MacGillivray is the Highland name of writer, performance artist and musician Kirsten Norrie. Published by Bloodaxe Books in the UK, MacGillivray is also published in the US by Red Hen and has a non-fiction book Scottish Lost Boys published 2018 by Strange Attractor Press/MIT. Her poetry has been favourably reviewed in Magma, The Herald, Shearsman and the Poetry Review and she has read with Don Paterson, Alan Moore, Ishion Hutchinson, Vahni Capildeo and Iain Sinclair. Her writing is informed and influenced by an AHRC funded doctorate at the University of Oxford in Scottish Performance and Poetry.
MacGillivray has worked on two major British film soundtracks directed by Andrew Kotting - Swandown Britdoc/Channel 4 with Jem Finer (The Pogues) and Iain Sinclair and By Our Selves in which she also has a role appearing opposite Toby Jones. Her work has appeared on BBC Radio 3 - The Verb and Late Junction, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio 6 and Resonance FM selected by The Wire. She has made nine records released on 100 Acre Recordings and Antigen Records and performed internationally at venues such as the Volksbuhne, Berlin; the Rockwell Music Hall, NYC and Union Chapel, London with The Fall, Shirley Collins, Current 93, Thurston Moore, Arlo Guthrie, Arthur Brown, and Vic Godard and Subway Sect. She has received five Creative Scotland Open Funding Awards for her work and was nominated for a Paul Hamlyn Composer Award and shortlisted for a Help Musicians/PRS Scottish Performer of the Year Award 2017.
As a performance artist MacGillivray has performed internationally including Vietnam, Greenland, Norway, the US, UK and Europe both solo and with the Parlour Collective and the Wolf in the Winter. Performances have been hosted and supported by the Wellcome Trust, the Goethe Institut, the Whitechapel, the South London Gallery and the Freud Museum.
F E L L O W S H I P S / R E S I D E N C I E S / A W A R D S
Paul Hamlyn Composers Award, (nominated) Apr, 2017.
PRS/Help Musicians Scottish Music Performer of the Year, (shortlisted) Mar, 2017.
Kickstarter The Last Wolf of Scotland, funding raised to record Sitting Bull’s great grandson. Oct, 2017.
Creative Scotland Open Funding Award, Clach-gheurachaidh: The Sharpening Stone. Awarded to research Gaelic song for live performance. Apr,2016.
Creative Scotland Open Funding Award, In My End is My Beginning. Awarded to set Mary Queen of Scots' poetry to music and for a collection of sonnets and deconstructed sonnets to Mary Queen of Scots. Apr 2015 - Feb, 2016.
Creative Scotland Open Funding Award, Gàradh Gàidhlig nam Marbh:The Gaelic Garden of the Dead. Awarded to write a third poetry collection based on the alphabet of trees. Dec, 2015.
Royal Scottish Academy/Creative Scotland, Artist-in-Residence Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Isle of Skye. Awarded to make Gaelic short film: Aisling Sheòrais MhicDhòmhnaill: George MacDonald's Dream. Jun - Dec, 2014.
Oxford Poetry Society Martin Starkie Prize, shortlisted. Nov, 2013.
Creative Scotland Artist Bursary, awarded to write non-fiction work Scottish Lost Boys evolved from AHRC funded doctoral research. Feb, 2014.
AHRC Kluge Fellow, The Library of Congress, Washington DC. Oct 2011-Jan, 2012.
OVADA Gallery, VENT Live Art Residency, Oxford. Apr, 2005.
Boise Travel Award, The Slade School of Fine Art. Awarded to make desert performance in Arizona and Nevada. April 2003 - Jun 2003.
Fine Art Fellow, University of Gloucester. Sep 2001-Sep 2002.
SCIART Award, The Wellcome Trust. Jun 2003 - Jun 2000.
F I L M S & F I L M S O U N D T R A C K S
Whalebone Box, appearing in and contributing to the soundtrack for a short film by Andrew Kötting with Iain Sinclair, November, 2018.
Upstream Milkwood Films, invited to create vocals for film soundtrack based on the words of writer Rob MacFarlane and working with composer Hauschka, shot in the Cairngorms. June, 2018.
Alchemy Film Festival, commissioned to create 'Gàradh Gàidhlig nam Marbh: The Gaelic Garden of the Dead' with live performance. Shot in the ancient Caledonian forest. May 7th - 11th, 2018.
‘MacGillivray’ John Robb Music Interview, April 2018.
LUSH artist film ‘MacGillivray and Poetry’ interviewed by Matthew Shaw. April, 2018.
Walking Cities Shakespeare Lives: Macbeth at Glamis, British Council, Nov, 2016.
Bloodaxe Trailer, The Nine of Diamonds cinematographer Anonymous Bosch. Sep, 2016.
Bloodaxe Reading, The Nine of Diamonds cinematographer Anonymous Bosch. September, 2016.
By Our Selves Directed by Andrew Kötting, starring Alan Moore and Toby Jones. Soundtrack and acting role as John Clare's dead lover. Jul, 2015.
Aisling Sheòrais MhicDhòmhnaill: George MacDonald's Dream, Gaelic Short Film, director and actor, 2014. Film screened at Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Isle of Skye; Old Hairdressers Glasgow, Edinburgh University Screening Room (SPL); Colchester Arts Centre; Newcastle Centre for Literature and the Horse Hospital, London. Premiered at the Alchemy Film Festival, 2015.
Themes from Stenberg, soundtrack for experimental film-maker Stanley Schtinter. Screened and performed at Apiary Studios, London. Apr, 2014.
In My End is My Beginning, two short films for Mary Queen of Scots, funded by Creative Scotland, actor and director. Feb, 2016. Screened at the Glasgow Women’s Library.
Channel 4 Britdoc Foundation and The BFI Film Fund Premiere, Swandown. Feature-length experimental documentary. Soundtrack score with Jem Finer for Iain Sinclair and Andrew Kötting, director, Jun, 2012.
And of the Brimming Freeze Frame, Tai Shani film screened at the Arnolfini. MacGillivray, live soundtrack. 2012.
The Cutting, Dir. Tony Grisoni and B. Catling, acting role. Jun, 2005. Screened at Royal Academy America, NYC; Cinema 6, London; Matt’s Gallery, London.
R E C O R D S
Bloodaxe Books The Nine of Diamonds: Surroial Mordantless, e-book recording with soundtrack. Forthcoming, Jun, 2018.
Pighog/Red Hen Press The Last Wolf of Scotland, with excerpts read by Ernie LaPointe, great grandson
of Sitting Bull. May, 2018.
Antigen Records, Watermarked in Flame, MacGillivray Live. March, 2018.
The Wire Music Magazine Tapper CD, ‘Murdered Mermaid Song' Antigen Records. November, 2017.
MacGillivray Live at Colchester Arts Centre 2016/17. March, 2017.
Clach-gheurachaidh. Gaelic song with cello by Atzi Muramatsu. Creative Scotland funded. Jan, 2017.
In My End is My Beginning. Creative Scotland funded. May, 2016.
Hundred Acre Recordings, Once Upon A Dirty Ear. Jun, 2015.
Horse Sweat Chandelier. Producer, James Young (Nico, John Cale). May 2013.
Radio Beating Heart. Producer, James Young (Nico, John Cale). May, 2012.
Radiophonic Subluna. Dec, 2012.
Wolf. Producer, James Young (Nico, John Cale). Sep, 2009.
R E C O R D I N G S: G U E S T V O C A L S
Songs They Never Play On the Radio, James Young. Gonzo Recordings, 2016. (MacGillivray vocals).
I Feel the Air of Other Planets, James Young. Self-release, 2014. (MacGillivray co-producer, vocals).
Man Dog, Eric Random. Klang Galerie, 2014. (MacGillivray vocals tracks 4, 6 & 9).
Electric Knife Records, Visionary Seascapes Andrew Kotting, Jem Finer, MacGillivray. Jan, 2013.
P O E T R Y P U B L I C A T I O N S
Bloodaxe Books The Gaelic Garden of the Dead. Trilogy of three volumes. Forthcoming Feb, 2019.
Bloodaxe Books The Nine of Diamonds: Surroial Mordantless. Oct, 2016.
Pighog/Redhen: Brighton/Los Angeles The Last Wolf of Scotland. Oct, 2013 (first imprint), March, 2017 (second US imprint).
N O N - F I C T I O N P U B L I C A T I O N S
Strange Attractor Press/MIT Scottish Lost Boys, Renegade Essays. Forthcoming Jun, 2018.
E S S A Y S/ R E V I E W S/ C R I T I C A L W R I T I N G
Strange Attractor Journal Death Trips, George MacDonald and His Gaelic Contexts. Forthcoming, 2018.
By Our Selves essay contribution with Iain Sinclair, Toby Jones, Freddy Jones and Andrew Kotting, 2015. Murray White Room, Melbourne Tony Clark: Myriorama Monograph: contribution to introductory essay. Feb 2012.
Performance Research, Routledge Become. Secret Acts in the Work of Kate Davis. May Edition, 2009.
Art Monthly National Review of Live Art, the Tramway, Glasgow. April Edition 2008 Art Monthly Lull Kate Davis solo show, Fred, London. May Edition, 2008. Art Monthly Enter Love and Enter Death Smith/Stewart, Inverleith House, Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh. Dec/ Jan Edition, 2007-8.
Art Monthly National Review of Live Art, the Tramway, Glasgow. April Edition, 2007.
P O E T R Y J O U R N A L S & M A G A Z I N E S
Free Poetry, Scottish compilation, US publication, University of Idaho. February, 2018.
Test Centre Seven, November, 2016.
Gutter Magazine 14 Spoken Word: three poems, three recordings. May, 2016.
St Magnus Festival: Forty Years, festival compilation including Andrew Motion.
Butcher’s Dog Magazine, Issue 6. 2016.
Ecstatic Peace Magazine, edited by Thurston Moore. 2016.
The Scotsman, Poem of the Day. Dec/Jan, 2013-14.
Vagabond Voices Be the First to Like This, Scottish Poetry Library compilation of New Generation Scottish Poets. Oct, 2014.
Test Centre Five, November, 2014.
ASH, Oxford Poetry Society. Nov, 2013.
Test Centre Four, Nov, 2013.
ASLS New Writing Scotland 30, Sep, 2012.
Magma Poetry Magazine Issue 51, Nov, 2011.
P A P E R S A N D C O N F E R E N C E S
Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Book Week Scotland. Death Trips, George MacDonald and His Gaelic Contexts. Dec, 2014.
Magdalen College, University of Oxford. George MacDonald and the Roots of Victorian Fantasy. Death Trips, George MacDonald and Gaelic Contexts, Aug, 2014.
Kluge Fellow Presentation, Library of Congress. Intertextuality and BBC Clearance: Decoding an Archive of Identity. Dec, 2011.
Queen Mary University of London, Gobsmacked: Getting Speechless in Performance The Impossibility of Silence, paper presented using voice changing equipment. Nov, 2010.
Collective Gallery Edinburgh: Art Monthly Roadshow: Art, Music, Performance. Aug, 2007.
L I V E P E R F O R M A N C E (Special Guest)
Brigid May Power, Asylum Studios, Ipswich, March 2018.
Eartheater, The Glad Cafe, Glasgow. Jun, 2016.
Jozef Van Wissem (Only Lovers Left Alive), The Glad Cafe, Glasgow. Nov, 2015.
Mike Heron and The Trembling Bells at Tin Music and Arts, Coventry. Jan, 2015.
Hauschka, Cafe Oto, London. Mar, 2014.
Shirley Collins and Current 93, Union Chapel. Feb, 2014.
Arthur Brown, Winchester Fire Station. Jul, 2010.
Arlo Guthrie, 100 Club and Methodist Church. Feb, 2009.
Vic Godard & Subway Sect, London. Nov, 2009.
The Fall, 02 Academy Islington. Jul, 2008.
F E S T I V A L S & T O U R S
Latvian Literature Festival, Scottish Poetry Library, May 2018.
Edinburgh International Book Festival. Poetry reading, Aug, 2017.
Ledbury Poetry Festival. Jul, 2017.
Newcastle Poetry Festival. May, 2017.
Aye Write! Glasgow Literary Festival and the Gaelic Book Council. Performance with Aonghas MacNeacail. Mar, 2017.
Celtic Connections, Glasgow. Dub-pibroch opera composed with Suns of Arqua. Jan, 2017.
SPILL Festival of Live Performance, ‘Work Songs and Pastorals’, Headline Act. Oct, 2016.
Solas Festival. June, 2016.
Hidden Door Festival. May - June, 2016.
Aye Write! Glasgow Literary Festival. Curated by Neu Reekie. Mar, 2016.
Pighog/Redhen US Tour: The Last Wolf of Scotland. The Bowery Poetry Club, The KGB Bar, Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC; Annenberg Beach House, The Edison, LA. Sep, 2015.
Queensland Poetry Festival and Melbourne Writers’ Festival, funded by Creative Scotland, August 2015.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Summerhall. Aug, 2015.
BBC Radio 3 Late Junction Live from the Edinburgh Festival, BBC Tent, Potter Row, Edinburgh. Aug, 2015.
Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Aisling Sheòrais MhicDhòmhnaill ‘George MacDonald's Dream. Apr, 2015.
Wolf Tour: The Blind Leading the Blind, Fierce Festival Birmingham, Modern Art Oxford, Dorchester Abbey. Jun- Aug, 2013.
Shorelines Festival, Southend-On-Sea, Swandown, Expanded Cinema performance with Kotting, Sinclair and Finer. Nov, 2013.
Nico Tribute Concert, Volksbuhne, Berlin, 2008.
Oxford Chamber Music Festival, 2008.
Electric Renaissance Festival, Halle, Germany Das Lichtsignal. Jun, 2005.
Boulevard Festival Den Bosch, Netherlands, Wolf Pedlar. Jun, 2003.
The National Review of Live Art. The Wolf in the Winter, Glasgow. 2003.
L I V E P E R F O R M A N C E
Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh with Svend Erik-Engh, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, August.
Golden Hare Books, Edinburgh, 24th May.
The London Book Fair, Red Hen Poets, Betsy Trotwood, 11th April.
The Horse Hospital with Doomed Bird of Providence and the Dead Rat Orchestra, Bloomsbury. 23rd March.
The Smoke House, Ipswich, 16th March.
Colchester Arts Centre. 'Whalebone Box', collaboration with Iain Sinclair, 15th March.
Colchester Arts Centre. Collaboration with Alan Moore. 28th September.
Bloodaxe Reading with four Bloodaxe poets, Scottish Poetry Library. 10th June.
Antigen Records celebration at Colchester Arts Centre with the Dead Rat Orchestra. 19th May.
The Horse Hospital with Teleplasmiste (Coil). London launch of The Nine of Diamonds. 10th March.
Help Musicians New Music Performer of the Year Awards Ceremony. 8th March.
Colchester Arts Centre. Headline with support from Laura Cannell and the Dead Rat Orchestra. 7th March.
Herland: Glasgow Women’s Library, Readings for Woolf and Burns. 27th January.
Vespers, Serenity Cafe, Edinburgh, curated by Rob MacKenzie, editor of Magma Poetry Magazine. 10th January.
Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts, Bloodaxe book launch, University of Newcastle with Ishion Hutchinson. 22nd November.
Underground City, a series of reading nights in The Old Town Bookshop, Edinburgh with Rachel McCrum, Harry Giles & Alec Finlay. 28th September.
The Grind, Pilrig Church, Leith for Amnesty International. 26th June.
Morbid Anatomy, the Horse Hospital, London. Reading of ‘George MacDonald’s Dream’ (forthcoming Strange Attractor Press/MIT) for the book launch of ‘The Anatomical Venus’ by Joanna Ebenstein (Thames & Hudson). 15th May.
Fail Better, in association with the Radical Film Festival & STUC, Glasgow. 29th April.
Second Space, Edinburgh. 28th April.
Parlour Collective, Dr. Johnson’s House, London, Mary Queen of Scots performance. 15th April.
The London Book Fair with Red Hen Press, Los Angeles. The Horse Hospital. 12th April.
The Laughing Bell, London with Chicaloyoh. 10th April.
Edinburgh Food Studio with Ryan Van Winkle. 31st March.
Fail better, Glasgow. 11th February.
Hope, Book Launch at the Amnesty Bookshop, Hammersmith, London. 10th February .
David Gascoyne Celebration. The South Bank Poetry Library with Niall McDevitt & Iain Sinclair.
The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow. 15th January .
Poetry Club, Glasgow with Death Shanties. 18th December.
Caesura, Demonstration Room, Summerhall, Edinburgh. 13th November.
National Library of Scotland, Tricolour. Apiary Studios, London.
The London Book Fair with Red Hen Press, Notting Hill, London.
Freak Circus Magazine Launch, the Bongo Club.
Fail Better, Glasgow.
Soundlab, Glasgow City Halls.
Colchester Arts Centre with support from Jolie Wood.
St. Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch with Teleplasmiste (Coil).
Warburton Gallery, Edinburgh.
Word Power Books, Edinburgh.
Old Hairdressers, Glasgow.
The Horse Hospital, Bloomsbury.
‘Damn Rebel Bitch’, Primary, Nottingham with support from Surfacing.
Headline performance, Colchester Arts Centre.
Tin Music and Arts, Coventry.
The Horse Hospital, London.
National Library of Scotland, Tricolour.
Parlour Collective, Kunstbanken Biennale, HAMAR, Norway.
By Our Selves performed live and screened as expanded cinema at Oxford Brookes University, Dilston Grove, Battersea Arts Centre, the Whitechapel, Colchester Arts Centre.
Ten Red, Edinburgh.
Schtinter's Stenberg, Apiary Studios, London.
MacGillivray Live, Colchester Arts Centre.
Talking Heids, Edinburgh.
Glasgow Saturnalia! With the Trembling Bells, the Flying Duck, Glasgow.
Glasgow City Hall Recital Room.
Shirley Collins Promotion with the Trembling Bells, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow.
Shirley Collins Promotion with Alan Moore and B. Catling, Northampton Centre for the Arts.
Symposium with Don Paterson, University of Edinburgh and the Scottish Poetry Library.
Auld Enemies, curated by SJ Fowler, Summerhall, Edinburgh.
The Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden.
To Gypsyland, Gypsy Symposium, 198 Gallery Brixton, London.
Albion Beatnik, Oxford for The Arctic Book Club, Arts Council England.
Test Centre Four with Thurston Moore, Iain Sinclair, Lee Harwood, Tom Raworth.
Excessive Sensibility, Dorchester Abbey.
St. Magnus Festival.
Red Roaster, Brighton, launch of The Last Wolf of Scotland.
Freud Museum, Totem and Taboo Festival.
Leighton House, Parlour Collective.
Kurt Schwitters Merzbau, Norway, Molde Jazz Festival.
Swandown live performance, Aldeburgh, Snape.
Somerset House, London with Iain Sinclair.
Swandown live performance, British Library.
Modern Art Oxford.
CCA Glasgow, Margaret Tait Book Launch.
Oxford Botanic Gardens, Parlour Collective.
The Rockwell Music Hall, NYC.
Sketch, London with Iain Sinclair and Chris Petit.
You Carry Fire, Swedenborg Society with Iain Sinclair, Don Paterson, Alan Moore, B. Catling.
Vocal performance for Patrick McCabe book launch with Neil Jordan, London.
Nottingham The British Art Show: Sideshow.
London WW Gallery.
Modern Art Oxford with Vahni Capildeo.
WG Terrein Amsterdam. To Be Present - Live - No Tech.
Marine Court Rendezvous, Sketch. As part of a sound track by Susan Stenger for a film by Chris Petit and Iain Sinclair.
The Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden.
Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London.
Hackney Tower project, with Iain Sinclair and Susan Stenger.
The Holywell Music Room with Iain Sinclair.
Ovada Gallery, Oxford 7,013g. Solo exhibition. Supported by The Wellcome Trust.
Live Art Development Agency, London. Lupus Hiberna.
London Lip, The Bishopsgate Institute with Alan Moore, B. Catling, Michael Moorcock and Iain Sinclair.
The South London Gallery, The Wolf in the Winter.
Arts Council of England, Hanoi, Vietnam Lim Dim. La Gresol Foundation, Spain Acts of Faith and Generosity Galleria Lainteriorbodega, Barcelona.
La Bisbal, Spain. Imperceptible, the earth rings.
Ovada Gallery, Oxford Live Art Residency exhibition Petrol/Hawking/Popcorn/Savage.
De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill-on-Sea Cabaret Melancholique.
The Wolf in the Winter, Greenland.
The Courtauld Institute.
Die Wolfe, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart.
Nottingham Expo. Oxford, OX1. Pump Room, Cheltenham Fellow's Show.
Goethe Institut Berlin Das Feld.
The Wolf in the Winter, Milkafabriek Gallery, s'Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.
Edinburgh Festival, What the Blind Man Sees.
R A D I O
BBC Radio Four - Shortlisted for BBC Radio 4 Feature Documentary on MacGillivray. Producer Eve Streeter. Full treatment submission, July 2017.
BBC Radio Scotland: The Janice Forsyth Show. Jan 2017.
BBC Radio 3 Late Junction Featured Artist: MacGillivray, Live from the Edinburgh Festival, presented by Verity Sharp. Aug, 2015.
BBC Radio 3 Late Junction, Once Upon A Dirty Ear, 100 Acre Recordings, Aug, 2015.
BBC Radio 6, Once Upon A Dirty Ear, 100 Acre Recordings, April 2015.
BBC Radio Wales, Once Upon A Dirty Ear, 100 Acre Recordings, April 2015.
BBC Radio Lancashire, Once Upon A Dirty Ear, 100 Acre Recordings, April 2015.
Radio Six International John Cavanagh, Soundwave, May, 2015.
Radio Six International John Cavanagh, Live session, Jun, 2015.
Scottish Poetry Library, podcast interview, 2013.
Resonance FM 10, The Wire: Adventures in Modern Music Cold Star Stable selected by The Wire editor Chris Bohn from Radiophonic Subluna, Nov, 2011.
BBC Radio 3, Late Junction, Fiona Talkington from Horse Sweat Chandelier, Jun, 2009.
BBC Radio 3, Late Junction Single Peggy Gordon played by Fiona Talkington, Aug, 2009
BBC Radio 3 The Verb. interview with Ian McMillan and reading. Sep, 2009.
P R E S S / I N T E R V I E W S / R E V I E W S
Oxford Poetry Magazine interview for Summer Edition on The Nine of Diamonds, 2017.
The Poetry Review ‘Kaleidoscopic Secrets’, review of The Nine of Diamonds, vol 107:1 Spring, 2017.
Colchester Gazette MacGillivray Live Performance. Mar, 2017.
Magma ‘Breath Bent Double in the Nose’ review of The Nine of Diamonds, Issue 67, Spring.
The Poetry School review of The Nine of Diamonds, Oct, 2016.
The Sunday Herald ‘Language is My Home; New Poetry Collections: Vahni Capildeo, MacGillivray and Paul Muldoon. 2016.
Gutter Magazine 14 Spoken Word: live review and of The Last Wolf of Scotland. May, 2016.
The List MacGillivray featured in ‘Music’ full page on Soundlab with short interview. 2015.
Popmatters Once Upon A Dirty Ear. 2015.
The Gramarye issue 8. Review of The Last Wolf of Scotland by Niall McDevitt, 2015.
Rock N Reel (R2) Magazine Once Upon A Dirty Ear. 2015.
The Quietus Once Upon A Dirty Ear. 2015.
ATTN Magazine Review Once Upon A Dirty Ear. 2015.
ATTN Magazine Interview. 2015.
The Scottish Review of Books. Nov, 2014.
Shearsman. The Last Wolf of Scotland. Aug, 2014.
Magma. The Last Wolf of Scotland. Apr, 2014.
ASLS. The Last Wolf of Scotland. Mar, 2014.
Neon. The Last Wolf of Scotland. Mar, 2014.
Sidekick Books. The Last Wolf of Scotland, reviewed by Harry Giles. Jan, 2014.
The Wire Music Magazine, Horse Sweat Chandelier, Sukhdev Sandhu, Issue 362, 2014.
The Sunday Herald, 'Voices of Tomorrow’. 2014.
The Herald, Book Week Scotland. Nov, 2014.
The Scotsman, Poem of the Day Dec/Jan, 2013-14.
E D U C A T I O N
AHRC funded PhD in Scottish Performance and Poetry. Wolfson College, University of Oxford/ University of Westminster. 2009-2012.
MFA Performance and Text. The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art/ St. Edmund Hall, University of Oxford. 2000-2001.
BFA (Ist Class Hons.)The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art/ St. Edmund Hall, University of Oxford.1997-2000.
Foundation Course (Distinction) Leith School of Art, Edinburgh. 1996-1997.
V O C A T I O N A L T R A I N I N G
Gaelic Song Course taught by Christine Primrose, Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Jun, 2016.
Gaelic Speaking Lessons taught by Coinneach McManus, Jan-Mar, 2017.
Singing Lessons taught by Liz Harley, (Guildhall School of Music and Drama) at the Edinburgh Voice Studio. Jun-Jul, 2015.
Gaelic Beginners Course, Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Isle of Skye. July, 2014.
Recording and Production Values with James Young, co-producer with John Cale and performer with Nico. Jun 2004-Jun 2006.
P R O F E S S I O N A L E X P E R I E N C E
Poetry Tutor, the Poetry School, London. Spring 2018/ Autumn 2018/ Spring 2019.
Interim Freelance Events Curator. Scottish Poetry Library. Nov-Aug, 2016/17.
Visiting Tutor in Performance Art. Edinburgh College of Art. Mar-Apr, 2014/15.
History of Art Tutor. New College, University of Oxford/ Oxford Study Abroad Program, Washington International Studies Council. Oct 2011-May, 2015.
Undergraduate Visiting Tutor. The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford. Trinity term, 2011.
Visiting Tutor. The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford. Oct 2004-Jun, 2009.
C O N T A C T
For enquiries relating to poetry and readings please contact editor Neil Astley or publicist Christine McGregor at Bloodaxe Books.
For enquires relating to non-fiction publications and events please contact Mark Pilkington at Strange Attractor Press.
For enquiries relating to music please contact either Jason Whittaker at Antigen Records or Ian Noble at 100 Acre Recordings.
For all other enquiries please contact MacGillivray at: www.macgillivray.org.uk