I am a Scottish practitioner based in Newcastle upon Tyne. My practice sits at the intersection between art and design and consists mainly of bricolage, collage, and drawing. My current focus is the development of useable/functional objects that address issues of consumption, sustainability and materiality through the reuse and recycling of waste materials.
I often collaborate and have worked with artists, designers, and the public to make furniture, typefaces, poetry, ceramics, and a paper plane collection.
Recent projects include the ‘Solidarity Workshop’ with The Newbridge Project (2019) and ‘Swithering Principles Workshop’ with BALTIC39 (2019). For the former, Artist Oliver Perry, the local community, and I produced a seating arrangement from the Newbridge studios’ waste material. During the exhibition ‘For Solidary’, the seats were used as a place for exchange. The latter involved working alongside graphic design studio [blank spacecraft] to run a workshop during the ‘Ways of Learning’ exhibition. We asked members of the public to design a single letter to be used in the creation of a collective, participatory typeface.