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Lisa's practice is constantly changing and draws on sound, visual and experiential elements. Currently work is on paper and canvas creating traces and records of movements, imprints of emotions using transient media and materials such as pigment, graphite, watercolour, charcoal, moving thread and tissue papers such as japanese kozo papers juxtaposed with solid acrylic marks. The gestures she uses are instinctive responses to and expressions of an inner emotional  landscape. In the past her practice has focussed on how we experience memory and the passing of time and the inter-relation between our consciousness and duration and she has explored this through sound, video and printmaking. 


2007       Master Fine Art (with Distinction). Grays School of Art Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen/ Sheffield Hallam Uni, Psalter Lane. 

1993       PGCE   (Fine Art/Music)               Manchester Metropolitan Uni

1989      Ba(Hons) Expressive Arts              Brighton Polytechnic. Fine art and music.

Scholarships and Awards

2011                            Artists Award. Hi-arts. For research and development of new work.

2007                            Visiting Artist in Japan for JIPB cube.

2006                            Selected for Open Frequency on Axis and Axis Audio Gallery.

2006                            Scottish Arts Council. Artist of the Month.

2006                            Artists Award. Hi-Arts. For video work. 

2005-7                         Arts Humanities Research Council Bursary – for postgraduate study.

1992                            Princes Trust European Vision – winner of young composers award. 

1992                            Pepinieres European Award for young composers – shortlisted/runner up

Selected Exhibitions and Performances

2019                    Inverewe Gardens, National Trust Scotland

2016/17               A sense of place, The Old Manse group show, North Ronaldsay, Off Orkney                     

2014                    Remote Performances on Resonance FM Residency with London Fieldworks.

2014                 Opened a studio/gallery space Torridon Community centre.

2013                    The Wave, West Jutland, Denmark. ET4U Contemporary Visual Arts.

2013                 Lifelines, Solo Exhibition, Rhue Art, Ullapool

2012                    Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

2011                 Transition, Solo Exhibition. Left Bank Gallery, Tarland. Aberdeenshire.

2011                    Sublime Film Festival, Inverness, IOTA

2011                    Heartwood, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, site specific group exhibition.

2010                    Disturbance, Architectural Disorder curated by Launch Collaborative, Oxfordshire Visual Arts Development Agency. (OVADA)

2009                  Artist’s residency  Sound Scotland Festival, Left Bank Gallery, Tarland, Aberdeen.

2009                  Island Arc, Verracott, North Ronaldsay, Orkney.

2008                  Nexus Communities, An Tobar, Mull.                                                              

2007                     Leeds International Film Festival 07. Pavillion, Leeds. Swing.

2007                     Sealladh 6. An Tuireann, Skye including work from the Nexus collaboration.

2007                     Nexus, Limousine Bull, Aberdeen. Collaborative week long residency

2006-8                  Touring Single Track Road. Video. New Media Scotland. B-sides programme. Upgrade! International Festival, Toured to                                           Belgrade, Boston, Vancouver, Toronto, Paris, Melbourne, CCA, Glasgow.

2006-7                  Disturbance. Installation. An Tuireann Gallery, Skye. Jarnac, France. Ichinomiya Gallery, Japan. ET4U Gallery, Bovlingbjerg,                                               Denmark.


From 1990 to 2005 I performed as a musician and my compositions were performed in a variety of venues ranging from The Playhouse Leeds, The Leadmill Sheffield, St. Pauls Hall Huddersfield, National Geographic Building London , BMIC London, The Pavillion Brighton, Festival of Saint Stephen, Palamartsa, Bulgaria


'In Search of Silence' and 'On Remoteness' published in Remote Performances in Nature and Architecture edited by Gilchrist, Jolson and Warr. Assignee publishing limited 2015. ISBN978-1-4727-5391-4 Available to buy from here 


Scottish Arts Council 

Open Frequency, Steven Mackenzie

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