BA HONOURS CONTEMPORARY ART AND CONTEXTUALISED PRACTICE (First Class) Inverness College, University of the Highlands and Islands
HND THEATRE DESIGN (Distinction) Northbrook College, West Sussex
AUGUST 2022- ASTRAL STARSCAPE– Walk the Plank’s Unboxed UK Creativity celebrations, Green Space Dark Skies, Cairngorms and Orkney films. Backdrop for Miroshot’s VR immersive experience. Part of a series of nationwide films to be screened on BBC’s ‘Countryfile’ autumn 2022.
JULY / AUGUST 2022 – STAR SAILS AND KITE WORKSHOP – Walk the Plank’s Unboxed UK Creativity celebrations, Green Space Dark Skies, Cairngorms film. Community engagement and art workshops to create kites and ‘Star Sails’ for a boat installation. Part of a large scale public light artwork and series of nationwide films to be screened on BBC’s ‘Countryfile’ autumn 2022.
JUNE 2021 – BIRCH WOOD MURAL- Alvie Primary School, Kincraig. Improving the school grounds and providing trees for P7 leavers to make their mark.
SEPTEMBER 2020 – CURRENT – WALLS FOR WELLBEING, The Bank House, Grantown-on Spey. Design and paint a series of 12 period style murals for listed building renovation.
AUGUST 2020 – THE BACK ROAD HOME, London Edinburgh Holdings. Design and paint grisaille Tree of Life mural in celebration of nature.
FEBRUARY – MARCH 2019 – FROM THE CALDER TO THE SPEY, Newtonmore Business Association & Cairngorm National Park Authority. Design commission tender for Public Art Installation in the village square in consultation with the community. Sundial and weather responsive piece.
MARCH 2022- INSIDE OUT: OUTSIDE IN, Inverness Creative Academy, collaborative exhibition supported by Circus Artspace. Lifeline, installation based on recovery / repair, and participatory visible mending circle event.
JANUARY 2020 – MY EVERYDAY, Highland Hospice. (Postponed due to Covid) Collaboration to devise first Art Bag project for outreach patients.
MAY 2019 – RISE EXHIBITION, IMAG. Inverness. Sensory installation All At Sea and showcase of degree work.
APRIL 2018 – KINGUSSIE’S HIDDEN GEMS, Am Fasgadh Regeneration Company. Collaboration with the community for a notice board renovation celebrating the hidden spaces and stories of the village.
MARCH 2017- SOIL TO SKY EXHIBITION, Woodland View, Healthcare facility, Ayrshire. Collaboration with patients and icecream architecture as part of internship during part time study.
AUGUST – SEPTEMBER 2017 – FRAMEWORKS, Kincraig Stores, Kincraig, Highland. Collaboration with the community and artist Ann Vastano to regenerate the closed local shop while awaiting renovation. The project provided a mini museum for tourists and point of interest for locals.
NOVEMBER 2016 – THE BREATHING SPACE, Shop 19, Victorian Market, Inverness. Winter sunshine Installation using S.A.D lamps providing a calm sanctuary space from stressful Christmas shopping.
MARCH 2019 – DALIA THELANDER DESIGN LAB, Starcatchers, Summerhall, Edinburgh. Immersive sensory space development for 0-18 month olds. Funded Residency.
OCTOBER 2018 – DAVID SHEARING INTERROGATING SPACE WORKSHOP, The Envelope Room, NTS, Glasgow, Funded Residency exploring socially engaged art practice and performance design.
MAY 2018 – NARRATIVE SCULPTURE THROUGH PRINTMAKING AND PATE DE VERRE, Northlands Creative, Caithness. Funded Residency.
SEPTEMBER 2021 – MARCH 2022 – PROJECT DEVELOPMENT OFFICER – REPAIR CAFE CAIRNGORMS, Boat of Garten Community Hall, Highland. Working with the community to set up a regular repair cafes and skill sharing events.
JULY 2007 – SEPT 2017 – ARTIST ART TUTOR, FREELANCE SCENIC ARTIST, Highland. Private classes, Perth Theatre, Woodburns Pizza.
APRIL-DECEMBER 2004 –YOUTH ARTS COORDINATOR, Eden Court Theatre, Inverness. Co-ordinating, devising and developing youth arts and family friendly events based in the theatre.
JANUARY 2001- MARCH 2004 –THEATRE OUTREACH WORKER, Eden Court Theatre , Inverness. Devising and delivering a wide range of theatre arts events and performances with 5-18yr olds, across six schools and in the community.
SEPT 1995 – DEC 2004 – SCENIC AND COMMUNITY ARTIST, Scotland and Australia. Theatres include the Royal Lyceum, Traverse, Dundee Rep, Brunton also in Australia: Scenic Studios, Channel 9 and Deckchair.