1984 – 85 Post Graduate Diploma – Distinction. Edinburgh College of Art

1980 – 84 BA Hons 1st Class. Edinburgh College of Art.

1974 -1976 Diploma in Exhibition Design and Display. Telford College, Edinburgh

Selected Exhibitions

Shifting Tide. Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford, Ireland (Solo)

Tapestry: Changing Concepts. City Art Centre, Edinburgh.
Cordis Award for tapestry. Inverleith House. Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh
Think Plastic: Materials and Making: Taigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist, Scotland
Artapestry6. ETF. Denmark, Sweden, Finland

Think Plastic: Materials and Making: Taigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist, Scotland
Artapestry6. ETF. Denmark, Sweden, Finland

Think Plastic: Materials and Making. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh
Royal Scottish Academy. Annual show. RSA Edinburgh

Kate Derum Award Exhibition. Australian Tapestry Workshop. Melbourne
Premier International Tapestry Exhibition. Canadian Tapestry and Textiles Centre. Oakville. Canada

Collect 18 Saatchi Gallery, London.UK
Artapestry5, Denmark, Finland, Latvia
World tapestry. ATA. Online exhibition

Here & Now, Contemporary Tapestry, Sleaford, Birmingham and Bath. UK

Kate Derum Award VTW. Melbourne Australia

Uncharted Waters. Burgh Halls Gallery, An Lanntair, Stornoway, UK. (solo)

Artapestry3. Denmark, Finland, Sweden, France, Latvia
Where two Tides Meet. An Talla Solais, Ullapool, Rosshire, UK. (solo)

How Calm The Wild Water. An Tobar. Tobermory, Isle of Mull, UK. (solo)
That was then this is now., City Art centre, Edinburgh, UK
Vive le Tapisserie3, French Institute, Edinburgh, UK
Sofia International Paper Art Biennial, Sofia, Bulgaria
STAR Galerie La Tour Montsales, Aveyron, France
In PerspeXtive, RSA, Edinburgh, UK
Kate Derum Award VTW. Melbourne, Australia
Natural Curiosity, Patriothall, Edinburgh, UK
Reflections, Contemporary Visual Art, City Art Centre, Edinburgh, UK
Craft Scotland – Unite Exhibition. Collins Gallery, Glasgow, UK

Bridges IX, National Community Art Center, Fontá, Slovakia
Centuries and Moments, Vilnius, Lithuania

North Sea Project, Sand, Karmoy, Stavanger, Norway
Jewbiwwod Art Gallery, South Korea
This is Now, STAR* Edinburgh Festival, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
STAR* TAISBEANAIDHEAN at An Lanntair Stornoway, Isle Lewis, UK
7th Biennial of Tapestry. Florida, and Kentucky, USA
Different perspectives. BSW Gallery Exeter, UK

5th Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Korea
12th International Textile Triennial, Lodz, Poland
5th International Biennial Mini textiles, Vilnius, Lithuania

Sense of Identity, Museum of Arts and Craft, Itami, Japan
European Tapestry, Huset I Asnaes, Asnaes, Denmark
Tapestry Today, British Tapestry Group. Hebden Bridge, UK

4th International Mini Textile Biennial. Vilnius, Lithuania

Millennium J, 4 textile artists, Gallery Aoyama, Tokyo Japan
Natural Elements, Scotland House, Brussels
An Leabhar Mor, Great Book of the Gaelic, UK USA, Canada, Ireland
Making Waves. Textiles and Ceramics. The Flow Gallery, London, UK

Tapestry. Bankfield Museum, Halifax, UK

Splash. The Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford, UK
Back to the Beach”. Rufford Craft Centre, UK

A Legacy in Weaving, Theo Moorman. University of Leeds, UK

The Firth Gallery, Edinburgh. UK. (solo)
The Changing Sea. An Tuireann, Isle of Skye. UK
abc…goes public. Edinburgh College of Art & Bridgeview, Aberdeen. UK

Taigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist, UK. (solo)
Sea Journey Tapestry Exhibition. The Lillie Gallery, Milngavie, UK. (solo)
Fibre Art. Woven Intimacies, New Jersey Centre for Visual Arts, USA
Ten x Ten, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

Sea Journey. Patriothall Edinburgh. An Lanntair, Isle of Lewis, UK. (solo)
British Tapestry, Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire. UK

Sea Journey, Town Hall Art Gallery, Kedainiai, Lithuania
Flax 96 – Same but Different International Textile Exhibition, Lithuania
In the steps of Phoebe Traquair”, Edinburgh Festival Exhibition. UK

Contemporary British Tapestry, The Barbican, London – Touring UK

White Nights Symposium Exhibition, St.Petersburg, Russia
Poetry & The Visual Arts, Netherbow Art Centre, Edinburgh. UK
Out of this World – Crafts Council, London. UK
Raw Materials, Scottish Textiles – UK Touring Exhibition
British Tapestry, Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire. UK

Linas 94 International Mini Textile Exhibition, Vilnius, Lithuania
Scottish & Lithuanian Mini Textiles, Edinburgh College of Art. UK

Interwoven II. Smiths Galleries, Covent Garden, London. UK

Linas 92 International Exhibition of Mini Textiles, Vilnius, Lithuania

Interwoven” Aberdeen Art Galleries & Abbot Hall, Kendal. UK

Scottish Tapestry Now, Montreal, New York, Dublin. Ireland

Scottish Tapestry Now, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh. UK

30 x 30 x 30 Textile Exhibition, Morley Gallery, London Amsterdam. Netherlands

Straight off the Loom, Edinburgh International Festival. UK

Graduates of Edinburgh College of Art touring Munich & Strasbourg

I exhibit regularly with Society of Scottish Artists, Visual Arts Scotland and STAR* (Scottish tapestry Artist regrouped)



Sea Pillars – Private commission
Weave project – Broughton High School
Who Hath Desired the Sea – McGraw – Hill Co Ltd, London
We Aspire to Win – Scottish Institute of Sport, Stirling
Oor Location – Health Care Arts, Monklands & Bellshill Hospital
Great Waters – Peterhead Community Hospital, Peterhead
Transis Ample Tai – British Health Care Arts, Perth Royal Infirmary
The Great Outdoors – TSB, Glasgow.
Boroughloch – Mr T Henny OBE, Architects, Edinburgh
Sea Spirits – A & F Stevens, Architects, Edinburgh

Work in Public Collections

Sea Life – Napair University, Edinburgh
Distant Storm – Edinburgh University, Dept. of Neurology
Miniature Works – The Bonhom Hotel, Edinburgh
Miniature Works – The Museum of Applied Arts, Vilnius, Lithuania
Red Water – Masons, London.
Fastnet 79 – Edinburgh District Council, City Arts Centre Edinburgh

Private Collections

Uncharted Waters – Private collector, Edinburgh, Scotland
Where Two Tides Meet – Edinburgh, Scotland
Harbour Pillars – Edinburgh, Scotland
Morning Passage – Edinburgh, Scotland
Sea papers – Stavanger, Norway
Harbour – Cork, Ireland
Blue Water – Kyoto, Japan
The Sea Has Many Voices – New York, USA
Fishing Nets – Edinburgh, Scotland

Arts Organizations

STAR* Scottish Tapestry Artists Regrouped
Index of Makers, Crafts Council and Craft Scotland
Professional member of Society of Scottish Artists
Founder member of European Tapestry Forum


Incorporation of weavers
Creative Scotland
Hope Scott Trust
Sasakawa Foundation
Dawia Foundation
Edinburgh Visual Arts and Crafts Awards Scheme
Theo Moorman Award
Crafts Council
Arts Council of England
Scottish Arts Council
Hartlebury Foundation
Edinburgh Exhibition


Tapestry Weaving, Design and Techniques, Joann Soroka, Crowood
Tapestry. A woven naritive Black dog publishing

Telos Books, Textiles of the World. GB 3

University of Edinburgh Journal, XL3 June 2002
An Leabhar Mor, The Great Book of the Gaelic, Canongate Books

FibreArts Design Book 5 – A Batchelder & N Orban
Crafts Magazine – May/June Issue – “The Waves”

Crafts Magazine Sept/Oct Short Forum.

Health Care Arts – “Art in Hospitals”


Materials and Making, Cork Textile network (online)
Sea journey: edge of the ocean. City Art Centre. Edinburgh(online)

Artist networking- Edinburgh University. Short courses

Reinventing Textiles, Cork Textile Network. Cork, Ireland
Artist Talk, Friends of the RSA

“abc…goes public”. Exhibiting Fine Art Textiles
Back to Basics, European Tapestry Forum, Denmark

The Edinburgh Sessions – Tapestry Seminar

Images & Words – Lecture – Poetry & the Visual Arts

Art in Hospitals – Lecture – artist working to commission, Healthcare Arts

Teaching and Work Experience

Freelance tutor and artist mentor

2011 – 2021
Teaching Fellow, Edinburgh University

2004 – 2011
Textile Lecturer. Edinburgh College of Art

2003 – 2004
Abingdon and Witnery College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Oxford Summer School

Edinburgh College of Art, Professional Practice lectures
Part-time Lecturer/Tutor in Adult Education

1993 – 1994
Lecturer/Tapestry Tutor Lancaster University Summer School
Part-time Lecturer in Learning Support

Adult Education Tutor, Drummond Community High School

Studio Weaver for Ivory Tapestry Co.

1986 – 2000
Lecturing in Adult & Further Education, Art Dept., Telford College, Edinburgh

Started Lecturing in Adult & Further Education, Art Dept., Telford College, Edinburgh

Set up the Buckhaven Tapestry Workshops – Training workshops for Manpower Services, Fife

Freelance – Short Courses, Projects and Workshops

Dovecot Studio. Workshops
Weavers Bazaar tapestry workshops
West Dean. Tapestry workshops
Art Room. Gallery of Mod Art, Edinburgh
Weave project. Broughton High School, Edinburgh
Leith School of Art
Drummond High School, Prayer Mat Project
Edinburgh College of Art, Lecturer in Professional Practice
Lancaster University Summer School, Lecturer Tapestry
Wasps Studios, Patriothall, Edinburgh, Workshops in Tapestry Weaving
City Arts Centre, Children’s Arts Project “Animal Magic”
Aldingham & Dendron, Primary School Project
Walney School, Barrow-in-Furnace, European Tapestry
Gallery guide for visually impaired adults