Shortlisted – Creative Scotland Awards – Community (NothingAboutUsWithoutUsIsForUs – with ts Beall)
Shortlisted – Scottish Urban Regeneration Forum Awards – Creativity (Govan)
Scottish Design Awards ‘Best Public Realm Project’ (Castle Square, Stranraer)
Scottish Design Awards ‘Best Neighbourhood Initiative’ (Govan)
Saltire Society Award for Art in Architecture (Scotland)
CIHT Streets Award, Inverness Old Town
Scottish Arts Council ‘Creative and Professional Development’
London International Creative Competition. ‘Shinglehook’
Scottish Arts Council ‘Artists in Public Places’ Inverness
Royal Town Planning Institute ‘Best New Neighbourhood’ – Gorbals
Scottish Arts Council ‘Exhibition and Projects’
Glasgow 1999: Year of Architecture and Design. Journeymen
Scottish Arts Council, ‘Exhibition and Projects’
Royal Institute of British Architects. Presidents Silver Medal for Architecture in Education (runner-up)
Public Commissions (from 2002 only):
Scottish International Environmental Art Festival, SouthWest Scotland (with Wide-Open and Spring Fling)
Co-curator of inaugural region-wide festival to be developed with artists and wider community in Dumfries and Galloway and international artists (August/Sept 2012).
Do Not Resuscitate (with Crichton Carbon Centre), UK
Collaborative research between artists and Climate Scientists leading to projects in South West Scotland.
Govan Riverside, Glasgow UK (with Glasgow Housing Association)
Socially-engaged research commission with inner-city community to respond to recent changes in the area and engage with cultural planning projects around ‘Water Row’.
Way of the Roses, Coast to Coast Artwork, UK
Creation of overall concept and individual artworks to accompany major new cycle network across England.
Castle and Chapel of St John, Stranraer, UK
New public space – with Smith, Scott, Mullan Architects (project awarded Saltire Society Award for Art in Architecture 2011).
Calgary Visual Art Language, Calgary, Canada
Part of trans-disciplinary team working with City of Calgary on projects based around citizen’s relationship to their water supply.
New Luce, Dumfries and Galloway, UK
Socially-engaged research commission with a remote rural community.
Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway, UK
Landscape sculpture project for Cairnsmore and exploring the relationship of surrounding communities with the mountain.
Three Virtues, Inverness, UK
New civic space incorporating elements of Highland landscape and three new virtues for the city – these were arrived at through a year long process with local people.
Shinglehook, St Mary’s Loch, Scottish Borders, UK
Permanent installation – part floating on loch, part anchored to shore. Bronze, green oak, cabling.
Cultivated Wilderness, Gorbals, Glasgow, UK.
Permanent installation. 120m landscape intervention with steel, cast bronze and 600 trees.
The Gatekeeper, Gorbals, Glasgow, UK
Permanent installation in bronze, photography and bonfire remains.
Inbetween:Dumfries (for The Stove)
Live-art and discussion project on the future of Dumfries. 6 artists commissioned for 5 month research residencies and 2 day seminar.
2006 – 2010
Lead Artist for the City of Inverness, Scotland, UK
2005 – 2008
Govan Housing Association, Summertown Project, Glasgow, UK
2004 – 2005
Burnley – Weavers Triangle, England, UK
Artist appointed to Masterplanning Team for regeneration project.
2000 – 2006
Lead Artist, The Gorbals Project, Glasgow, UK
Conception and implementation of £1M artwork strategy for the reconstruction of an inner-city neighbourhood.
2012 – ongoing
National Centre for Arts and Environment with Solway Centre (University of Glasgow) and Crichton Foundation
Working towards founding a new international institute in the Crichton Quarter, Dumfries.
2010 – ongoing
The Stove and The Commonty. Formation of an artist-led network of trans-disciplinary practitioners in South West Scotland.
Outputs include a highly successful network blog and a building based project in central Dumfries that is working with local people to support initiatives that will use art projects exploring the future identity of the town.
2007 – 2008
Self-led international exchange project with artists and artisans in Accra, Ghana.
Temporary intervention in Accra (Feb 09), temporary intervention in Dumfries (Apr 09) Funded by British Council and Scottish Arts Council in association with Edinburgh College of Art and Kumasi School of Art (Ghana).
1998 – 2002
Heisenberg Studio (with Dan Dubowitz)
Multi-disciplinary studio collaboration.
Sounding Vessels, Berlin, Germany
Temporary installation project for sites in a state of change.
Journeymen, Glasgow, UK
Year long temporary installation project for 10 ‘wasteland’ sites (Glasgow 1999: UK City of Architecture and Design).
Galloway Forest – Forest Enterprise and Dumfries Galloway Arts Association.
3 Permanent works completed and installed on Galloway Forest Sculpture Trail: Quorum, Prolonged Exposure and Covenant.
NothingAboutUsWithoutUsIsForUs (with tsBeall)
– Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art
travelling hopefully… Mill on the Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway
Sounding Vessels, The Lighthouse, Glasgow, UK
Heisenberg, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries, UK
Selected Group Exhibitions:
Art of Place, University of Glasgow, UK
Landscape, Royal Society of British Sculptors, London, UK
Puthall Park Sculpture Show, Wiltshire UK
Imagining the Centre, Inverness, UK
Celebration, Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester, UK
Stirring the City, The Lighthouse, Glasgow, UK
New British Contemporary Art, Courtauld Institute, London, UK
First Foot – Public space, Dumfries Town Centre
Re-Imagining the Centre – Public space, Inverness city centre
Imagining the Centre – Public space, Inverness city centre
Kintra Street – Public space, Govan, Glasgow
Making the Geologic Now, (chapter with John Gordon)
Editors: Elizabeth Ellsworth + Jamie Kruse. Punctum Books. NYC
A Govan Miscellany, with Ingrid Shearer, self-published
NothingAboutUsWithoutUsIsForUs, with tsBeall, self-published
Inverness Public Art Projects 2006-10, Editor: Matthew Hearn, IOTA
WATERSHED+ , Calgary, Sans façon
London International Creative Competition. LICC
Arcade – Artists and Place Making, Editor: Rhona Warwick, Black Dog Publishing
Shinglehook, self published
The Gatekeeper, self published, with essays by John Calcutt, Pauline Gallacher, Richard Holloway, Peter Wilson, Ray McKenzie
In Partnership, published by “Glasgow 1999, Year of Architecture and Design”.
Heisenberg, self published
Lectures and Teaching:
Regular invited speaker at conferences and symposia – recent including:
- ‘Wherever I Stand’ University of Cumbria 2011
- ‘Art of Place’ University of Glasgow (Dumfries) 2011
- ‘Emerging Affinities- Art and Geography’ University of Edinburgh 2007
- ‘Landscape’ Royal British Society of Sculptors 2008
- ‘Highland Visual Artists Gathering’ Ullapool 2006
- ‘Six Cities Design Festival’ Inverness 2007
- ‘Crown St 10 Years On’ The Lighthouse, Glasgow 2008
- ‘Creative Regeneration Conference’ Accrington, Lancashire 2008
- ‘Change, Permanence and the Identity of Place’ Edinburgh College of Art 2008
- ‘Masterplanning’ Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland Conference 2007
- Nubuke Foundation, Accra. Ghana 2009
- Society of Artist and Architects, Landshut. Germany 2009
- Dept of Fine Art – Newcastle University 2010
Occasional workshop teaching in Scottish Art Schools.
Affiliate Research Fellow – University of Glasgow
Working as part of the Solway Centre – Environment and Culture.
Dumfries and Gallway Arts Partnership
Board member and part of working group developing a new region-wide arts structure for SouthWest Scotland.
Director of artist-collective running a building and public space arts projects in Dumfries.
‘Ad-hocracy’ group of creative professionals working collaboratively on community initiatives for the future of Govan.
Advisory Board member – Intersection
Research Group in public art practice based in School of Fine Art , University of Newcastle.
Board Member for Performance Art company ‘Oceanallover’