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about alan kay:

Born in Kirkcaldy in Fife, Alan was brought up in Aberdeen where he also went to university. After leaving full-time study he worked abroad in East Africa and South East Asia and completed a post-graduate qualification in rural development. He worked for many years in community development.

Alan has always been interested in painting, drawing and sculpture, following various courses with the Open College of the Arts (OCA), the continuing education programme at Edinburgh College of Art, part-time study at Leith School of Art and with other art tutors.

He is based in Edinburgh.


2001 Student exhibition, Open College of the Arts (OCA)
2002 OCA Changing Lives Exhibition, Netherbow, Edinburgh
2003 Summer Exhibition, University of Northumberland, Newcastle
2004 Red.Art Exhibition, Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington
2004 OCA Exhibition, various venues
2005 Red.Art Exhibition, Newington Library, Edinburgh
2005 Scottish Drawing Competition, Paisley Art Institute, Paisley
2005 New Views (solo) Exhibition, Newington Library, Edinburgh
2006 OCA Changing Lives Exhibition, Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh
2006 More New Views (solo) Exhibition, Newington Library, Edinburgh
2007 OCA Exhibition, Barnsley
2007 Project India Exhibition, Southside Gallery, Edinburgh
2007 Harburn Festival Art Exhibition, West Lothian
2007 Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts Annual Exhibition, Mitchell Library
2008 Exhibition (solo), Newington Library, Edinburgh