Postgraduate Diploma in Photojournalism London College of Printing (2001-2002)
BA (Hons) Photography Edinburgh College of Art (1995-1999)
Art Foundation Certificate Leith School of Art, Edinburgh (1994-1995)
BA (Hons) Business Organisation Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (1990-1994)
I work as a part-time artist’s assistant for Anne Tallentire (since 2009), and Catherine Yass (since 2010).
I also sometimes play the great highland bagpipe and did so with the artist Jaki Irvine as part of her show If the Ground Should Open in 2016 at The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. It was also shown at Frith Street Gallery, London 2017.
Powerhouse Arena Brooklyn (DUMBO), New York, USA. Selected artist in ‘The Hustle’ exhibition. May 2008.
Noorderlicht Photofestival, Groningen, Holland. Selected artist in group show, and exhibition book publication titled ‘Act of Faith’. September 2007
Photoespana Photofestival, Madrid, Spain. Selected finalist in ‘Descubrimientos’ (New Discoveries). June 2006.
Rise Festival, exhibition in Trafalgar Square, London. 2nd prize, Professional Category (presented by The Mayor of London). June 2006
Voies Off Festival Arles, France. Selected finalist. Work projected in evening presentation. July 2005
Chobi Mela Photojournalism Festival Dhaka, Bangladesh. Work exhibited in British Council building and published in exhibition book Dec 2004
Princes Trust – Enterprise Works Touring exhibition. Selected by Mario Testino to shoot 9 of the 21 portraits alongside celebrity photographer Rankin and David Woolfall. Curated by Susan Bright. Exhibited in the OXO Bargehouse Gallery, London; The Mailbox, Birmingham; Design Museum, Newcastle; and Scottish National Gallery (RSA), Edinburgh. Nov 2004 – June 2005
Observer Hodge Competition Awarded ‘ Highly Commended’, exhibited at The News Room Observer/Guardian Gallery, London, August 2002.
Tom Webster Photojournalism Competition Shortlisted finalist. 2002.
Millenium Festival Stirling. Scottish Youth Dance and Duke of Edinburgh Award arts Festival. July 2000
Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh. ‘Visual Arts Scotland’. Awarded SSWA Special Award. Nov – Dec 1999
Collective Gallery Edinburgh. ‘Everything Must Go’, Aug-Sep 1999
Collective Gallery Edinburgh. ‘Citizen 2000’. Selected as 1 of 14 most promising emerging artists from Scotland, April – May 1999