About Me

After twenty years working on The Glasgow Herald, she left journalism to go to Glasgow School of Art.

Her award-winning book the Children of Craig-y-nos”, co-written with medical historian Dr. Carole Reeves is the only account in the world of life inside the closed world of a children’s TB sanatorium, a castle deep in the Welsh valleys.

She is working on two books, “A Year in Chicago” and “Tales from Wales” while preparing for an exhibition in 2024.

Check out her CV. And blogs!


Name: Ann Shaw

Nationality: Welsh

Education: Glasgow School of Art

Address: Bridge of Allan, FK9 4LY, Scotland, UK

Telephone: 07543 671260

Email: annshaw@mac.com

Website: annshaw.co.uk

  • B.A. (Hons) Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art, 1997 - 2001 (Department of Environment Art)
  • International Exchange Student to The School of The Art Institute, Chicago, 1999 - 2000
  • Slade Summer School, 1998
  • Sir Eduardo Paolozzi Masterclass, Edinburgh College of Art, July 1996
  • Professional member of the Society of Scottish Artists
  • Member of Scottish Artists Union, Glasgow Media Access Centre and Transmission Gallery
  • 2005 artist residency (three month) Blackhill, Glasgow to work with community and produce an inter-generational film using digital technologies. Video: “Molendinar Burn”
  • 2004 “Work in progress”, group artist residency in The Changing Room, Stirling, - interactive digital photography and video project working with members of the public. Video: “Hands”
  • “You have been spotted,” Police Box, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow – 1997

  • Artist residency - Blackhill, Glasgow - film about the people focusing on the Molendinar Burn

  • Memories – audio/photographic installation - Centre for Older Adults, Chicago

  • "Of the Earth" - Dunblane Museum (September 2015)
  • Photographic exhibition - Dunblane Library (April 2013)
  • Scion House, Stirling University Innovation Parks (2011)

  • 2011-15 - Forth Valley Open Studios - Delta Studios, Larbert; Smith Museum and Art Gallery, Stirling; Macrobert Arts Centre and The Changing Room, Stirling
  • 2013 - Blipfoto Creativity Scotland (touring)
  • 2011 - Members show Transmission Gallery, Glasgow
  • 2004 - “Of Sea and Stars”, Mission Gallery, Swansea. Videos:“Immersion” and “Seahorses”
  • 2004 - Society of Scottish Artists, Royal Academy, Edinburgh.
  • 2003 - Welsh National Eisteddfod. Video “Immersion”
  • 2003 - Dundee Print Studio “Journeys” - Discovery Point gallery. Digital print.
  • 2003 - Islington People - Digital Art Exhibition, London
  • 2002 - Artworks in Mental Health - British touring exhibition. Digital print.
  • 2001 - Glasgow School of Art student exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
  • 2001 - Glasgow School of Art selected graduate exhibition, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
  • 2023 - “Now” group exhibition with Collective at Scion House, Stirling University. Invited to give talk on AI generated images.

  • Member of community campaign, RAGE – Residents Against Greenbelt Erosion) to preserve the Greenbelt between Dunblane and Bridge of Allan which led to three Public Inquiries over 25 years. (This was very much a community effort. I was secretary only for part of the third campaign) - Facebook

  • Forth Valley Artbeat Open Studios – Every year since launch in 2010

    • BBC “One Show” talking about “The Children of Craig-y-nos” ( 17 April 2013)
    • Scottish Press Award - runner up for Scottish Medical Journalist of the Year - 1985
    • Short listed Open Book Award 2010 for The Children of Craig-y-nos (joint with Dr Carole Reeves), The Medical Journalist Association
    • Podcast - Witness History - BBC World News Service - July 2020
    • “Hear Me Now” documentary by Stirling University Film and Media Department based on my book The Children of Craigynos, in which I also take part, which went on to win several awards - August 2017
    • BBC Radio 4: Saturday Morning Live - 16 October 2021
    • Documentary on The Children of Craig-y-nos ITV Wales 2021 
  • Joint co-coordinator of one day conference on “Art and Technology”, The Changing Room, Stirling (2005)

  • Founder member Falkirk Womens Aid

  • Secretary, West of Scotland Freelance branch of the National Union of Journalists, Depute FOC , Glasgow Herald, member of the NUJ Equality Working Party

  • Secretary of both SPOKE and RAGE ( environmental campaigns) in Bridge-of-Allan and Dunblane

  • Society of Scottish Artists Executive committee ( co-opted member)

  • Founder member and secretary of Forth Valley Artbeat Open Studios – 2010

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