WORK WITH YOUNG PEOPLE

I’ve worked both in outdoor street art projects and within schools, community groups, established theatres and youth theatre groups.

My approach is always dictated by who is in the room. So, different methods emerge according to the group and what it is we are seeking to explore.

I introduce classical playwrighting models through drawing, work on ways of using movement to shape our text, on writing poetry, how to flesh out the truth in our fiction, on writing our own experience, of shaping spoken word, of devising big themes with a big cast, of small and intimate interventions in public spaces, on working with auto-biographical material, on radio plays, on voice work, playwrighting and making your own solo performance. All of it is led from who is in the room.

  • Glasgow Life -Artist in Residence, Ward 18, Riddrie Primary, families of those waiting to see family members in HMP Ballarnark.
  • Toonspeak Young Peoples Theatre- Artistic Director, Lost & Found, Seven Signs, Word of Mouth
  • Visible Fictions Theatre Company – playwright-in-residence
  • Scottish Book Trust – poet-in-residence, Croy Primary Inverness
  • Wigtown Book Festival – writer-in-residence
  • Arts in the City- artist-in-residence (foster care / young folk)
  • Outside Art –  street art project  (The Tramway / Glasgow Life)
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GLASGOW LIFE

Artist-in-Residence, Ward 18, Phase 1

Focused on arousing curiosity in places and spaces of waiting and working with established groups in the area. Purpose: to create connections through creativity that could explore, ‘what would residents – Read more…

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SCOTTISH BOOK TRUST

Live Literature – Poet / Playwright in Residence

I’ve worked on a range of different approaches to writing both poetry and playwrighting within schools with a huge age range. Key to these approaches is – Read more…

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CAFE POET

Ampersand Cafe, Australian Poetry

Writing in situ, leaving anonymous poetry between the books on the shelves in envelopes labelled, ‘FOR YOU’.

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ARTS IN THE CITY

Artist in Residence

Young people between foster care, in 18 care homes across Glasgow city. Working in collaboration with digital artist and founder of Sense Kaleidescopes Banglaore Akshayee Shetty, this was a rolling – Read more…

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HIDDEN SPACES

Artist in Residence

How can we knit communities together through a re-consideration of green spaces between us?

A collaboration focused on how we can re-imagine the often dis-used green spaces between residents and buildings in Glasgow’s – Read more…

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MAKING A MAP OF MY MISTAKES

Artist in Residence

An ongoing research project which began as an exploration in art & healthcare with patients and staff of the New Victoria Hospital, Glasgow.

The first phase of the project – Read more…

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OUTSIDE ART

Street Art Project

Collaboration with artists Akshayee Shetty & Colin Begg. A partnership with The Tramway & Glasgow Life through Cashback for Communities

A year-long unique mix of art-forms that sought to re-imagine the urban environment – Read more…

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TOONSPEAK YOUNG PEOPLE’S THEATRE

Artistic Director

Skye created ‘Word of Mouth’ – the spoken word project for young people interested in performing their own writing. With a large cast of mor than 25 11-24yr olds, she wrote, – Read more…

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VISIBLE FICTIONS THEATRE COMPANY

Playwright in Residence

Connecting with students at the then Greenock Academy (Gourock), to inspire writing for performance. Techniques included using drawing as a tool to explore classical playwrighting structures. Out of this residency – Read more…

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WIGTOWN BOOK FESTIVAL

Writer in Residence

‘How we can connect across distances and art-form divides?’

I journeyed with those coming to see the visual art festival, Spring Fling, sharing performance poetry on the bus tour and performing a – Read more…