David Faithfull

Website: http://www.davidfaithfull.co.uk

Email: david@davidfaithfull.co.uk

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EARTH WIND & FIRE, Exhibition installation, 2013

‘INKUBATOR 1- the Log Cabin’, Installation of Artist’s Books, 2007

‘JURA: Dih Rah/ An-Diu-Rath’, 2009, Artist’s Book collaboration with poet John Burnside

‘JURA: Dih Rah/ An-Diu-Rath Print’, 2009, Artist's Book collaboration with poet John Burnside

‘JETTISON’ 2000-2009 Series of Artist’s Books, Prints and Multiples


Fundamental to David's work is his intrinsic relationship to the landscape. Through adopting a palindromic form of visual dichotomy, he subjects the geological and historical palimpsest, of the physical landscape, to creative enquiry. These investigations have included extensive studies on the Scottish Hebrides, particularly on Mull and Jura; and the ‘Jettison’ series of prints, multiples and Artists Books; documenting the crash of a Tornado jet near Torness nuclear power Station, in south-east Scotland.


David Faithfull is an artist, printmaker and curator. He lectures at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and publishes Artists Book, Prints and Multiples under the Semper Fidelis imprint.
Much of his work involves his relationship with the natural environment, through Palindromic and Panoramic forms and sequences. this included the recent residency with Artists Collective 6°W on the Island of Inch kenneth off Mull, the home of the infamous Mitford sisters.
The installation at the SSA's 2013 annual show involved David creating 'Thar Art of Concealment' a project first created with Edinburgh Printmakers at Traquair for the Reflective Histories interventions in the House and Grounds.
He collaborated with the poet John Burnside and the Scottish Book Trust on the Isle of Jura, using traditional iron gall ink, also featuring in Polygon's 'The Spirit of Jura'.
Other publishing collaborations include ‘Centum’ in collaboration with poet Ken Cockburn for the Scottish fund managers Baillie Gifford.
Additional projects involve curating the highly acclaimed travelling Artists Book exhibition ‘Inkubator’ 2007 – 2011 and creating a series of prints for the Halifax/Bank of Scotland, using shredded banknotes, reflecting the 2009 stock market crash.
He has exhibited extensively and has work in collections including the Tate Britain, London; the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh and the Hunterian, Glasgow; as well as numerous private collections internationally.
He is currently on the board of Edinburgh Printmakers and was on the SSA Board from 2010 - 2013.


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