My photography is rooted in a collaborative practice, exploring techniques and ideas with others across a variety of contexts. I enjoy creative applications of photography, with a particular interest in early, analogue and alternative processes. I am interested in the role art has in hard times and hard places, and have seen the positive impact it can make to lives that are on the edge of society. I continue to be inspired by the resilience of the human spirit and the extraordinary aspects of everyday life.
Since graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1995 I have been involved in making work and creating opportunities for others across a range of settings, establishing an Artist-run exhibition space in Glasgow’s West End (e-space@java) in the 90’s: a community space on the margins of the city – Red Road Community Studio (2009 – 2012) and co-ordinating Street Levels Open Access Facilities and courses within Trongate 103.
I have exhibited in formal and non-formal settings across Glasgow, underground poster sites to GoMA/ Street Level Photoworks/Tramway/ People’s Palace/ Glasgow University and have work in The Scottish Portrait Gallery and Glasgow Museums collection. I developed my collaborative approach to arts practice working with Street Level Photoworks for 20 years – establishing their award winning outreach programme www.multi-story.org and developing projects with a wide range of social groups.