Work in the Arts: Mary worked in the Heritage sector for over twenty years. Firstly, as an archaeologist, and then as a Museum Curator. Her focus was the industrial landscapes and communities of west central Scotland. The aim being to record the remnants of their industrial past and document the experiences of people who witnessed the demise of Ironworking, Shipbuilding and other associated industries.
In 2004 she chose to change tack, joined the School of Design at Glasgow School of Art, and graduated from the Department of Silversmithing and Jewellery in 2008.
More recently she has been working with print and was involved in the collaborative project: ‘Graphic Impact - Our Lives in Print’, initiated by the Education Team at Glasgow Print Studio. This included community groups from Galgael and Platform Arts. Her work featured in the exhibition, ‘ Love of Print - 50 Years of Glasgow Print Studio’, at Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow in 2022-2023.
She has been a member of SAU for several years and recently became a member of the executive team.
"I have been aware throughout my career of the value and importance of the work of the Trades Unions and recognise their undeniable contribution to the health, wealth, and education of each of their members. The Scottish Artists Union is no different and seeks to do the same for its members, and for every artist and creative community in Scotland."