Engaged & Community Projects

I have a background in social justice and community development and am interested in the role of art in social change. My socially engaged practice has ranged from working with communities of interest to tell their stories and creating interactive artworks with community groups to developing films and animation with marginalised groups of young people. Projects are often collaborations with other artists and practitioners as well as with the communities that I work with.

I have extensive experience of developing and leading projects in a range of participatory settings and have a commitment to good practice.

The following works are those by myself and myself in collaboration with other artists. For other engaged collaborative works in collaboration with Robbie Coleman, please see HERE

The following projects are currently being updated Feb 2021, some are yet to go live

Changing Room
I’m Here
Rule of Thumb
Comfort in Hard Times
Heart of the Rhino
No Picnic
Digital Revelations
Video and Animation
Doughnut Lab
Tunnel Vision
Work with Gypsy/Travellers
Window on the World
Awards and Appointments:
  • 2009 Appointed as Lead Practitioner in Moving Image Education with Scottish Screen.
  • 2009 Health4kids National Awards. Winner with ‘Wasted’. Interactive DVD exploring alcohol issues.
  • 2009 Lasting Achievement Award. Save the Children
  • 2002 Winner Ken Loach National Film Award for ‘Road 2 Darkness‘. Film made with teenagers from Dumfries