Statement of practice 2021
World events in 2019[ii] and precipitated a change in my creative practice and I began to seriously consider how artistic practice impacts on this Earth and humankind. I am disillusioned by the actions of governments and business around the world and vulnerable to negative thoughts such as why make anything that adds to the damage we have already done? The Covid 19 pandemic in 2020 and the following world lockdowns meant I had a longer space of time to think how I change how I make so . . .
No travel, no bronze casting, no buying new materials,
Use the materials I already have, re-use, use found objects. It has to be done . . . no social media
I am walking back to my drawing board.
Exhibitions - Since 1998 I have shown work throughout Scotland around 22 times. A detailed outline is available if requested. I have exhibited work once in New York, once in Berlin and once in Lisbon.
Education - Graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design BA(Hons) First Fine Art;Sculpture(1998) Master of Fine Art (2000) PhD Fine Art (2006)
Awards - Creative Scotland Open Project Funding for Exploring the River Ericht- Research and development project; Women’s Enterprise Award;Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Visual Art Award; Hope Scott Trust Award for Visual Art; Royal Scottish Academy Residency and Creative Scotland at Sabhal Mor Ostaig 2012; Royal Scottish Academy Residency at Helmsdale undertaken in 2010/2011; William Sangster Philips Award; The Fine Art Travelling Scholarship DOJCAD.