My artistic practice generally evolves through repeated processes. In each piece of work I create, a great deal of time and energy is exerted into the physical making of the work. My art is slow and systematic, much of the meaning behind the work becoming clear through the process of making itself. In this way, my practice reflects on the process of labour and working with raw materials, exploring its role in the human psyche and its impact on our built environment. In a sense I wish to move away from the culture of ready-made and fabricated art, looking instead at human endeavour and labour - particularly in regards to the physical creation of textiles. My practice to date has focussed on the formerly booming textile industry of Dundee (the city in which I live), the buildings which once housed this enterprise, and the individual activity behind it; an attempt to humanise a huge industry that feels very distant today.
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, BAHons First Class in Fine Art, 2017.
‘Fuse’ at the Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh, October 2015.
'Collective No.1' at Gallery 48, Dundee, April-June 2016.
‘Multi’ at the DJCAD Entrance Gallery, Dundee, November 2016 (with accompanying publication ‘Multi Exhibition’).
Degree Show at DJCAD, Dundee, May 2017.
‘Resources’ at the Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Canada, July 2017.
‘FreshAyr’ at Queens Court, Ayr, July/August 2017.
‘RSA New Contemporaries’ at the Royal Scottish Academy, March/April 2018.