Project Portfolio

Absent Voices

This project focused on the history of Inverclyde’s sugar history and heritage with a specific focus on Greenock’s iconic sugar shed building which is situated at the area’s James Watt Dock.

The Absent Voices collective was an initiative centered on a range of artistic disciplines from Fine Art to Poetry, Film and Music. The works represented here are all linked to my own personal family connections to the sugar industry and were inspired by the story of my Great Grandfather Alexander Cochrane who was killed during the blitz in 1941 when Walkers Sugar refinary took a direct hit from a German bomb.

2012-2014

Art Chair

Artchair in collaboration with the Beacon Arts Centre Greenock is a multi disciplined artist in residence programme that brings together 12 artists over the course of a year.

The concept follows the idea of artists responding creatively from the viewpoint of the ‘Artchair’ which will occupy a space within the building.

The concept will ask artists, writers, musicians, photographers to create work that is inspired by the environment and activity in and around the interior space and geographical location occupied by the Beacon throughout 2017-2018.

The completed works will be curated and exhibited as an exhibition in the Beacon’s mezzanine gallery in the Summer of 2018 with the hope that the project will become established and continue from year to year...

2017 - Present

Axis

AXIS is an ongoing project that focuses on the study of iconic British Guitars and the creation of one off glass pieces dedicated to individual instruments as played by the likes of Rory Gallagher, Wilko Johnson, Bill Wyman and Fifth Beatle Stuart Sutcliffe

The idea came after a visit to Picassos Guitar exhibition at Goma, New York in 2014. This exhibition highlighted Picassos obsession with the depiction of the Spanish guitar in his work between 1912-1914.

One of the key elements to the project is the participation and patronage of each guitarist as part of the research.

Every work contains a piece of the musicians DNA within the glass in the form of donated guitar strings, plectrums and other media.

The project will culminate with a series of exhibitions displaying twenty of these one off glass-works in Glasgow, London and New York.

2014 - Present