Some of you may be aware that I recently moved to Glasgow from my island home the Isle of Skye. After having spent 4 and a half years on the island, after graduating from Edinburgh college of Art, I decided to make the move to pastures new. The decision to move back to the city wasn’t easy but I am excited to grow new friendships, collaborations and establish myself in Glasgow.
I am currently in the Southside of Glasgow surrounded by some beautiful parks. I chose Glasgow as I wanted to stay within Scotland and be able to build my social networks again. Living on Skye isn't the most social at times and makes networking really difficult.
My work will still have a very strong link with Skye and my parents will continue to showcase my work at the gallery in Aird.
This leads me onto some exciting news happening at Aird Old Church Gallery. If any of you have visited us at the end of the road you would have found us in a ramshackle shed where I had my studio. This building was becoming unfit for purpose so my parents are expanding the house and building a purpose built gallery space on the back of the church. This will allow the gallery to open all year round with my dad showing his latest paintings and artwork alongside my jewellery.
Here is a wee video explaining where the build will be going.
New exciting opportunities are presenting themselves in Glasgow with my recent acceptance into Glasgow School of Art as an Artist in Residence in the jewellery department for the upcoming year. This will give me the opportunity to develop some new work, have access to amazing studios and equipment and gain valuable teaching experience. The residency will run for a year and I will have a small exhibition next year showcasing some of the new work I have developed over my time there.
See Aird Old Church Gallery's facebook page here
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