Exhibitions and Events

Exhibitions

2015 and 2016

See Do It Theatre for a recent list of performances and exhibitions.

2014

Discardboard Exhibition
Forest Centre Plus, 38 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH3 9SJ.
17 – 26 January 2014
I presented Story Box – an experiment in taking comic books away from the page and the digital and presenting them as a physical object. I developed a 4 page story that could be read in any order and was presented as cardboard box.
http://stevens-stuff-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/storybox-discardboard-exhibiton.html
https://sites.google.com/site/discardboard/home

2013

Papergirl Dublin 2013 Exhibition
1st Floor, Lucy’s Lounge, 11 Fownes Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
15 – 25 August 2013
Exhibition of illustrated postcards. This work includes photography, which I have turned into postcards and illustrated with ink and marker pens. The work also incorporates text and poetry to create engaging imagery and storytelling.
http://papergirldublin.tumblr.com/post/51382367336/got-some-illustrated-photograph-postcards-from

Quiet Forest Exhibition –
Forest Cafe – 141 Laurieston Place Edinburgh,
6th August 2013 –
Exhibition of a comic book that combined sequential artwork and poetry.
http://inkyfingers.org.uk/2013/08/02/quiet-forest-aug-6th/
http://stevens-stuff-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/quiet-forest-exhibition-forest-cafe-6th.html

Toronto sound project
Noise Project Exhibition – 99 Gallery/West Queen West Triangle, 99 Sudbury St, Toronto, Canada
26-28 July and online exhibition at http://thenoiseproject.net/author/sfrase/
I took part in an online art project called The Noise Project. This was an initiative from the Toronto based art collective Labspace. For 10 weeks I had to create a piece of artwork based on a noise.
http://thenoiseproject.net/author/sfrase/
http://thenoiseproject.net/

Papergirl Estonia Exhibition
PK 79, Riia 4, 51004, Tartu, Estonia
25 April – 4 May 2013
Exhibition of illustrated postcards. This work includes photography, which I have turned into postcards and illustrated with ink and marker pens. The work also incorporates text and poetry to create engaging imagery and storytelling.
http://stevens-stuff-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/papergirl-estonia.html

6X4 Exhibition
Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, 13 Perth Rd, Dundee, DD1 4HT
14 – 27 March 2013
I exhibition an illustrated poem. The poem was created on a postard that was sized 6″ by 4″.
http://stevens-stuff-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/the-leaves-postacerd-from-64-exhibiton.html

Sketchbooks – USA Tour
I created three sketchbooks for the Sketchbook project. This is an art project from an art collective based at Brooklyn Library New York. The sketchbooks went on tour to various cities including those in the list below.

BROOKLYN
Brooklyn Art Library – March 1-3

AUSTIN
Co-Lab Project Space – March 8-10

ATLANTA
The Goat Farm Art Center – March 15-17

TORONTO
The Gladstone Hotel – June 7 -9

CHICAGO
Hyde Park Art Center – July 12-14

PORTLAND
Cleaners at the Ace Hotel – July 19-21

SAN FRANCISCO
S.F Center for the Book – July 26-28

LOS ANGELES
iam8bit – August 2-4

WASHINGTON, DC
Canal Park – September 7 – 8

BROOKLYN
Brooklyn Art Library – October 11 – 13

The work from my sketchbooks can be seen here:
http://www.sketchbookproject.com/
http://stevens-stuff-blog.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Fashion Design For Monsters

Poetry and Paint Exhibition
Craft Central, 33 – 35 St Johns Square, London, EC1M 4DS
30 March 2013
I exhibited 2 illustrated poems and 2 custom made vinyl toys. The work was presented in a pop up gallery and also published in the Poetry and Paint anthology.
http://poetryandpaint.wordpress.com/
http://stevens-stuff-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/poetry-and-paint-exhibition-dunny-toys.html

Adventures in Comics Exhibition
Pie Factory, 5 Broad Street, Margate, CT9 1EU.
21-24 February 2013
I exhibited artwork from a 2 page comic book I wrote and illustrated. The work was presented as part of a group exhibition and also published in a book.
http://stevens-stuff-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/exhibition-and-publication-in-new-comic.html
http://www.adventuresincomics.org/aic3-the-great-tree.html

2012

Never Knowing – Screening at Bad Robot Poetry
Online screening of a Digital Animated Poem entitled ‘Never Knowing’. The animation was completed in flash and the video content was filmed and then edited together with text and audio. The text was a written reaction to the visuals and was developed to create a digital poem.
Bad Robot Poetry is a blog that showcases the best digital poetry from around the world.
http://badrobotpoetry.wordpress.com/2012/10/29/never-knowing-a-video-poem-by-steven-fraser/

Papergirl San Francisco Exhibition
Incline Gallery, Valencia Street, San Francisco, California, 94110.
2nd November 2012
Exhibition of illustrated postcards. This work includes photography, which I have turned into postcards and illustrated with ink and marker pens. The work also incorporates text and poetry to create engaging imagery and storytelling.
http://www.papergirl-sf.com/artists.html
http://stevens-stuff-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/papergirl-san-francisco.html

Papergirl Calgary Exhibition
Epcor Center, 205 8 Avenue Southeast Calgary, AB T2G 0K9, Canada.
9th – 17th August 2012
Exhibition of illustrated postcards. This work includes photography, which I have turned into postcards and illustrated with ink and pens. The work also incorporates text and poetry to create engaging imagery and storytelling.
papergirlcalgary.tumblr.com
http://stevens-stuff-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/papegirl-calgary.html

Papergirl Leeds Exhibition
High Court, The Calls, Leeds, LS2 7ST
24th – 28th June 2012.
Exhibition of Photographs and Illustrations that included illustrated character designs and street photography.
http://papergirlleeds.tumblr.com/

Papergirl Dublin Exhibition
Supafast Gallery, Great Strand Street, Dublin
21st June 2012.
Exhibition of Photographs and Illustrations that included street art and graffiti.
http://papergirldublin.tumblr.com/post/17339483213/and-another-submission-this-time-5x-photo-prints

Papergirl Zagreb Exhibition
BIC Info Centar, Tomašićeva 10, Zagreb, Croatia.
20th June – 31st July 2012.
Exhibition of Street Art and Street Photography.
http://papergirlzagreb.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/steven-fraser.html
http://stevens-stuff-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/papergirl-zagreb.html

Papergirl Bristol Exhibition
The looking Glass Art Space, 39 High Street, Bristol BS1 2AW
19th – 24th June 2012.
Exhibition of Photographs and Illustrations that included illustrated character designs and street photography.
http://papergirl-bristol.blogspot.co.uk/

Papergirl Cardiff Exhibition
The Printhaus Gallery, 70A Landaff Road, Canton, Cardiff CF11 9NL
29th May – 2nd June 2012.
Exhibition of Photographs and Illustrations.
http://papergirlcardiff.blogspot.co.uk/

Papergirl Birmingham Exhibition,
Wharfside Street,The Mailbox, Birmingham, B1 1XL
21st – 27th April 2012.
Exhibition of Photographs and Illustrations. The photography included a project called 3D poetry, which included writing poetry on a 3D object and photographing the work in an urban setting.
http://papergirlbirmingham.tumblr.com/

Papergirl Norwich Exhibition
Stew Gallery 40 Fishergate, Norwich, NR3 1SL
26th March 2012.
Exhibition of Photographs and Illustrations. The photography included a project called 3D poetry, which included writing poetry on a 3D object and photographing the work in an urban setting.
http://papergirl-norwich.blogspot.co.uk/
http://stevens-stuff-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/papergirl-norwich-exhibition.html

2011

Guerrilla Gallery 4
Tayside Recyclers, 2 South Dudhope Mill, Dundee, DD1 5AN
9th July 2011.
Exhibition of Photographs and Illustrations. My artwork was projected on the wall of the Tayside Recyclers warehouse in Dundee. The photography included a project called 3D poetry, which included writing poetry on a 3D object and photographing the work in an urban setting.
http://guerrillagallery.wordpress.com/
http://stevens-stuff-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/guerrilla-gallery-9th-july.html

Without Boarders Exhibition
The Point, Leigh Road Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 9DE
May 6th – July 28th 2011.
Major exhibition of Illustrated characters and urban artwork exhibited in a contemporary art gallery. The artwork included Urban Vinyl Toy Design, logo Design and street photography.
http://www.thepointeastleigh.co.uk/
http://stevens-stuff-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/without-boarders-exhibition-point.html

Papergirl Istanbul Exhibition
Milk Gallery, Şahkulu Mah. Balkon Çıkmazı, Istanbul, Turkey
May 26th – June 9th 2011.
Exhibition of Photographs and Illustrations. The photography included a project called 3D poetry, which included writing poetry on a 3D object and photographing the work in an urban setting.
http://papergirl-istanbul.blogspot.co.uk/

Streetland Festival Glasgow 2011
The Chalet, 18 Dixon Ave. Glasgow, G42 8ED
29th – 30th April 2011.
A Popup exhibition of Illustrated characters, urban artwork graphics and street photography. I exhibited a total of 8 images. The work consisted of customising urban vinyl toys and photographing them in urban settings.
http://streetland.ning.com/
http://www.polkadotpunks.com/gallery/steven-fraser
http://stevens-stuff-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/exhibition-at-streetland-festival-in.html

Guerrilla Gallery 3
Tayside Recyclers, 2 South Dudhope Mill, Dundee, DD1 5AN
29th April 2011.
Exhibition of Photographs and Illustrations. My artwork was projected on the wall of the Tayside Recyclers warehouse in Dundee.
http://guerrillagallery.wordpress.com/
http://stevens-stuff-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/guerrilla-gallery.html

Papergirl Bristol Exhibition
The Parlour, 31 College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TB
5th – 13th April, 2011.
Exhibition of Photographs and Illustrations. The photography included a project called 3D poetry, which included writing poetry on a 3D object and photographing the work in an urban setting.
http://papergirl-bristol.blogspot.co.uk/
http://stevens-stuff-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/papergirl-bristol-more-photos-on.html

ROOFRAISER Music Festival Edinburgh 2011
March/April 2011.
My artwork was selected for a poster and magazine to promote the Roofraiser Music Festival. The poster was displayed in various music venues in Edinburgh.
The artwork itself was a 3D render, with the theme of saving Forests.
http://www.tentracks.co.uk/blog/79-roofraiser_helping_save_forest_cafe
http://stevens-stuff-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/roofraiser-gigs-to-save-forest-cafe.html

Papergirl Glasgow Exhibition
LA Group, 44 Houston St, Glasgow, G5 8RS
March 19th 2011.
Exhibition of Photographs and Illustrations. The illustrations were of characters and the photographs included street art and fashion photography.
http://papergirlglasgow.tumblr.com/post/9910675759/steven-fraser

2010

Guerrilla Gallery 2,
Greenmarket Car Park, Dundee
13th November 2010.
Exhibition of Photographs and Illustrations projected on a wall of a multi-storey car park. The photographs incorporated street art and vinyl toys in an urban setting.
http://guerrillagallery.wordpress.com/

Village of the Damned Horror Exhibition 2010
No.70, Auchmithie, Arbroath, United Kingdom.
29th – 31st October 2010.
I exhibited a custom made Urban Vinyl Toy at a Halloween Horror Exhibition. The exhibition also included logo and graphic design for the character.
http://villageofthedamnedfilmfest.blogspot.co.uk/p/artists.html

Papergirl Manchester Exhibition
Soup Kitchen Gallery, 31-33 Spear Street Manchester, M1 1DF
1st – 21st October 2010.
Exhibition of Photographs and Illustrations. The illustrations were of characters and the photographs included street art and fashion photography.
http://papergirlmanchester.tumblr.com/

Self Portrait Exhibition
Mash Gallery, 11 Haydock Street, St.Helens, WA10 1DA
1st -15th October 2010.
I exhibited a custom made Urban Vinyl Toy that was a self portrait. The exhibition also included logo and graphic design for the character.

Paleo-Future Helsinki Exhibition
Ptarmigan Gallery, Nilsiänkatu 1000510, Helsinki, Finland
September 25th 2010.
I exhibited 4 custom made Vinyl Toys influenced by Retro Futurism at a contemporary art gallery in Helsinki Finland. My work included Logo Design for the 4 characters and writing spoken word pieces for a performance artist to interpret. The spoken word pieces were 4 narrative poems telling the story of the toys.
The artwork and performance was presented at the Ptarmigan gallery and streamed live online.
http://www.ptarmigan.fi/

Summer Plinth GFT Exhibition
Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RB
August 2nd – 8th 2010.
I exhibited a custom made Urban Vinyl Toy in the foyer of the Glasgow Film Theatre as part of their ‘Summer Plinth’ exhibition. The toy was exhibited for one week and also included logo and graphic design for the character.
http://www.list.co.uk/article/27804-the-empty-plinth-project-call-for-artists-to-exhibit-at-gft/

Guerrilla Gallery 1
Hannah McClure Centre, 1 – 3 Bell Street, Dundee, DD1 1HP
July 2nd 2010.
Exhibition of Photographs and Illustrations projected on the wall of an arts café. My work included character design and urban photographic work.
http://guerrillagallery.wordpress.com/

2009

Neon Digital Arts Festival Dundee
The Caird Hall, Crichton Street Dundee
November 15th 2009.
I exhibited a 3D educational animation showing the effects of chest pains. This was developed in collaboration with Anatomy experts and utilised to teach students. The exhibition was part of the Digital Art exhibition at the Neon International Digital Arts festival in Dundee.
http://www.northeastofnorth.com/archive/neon-2009/programme-2009/

2008

Dare to Be Digital 2008 London Exhibition
London Games Festival, The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
October 28th 2008.
Presentation of Forgotten Souls the game my team created for Dare to Be Digital. Dare to Be Digital is a student games design competition and I worked as an Art Directed, Designer and Animator in a small team of students.
http://www.computescotland.com/dundee-team-takes-part-in-october-london-games-festival-188.php

Edinburgh International Film Festival – Pocket Shorts Event
The Speakeasy, 36 Blair Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR
June 26th 2008.
Txtgrrrl :Moible Machinima, an animation series I developed was shown at a special event at the Edinburgh Film Festival. The animation was developed as part of the Pocket Shorts Scotland initiative from Scottish Screen and the Scottish Art Council.
http://www.teebster.com/pocketshorts/index_content.html
http://www.steven-portfolio.co.uk/txtgrrrl/index.html

2007

Dare Protoplay 2007 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Dynamic Earth, 112-116 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS
August 12th-14th, 2007.
Presentation of Forgotten Souls the game my team created for Dare to Be Digital. Dare to Be Digital is a student games design competition and I worked as an Art Directed, Designer and Animator in a small team of students.
http://www.daretobedigital.com/51_Dare-ProtoPlay-2007.html

PUBLISHED ARTWORK

Edge Magazine March 2008
My promotional artwork for Forgotten Souls, the PC game I created artwork for during Dare to Be Digital 2007, was published as part of an advertisement for the Dare to Be Digital video game design contest.
http://www.edge-online.com/

PC Gamer Magazine December 2007.
My promotional artwork for Forgotten Souls, the PC game I created artwork for during Dare to Be Digital 2007, was published as part of an advertisement for the Dare to Be Digital video game design contest.
http://www.pcgamer.com/

 

PUBLISHED WRITING

Poetry and Paint
My three illustrated poems- Purple (Poetry), Hold (Paint) and Sleeping were published in issue 1 of the ‘Poetry and Paint’ poetry and art anthology.
http://poetryandpaint.wordpress.com/
http://stevens-stuff-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/poetry-and-paint-exhibition-dunny-toys.html

Adventures in Comics
My 2 page comic ‘The Wingless Bird’ was published in this comic book anthology. I wrote and illustrated the comic.
http://stevens-stuff-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/exhibition-and-publication-in-new-comic.html
http://www.adventuresincomics.org/aic3-the-great-tree.html

Far Off Places Anthology
My poem ‘Dark Forest’ was published in this new writing anthology.
http://faroffplaces.org/

Portobello Book Festival
My poem ‘Night for You’ was chosen as part the event to open the Portobello book Festival 2012. I read the poem at the Portobello Library in Edinburgh on 05/10/2012.
http://portobellobookfestival.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/ready-steady-festival.html

Anti-Zine New Writers Anthology
Short Story ‘Camera’ published in a new writers anthology. I also read at the at the Launch event – 20/10/2012 – The Third Door, Lothian Street Edinburgh.
http://www.facebook.com/groups/antisocialwritersclub/

A Thousand Cranes – Scottish Writers for Japan – Poetry Anthology, Cargo Publishing.
My poem ‘The Positives’ was published in this poetry anthology with proceeds from sales going to help the relief effort towards the Japanese Tsunami. The poem had a theme of ‘looking forward’ and was written in an imagist style.
The anthology is available at: http://www.cargopublishing.com/a-thousand-cranes-scottish-writers-for-japan/

Future Quake Magazine issue 18. Future Quake Press.
Scriptwriter for comic book story – ‘S.E.X.’. Published June 2011 in the Future Quake comic book anthology. This is a short 5-page science fiction story that was illustrated by Will Pickering. Available at: http://www.futurequake.co.uk/

Wasted Magazine issue 7. Bad Press ltd.
Scriptwriter for comic book series -‘Animal Magic Tricks’. Published March 2011 in a quarterly humour comic book. This was a one-page short comedy story Illustrated by Ronnie Tucker.
The issue is no longer available.

Animal Magic Tricks on http://www.somnabulations.com
I occasionally write a short web comic which is published on the somnabulations.com site. The comic is further stories in the ‘Animal Magic Tricks’ series.
http://somnambulations.thecomicseries.com/comics/63
http://somnambulations.thecomicseries.com/comics/64

Paleo-Future Exhibition, Helsinki, Finland – September 25th 2010.
Here I was commissioned by an art gallery in Finland to create artwork and write poetry.
I exhibited 4 custom made Vinyl Toys characters influenced by Retro Futurism at a contemporary art gallery in Helsinki Finland. My work included Logo Design for the 4 characters and writing spoken word pieces for a performance artist to interpret. The spoken word pieces were 4 narrative poems telling a story in relation to the artwork.
The artwork and performance was presented at the Ptarmigan gallery and streamed live online.
http://www.ptarmigan.fi/

Dare To Be Digital 2009 – Student Videogames design competition.
I wrote a story and synopsis for an independent videogame ‘Hoedown Showdown’. The game was created by a team of students for the Dare To Be Digital videogame design competition. Here I developed a script and story outline (akin to a movie script). The game developers interpreted my written work to design and develop the game.
http://www.daretobedigital.com/d2bd/team-information/team.php?idTeam=387&year=2009

Channel 4 – Talent Arcade
I wrote and developed a video game projects for Channel 4’s 4Talent scheme. For Talent Arcade I developed a synopsis for an interactive team web based game for children. The title was Inmates and the purpose of the game was to teach children using teamwork and storytelling. The story involved a group of friends who had a task to build a prison. They then had to vote who they thought should go in the prison.
This game was developed in collaboration with a videogames developer (TPLD) in Dundee. Here I wrote a synopsis, designed characters and created a short promotional animation in Flash.
http://www.steven-portfolio.co.uk/Graphics/InmatesNew.html

Channel 4 – Mobile Pitch
For Mobile Pitch I wrote a synopsis for an interactive mobile phone game. This game involved urban art and utilising interactive storytelling. It was called Street Art and the synopsis involved a graffiti artist who had to paint the streets to reclaim territory. The game was developed with mentoring form Nokia and EA Mobile.

Pocket Shorts Scotland –TxtGrrrl: Mobile Machinima. 2008.
Funding opportunity from Scottish Screen, The Scottish Arts Council and other funding bodies.
I was commissioned to write and develop 2 short animations for mobile phones. I developed 2 short scripts and was involved in character design, Illustration and marketing. Here I also storyboarded the two animations and was involved in the technical side of developing animation for mobile devices. The animation was screened at The Edinburgh International Film Festival 2008.
http://www.teebster.com/pocketshorts/index_content.html

 

FILMOGRAPHY

Never Knowing (Short Animated Digital Poem) – 2012
Screened at Bad Robot Poetry
Online screening of a Digital Animated Poem entitled ‘Never Knowing’. The animation was completed in flash and the video content was filmed and then edited together with ext and audio. The text was a written reaction to the visuals and was developed to create a digital poem.
Bad Robot Poetry is a blog that showcases the best digital poetry from around the world.
http://badrobotpoetry.wordpress.com/2012/10/29/never-knowing-a-video-poem-by-steven-fraser/

Chest Pains (Educational Animation) – 2009
Chest Pains is a 3D educational animation showing the effects of chest pains. This was developed in collaboration with Anatomy experts and utilised to teach students. Chest Pains was Exhibited during the Digital Art exhibition at the Neon International Digital Arts festival in Dundee.
http://www.northeastofnorth.com/archive/neon-2009/programme-2009/

Inmates (Educational Animation) -2009
Flash animation to promote an online teamwork educational video game called Inmates.

TxtGrrrl: Mobile Machinima (Mobile Phone Animated Series) – 2008
Funding opportunity from Scottish Screen, The Scottish Arts Council and other funding bodies.
I was commissioned to write and develop 2 short animations for mobile phones. I developed 2 short scripts and was involved in character design, Illustration and marketing. Here I also storyboarded the two animations and was involved in the technical side of developing animation for mobile devices. The animation was screened at The Edinburgh International Film Festival 2008.
http://www.teebster.com/pocketshorts/index_content.html

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