CV

 

Education

BA (Hons) Painting, First Class, University of Edinburgh

MSc (Soc Sci) European and International Politics, with Distinction, University of Edinburgh

BA (Hons) Geography, University of Cambridge

 

Professional

Teaching Fellow, Centre for Open Learning, University of Edinburgh

Visiting lecturer, School of Art, ECA, University of Edinburgh (2016/17 and 2017/18)

Tutor, Adult and Community Education, City of Edinburgh Council

Member of Council, Visual Arts Scotland  (voluntary position)

Artist in Residence, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh (2017/18)

 

Awards and residencies

2017

Research in Geography and the Lived Environment Award, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh

Artist Award for site-specific curated programme, Artwalk Porty 2017

Artist in Residence, Institute of Geography, University of Edinburgh

Sustrans Commission, Lenzie 

A-N Artists' Information Company Research Bursary: Aarhus, Denmark

2016

Purcell Prize, Society of Scottish Artists 2016 Open

Scotrail Commission, Borders Railway: Journey Lines

Gane Trust Visual Arts Award (for solo show Erasure)

Gather Residency, Edinburgh Palette, St Margaret's House, Edinburgh

2015

Hope Scott Trust Visual Arts Award (for solo show, From The Ground Up)

Hope Scott Trust Visual Arts Award (for group show, Curved Stream)

2014

Andrew Grant Bequest Scholarship

2013

Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival Prize

 

Exhibitions

2018

Open: SSA and VAS Together, RSA Building, The Mound Edinburgh  (selected artist)

Scale Walks (2018), #085 in The Concept Bank, Netherlands, www.theconceptbank.org

2017            

Scale Walks,  Urban Emptiness research event, Nicosia, Cyprus (selected artist)

Connection, & Gallery, Dundas Street, Edinburgh  (group exhibition)

Playing Up, Site-specific commission for Artwalk Porty 2017

Common Ground, Sustrans commission for East Dunbartonshire Council Inside Lane project, Lenzie

Outlook, &Gallery, Dundas Street, Edinburgh, with Liz Douglas, Gillian McFarland, Andrew Mackenzie and Arran Rahimian

Artists' Bookmarket, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

2016

SSA 2016, Society of Scottish Artists, Royal Scottish Academy Building, The Mound, Edinburgh (selected artist)

Erasure: New Drawings, Gallery 2, St Margaret's House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh  (solo exhibition) 

Journey Lines, Scotrail commission exhibited as part of Artwalk Porty,  Portobello

Neverending Glen, Kelburn Castle and Estate, Fairlie, Ayrshire (invited artist)

Drawing on Drawing, Edinburgh College of Art (invited Graduate artist)

Gather: Artist residency exhibition, St Margaret's House, Edinburgh

Converge 2016, Visual Arts Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (selected artist)

2015

From The Ground Up, Gayfield Creative Spaces, Edinburgh (solo exhibition)

Curved Stream, Traquair House, Innerleithen, Scottish Borders (group show)

Hidden Door Festival 2015, Old Street Lighting Depot, King's Stables Road, Edinburgh

City of Edinburgh International Showcase, UNESCO Creative City Shenzhen, China  (selected artist)

Artist's Bookmarket, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

2014

Idiographic Paintings, Department of Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh (permanent solo exhibition)

Bookmarks, Artists' Book Fair, Edinburgh College of Art

London Artists' Book Fair, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

Degree Show, Edinburgh College of Art

Hidden Door Festival 2014, East Market Street Vaults, Edinburgh

2013

The Model, Edinburgh College of Art

Encounter: 48 Hours, Inspace, University of Edinburgh

Anne Rowling Clinic for Regenerative Neurology, University of Edinburgh

 

Talks

2017

Walking as Research, Nicosia, Cyprus, with Franz van Lent (NL), Marie-Christine Katz (US), Fereshteh Toosi (US), William Mackaness (UK).

Lecture to School of Art, ECA, University of Edinburgh, as part of 2017 elective Drawn from the City

Artist talk to Aarhus Billedkunstcenter, Aarhus, Denmark

School talk on Playing Up and Artwalk Porty to primary 6 pupils at Towerbank Primary School, Portobello

School talk on Common Ground and Inside Lane t to pupils at Lenzie Meadow Primary School and Lenzie Primary School

Artist in Residence talk to staff and research students, Institute of Geography, University of Edinburgh

2016

Lecture to School of Art, ECA, University of Edinburgh, as part of 2016 elective Drawn From The City

Drawing on Geography, Artist talk to School of Art, ECA, as part of Drawing on Drawing exhibition

2014-15

Curved Stream, Artist talk with Andrew Mackenzie, Traquair House, Innerleithen

Tuesday Talks, with Tim Dodds, Edinburgh College of Art                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Press

Scottish Power: VAS and SSA join forces at the RSA, by Clare Henry, Artlyst, 18 February 2018                                                                                

www.artlyst.com/features/scottish-power-ssa-and-vas-join-forces-at-rsa-clare-henry/

 

VAS and SSA Together at the RSA, by Duncan Macmillan, art critic, The Scotsman, 20 February 2018

www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/culture/art/art-reviews-vas-ssa-together-at-the-rsa-andrew-restall-and-jonathan-gibbs-at-open-eye-1-4692588

 

Hidden Door 2015, Redbird Review, May 2015

http://redbirdreview.com/hidden-door-1/

 

Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show 2014, by Duncan Macmillan, art critic, The Scotsman, 25 May 2014      

www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/culture/art/art-review-eca-degree-show-2014-1-3422443

 

Interviews

Drawing on Drawing, interview by University of Edinburgh, March 2015

https://vimeo.com/161741220

 

Artist interview, Redbird Review, July 2015

http://redbirdreview.com/deirdre-macleod/

 

Hidden Door 2014, Summerhall TV, April 2014

http://www.artinscotland.tv/2014/hidden-door-festival-2014/