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Tutors & Artists

Here at Allanbank Arts we are incredibly fortunate to be able to draw on experienced tutors who are still actively practising in their chosen fields. Our aim is to allow individuals the space and time to pursue and explore their own creative potential through group and one-to-one tuition, mentoring support and networking. 

Liz Hardy

Event co-ordinator, art for young people

Partner and creative director of Allanbank Arts, Liz has a background in arts administration and ceramics, working principally in thrown pieces. More recently Liz has turned her hand to painting.

Tel: 07899 903429 

Printmaking, art for young people, portfolio preparation

Justine is one of the partners with Liz Hardy at Allanbank Arts. She is originally from London and has trained at Camberwell College of Art  and Edinburgh College of Art, specialising in fine art printmaking. She has studied computer imagery and technology alongside traditional techniques. Justine has worked extensively in local primary and secondary schools and thoroughly enjoys engaging young people with the world of making art. She now lives and works in the Scottish Borders, exhibiting widely.

George Donald RSA RSW

Painter, Printmaker and Lecturer in Studio Arts

George Donald is a painter, printmaker and lecturer in studio arts.

Born in South India, his early memories are of the colours and rhythms of the East. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art, and was awarded a travelling scholarship to India, Afghanistan and Nepal.

Later at Hornsey College of Art, London (then in the late 60's at the forefront of student-led changes in visual education) he studied art education. He taught for many years within the Drawing & Painting School of Edinburgh College of Art, and in 1999 co-founded the Centre for Continuing Studies - a centre for innovation and excellence in higher art education, and the first to offer part-time BA degrees in visual arts.

In mid-career he returned to the University of Edinburgh to study philosophy and education.

George has travelled widely as an art lecturer: with the British Council in India and Korea and as a visiting artist/tutor in France, Spain, Japan, China, UEA and USA.

He is currently visiting professor in the Art Department University of Central Florida. He retired from full-time teaching in 2001 to concentrate on making art, exhibiting, occasional teaching and consultancies.

He is a member of the RSA and RSW, and he was formerly Keeper of the RSA.

George exhibits annually at the RSA and RSW. He has held many solo exhibitions at the Open Eye Galley, Edinburgh, the Bohun Gallery, Henley, and contributed to numerous group exhibitions in the UK and abroad over many years.

His work is to be found in public and private collections, including the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

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