Artist statement + cv

IMG_2950Untitled, 2016

I use the site-specificity and emotive power of sound to create new, relational narratives with place and time through site-specific and immersive works. The practice is both intensely personal and wholly public – depending always on the presence of others participating with or without intent as performers or audience. Works emerge through live sound interventions that respond to and challenge the meaning of what is manifest in the visual field. While some remain purely sonic works involving vocalization and/or found sounds in specific spatial contexts, others combine objects with sound.


Awards & commissions


Hidden Door 2017, invited artist

Royal Scottish Academy Art Prize & Macleane Watters Medal, 2015

Chrystal Macmillan Building Commission, Edinburgh University, selected

Award for Excellence, Friends of the Leith School of Art, 2010


Live Performance


Cosmic Sculptures, Lucy Suggate residency at Dancebase, Edinburgh. 18 – 23rd January 2016

Trace, at HM General Register House for Edinburgh Art Festival, August, 2015

Casting in Retrograde – a diptych, Sculpture Hall, Edinburgh College of Art, May 2014

Resonance I, Edinburgh College of Art, February 2014


Group exhibitions


SSA Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Oct – Nov, 2016

ESW Members Exhibition, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh, Sep – Oct, 2016

Corridor Illusion, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh, June, 2016

Edinburgh 11, EBOR Gallery, Littleborough, Manchester, March, 2016

RSA New Contemporaries 2015, at Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, March – April, 2015

Visual Arts Scotland Annual Show, 2015, at Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, February, 2015

Still, at Patriothall, Edinburgh, September, 2014

Confessional Art/Art Confessions, ARTIST ROOMS Research Partnership, at ECA, April, 2014

Red Alert, at Edinburgh College of Art, March, 2014

RCA@ECA, at Edinburgh College of Art, February, 2014

Salonely, at EMBASSY, January, 2014

Fella ciao!, at Edinburgh College of Art, March, 2013

The Office, at Clarendon House, Edinburgh, October, 2012

Socks & Scandals, at Edinburgh College of Art, March, 2011

Annual Show, Leith School of Art, Edinburgh, June, 2010


Talks & workshops

Group acoustic vocal workshops, open to ESW members @ Edinburgh Sculpture Workshops – current

Creative Conversations, for Friends of the RSA, Edinburgh, 26th March, 2015




B.A. (Hons) Sculpture, Edinburgh College of Art: Grade: II(i)

Foundation Course in Art, Leith School of Art, Edinburgh: Grade: Distinction

Professional Development Certificate in Kiln Glass, Westminster Adult Ed. College, London

City & Guilds, Cabinet Making, Guildhall University, London

Postgraduate Diploma, TV & Radio Journalism, Lancashire Polytechnic

B.Sc. (Hons) Physics, Manchester University: Grade: II(i)




Researcher, writer & director in TV, print and multi-media industries (1990-2004).

Lived and worked in London, New York, Vancouver BC and Edinburgh.