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SSW in press and media: April 2019

Simone Kenyon with Into The Mountain, Sholto Dobie with the SSW x Counterflows residency and the Lumsden Weekender 2018, our Open Access residency programme and more, all featured in national and local press over the last few months. Check out this month’s round-up: National press The Wire 423, May 2019 Sholto Dobie, SSW x Counterflows resident 2018 speaks to Claire Sawers about Hoolie-gool-oo, performed at the Lumsden Weekender 2018. The List 753, April-May 2019 Let’s Get Making, A Directory of […]

A group of people sit talking around the SSW firepit under blue skiesNaomi Pearce, Nine Parts Navvy (2018)

Open Call: Programme & Communications Internship

Deadline for applications: Monday 13 May 2019, 12 noon We are inviting applications for our Programme and Communications Internship, which will run from from Monday 29 July — Monday 7 October 2019. This programme provides hands on learning for people interested in developing a knowledge of working in the arts with particular focus on arts administration, communications, programme development, planning and delivery, with and for artists. As the Programme and Communications Intern, you will be providing support to the SSW […]

Yoonjung Kim, Summer Residency 2018Yoonjung Kim, Summer Residency 2018

Open Call: Summer Residency 2019

Deadline for applications: Monday 15 April 2019 at 12 noon.  We are currently inviting applications for our 2019 Summer Residency programme. Coming together on residency at SSW, artists live and work onsite and have daily access to our facilities coupled with support from our technical and curatorial team. We aim to foster conditions for conversation, peer exchange and experimental making across a diverse range of processes and practices both those associated with contemporary sculpture and beyond. Our Summer Residency programme is […]

Winter Residency 1Katie Surridge's ceremonial bronze drinking vessel is 'christened' at the 1990s stone circle near Muir of Fowlis. Photo: Katie Surridge

Winter Residency 2019: January

In January, we were pleased to welcome Conor Cooke, Flora Deborah, Katie Surridge, Kati Karki and Theodore Vass to our first winter residency of 2019. Responding to our call out which considered the multiple experiences, divergent thought and communal entanglements that exist at SSW in relation to our archive and documentation in our 40th year, all artists had an interest in oral histories, speculative narration, making kin and becoming with each other. The programme of activity, which included studio visits, […]

Install shot of Maija Annikki Savolainen's exhibition Solarphytes at ISSP gallery, Riga (2018)Maika Annikki Savolainen, Solarphytes, ISSP gallery, Riga (2018)

Artists announced for North AiR: Expanding Entanglements

We are pleased to announce that two artists have been selected through an open call to undertake a new and innovative residency programme set up by North AiR, a research network of six organisations, including Scottish Sculpture Workshop, spanning Scotland and Finland, and supported by the Finnish Institute in London. The artists will participate in the network’s pilot residency, North AiR: Expanding Entanglements, which aims to reconsider conventional artist exchange models and question the role of artists’ residency in this […]

Image- Federici Made Me HardcoreCourtesy Peacock Visual Arts

Federici Made Me Hardcore! A Northern Commons Weekender

Indeed, if commoning has any meaning, it must be the production of ourselves as a common subject. This is how we must understand the slogan “no commons without community.” But ‘community’ has to be intended not as a gated reality, a grouping of people joined by exclusive interests separating them from others, as with communities formed on the basis of religion or ethnicity, but rather as a quality of relations, a principle of cooperation, and of responsibility to each other […]

Group with mirrorsPhoto: DIY15: Art & the Self: What did Narcissus see? Led by Nando Messias (image by Holly Revell)

DIY 16: 2019

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 19 March, 12 noon DIY is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run unusual research, training and professional development projects for themselves and other artists. 2019 is the third year SSW have participated in the DIY network. Collectively we understand DIY is all about creating spaces to explore new ideas and test new methodologies. We want to hear from you if have an idea for an exciting, innovative and idiosyncratic professional development […]

Splat, Squish, Resist (2018) India Harvey. Photo: Erika Stevenson

Open Call: Lumsden Residency 2019

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 27 February at 12 noon.  Applications are now open for our Lumsden Residency, which looks to support artists with collective learning and making practices. This programme offers artists the opportunity to develop and test out their modes of inquiry through residency at SSW and working with students at Lumsden Primary School. Together with the students, we are welcoming applications that explore the multiple and expanded ways in which we can make, live and learn together. There […]

Group activityPhoto by Lucy Cash

OPEN CALL: Singers and singing enthusiasts in the Cairngorms

Calling all singers and singing enthusiasts in Braemar, Aviemore and the surrounding areas. We are bringing together a new choir and want to invite you to get involved. Forming a key part of artist Simone Kenyon’s project, Into The Mountain, the choir will learn and perform new vocal compositions by artist and composer Hanna Tuulikki. The compositions are inspired by Nan Shepherd’s book, The Living Mountain and are part of a unique performance taking place in the Cairngorms in June 2019. […]

noise reeds based on duck calls

SSW x Counterflows Residency: Sholto Dobie

The SSW x Counterflows residency is a new residency programme which focuses on DIY cultures, improvisation and practices that fall between discipline boundaries. Work and ideas developed through the time, space and support of residency at SSW will go on to be shared at our annual open weekend, the Lumsden Weekender, and at Counterflows Festival in Glasgow. The selected artist for this year’s programme, Sholto Dobie, has been on residency at SSW over the last month. Below he shares some of his research […]