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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

Marion Smith (b. 1969)

Sculptor working in a wide range of materials, including bronze, ciment fondu, granite and cardboard. Born in Largo, Fife, she studied at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, and at the Hoogeschool voor de Kunsten in Arnhem, Netherlands. She has worked as an artist/technician at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Aberdeen, a visiting lecturer at Glasgow School of Art, and gallery manager at the Crawford Arts Centre, St Andrews. She has held solo exhibitions throughout Scotland, including Long View at the Park Gallery, Falkirk (2009), which was based on the geological theories of James Hutton, and has carried out public commissions in Dundee (Panmure Passage, 2009), Anstruther (The Plough and the Reaper, 2009), Clydebank (Lancastria Memorial, 2011) and Irvine (Milestones, 2016). She has exhibited regularly at the Royal Scottish Academy since 1993, was elected ARSA in 1998, and since 2012 has been the Academy’s Secretary.

Principal source: CV provided by the artist.

Bibliography: R. McKenzie, Public Sculpture of Edinburgh (2 vols), Liverpool, 2018, vol. 1, p. 174; C. Shuker, ‘Artist Profile: Marion Smith’, Discover RSA, no. 82, summer 2009, p. 4; Marion Smith. Sculptor (artist’s website).

Ray McKenzie 2018