My art practice predominantly investigates the contingent dynamic we have with the phenomena named ‘the natural world’, often probing the space between the lived and the mediated experience of our environment. Adopting variant, layered, and sometimes collaborative modes of enquiry, I attempt to make nuanced responses that will generate dialogue and fresh insight about our place in the world. While always rooted in sculpture, outputs are diverse and often playful, sometimes resolved through working across and fusing plastic, time-based or relational art forms. Enduring interests include the influence of language on our embodied knowing and the agency of non-human creatures and matter.
Solo exhibitions 2012 - Holding Movements III: imagining the farm. Helston Folk Museum, Cornwall 2012 - Holding Movements II: archiving the farm. Cornish Studies Centre, Redruth, Cornwall 2011 - Holding Movements: describing the farm. Helston Museum, Cornwall 2010 - Farland. Left Bank Gallery, Tarland, Aberdeenshire 2007 - Grounded, The Front Room, Salt Gallery, Hayle, Cornwall 2004 - And now for something completely different. Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen 2000 - Candacraig Garden, Aberdeenshire 1999 - Stone. Pheonix Gallery, Aboyne Aberdeenshire Selected Group exhibitions 2016 - Picture This. Penwith Gallery, St. Ives Cornwall. 2016 - On St. Michael's Way. 12 Star Gallery London & Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Cornwall 2016 - Atelier und Galerienrundgang. Künstlerlnnenhaus Apostelhof, Vienna 2016 - Diskhuda. Truro, Cornwall 2016 - Lost for Words. Falmouth University Project Space, Cornwall 2015 - A Game of Consequences. Exchange Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall 2015 - Cinestar Artist's Film Programme. Cornwall Film Festival 2014 - INNterval. Halsetown Inn, St Ives, Cornwall 2013 - The Dark Rooms. CAST, Helston, Cornwall 2013 - Art for Amnesty. The Fish Factory, Falmouth, Cornwall 2013 - AIR PRESSURE. Academy of Research and Innovation, Falmouth University. 2013 - We Are Petrified. Helston Folk Museum, Cornwall 2012 - New Visions. CMR, Redruth, Cornwall 2012 - Xmas Albums. Woodend Barn, Banchory, Scotland 2011 - Abundance. Kestle Barton Arts Centre, Cornwall 2011 - Calendar Variations. The Woodend Barn, Banchory, Scotland (with On the Edge, RGU) 2011 - Aberdeen Artists Annual Exhibition 2010 - Unexpected Variations. Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium 2010 - Ardo Treasure 2010. Ardo House, Aberdeenshire 2009 - Travelling Alone. Waterside Contemporary, London 2006 - Normalife Unlimited. Neals Yard, London 2005 - Aberdeen Artists Society Annual Exhibition 2005 - Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition, RSA, Edinburgh 2005 - Talking Handbags. Aberdeen Arts Centre 2004 - Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition. Edinburgh 2004 - Aberdeen Artists Annual Exhibition 2004 - Fresh, Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen 2003 - The Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh 2003 - The Scottish Gallery Summer Show, Edinburgh 2003 - Pitmeddan Gardens Sculpture Exhibition, Aberdeenshire 2002 - Aberdeen Artists Annual Exhibition 2002 - Sea, Ships and Stones. Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen 2001 - 3 Women Drawing. Woodend Barn Arts Centre, Aberdeenshire 2001 - Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh 2001 - Aberdeen Artists Annual Exhibition 2000 - Aberdeen Artists Annual Exhibition Curation 2016 - On St. Michael's Way. 12 Star Gallery London & Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Cornwall 2013 - My A Wra Leverel (I Say What I See) Helston Folk Museum, Cornwall 2013 - Gaslighting. Co-curated with Magda Tyzlik Carver. CMR, Redruth, Cornwall 2013 - March Fourth. CMR Redruth, Cornwall 2012 - 4 weeks 33 hours. CMR. Redruth, Cornwall 2011 - The Redsuit Project Who’s Who. The Woodend Barn, Banchory, Scotland Commissions 2015 - Dulse - The Farm: short film for Mara Seaweed, Scotland 2014 - Gathering Dirt Falmouth 14. Soil Culture Forum, Falmouth University 2013 - Second Bite Art Trail. Hayle, Cornwall 2013 - Three Points of Contact Collaborative Project Commission 2012 - The Edible Landscape. Rothamsted Research, North Wyke Devon 2011 - Oldmeldrum Public Art Project 2010 - Banchory Alcohol Project, Aberdeenshire. Lead Artist 2009 - A Giant Leap, Cornwall. Lead Artist 2009 - This Weekend: Bosarts, Cornwall 2008/9 - Created Space, Shetland. Lead Artist 2007/8 - Arts in Primary Care. (Arts For Health) based St Ives. Lead Artist 2005 - Peterhead Arts and Regeneration Project. Support Artist 2004 - Landfull. Moray Wastebusters, Forres Museum, Morayshire. Lead Artist 2003 - Waste not Want not. Woodend Arts Centre, Aberdeenshire. Lead Artist 2002 - Landfull. Marr Area Partnership/ Aberdeenshire Council. Commissioned Artist 2001 - Millennium Sculpture. Tarland, Aberdeenshire Residencies 2013 - Transitions10, Newlyn Gallery, Cornwall 2012 - Back Lane West, Redruth, Cornwall 2009 - Khoj Bihar 09 International Artists Workshop, Bihar, India Research Projects 2012 - DACS OPEN Workshops. Arnolfini, Bristol 2012 - These will attend you may. Kurator. Cornwall 2012 - Rural Connective. UCF/Aberdeen University 2011 - Calendar Variations. On the Edge, RGU, Aberdeen Awards 2012 - Aberdeenshire Design Award for Public Art (The Eternal Present, Oldmeldrum) 2006 - Creative Skills Professional Development Grant 2003 - Ottilie Helen Wallace Scholarship prize. Royal Scottish Academy Education 1992-93 - PG in Community Education (Dissertation on Arts in Communities) 1975-79 - Grays School of Art, Aberdeen, Dip in Art & Design