About

A cultural producer with a crush on queerness, humour and – both the mess and potential of – human connections.

Currently: Head of Arts for the British Council, Kenya and East Africa and a PhD candidate in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London.

This website documents projects, programmes and ideas.

You are welcome to explore!

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CV

Education

2015/Ongoing                         PhD, Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths University

2009/10                                    MA Contemporary Art Theory.  Edinburgh College of Art

2004/07                                    Sculpture BA (Hons) Edinburgh College of Art

2006                                          International Exchange: Arizona State University

2002/03                                    BTEC Art Foundation. Brighton City College

Projects

2016/Ongoing                          Head of Arts, British Council, Kenya and East Africa

2011/16                                      Founding Director, 32° East | Ugandan Arts Trust

2014                                           Project Director, KLA ART 014

2009/16                                    Founder, Artachat, www.artachat.org

2011/12                                     Artist in Residence, Edinburgh Mela Festival

2011                                           Artist in Residence, Deveron Arts

2011                                           Artist in Residence, Scottish Sculpture Workshops

2007/09                                   Co-Founder, ten til ten. Tradeston, Glasgow

2009                                          Community Radio Presenter.  Leith Fm

2009                                          Public Art Commission, Edinburgh International Festival

2007                                          Invigilator, The Venice Biennale, Scottish Pavillion

Grants and Awards

2016                                           ISPA Global Fellow.  New York, USA.

2012/15                                     Key grants won for 32° East | Ugandan Arts Trust, including:

.                                                  Orange Telecom, The African Arts Trust, Arts Collaboratory,

2011                                           Awards for All, the Big Lottery Fund

2011                                           Gordon Forum for the Arts Award

2010                                          Dartmoor Arts Bursary Award

2010                                          Chiene and Tait.  Postgraduate Award

2009                                         Students Awards Agency Scotland.  Postgraduate Award

2008                                         Arts Trust Scotland Award.  Creative Scotland

2008                                         Edinburgh Visual Arts and Crafts Award Scheme

2005                                         Helen A. Rose Bequest for Sculpture, Edinburgh Art College