CV

QUALIFICATIONS

2017
PhD CREATIVE WRITING, University of St Andrews, School of English
Thesis title: ‘The Subtle Ether: Writing into the Space Between,’ Supervisor John Burnside
Awarded Samuel Rutherford Thesis Prize for most distinguished thesis in English Literature

2014
SUPERVISING POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH, SEDA Accredited Professional Development Award
Centre for Learning and Teaching in Art and Design, University of the Arts London

2011
MASTER OF ARTS IN VALUES AND ENVIRONMENT (Distinction)
University of Central Lancashire, Philosophy Section

2007
POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN LEARNING AND TEACHING (H.E.) (Distinction)
Centre for Learning and Teaching in Art and Design, University of the Arts London

1993 – 1995
POSTGRADUATE HIGHER DIPLOMA IN FINE ART (Distinction)
Slade School Of Fine Art, University College London

1990-1991
BRITISH COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP BELGRADE ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, YUGOSLAVIA
Postgraduate Specialisation in Printmaking

1985-1989
BA (HONS) DRAWING AND PAINTING (TAPESTRY)
Edinburgh College Of Art

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Since Jan 2017
UNIVERSITY OF THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS
Lecturer, Art and Design

Since Feb 2015
INTERACTIVE DESIGN INSTITUTE, UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE
Online Tutor, Critical and Contextual Studies, and BA (Hons) Fine Art

March 2013- 2015
UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF SCOTLAND
Reader in Art
Supervision of Honours year students in Digital Art: Creative Project and Research Project
Delivery of Critical Studies in Art Level 9 theory module
Contributed to supervisory team for two practice-led doctoral condidates

Jun 2008-2013
UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF SCOTLAND
Lecturer in Digital Art
Supervision of Honours year Creative Projects (practice) and Research Projects (dissertation)
Devised and Delivered module Critical Studies in Art, Level 9 module on BA (Hons) Photography, Contemporary Art Practice and Digital Art programmes UWS/Glasgow College
Devised and delivered module Advanced Visual Creativity Level 9 module, a visual research and development module for BA (hons) Digital Art and Contemporary Art Practice programmes at UWS/Glasgow College

Since 2007
FELLOW OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION ACADEMY (HEA)

Jan 2001 to 2008
EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART
Lecturer 0.35, School of Drawing and Painting

July – Sep 2007
TASMANIAN SCHOOL OF ART, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
Artist in Residence, Visiting Lecturer in Sculpture

RESIDENCIES

July 2015
CAMP BREAKDOWN BREAK DOWN
Two week residential workshop Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden, Aberdeenshire

Jan-Apr 2015
TIMESPAN PARADIGM NORTH ARTIST RESIDENCY
Development Residency Timespan Arts and Heritage Centre, Helmsdale, Sutherland

August 2013
MIGRATING ART ACADEMY: 5%…AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE
Allenheads Contemporary Art, Northumbria, workshop with 12 selected international artists

April 2008
TRIANGLE ARTS TRUST INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS’ WORKSHOP, Hoy, Orkney
Selected artist for residential workshop with 20 international artists

April –Oct 2005
WYSING ARTS CENTRE, Cambridgeshire
Artist in Residence

July – Dec 2004
IAAB INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS RESIDENCY PROGRAMME
Basel, Switzerland

Jan –July 2004
STILLS GALLERY RESIDENT ARTIST
Stills Gallery, Edinburgh

June –July 2003
LA VILLA OLGA, Montpellier, France
Residency to create installation for solo exhibition

Jan-July 2000
SCOTTISH ARTS COUNCIL AUSTRALIA RESIDENCY
Artist in Residence at Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart, Tasmania

Aug-Sep 1999
SCOTTISH SCULPTURE WORKSHOP, Lumsden, Aberdeenshire
‘Bridge Project’ collaborative residency

April-July 1999
GRIZEDALE, CUMBRIA
Visual Artist in Residence

Aug 97-March 98
HELEN CHADWICK FELLOWSHIP, OXFORD UNIVERSITY/BRITISH SCHOOL AT ROME
Senior Research Fellow, Ruskin School of Art and British School at Rome

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010
Coalesce: Drawing from the Natural History Collections, Edinburgh University

2007
The Subtle Ether, CAST Gallery, Hobart, touring to Devonport Regional Gallery, Australia
Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales, video installation, two person show with Nick Cobb

2005
The Subtle Ether, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire, UK
Still Life, with Rory Macbeth, Kaskadenkondensator, Basel, Switzerland

2004
Reach, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Powys, Wales

2003
Enchanté, Villa Olga, Montpellier, France

2001
Staring Out to Sea, West Space, Melbourne, Australia
Trying to Come Home, Linden Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia

2000
Remote Sensing, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013-15
Felt Presence Devonport Regional Gallery, Tasmania. Touring Australia nationally

2015
5%…As Far As the Eye Can See, Allenheads Contemporary Art, Northumberland, UK

2012
Poetry Loops, short video screenings, StAnza Poetry Festival, St Andrews, Scotland

2011
Wonders of the Invisible World, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland
Environmental Dialogues, Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh

2010
Gentle Actions: Art Ecology Action, Kunstnerneshus Olso, Norway

2009
Rising Tide, The Arts and Ecological Ethics, Stanford University
Natural Balance: Art & Ecology, Girona International Land Art Meet, Catalonia
Everything Must Go, The Royal Standard, Liverpool
Stockholm Art Fair, presented by Echo, Stockholm, Sweden
Echo Presents: Pudding, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

2008
ET4U Contemporary Visual Arts Centre Vestjylland, Denmark, exhibition and symposium
Echo Presents: All Can screening, Edinburgh
Pilot Archive, Cockpit Arts, Deptford X, London
Perth Visual Arts Forum, Dunkeld, Scotland, Commissioned artist and keynote speaker
Contemporary Visual Arts Centre Vestjylland, Denmark, exhibition and international symposium
‘Slow Time’, Tasmanian School of Visual and Performing Arts, Launceston, Australia

2007
SURVEY, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Radiance 07: Festival of Light, Glasgow

2006
Into the Light of Things, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham
Projektor 06, Café Gallery Projects, Southwark Park, London
Magazine 06, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
ArtFutures Scotland 06, Glasgow Art Fair
BBC 37 Seconds Artists Film and Video Programme, Big Screen Liverpool

2005
15th Mostyn Open Exhibition, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales
Forest, Wolverhampton Art Gallery touring exhibition, touring to Aberdeen Art Gallery, York Art Gallery, Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, and Oriel Davies Gallery, Wales.
Invisible Fields, Street Level, Glasgow International, touring to An Tuireann, Isle of Skye, KU Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia, and Yokohama Art Museum, Japan.

2004
IAAB Atelier International Artists Exchange Open Studios, Basel, Switzerland
Venti Giorni in Europa, Galleria Cesare Manzo, Pescara, Italy
Pilot:1 International Art Forum, Old Limehouse Town Hall, London
Inside Out:1, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh
TGOZ, Travelling Gallery, Touring Scotland
Feast of Silenus, The Embassy, Edinburgh
Forest, Wolverhampton Art Gallery

2003
Artists from Nimes Biennale, Oporto, Portugal
3rd European Biennale of Contemporary Art, Nimes, France
E-Space, Ann Tuireann Gallery, Portree, Isle of Skye
Fluid, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, exhibition tour venues: Howard Gardens Gallery, UWIC, Cardiff
Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University and Middlesborough Art Gallery

AWARDS AND COMMISSIONS

2019
Balfour Hospital, Kirkwall, artwork for internal glazing and wall in hub of new build hospital

2018
Scottish Book Trust New Writer Award

2017
Arts Foundation Award, shortlisted
Samuel Rutherford Thesis Prize for most distinguished thesis in English Literature

2014
Scottish Education Trust Award, to attend Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers’ Conference

2011-17
George Buchanan Scholarship, University of St Andrews, PhD scholarship

2010
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, research grant

2009
Scottish Arts Council, Creative and Professional Development Award

2008
Perth Visual Arts Forum, Dunkeld, Perthshire, commissioned artist

2005
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, ‘Sky Flowers’ video installation

2001-5
New Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, permanent sculptural installation in new building

2000-4
Auchterarder Community School, architectural collaboration for secondary school, received special mention in Saltire Society Arts and Crafts in Architecture Awards, A Civic Trust mention, used as a Movement for Innovation demo project, included in OECD World Exemplary Schools Compendium, featured in Scottish Executive’s ‘School Design-Building Our Future’ programme and shortlisted for GIA Award and Dynamic Place Award.

2004
SAC Artists Award, Hope Scott Trust Award

2003
Stills Gallery Research and Training Award

2002
SAC National Lottery Capital Grant Award for architectural project with Anderson Bell
Christie and PACE, designs for Auchterarder Community School, Perthshire

2001
RSA Art for Architecture Award, with Anderson Bell Christie architects

PUBLICATIONS

2016
Nothing Really Matters: Jean-Paul Sartre, Negation and Nature, Environmental Ethics, Vol 38:3 pp 327-346. Pub: Centre for Environmental Philosophy, University of North Texas

2015
Dark Matter, creative nonfiction text and photographs, pamphlet published by Timespan Arts and Heritage, Helmsdale, Sutherland
Ether, creative nonfiction essay in Dark Mountain 9: The Humbling
Review of ‘Petro-Subjectivity: Deindustrialising Our Sense of Self’ by Brett Bloom, ecoartscotland Occasional Papers Series, Issue 4 (2015) ISSN 2043-8052

2014
Things Unseen, essay and interview with Anne Bevan (UHI) Antennae: Journal of Nature and Visual Culture, Issue 29 Nov 2014
The Content of Nothing, with Judy Spark, ecoartscotland Occasional Papers Series, Issue 3 (2014) ISSN 2043-8052
The Curator’s Room, creative nonfiction essay in Terrain.Org A Journal of the Built + Natural Environment, 2 December 2014

2013
Strange Strangers and Uncanny Hammers: Morton’s ‘Ecological thought’ and the Phenomenological Tradition, Journal article for Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism, Journal of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, 17:2, pp 98-108, Pub: Taylor and Francis
Employability and the Fine Art Student, journal article, themed issue of Transactions: Journal of Centre for Education in the Built Environment, Higher Education Academy

2010
‘Contemporary Art and Environmental Aesthetics’ Environmental Values Vol 19:3, pp 351–371, Pub: The White Horse Press

2007
The Subtle Ether, co-author Francis McKee. Pub: Wysing Arts, CAST, ISBN 09539-222-2-7

2000
Remote Sensing, exhibition catalogue with text, co-author Bryony Rhodes, Pub: University of Tasmania

CATALOGUE ESSAYS ON MY WORK BY OTHER AUTHORS

2013
Felt Presence Exhibition Catalogue essay, Dr Ellie Ray, ISBN: 978-0-9872560-2-7

2009
3 islands, Pub: Triangle Arts Trust, ISBN 9 780954 578787
View for Architecture, Prof. Satoshi Matsuoka and Yuki Tamura, Kyoto Univ. of Art and Design

2007
Radiance 07, DVD publication, Pub: Street Level Gallery, commentary: Malcolm Dickson
Survey, exhibition catalogue, Pub: Royal Scottish Academy, ISBN 978-0-905783-12-3

2006
Into the Light of Things, exhibition catalogue. Pub: Angel Row Gallery, ISBN 0905634
Magazine, exhibition catalogue, essay Colin Greenslade, pub: Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

2005
AN magazine, Sep issue Artist’s story (republished Sep 06)

2004
TGOZ, exhibition catalogue, essay Amanda Catto, Pub: Travelling Gallery
Invisible Fields, exhibition catalogue
Stills: Artists’ residencies 2003/4, catalogue essay Iliyana Nedkova, ISBN 0 906458 34 X

2003
Forest, exhibition catalogue, essays Roger Kelly, Yvonne Aburrow, Pub: Wolverhampton Art Gallery

2001
Fluid, exhibition catalogue, essays David Hopkins, Pub: Wolverhampton Art Gallery

2000
Pivot V: About Photography, catalogue essay Simon Cuthbert, ISBN 0 646 40369 9
Remote Sensing, sole author, exhibition catalogue, Pub: University of Tasmania

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

2015
Dark Matters, Timespan, Helmsdale, Sutherland

2014
The Subtle Ether, Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writing Conference, Middlebury College, USA

2013
The Content of Nothing, with Judy Spark D.A.R.T. research seminar, Gray’s School of Art. Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
Keynote at ‘Going Beyond the Material: Environment and Invisible Forces in the literary, performing and visual arts’ at CO2 Edenburgh Spirit in the Air with Tim Collins and Reiko Goto at Tentspace Gallery, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Arts Festival 2013

2011
Sensory Worlds: Environment Value and the Multi-sensory, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Edinburgh University (keynote speakers David Abram, Iain Borden) Presenting paper ‘Nothing Really Matters: Jean-Paul Sartre, Negation and Nature’

2010
‘CORE’ Creative Research into the Natural Environment’, Royal Society of Edinburgh funded research symposium, Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney
European Masters in Landscape Architecture, guest lecturer at international workshop in Orkney

2008
Perth Visual Arts Forum, Guest Speaker
ET4U Video Art symposium, Lemvig, Denmark

2007
BBC Radio Scotland, ‘Radio Café’ Programme, Wednesday 21st November
‘Art Forum’ Event, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
AN Artists Information Company ‘Round the Table’ Event, Riding Mill, Northumberland
Networking Artists Networks, Alnwick Castle, Northumberland
ABC Radio Arts Programme, Australia, invited contributor