Job title: Lecturer, Graphic Design


Research: See Mike Inglis on Edinburgh Research Explorer

I’m a practicing artist and part time lecturer at Edinburgh college of art. I have created a series of permanent and temporary Public Art commissions across Scotland and have shown my gallery based projects in a variety of Scottish Galleries as well as London, Amsterdam, Barcelona and New Dehli.

My practice deals with and explores links between public art and outsider art. I enjoy making publically sited work that explores transitional spaces that “outsider art” often inhabits as well as bleeding these practices into work for more traditional gallery spaces. I am particularly interested in found materials and adhocist approaches to construction.

Ethnographic research lies at the centre of my creative process. The focus of my research often engages in a direct dialogue with outsiders or isolated communities, their dogmas or doctrines becoming the core of our dialogues. I am interested in exploring ideas that surround superstitions and belief systems in a wide variety of outputs from drawing and printmaking to installation work.

Currently I am Lead artist with Grampian Hospitals Arts Trust developing projects and engagement strategies that explore Hospitals potential as cultural hubs. I am also developing a new funded research led body of work which examines, maps and explores outsider art culture and adhocist practices.

Previously I have been artist in residence for Creative Scotland with Scottish Natural Heritage, artist in residence with the Stove group in Dumfries and have taken part in research based collaborations with many organisations such as UK Astronomy Technology Centre, Edinburgh Science Festival, Inverness Old Town Art and Edinburgh Printmakers.

“Edinburgh Art Festival - Artobotic”. 2017. Various Sites - Art Vending Machines.
“Erkki”. 2017. Documentary Film.
“Look Again Visual Arts And Design Festival”. 2017. Record Store | Group Show.
“The Shaman, The Hermit And The High Priestess”. 2017. 3 Person Show - Suttie Art Space, Aberdeen.
“The 119Th Annual Open Exhibition Of The Society Of Scottish Artists”. 2016. Royal Scottish Academy Building, The Mound, Edinburgh. National Galleries of Scotland.
“Fragments And Echoes”. 2016. Typographic Installation. Inverness Old Town Art.
“Relax And Dance: Suite Arts Space”. 2016. GRAMPIAN AND HIGHLANDS ARTS TRUST.
“Sun Dome”. 2016. Cupar International Arts Festival. Cupar Arts Festival.
“Ssa 118Th Annual Exhibition”. 2016. Scottish National Gallery, The Academy, Edinburgh,.
“The Ark Camps”. 2015. Travelling Gallery - Gallery Commission And Travelling Work. Edinburgh City Arts Centre.
“Clothed By Plants”. 2015. Pittenweem Art Festival - Invited Artist. Pittenweem Arts Festival.
“Dark Matters”. 2015. Science And Art Collaborative Research Project. Edinburgh Printmakers.
“Better Nature : The Designed Landscape Of Battleby : Artist Residency”. 2014. Tree Church Public Art Installation. Creative Scotland.
“Songs From The Beginning Of The World”. 2014. Chasing The Ghost Of Angus Mcphee (Part 1). Creative Scotland.
“Not For Rental : Group Show”. 2013.
“Seven Inch : An Obstacle Soup Installation : Group Show”. 2013.
“Dervorguilla Street Shrines”. 2012. THE STOVE GROUP.
“Freedom Version V1.0”. 2012. Creative Stirling Funded Collaborative Large Scale Wall Installation. CREATIVE STIRLING.
“Everything Flows”. 2012. Temporary Street Installation Prestonpans Mural Trail. 3 harbours organisation.
“Record Store”. 2012. Annuale 2012 Group Show.
“Black Ark Installation”. 2012. Temporary Public Art Installation And Associated Motion Graphic Project. KK OUTFIT.
“Double Dip”. 2011. Recoat Gallery Group Show.
“Print & Design Now! 2011”. 2011. Bearspace Gallery Group Show - London.
“Transform – Are We There Yet”. 2011. Hie Commissioned Large Scale Collaborative Public Art Installation. HIE.
“Print & Design Now”. 2011. Sw1 Gallery London - Group Show.
“Shale People Trail // Degeullo”. 2011. Arts Council Funded Permanent Public Art Project. Scottish Arts Council.
“Cabin:codex”. 2011. Dundee Contemporary Arts - Group Show.
“Bonus Ailse”. 2010. Recoat Gallery Group Show.
“Halfway Home”. 2010. Red Door Gallery Edinburgh - Group Show.
“Impossible Nation”. 2010. Travelling Gallery - Large Scale Collaborative Installation.
“Sleight Of Hand”. 2010. Recoat Gallery Group Show.
“Transmit”. 2010. Solo Show - Axolotl Gallery Edinburgh. Axolotl Gallery.
“Culture X”. 2010. British Council Research Project - Street Interventions. British Council.
“Now Now, Zine Showcase”. 2010. Group Show.
“New Eden”. 2009. Inverness Old Town Art Commissioned Temp Public Art Installation. Inverness Old Town Art.
“Shadows Fade”. 2009. Solo Show - Glasgow Arches. Arches.
“Inkubator Ii”. 2009. Durham Art Gallery And Dli Museum - Artists Books And Multiples - Group Show.
“Beyond Fluxus”. 2009. Bookie Wookie Artists Bookshop Amsterdam - Group Show.
“Rough Cut Nation”. 2008. Large Scale Collaborative Installation - Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
“Transmission2”. 2008. Solo Show - Red Door Gallery, Edinburgh.
“Hollywood Valentine”. 2008. Concrete Jungle Dundee - Group Show.
“Transmission”. 2008. Solo Show - Dundee Contemporary Arts. Dundee Contemporary Arts.
“Imprint”. 2007. Red Door Gallery Edinburgh - Group Show.
“Wanted”. 2007. Dazed And Confused Magazine, Barcelona - Group Show.