Picturing Stories is an exhibition that opened on Saturday 20th August and runs to the 16th September 2016. It features work I have made in the last three years while studying for a doctorate at Edinburgh College of Art. The images are based on stories from around the world and try to illustrate them in a … More Picturing Stories
Spacious was a group exhibition organised by Megan Wallace with the intention “to provide a safe space in order to open up discussion about ideas of sexuality and gender.” The event was held 28th June to 2nd of July in the Tent Gallery at Edinburgh College of Art. I submitted some of my illustrations based … More Spacious
On the 23rd of July, I attended the Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities (SGSAH) showcase held at the Lighthouse, Centre for Design and Architecture in Glasgow – a versatile venue for the varied exhibitions and performances to take place. The event opened with choral singing, storytelling and opera with explanations on how aspects … More Showcase
On Monday I visited Dalry primary school to host a workshop during the arts festival that the school is holding. The programmes is really adventurous, Grant Gillies, the headteacher, showed me a stop-motion animation the pupils had previously filmed and edited – it was very adventurous! The idea for this workshop came from when I … More Dragon Footprints
Fantasies of Contemporary Culture was the title of the conference held at Cardiff University on the 26th May 2016. I wrote a paper entitled Identifying Universal Qualities of Folklore to make Culturally Inclusive Illustration for Picture Books. My talk was on my research into the symbolism and archetypes present in fairy tales and how stories … More Fantasies of Contemporary Culture
The conference Border Crossings: Exploring the Boundaries Between the Visible and the Invisible in the Humanities was a held at Stirling University on the third June 2016. I proposed to put some of my illustration work in the student exhibition space as part of the event. My work shows the boundaries between visible and invisible … More Border Crossings
Iconology A week or so ago I visited Camera Obscura (well worth a visit!) with the second year illustration students and Astrid Jaekel, illustrator and tutor at Edinburgh College of Art. Investigating all of the optical illusions and disorientating mirror and light displays got me thinking about the nature of seeing. I have recently been … More See?