Malcolm Innes

Malcolm Innes

Malcolm Innes BA(Hons)

Senior Lecturer

Biography

Malcolm Innes is an artist by training and has extensive experience of architectural lighting design and light art from 24 years working on international projects. Having worked for Kevan Shaw Lighting Design and Speirs and Major before setting up his own practice, Malcolm’s portfolio includes several multi-award winning projects including two IALD Radiance awards and nine IIDA awards.
Malcolm is now a Senior Lecturer and Researcher in Design at Edinburgh Napier University. He specialises in architectural lighting, light art, projection and interactive digital arts.
Malcolm’s 2012 book, “Lighting for Interior Design” has been published in English, Spanish, Chinese and Portuguese.
Malcolm’s experience of creative conservation lighting for museums and galleries has extended over the last 24 years of professional practice and continues through live research projects today. His experience ranges from small exhibitions and visitor attractions to lighting for national galleries and museums.
For more information about the work of Malcolm and his colleagues, please see https://issuu.com/ianrlambert/docs/respub16forissuu for the 2016 copy of the Journal of Art & Design Research.

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Invited member of the Lighting Educators’ Network Steering Group, Copenhagen 2013
  • Invited member of ‘Berlin Think/Do Tank’, an international group of lighting educators and lighting professionals seeking to further the interests of professional recognition for Architectural Lighting Design with the EU. 1st meeting Berlin June 2015.
  • Invited judge for the UK Lighting Design Awards 2012
  • Co-founder of Lighting Educators’ Group, an open grouping of lighting educators and researchers from around the world. Open meetings are held at least every 12 months and attract between 40 and 80 attendees.

 

Conference Activity

  • Co-organiser of the 1st International Lighting Educators’ Summit, Milan 2011
  • Leader of ‘The Future of Lighting Education’ Seminar, Goa 2014
  • Workshop session leader, ‘Art in The Environment’ conference, organised by Scottish Natural Heritage, March 2009
  • Workshop leader, 1st International Lighting Educators’ Summit, Milan 2011
  • Workshop leader, Lights in Alinsås, Sweden, 2010
  • Chair of Lighting Educators Workshop, Copenhagen 2013
  • Chair of Lighting Educators Workshop, Rome 2015
  • Chair of Lighting Educators Meeting, Frankfurt 2014

 

Conference/Workshop

  • Co-organiser of ‘The Challenge” a two day international student speaker completion, Edinburgh Napier, Feb 2015

 

Editorial Activity

  • Invited member of the Editorial Board of Lighting Research & Technology

 

Exhibition/Concert

  • ‘International Images for Science’, winning images of Royal Photographic Society competition, projection mapped onto exterior of John Muir Birthplace Museum, Dunbar, March 2015
  • ‘Botanic Lights’ large-scale public light art performance project with a paying audience of 23,000 people. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, 30th Oct – 23rd Nov 2014
  • ‘Magic Lantern’ public performance of immersive audio, video and lighting installation as part of UNESCO International Year of Light, 5-8th March 2015

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Copenhagen Opera House, Copenhagen, Denmark. Winner, Best Leisure, Retail or Exhibition Lighting Scheme, FX International Awards 2005, Award of Merit, International Illumination Design Awards 2007
  • HAL 9000, Cemex Headquarters, Monterey, Mexico. Award of Excellence, International Illumination Design Awards
  • Gateshead Millennium Bridge, UK. Finalist, Best Lighting Scheme, FX International Design Awards, 2001, Award of Distinction, International Illumination Design Awards, 2002, Award of Excellence, International Association of Lighting Designers, 2002, Winner
  • Barajas Airport, Madrid, Award of Merit, International Illumination Design Awards, 2007, Radiance Award, International Association of Lighting Designers Awards 2008
  • Botanic Lights 2014, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. Best Large Event, Scottish Events Awards 2015,Winner, Museum + Heritage Awards 2015, Commendation, Scottish Design Awards 2015, Shortlisted for Marketing Society Star Awards
  • Magna Science Adventure Centre, Rotherham, UK .Finalist, Best Lighting Installation, FX International Design Awards, 2001, Finalist, Lighting Project of the Year, The Building Services Awards, 2002, Special Citation for ‘Enhancement of the Emotional Exper
  • ManWeb Substation, Matthew Street, Liverpool. Award of Excellence in Architecture and Urban Design, Liverpool Architecture and Design Trust Awards, 1999
  • Manchester Sportcity Screen Wall, Manchester, UK. Award of Merit, International Illumination Design Awards, 2003
  • The Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi. Radiance Award, International Association of Lighting Designers Awards 2010
  • The Lighthouse Centre for Architecture and Design, Glasgow, UK. Award of Merit, International Illumination Design Awards
  • Zollverein Kokerei, Essen, Germany Award of Excellence, International Illumination Design Awards, 2000 Award of Merit, International Association of Lighting Designers, 2000
  • Buchanan Street, Public Realm, Glasgow. Award of Merit, International Illumination Design Awards, 2001

 

Invited Speaker

  • ‘How Light Inspires Creativity’ invited speaker at public lecture as part of Dunbar SciFest, Dunbar, 15th March 2015
  • ‘Lighting for Interior Design, the Author’s Tale’ keynote speaker for lighting manufacturer’s CPD event. Copenhagen
  • Lighting Design as a Second Language’ invited speaker for the 13ème édition des Rencards de l’ACEtylène, the annual conference of the French Lighting Designers’ Association. I was invited to talk about lighting design education at ‘Digital Light for Analo

 

Media Activity

  • STV News interview for Bakehouse Close event, Broadcast 26th Nov 2015
  • STV News interview for Botanic Lights, broadcast Oct 2014
  • BBC Radio Scotland, The Culture Café, interview about Botanic Lights, broadcast Nov 2014
  • BBC Scotland News interview for Botanic Lights, broadcast Oct 2014
  • ‘Edinburgh’s Unloved Closes to Receive a Makeover’, Scotsman Newspaper, 25th Nov 2015

 

Public Engagement Activity

  • ‘IllumiNations’, lighting event to mark the closing of the Scottish section of the International Year of Light, Heriot Watt University, 2nd Dec 2015
  • ‘Guerrilla Lighting in Edinburgh’s Old Town’, public engagement event commissioned by The Beltane Network as part of European Researchers’ Night, 25th September 2015
  • Invited speaker at Beltane Breakfast, talking about the public engagement aspects of the ‘Botanic Lights’ project, 11th Feb 2015
  • Bakehouse Close Lighting Demonstration. 3 night, public engagement as part of long term ’12 Closes’ project with Edinburgh World Heritage Trust, Nov 2015
  • ‘Living Christmas Tree’, lighting installation to provide dynamic illumination of the largest tree at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, Dec 2012
  • ‘Year of Heritage Light’, UK-wide public engagement project co-ordinated by the Society for Light and Lighting as part of UNESCO International Year of Light, Lady Stairs Close, Edinburgh 1st October 2015

 

Reviewing

  • Invited paper reviewer for Professional Lighting Design Convention

 

Date


37 results

Why is it so dark in here? Perception of Brightness at Low Light Levels in Museum Environments.

Conference Proceeding
Innes, M. (2011)
Why is it so dark in here? Perception of Brightness at Low Light Levels in Museum Environments
Many museum and gallery exhibits are fragile objects that would not survive repeated handling. Even where this is not the case, it is generally frowned upon for visitors to to...

Learning about Light, How lighting educators are contributing to the professionalisation of lighting design.

Conference Proceeding
Innes, M. (2011)
Learning about Light, How lighting educators are contributing to the professionalisation of lighting design
The professional status of architectural lighting design varies in different parts of the world. Those of us practicing in countries with a long history of independent lightin...

Light-emitting Lace: a textile and lighting modular system

Physical Artefact
Taylor, S., Robertson, S., & Innes, M. (2018)
Light-emitting Lace: a textile and lighting modular system
Light-emitting Lace is a textile lighting proof of concept modular system comprising woven optical fibre and textile illuminator and the result of two, Textile Future Forum (T...

Lighting Design as a Second Language.

Presentation / Conference
Innes, M. (2015, October)
Lighting Design as a Second Language. Presented at LES RENCARDS DE L’ACETYLÈNE 2015, Paris
Lighting Education for Non-Specialists: How does anyone end up working as a lighting designer? We have all discovered the joy of lighting design through different routes. Whe...

Lighting for Interior Design.

Book
Innes, M. (2012)
Lighting for Interior Design. Laurence King Publishing
Without light, interior architecture cannot be fully designed and experienced. It is one of the key tools for an interior designer, but can be a dauntingly technical subject f...

Light Art & Architecture (2).

Conference Proceeding
Innes, M. (2009)
Light Art & Architecture (2
Exploring the boundary between light art and lighting design in architecture, using examples of my own work and the work of other light artists.

Light Art & Architecture (1).

Presentation / Conference
Innes, M. (2008, May)
Light Art & Architecture (1). Paper presented at Light Middle East Conference
Exploring the boundary between light art and lighting design in architecture, using examples of my own work and the work of other light artists.

Leaving Planet Earth (Follow-on Voucher Project).

Digital Artefact
Lambert, I., Innes, M., O'Dowd, A., Winton, E. & Blake, J. (2013)
Leaving Planet Earth (Follow-on Voucher Project
SFC FOLLOW-ON VOUCHER The project was undertaken as a SFC Follow-on Voucher (£40K) alongside a student project with BDes (Hons) Design & Digital Arts (D&DA).James Blake (Centr...

A light touch.

Conference Proceeding
Innes, M. (2009)
A light touch
Light and sound artist Malcolm Innes was part of the team that presented Between Two Worlds, a Forestry Commission Scotland event in the Cairngorms National Park in November 2...

A Future Direction for Lighting Education?

Conference Proceeding
Innes, M. (2013)
A Future Direction for Lighting Education?. ISBN ISBN 978-3-9811940-2-9
For several years a momentum has been building behind efforts to provide some measure of the professional competence of lighting practitioners. This move is a natural progress...

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