Hello! I am a Scottish artist, designer and researcher based in Glasgow. My key area of interest is in collaborative projects that explore health, narrative and participation. I have a Masters of Design from Glasgow School of Art. My work encompasses visual arts, illustration, graphic design and delivery in the community. I am an associate service designer and illustrator with the Institute of Research and Innovation (IRISS) where I deliver participatory design workshops, conduct research, support co-design and create visual solutions focused on the world of social care.
I teamed up with Maryhill Health Centre’s arts strategy team to offer some health and wellbeing guided walks.On Friday 27th January we set off to explore the hidden beauty of the Forth and Clyde Canal by the Maryhill locks and local walkways, looking back at postcards and photographs from the Maryhill Burgh Hall archives.
After a short walk along the canal, we headed back to Maryhill Burgh Hall for a creative arts workshop. Using photography that was taken by previous workshop participants we created our own postcards to be exhibited in the health centre.
Maryhill’s story begins with Mary Hill herself, who inherited the Gairbraid Estate from her father, Hew Hill. When she sold the land to allow the canal to be built, she did so on the condition that it be named after Mary. We wrote to Mary to let her know how things have changed.
I work on lots of different kinds of projects and sometimes it can be hard to keep track of what I up to!