Work here includes selected commissions, installations and ongoing projects where I have been either the Lead Artist, curator or producer, working both independently and collaboratively.
Ongoing project as part of the Stove Network exploring the Stove building as a space to create and host conversations and activity through exhibitions, temporary installations and public art events.
Art in Public [Space]
Curator and producer of a month long series of events including audio installation and exhibition, the Conversation Booth and discussion evenings at The Stove, Dumfries.
Cryptic Artists Cove Park Residency
Week long residency in Argyll as part of Cryptic Glasgow’s residency programme to further develop the work Sound Horn, sound and sculpture installation.
A public art commission to create new work for the Meadows housing estate in Lochside, Dumfries, supported by the Stove Network. The work comprises a collection of concrete and bronze cast pieces, alongside a 12 month programme of tattie themed events and activities with local residents. Commissioned by Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership.
Staying and Waiting: Genome Mapping
The final of three commissioned artworks for the new DGRI hospital, for the Accident and Emergency, and Children’s departments. The hand painted installations feature six wall murals, and seven wall mounted panels, exploring mapping in various scales, from geographic landscape to human genetics. Commissioned by Dress for the Weather and Wide Open.
Staying and Waiting: The Stories of our Places are Hidden in the Collections We Make
The second of three commissioned artworks for the new DGRI hospital, comprising of a series of 11 collections housed in coffee tables using a series of objects found, gathered and created with local arts groups. These can be found in the socialisation spaces in each ward, and also in the Moffat and Stranraer health centres. Commissioned by Dress for the Weather and Wide Open.
Staying and Waiting: Can’t See the Woods for the Trees
The first in a series of three commissioned artworks as part of the new Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, the project consisted of a series of digitally printed artworks for every bedroom in nine of the hospitals new wards. Commissioned by Dress for the Weather and Wide Open.
Sound and sculptural installation as part of Sanctuary Lab, a 24 hour experimental art event exploring darkness and remoteness. Wave Decay featured a series of six speaker horns and sound piece developed by artist Justin K Prim. The project was supported by the Visual Arts and Maker Award for South Scotland 2017.
High Street Neighbours
Lead artist to create a temporary banner installation on the facade of the Stove, including hand painted signage creating a changing anagram for the building. Created during open public workshops and social media campaign.
Wave Decay: Sonitorium
Temporary sound and sculptural installation created in collaboration with sound artist Justin K Prim. Created for a secret location in rural Annandale.
Curator and artist as part of The Stove’s SUBMERGE exhibition, part of ArtCOP Scotland. A series of projects, exhibition and workshops exploring Dumfries relationship with water and climate, including the development of We Live With Water research project. Supported by Creative Carbon Scotland.
Commissioned cast water vessels as part of Jan Hogarth’s Quest project during the second Environmental Arts Festival Scotland.
Environmental Arts Festival Scotland
Production Intern as part of the team organising the second Environmental Arts Festival Scotland. Works included artist liason, signage, the EAFS Village Post Office and online content.
A social media project as part of The Stove’s Open House, inviting Dumfries to get talking. Encouraging participants to write speech bubbles online or on the streets and discussing future ambitions for the town. The best slogans were selected and made into a limited edition t-shirt screenprint, created with artist Sarah Keast and members of the Young Stove.
Lockerbie Academy Artist in Residence
A Spring Fling supported project working in collaboration with artists Morag MacPhearson, Kirsty Turpie and the art department to develop a new permanent work for the school. Students cast a series of pewter coins on site using the Pedal Powered Foundry.
Lead Artist and instigator of a two day takeover of a disused underground car park in Dumfries, including skate park, street games, film screenings and installations. In collaboration with The Stove Network.
The Stove’s Pedal Powered Foundry
A collaborative project with artist-maker Uula Jero to create a mobile pedal powered foundry for use in public to share live mould making and casting.
Scottish Sculpture Workshop Emerging Artist Residency
Month long residency at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop in Lumsden, developing a new body of work in response to location of the workshop in rural Aberdeenshire. The work grew from walking out into the landscape, the act of walking for leisure, of the direction taken, the destination perceived, the viewpoint and the returning walk.
Salt of the Earth
Visual Art and Craft Makers Award from Dumfries and Galloway Council to develop a new body of work exploring site, material and memory on the Solway coast. The work focused on the transient nature of our relationship with objects and consumerism, as materials were gathered, cast and then given back to the earth.
Voices from the Phone Box
As part of the first Environmental Arts Festival Scotland. Part sculptural installation, part audio archive; voices gathered together, conversations collected, about local connections to place filled a disused K6 phone box in Clarencefield village. Hand cast ceramic handsets spoke out with the ghost like memories of places past and present
Back 2 Back Dumfries
Street art styled pavement drawings with the Stove Network and members of the YES Youth Enquiry Service as part of the annual Guid Nychburris festival.
WASPS Emerging Artist Residency
Fully supported residency based at WASPS studios, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway funded by The Holywood Trust. As part of the residency exhibited works were included in Spring Fling 2013, Scotland’s largest open studios event and the WASPS Summer Show in Kirkcudbright Town Hall.