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Fi Bailey, Dundee


                                                           (above) Portrait with red rubber band by Chris Dooks (2019)

Awards + selected work
December 2023-2024 Visual Artist & Craft Maker Award: Dundee
April 2023 The Procreate Project Archive, Lewisham It's Not Supposed to Be Fun
December 2022 Visual Arts Scotland North, Inverness Film: Minutes
Creative Scotland Create:Inclusion 2020  Project exploring moving image: Through an Open Door
24.11.23 -13.12.23 Do you hear us...are you listening? Spilt Milk Gallery CIC
December 2022 VAS North, Inverness Film: Minutes
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, Artist's Talk + installation 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, Edinburgh
27/10/18 – 05/11/18 Oh Mother - Spilt Milk Member’s Show, Custom House, Edinburgh
2018 Project with Artlink, Lothians funded by R. S. McDonald Trust: exploring the high school environment with pupils on the autism spectrum
2018 June – 2019 June Artist Residency In Motherhood
2018 This is What You’re Looking For, installation Porty Art Walk, Edinburgh
2017 Making Signals collage 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 Creative Mornings Edinburgh (Guest Speaker) Spectrum 
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 - AUDip
2007 – 2009 Putney School of Art & Design: Painting & Drawing part-time
2000 - 2008 FNSNM Kings’ College, London (degree modules including Critical Care, and Death & Dying in Contemporary Society)
1997 – 2000 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 artist, facilitator, mentor and founder of Write To Be Known
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
2009 – 2012 English Language Teacher, Buenos Aires, 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

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