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EDUCATION

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

COMMISSIONS

SEPTEMBER 2020 – CURRENT – MURAL COMMISSION, The Bank House, Grantown-on Spey. Design and paint a series of 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.

EXHIBITIONS

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.

RESIDENCIES

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.

ARTS ROLES

JULY 2007 – SEPT 2017ARTIST 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 2004THEATRE 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.