Currently, I am undertaking a diploma in Human Relations Counselling with Human Development Scotland. HDS's method of therapeutic counselling is psychodynamic, which is rooted in psychoanalysis.
Past research, Department of Communications, Media and Culture, University of Stirling.
My creative practice explores the phenomenological potential of the filmpoem through production and exhibition methodologies. The filmpoem is a synthesised art form combining poetry and experimental cinematic techniques and typically seeks to create personal affect and intimacy with the subject matter. My audiovisual work engages with film-phenomenology as a film-philosophy to transpose my own sensorial experiences in an attempt to evoke an embodied experience for the viewer.
2016-2020 | PhD Film Studies, University of Stirling
2012-2014 | MLitt Film Studies, University of Stirling
1995-1998 | BA (hons) Media Production, University of Northumbria
Awards and Recognition
2020 | COSCA certificate: HDS Foundations of Human Relations and Counselling.
2018 | AHRC, CHASE funded artist workshops, in collaboration with LUX, Goldsmiths and Birkbeck.
2017 | SGSAH funding for RSPB audiovisual installation.
2017 | RSPB Scotland, Loch Lomond, artist in residence.
2017 | Stirling University Faculty funding for filmpoetry seminar, Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling.
2016 | AHRC Research in Film Awards, shortlist.
2016 | LUX Scotland bursary winner. Artists’ Moving Image Film Festival, Tramway Theatre, Glasgow.
2016 | AHRC and SGSAH DTP Scholarship.
2015 | Self-funded residency with The Bothy Project at Inshriach, Aviemore.
2012 | Cinema and Television Benevolent Trust Grant for MLitt Film studies course.
2020 | All at Sea
2020 | Remedy for Summer
2018 | Found
2018 | always carry a camera
2018 | Imprint
2017 | The Essence of Place
2016 | West of Dalabrog
2016 | Dislocation
2014 | Absent-Present
1998-2005 | Sport and advertising programming; Formula One and World Rally Car Championships (BBC and ITV); reality programmes (Channel 4 and 5).
Events, Talks and Writing
2020 April | Experiencing the Filmpoem. Screenworks.org publication. https://doi.org/10.37186/swrks/10.1/7
2019 Nov | Film in Focus, Orkney Film Festival. Film screenings and presentation.
2019 July | Film-Philosophy Conference, University of Brighton. Presentation.
2019 Jan - April | Graduate Teaching Assistant, experimental cinema module.
2019 Feb | CMC research seminar presentation.
2018 Oct/Nov | An Lanntair Arts Centre, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis. Film installations.
2018 Oct | Facilitating a practice-as-research workshop for scriptwriting undergraduates, University of Stirling.
2018 Summer | Film screening Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.
2018 July | Film-Philosophy Conference, Sweden. Film screening and presentation.
2018 May | Film City Conference, Glasgow. Film screening and presentation.
2018 Jan | MeCCSA Conference. Film screening and presentation.
2017 Oct | Filmpoetry seminar, MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling. Guest speakers were, Guy Sherwin, Jennifer R. Wicks and Jen Hadfield.
2017 Oct | One channel site-specific installation, RSPB Loch Lomond. Collaboration with visual artist, Hugh Watt.
2017 Sept | Official selection best international filmpoem, Festival Silêncio, Lisbon, Portugal.
2017 Sept | Fields of Wheat: Members show. Three films screened at Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.
2017 Sept | West of Dalabrog screened on http://movingpoems.com.
2017 Sept | Communications, Media and Culture conference, University of Stirling – Presentation of doctoral work.
2017 July | Dislocation screened on http://movingpoems.com.
2017 July | Film-Philosophy Conference, Lancaster University. A Re-imagining of Leighton Peirce’s Experimental Filmmaking.
2017 July | Film Poetry Live, a critique of The Phenomenology of the Filmpoem.
2017 June | Film screening West of Dalabrog and Dislocation, SGSAH Symposium, Lighthouse Gallery, Glasgow.
2017 April | Curating of filmpoems. http://allthesenewrelations.com - an online filmpoetry journal.
2016 March | Teaching: experimental film seminar, undergraduate programme, University of Stirling.
2016 June | Filmpoetry discussion and seminar, in conjunction with the John Schuler Exhibition, University of Stirling.
2016 June | Lesions in the Landscape forum as part of Shona Illingworth’s exhibition. Presentation of my films, Taigh Chearsabhagh Arts Centre, Isle of Uist.
2016 November | West of Dalabrog screened at A celebration of Margaret Tait, Outside-in/Inside-out Poetry Festival, Many Studios, Glasgow.
2016 December | Curating artists’ moving image film programme, Glasgow School of Art.
2016 September | PhD Literature Review, Experiencing the Filmpoem. A Film-Phenomenological Inquiry.
2014 August | Masters dissertation, Articulating the Avant-Garde.
Arts in Health Work
2019 Oct - Mar 2020 | Volunteer workshop facilitator, Reachout with Arts in Mind.
2019 Oct-Nov | Filmpoetry workshop with Tayside Arts and Health Trust. Facilitating an eight-week workshop for people experiencing aphasia.