Craig Waddell is a recent graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, in BA Photography. Waddell has shown in group shows internationally and across the UK, most recently at Fleming Wyfold Foundation’s New Scottish Artists 2018, at the Royal Scottish Academy as one of the RSA’s New Contemporaries for 2017 and as a finalist in the Fine Art category of the Scottish Portrait Awards 2017. Alongside his art practice, he has worked with a variety of clients including Klub Kids Entertainment photographing live performance events with RuPaul's Drag Race performers, and with Getty Images on Grant Thornton’s Faces of A Vibrant Economy 2017 campaign, a series of commissioned portraits across the UK celebrating the best of businesspeople, designers and charitable organisations.
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Awards and Nominations
One of the winners of the Portrait of Britain 2018, British Journal of Photography.
Shortlisted for the Royal Photographic Society’s International Photography Exhibition 161 / 2018.
One of Magenta Foundation's Flash Forward emerging photographers for 2018.
RSA Adam Bruce Thomson Award, RSA New Contemporaries 2018
Finalist - Fine Art Category of The Scottish Portrait Awards 2017
Helen A Rose Bequest, Edinburgh College of Art Degree show 2017.
Runner-Up - Astaire Art Prize, Edinburgh College of Art 2017
Portrait of Britain 2018, a nationwide exhibition featured on JCDecaux digital screens. September 2018
New Scottish Artists: a Royal Scottish Academy exhibition supported by the Fleming-Wyfold Foundation , The Cello Factory, London, April 2018.
RSA New Contemporaries, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, March / April 2018
Solo Featured Photographer at The Edinburgh Art Fair, The Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, November 2017
Scottish Portrait Awards Fine Art Finalist's Exhibition, The Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh, November - December 2017
Grant Thorton's The Faces of A Vibrant Economy 2017 Launch Exhibition, Rich Mix, London, November 2017
Queer Art(ists) Now - Group Visual Arts Exhibition part of And What? Queer Arts Festival, London, October 2017
Stonewall Scotland - Making Equality Happen exhibition, Out Of The Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh, October 2017
Undergarments - Multi-disciplinary Visual Arts Show, 107 Projects, Sydney, Australia, August 2017
Queer Pop! Celebrating LGBT+ Art and Artists, Group Exhibition, Gallery 23, Edinburgh, August 2017
Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show at Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, May / June 2017
Astaire Art Prize Exhibition, Sculpture Court at Edinburgh College of Art, April 2017
Exhibition Coming Soon - Softbox Collective Photography Group Show, Coburg House, Edinburgh, April 2017
Edinburgh Student Arts Festival (ESAF), The Biscuit Factory, Edinburgh, February 2017
Touch 2017 - Softbox Photography Collective group show, Fine Roots Gallery, October 2016
Mid-Semester Warning - Photography student exhibition at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, April 2016
Congratulations! You Have a New Match! - Cross-disciplinary student exhibition at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, April 2016
Massachusetts College of Art and Design All School Show - Boston, MA, March 2016
Hold Me, Baby - Cross-disciplinary student exhibition at Meridian Space, Beijing, June 2015