Artist, filmmaker and PhD researcher

My research practice centres on themes of care, control and health inequalities. 

Working collaboratively with family, friends, community groups and artists to explore lived experiences of embodied difference, illness and disability, the projects shared here seek to communicate with, through and between bodies, so that I may feel with you.

Qualifications:

Edinburgh College of Art:

SGSAH (AHRC) funded PhD candidate (current)

MScR Interdisciplinary Creative Practices (Distinction) 2020 

BA(Hons) 2014

Awards:

Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) Guthrie Award, 2021

Unlimited Emerging Artist Award, 2021

Unlimited Development Bursary, 2021

Stellar Quines / BOP: Research and Development, February 2020

Glasgow Women's Library / British Council: YoYP Delegate at Women of the World, Brazil, 2018

Residencies: 

Hospitalfield: Interdisciplinary Residency, August 2021

Summerhall, Edinburgh: Lab Residency, July 2021

British Council / Creative Scotland: Collaborative Residency, Brazil, March 2020

Wasps, Glasgow Briggait: 3-month Residency, 2018

Screenings / Exhibitions / Conferences:

Unlimited Festival, Southbank Centre: Film Programme, September, 2022

Within / Between, CCA, Glasgow: Glasgow Zine Fest Film Screening, July 2022

Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival: Spotlight Selection, April 2022 

Royal Scottish Academy: Annual Exhibition, April, May, June 2022

Stills Gallery, Edinburgh: Film Screening / Q+A, March 2022 

Biscuit Tin Film Festival: Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh December 2021

Risky Bodies: Summerhall, Edinburgh, Film Screening, November 2021

Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference: Film Screening / Q+A, June 2021

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF): Film Screening, May 2021

Royal Scottish Academy: Annual Exhibition, April, May 2021

NNMHR Congress 2021 (In)Visibility: Film Screening / Panel Discussion, April 2021

FilmMedicine Research Network: Presentation / Screening, March 2021

Curative Things: Medicine / Fashion / Art Symposium, February 2021

On Transversality Conference: Film Screening December 2020

ArtWalk Projects: Outdoor Film Festival, Edinburgh, October 2020

Publications:

Upcoming contribution to 'Curative Things', Palgrave Studies in Fashion and the Body, 2022

Decorating Dissidence Journal: Publication in Wearable Art Issue, February 2021

The Polyphony: Essay Publication of 'Exploring Care through Creative Collaboration, April 2021

Teaching / Community:

Edinburgh College of Art: Multi-Sensory Cultures Tutor, 2021, 2022

Edinburgh College of Art: FilmMedicine Tutor, 2020

Impact Arts, Glasgow: Workshop Facilitator, 2018 - 2019

Training:

Disability Equality Training, First Aid, Mental Health First Aid, Autism Awareness, Child Protection, Dementia Awareness