Collaborations/Exhibitions/Commissions

Working with others to expand her practice, find design solutions for the customer, research new processes and techniques are important factors in Blessed Unrest's creation process. Lorna has been involved in several exciting projects since 2015 and continues to welcome new connections, partnerships and commissions each year.

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Encyclopedia of Inspiration

Uppercase Magazine

10 page feature showcasing print artists from all round the world.

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Studio Showcase


This group exhibition at Out of the Blue Drill Hall
was to showcase the artist, designers and makers in their Abbeymount Studio's. I wanted to show the diversity of my design capabilities from more commercially focused home wear prints to large scale installation pieces.

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My URBAN FRAGMENTS collection evolved as a response to the Cut and Paste brief set by Collect Scotland. I loved the idea of 'trailing ideas' and 'investigations' rather than refined conclusions and had already been working with very experimental, painterly drawing qualities within my work. These collections were exhibited for 3 months along with 15 other current Scottish designers and will tour later in 2018.

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Walk In Café Mural

Commissioned to design a map by the owner (who happens to be my sister too) of this lovely little café and Nordic walking centre in my home village of Spittalfield, Perthshire. The map was designed as a focal point and to show visitors the range of routes to walk, cycle and run in the area as well as the natural environment and nature spots along the way.

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Wildlife Mural

Commissioned to design and install a mural for a child's bedroom in a private residence last year, this was a dream project. Hand cut stencils, block prints and drawings of Scottish wildlife including birds, flowers and animals were applied directly to the bedroom wall using street art processes and mixed media.

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As a member of Collect Scotland my digital designs for womenswear have been exhibited at Europe's largest textile trade exhibition in November and January 2016 /2017.

Silent Auction for Syria

A lovely collaboration with artisan maker Eve Hynd from Native Flock to design and print two exclusive fabrics for upholstering chairs that were then auctioned at this fundraiser in the Hub at the Castle, November 2015.

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'Paper To Gold' 50 years of Printmaking

Commissioned as part of EPW 50 year anniversary to produce a limited edition of screen prints for their commemorative portfolio and archive.

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Printing live at the first ever Handmade exhibition in 2016. This exhibition brings together leading Scottish designers and artisan makers for a showcase in the Hub at The Castle.