Catriona Taylor

I graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2006 after having pursued a career in the theatre and literature.

My work tends to encompass two disciplines; painting and installations which now include film.
I was Artist in Residence at the National Library of Scotland and through their collections became very interested in emigration and clearance from Scotland. I was particularly inspired by the Sorley MacLean manuscripts and the huge archive of emigrant letters.

I have always been fascinated by Scottish history and landscape. I was awarded a Visual Artist Award from Creative Scotland and CABN to make a film shot from the back of my horse as I followed the Cross Borders Drove Road in the footsteps of the drovers.
I have also made installations about the Scottish Fishing Industry, Childhood and the Farming Bothy Culture.

I am currently Leverhulme Artist in Residence with the Scottish Centre of Diaspora Studies at Edinburgh University.
Following my interest in emigration I decided to research current migration to Scotland. This has been a fascinating and thought provoking theme and I am now planning to make a film work, photo installation and a migration quilt.