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Lisa's practice is constantly changing and draws on sound, visual and experiential elements. She has a figurative aspect to her work focussed on the remote rural location in the North West of Scotland where she lives and this work is heavily influenced by the dramatic weather and wild landscape of the North West Highlands. There is also an ongoing abstract and conceptual aspect to her practice.


Current work includes an ongoing series 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. This often echoes the physical landscape and incorporates the weather conditions.

Selected Exhibitions and Performances

2025                   October. Upcoming Solo Show Gairloch Museum / NW Highlands 

2024                   February. Upcoming Group. Visual Arts Scotland Centenary Show at Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2024                   January. Upcoming Group. Preselection. RSW 143rd Centenary Show. Royal Scottish Academy. 

2023                   Scottish Society Of Artists Annual Exhibition, MacLaurin Gallery, Ayrshire.

2023                   Gairloch Museum Winter Show- group, NW HIghlands

2023                   Dockside Gallery Winter Show – group, Berwick Upon Tweed

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.

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

Scholarships and Awards

2023.                           Selected for Society of Scottish Artists Annual Open Exhibition

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


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.


'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 


2020          Open Country BBC Radio 4 - recorded and presented two walks on Bein Shieldaig and was                        interviewed for Open Country. Listen here. 

2015 Remote Performances - 30 minute interview about my work with Tam Dean Burn. Listen here


Scottish Arts Council 

Open Frequency, Steven Mackenzie

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