The unifying theme in my work is the expression of ideas of permanence and change to invoke a human relationship to time, memory, and through this to identity and place. 

Since 1995 I have concentrated on work in the public domain. During this time I have evolved a practice of participatory and collaborative techniques through projects ranging from temporary events/installations to large-scale permanent artworks and cultural strategies for programmes of urban change.

Typically, projects develop over a sustained period of time, working collaboratively within communities and often involving other artists (musicians, film-makers etc) and research expertise (archaeologists, climate scientists, shipbuilders etc).

  • From 2000-2005 – Lead Artist for the regeneration of the Gorbals
  • City Artist for Inverness 2006–10, I co-founded the arts-led organisation IOTA as part of this project.
  • Affiliate Research Fellow of University of Glasgow – working as part of the Solway Centre – Environment and Culture
  • Convenor and co-founder of the artist-collective The Stove (Dumfries)
  • 2011 Saltire Society Award for Art in Architecture in Scotland
  • Scottish Design Awards 2011 – Best Public Realm Project (Stranraer – with Smith Scott Mullan Architects)
  • Scottish Design Awards 2011 – Best Community Initiative (Govan)
  • Shortlisted for Scottish Urban Regeneration Forum Award 2012 Creativity – for work in Govan with Glasgow Housing Association
  • Shortlisted for Creative Scotland Award 2012 Community for NothingAboutUsWithoutUsIsForUs (project with tsBeall presented as part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2012)