Scottish Artists Union

Office 231
The Briggait
141 Bridgegate
Glasgow G1 5HZ

t: 0141 559 4999


About the SAU

The Current Executive

The SAU is managed by members, for and on behalf of members. All who sit on the Executive Committee do so on a voluntary basis and give of their time because they believe in the organisation and its aims. At least four Office Bearers are required by our constitution. The size of the whole committee is limited to twenty members.

We would urge any member who thinks they can spare a few hours a month to consider putting their name forward for inclusion on the Committee list, or to attend one of our meetings as an Observer. Please use the Contact page to get in touch.





Janie Nicoll: President

Artform: Visual artist who uses a range of techniques including Digital imaging, Drawing, Painting, Installation, Photography, Video, and creates Public Artworks of a socially engaged nature.

Work in the Arts: Self Employed Artist, Curator.

Resides: Glasgow



Sinead Dunn: Vice - president

Artform: Ceramics

Work in the Arts: Self-employed artist, researcher and tutor.

Resides: Glasgow



Lynda Graham: Secretary

Artform: Mixed Media: Trained in Textiles at GSA.

Work in the Arts: Freelance arts education, project management and fundraising.

Resides: Edinburgh



Rowena Comrie: Treasurer

Artform: Painting

Work in the Arts: WASPS Artists' Studios Tenants Rep.

Resides: Glasgow





Chris Biddlecombe

Artform: Sculpture (Public Art / Multi Media - cross discipline collaborative projects).

Work in the Arts: National Property Projects Officer for WASPS.

Resides: Glasgow



Chris Kelly

Artform: Trained Visual and Public Artist

Work in the Arts: Projects Coordinator for Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust - An arts in healthcare organisation.

ACES Study, Art as Creative Engagement for Stroke, Research Manager, University of Dundee & NHS Tayside. Member of the Scottish Artists Union national executive since its inception.

Resides: Dundee



Fiona Pilgrim

Work in the Arts: Trained in Tapestry, Professional Development Manager with Cultural Enterprise Office.

Resides: Dundee



Lorna Mitchell

Artform: Visual artist who works in a range of disciplines including installation, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, video and film.

Work in the Arts: Artist / Lecturer

Resides: Glasgow



B. D. Owens

Artform: B.D. Owens is a visual artist, poet and political activist who lives in rural Scotland. "Much of my sculpture practice falls into the category of ephemeral, transformative projects which I document with video, audio and still photographs."

Work in the Arts:

Resides: Helensburgh/ Dundee



Joyce MacFarlane

Artform: Environmental Artist, sculptor.

Work in the Arts: