Artist statement + cv

My practice is entirely site responsive and site-specific, so the idea of ‘place’ is central to my work. I immerse myself in research, exploring both the experiential materiality of place and the subtle threads of meaning a place has for those who have known it before or may know it now. Working with a combination of found objects, people and place, I use the subtle actions of gathering, re-moving and of re-recording, to create interdisciplinary works that explore the limitless possibilities of shared memory and identity.


Awards & commissions

Glencoe House, Perle Hotels, Artist in Residence, (on-going) 2021

Gask House, photography commission, 2020-21

Turmeric Trail, theatrical costume commission, 2019-20

Hidden Door Art Festival, invited artist commission, 2017

Imaginations, Interiors, Surfaces, (book) published by University of Aberdeen, featured artist, 2017

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop Graduate Studio Award, 2016

Royal Scottish Academy Art Prize, 2015

Macleane Watters Medal, 2015

Award for Excellence, Leith School of Art Prize, 2010


Selected exhibitions & performance

Hidden Door Art Festival, Edinburgh, May-June, 2017

Scottish Society of Artists Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Oct-Nov, 2016

ESW Members Exhibition, ESW, Edinburgh, Sep-Oct, 2016

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

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

Lucy Suggate residency (Cosmic Sculptures), Dancebase, Edinburgh, January 2016

Edinburgh Art Festival, August, 2015

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

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

Degree Show, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh University, May 2014

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

Chrystal Macmillan Building, installation (selected) University of Edinburgh, 2014

Salonely, EMBASSY gallery, January, 2014

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


Exhibitions

Still, at Patriothall gallery, Edinburgh, September, 2014

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

RCA@ECA, Edinburgh College of Art, February 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


Workshop leader

Group vocal improvisation workshopsESW, 2016-17

Site and art-work-specific breath, movement & vocal improvisation groups for specific projects, 2014-17


Education

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

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

BTEC Professional Diploma 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. (Joint Hons) Physics & Science and Technology Policy, Manchester University: Grade: II(i)



Recording on location for Still Life
Performing artists: Paulina Sandberg, Despina Nissiriou and Kjersti Sletteland. Sound engineer: Gavin Fort