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
Open Frequency, Steven Mackenzie