Entitled, signed and dated "Conflicting image associations - Ainslie Yule 1978" (lower right)
Mixed media on paper
96 x 111 cm
It was in The Scottish Arts Council exhibition "Ainslie Yule - Sculptures and Drawings" held in The Fruit Market Gallery (Edinburgh) and 3rd Eye Centre (Glasgow) in 1978.
Ainslie Yule FRSS (b.1941) is a major name in British art, but not many people know that he was born in North Berwick!
Yule trained as a painter at Edinburgh College of Art where he received several major awards including the Andrew Grant junior scholarship, major scholarship and travelling scholarship to New York.
He began to make sculpture in the late 1960s and rapidly established a reputation at the cutting edge of Scottish art. He was Gregory Fellow at Leeds University from 1973-74. Other awards include a Scottish Arts Council Bursary, a residency at Editions Alecto, London, the Rainbow Wood Scholarship in Hiroshima, Japan.
From 1982-2006 he was Head of Sculpture at Kingston University.
He has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, and his sculpture and drawings are represented in national and international collections.