The past is in preparation for the future. Meanwhile, here is the usual mind-numbing CV:



British Museum, London

Cassina SpA, Meda, Italy

City Art Gallery, Manchester

Edinburgh College of Art

Government Loan Collection, Department of National Heritage

Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow

Iowa State University, USA

NatWest Bank PLC

North-West Arts

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow

Shedd Aquarium Archives, Chicago, USA

Loan collection, University of Manchester

Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester


Exhibitions, awards and residencies


Northern Young Contemporaries, Manchester, 1970 (prizewinner)

Arts Council of Great Britain, Serpentine Gallery, London, 1975 (16 works)

Cleveland International Drawings Biennial, Middlesborough, 1977, 1979

Secret Life: Paintings, Watercolours and Screens by Chris Allan, Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow, 1996 (catalogue by Paul Stirton)

Brunnier Gallery, Iowa State University, USA, 1997 (residency)

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Award, RGI, Glasgow, 2001

The Malcolm Award, PAI, Paisley, 2014

Occasional exhibitor in Scottish open exhibitions (RGI, PAI, RSA, RSW); at Glasgow Print Studio; at Glasgow Art Club; and at Mall Galleries, London (Originals, Society of Wildlife Artists).

Roger Bilcliffe Gallery, Winter Exhibition, Glasgow, 2021




Robin Hume 1943-2017 (privately published, 2018)

The Poetry of Place: Duncan Shanks Sketchbooks, contributor (ed. Anne Dulau Beveridge, Freightbooks, 2015)

Elizabeth Blackadder Prints (Lund Humphries, 2003)

Artists at Harleys: Pioneering Printmaking in the 1950s (Hunterian Art Gallery, 2000)

Duncan Shanks: The Creative Process (Hunterian Art Gallery, 1994)

A Guidebook to the Hunterian Art Gallery (1991)

Prints and Printmaking (Hunterian Art Gallery, 1990)

The George Smith Collection with P. Robertson (Hunterian Art Gallery, 1988)

The Northern Renaissance Print with M. Hopkinson (Hunterian Art Gallery, 1988)

The Modern Print (Hunterian Art Gallery, 1986)

A New Display System for Prints and Drawings (Scottish Museums Council, 1982)

Prints by Bill Orobiej and Alan Whitehead (Whitworth Art Gallery, 1976)

A New Printroom at the Whitworth (in 'Museums Journal', 1976)

Girtin's Prints (in 'Antique Collector', 1975)

Pre-Raphaelite Drawings with D. Jolley (Whitworth Art Gallery, 1974)

©Chris Allan