Leigh Chorlton CV

Artist and manager of Whitespace, 11 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3NT


MA in contemporary art theory at Edinburgh College of Art (2010)

First class BA (honours) degree in sculpture (1998), Edinburgh College of Art.

Exchange student to Purchase College New York State 1997

With Heriot-Watt Medal Received for being the most academically distinguished student within the sculpture faculty of Edinburgh College of Art 

Art diploma (1993), Falmouth College of art.


Running an ongoing Sunday drop in life class and weekend workshops in drawing and painting at Whitespace, 11 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh. 

Evening class tutor for classes such as life drawing, oil painting, portraiture, and proportional drawing. (2005- 2010)  Leith Academy, 20 Academy Park, Edinburgh 



Traces 10th October 2013 till January 2014 Traces (influences from W.G.Sebald) Royal Over-Seas League, 100 Princes St, Edinburgh

Art in Mind...Downtown

The Brick lane gallery, Brick lane, London, 28th Feb till 10th March 2013


Portraits Whitespace gallery, Edinburgh 15.12.12 till 21.12.12

Young Masters Fundraising exhibition 18th June till 14th July 2012 at Rupert Cavendish Antiques, Kings Rd, Chelsea (Plus an auction 21st June)  

Gallery 118, 118 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RR showing work from September to February 2012

THE LYRIC HAMMERSMITH FUNDRAISING EXHIBITION  4 October 2011 - January 2012 30 John Islip Street London 
London, SW1 An off-site exhibition at The Mint Hotel, Westminster


THE LYRIC HAMMERSMITH FUNDRAISING AUCTION 3 November 2011 The Mint Hotel, Westminster, 30 John Islip Street, ßLondon, SW1

Young Masters 2011 Thursday 13th Oct till Sat 5th NovVenue: Sphinx Fine Art
125 Kensington Church Street
W8 7LP London

Hunted Projects: The Green Room Hawke & Hunter, Picardy Place, Edinburgh  Thursday, February 24th at 8:00pm - March 19 at 12:00pm

Whitelines: Drawing Exhibition    Whitespace, 11 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3NT www.whitespace11.com 

11.02.11 - 17.02.11

Salon Vert (members show), The Embassy Gallery The Roxy, Edinburgh

22.01.11 – 30.01.11


On Voices, 

IETM International Convention. Glasgow 

4th till 7th November The Hairdressers space, opposite stereo, 7 Renfield Lane, Glasgow

Young Masters Revisited 

Presented by The Cynthia Corbett Gallery 

Part 1 Sphinx Fine Art, 125 Kensington Church St, London W8  

Part 2 The Old Truman Brewery, F BLOCK T2, London E1 

Salon, Catalyst Arts, Belfast

Curator and exhibitor of Out of the Blue studio artists exhibition 36 Dalmeny St, Edinburgh

Retro Renaissance solo exhibition (part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art) Hanson Street Project Space, Wasps Studios, Hanson Street, Glasgow.

'Salon' show, Embassy gallery, Edinburgh 


Fish Supper solo exhibition, 45 King Street, Glasgow. 

Co-Curator for Gray Matter, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh. Part of the MA in Contemporary Art Theory 


Rocket Gallery, St Stephen St, Edinburgh 

The Phoenix Gallery, 3 Dundas St, Edinburgh


Landscape commission For George Goldsmith, Sporting Estates, Edinburgh 

Portrait commission for David Lauener, Standard Life, Edinburgh. 


Gang show’ at the Embassy Gallery, East cross Causwayside, Edinburgh 

Wordplay/Colourplay solo show at The Red Gallery, 19 Osborne St, Hull; 


World Art media Stage in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh 


Deployment at Havant Arts,Centre, East St, Havant, Hants. 


Group show Tweed Dale Museum, Chambers Institute, Peebles. 

Part of the New Generation Show at the Compass Gallery, Glasgow 

Degree Show, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh. 


Group show at Purchase College, State University of NY, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, New York State. 

Installation in Simpson’s Memorial Hospital,  Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
















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