws on early memories of the Derbyshire countryside where I grew up, and the landscape of my immediate environment in Lochbroom.


  • 1978-1979 Post-Graduate Diploma in Sculpture & Performance Glasgow School of Art
  • 1975-1978 BA (Honours) in Fine Art Newport College of Art
  • 1974-1975 Foundation Studies Trent Polytechnic


  • 2010 AAF Art Fair London
  • 2010 Glasgow art Fair Rhueart
  • 2009 West Coast Open, An Talla Solais, Ullapool
  • 2008 West Coast Open, An Talla Solais, Ullapool
  • 2007 Inverness Airport
  • 2007 West Coast Open, An Talla Solais, Ullapool
  • 2006 Ceilidh Place, Ullapool
  • 2006 West Coast Open, An Talla Solais, Ullapool
  • 2006 UHI Headquaters, Inverness
  • 1996 Art Fair, Glasgow
  • 1994 Ceilidh Place, Ullapool
  • 1989 West Coast Art, Inverewe Gardens
  • 1987 Working Pairs, Rufford Park, Nottingham
  • 1986 Eden Court, Inverness
  • 1985 Pastel Drawings, Ceilidh Place, Ullapool
  • 1984 Scottish Sculpture Open, Kildrummy & Edinburgh
  • 1984 Highland Council Touring Exhibition
  • 1983 Midland Group Gallery, Nottingham
  • 1981 Open Art, Sheffield Museum & Art Gallery
  • 1980 Sculpture Show, Midland Group Gallery, Nottingham
  • 1977 Young Contemporaries, Royal Academy, London


  • 1981 'Supermarket' in About Time ICA, London & Arnofini, Bristol
  • 1979 'Exercising for Childbirth' in New Contemporaries ICA, London
  • 1979 'Hiawtha's Photographing' at the New Lanark Festival
  • 1978 Performance Artist-in-Resident, North Gwent Arts Festival
  • 1977 'Waterless Method of Swimming Instruction'in New Contemporaries, ICA, London,


  • 1986 Exhibition grant from Scottish Arts Council
  • 1983 Studio Grant from Workshop & Artists Studion Provision Scotland
  • 1979 Travel Scholarship to Poland from Glasgow School of Art
  • 1979 Performance Prize, New Contemporaries, ICA
  • 1977 Performance Prize, New Contemporaries, ICA


  • City of Sheffield
  • Highland Council
  • Various private collections

"Garbutt’s 'The Angel' and 'The Beacon' (both acrylic) are beautifully balanced and composed with complimentary abstract geometric and organic forms coupled with figurative elements. Her style is a fine combination of drawn, scraped and painted textures well balanced by colour and form". [Georgina Coburn in 'Northings' (Hi-Arts) 18/9/07]