Fiona’s work combines creative practice, curation, research and development. A graduate of Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art, she is an Academician of the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, and has exhibited widely nationally and internationally, undertaking residencies and public art commissions. Her PhD, Stirling University, researched social in/exclusion within Higher Art Education and access/engagement has been a continued focus, with Churchill & Wingate Fellowships enabling extensive travel within the USA visiting community/artist-led programmes of social change.

Research with ArtWorks Scotland included case-studies of participant/artist/partner experiences of working in participatory settings and with GI LEARN, how International Festivals of Visual Art might act as catalysts for new kinds of educational partnerships. Other research and exhibition projects include women’s histories with Glasgow Women’s Library and East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust, supporting use of archive and museum collections by artists and communities, including in the development of public-art works and co-curated exhibitions.