Our world is in flux. We are being forced into reconfiguring our borders and along with them, our identities. Migrate, is my way of exploring the themes around migration: the hope and the trepidation that comes with any journey that traverses known and unknown territories.
In the context of a dehumanising rhetoric around immigration I encourage empathy by means of story-telling. Each migrant is afforded varying legal statuses and privileges as well as spaces within the social and economic fabric of our communities. Exploring the humanity behind these journeys in my work, the boat is seen abandoned, deserted and empty; or elevated as on object of reverence and place of worship. The fish is an ancient symbol of faith and hope and the black bird an ominous onlooker observing the displaced.
Robert Gordon’s Institute of Technology - B.A.(hons) in Craft and Design
I am an artist working in mixed media, also a jewellery designer and maker.
I have extensive experience in exhibition scheduling, handling, installation, transportation and exhibition design.
Solo show Ultima Thule, Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland
Solo show Ultima Thule, An Tobar, Mull
Collect 2018, Saatchi Gallery, London
SHIFTED project, exhibiting in Reykjavik, Iceland
Headline artist for opening exhibition for Rhue Gallery
From the Edge, Thirsk, Yorkshire
These Precious Things, An Talla Solais, Ullapool
Stems, solo exhibition An Tobar, Mull
Craft Central, London
Spotlight Solo Exhibition, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, to tour 2011
Made it, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, to tour 2011
Precious Cargo toured Highland Council Art Galleries
Pushing The Boundaries, Highland Council Touring exhibition
Six Cities of Design, The Room. Inverness.
National Museum of Scotland, Gifted Exhibition
Tartan Week, New York