CV

Education
2010 - 2014 BA Fine Art, Honours, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design
2015 - 2016 Master of Art & Humanities with Distinction
Self employed Freelance Artist

  • Awards

  • John Byrne Award

  • Balavoulin Art Grant

  • Scottish Arctic Club expedition award

  • International Travel Bursary for Visual Arts supported by the Saltire Society and the British Council Scotland

  • Tay Landscape Award

  • William Sangster Phillips Award

  • Dundee Visual Art Award

  • Royal Scottish Academy Landscape Award

  • Fleming Collection selected Scottish Artist

  • Dundee Visual Art and Craft Award

  •  Bernard Cooper Memorial Prize

  • Royal Scottish Academy John Kinross Florence Scholarship

  • Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries 2015 Selected Artist

 

  • 2017 Invited speaker to the Scottish Parliament as part of Scot Link Week

  • 'Deep Time Drawing with Ellis O'Connor' a drawing workshop as part of the An Talla Solais Murmur Show

  • 2016 Green Tease: Iceland’s Landscapes: Science & Art with Dr Anthony Newton & Ellis O’Connor, Tuesday 25th October.

  • Speaker at the Just Landed Exhibition, An Talla Solais, Ullapool

  • Led community engaged drawing workshops in Ullapool

 

  • 2015 Creative Conversations selected speaker, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

  • Speaker to coincide with Another place Show, Wall Projects, Montrose

  • Speaker at the Arctic Circle Conference as part of Lateral North, Reykjavik

  • The Sublime in Landscape Art Presentation and Workshop, Ólafsfjörður

  • Gallery Representation

  • Kilmorac Gallery

  • Strathearn Gallery

  • Morven Gallery

  • Resipole Studios

  • Stockists

  • An Lanntair

  • Taigh Chearsabhagh

  • The Tayberry Gallery

  • An Talla Solais

  • Exhibitions 2019

  • ‘Sumainn’ Solo Show, Laundry Gallery Aviemore, 29th March - 22nd April

  • ‘Ascent’ Solo Show, Rhue Art Gallery, 22nd April - 22nd August

  • ‘Tide’ John Muir Open 2019: Dunbar Town House Gallery, 25th May - 23rd June

  • Solo show, The Boiler Room Gallery, Ardtornish Estate, Morvern Peninsula, 12th August - 30th September

  • 2018 Uncharted Lands: Solo Exhibition, Maclaurin Galleries, Ayr, 11th January – 11th March

  • Selected Works Cobalt Gallery, Pittenweem, 1st April – ongoing

  • Selected Works Morven Gallery, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, 1st April – ongoing

  • Solo Exhibition WWT Caerlaverock Centre, Dumfries, 28th April – 16th June

  • Aite Iargalta: Solo Exhibition, Taigh Chearsabhagh Lochmaddy, North Uist, 1st May – 28th July

  • Luaisgeachd: Solo Exhibition, Resipole Gallery, Ardnamurchan, 6th July – 24th August

  • Group Exhibtion, An Lanntair, Isle of Lewis, 14th July - 25th August

  • Elemental: Solo Exhibition, Talla Na Mara, Isle of Harris, September 1st – 30th

  • October Group Show, Strathearn Gallery, Crieff, 13th October - 10th November

  • End of Year Group Show, Strathearn Gallery, 17th November - 3rd January

  • Winter Group Show, Kilmorac Gallery, 17th November – 9th March

  • On a Small Scale Group Show, Open Eye Gallery, 26th November – 22nd December

  • 2017 Murmur - Artists reflect on climate change, An Talla Solais, Ullapool, 5th August - 17th September

  • Autumn Show, Resipole Studios, Ardnamurchan, 1st September - 22nd October

  • Members Show, An Talla Solais, Ullapool, 30th September - 23rd December

  • Group Show, North Lands Creative Winter Show, 24th November - 2nd February

  • 2016 Skammdegi Group Show, Salur Myndlistarfélagsins Gallery, Akureyri, Iceland

  • Listhus Art Space Group Show, Listhus 10 Art Space, Ólafsfjörður, Iceland

  • Tracing the Land, Solo show, Mjólkurbúðin Gallery, Akureyri, Iceland

  • Moving Mountains, An Ealdhain Arts Trust, Lime Tree Gallery, Fort William

  • Just Landed, New Graduate Exhibition, An Talla Solais, Ullapool

  • Fading Light, Grampian Arts Trust, 11th May – 24th June, Aberdeen

  • SCOTLAND + Venice: Prospect North, Venice Architecture Biennale 2016, Venice, June - July

  • Image Collective, Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh, 2nd - 16th September

  • Dundee Science Festival, Dundee, 29th October – 13th November

  • Solo show, John Muir Wild Space, Pitlochry, 8th November – 4th January 2017

 

  • 2015 RSW Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

  • Group show, La Galerie 1940, Edinburgh

  • RSA New Contemporaries, Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh

  • New Scottish Artists, Fleming Collection, Mayfair, London

  • Corridor: VAU Members Show, Visual Artist Unit, Glasgow

  • Another Place, Wall Projects Solo Exhibition, Montrose

  • Dimmi Tell me, Group Exhibition, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh

  • Edges, Solo Exhibition, Meffan Gallery Solo Exhibition, Forfar

  • DJCAD Masters Show, Duncan of Jordanstone College, Dundee

  • VAU Annual Members Show, Generator Projects, Dundee

  • Lateral North, South Block Gallery, Glasgow,

  • Festschrift, House for an Art Lover’s Studio Pavilion, Glasgow

 

  • 2014 Way Points, Group Show, Isle of Eigg Exhibition, Isle of Eigg, Small Isles

  • Black Cube Collective’s Annual Show, St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh

  • Traces; Aesthetics of the Landscape, Solo Exhibition, Discovery Point, Dundee

  • Degree Show, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee

  • Generator Members Show, Dundee

 

  • Collections

  • 2016 Royal Scottish Academy Collection, Edinburgh

  • University of Dundee Private Collection, Dundee

  • Ninewells Hospital Private Collection, Dundee

 

  • Residencies

  • 2017 Visiting Artist, The International School of Graphics, Venice, 9th January - 19th February

  • Bothy Project, Isle of Eigg, 15th - 22nd March

  • Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Ireland, 29th March – 12th April

  • Leveld Arts Centre, Norway, 25th April - 28th May

  • ØY Festival 2017, Papa Westray, Orkney, 16th – 20th November

 

  • 2016 Cove Park Residency, Cove Park, Scotland, March

  • Artist in Residence, Lyth Arts Centre, Wick, March

  • DJCAD Artist in Residence, University of Dundee

  • Arctic Circle Expedition, selected worldwide artist to Svalbard, October

  • Sumburgh Head Artist in Residence, Shetland, November

 

  • 2015 Bothy Project, Sweeney's Bothy, Isle of Eigg, January

  • Nes artist studios, Skagaströnd, Iceland, October - November

  • Listhus Skammdegi AIR Award, Ólafsfjördur, December - March

 

  • 2014 Bothy Project Inshriach, Aviemore, Highland Scotland, January

  • Northern Isles Expedition to Shetland, July

  • Fljotstunga Eco Farm, Iceland, November

 

  • Publications

  • The Times

  • BBC The Loop

  • 60 North Magazine, Summer Issue, Shetland

  • The North of Scotland Grapevine, Front Cover, Inverness

  • The Bridge Magazine