Much of my work in the last few years has been projects with Museums that have whaling related collections or connections. I’ve grouped them together here with relevant links to my blogs.

A Fishin’ for the Whale, 2023.  Exhibition in Princes Quay Shopping Centre and Talk at Ferens Art Gallery as part of the Hull Maritime Museum Outreach Programme. External interview

All Mortal Greatness Is But Disease, 2022.  Traveling exhibition in Scotland around Scotland’s industrial whaling heritage.  Commission by the Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine. Shetland Stations blog 

Arctic Ventures, 2022.  Solo exhibition/installation in the Whaling Gallery of the Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther.  Two new works subsequently purchased by the museum. Arctic Ventures blog

ReCover, 2022.  Commemorative Embroidered Tarpaulin Harpoon Cover commissioned by the Scott Polar Museum in Cambridge. ReCover blog

Scoresby’s Arctic, 2022.  Co-curated exhibition to celebrate 200 years since the publication of William Scoresby’s groundbreaking book “An Account of the Arctic Regions”. Scoresby’s Arctic blog

Pulling the Threads 2019.  Solo exhibition at Burton Constable Hall nr Hull to celebrate Herman Melville’s 200th birthday (we had cake!). Blog 

The Arctic Whaling Year 2018.  Solo exhibition at the Verdant Works, Dundee Heritage Trust using a series of textile panels to illustrate British Arctic Whaling’s story. Arctic Whaling Year blog

Cetology 2017.  An editioned set of hand made books as a response to Chapter 33, Cetology in Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. Cetology blog 

Shetland Research Residency 2017.  Staying at Bressay Lighthouse (via Shetland Amenity Trust) I spent a month at the Shetland Museum and Archive (and other places) researching Shetland’s whaling heritage.  First week blog

Residency at Burton Constable Hall, nr Hull 2015-16.  Residency and exhibition exploring the whale skeleton mentioned in Moby Dick and the Hall’s furnishing and textile collection (Arts Council Funded). Blog