The Idioholism Vinyl Trilogy
PhD University of The West of Scotland and Komino Records Toronto
Tasche.de Bag Commission
Dementia Ward Proposal
Gamsberg from Chäserrugg, East Switzerland
Psychiatric Services of the Canton of St.Gallen [Residency Employer]
I Used To Find Eggs Under Hedges
Creative Scotland / Visit Scotland / Woodend Barn
Film & Video
I am an experienced multimedia artist who has returned with my family to Edinburgh after living in Ayrshire where I was awarded my doctorate in 2015.
I am a professional lens-based artist, sound artist and academic with a large portfolio of publicly engaged work, in what could be described as a ‘medical humanities art practice’. I am also a workshop leader and lecturer.
I trained as a photographer, then television director (e.g. programmes such as The South Bank Show), before I gravitated fully towards a new media art practice in the late 1990s. My last large-scale commission was for ArtRail in 2016, which saw me create stories and psychogeographic tours with elderly people in Portobello. In 2013 I made a ‘modular’ artist’s feature for The Year of Natural Scotland in Aberdeenshire, which is about access to wild places.
I particularly enjoy residencies, probably something to do with my documentary TV past, it's still a kind of reportage even if it's avant-garde!
Although I have a fairly eclectic style I am niche in one aspect of everything I do - it is usually a response to creative problem solving of restrained opportunities.
I am also a carer to my daughter who has additional needs and her cheeky brother.