My artwork is about mapping connections between myself and place.

I am creating artworks mapping complex and multilayered connections to place, informed by my life and memories, researching my family genealogy and the industrial heritage and history within the communities I grew up in and live in now, specifically Mayfield, Dalkeith and South West Edinburgh.

Mapping and research into geographical locations, genealogical and geological timelines, informs my installations, sculpture, painting, printmaking and poetry.

In 1996 Yvonne graduated with a BA(Hons) from Gray's School of Art and was awarded a John Kinross Scholarship from the Royal Scottish Academy, for a period of study in Florence. Yvonne has her artwork included in the Public Collections of The Royal Scottish Academy, Gray's School of Art, The National Mining Museum and The Lothians Hospitals Trust and Art UK (previously known as The Public Catalogue Foundation).

Alongside exhibiting, Yvonne has been establishing her creative placemaking arts practice and has over twenty years experience providing creative support to adults within the community, facilitating local authority adult education art classes, facilitating workshops and participating in community events and volunteering.

In 2018 Yvonne joined Gorgie Collective, Yvonne is currently an artist committee member and has been creating public art and facilitating community workshops.

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