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By Gary Nisbet
Shona Kinloch
(b. 1962)

Born Glasgow, she studied sculpture at GSA , 1980-85, and was the winner of the Millie and Benno Schotz Award, 1985, and a Saltire Society Award, 1992.

Specialising in animal and figure sculptures, she has received several commissions for public sculpture in Glasgow:

Seven Glasgow Dogs, a popular though temporary feature of the 1988 Glasgow Garden Festival, As the Crow Flies, West Princes Street (1993), Chookie Burdies, on lampposts in Garnethill (1993), Thinking of Bella, Italian Centre, 179-180 Ingram Street (1994), In Pursuit of..., on the west wall of the Chancellor's Hall, University of Strathclyde (1996), and As Proud As..., Princes Square, Glasgow (2000).

She has also received commissions for work in Edinburgh, Kilmarnock, Loughborough (The Sock, 1998), East Kilbride and Hamilton (The Square Stars, 1998).

She has exhibited regularly throughout the UK since 1984, including at the RGIFA : showing Man With a Dog on His Shoulder, 1985, and Fish With a Dog Under Its Nose, 1987.

Her work is represented in numerous public collections including Pecking Hen, at the Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie.

A number of her small-scale works form part of the Dr Helen Cargill Thomson Collection which was the subject of an exhibition at the Collins Gallery in 2000, for which the sculptor donated her sketches for In Pursuit of....

Further example's of Shona's small-scale, animal and figurative bronzes were exhibited at Ewan Mundy Fine Art, 221 West George Street, Glasgow, in April, 2002, and these will be shown again at The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh from 8th June, 2002, including The Three Fancy Pigeons (Together) (2001).

She currently lives in East Kilbride.


  • Information from the artist;
  • Information from Ewan Mundy Fine Art;
  • Information from Dr Helen Cargill-Thomson;
  • Information from Collins Gallery.
Works in our Database:
1: Buccleuch Street (Garnethill),
Part of Garnethill Lighting Project in Buccleuch Street and neighbouring streets
Chookie Burdies (1993)
Sculptor: S Kinloch; Architects: Page & Park
2: John Street (Merchant City),
Italian Centre, 7 John Street
Sculpture Programme (1988-90)
Sculptors: A Stoddart, JF Sloan and S Kinloch; Architects: Page & Park
#182 3: John Street (Merchant City),
Italian Centre, 7 John Street
Thinking of Bella (1988-90)
Sculptor: S Kinloch;
Architects: Page & Park; Founders: Powderhall Bronze
#279 4: Springfield Court (Merchant City),
Springfield Court, adjacent to the east entrance to Princes Square
As Proud As… (1998-2000)
Sculptor: S Kinloch;
Architects: Hugh Martin Partnership; Foundry: Powderhall Bronze;
#332 5: University of Strathclyde (Townhead),
On the west wall of the Chancellors Hall, Taylor Streeet
The Pursuit of … (1996)
Sculptor: S Kinloch;
Foundry: Powderhall Bronze
#344 6: West Princes Street (Woodlands),
Between Rupert Street and Dunearn Street
As the Crow Flies (1990; sculpture destroyed July, 2002)
Sculptor: S Kinloch;
Foundry: Powderhall Bronze
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