1969 - 1970 – Foundation Course in Art & Design, North Oxon School of Art
1970 - 1971  -  Chelsea School of Art, London
Sept.1999 –  June 2003   BA Hons (First Class) Sculpture, Edinburgh College of Art
Sept 2003 –  June 2005     MFA  Edinburgh College of Art


1971 – 1979 COMMUNITY WORK - various non statutory organizations in Belfast, North America and London.
1979-1985   Living in Middle East and raising children.

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 Glasgow Health Improvement
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, School of Sculpture, Edinburgh College of Art – level 2 Architecture and 1st year MA

Jan – June 2009.  Residency, East Lothian Council/Museums services – installation TENT in the exhibition  East Lothian 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 East Lothian.


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,  Scotland.

8th July – 3rd August 2003.  Compass Gallery, ‘New Generation Show’, Glasgow

20th Nov – 20th Dec 2003.  One of five artists in launch exhibition for HAMES LEVACK in Marble Arch, London

8th – 12th Dec 2003.  Group exhibition, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh

12th Oct – 10th Nov 2004.   ASH 100 -   installation in’ Room 129’ Hilton Hotel, Trafalgar Square, London.

November 2004 -  short film in new media show, Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Art Centre, North Uist

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 Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.

Oct – Dec 2005  -  RBS Bursary Award Show, Old Brompton Road. London.

April/May2006 - In collaboration with cameronwebster Architects, joint winner of competition for proposals for a 21STCENTURYCOMMUNITY GREEN.  The Lighthouse Centre, Glasgow.

April – July 2006 – Group show 18@108 Exhibition, RBS, London

17th/18th June 2006 - Installation in central London for Architecture Week in collaboration with LEVACK.

1ST July – 12th August 2006 - Oh!Mother  Solo exhibition. The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock

4th November 2006 - 13th January 2007 – CHANGING PLACES. Solo exhibition, outside and in gallery installations.  Taigh Chearsabhagh Arts Centre, Lochmaddy, Noth Uist, Outer Hebrides.

April/May 2007 -  Royal Academy of Arts, London, Architecture Programme Competition: AGENTS FOR HUMAN INTERACTION – in collaboration with cameronwebster Architects – show of 6 short listed.

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 Inverewe Garden, Wester Ross and then on to Priorwood Garden in Melrose, Scottish Borders.

26th Sept. – 12th Oct. 2008.  Installation ALL WRAPPED UP, for FRED - An Art Invasion Across Cumbria.

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, East Lothian.

June  2000    Andrew Grant Bequest Travel Award (Edinburgh College of Art)

2001  Artists Book -   “The High Line: with Stevenson in the Cevennes” . Essay by Kenneth White. Art work by eight  Edinburgh artists.

2001   Short listed for the Jerwood drawing prize

2003   Royal Scottish Academy Chalmers Bursary

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 Scotland