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About

I am an artist, landscape architect and creative producer based in Scotland. My work aims to create and support meaningful interaction between people, the environment and the more-the-human world. I am interested in the relationship between landscape cycles, life cycles and making processes, and how the act of making can help us access different forms of knowledge and understanding. My practice is often site specific and is necessarily multi-disciplinary, using drawing, making and movement to create objects, landscapes, workshops and performances.

I am currently artist in residence with The Maltings and Newcastle University (Centre for the Rural Economy, Centre for Creative Art Practice, Population Health Sciences Institute) where I am undertaking research into the wellbeing of rural communities by exploring the relationship between the human and landscape body. In 2020 I developed Connecting Threads with artist and heritage consultant Rachel Hunter, a five-year cultural programme exploring the habitats, ecology and communities of the River Tweed at the catchment scale. You can find out more about this project and the current team here.

 

I teach Landscape Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art and am a collaborator on the design studio, Within the Folds, situated in Berwick-upon-Tweed and led by Anaïs Chanon. This year I am training to become a qualified Mountain Leader, to enable me lead and facilitate artist-led research and practice in mountain environments. 

 

Proud to be a member of Neuk Collective.

Selected Projects

Researching the Wellbeing of Rural Communities | The Maltings and Newcastle University, 2024 

Connecting Threads | River Tweed Catchment, Scottish Borders, 2021 - present

Participating artist for We Will Eat Your Bones | Fieldwork Summer School, Hospitalfield, 2021

 

Lead artist for The Rock and Roll Field | Maple Cross Primary School, Hertfordshire, 2019 - 2021

Collaborating artist for A Fair Land |Grizedale Arts at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 2016

Collaborating artist for The Village Table | Grizedale Arts, Coniston, 2015

Selected Positions

Landscape Designer at erz | Glasgow, 2018 - 2020

Artist Assistant at Linda Brothwell Studio | Bristol, 2017

Art Assistant at Lower Hewood Farm | Dorset, 2015 - 2016

Project Assistant at Claire Cumberlindge & Co. | London, 2014 - 2016

Teaching

Academic Portfolio | MLA Landscape Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art, 2023 & 2024

Within the Folds: Berwick-upon-Tweed | MLA Landscape Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art, 2023

Quiet Places: Vatnajökull Glacier, Iceland |MLA Landscape Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art, 2023

Terrain & Ecologies: River Esk Catchment | MLA Landscape Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art, 2022

Final Major Project visiting tutor | Foundation Diploma, Leeds College of Art, 2015

 

Talks and Lectures

Alumni Lecture | Landscape Lecture Series, Edinburgh College of Art, 2024​

Botanical Stories of the Tweed | Edinburgh College of Art, 2023

Connecting Threads: An Introduction | Edinburgh College of Art, 2023

Theatres of Nature | Talla Hartfell Wild Land Network, 2022

Alumni Lecture | Leeds College of Art, 2015

Education

Master of Landscape Architecture | Edinburgh College of Art, 2016 - 2018

 

BA(Hons) Idea, Material, Object  | Bath School of Art and Design, 2010 - 2014

 

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design | Leeds College of Art, 2009 - 2010

Awards

Visual Artist and Craft Maker Award | Creative Scotland, 2022

 

Work in Progress Mentoring | V&A Dundee, 2022

 

School's Prize | Rosa Barba International Landscape Biennial, 2018

Portfolio Prize | Landscape Institute Scotland, 2018

Andrew Grant Postgraduate Scholarship | Edinburgh College of Art, 2017

Porthleven Prize | Bath School of Art and Design, 2013 

Artist Book Collection Acquisition | Leeds College of Art, 2010

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Photo: Huia Takau

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