This page lists some of the projects that are currently in progress.

Once completed they will be moved to the Portfolio section of the website where more information and images will be added.

Peerie Exhibition – Junor Gallery St Andrews

8 December 2018 – 16 February 2019

Junor Gallery 43 South St, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9QR

Small works included have local references including Common Source pictured on the right. It grew from research undertaken at the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther, for my commission The Plough and the Reaper (2009). These are names of vessels built in St Monans by Walter Reekie, or James N Miller & Sons.

 

 

 

Peerie_Common Source

Derby Street Commission

In development a series of works for a new housing area within the older areas of Coldside and Hilltown, Dundee.

The site for the works will be a reinstated street which once contained tenements that gave way to ‘multis’, now destroyed.

Initially I developed ideas from looking at historic maps of the area; the  jute mills and water sources were prominent. But subsequent research and discussion with a group from the community has borne a range of ideas that I am currently working on.

Due for completion Autumn 2019.

 

Derby St Ideas

InchDairnie Distillery Commission

In development a site-specific sculpture for InchDairnie Distillery, Glenrothes, Fife.

InchDairnie is a new innovative Lowland distillery. Both winter and spring Fife barley varieties are used in production. Distilling began on site in December 2015. Their first single malt may be unveiled in 2029.

The sculpture is based on an hourglass which eludes to the distillation process. The structure will be fabricated in stainless steel rod and copper sheet with eighty-eight solid glass drops carefully formed from molten glass attached to its interior.

Due for completion Summer 2019.

Inchdairnie design

RSA Ages of Wonder Tour

The Art of Etching

The Art of Etching tells the story of fine art printmaking in Scotland, from the work of Alexander Runciman to the best printmakers of the present day. The exhibition combines work from the RSA collections, with new prints created during Ages of Wonder.

17 NOV 2018 – JAN 2019: GRACEFIELD ARTS CENTRE, DUMFRIES

I modified the Elie to Arbroath Admiralty Chart circa 1963 to include a focus on Balmungo, the former home of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham. (The shell featured belonged to her). Without a doubt the view across this bay informed her work.The landscape featured also has personal resonance for me as it has farms named on it farmed by my forebears.

 

 

Trails and Tales Commission – Cadder, Twechar & Bishopbriggs

Work is complete and awaiting installation beside the Forth & Clyde Canal adjacent to the pathway close to Cadder, on the path to Barr Hill Fort and at Bishopbriggs Library.

The design on this side of the sculpture for Cadder is developed from Talwin Morris’ cover for A Very Odd Girl. I was particularly interested in his use of colour and how I could adapt this design to work in durable granite, using the technique of sandblasting with the embellishment of enamel paint. (It’s under plastic here to protect the tacky paint surface from dust whilst I ground the edges of the block to soften them).

Blackie & Sons’ Villafield Press was situated close to the site. My work draws on the intriguing relationship between Walter Blackie, Talwin Morris and Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Read more in The Hatchery about my research at the Glasgow School of Art Library.