Memory Catchers

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My Memory catchers are created with ink and seawater collected from the Sound of Raasay. These single page lotus books are feather light and apt to fly away. When weighed down with something of particular significance, for instance a button, a pebble or an old piece of jewellery they can be used to anchor a memory down, along with the paper.

From the current bound:unbound exhibition at Whitespace in Edinburgh

The 197th RSA Annual Exhibition

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Keepsake is currently on show at the Royal Scottish Academy annual exhibition, which runs until the 11th of June.

It is an artist book in the form of a block puzzle. The blocks are lined with lithographs and monotypes printed on Japanese paper and is contained in a drop back box.

Made up from a variety of images including a found photograph and found text, the blocks can be assembled in myriad ways, but never offer a completed image or text.

This work is a play on memory and how it shifts according to context and the passage of time.


The Borders Art Fair 2023


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The Society of Scottish Artists has a stand at this year’s Borders Art Fair, and I’ll be showing some of my work there alongside some of the other professional members of the organisation. The fair takes place in the market town of Kelso, in the very beautiful Scottish Borders – a perfect place for a day trip at this – almost spring – time of year.

Some of the works exhibited can also be viewed online via the SSA website.

SSA 130 Years Annual Exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy

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The Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition opened at the Royal Scottish Academy last night. This is one of the largest regular contemporary art shows in Scotland. The exhibition is produced and funded entirely by artists with no public funding and will be open until the 10th of January 2023.

I’m very happy to be showing three of my memory box pieces – Memory Box X, XI and XIII. I can’t remember what happened to Memory Box XII.