Fi Bailey, Edinburgh


                                                           (above) Portrait with red rubber band by Chris Dooks


Create:Inclusion, Creative Scotland 2020


8.3.21 – 11.4.21 If Not Now, When? Spilt Milk Gallery, Online Exhibition

21.2.20 - 23.2.20 Through An Open Door, Audacious Women Festival, City Art Centre, Edinburgh

29.9.19 – 12.10.19 Birth Story Retold, Re:birth Spilt Milk Member’s Show, Gallery One,   St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh

30.8.19 – 15.9.19 Let-up, installation Porty Art Walk, Edinburgh

21/6/19 By Moonlight, Leith School of Art Contemporary Art Practice Show, Patriothall Gallery

27/10/18 – 05/11/18 Oh Mother - Spilt Milk Member’s Show, Custom House, Edinburgh

2018 –ongoing Project with Artlink, funded by R. S. McDonald Trust: exploring the high school environment with young people on the autism spectrum

2018 June – 2019 June Artist Residency In Motherhood
2018 This is what you’re looking for, installation Porty Art Walk 2017 Making Signals (mixed media) Inchmore Gallery, Inverness

2016 The Mongolia Project: Journeys
2010 Taller Abierto (Open Studio), Buenos Aires, Argentina

2008: Open Exhibition, Putney School of Art, London


2020 Artist's talk: Escaping the Asylum, City Art Centre, Edinburgh
2018 (Presenter) at CILIP Annual Conference, How Bibliotherapy is Empowering & Enabling People in Midlothian, Dundee, (5/6/18)
2018 (Presenter) Midlothian Libraries Bibliotherapy Service: Increasing confidence, self-esteem and emotional

literacy, Holyrood’s Libraries in Scotland Case Study (NASUWT, 07/02/18)
2018 (Presenter) Bibliotherapy - Empowering and Enabling People Through The Written Word (Glasgow Caledonian University, 26/01/18)


2018 Chapter 6: Long term impacts of bibliotherapy groups: reading and writing together. In: Brewster, L., Mcnicol, S. Bibliotherapy. Facet. August 2018, Bailey, F.
2018 Evaluation of Midlothian Libraries Bibliotherapy Service, King, R, Bailey, F.
2017 Exploring Reading Habits Contributer: Words Work Well Scotland. Bailey, F.


23.9.19 - 26.9.19, Cove Park, Scotland

2018 June - September, Artists Residency in Motherhood


2020 Diploma in Transformational Coaching: Animas Centre for Coaching (Feb-Sept)

2018 – 2019 Leith School of Art: Contemporary Art Practice (Sept 2018 – June 2019)
2013 – 2015 Edinburgh Napier University: Master of Arts Degree in Creative Writing (Distinction)

2010 Íbero, Buenos Aires, Argentina: TEFL/TESOL Advanced Teaching Certificate
2009 – 2010 Argentina, Fine art tuition with Prof. Florencia F. Frank
2008 – 2009 University of Hull: Relationship Psychotherapy - Advanced University Diploma
2008 Kings’ College, London: Death & Dying in Contemporary Society
2007 – 2009 Putney School of Art & Design: Painting & Drawing (4 hours a week)
2000 – 2007 University of Brighton: Adult Nursing DipHE - with additional degree equivalent

1995 Kent Institute of Art & Design: Foundation in Art & Design

Professional experience

2018 – current: self-employed facilitator, mentor and founder of Write To Be Known; reading and writing for wellbeing

2016 – 2018: Bibliotherapist at Midlothian Libraries
2013 – 2016 part-time post-graduate student in the School of Creative Arts, Edinburgh Napier University
Maternity leave & relocation to Scotland
2010 – 2012 English Language Teacher, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2009 – 2010 Voluntary English Language Teacher, English House School, Argentina
Relocation to South America
2008 – 2009 Bereavement & Family Liaison Nurse Specialist, King’s College Hospital, London
2007 – 2008 Voluntary Couple’s Counsellor, Relate, Kingston
2005 – 2007 Senior Clinical Research Nurse, Heart Lung Centre, London
2004 Critical Care Nurse, ICU, The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia
2001- 2003 Staff Nurse, Recovery/Intensive Care, St Thomas’ and Guy's Hospital, London
2000 – 2001 Staff Nurse, General Surgery, Kent & Sussex Hospital, Kent