I am an artist and educator working in Glasgow, Scotland. A graduate of the Glasgow School of Art, I work mainly with lens-based media, found images and publications. My work explores the relationship between the individual and wider social, historical and political realities, the tension between national and familial identity, and the problematic nature of memory.
My projects have been featured in the Guardian, the Independent, BBC News In Pictures, Der Greif, Hotshoe, Firecracker and Foto8 among others, and exhibited internationally at venues including the Scottish Parliament, the British Council Gallery (Delhi), the Lighthouse (Glasgow), and the Consul’Art (Marseille). In 2016 I became a member of Document Scotland, a collective of internationally acclaimed photographers exploring social, cultural and political stories in Scotland.
These images were created while Artist in Residence at Glasgow’s Citizens’ Theatre, and form a portrait of the theatre and the surrounding area from various perspectives. Situated in the Gorbals, the theatre’s 139 years have seen the poverty, overcrowding and razor gangs of the early 20th century, the erection of the infamous high rises in the 1960s, and the eventual demolition and rebuilding that was begun in the first years of this century. The neighbourhood, like the theatre, is compelling, complex, ever-changing. This body of work documents this unique creative space, the unseen spaces in which it’s magic is made, and the changing landscape that surrounds the building.