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Image: Milica Ilić & Joris Janssens, presentation -Introduction into RESHAPE: Imagining Alternatives (2018)Image: Milica Ilić & Joris Janssens, Introduction into RESHAPE: Imagining Alternatives (2018)

Reshape: a bottom-up research & development project

At the beginning of September SSW Director Sam Trotman will be in Tangier to participate in the second of seven workshops with RESHAPE; a research and development programme, that looks to reimagine and reorganise how the arts operates across a range of European and South Mediterranean contexts. The project kicked off at the RESHAPE forum in Lublin last year. It is supported by a group of 13 intermediary organisations and supports around 40 artists and arts workers to explore and […]

One person crouches within birch woodland and another stands behind to gently guide their focus with their hands on the crouching person's headDorian Braun, Tender (2018) Scottish Sculpture Workshop. Photo: Erika Stevenson

Announcement: Creative Europe Large Cooperation Project funding

We’re thrilled to announce that Scottish Sculpture Workshop has been awarded funding from Creative Europe, the EU’s cultural and creative funding programme, towards a four-year multidisciplinary Large Cooperation Project with 9 partners across Europe. Led by Santarcangelo Festival (IT) with partners Artsadmin (UK), Vooruit (BE), Kansallisgalleria/ Kiasma (FI), NTIL (LV), Festival de Marseille (FR), City of Women (SI), L’ Art Rue (TN) and Cork Midsummer Festival (IE), BE PART will enable us to seek new approaches and structures for the […]

Summer Residency 2019Photo: Cam Biddell

Summer Residents 2019: August

Our second Summer Residency is well underway, beginning with a week of hot sunny days. The site is super busy, with artists from Israel, Australia, London and Glasgow, alongside Open Access residents from across the UK. Below is a brief insight into the Summer Residents’ varied practices, and their plans for their forthcoming residency. The second Summer Residency runs from 29 July — 26 August 2019. Tal Gafny Tel Aviv, Israel Tal’s work is concerned with processes of translation of […]

Coral Brookes Lumsden Residency 2019

Lumsden Residency: Coral Brookes

Our first Lumsden Residency artist of 2019 is Coral Brookes, an artist whose practice sits across and between artefacts, design objects, construction and cartoon motion. Through her works, she explores tensions between functionality and fictionality, play and productivity and has recently been reflecting on the material construction, town planning and advertising of the 1968 Telford New Town where she grew up. In the reflection below, Coral shares ideas, thoughts, snapshots and outcomes from two workshops with Lumsden Primary School. Coral […]

A dot of light is caught on the palm of an open handImage: Yvette Bathgate, Summer Residency 2018.

OPEN CALL: SGSAH Researcher in Residence

Deadline for applications: Monday 16 September 2019 The ecological crisis demands more, rather than less, attention to material processes that constitute our world – in ways that build upon but push beyond existing political-economic frames – (Carr, 2016)[1] Makers work in a world that does not stand still – (Ingold 2010)[2] We are much better at admitting that humans infect nature than we are at admitting that non-humanity infects culture, for the latter entails the blasphemous idea that nonhumans—trash, bacteria, […]

Jacob Hoffman_GAP_degreeshowfilmJacob Hoffman, film still (2019)

Artists announced for Graduate Award Programme 2019

We are delighted to announce the selection of four graduate artists from art schools across Scotland for the 2019 Graduate Award Programme at SSW. In November 2019, we will be joined by Jamie Donald (DJCAD), Tasha Lizak (GSA), Chell Young (ECA) and Jacob Hoffman (Grays). Coming together on residency, the artists have opportunity to make new work, learn skills, build national networks and find approaches and methods for sustaining their practice post-graduation.     Jamie Donald BA (Hons) Art and […]

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Summer Residents 2019: July

Welcome to our first Summer Residency group of 2019! Just now everything is erupting into green and it’s light throughout the night from the summer solstice. At this time, we welcome artists from as far as Canada and South Korea, and as local as Crieff, Scotland to our site in Aberdeenshire. Through residency we support the development of diverse practices and interests, fostering conversation and exchange. Here we share an insight into the artists’ practices and plans for residency below. […]

Into The Mountain traineeships

OPEN CALL: Into The Mountain Traineeships

 Deadline for applications: Friday 21 June 2019, 12 noon We are inviting applications for two Into The Mountain Traineeships, delivered in partnership with Mountaineering Scotland and Into The Mountain, an arts and performance project by Simone Kenyon. The traineeship offers a package of training and support to mark out a practical route for women to overcome some of the social and practical barriers facing them in accessing Scotland’s mountainous landscapes. This exciting new collaboration is born out of a commitment […]

SSW x CounterflowsSholto Dobie carries out research in Rhynie Chert Quarry

OPEN CALL: 2019 SSW x Counterflows residency

Deadline for applications: Monday 24 June 2019, 12 noon. Scottish Sculpture Workshop and Counterflows are inviting applications for the second SSW x Counterflows residency programme. Building on a successful pilot programme throughout 2018, we are now opening up applications to artists who break disciplinary boundaries between visual arts, performance and sound and whose practice foregrounds an interdisciplinary, experimental and improvised approach. We are particularly interested in supporting artists who are at a pivotal moment of transition in their practice and […]

DIY: SWEAT: Edythe WooleyImage courtesy the artist

OPEN CALL: DIY16: 2019 — SWEAT: the sky leaks I leak

Deadline for applications: Thursday 20 June, 2pm Dates: Thursday 17 October — Monday 21 October 2019 Honing in on sweating as a bodily function and as a process found in nature, this DIY conceived and led by artist Edythe Woolley will cultivate an embodied practice of dyke/queer resistance through observing and experiencing the act of sweating. Over 3 days at Scottish Sculpture Workshop, we will consider collective sweat. Through sauna sittings, impulse writings, long walks, nature observations, deep thinking, and […]