2013 New Directions-projection exhibition.
2013 Where two waves Meet- Climate Change textile commission and video.
2013 Loch Life-Pretty in Pink set of three jellyfish sculptures.
2012 Text-Isle Swap box exhibition, Bohoga Gallery
2011 The fight a collaborative experimental exhibition with Samantha Jack,Sail Loft, Shetland Museum.2010 Pittenweem Arts Festival, Fife, Scotland2010 Sumburgh Lighthouse, under the sea installation2010 Winter Warmth Falkirk, Scotland2009 Open Studio, Textile Sea, A selection of knitted and woven textile marine inspired sculptures.2009 Mailboats, a collaborative project and exhibition with artists and writers in Shetland and Orkney.2008 COAST Visual Arts Festival, Bamff and Macduff, Scotland (I exhibited work at the Aquarium and at the Art Fair in the Town Hall)2008 Weddings exhibition, glow in the dark concept wedding dress and veil, Bonhoga Gallery2008 Bonhoga Gallery Café, Art to go display.2008 Sumburgh Light House, I exhibited at the light house for RSPB National Nature week.2008 Lights in The Ocean, Da Gaddery, Lerwick – A large scale installation exhibition, 9th Feb – 10th March 2008Exhibition review linkhttp://www.shetlandtoday.co.uk/Shetlandtimes/content_details.asp?ContentID=252622008 Fresh, Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale Mill - exhibition of contemporary art and craft Feb – March (work from this exhibition was nominated for Shetland Arts award)2007 Featured Online Designer, Part two New Designers, London.2007 New Designers, BA Degree show, The Business Design Centre,2007 Seeing for the first time installation, degree show, Shearers Shed, Lerwick2007 Botanical Impressions, watercolours, Bigton Art Café2007 Tribute to Jessie Sinclair, mixed media textiles, Healthcrafts2007 Found Objects Past and Present, mixed media textiles, Gilbert Bain Hospital.2007 Mixed Media / Gallery Textiles, Hoswick Visitor Centre2007 Exhibition at Aviemore Country Resort2006 UHI Show Case, Mount Stuart, Bute
RELATED ART PROJECTS AND WORKSHOPS
I have a disclosure certificate for working with children and have undertaken Child Protection training 2 and 3
Shetland Museum – sea life sculpture workshopsShetland Arts – Portage, Community workshops and schools programme using weave and knit in an art context.Shetland Museum - weave workshop linked to the Gunnister man exhibitionShetland Museum workshops – Bruck weaving, woven friendship braids, wildlife in wire, Viking boat sculptures, willow sculptures, mural paintingChild and family day, Lerwick - Indigenous crafts weaving workshop and nature weaving.Centre for Creative Industries, Yell – exploring art, Up Helli Aa and weave. Arts Play – The Discovery Box – installation tool for working with childrenArts Play – various art and weave projects in schools and nurseries.Sandwick senior youth club - Fashion textile project and bruck tapestrySandwick junior youth club - Set of four craft sessionsHoswick visitors centre - Consultative project looking at redesigning the internal space to incorporate a new art gallery wing.Shetland Museum, Lerwick - Mixed media art textile for museum dining tableArts Play Initiative - implementing sciart projects in preschool and school groups.
QUALIFICATIONS (post – school)
Reid Kerr College, Paisley, Hotel catering and Management, 1979Tresham College, Kettering, BTec Diploma in Nursery Nursing, 1992Nene College, Northampton, NVQ 4 Management for Local Authority, 1999Tresham College, Corby, Certificate in teaching basic skills, 2001 and introduction to counselling skills.Shetland College, Lerwick, National Certificate in Art and Design, 2004Shetland College, Lerwick, Higher National Diploma in Contemporary Textiles, 2006Shetland College, Lerwick, BA in Contemporary Textiles, Distinction, 2007
Set of woven sculptures, private commissionSet of three contemporary church falls, St Mary’s Church, Kirkentilloch.Experimental LED, fibre optic and Glow in the dark monofilament lace samples. The most successful sample was developed for a wedding dress, private commissionNightclub UV jewellery, private commissionWoven Wall Hanging, private commission
AWARDS, SCHOLORSHIPS, GRANTS
I was selected out of over 200 students and given the chance to exhibit my work as a featured on line designer at New Designers part 2, Islington, London.I was shortlisted for a UHI Innovative business idea award for `The Discovery Box`.Shetland Arts award for nominated pieces in the Fresh exhibition.
My work at New Designers was reviewed in Blue Print magazine.My latest exhibition was reviewed in The Shetland Times.I will have a six-page article in a book published in April 2008 in Chinese and English called 100 Great Design Ideas by Cynthia Tseng.
Current project work
I am currently working on two new projects
Baltasound hotel - Art textile hangings and paintings for the hotel rooms that will be for sale and take their inspiration from Shetland.
Textiles in the garden - woven wire sculptures for the garden.