1963 Born England (family moved to Aberdeen 1970)



1985 John Kinross Scholarship to Florence
1985-6 Andrew Grant Major Award for Post Graduate Study
1983-5 Andrew Grant Travel Scholarships (Humanities)
- Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey, France
1981-6 Edinburgh College of Art
- BA (Hons) Sculpture
- Post Graduate Diploma: Commended

Committees and  Professional Memberships

2016- Moray Economic Strategy, Arts and Culture Stakeholder Group
2015- Royal British Society of Sculptors: elected member
2012- Royal Scottish Academy: Academician
1992- Society of Scottish Artists: elected professional member
2014-17 Royal Scottish Academy: Exhibitions Committee
2009-17 Deveron Arts: Board member (Secretary 2009-2012, Chair 2012-2017)
2011-13 Moray Creative Learning Network, member and artist mentor
2000-06 Scottish Sculpture Workshop: Board member (Chair 2002-2005)
1998-2000 Scottish Sculpture Trust: Trustee
1995-2000 Scottish Arts Council: Visual Arts Committee
1998-9 Dundee Public Art Programme: Board member
1995-8 Scottish Arts Council: Exhibitions Panel
1986-7 Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop: feasibility study committee


Ongoing Kinellar Primary School, Aberdeenshire
2017 International Workers' Memorial, Inverness,
Inverness and District Trades Union Council
2017 Botanical Roundals, Riddles Court, Edinburgh, Scottish Historic Buildings
Trust, with Historic Environment Scotland apprentice masons
2014-16 River Connections, River Ness Flood Alleviation Scheme
2016 White Wood, Deveron Arts, Huntly
2011-2015 New Ellon Academy, Aberdeenshire (Lead Artist)
2011-2015 Cairn View, Kemnay
2011-2014 New Mearns Academy, Aberdeenshire (Lead Artist)
2012 Chalmers Hospital, Banff
2010-11 New upper primary school, Dunbar, East Lothian
2010 Westhill Compass, Westhill, Aberdeenshire
2005-07 Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
2006-07 Memorial to Mary Slessor, Union Terrace Gardens, Aberdeen
2003 The Oaks, Macmillan Daycare Centre, Elgin
1999 Plainstones, Elgin
1999 Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh
1998 Mugdock Country Park, Milngavie
1998 Dunkeld Riverside
1998 Bennachie Interpretative Artworks, Aberdeenshire
1998 Victoria Hospice, Kirkcaldy
1997 Bush House, Edinburgh
1997 Nanao Riverside, Nanao, Japan
1996 Mallerstang, East Cumbria
1996 Dock Museum, Barrow in Furness
1996 Wellgate Urban Garden, Dundee
1996 Norton Priory Museum and Gardens, Cheshire
1995 Almondvale Business Park, Livingston
1994 Thompson Park and Marley Pots, Sunderland
1994 Texaco North Sea, Aberdeen
1993 Cradlehall Primary School, Inverness
1984-90 A variety of sites around Irvine New Town

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013 Remembered Landscapes Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
2012 The Slow Grind Timespan, Helmsdale, Sutherland
2010 A Thread of Light Moray Art Centre & Coast Visual Art Festival, Banff
1994 Elegies and Evocations Inverness Art Gallery + tour to 8 venues
1992 A Circle of Hills London Ecology Centre

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Ages of Wonder: Scotland's Art, 1540 - Now, Royal Scottish Academy
2017 Hortus Redux Scottish Sculpture Park, Caol Ruadh, Argyll
2016 Brian Mercer Award Winners, Royal British Sculptors Gallery, London
2015 Scottish Drawings Royal Scottish Academy
2014 Eight Sculptors and their Drawings Kilmorack Gallery
2014 Chelsea Flower Show: Rim featured in Hope on the Horizon Garden (Silver Gilt Medal and BBC/RHS People's Choice Award)
2013 In Perspextive Royal Scottish Academy
2009,12-14,17 Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibitions: (2012 invited exhibitor)
2012 Interesting Times Leicester University Botanic Garden
2011 Perception Dovecot Gallery, Edinburgh
2010 Heartwood Perthshire Visual Arts Festival, Blairgowrie
2009 Aberdeen Artists Society Annual Exhibition
2003 Catterline Arts Festival Catterline Church
2000 Surfaces An Tuireann, Isle of Skye
2000 Sea Change Dock Museum, Barrow in Furness
1999 Royal West of England Triennial Sculpture Exhibition: invited exhibitor
1999 Connections Royal Scottish Academy Festival Exhibition:
invited exhibitor
1998 This Island Earth An Tuireann, Isle of Skye
1998 Celtic Connections Iwate, Japan
1998-9 Scottish Spirit Arthur Ross Gallery, Philadelphia
Rutgers University, New Brunswick
S.E. Louisiana University, New Orleans
Colorado University
1997 Changing Perceptions City Art Centre, Edinburgh
Collins Gallery, Glasgow
Crawford Art Centre, St. Andrews
See, Sense Travelling Gallery Tour
1996 1746 Culloden 1996 Highland Printmakers/Chisholm's Croft
1995 Carved, Cast and Constructed Crawford Arts Centre
1994 Scandex Aberdeen Art Gallery
Stavanger Kulturhus, Norway
Konstens Hus, Lulea, Sweden
Kemin Taidemuseo, Kemi, Finland
1994/7 The Art of the Garden The Scottish Gallery at Greywalls
1992-3 European Sculpture Symposium Aberdeen Art Gallery
Foundation Helan-Arts, Bornem, Belgium
Konschthaus Beim Engel, Luxembourg
1991 Interactive Earth Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh + tour
1990 Espaces 1901 Amiens, France
1989 Art in the Making Scottish Arts Council Travelling Gallery
1988/96/97 Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition ('96 invited exhibitor)
1988/99 Royal Glasgow Institute Annual Exhibition
1986/8/92-6/99 Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition ('86: invited exhibitor)


2017 Highland Visual Artist Award
2016 Hope Scott Trust
2013 Royal Scottish Academy: The Highland Society of London Award
2013 Hi-Arts Visual Artists Award
2012 Arts Council for Moray
2009 Hope Scott Trust
2009 Arts Council for Moray
2008 Hi-Arts Visual Artists Award
2001 Civic Trust Awards: mention for Bennachie Interpretative Artworks
1999 Royal Glasgow Institute: Milly and Benno Schotz Award
1997 Royal Scottish Academy: Meyer Oppenheim Prize
1996 Scottish International Educational Trust: funding for travel to U.S.A.
1996 Arts Council for Moray
1996 Hope Scott Trust
1996 Royal Scottish Academy: Ireland Alloys Award
1995 Society of Scottish Artists: Art for a Better World Award
1991 Scottish Arts Council: funding for Interactive Earth residencies

2017 Space/Time, Magnetic North at Cove Park, Argyll
2015 Royal British Sculptors Brian Mercer Residency,
Studio Sem, Pietrasanta, Italy
2013 By Leaves We Live, Planning Aid Scotland/SNH
1995 Norton Priory Museum, Cheshire
1993 Cradlehall Primary School, Highland Region
1989 Ravenspark Academy, Irvine
1987-90 Irvine New Town (inc. 1988 Glasgow Garden Festival)


2017 Articulate Caribbean, Trinidad:
Creative Conversation about the work of Deveron Projects
2012 Sculpture in the Landscape, design charrette, Scottish Sculpture Workshop
2008 MARBLE/marble Symposium, Colorado, U.S.A.: guest artist
1997 Nanao International Sculpture Symposium, Japan: invited artist
1996 MARBLE/marble Symposium, Colorado, U.S.A.: guest artist
1995 International Stone Symposium, Livingston, Scotland
1992 European Sculpture Symposium, Scottish Sculpture Workshop
1990 European Arts Initiatives, Amiens, France: invited speaker
1987 International Granite Symposium, SSW: assistant to Yoshio Yagi

selected consultancy

2005-8 Inverness City Partnership: Advisor to Streetscaping steering group
1997 Scottish Arts Council: National Lottery External Assessor
1997 Masterplan for Inverurie: Artist member of the design team
1993 Peatyards Sculpture Competition, Haddo House, Aberdeenshire



1991-4 Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen
1986,7,9,90,91 Edinburgh College of Art
1990 Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee

Highland Council
Aberdeenshire Council
East Lothian Council
North Ayrshire Council
MacLaurin Art Gallery, Ayr
Highland Council
North Lanarkshire Council
City of Sunderland
West Lothian Council
Norton Priory Museum, Cheshire
Barrow Borough Council
East Cumbria Countryside Project
Nanao City Japan
Forest Enterprise
Technopole, Edinburgh
Victoria Hospice, Kirkcaldy
Perth and Kinross Council
Mugdock Country Park
Riddles Court
Moray Council
Macmillan Cancer Care
Stobhill Hospital Wards Art Collection
Planning Aid Scotland
+ numerous private collections


2017 Articulate Caribbean website http://articulatecaribbean.com/about/
2016 "Brian Mercer Charitable Trust: Mary Bourne ~ Residency in Pietrasanta 2015"
Fondazione Sem and Royal British Society of Sculptors
2016 "Hand to Hand - Sharing the Learning" teachers' resource, Aberdeenshire Council
2014 "By Leaves We Live", Planning Aid Scotland
2012 "Interesting Times", University of Leicester
2011 "Perception", RHUEART
2011 "The Grace of the Birch: Art, Nature and Healing", Stobhill Hospital
2011 "Mortlach Story Walks", Northings http://northings.com/2011/08/11/mortlach-story-walks/
2011 "Perception", Rhueart
2001 "Living the Land", Gray's School of Art
2000 "Eden Benchmarks", East Cumbria Countryside Project
2000 "Surfaces", An Tuireann, Isle of Skye
1999 "Triennial Sculpture Exhibition 1999", Royal West of England Academy
1999 "Fire in the Land", Scottish Sculpture Workshop
1998 "Iwate Art Festival", Iwate Art Festival Executive Committee
1998 "Scottish Spirit", Society of Scottish Artists
1998 "See, Sense", City of Edinburgh Museums and Galleries
1997 "Nanao International Artists' Camp 1997", The City of Nanao
1997 "Changing Perceptions", City of Edinburgh Museums and Galleries
1997 "SSO9", Scottish Sculpture Workshop
1995 "A Sense of Place", Society of Scottish Artists
1994 "The Art of the Garden", The Scottish Gallery
1994 "Scandex, an Exhibition of Contemporary Scottish Sculpture",
Scottish Sculpture Workshop
1993 "Carved Sculpture at Cromarty Courthouse", Ross and Cromarty District Council
1992 "European Sculpture Symposium", Scottish Sculpture Workshop
1990 "Mary Bourne, Sculptor: Artist in Residence, Irvine New Town 1987-90",
Irvine Development Corporation
1989 "Art in the Making", Scottish Arts Council