Ron O’Donnell                                                        


1982   Seven Photographers in Scotland, Stills Gallery Edinburgh.

1983   Contemporary Camera, Collins Gallery, Glasgow.

1984   City Arts Centre, Aberdeen.
1984   Make them Laugh, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

1985   Image and Exploration, The Photographers Gallery, London.
1985   British Council, Touring Exhibition.
1985   Constructed Narratives, The Photographers Gallery, London.

1986   Masters of Photography, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

1987   True Stories and Photofictions, The Ffotogallery, Cardiff.
1987   The Vigorous Imagination, Scottish Gallery Of Modern Art, Edinburgh.
1987   Photography in the 1980s, British Council, Touring Exhibition.
1987   Mysterious Coincidences, Photographers Gallery, London.
1987   Cross References Sculpture into Photography, Walker Arts Centre,
Minneapolis Exhibition and Installation.
1987   Kathleen Ewing Gallery,  Washington DC.
1987   Sanders Gallery, New York.

1988   Impressions Gallery, York.
1988   Olympus Gallery, Amsterdam.
1988   The British Council, Barcelona.
1988   The Rampant Scots, Art Space, San Francisco.

1989   The Raab Gallery, Berlin
1989   Betzalel, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
1989   Scottish Art since 1900, National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh,
1989   Lucas Gallery, Valencia, Spain.
1989   Anima Mundi, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography.
Exhibition and Installation. Montreal.
1989   Through the looking glass, Barbican Centre, London.
1989   L’Invention D’un Art,Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.
1989   Watershed Media Centre, Bristol, Photo Sculpture.
1989   Museum Nardowe, Cracow, Poland.

1990   Camera Art in Scotland, Houston Photofest, Houston Texas.
1990   The Great British Art Show, McLennan Galleries Glasgow.
1990   The New North, Tramway, Glasgow.
1990   The New North,  Tate Gallery, Liverpool.
1990   5000 Years of Scottish Art and Design, McLennan Galleries, Glasgow.

1900    California State University ,Los Angeles.
Exhibition and Installation

1991   Northern Centre of Contemporary Art, Sunderland
Exhibition and Installation.
1991   Out of Order, McLennan Gallery, Glasgow.
1991   De Composition, Constructed Photography in Britain. Touring.
1991   Kunst Europa, Frankfurt, Germany.
1991   Centro Insular de Cultura, Las Palmas, “Otro Colour”.
1991   Images en Miettes, Centre Georges Pompidou,
Museum National D’ Art Modern, Paris.

1992   Addressing the Forbidden. Brighton, Edinburgh.
1992   Fotografie Biennale, Rotterdam.
1992   De Composition, Madrid Spain.
1992   II International, Foto Triennial, Esslingen, Germany.
1992   Centre George Pompidou. Paris.

1993   I.D. International, Edinburgh.
1993   Billboard Art BBC London.
1993   Northern Centre of Contemporary Art, Touring.
1993   Scottish National Portrait Gallery,.Edinburgh.
Photographs from the Collection.
1993   Art on the Underground, Photographers Gallery, London.

1994   The Bigger Picture, McLennan Gallery, Glasgow.
1994    Revisions, Scottish Photography, Munich.

1995    The Last Most Recent Thing That Happened. Touring
1995    Harewood House. Bradford.
1995    The National Museum Of Photography film and Television, Bradford
1995    Houston Photofest, Texas USA.
1995    Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City.
Exhibition and Installation.
1995    Edinburgh International Festival, Royal Scottish Academy,
Light from the Darkroom.
1995    De Composition, Kingston, Jamaica.
Exhibition and Installation.

1996    Centro de EstudosFotograficos, Vego Spain.
1996    Braga Portugal.
1996    Endangered Spaces, Christies, London.

1997    De Composition, Museum Sztuki Lodz, Poland.
1997    Museo d’ Arte Moderna di Trento, Italy.
1997    The Vigorous Imagination 10 years on, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
1997     Neue Gesellschaft, Kunst, Berlin, Germany.

1998      Flesh and Fell, Art Kiosk, Brussels, Belgium.
1998      Scottish Photography, Thessaloniki, Greece.
1998      Fictions Intimes, Miro Foundation, Barcelona.

1999     The Mus’ee National d’art Modern, Centre Georges Pompidou.
1999      Leverhume Scholarship Award To study the Day of the Dead in Mexico.

2000      National Museums Scotland “Day of the Dead Installation”
Centro De La Imagen Mexico City, “Day of the Dead”
2000      Travel to Mexico City, for the National Museums of Scotland Collecting artefacts
From Dayas de Mertos
2000       Scottish Gallery, Art in Scotland.
2000       Vigo Visions Coleccion Fotografica do Concello de Vego Exhibition and                

2001       Scottish Photography, Art kiosk, Brussels, Belgium.
2001      Photographic Art in Scotland Museo de Arte Trento.

2002      A tribute to Edwin Morgan Scottish National Portrait Gallery Edinburgh.
2002      Scottish gallery Photo Works.

2003      Still Life is Alive and Kicking, Barbican Arts Centre London.

2004      The Big Draw National Galleries of Scotland.
2004      Day of the dead National Galleries Education Dept.

2005       Op & Pop 108 Fine Arts Harrogate.

2006       Taigh Chearssabhagh Museums & Art Centre North Uist.
2006        Kelvingrove Museum and Art gallery

2007         Digital VD.
                  Edinburgh College of Art  Sculpture Court
                  Crane Arts The Ice Box  Philadelphia
                  Gallery Weissraum  Kyoto Japan
                  Groenhazengracht  Gallery Liden Netherlands
2007         Work from the Collection
                  Museo De Art  Contemporanea De Vigo Spain

2008         Scottish National Portrait Gallery
2008         The Scottish Show University of Las Vagas USA

2009         The Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery Las Vagas USA

2010          Invited Artist Royal Scottish Academy Summer Show

2012          Romantic Camera | Scottish Photography & the Modern World. Scottish National Portrait Gallery

2013           A Silvered Light; Scottish Art Photography McManus Art Gallery Dundee

2014           Frames: Projecting International Photography, Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA)   
2014          “All the worlds a stage” King’s Theatre Edinburgh.







December 1985 Creative Camera.
Article by Susan Butler, Interview by Douglas Young.
April  1986  Photoart, Hong Kong, Photographs & Articles.
June 1986 Constructed Narratives Essay, The Scotch room, by David Britain.
November 1986  Vanity Magazine, Milan, Italy.
Photographs and articles by Mariuccia Cassadio.
May 1987 True Stories and Photofiction – Ffoto Gallery.
Essay by David Coleman.
May 1987 Insertion & Inventions.
British Council.
Article by Brett Rodgers.
June 1987  Artscribes.
Article by John Stathos.
1989  Vanity Magazine.
Article Maria Cassadio, Italy.
1989  Apperture Magazine.
Article and Photographs.
May 1990  Future Tense.
Robert Hewison.
1990  The Face Magazine.
Stuart morgan, Article and Photograph.
1990  Katalog.
Article, Photographs, Sweden.
Article by Ian Jeffry.
1991 Kodak International.
Article and Photographs.
1991  Portfolio Magazine.
Article David Mellor, Title in Thompsons Forge.
1992  Radio Times.
Article David Johnstone. Photograph.
1992  Scotland on Sunday Magazine, Report Sally Kinnes, Photograph.
1994  Independent Magazine, Picture of the Week.
Scotsman, BLAST OFF Edinburgh International Festival.
1999  Article – “ Scotland on Sunday “  Alistair Mckay.
2002  Article Scotsman Feb 2002
2002  Article The Metro March 2002
2002  Article and Photograph Sunday Times October 2002
2004  Article Constructed Photography  The Guardian September 2004
2006  Article and Photograph Tribute to Edwin Morgan June 2006
2007  Article Scotsman Edwin Morgan Poet with Photograph May
2010 Article Scotsman  Royal Scottish Academy  


Bring Back England 1994.
The Body William Ewing 1994.
Future Tense.  Robert Hewison. 1997.
BBC. Front Cover  “ The Bigger Picture “
Erotica William Ewing Themes and Hudson 1999.
A Dream of England  John Taylor.
History of Art and Design Manchester Metropolitan University.
Scottish Photography a History  Tom Normand  2007.
Studies in Photography, The Scottish Society for the History of Photography. 2011


Kalidiscope – B.B.C. Radio 4.
Radio Valencia.
Scottish Art – B.B.C. Radio Scotland.
Radio Cyprus – Interview.
Barcelona Local Radio.
Valencia – Local Radio.
Interview with Colin Ford, B.B.C. Radio 3.
Jamaican Broadcasting Corporation.
Usual Suspects B.B.C. Scotland.

20mins film for TV, B.B.C. Scotland.
20mins film for Excess B.B.C. Scotland
40mins film for British Council, London – Dir. Sir John Bowden.
Video McLennan Gallery, Glasgow. Short Computer Animation.
Billboard Art Project B.B.C.
The Bigger Picture, B.B.C. Scotland Instillation Front of Programme.
Interview Jamaican Broadcasting Corporation.
The Late Show. B.B.C. Scotland.


The Museum of Photography, Film, T.V. Bradford.
The Victoria & Albert Museums, London.
The Walker Arts Centre, Minniapolis, U.S.A.
The Scottish National gallery of Modern, Edinburgh.
Kelvingrove Museum & Art Galleries, Glasgow.
Contemporary Art Society, London.
University of Southern California Art Gallery, Los Angeles.
Musee National d Art Moderne, Centre Georges, Pompidou, Paris.
Scottish Sculpture Trust.
Atlanta Museum of Photography
Market Street Gallery Edinburgh.
Scottish National Portrait Gallery Edinburgh.
Scottish Arts Council, London.
British Arts Council London.
Collins Gallery Glasgow.
Earl of Harwood, Harwood House, England.
B.B.C. Scotland, Glasgow.
Centro De La Imagen, Mexico City.
Scottish Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow.
University of Southern California
London Underground
Barbican London


Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
Walker Art Centre, Minniapolis.
Art Space, San Francisco.
Batzalel University, Jerusalem.
Photographers Gallery London.
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Montreal.
5,000 Year of Scottish Art Mclellan Gallery, Glasgow.
California State University, Los Angeles.
B.B.C. Scotland “ Mr & Mrs Scotland “.
Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Sunderland.
Fotografie Biennally, Rotterdam.
Centro De La Imagen, Mexico City.
Edna Manley School of Art Kingston Jamaica


Nigel Coates, Architect,
Photowork for Bar Restaurant,
Café Bongo, Tokyo, Japan,

Moose Head Beer Advertisement,
Face Magazine, 100th Edition,

Valencia Spain 3 Works.

B.B.C. Billboard Art Project.
Blackfriers and Victoria Station,

Commission: 3 Works on National Identity
European Union
E.E.C. National Identity,

Commission Vigo Spain (Fotobina) Three works

Art on the Underground,
Poster Commission London Underground, Go to the Pictures by Tube.
Photographers Gallery London.

B.B.C. The Bigger Picture
Six part programme on Scottish Art Introduced by Billy Connolly.

Southampton City Council Film Theatre
Six Works for the Main Foyer Southampton Film Theatre.

Album Cover and world tour tee-shirt  WET WET WET

National Museums of Scotland
Travel to Mexico to collect artefacts from  Day of the Dead
To construct an installation for the exhibition Heaven and Hell

Roslyn Chapel Trust a banner of the Apprentices Pillar

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery Edwin Morgan

Stills Gallery Edinburgh
Photographers Gallery London
Scottish Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh.
Barbican Arts Centre, London.
Barcelona University of Plastic Arts.
Betzalel University, Jerusalem.
Tramway, Glasgow.
Tate Gallery, Liverpool.
Mclellan Galleries Glasgow.
Projects UK, Newcastle.
Glasgow School of Art.
Portfolio Gallery, Edinburgh.
Kilmarnock, Strathclyde Region.
Centro De La Imagen, Mexico City,
Falmouth College of Art.
National Gallery’s of Scotland
National Museums of Scotland
Kelvingrove Museums and Art Galleries

Photographers Gallery London.
Walker Art Centre, Minniapolis, U.S.A.
Barcelona, University of Plastic Arts.
Art Centre, San Francisco.
Art Space, San Francisco.
Betzalel University, Jerusalam.
Barbican Art Centre, London.
Mclellan Galleries, Glasgow.
Glasgow Scool of Art.
Edinburgh College of Art.
California State University, Los Angeles.
Northern Centre for Contemporary Art Sunderland .
Out of Order Mclennan Galleries, Glasgow.
Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh.
Newcastle Polytechnic
Project UK Newcastle.
Nicosea Art Centre, Cyprus.
British Council, Cyprus.
Concordia University, Montreal.
Centro De La Imagen, Mexico City,
Edna Manly School of Art, Kingston, Jamaica.
Expo Exhibition Centre Thessaloniki Greece
Sunderland University
Falmouth College of Art
University of Nottingham
Vigovisions Vego Spain
Scottish Society for the History of Photography National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh



Scottish Arts Council Award for Photography
Sun Life award for Photography
Fox Talbot Award for Photography
Leverhume  Scholarship for Photography