Sam Wood is an internationally exhibited photographer and artist. He is a studio holder at Rhubaba gallery. Sam founded and edits Poor Art* an online magazine dedicated to reviewing and exhibiting contemporary Scottish artists. He has also played a role in Play and Platform a collective dedicated to showing Scottish artists and promoting charities such as the Settlements Projects. Sam has also been a member of Fresh Focus a group championed by Stills Gallery, dedicated to up and coming photographic artists.






  • Settle Down - Settlements projects Bonnyrig and Edinburgh. A group show for the closing of Sett Studios.


  • Fresh Focus - Stills Gallery - Group show of up and coming photographers.

  • Sett Studios - Set up a small group of artists with studio space.


  • Edinburgh Arts Festival - Settlements projects - Helped set up and exhibited in a group show.

  • Paolozzi pop up Exhibition - Fringe Festival - installed and exhibited in a pop up commissioned by Edinburgh Beer Factory.

  • Jill Todd Photographic Award - Nerve Centre, Derry-Londonderry ‘Okay, Coca Cola’ was specially commended in the Jill Todd Photographic Award.

  • Pointlessly Long Undescriptive Title - Poor Art - Patriothall Gallery, group show.


  • 😂 :JOY: 😂 - Poor Art - Exhibition - Coburg House, Edinburgh. Poor Art’s second group show of artists, the title of the exhibition was taken from 2015’s word of the year.

  • Ex-Colonies - Exhibition - Six-foot Gallery, Glasgow, Photographic work by Sam Wood and Jack Low on ex-colonies of the British Empire was exhibited in the Six-foot Gallery this year. 

  • Poor Art* Leith Late The magazine Poor Art* created its first print version in an exhibition as part of Leith Late in the Settlements Projects - a charity shop for homelessness - exhibiting artists including Emma Pratt, David McDiaemid, Sarinda Devine, Jack Handscombe, Lucy Wayman, Beth Carey, Julia Barbour, Emma Macleod, Michael Kay, Abi Lewis and Sam Wood. 

  • Wish You Were Where, Eye am Camera Exhibition, Police Box Leith Late Sam, as a member of the Eye am Camera collective, took part in an exhibition in a police box which transformed it into a beach hut. The exhibition was featured in The Scotsman's review of the Arts Festival.

  • Bring Your Own Beamer - Exhibition - Saint Margret’s House Sam participated in a week long residency program to develop a piece of projection art to be shown alongside 29 other artists. 

  • Flash Forward - Exhibition - Boston Took Had images included in the Flash Forward Photo Festival.

  • Founded Poor Art* - An online art magazine which is designed and edited by Sam and Artists Michael Kay and Julia Barbour.


  • Kaunas Photography Gallery - Exhibition.  Some of Sam’s self published photo-zines were exhibited as part of a show of Scottish Photographers in the Lithuanian Photography Association Gallery.

  • Specially Commended in the Jill Todd Photographic Award and took part in the exhibition at Stills Gallery. 

  • We Are All Strangers - Exhibition at the Assembly Roxy A selection of Sam’s recent artwork was exhibited in a group exhibition along with a number of works created by other artists, all of whom where strangers. 

  • Self published three artist’s books - Publications on sale at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Street Level Photoworks and Stills Gallery, as well as featuring at the North East Photography Network Photo-Book Market at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. 

  • FOR REASONS UNKNOWN TO ME - Whitespace Gallery - Sam’s work was exhibited as part of a multi- disciplinary group exhibition.


  • Commissioned photographs by the National Library of Scotland - in which he took photographs of their collection, portraits of staff and documented the various rooms of the NLS.

  • Stills Gallery, Graduate Award, Residency - Sam undertook a year long Artist’s residency at Stills Gallery.

  • Free Range Exhibition at the Truman Brewery — Participated in the Free Range show in London. An image of his was published on The Creative Review’s blog coverage of the show. 

  • Commissions for Appearhere - Sam has completed a number of commissions for the pop up gallery company Appearhere, photographing a number of shopping units and capturing street portraits for their website. 

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