- with Abbotsford House and Cornerstone Project - a mixed- media
environmental project with adults with learning disabilities, over 5
weeks. ‘Aberdeen Arts Across Learning Festival’, with 4x primary
‘Scottish International Storytelling
Galashiels library. ‘Halloween’ at Traquair'. ‘Traquair Fair’.
Park Hotel, Peebles. Traquair’s ‘Easter Eggstravaganza’.
Storytelling and Quill Art, for Selkirk Conservation Area
Regeneration Scheme- ‘C.A.R.S’ - an extended project, working
with 6 x primary schools in Selkirk area. Storytelling and Quill art,
Selkirk Library. Traquair ‘Medieval Fayre’.
AND SONG: ‘Luminate
Creative Ageing Festival’, Eastgate Theatre, Peebles. ‘Beyond
Borders International Festival of Literature and Thought’, story
walk- Traquair House. ‘Wilsons Tales Project’, Town Hall, Berwick
Eastgate Theatre’s October Festival- ‘Imaginarium’, Peebles.
ARTSPARKS-weekly classes for ‘Engage project’ at the Eastgate
open studio during summer months, Traquair.
Tales project-edition 2’.
at: WW1 event, Peebles . Glenfarg Folk Club, Perthshire. Innerleithen
Music Festival. Edinburgh ‘Fringe’- (A.M.C. sell out). Yarrow
guide at Traquair House.
Project Assistant, Scottish Borders Council.
‘Commonwealth project’, Burnfoot community centre, Hawick.
‘Bygone Borders ’at the ‘Haining Heritage Fair’, Selkirk.
For ‘Wilderness Scotland’ at Abbotsford House. ‘The Glorious
Half- Mile to Holyrood,’ Museum of Edinburgh (Scottish
International Storytelling Festival). Halloween Tales at Traquair
House. ‘Beyond Beer Festival,’ Traquair House. ‘World Book
Day’, St. Ronan’s Primary school.
from the past’ schools visits-Abbotsford
House. Candle-lit tour, Halloween, Abbotsford House. ‘Abbotsford
Arrow’- Family Day,
‘Bannockburn’ at Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh.
Borders Book Festival, ‘Abbey Day’, Melrose. ‘Medieval Fayre’,
Traquair House. Eddlestone Primary school, storytelling and quill
art and writing workshop:
‘Melrose Abbey Family Day’.
‘Tales that Inspired Sir Walter Scott’, Scottish International
Storytelling Festival, Edinburgh. ‘Wilsons Tales Project’, Paxton
House, Berwickshire. ‘Stories
Sir Walter Scott, songs by Fisher Lassies’, the Gordon Arms,
Yarrow, Scottish International Storytelling Festival. ’Beyond
Borders International Festival of Literature and Thought',
storytelling walk, Traquair House.
‘Fragments’ Accross arts project, Melrose Abbey. Mixed-Media
exhibition at Melrose Parish Church.
studio during summer.
at: ‘Foodbank’, Peebles. ‘Innerleithen Music Festival’.
‘Edinburgh Fringe’, Acoustic Music Centre, (sell out). ‘Aberdour
Arts Festival’, St. Fillan’s Church, Fife.
Project Assistant, S.B.C: Auditing collections and W.W.1 exhibition.
Tour Guide, Traquair House.
commissioned by Abbotsford House Trust to design and deliver a 3 day
storytelling, art and story-making project for Tweedbank Primary
school. This transition project linked Abbotsford’s grounds,
Scott’s work, and tree folklore.
by Abbotsford House Trust to develop a new, Regency -Era storytelling
will deliver storytelling and art workshops for educational visits to
Sir Walter Scott’s Home and collection.
‘Medieval Fayre’ at Traquair House. Borders Book Festival –
Melrose ‘Abbey’s Day’, for Historic Scotland.
Fair’ at Traquair House, Peeblesshire. ‘The Wilson Project’:
Paxton House, Berwickshire. Scottish Storytelling Festival:
open studio, Little Art House, Traquair. Exhibition:
‘Friends in November’- Penicuik Arts Association.
project assistant: auditing, and delivering schools programme.
assistant –adults with learning disabilities.
of Hawick Children’s Book Awards’, telling to around 600
nursery-p/3 age schoolchildren in the nine schools of the Hawick
Weekend’ for Royal National Institute for the Blind, ‘‘Borders
Books and Bikes’, at Traquair House. ‘Scottish Storytelling
Kelso Project’ with Ednam and Sprouston Primary
storytelling and art with St Ronan’s and Heriot Primary Schools. ‘
Melrose Abbey Day’,
for Historic Scotland. ‘Scottish
Book Week’ at Melrose Library, and ‘The Heritage Hub’, Hawick,
combining writing workshop with adults. Award:
Research and Development Grant for Mistress Quill from ‘Enterprise
Mosaic school project
creating permanent feature with pupils at Hawick High School.
in the Forrest’ project,
mask making at Bowhill House, and singing at Glentress forest.
at Jedburgh Abbey, for Historic Scotland, with adults with learning
disabilities, and primary schoolchildren.
project assistant: Art Odessey, schools programme.
assistant, Victoria Park Centre.
with ‘The Fisherlassies’
and Legends’: St Ronan’s Wells Interpretive Centre, Innerleithen.
Book Festival, Melrose, with Borders Sculptors.
Art House’, open studio, at Traquair House.
Freelance for ‘Chalkworks’, 9x low relief panels cut for external
paving at the New
Museum of Transport, Glasgow.
creating permanent art feature with St Ronan’s Primary School,
with ‘Abbey Day’ at Melrose Abbey, for Historic Scotland,
‘Borders, Books and Bikes’, at Traquair House, for Royal National
Institute for the Blind, A.G.M, ‘National Tell A Story Day’,
‘Dark Tales for Dark Nights’, ceiligh at Little Art House,
Project Assistant:’ Mini Beasts’, schools programme.
Assistant: Victoria Park Centre
with ‘The Fisherlassies’
‘About Face,’ paintings and drawings at The Scottish Storytelling
Centre, High St. Edinburgh .
Creative Scotland Visual Artist Award
Art: working for forthcoming solo show in Edinburgh.
Storytelling: ‘Heart of Hawick Children’s Book Awards’ -nursery-p/3 aged children. In six days over six weeks, I visited eight schools, travelled 500 miles, and told stories to 680 children in Hawick area schools, Borders.
Events at Melrose Abbey: storytelling in conjunction with Borders Book Fair, for Historic Scotland. Borders, Books and Bikes, Traquair House. Langlee Primary School, Galashiels. Halloween at Traquair House.
Storytelling and Art: weekly project over 29 weeks, with adults with learning disibilities, Victoria Park Centre, Peebles.
Museum Project Assistant: 'Ancient Egyptians', visiting schools programme. Project development on Neidpath Castle Medieval Event, Peebles. High Street, reminiscence project
Care Assistant-relief staff: Victoria Park Centre.
‘Gallery 4‘, St Abbs, Borders
- Took on studio workshop: in grounds of Traquair House, ‘little art house’
- Teaching: art portfolio workshops with advanced Higher students, Melrose Abbey.
- Storytelling and Art: project with adults with learning disibilities, Victoria Park Centre, and Eastgate Theatre, Peebles.
‘Quest seekers’ Borders Art Development programme, Innerleithen, Jedburgh, Kelso and Selkirk libraries.
- Storytelling: events at Bowhill, Selkirk. Traquair House, Castlecraig hospital, Trinity school, Hawick. St Ronans interpretive centre, Innerleithen.
- Museum Project Assistant: Scotland Rocks, geology exhibition programme.
- Waitress, 1745 tearoom, Traquair
Art Scotland: City Art Centre, Edinburgh. Awarded 'Powderhall Bronze' prize.
at Traquair House, Innerleithen. Bowhill Theatre, Selkirk. Eastgate
Theatre, Peebles. Schools, Borders. St.
Ronans Wells, Innerleithen. Smails, Innerleithen. Scottish Storytelling
under AA2A scheme, bronze casting.
artwork at Victoria Park centre, Peebles.
‘Power of the Press’, 500 years of printing in Scotland.
to develop artwork and storytelling.
Sculptors at Inverewe botanical gardens, Highlands
Sculptors at Priorwood
exhibition, Gallery 4, St Abbs, Borders.
Sculpture Commission: ‘Dwellings’,
coppiced and woven willow.- site specific sculpture and residency,
community element. Wooplaw Woods ,Lauder, Scottish Borders
sculpture symposium, the
Argyle and Bute.
The Doo Well’, designed and painted well head, St Ronans Wells,
Innerleithen. Featured on ‘BeechgroveGardens’,
Tern T.V. and in ‘D.G.B. Life’ Magazine.
work for ‘Chalkworks’, Edinburgh.
stone carving workshops at Carlisle
Aberdeen Storytelling and theatre Festival. Outsider Festival, Aviemore.
Honey festival, Innerleithen. Duns
wedding party. Bowhill House, Selkirk. Various School visits in Borders
Peebles and Selkirk Libraries.
-space for stories-mental
health and well being pilot project. Herdman
(national initiative between Scottish Executive and Scottish Arts Council)
Art Centre Edinburgh.
National Library of Scotland,
with Marion Kenny. Edinburgh.
‘Ecce Romani’ Romans in Scotland
Places and more Besides‘, 2 person show, with K., McQueenie,Old
Gala House, Galashiels.
Cat gallery- mixed show, Lauder
with Kenneth McQueenie.- to design and paint narrow boat, ’Heironymous
Peypes’ afloat the Oxford Canal.
big Draw’, National museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. ‘Travellers Tales’,
Chambers Institute, Peebles. ‘Green Man’ mask-making and stories,
Chambers Institute, Peebles,
art project: Victorian
Town Walk , Innerleithen. For S.B.C. museums service.
Storytelling and theatre Festival Duthie Park. Edinburgh International
Storytelling Festival, the Netherbow Theatre, and various schools in
Edinburgh and Borders. Events for Borders Forrest Trust, and Wolfglen
Project Assistant, ‘The
Guid Scots Diet’.
Hers’ , 2 person show, with K. McQueenie, Old Gala House, Galashiels
Cat Gallery, Lauder;
st. Gallery, Innerleithen, -mixed shows.
to join the Scottish Storytellers Directory, as accredited
storyteller in the aural tradition.
D.V.D, art and music project with Drake Music, and centre users at
Victoria Park. Premiered at Eastgate Theatre Peebles.
history. Town walk, Peeles. S.B.C. museums service. ’Into the Woods’
Innerleithen and Walkerburn, schools, Borders Forest Trust.
Art class, Innerleithen
for Chalkworks, Edinburgh.
and Art :’Children
1st‘, Edinburgh. ’Out of the woods’ Borders Forest Trust,
Peebles. ‘Travellers tales‘, and ’Bairns’, , S.B.C museums
service, Peebles. ’Green Man’ stories and mask making, S.B.C. museums,
Storytelling and Theatre Festival. Liberton community festival, Edinburgh,
for ’Wolfglen Tipis‘. ‘Hands on Archaeology’ day, Glentress
Forrest. St. Ronans school, and st Ronans residential home, Innerleithen.
‘Storyteller for the Day,’ Netherbow, Edinburgh.
Museum Project Assistant, part time post with Museum and Galleries
service, Borders, ongoing.
st gallery, Innerleithen
Cat Gallery, Lauder. Mixed shows.
Rivers’ -in anthology of new work by artists and writers inspired by the
Tweed and tributaries. publishers
-carving , public w/shops, Coldstream
Slide lecture, Galasheils Studio Club,
work for ‘Chalkworks‘, Edinburgh.
Art project , Peebles , S.B.C. museums service. Liberton Carnival,
mask-making w/shops, for ‘Wolfglen Tipis‘.
St Ronans Primary School, Innerleithen. Borders community Orchestra,
Selkirk and Kelso. Royal Highland Show, Edinburgh,
storytelling and craft w/shops for ‘Wolfglen Tipis’.
Artist, Studio Club Annual show, Old Gala House, Galasheils.
horticultural magazine, H.Y.D.R.A.
workshops with centre users to create Mural, Victoria Park centre,
Peebles. Environmental art project at st.Ronans Wells Interpretive
centre, Innerleithen, S.B.C.museums service.
Gala day, Ocean Terminal and the Royal Highland Show, Edinburgh; and
Jedburgh Jail, for ‘Wolfglen Tipis’
Sculptural work for ‘Chalkworks’, Edinburgh.
Wynd gallery, Melrose.
Flat Cat Gallery, Lauder, Mixed shows.
of Scarecrows’ artwork for c.d cover, Carnyx & co. Slide lectures,
Peebles Art club, and Fortwilliam art club, under S.A.C. scheme.
sculptural work for ’Chalkworks’ Edinburgh.
at Liberton carnival, and Royal Highland Show, Edinburgh,
for ‘Wolfglen Tipis’
and Profane’, Clocktower Group show, the Picture Gallery, Peebles.
show, with Kenneth McQueenie, Penicuik Arts Association.
the’Pirn Project’, completed and installed on hill fort in
Innerleithen. Open studio days,and schools visits. Public ’Opening’
celebration featured on regional T.V. Border News.
sculpture commission: Pirn
Hill , Innerleithen. Seven bass relief panels designed, and carved in
sandstone. Commissioned by Scottish Borders Council and Tweed
for ‘Chalkworks’, Edinburgh.
in the Sun’, Teviot
cat Gallery, Lauder.
Group, Peebles Arts Festival.
show, Blackwood Gallery, Hawick.
to design and paint ‘Heironymous Peypes‘, a long boat, afloat Oxford
Joint project with Kenneth McQueenie.
for ‘Chalkworks, for Wallace
‘T’ in the Park, and Royal Bank of Scotland.
commissioned by Carnyx& co, Gala Concert, National
Lantern making workshops for charity ,‘CHAS’.
Group, Chambers Institute, Peebles.
work for ‘Chalkworks’, Edinburgh,
Croyhill altar, and coins, N.M.S.
for C.D.cover, Carnyx& co.
for Storytelling event, the Netherbow, Edinburgh.
Artists‘,Phobe Anna Traquair benefit show, Edinburgh.
Son was born.
for ‘Chalkworks’, Edinburgh.
p/t , for ‘Enlighten, Action for Epilepsy’, Edinburgh.
Sculpture Commissioned, ’Souvenir’,
work with ‘Chalkworks, Edinburgh.
Y.M.C.A, Penicuik, Midlothian.
children’s book ‘Maxwell’ by Patsy Dyer, seeking publication.
for ‘Chalk and Grime’
in Community Education, (part time) Moray House, Herriot
and Blood’, Lancaster.
‘Chalk and Grime’, figures for castles, visitor centres, and British
sensory environment, Installation
created during residency at Woodlands
-making and parade, with
Unemployed Workers Centre, Native Festival, Aberdeen.
Society of Artists, Royal
Arts association Annual Show.
-in Residence in Midlothian,
practical classes for ages 8-80,exhibitions, community arts and
performance projects included Hobby Horses for Bonnyrigg gala day and
collaboration on ‘Crystal Cracker’, a mixed ability interagency
pantomime in Dalkeith.
and drawing , summer school, Lancaster
workshops, animated trail, with’ Company of the Imagination‘., Alston,
for ‘Chalk & Grime‘, environmental artists.
drumming with Test Department, Beltane celebration, Carlton Hll, Edinburgh.
Arts Centre, Canal Centre, Ratho.
to Finish’- documentary of residency. Dalkieth, and toured Midlothian.
( supported by Scottish Arts Council and Midlothian District council)
Worker with Ethnic Minorities,
(p/t) Theatre Workshop, Edinburgh.
drama and community arts projects, able bodied and special needs groups.
Constructed tactile music-sound environment , Royal
for the Blind.
Theatre in Education and various small shows,
Sensory Environment, installation
created at Westerlie
Scottish Council for Spastics, Edinburgh.
and parade, pilot for ‘Glasgow
all Lit up’, Drumchapple, Glasgow. For Welfare State International.
for maladjusted children, Bathgate. (part time)
Summer school of Welfare State International, Functional Arts;
performance, pyrotechnics, puppetry, lanterns…(part funded by Theatre
Workshop and Scottish Arts Council).
to Contemporary’, The Young Artists Club, Budapest,
British Women Artists Diary Exhibition’ York
Bowers and Mary Kenny ‘at ‘The Edge’, Bath.
of Tomorrow’ site-specific monumental work created during two summers
invitation to the International Stone Sculpture Symposium, Villanyi,
Hungary. ( approx. 2.3m.h, 10m diameter, 60 tonnes) Travel funded by
and music spectacle
created for closing of Symposium. Joint prize winner.
carving and restoration.
for Natural Theatre co. ,Bath.
carving workshops at ‘Changing Places’ and ‘Access‘, Bristol.
lecturer at Gloucester,
Hannah Pechar Gallery, Surrey.
Arts Centre, London.
Contemporary Arts Fair’, Assembly Rooms, Bath.
British Women Artists’ Gunnersbury
Flying the Kite’, site specific sculpture, created during Stone
Sculpture Symposium, Isle of Portland, Dorset. (approx. 2.3m.h, 3.2m x
Specific commission, ‘Big
Grinning Fish’, Atsitsa, Skyros,
carving project with ‘approved teenagers’, Y.T.S. Bristol. Women’s
Road show, Bath Technical college.
carving workshops accompanying Exhibition, Wales.
stone carving restoration and masonry
Cross Community Centre, Pontardawe, Wales.( sponsored by Welsh Arts
Cleveland Gallery, Bath,
Neville Gallery, Bath.
of a kind’, Bristol Cathedral.
King St. Gallery, Bristol.
stone carving and restoration trade. Various jobs including finials,
spires, architectural details, fireplaces and mullion windows, cornices,
capitals, bosses etc.
Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh.
volunteer, West Front, Wells Cathedral. Somerset.
Academy of Art.
Post graduate certificate in community education.( part time). Moray House
training: Barry Baldwin & co. Bristol,
as stone carver and restoring mason. ( awarded grant for tools from
of Art, Corsham, Wiltshire. 2.1(hons), Fine Art Sculpture.
of Art and Crafts, Birmingham.
General and foundation course.