1969 - 1970 – Foundation Course in Art & Design,
of Art North Oxon School
1970 - 1971 -
of Art, London
Sept.1999 – June 2003 BA Hons (First Class) Sculpture,
of Art Edinburgh College
Sept 2003 – June 2005
of Art MFA Edinburgh
1971 – 1979 COMMUNITY WORK - various non statutory organizations in
Belfast, North America and . London
1979-1985 Living in
Middle East and raising
1985-1987 Project Worker Community Education and Arts Centre, Banbury, Oxon.
1987-1998 MANAGER of ‘Open House’, a Mental Health Resource Centre in the East End of London, funded by MIND in Tower Hamlets, linking art and mental health. Coordinated raising money for and the building of a million pound centre including café ,studios, workshops and drop-in facilities. Set up and managed a team of twelve permanent staff and thirty sessional workers. Set up a residency based at the centre with the Whitechapel Gallery.
1999 – 2005 Student
Nov 2005 – present. SELF EMPLOYED ARTIST/ part time lecturer
Dec 2006 – Feb 2007. Commissioned by NHS Greater
Health Improvement Glasgow
Team working on The New Victoria Hospital (Art and Architecture initiative)
2007 – May 2011- Annual visiting Lecturer BA Fine Art, University of the Highlands and
Islands (North Uist),
2008 - 09 Visiting lecturer - Glasgow School Art, Level I Architecture.
2008- 2009. Part-time Lecturer,
Edinburgh College of Art – level 2 Architecture and 1st year MA School of Sculpture
Jan – June 2009. Residency, East Lothian Council/Museums services – installation TENT in the exhibition ‘
and the Transatlantic Slave Trade’.
2007 – 2010. Running workshops – Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Taigh Chearsabhagh Arts Centre, North Uist, East Lothian Council, 3Harbours festival etc
May 2010 – May 2011 – Founder and Project Manager for environmental social enterprise company - ‘Carbon Neutral Stenton’
Currently – Chair of Dunbar Arts Trust and Chair of Art Root Open Studios
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS
3rd Sept – 28th Dec 2001 - Touring exhibition with short listed work for the Jerwood Drawing Prize
4 November 2002 - CROSSING THE LINE installation launch into the North Sea, North Berwick,
8th July – 3rd August 2003. Compass Gallery, ‘New Generation Show’,
20th Nov – 20th Dec 2003. One of five artists in launch exhibition for HAMES LEVACK in Marble Arch,
8th – 12th Dec 2003. Group exhibition, Royal College of Physicians,
12th Oct – 10th Nov 2004. ASH 100 - installation in’ Room 129’ Hilton Hotel,
Trafalgar Square, London.
November 2004 - short film in new media show,
and Art Centre,
North Uist Taigh Chearsabhagh
25thMarch - 9thApril – 2005.
SHADOW LAND - , installation in international group
exhibition, ‘Dudelsack’ in the Deutzer Brucke, . Cologne
25th June – 10th July 2005. - disPLACE, installation in the
Oct – Dec 2005 - RBS Bursary Award Show,
Brompton Road. . London
April/May2006 - In collaboration with cameronwebster Architects, joint winner of competition for proposals for a 21STCENTURYCOMMUNITY GREEN. The Lighthouse Centre,
April – July 2006 – Group show 18@108 Exhibition, RBS,
17th/18th June 2006 - Installation in central
for Architecture Week in collaboration with LEVACK. London
1ST July – 12th August 2006 - Oh!Mother Solo exhibition. The Dick Institute,
4th November 2006 - 13th January 2007 – CHANGING PLACES. Solo exhibition, outside and in gallery installations. Taigh Chearsabhagh Arts Centre, Lochmaddy, Noth Uist,
April/May 2007 - Royal Academy of Arts,
4th-26th August 2007 – Group show MAGAZINE 07 at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop as part of Edinburgh Art Festival.
18th Nov-18th Dec 2007 – SURVEY, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop 20th Anniversary exhibition at the RSA, Edinburgh.
July 31st – August 30th 2008 Installation, TOBACCO HOUSE in three venues in Edinburgh and Glasgow, for The Edinburgh Art Festival 2008 - funded by SAC.
July 31st to August 30th 2008. Temporary installation commissioned by ‘ Big Things On The Beach’, Portobello, Edinburgh as part of The Edinburgh Art Festival.
5th August – 14th November 2008. – Installation for Borders Sculptors in
Garden, Wester Ross and then on to Priorwood Garden
in , Scottish
26th Sept. – 12th Oct. 2008. Installation ALL WRAPPED UP, for FRED - An Art Invasion Across
5th – 14th June 2009 Featured artist for the 3Harbours Festival, East Lothian. TRAWL- Installation in Cockenzie Power Station.
June 2010 – 3Harbours Festival
East Lothian – Installation
at sea - ’WHOSE WAVES,
June 2012 – 3Harbours Festival
East Lothian – Installation
–‘ WHICH WAY NOW’
March – May 2013. Exhibition for artists who have received Creative and Professional Development Bursaries – East Lothian/Creative Scotland. John Grey Centre, Haddington,
AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS.
June 2000 Andrew Grant Bequest Travel Award (
of Art) Edinburgh College
2001 Artists Book - “The High Line: with Stevenson in the
” . Essay by
Kenneth White. Art work by eight Cevennes artists. Edinburgh
2001 Short listed for the Jerwood drawing prize
Chalmers Bursary Royal
June 2003 Andrew Grant Bequest Award for Distinguished work
Oct 2005 RBS Bursary Award 2005
Oct 2005 CABE and A&B ‘PROJECT’ engaging artists in the built environment. ‘Talking Artists Award’
Jan 2008 – Sept 2008 Scottish Arts Council Artist’s Development Award.
March 2010 – June 2010 East Lothian/SAC Artist’s Development Award
June 2012 – June 2013 Creative and Professional Development Bursary – East Lothian/Creative