Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design- Degree of Bachelor of Arts, Fine Art -Digital Media, Drawing & Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture Upper Second Class Honours. Studied from September 2011- June 2015.
Dundee College -HND in Contemporary Art Practice- A, Studied from September 2009-June 2010
HNC in Contemporary Art Practice- A, Studied from September 2008- June 2009
Works and Collections
Camperdown Park, Dundee, Child’s Play Series Jack and Noah, Commissioned to make an outdoor sculpture by the Forestry Section Dundee (Set To be installed in 2017).
Moncreiffe Hill Woodland Trail, competition winner- commissioned to make an outdoor sculpture by the Woodland Trust, September 2014. – Sculpture series Beehive and Bees.
Primal- Tin Roof Dundee, June 2016
Relics Jewellery Line, Six Foot Gallery , Glasgow , October 2017
In the Garden with Friends, Group Exhibition, The Bield at Blackruthven, Tibbermore Perth, May
Tangled Up In Blue, New Maker Mini Showcase, Crieff Perth, May
Fun A Day, Medow Mills Wasp Studios, Dundee, February
Members Show, Generator Projects, Dundee, January
Khora Gallery, Kirkcaldy,Fife , November
Dundee Mini Make Off Exhibition, Vision Building, Dundee, September 2016
First Proof Print Makers- Part of Print Festival Scotland, Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee, June
Salvage Art ,The Nail Factory, Dumfries and Galloway, June
Where are our minds now, Tin Roof, Dundee, March
Art Exhibition -Post Box Cellar bar, Perth, November
Dundee Science Festival Wearable Art Exhibition & Workshops, Wellgate Centre, November
First Proof – New Printmakers 2015, Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee, June
Degree Show, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee May
Rub next to Big Pots, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee March
Members Show, Generator Projects, Dundee February
Spaces of Uncertainty, Budapest, Hungary – Group collaboration, December
Spaces of Uncertainty, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee – Group collaboration, December
Unknown Worlds, Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee, March
A celebration of Wood, Community Campus, Forfar, April 2017
Perthshire Creates Christmas Design Market, Perth Museum, November 2016
Meet your Winter Maker- Neo Designs Dundee, November 2016
Scottish Jewellery Week- Jewellery Trail featured designer, As part of the Dundee Design Festival, 25-28th May 2016.
Meet the Maker, part of Ignite Festival, Tin Roof Dundee, May 2016
SE: Creative Event and workshops featuring Tin Makers as part of Ignite Festival, Dundee May 2016
Green Tea Concept Atelier Event as part of Ignite Festival , Old Floor Mill Dundee May 2016
Scottish Design Exchange launch event, Ocean Terminal Edinburgh, February, 2016
Dundee Wearable Art Show September 2015
VinSpace Art Studios, Vietnam –Internship- May 2017- Present
At Vinspace art studios I currently run all of the social media sites and conduct all the current marketing for the company. My duties include updating and maintaining the website, writing blogs that highlight our classes, workshops and lesson ideas. I do all the photography and writing for all online platforms; this includes managing both our Instagram and Facebook page. I also create and organise our digital newsletter, which goes out twice a month. My current position has also recently been extended into advertising for recruitment on an international level. My role also includes teaching and organising Art classes. I teach a wide variety of lessons to both children and adults. I currently run six art classes a week where I teach sculpture, print-making, drawing, painting, collage and a wide variety of mixed media. I have also ran workshops and assisted in art events including the recent Art Market.
Dundee Mini Make Off – Exhibition Curator and event co-coordinator- September 2016
One of the founding members of Dundee Mini Make-Off; a small initiative engaging local communities with makers, artists and designers in an effort to celebrate unique creative communities, increase arts accessibility and introduce people to the benefits of making. Working with a small team on all aspects of development of Dundee Make-Off including business planning, fundraising, PR, marketing and audience development. I was the exhibition Curator and event co-coordinator.
Tin Roof Internship -September 2015-2016:
I was selected for an internship with Dundee’s art collective Tin Roof. This was a yearlong internship resulting in my first solo show. My responsibilities included working on the committee, assisting with exhibitions and events, curatorial work, marketing and PR. I assisted with running and maintaining the studio spaces, ensuring all health and safety requirements were met. I also assisted in artist talks and personally arranged events, workshops and fundraisers.
Post Box Cellar Bar Art exhibition event coordinator November 2015- May 2016:
This was a project set up in Perth to give the opportunity for established and emerging artists to display their work in the area. Dalton selected the work and set up the install of the pieces, also arranged press, PR and live music for the opening night of these exhibitions. This was a 6 month project.
NEO Design- Work Experience 2016:
I did work experience at NEO Designs Dundee where I trained in basic jewellery techniques. I have furthered my knowledge on precious metals and precious stones. I have had the opportunity to assist customers and have gained experience in creating jewellery displays. Recently I have been working on my own jewellery line, in this I have gained huge amounts of experience in sales and how to organise and run large events that attract a variety of customers.
Workshops and Demonstrations
Art Market, Inpages and Vinspace Art Studio, Mask Making Workshop, Vietnam, Ho chi Minh City, June 2017
Meet Your Winter Maker, Neo Designs Dundee, demonstrations in pyrography, November 2016
Food and flower show Dundee demonstrations in pyrography, September 2016
Dundee Wearable Art Workshop (Dundee Design Festival) workshop assistant 27th May 2016
Green Tea Concept Atelier- Ignite Festival, demonstrations in pyrography- Old Floor Mill Dundee 24th May 2016
Demonstration in pyrography, SE: Creative Event and workshops part of Ignite Festival, Dundee May 2016
Demonstration in pyrography, Monifieth wood turning club, December 2015.
Food and flower show Dundee demonstrations in wood turning and pyrography, September 2015
Food and flower show Dundee – demonstrations in wood turning and pyrography, September 2014
Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 15- part of Dundee Design Festival: Featured Presentation with Tin Roof Arts Collective 26th May 2016.
Motivate Me- Dundee Collage, talk assistant for Tin Roof, April 2016.