2014-15 Large scale, bell jar installation for Bombay Sapphire new visitor centre in Laverstoke

2012 March Feature Artist of the month including interview for www.artplantaetoday.com

2011 December 'Curves Artists Exhibition'. Group show in Stockbridge, Edinburgh raising funds for Maggies Charity Centre Edinburgh.

2011 Feb-April Exhibition in Peter Potter Gallery (Haddington, Scotland) showing alongside the photography of Andy Goldsworthy

2010 Jul-Sept Shown as part of Edinburgh Art Festival, Natura sensus solo exhibiton at Atticsalt Gallery

2010 Feb-April Locus imperialis solo exhibition at Cameo Cinema Bar

2010 January Full time, self employed Contemporary Artist

2010 January Shortlisted to final three for the Tramway/GMAC Gaelic Community Arts project, Glasgow.

2009 October Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh opens the new visitor centre ‘The John Hope Gateway’ with three exhibition spaces curated by Mairi Gillies

2008 March Biomimetic Spectra exhibition opens in Atticsalt
Gallery, Mairi’s first solo exhibition of contemporary art.

2008 August Co-curated What is Life exhibition, RBGE, Art works by Christine Boreland, Graham Fagan and Simon Starling

2007 August Mairi travels with Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to Oman as part of the interpretation team for Oman Botanic Garden

2007 – 2010 Promoted to John Hope Gateway Exhibitions Curator, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

2006 Sept-Oct Mairi travels on plant collecting expedition to Borneo, Malaysia with RBGE horticulture division.

2005 Sept Assistant in set up and promotion of Maevona Jewellery at the ‘Javits International World Jewelry Fair’, New York, USA.

2005-2007 Research Horticulturist in Indoor Department of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

2004-2005 HNC in Horticulture with Plantsmanship

2004 Honours degree in Sculpture (B/A Hons) from Edinburgh College of Art

2003-2004 Educational volunteer at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
2002 Mairi took part in ‘Uisge Betha’, a international residency with students from Arizona College of Art at Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden.

2002 Outdoor installation of Art exhibition in Cumbria of sculpture including work by Jake Harvey in private grounds.

1999-2000 Arts Volunteer at the Collective Gallery Edinburgh – roles included assisting with children’s workshops introducing contemporary arts.