CV

 

Education

2014     BA (Hons) Painting, First Class, University of Edinburgh

1992     MSc (Soc Sci) European and International Politics, with Distinction, University of Edinburgh

1991     BA (Hons) Geography, University of Cambridge

 

Awards and residencies

2017

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

Artist in Residence, Institute of Geography, University of Edinburgh

Sustrans Commission, Lenzie : Inside Lane

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

Upcoming                

Dec 2017                  Scale Walks, Festival of Urban Emptiness, Nicosia, Cyprus

Dec 2017                  Group Show, & Gallery, Dundas Street, Edinburgh

2017

Sept 2017                    Playing Up, Site-specific commission for Artwalk Porty 2017

May-June 2017           Common Ground, Sustrans commission for East Dunbartonshire Council Inside Lane project, Lenzie

Apr-May 2017             Outlook, &Gallery, Dundas Street, Edinburgh, with Liz Douglas, Gillian McFarland, Andrew Mackenzie and Arran Rahimian

Feb 2017                     Artists' Bookmarket, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

2016

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

Oct 2016                      Erasure: New Drawings, Gallery 2, St Margaret's House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh  (solo exhibition)                                                                

Aug-Sept 2016             Journey Lines, Scotrail commission exhibited as part of Artwalk Porty,  Portobello

June 2016                    Neverending Glen, Kelburn Castle and Estate, Fairlie, Ayrshire (invited artist)

March 2016                 Bookmarks, Artist Book Fair and Symposium, Edinburgh College of Art

Feb-March 2016         Drawing on Drawing, Edinburgh College of Art (invited Graduate artist)

February 2016            Gather, St Margaret's House, Edinburgh

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

2015

November 2015          From The Ground Up, Gayfield Creative Spaces, Edinburgh (solo exhibition)

Sept-Oct 2015              Curved Stream, Traquair House, Innerleithen, Scottish Borders, with Gordon Brennan, Ken Cockburn, Mark Haddon, Jane Hyslop, Paul Keir,                                                                    Andrew Mackenzie and Mary Morrison    

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

May- Aug 2015              City of Edinburgh International Showcase, UNESCO Creative City Shenzhen, China (selected artist)

February 2015               Artist's Bookmarket, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

2014

December 2014            Idiographic Paintings, Department of Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh (permanent solo exhibition)

November 2014            Bookmarks, Artists' Book Fair, Edinburgh College of Art

September 2014           London Artists' Book Fair, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

May/June 2014              Degree Show, Edinburgh College of Art

April 2014                      Hidden Door Festival 2014, East Market Street Vaults, Edinburgh

2013

Nov/Dec 2013               The Model, Edinburgh College of Art

May-Sep 2013               Encounter: 48 Hours, Inspace, University of Edinburgh

May 2013-Dec 2014     Anne Rowling Clinic for Regenerative Neurology, University of Edinburgh

February 2013              Painting Stripes Black, Edinburgh College of Art

 

Talks

2017

Sept 2017                     Artist talk to members of Aarhus Billedkunstcenter, Aarhus, Denmark

Sept 2017                     Talk on Playing Up project to pupils at Towerbank Primary School, Portobello

June 2017                     Talk on Common Ground project to pupils at Lenzie Meadow Primary School and Lenzie Primary School

April 2017                      Artist in Residence talk to staff and research students, Institute of Geography, University of Edinburgh

March 2017                   From The Ground Up, Artist talk to School of Art, ECA,  as part of 2016 Elective Drawn From The City

2016

March 2016                   Drawing on Geography, Artist talk to School of Art, ECA, as part of Drawing on Drawing exhibition

2014-15

October 2015               Curved Stream, Artist talk with Andrew Mackenzie, Traquair House, Innerleithen

March 2014                  Tuesday Talks, with Tim Dodds, Edinburgh College of Art                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Press and media

Site and the City, blog on A-N funded research visit to Aarhus, European City of Culture 2017, October 2017

https://www.a-n.co.uk/blogs/site-and-the-city-aarhus-2017

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

https://vimeo.com/161741220

Drawing on Drawing, interview by University of Edinburgh, March 2015, with Gemma Coyle, Darren Nisbet and Robyn Benson

https://vimeo.com/161592882

Artist interview, Redbird Review, July 2015

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

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      

http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/arts/visual-arts/art-review-eca-degree-show-2014-1-3422443

Hidden Door 2014, Summerhall TV, April 2014

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