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"Marking Time"; An Upcoming Exhibition

April 15, 2018 | Categories:

A coming together of two distinct but complementary voices tackling a common theme. 



The Leith Mural makes the top 10!

December 14, 2014 | Categories:

This week in The Guardian and The Observer Marijke Steedman, London Art curator, chose her ten best Murals; check out No. 6:


An Upcoming Exhibition Inspired By Robert Burns

November 12, 2014 | Categories:

burgh-halls-progMany will know of my reluctance to exhibit my work in a gallery setting - so what tempted me to change the habit of a lifetime? I was approached to join a collaboration between a Japanese calligraphic artist and a Persian calligraphic artist to...


A New Sundial for Strathallan School

October 10, 2014 | Categories:

This new addition to my sundial portfolio was commissioned by Strathallan School in Perthshire to commemorate their centenary. The Sundial was commissioned earlier this year and its installation in early October gave rise to much interest and many favourable comments from staff and pupils. Standing 1.2 metres high it takes...


The Helen Crummy Memorial Sculpture is unveiled

March 28, 2014 | Categories:

The Helen Crummy Memorial went public on Friday 21st March after being formally unveiled by Ricky Demarco at an unveiling ceremony which was attended my many local people and guests from all over Scotland who had crossed paths with Helen over the years. The response has been really gratifying, with warm commendations from...


A New Public Art Commission for Craigmillar in Edinburgh

June 18, 2013 | Categories:

I have just been awarded the commission to produce a sculpture to commemorate the life and work of Helen Crummy, the founder of the Craigmillar Festival Society. The sculpture is to be sited outside the newly built East Neighbourhood Centre and Craigmillar Library on Niddrie Mains Road, Edinburgh.

The Craigmillar Festival Society was a groundbreaking project and...


Installation of the completed Sculpture of St. Cuthbert

June 12, 2013 | Categories:

Well, a bit of a long silence with my nose to the grindstone since my last post, but St. Cuthbert is now complete and installed. The sculpture, specially commissioned for the Lindisfarne Gospels Exhibition in Durham, will be viewable when the Exhibition opens to the public from July 1st till September 30th. The Lindisfarne Gospels, a stunning C8th illuminated book, are on...

Inspiring Travel and an exciting new Commission for the New Year

January 23, 2013 | Categories:

Three weeks of sensory overload in India over Christmas and the New Year sent me home bursting with visual inspiration, and, after a fairly quiet autumn, to a very welcome and exciting new commission. As a result of a competitive pitch Chalk Works was awarded the commission for a sculpture of St. Cuthbert to take a central role in Studio MB's exhibition design to present...

New Website Launched

December 05, 2012 | Categories:

After much coaxing and pressure from various quarters and lots of patient support from Clooti Website Design, I have at last organised a brand new website, remodelled from top to bottom, updated to include all the most recent work - and with the new streamlined site administration, that's how it should remain, so it'll always be worth a return visit to see what's new....