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Exhibitions: Solo Shows:

2012 September 28th – October 16th,  Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh. “Premonitions: Figures In a Fading Landscape”

2011 May 12th- 31st, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh. “Workforce: Inside the Textile Factories of Bangladesh”

2009 April 18th- 6th May Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, “An Ethiopian Dream”

2008 November 1st- 25th: Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow, “Notes On a Journey”

2007 March 16th- April 15th: Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, “The Cusp of Change: A Journey Through the Middle East”.

2005 September: The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh, “Rumours and Revelations”.

2003 September: The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh. “Encounters”.

 

Exhibitions: Selected Group Shows:

28th March – 5th April 2014 Hidden Door Festival, Market Street Vaults, Edinburgh.

January/February 2008 – 2014: Visual arts Scotland Annual Exhibition, the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.

Summer 2012 – Invited Artist to the Society of Artist Architects Annual Exhibition, Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh

December 2011, Royal Scottish Academy, Open Exhibition

October 2010 Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh

January 2010 Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh

May 2009 “Celebrating 20 years of the Alastair Salvesen Art Scholarship”, Dovecot Galleries, Edinburgh

April 2009 “20 Years of the Leith School of Art”, Leith School of Art, Edinburgh.

April 2009 Royal Scottish Academy, Spring Open, RSA Edinburgh.

October 2007 “Dundee Collective”, Queens Gallery, Dundee.

October 2006 “Red Sea III” (Exhibition of Drawings and Works on Paper), The Society for Arabian

Studies, at the British Museum, London.

October 2006 The Royal Glasgow Institute Annual Exhibition, The Mitchell, Glasgow.

March 2006: Group exhibition “To the power of Twelve” Leith Gallery, Edinburgh

January 2006 Royal Scottish Academy Annual Open, RSA, Edinburgh

June 2005-March 2006 The BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London. The Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh.

January 2005 Visual Arts Scotland, Annual Open, RSA Edinburgh

October 2004 “Figures of Eight” The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh

February 2002 “Two Years On” The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh

February 2001 “New Faces”, The Leith Gallery Edinburgh.

May/June 2000 Degree Show, Edinburgh College of Art.

 

 

Prizes/Awards

2011 The Morton Fraser Award, Visual arts Scotland

2011 The Open Eye Gallery Award, Visual arts Scotland

2006 The NC MacFarlane Charitable Trust Award, with the Royal Glasgow Institute.

2006 The Alastair Salvesen Travel Scholarship, in association with the RSA.

2000 The RSA John Kinross Travel Scolarship.

2000 Andrew Grant Bequest Award from Edinburgh College of Art for Painting.

 

Collections

The Permanent Collection of the Royal Scottish Academy. (Painting and Drawing)

The Alastair Salvesen Trust Collection

Trinity College, Dublin, Permanent Collection

 

Positions

Council Member for Visual Arts Scotland (elected 2010)

Founder and Director of Hidden Door, a cross-artforms festival promoting collaboration and creative development of practice in Edinburgh and around Scotland.

Board Member, The Tinderbox Project

 

Education

1995-2000: MA Fine Art Hons, 1st class, University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art

 

Employment

2008 – present: Head of The Painting Course, Leith School of Art.

2004- 2008: Lecturer in Painting, (part-time) Leith School of Art, Edinburgh.

2000-2008: Lecturer in Fine Art, and the History of Art and Design, (Part-time) Dundee College