Curriculum Vitae

Artist & poet based in Edinburgh, represented by Ingleby Gallery
Selected solo exhibitions and commissions
2016
A Variety of Cultures (permanent public artwork, publication), commissioned by Jupiter Artland


2015-16
Fife Arms Hotel / Invercauld Estate, Braemar (Hauser & Wirth)
2015
Global Oracle (permanent public artwork, publication, blog), University of Warwick


2014
there were our own / there were the others (public event programme, artworks, website, publication & performance), war memorial, commissioned by National Trust

Taigh: a wilding garden (National memorial for organ donors), the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, commissioned by the Scottish Government

a-ga: on mountains (solo exhibition, sleeper gallery, Edinburgh)

a pair of trees opens a new life (permanent public artwork & performance), commissioned by UZ Arts

100 flowers (permanent public artworks), with Hannah Tuulikki, commissioned by New South Glasgow Hospitals

wallflowers (permanent public artwork & education programme), Callendar House, Falkirk, commissioned by the Falkirk Community Trust

Some Colour Trends (permanent public artwork & publication), commissioned by Deveron Arts, Huntly


2013
Sweeney's Bothy | Bothan Shuibhne, collaboration with The Bothy Project, ongoing, funded by Creative Scotland

The Bee Bole (multi-venue sculptural installations & blog), ongoing, funded by Arts Council England

comhlan bheanntan | a company of mountains (research, blog & book), commissioned by ATLAS Arts, Skye

Vocable Orchard (animation, print & exhibition), commissioned by Film & Video Umbrella

today today today (animation, blog, booklet, embroidery), commissioned by Animate Projects

Out of Books (walking project, sculpture, letterpress print, blog), with Ken Cockburn, ongoing, funded by NALD

Duke’s Wood (bower construction, embroidery, blog), ongoing, commissioned by Ordinary Culture

Soapsuds & Whitewash (poem-flag installation & print-suite), commissioned by Peter Foolen Editions

i hear her cry (24 poemed nest-boxes & publication), private commission, Boston, New York

SING/WILD/KIND/WOOD (limited edition print suite), published by Modern Empire


2012
Swarm (ASX) & The bee library (public artworks & blog), 18th Biennale of Sydney

The bee library (permanent public artwork), Yorkshire Sculpture Park

40 couplets (permanent public artwork), ongoing, Aberdeen Emergency Care Centre (Grampian Hospitals Art Trust)

5 poem-objects (solo exhibition), Ingleby Gallery


2011
The Road North (retrospective exhibition & reading), Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh

12 poem prints, published by Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

birdsong & the city’s a stonebook & SING/WILD/KIND/WOOD (permanent public artworks, web-audio work, print edition), Victoria Gardens, Leeds


2010
The Road North (public artwork, website, print, audio & exhibition, with Ken Cockburn), Scotland

Walking Within Langais Wood (permanent public artwork & word-map print), Langass, North Uist

Rosary (poem garden), Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham

50 Apples for Hartley Wood (permanent public artwork), Hartley & the National Glass Centre, Sunderland

sky-wheels & Sky Colour Wheel, AV Festival 10, Hatton Gallery (Newcastle) and Sunderland City Centre

white peak / dark peak (word-map, website, publication & public artwork), Derbyshire Arts Development Group, The Peak District National Park, Derbyshire.


2009
Mesostic Interleaved (public artwork commission & publication), Edinburgh University Library

Home to a king (3) (public artwork & field-guide), Yorkshire Sculpture Park; Durham University Botanic Garden; Springburn Park (Glasgow); St Andrews Botanic Garden (St Andrews); George Square Gardens (Edinburgh); Montgomery Street Gardens (Edinburgh); Castle Park Arts Centre (Frodsham); Cove Park (Kilcreggan).

Specimen Colony (visual art exhibition), Northern Print Biennale, Newcastle

Mesostic Curriculum (poetic workshops & pubic art commission), Milton Keynes Academy


2008
thoughts within thoughts (exhibition with Pravdo Ivanov), ARC, Sofia, Bulgaria

One Hundred Year Star-Diary (artist residency, commission & catalogue), Kielder Observatory, Kielder

Void: White Light Festival (public art commission), Guildhall, Derry 

Noses Point: Coastal Walk (public art commission & field-guide), Seaham, County Durham


2007
Three Estates Renga (public artwork commission & publication with Gavin Wade), Birmingham

Floating Island Garden (1) (artist residency & word-map), Northumbria Coast AONB

Mesostic Curriculum (poetry workshop & pubic artwork commission), Billingham Campus School


2003-06     
String of Pearls (public art commission), Dysart, Fife

Avant-Garde English Landscape (residency, exhibition & permanent artwok), Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton

Hill of Streams (audio installation & publication), with Alexander Maris, Cairnhead Community Forest, Galloway

The stars before we heard them into conversations (performance & audio recording), Tate Modern, London

Siren (performance and audio publication with Chris Watson), Bookscapes

Dance Trace Dance Music (performance, audio recording, public artwork and publication with Andrew Hodson), Dance City, Newcastle 

Woodland Platform & Xylotheque (permanent public artwork & renga workshop), the hidden gardens, Tramway, Glasgow

Reading Room (installation & publications), BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

B.Open, Labanotation (performance, exhibition & publication) BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art


Selected Artist Residencies 
2016
University of Aberdeen, gathering, Leverhulme Trust

2015-17      Fife Arms Hotel / Invercauld Estate, Braemar, Hauser & Wirth        
2013
University of Stirling, The Bee Bole (research and on-campus artworks) Leverhulme Trust
2013
Outlandia, Glen Nevis (July 2013)
2011-12
Skying (Art & Renewable Energy Project) University of Northumbria, Newcastle (Leverhulme Trust)
2008-09
RHS Gardens, Harlow Carr, Hyde Hall, Wisley, Rosemoor
2007-09
New and Renewable Energy Centre, Blyth, Northumberland
2007 
Kielder Partnership, Kielder Observatory, Kielder
2006
Killhope Leadmining Museum, Killhope, North Pennines
2005-07
Science Learning Centre North East, Durham
2004-05     
Creative Partnerships Artist for eight schools in the Durham-Sunderland region: for Mesostic herbarium (book & CD), The Book of Questions (book) & Eyes (Installation)
2003-05
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
2002-03
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016
MOUNTAIN LINE / RYOSEN, Botao Gallery, Nagoya, Japan


2015
The Shock of Victory, CCA, Glasgow

Love Letters to a (Post)-Europe, performance of a better tale to tell, BIOS, Athens

Material Concerns, LifeSpace, University of Dundee


2014
GENERATION, Talbot Rice Gallery

A Particular Kind of Solitude (Elizabeth Street Garden, New York), curated by Serra Sabuncuoglu, May 10 - June 1

Wordsworth & Basho: Walking Poets, Dove Cottage, curated by the University of Sunderland Walking, Art, Landskip and Knowledge research group

Art Lending Library (II), Market Gallery, Glasgow

Walk on, various locations (Art Circuit, London)


2013
The Road North retrospective, with Ken Cockburn, at Walk On (Art Circuit), Pitshanger Gallery, London, touring to NGCA (Sunderland), Mac (Birmingham), the Atkinson (Southport), and Plymouth City Art Gallery

‘distant mountains are blue’, wall text, Walking Encyclopedia, airspace gallery, Stoke on Trent


2012
The Viewing Room, Library of Independent Exchange, Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth

Art Lending Library (I), Market Gallery, Glasgow


2011
Object Poems, Portland, Oregon, USA

Modern Empire, La Scatola Gallery, London


2010
Northern Art Prize 2010, shortlisted artists’ exhibition, Leeds Art Gallery

hide, Timespan Museum & Arts Centre, Sutherland

HICA as arranged, PS, Amsterdam
                  
Eundan : Aviary, An Lanntair, Stornoway


2009
You’ll have had your tea?, HICA, Inverness-shire

Your Documents Please (Daniel Georges, Rumi Tsuda, & Alma On Dobbin), international touring exhibition


2008 
Herz:Rasen: The Football Exhibition, Kunstlerhaus, Vienna

Specimen Colony, The Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool


2007 
Waterlog, Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, touring to The Collection, Lincoln)

Multiplicities, ARC Projects, Sofia

The Printed Path: Landscape, Walking and Recollection, Tate Britain, London

Neon, the National Glass Centre, Sunderland 

Inkubator, Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh

Mesostic Laboratorium, Science Learning Centre North East, Durham


  2006 -
Around About Words, Tate Britain, London
1999
Ball Im Kopf, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Hamburg

fall, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton

Isles and Lakes, Village Bakery Gallery, Melmerby

EAST 05, Norwich (Curator Gustav Metzger)

Soapsuds and Whitewash, Turner Contemporary, Droit House, Margate

Revolver, Witte de With, Rotterdam and touring to ICA, London & Istanbul Biennial

Inset (Atopia), Blaffer Gallery, Houston, USA (Curator Gavin Morrison)

Outside of a Dog: Artists' Books, BALTIC, Gateshead

Wind Blown Cloud (collaborative public archive), Brighton Photo Biennial, Brighton

Generator, Spacex, Exeter (Curator Tom Trevor)

Football Haiku, Tramway, Glasgow (& touring)

Labanotation, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

Anthology, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh


Awards
2015
Scottish Design Award (Best Publication and Grand Prix Award) for there were our own / there were the others
2011
Finalist, Artistic Landmarks In Contemporary Experience (ALICE) Awards
2010
Shortlisted Artist, The Northern Art Prize, 2010
2007
String of Pearls, Dysart Artworks, Winner best work of art in the public realm, Scottish Design Awards

Northern Canon first major North-East Art Commission Award 
2006          
Northern Rock Three Year Sustainability Award

First International Edible Art Award, 'Isles and Lakes' (Biscuit patterns) 
2000 
Scottish Design Awards (Best Typography, Best Book; Chairman's Award) for pocketbooks series.


Selected Exhibition Catalogues
2013
Walk on (Art Circuit, London)
2012
All Our Relations, 18th Biennale of Sydney, Australia

As Slow as Possible, AV Festival 2012, Newcastle/Gateshead, UK

Poetry is still beautiful, 5 poem objects (solo), Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh
2009          
KIOSK: Modes of Multiplication, Kunstbibliothek Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Beam Me Up, collaborative Internet publication commissioned by Xcult.org, Basel

Sol LeWitt: 100 Views, Yale University Press in association with MASS MoCA
2008
Specimen Colony, Liverpool University Press & platform projects & the Bluecoat, Liverpool

One Hundred Year Star-Diary, morning star & Kielder Partnership
2007
Waterlog: Journeys Around an Exhibition (group exhibition catalogue), Film and Video Umbrella, London

Eye on Europe (group exhibition catalogue), The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Field-Guide to the British Isles, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes
2006
Thought-Cloud Jotter, Science Learning Centre, Durham 

Siren (with Chris Watson), platform projects/bookscapes

Dance Trace Dance Music (with Andrew Hodson), Dance City & platform projects/bookscapes


Recent Publications
2016
A Variety of Cultures (published by Jupiter Artland)
2015
Ebban an’ Flowan, with Laura Watts and Alister Peebles (published by morning star)

A better tale to tell: submissions to The Smith Commission (published by CCA Glasgow, National Library of Scotland, Saltire Society, Scottish Poetry Library)

Some flowers among the ruins (published by Callender Park)

I Hear Her Cry (published by Ingleby Gallery)          
2014
some colour trends (published by Deveron Arts)

there were our own / there were the others (commissioned by National Trust, England & Wales).

The Road North, with Ken Cockburn (Shearsman)

Taigh: a wilding garden (morning star & Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, commissioned by the Scottish Gov.)
2014
Global Oracle (University of Warwick Art Collection)

Sweeney on Eigg (Corbell Stone Press)

a-ga: on mountains (morning star & University of Sunderland)

Seeding the John Muir Way (commissioned by UZ Arts)


2013
thorns (sine wave peak), commissioned by the Centre for Artist Books)

a company of mountains (morning star)

today today today (Playspace Publications)

‘after Freud’, bones: journal of contemporary haiku, no 2

‘three walks,’ The Art of Walking (Black Dog)

Introduction & print, Hans Waanders (Peter Foolen Editions)

Schwirlauf, in Yuk & Yum, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Riddle me this (limited edition card), with Hanna Tuulikki, commissioned by Secret Preston Art


2012
Be My Reader (Shearsman Books)

Question your teaspoons (Calder Wood Press)

Ian Hamilton Finlay: Selections, ed. (University of California Press)

‘Truly Traditional. And New, Of Now’, Chicago Review 56:4 (University of Chicago Press)

‘Reading El Monk’, Gathered Here Today (Knives Forks and Spoons)

‘Says You’, Sea Pie (Shearsman Books)


2011
‘W-I-L-D-H-A-W-T-H-O-R-N-P-R-E-S-S’, The Present Order: Writings on the Work of Ian Hamilton Finlay (Marfa Books)


2010
white peak / dark peak, morning star & re:place

‘In Conversation’ (interview), Garden Design Journal (May, issue 94)

‘Towers That Flower’, Cultural Politics Journal (vol. 6)


2009
‘Circle-poem’ and ‘credo (not ½ but)’, 2HB, Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Arts (vol. 5)

‘Dictionary of Imagined Flowers’, Sunfish (Winter, no. 1)

Mesostic Interleaved, The University of Edinburgh Press

Says You, Oysetercatcher Press

Mesostic Remedy, morning star publications


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