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CV

Occupation

2009 - Present                             Artist, Jeweller and Community Artist

2014 - Present                              Tutor at Mobile Arts

2016 - Present                              Relief Workshop Leader at Garvald Edinburgh

Education

2008 – 2009                              MA Jewellery, Silversmithing & Related Products

                          Birmingham School of Jewellery (COMMENDATION)

2003 –2007                                BA Honours Three-Dimensional Design - Specialising in Jewellery Design

                                                     Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen (FIRST)                               

2006                                            Jewellery & Silversmithing

                  Provinciale Hogeschool Limburg, Hasselt, Belgium (Socrates Erasmus Student Exchange)                  

Awards

2018 The Artists Information Company Professional Development Bursary (in collaboration with Emma Macleod)

2014                                            Hope Scott Trust Grant for Visual Art                  

2014                                            Edinburgh Craft Markers Award

2010                                            Scottish Arts Council Creative Development Award

2008                                           South Square Trust Bursary Scholarship Award

2007                                           Goldsmiths Precious Metal Bursary Prize 

Residencies

2016                                             International Artist in Residence, Raghurajpur International Art and Culture Exchange (RI/ACE), Odisha, India

2013                                            International Artist in Residence, ComPeung, Doi Saket, Chiang Mai, Thailand

2011                                            Craft Maker in Residence, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen

Selected Exhibitions and Projects:

2018

23rd October - may 2019 - ‘Your Own Front Door’ - Residency Project at East Lothian Community Hospital with NHS Lothian, Craft Scotland and Round Table Projects.

30th Aug - 9th Sept - ‘Carousel’ Invited artist with Porty Art Walk 2018 ‘Pleasure Ground’ in collaboration with Portobello Older People’s Project’ Mobile Sculptures paraded during ‘Prom Parade’ event and later exhibited at St Marks Church, Portobello.

20th April – 6th June (Main Event)– Commissioned Artist with Luminate Scotland and Dunbar Dementia Carers Support Group for PROCESSIONS 2018 mass-participatory, public artwork. Commissioned by Artichoke and 14-18 NOW celebrating ‘Representation of the People Act’ 1918

6th January – 1st May – Lead Artist - Historic Environment Scotland and Craft Scotland’s ‘Meet Your Maker’ Project. Collaborative project with Forth Valley College, Artlink Central, Denny and St Modan’s High Schools, Stirling Castle and Engine Shed Centre for Conservation.

2017       

30th November – Artist Led Community Project -'Paisley and Jodhpur Digital Tapestry' – The Spree Festival  2017 with Renfrewshire Council, Paisley Piazza, Paisley

22nd September – ‘Play Time’ Collaborative Dance Workshop with Create To Move and Emma Snellgrove, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow. One of the responses to ‘This Exhibition is Cancelled’

1-10th September – ‘The Life Between’, Site specific public outdoor installation with collaborative dance performances from Emma Snellgrove. Edgelands programme, Art Walk Porty, Portobello, Edinburgh

2016       

1st – 3rd September – ‘Cirein-cròin’ Outdoor Installation in collaboration with Leonard Cheshire Disabilities’ ‘Can Do’ and Upward Mobility, part of Art Walk Porty, Portobello Beach, Edinburgh

16th July – Present – Artist Led Community Project ‘We All Have Our Story To Tell’ with Dunbar Dementia Friendly Support Group, as part of North Light Arts Growing Art Seeds Programme, Bleachingfield Centre, Dunbar

2nd July – October 8th – ‘Cosmic Theatre’ and ‘On The Outside Looking In (A Story from India)’, Suspended Sculptures, Neverending Glen Art Trail, Kelburn Castle and Estate, Largs

12th Feb – ‘Curious’ – International Group Exhibition, Odisha Modern Art Gallery, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

2015

10th - 17th Oct - 'A Bird Does Not Sing Because It Has an Answer, It Sings Because It Has a Song' Installation in collaboration with Link Up Women's Support.  Part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

3rd July - Present - 'If Your Tears Could Speak' - 'Neverending Glen' - Outdoor Sculpture Trail at Kelburn Garden Party, Kelburn Castle and Estate, Largs

1st May - 1st August - 'Edinburgh Palette Showcase', Edinburgh Creative Industry Incubator, Shenzhen, China

9th May - 'We(e) Object' - St Margaret's House 151 London Road, Edinburgh (Curating and Exhibiting)

21st Feb - 1st March - Solo Exhibition 'It Surrounds Me - Part II - An immersive Exhibition', St Margaret's House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh 

2014       

5th Dec – Monochrome –Jewellery Catwalk – St Margaret’s House Fashion Show, St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh

Nov 29th – Dec 21st – ‘Selected 2014’ , Dovecot Gallery, Edinburgh

Sept 6 – Nov 6th - LaGalerie 1940, Marchmont,  Edinburgh

2013       

ACJ Edinburgh: ‘Chromatic’ –, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh (Co-curated and Exhibited)

Design Market, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Resonate Collective: 'Ardent Form', McNaughtan's Bookshop, 3-4 Haddington Place, Edinburgh (Co-Curated and Exhibited)

The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle

Victoria Sewart Contemporary Jewellery Gallery, The Barbican, Plymouth

2012       

Resonate Collective: 'Resonate', Coburg House Gallery, 15 Coburg Street, Edinburgh (Co-Curated and Exhibited)

ACJ Edinburgh: ‘Eccentri:City’ White Space Gallery, Edinburgh (Co-Curated and Exhibited)

‘Donning Oxford’ O3 Gallery. Oxford Castle, Oxford

‘Life is a Bench – Meddle’ - Galerie im Raum, Schmuck International Jewellery Festival, Munich, Germany (Co-Curated and Exhibited)

Bilston Craft Gallery, Bilston

Spring Loaded - Unit 12 Gallery, Surrey

2011       

Harding House Gallery, Lincoln

Leeds Craft Centre and Design Gallery, City Art Gallery, Leeds

Aberdeen Artists Annual Open Exhibition, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen

British Craft Trade Fair, Harrogate

2010       

Art and Craft Exhibition Cancer Research UK, Adam House, Edinburgh

'Flux' Brilliantly Birmingham International Contemporary Jewellery Festival, mac, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham

'Life's a Bench!' Studio K162 Schmuck International Jewellery Festival, Munich , Germany

Flux, Brilliantly Birmingham International Contemporary Jewellery Festival, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

2009       

Taking Time, Craft and the Slow Revolution: Badgingham, in collaboration with Elizabeth Turrell and Helen Carnac, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Life's a Bench! MA exhibition, School of Jewellery, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design

'Autumn Leaves' Interactive installation, Sting of Passion International symposium, Manchester Museum of Science and Technology

'Lifelines' Suspended Installation, School of Jewellery, BIAD, Birmingham