After working at the University of St Andrews for 25 years as an information designer, I'm now in a new phase of work. My current focus is on writing and image making, including video, and learning more through new collaborative projects with other artists. Most recently I've been working with poetry film.
Originally - back in the early 12th Century it seems now! - I trained in both science and in art. Now scientific research is often a source of inspiration, as is sculptural form in landscape and the natural world.
I've been involved in a broad range of creative disciplines over time, leading to collaborations with artists, performers, scientists and others in fields as diverse as rehabilitation, dance, photography, video, computing, sculpture, virtual 3D modelling, digital imaging, psychology, biology and other areas.
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Poetry Film Workshop
A two day workshop about poetry film - ideas about, diversity of, and filmmaking processes. Delivered with Irish poet and filmmaker Colm Scully at the Scottish Poetry Library. Supported by Creative Scotland.
international poetry film festival
REELPoetry is based at Houston, Texas. For the 2022 festival I curated a programme of poetry films looking at humans relationship with nature called Stravaig.
Stop Making Sense!
online nonsense poetry activities
A collaboration with poet and performer Kirsten Luckins and artist Cavan Convery commissioned as part of StAnza International Poetry Festival 2021's "No Rhyme Nor Reason" theme.
collaboration with poet Matthew Caley (using text from his collection Trawlerman’s Turquoise) musician and bioacoustician Alex South, and experts in marine science at the University of St Andrews. Supported by StAnza 2020.
Poems for Doctors
A collaboration between Scottish Poetry Library and the School of Medicine at the University of St Andrews. Poems for Doctors built SPL’s Tools of the Trade anthology. Readings of poems from the anthology were made into a collection of short films. Readings were made by medical professionals or students who also explained the particular reasons or associations which had led them to the poem they chose.