Artist statement

I am a performance artist based in Glasgow. Within my practice I work collaboratively, collectively and individually. My interests and themes focus on visibility of older women, ageing, friendship and conflict, feminism and the collaborative process. My work often involves artistic personas performed in different contexts and environments: public spaces, galleries, domestically, in cabaret and within the landscape.

Upcoming

Live Art (Both Pronunciations), workshop with Anne Bean at CAMP in The Pyrenees FR (bursary place from CCA Glasgow), 11th-16th July.
Sexcentenary. Video
Magpies Nest showing at Summerhall Festival Visual Arts, Aug 2-Sep 28.

Exhibitions and Events

2018

XSexcentenary at Glasgow International.
Not Dead Yet. Performances at Glasgow's Necropolis and a One-Stop Memorial Shop at Ladywell Business Centre.
XSexcentenary video (
Now U C Me) in group show, Rumpy Bees and Pumpy Blooms, at the Klosterpresse in Frankfurt.
Scrubbing For Easterhouse. Art Scrubber performance throughout 'Outskirts' at Platform, Glasgow.
Vacuous Vanities Performance as part of 'Dive Queer Party's Goddess Awards', Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh.

2017
Vacuous Vanities Performance hosted by Birds of Paradise Theatre Company at Summerhall, Edinburgh.
Research weekend in Galloway developing
Time Field, with a group of artists who met at Cove Park. Funded by Creative Scotland.
Green Swimming Pool. Performance by Silver Swimmer in The Secret Garden at the David Dale Gallery, Glasgow, at the invitation of Thank You Very Much.
Silver Swimmer,
Keeping My Head Above Water, in LGBT History Cabaret, presented by Dive at the Traverse, Edinburgh.
Scrubbing For Franki. Performance at Reid Gallery, Glasgow School of Art.
XSexcentenary.
Now You See Me, Now You Don't. Performance as part of Buzzcut Festival. The Pearce Institute, Glasgow.
Silver Swimmer performance:
Keeping My Head Above Water. Contribution to 'CABARET' as part of LGBT History Month. Tron Theatre, Glasgow.

2016,
Sexcentenary, a Live Arts Development Agency DIY commission: 'Grey Matters'. Workshop/action in Brighton.
Sexcentenary: Organised by Accumulations', key-note performative speech for Precarious Assembly',
We Refuse To Be Unseen (2), Whitworth Gallery, Manchester.
Sexcentenary: We Refuse To Be Unseen (1)', part of Hazard 2016, St Ann's Square, Manchester.
Art Scrubber performance (with Gerry O'Brien): Cleaning the Scotsman Steps, Edinburgh.
Silver Swimmer's Dundee to Aberdeen, part of DA DEE AT, Performance Festival, Aberdeen.
Sexcentenary:
Becoming Visible: Three Actions at Tate Britain'.
Sexcentenary: 'Between Menopause and Old Age, Alternative Beauty' was presented by Live Art Development Agency (LADA) for 'Old Dears' at Chelsea Theatre, London.

2015
Sexcentenary.
Tired of Being Forever 21, Action at Westfield Shopping Centre, Stratford, London.
Silvery Tay-Haired Women, Dundee Commons Festival.
'Empire', SSA, Wall Projects, Montrose.
Participant in Ellie Harrison’s ‘Dark Days’ at GoMA, Glasgow

2014
We Are Going To Live Such Lives. DJCAD MFA (Art,Society and Publics), Degree Show, Cooper Gallery, Dundee


Invites and Appearances

2018
Visiting tutor at Glasgow School of Art. M. Litt Performance course. (forthcoming).
Invited to take part in long-table discussion and to appear in
Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) by Split Britches at Platform, Easterhouse, Glasgow.
During Glasgow International, invited by Sigrid Kirk to appear on panel discussing women in the visual arts, Tramway, Glasgow.
As part of International Women's Day 2018, invited by Janice Aitken to collaborate on
My Silence Will Not Protect Me.

2017
Performing the role of 'Dad' in
The United Kingdom of Earth: A Brexit Opera at CCA, Glasgow. Directed by Dominic Robertson.

2015
Meet Meret, guest appearance in 'Surrealism Awake' by Duncan Comrie at Edinburgh Fringe.


Awards

2018
Award to XSexentenary from Creative Scotland to increase funding for
Not Dead Yet as part of GI. (Special thanks to Holly Knox Yeoman.)
Bursary place from CCA for Anne Bean workshop/residency at CAMP, Pyrenees, in July 2018.

2017
Award to XSexcentenary from Glasgow International for
Not Dead Yet, April/May 2018.
Award from Creative Scotland to support the development of Time Field, an artistic collaboration between five older artists who met
Residency: 'Lab for Older Artists in Early Stage of Their Career' at Cove Park, funded by Magnetic North, Luminate and a-n The Artists Information Company.


Press

2018

MAP Not Dead Yet review.
The Herald. Feature Supplement on Saturday . Interview

2016
Dangerous Women Project, Feature:
Giving greater voice and visibility to older women.

2015,
Dundeee Courier, Feature, 'Perthshire Artist seeks 30 shades of grey'.
The Herald, Feature 'Exercise the Grey matter'.

2014
Dundee Courier, featured artist, DJCAD Masters Show,


TV and Radio

2017
March. BBC Radio Scotland, re LGBT History month.

2015
29 June. BBC Radio Scotland,
Kaye Adams. (01:55.05 in.)