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Mr. Gordon Brennan

Senior Lecturer

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Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Colour, Ephemera, Painting, Drawing, Collections, The Model.

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Arts, Edinburgh College of Art
Standing Stones.


Gordon Brennan was born in Edinburgh in 1956. Served 7 year apprenticeship with Edinburgh Tapestry Company from 1972-79 before attending Edinburgh College of Art from 79 -84 graduating with BA hons and Postgraduate diploma.

He has taught in all four Scottish Art Schools, before being appointed lecturer in Painting at Edinburgh College of Art (1992) Appointed Head of Painting, Associate Head School of Art in 2010.

Reaearch interests revolve round Ephemera, Collections,  Making and Materials, Colour, realised through Drawing, Painting, Print and Artists Books.



Research outputs

  1. The Gillies family: An alternative success story

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Teaching painting at Edinburgh College of Art

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  3. CURVED STREAM: Eight contemporary artists at Traquair House

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

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Research activities & awards

  1. Teaching Painting, A Conference.

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

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Research projects

  1. Colour Collection

    Project: University Awarded Project Funding

  2. Colour Collections

    Project: University Awarded Project Funding

  3. The Meaning of Art

    Project: Research

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