The Battle of Camperdown House

There's a report in today's Dundee Courier that the A-listed, neo-classical Camperdown House, centrepiece to Camperdown Park, Dundee is not going to be accessible to the public anytime soon. I understand the problems that this must bring to Dundee City Council (DCC). So often cultural projects are criticised for being a waste of money in the face … Continue reading The Battle of Camperdown House

Here’s to the Imagineers!

I was invited to speak at the second Think Different Dundee which took place last night at Drouthy's, Dundee. It was a great evening with a broad range of disciplines, minds and sensibilities in the room - all with a desire to think differently. What follows is a (slightly) more articulate, (hugely) less shambolic interpretation of what … Continue reading Here’s to the Imagineers!

Visualising Commitment – #1kHands

If you would like some background to this then go here: Commitment Of A Thousand Hands - #pcic4 With a background in illustration and graphic design the power of the 'visual' is central to what I do. Done well, visualisation can be an incredibly powerful tool - drawing, filmmaking, photography - they all draw the eye, and … Continue reading Visualising Commitment – #1kHands

Commitment of A Thousand Hands #1kHands #pcic4

“Would you be kind enough to put up your hand if you feel the human side of care is under unacceptable strain in today’s healthcare systems.”  This is the statement posed by  Dr David Reilly at NHS Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s (HIS) Learning Session three, November 2013. Reilly goes on to say,  “I’ve nicknamed this for myself as … Continue reading Commitment of A Thousand Hands #1kHands #pcic4

Instagram Victoriana

Fun times were had at The McManus, Dundee's Museum and Art Gallery last Saturday evening (17 May) as we presented Victoriana Dundee as part of the Festival of Museums. The Museum, opened late for a special evening and, with the help of Artemis Scotland, brought Victorian Dundee to life once more as the various galleries … Continue reading Instagram Victoriana

Social Innovation is… in The Melting Pot

On Thursday of last week, representing SSSC, I joined a group of people from the world of Scottish Government, NHS, Social Work, Social Enterprise and private social organisations, at The Melting Pot, for a day of conversation and activity around the question: How can we put social innovation to work for the people of Scotland? … Continue reading Social Innovation is… in The Melting Pot

One Day Digital with Nesta

It was One Day Digital at Glasgow University on Saturday. Organised by Nesta UK I was invited to provide a workshop to enable Primary Teachers some basic understanding on how they might use iPads for creative projects in their classrooms. I set the scene here. My approach was a combination of showcasing projects I have … Continue reading One Day Digital with Nesta

Volvo not included – getting creative with iPad

This Saturday at Glasgow University I’m hosting a Digital Media class using iPads at Nesta’s One Day Digital event for primary school teachers. The focus will, quite honestly, be my eleven year old self’s wish list of school holiday activities… film-making and editing, animation, audio recording, image manipulation and sharing them. To do all of … Continue reading Volvo not included – getting creative with iPad

#HowAreYouWired?

Positive Wiring - Positive People is a project that has been baking for almost two years. And now it's ready. Im so pleased to have been a part of it but I also hope that this is just the beginning... I had the privilege of being present at the launch of Elgin High School's Positive Wiring - How Are You … Continue reading #HowAreYouWired?

Exhibition. Reflection. Snacks.

Tonight (Thursday 6 February) was a reflection evening at the McManus. We were reflecting on the Sense of Place project with our young artists who range from 15 to 18 years old. We hadn’t seen most of them since the show opened so apart from anything else it was just great having them all together … Continue reading Exhibition. Reflection. Snacks.