Tim Chalk

Chalk Works is the trading name of Tim Chalk’s studio. Although Tim is an individual artist and sole trader, over the years he has built up a wide network of colleagues and assistants with matching and complementary skills, which enables him to take on projects of considerable scale and range of media by assembling a team expressly for the project in hand

Tim Chalk’s general work ethos has its roots in his beginnings in Community Art, and alongside his strong personal aesthetic, his willingness to discuss and adapt to his client’s needs makes him an inspiring and rewarding creative partner. He believes strongly that the enjoyment of art and high quality artwork should be a part of everyday life, not confined to art galleries and private collections. This and his interest in history as a source of artistic inspiration, based on the search for a collective sense of community identity, is what has drawn him into a close involvement with the Museum Sector

With a wealth of experience behind him, Tim has been delivering cost effective, high quality results on time, within budget over many years


Tim Chalk’s CV:

1998 - Now           
“Chalk Works”; Proprietor of Studio specialising in site specific artworks and related projects. Particular areas of activity; Public Art, Museums and Heritage

1994 - 1998
“Tim Chalk; Art in Context”; working as an individual in the same area of activity

1988 - 1994
“Chalk and Grime”; working in partnership with artist Paul Grime, initiating and executing a wide range of Public Art projects

“Street Artworks”; in partnership with Paul Grime, initiating and executing Public and Community Art projects

1981 - 1985
“Artists’ Collective”; Co-founder of an artist’s collective formed to initiate and execute Community and Public art projects

1978 - 1981
Theatre Workshop, Edinburgh; Arts Project Worker covering a wide range of Community Arts activities, specialising in Murals and environmental art

1973 -1978
Edinburgh College of Art/Edinburgh University; Joint M.A.(Hons) in Fine Art and History of Art

Born Glasgow


Clients include:

  • Argyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling & the Trossachs Tourist Board
  • Ben Lomond Memorial Park
  • Campbell and Co
  • City of Edinburgh Council
  • Dunbeath Conservation Trust
  • Dundee Industrial Heritage Trust
  • Dunfermline Heritage Trust
  • Event Communication
  • Glasgow Life
  • Historic Scotland
  • Lee Boyd Partners
  • MKW Design Partnership
  • National Library of Scotland
  • National Museum of Scotland
  • National Trust for Scotland
  • National Wallace Monument
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Royal College of Surgeons Museum
  • Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery
  • Scottish Parliament Education Services
  • Scottish Piping Centre Trust
  • Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Stirling
  • South Lanarkshire Council
  • Studioarc
  • Studio MB
  • SK3D
  • The Post Office
  • West Lothian Council
  • University College, London
  • University of St. Andrews

Tim Chalk’s work can be found in many Private Collections


Tim Chalk Artist's Studio | Edinburgh
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