Bryan Angus, DA

I am an exhibiting artist working in the North East of Scotland. I give tuition at The Creative Retreat and for other organisations in Aberdeenshire. I am an experienced arts manager, event organiser and cultural development worker.
Exhibitions and Awards


Solo Shows

Carved Light, Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh 2018

Elgin Library, 2018

Dunoon Burgh Hall, 2018

Bright Coast - Duff House, Banff, 2015

Scottish Traditional Boat Festival, 'Ebb and Flow', 2014

Grampian Hospital Arts Trust, 'Northern Shore', Aberdeen Royal Infirmary - 2013

Coast Festival, 'New Prints', 2014

Duff House, 'New Drawings', 2005


Group Exhibitions

Summer Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 2016, 2018

Heinzel Gallery - 2012 - 2019

Aberdeen Artists' Society - 2011, 2012, 2013

Coast Festival - 2008 - 2014

Phoenix Centre, Newton Dee - 'Three Men on a Wall', with Martin Nelson and Peter Drahony, 2014



Creative Scotland - three year commission for 'Ebb and Flow' at The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival, 2012 to 2014

Aberdeen Artists' Society - Winner of the Members' Prize - 2011

Aberdeenshire Council Visual Artists Award - 2010

Other Stuff

Two week residency with Creartive Istanbull, January 2016

Published 'Bright Coast - Long Shadows', book of prints and other artwork to accompany exhibition at Duff House, 2015

Invited to exhibit as part of Di Carta Paper Made, Biennale, Vicenza, Italy.




1978 - 1982, Diploma in Fine Art (Painting), Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University Aberdeen


2010 - present

2010 - present

Professional Experience

2002 to Present: Co-Owner/Director, The Creative Retreat, Gardenstown.

Art holiday centre, artists' retreat/studios and rental accommodation.

At the Retreat Carla and I run a programme of mixed art courses, offer short term artist residencies, exhibitions and workshops. In the last 10 years we have also managed a number of arts projects for other organisations, including festivals, one-off performance events and exhibitions.

Tuition: At the Retreat I give tuition in painting, drawing and printmaking. In the last decade I have also taken on a number of private pupils and give talks and demonstrations.


1999 to 2002: Arts in the Community Officer, Bristol City Council.

Post responsible for delivering Council's aims in arts in education, disability arts, youth arts and community arts activity. Delivered programme of arts activity as part of Bristol City's Millenium Celebration event. Co-ordinated artist residency programme for Bristol's Capital of Culture bid.


1996 to 1999: Arts Centre Manager, The Old Library, Mansfield.

Post responsible for creative programming, marketing, building and staff management.


1993 to 1996: Administrative Director, Shiftwork Theatre Company, Aberdeen.

Responsible for admin, financial (sponsorship and grant funding) and marketing for small touring scale theatre company.


1991 to 1992: Community Programme Co-ordinator, Aberdeen Alternative Festival.

Responsible for creative programming, fundraising and financial management of city-wide festival to engage community members who would not normally get involved.


1982 to 1991: Freelance Theatre Designer, Community Artist, Graphic Designer.

A whole host of jobs, with small scale theatre companies, councils and community arts organisations. I'm just too old to bother listing all that lot, in fact I've probably forgotten half of them.