I am a socially-engaged artist and creative producer with a background in visual and community art.
I create spaces (and working structures that support those spaces), for the development of projects, and the creation of work, with people and communities.
I develop work that uses creative 'action' to explore ideas and ways for people to participate in local decision-making and grow our grassroots culture.
As one of the core team at The Stove Network in Dumfries, I have been part of growing a collective community-focused practice that uses 'arts' activity in this way to co-develop large scale participatory arts at a strategic level.
Almost anything can be seen through a lens of creative exploration, and sometimes that is useful.