An overdue update

It’s been a while since I posted an update and quite a lot has happened in the intervening time. The first semester is over and I have progressed into semester 2 where quite a bit of humanities work needs to be done, The art side is progressing well, albeit a...

A couple of interesting stories

I’ve been researching two stories for the course that will hopefully make it into prints for the degree show in September. The first is about a male slave, Oronoce, who was arrested in Perthshire in 1749 for the heinous crime of wearing tartan, or tartan Livery...

It wisnae us.

The video below is from the FB page of BBC Scotland News. The subject matter, Glasgow & its connections to the slave trade, has also been the subject of an article in the Scotsman. I’m seriously disappointed with a lot of the comments on both articles. It...

I belong to Glasgow

Glasgow has some strong links to the slave trade, with streets named after plantation/slave owners along with places where slaves were taken from or the locations of plantations. The area known as Merchant City is where the major tobacco, tea & sugar plantation...

The MFA

I’m looking forward to trying new things on the MFA, particularly print making. I did a small amount of that when I was at FE college, which I enjoyed, but never did any more after leaving for DJCAD. I’m also thinking about sculpture, again I did some at...