education
1990-93
2:1 Visual & Performing Arts (Music), University of Brighton
1996-98
MFA Glasgow School of Art
1997
Exchange to Maumaus School of Fine Art, Lisboa, Portugal
2000
Millinery Practice, London College of Fashion
exhibitions
2015- Curator and Founder, Art Walk Porty
Site specific installation "Oh what a thrill it be to walk out over the sea", at site of old pier, Portobello Beach, Edinburgh
2014 Popup exhibition with artist Kirsten Harris, The Old Chicken Shed, Tranent (painting work)
2014 'Growings' shed installation, West Mains Allotments Open Day, Edinburgh
2012-ongoing ‘Re-placed’ a series of found objects, reworked and returned to Portobello Beach
2010
‘Crockery’ in collaboration with photographer bill millett, findhorn
2007
‘Broken Threads’ Edinburgh Festival Exhibition exploring the recycled in modern millinery making with accompanying booklet ‘unmade’ detailing the making process.
Fabhatrix, Edinburgh
2007
‘Kreateur’ as part of Margin, Vinyl Factory Gallery, London
2006
‘Origin’ The London Craft Fair, Somerset House, London
2006
‘Orientations’ Edinburgh Festival Exhibition showing Russian Constructivism collection - also shown at ‘Hatwalk’ Edinburgh
2006
‘Avec’ The London Hat Show, Menier Gallery, London
2005
‘Twisted’ Edinburgh Festival Exhibition exploring the twist in modern hatmaking
2005
‘Hatwalk’ Edinburgh showing ‘Hidden & Revealed’ head and body coverings
2005
‘New Designers’ Crawford Arts Centre, St Andrews
2004
‘Turbans’ as part of Lightworks, Old Corn Exchange, Edinburgh
1999 Leading of performance project with Maumaus School of Fine Art, Lisboa culminating in video work at Troia Portugal
1998 ‘MFA Show’ Tramway Glasgow
1998 ‘Freguesia’, installation in Travel Agency as part of site specific group project curated by Jurgen Bock, Lisboa
1998 'Soap', intervention, Public Washrooms, Villasol, Spain
1997 + 2007 ‘The Left Object’ Site specific work, Hut River Tejo, Lisboa
1997 ‘In front of Portuguese Parliament’, Sound piece, 156 Rua Sao Bento, Lisboa
1997 ‘Phone 0131 558 3035’ placed in telephone booths, central Lisboa
1996 ‘Camber’ 11 Claremont Crescent, Edinburgh - curation of group show
1995 ‘Site & Sound’ group show, sites around Sheffield, organised by Site Gallery
1994 ‘Sentences’ installation in disused shop, 88 Marylebone High St London
1994 'Movement 1-4' performance, Lewis Museum, Blackburn
   
awards  
2016 ScotRail Arts & Culture Fund to curate Art Rail project commissioning 4 artists for 'Journey Lines'
2007 City of Edinburgh Council, Edinburgh Visual Arts and Crafts Artists Award Scheme, to develop men's millinery series
2006 Scottish Arts Council professional development grant towards researching millinery practice in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan
2006 Scottish Arts Council assistance grant towards 'Origin' Exhibition London
1999 Scottish Arts Council small assistance grant towards performance project Maumaus Lisbon resulting in site specific project at Troia, Portugal
other  
2015 Founded Art Walk Porty, setting up as community interest company in 2016.
2009, 2011, 2012 Organiser of street markets for Scotland artists and makers, Grassmarket, Edinburgh
2008-16 Art direction/designer for artist open studio events across central Scotland
2004-07 Events Co-ordinator & Designer, Indian Music & Dance Collective, Edinburgh
2002-ongoing Freelance designer for artists www.platformdesigns.co.uk