2011 Coaching Certificate
2004 Celth Certificate in Higher Education completion of Teaching Styles Module
1995 – 1996 Master of Design Degree specialising in Illustration : – Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design the University of Dundee, Scotland
1991 – 1995 BDes Degree Bachelor of Design specialising in Illustration and Printmaking : First class honours (Upper Division) – Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design the University of Dundee Scotland
2003-2012 – My professional practice in print has reduced to accommodate research and scholarship in teaching. Conference papers, posters and workshops on the subject of collaborative learning in C21st design education. I continue to work and extend my collaborative engagement with partners from the NHS, Dundee City Council, RSA and local agricultural communities to weave experiential learning activity from HE to community engagement. Highlighting of C21st issues and design expectations in education: sustainability, service design, social capitol, co-production, narrative communication and community context connect my portfolio of work in education, visualisation and craft practice. Professional practice currently focuses on employment to draw at events, as a facilitator of change; I capture opinion and evidence consultation in visual forms. These drawings are used as part of the consultation in service design activity and or part of the illustrative process for publication.
1999 – 2003 A balance between the professional practice of relief printmaking and collaborative engagement with communities emerged during this period in the form of a full-time post as Design Studies tutor at DJCAD and continuation of printmaking practice as member of print-makers council. I exhibited work in Europe and the US and developed a interest in ceramics due to the invitation to be part of the Plate show at the Collins Gallery in 1999. In 2000, an opportunity to focus on participatory design methods and design process through collaboration with NHS Speech & Language Therapist’s at Royal Victoria Hospitals and patients from the brain injury and rehabilitation unit. Developing relief printmaking activities as participatory design workshops, established a new direction in my design practice to improve impaired communication. Since 2000 I have worked with co-creators to prototype ways of engaging service users in the Aphasia community.
1996 – 1999 Part time tutor in Design School specialising in illustration and printmaking and design history and contemporary practice from 1996-2001. Research resident DJCAD 1998-9 as Designer in residence at Glasgow City Councils Transport Museum, resulted in a collaborative element to my work. This collaborative working became a central focus in teaching design theory and practice. Completed illustration commissions for Glasgow Herald Newspaper, Cannongate Books Edinburgh, Homes and Gardens, Orange and University of Dundee’s prospectus and annual report.
2012 CALACUS international Print Exchange USA
2009 Association Art Contemporaine Triennale Mondiale d’estampe petit format, Chamalier, France.
2006 Association Art Contemporaine Triennale Mondiale d’estampe petit format, Chamalier, France.
2003 Q2: a celebration of the ceramics programme at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design – Queens Two Gallery, Dundee
2002 ‘Impressfalkirk’ exhibition, Falkirk Royal Infirmary
2001 Printmakers Council Exhibition National Theatre, London
2001 Expression Exhibition Visual Research Centre, Dundee Contemporary Art.
2000 Images 24 Association of Illustrators Best of British Illustration Exhibition, The Royal College of Art, London
2000 Association Art Contemporaine Triennale Mondiale d’estampe petit format, Chamalier, France.
1999 Solo show exploring Scottish Cultural Narratives at Gwnejen-Expo gallery/bar in Trevou Treguignec France
1999 Spike Island Printmakers Bristol at Impact Printmakers conference
1999 Collectiif d’Artisans des Metiers d’Art Lannion France
1999 The Plate Show – a travelling group show starting at the Collins Gallery, University Of Strathclyde, Glasgow
1999 Visual Arts Scotland Show, RSA Edinburgh
1999 Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries London
1998 Society of Artists and Artist Craftsmen – RSA, The Mound, Edinburgh
1997 Aberdeen Artists Society 63rd exhibition
1997 Paisley Museum and Art Galleries
2012 Shortlisted for Ceramic Review ‘new writing’ competition.
2012 Senate award winner for excellence in teaching University of Dundee
2011 Innovation in teaching and learning award, University of Dundee
Collaborative and inter-disciplinary work
2011 Good Dirt project promoting healthy breakfasts and physical games partnered with Dundee City Council, Home Grown Cereals 20 Dundee primary schools and undergraduate design students
2010 Side by Side project funded by Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland and the Scottish Government partnered with Laorag Hunter, S< from Royal Victoria Hospital Dundee; local Speakability-Dundee Speakeasy; Tayside aphasia community and University of Dundee undergraduate design students.
1999 Collaboration with Sean Kingsley – Invitation to submit work to Collins Gallery Plate Show, Glasgow
2000-2011 Printmaking workshops Expression and Impress Falkirk with Royal Victoria Hospital Dundee and Falkirk Royal Infirmary respectively. A continuation of participatory activity with undergraduate students exploring design methods, cultural probes to improve communication through design processes.
1999 Designer in Residence at the Museum of Transport. Development of relief printmaking workshops at the Museum of Transport in Glasgow. Workshops for school children recording exhibits in the museum. Adult workshops for women documenting the role of women at work in Scottish Transport industry.