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SSW Public Talks Series: Simone Kenyon

Each year SSW host a series of open talks to accompany our Summer Artist in Residence programme. These talks are set up to bring people together, share food and have vibrant conversations. The 2018 public talks series presents the work of Simone Kenyon in the month of June and Jez riley French in August. Both artists have a deep interest place and make emotive site response work. Simone Kenyon Something moves between Thursday 28 June, 6.30 -7.30pm SSW Library, Lumsden Simone’s talk will introduce elements […]

Summer Residencies 2018: May

The first of our summer residencies finished last week with artists Audrey Dazelle, Jack O’Flynn, Yoonjung Kim, Jennifer Clews and Lumsden residency artist’s Anna Wolfe-Pauly and Dorian Braun. Also in residence at this time and dipping into the programme were Naomi Pearce, Katie Anderson and Julia Cowie. We had some beautiful weather and a lot of brilliant work was made. Hoping the weather continues for the next group arriving today.

We are Hiring – Programme and Communications Manager

Scottish Sculpture Workshop (SSW) are looking for a Programme and Communications Manager. This is a great job opportunity for someone who is enthusiastic, driven and has a strong contemporary art knowledge. It is a rare chance to manage the delivery of the SSW programme and have space to be ambitious with it. We are also looking for someone who is interested in communications and sharing the wide range of work we do at SSW with our diverse audiences based locally, nationally and […]

Lumsden Residency: Anna Wolfe-Pauly & Dorian Braun

Our 2018 Lumsden residency programme began in May with artists Anna Wolfe-Pauly & Dorian Braun undertaking a month long residency alongside our Summer Residency programme. Anna & Dorian spent their time developing their collaborative practice and work with attention, listening practices and group work.  This will lead to a workshop in November as part of SSW’s annual Lumsden Weekend. The Lumsden residency programme collaborates with Lumsden Primary School and during their residency Anna & Dorian led a workshop with the […]

Caroldson’s Coffee and Cake at SSW

Coffee, cakes, bike fixing and led bike ride Saturday 9th June: 10am – 1pm @ SSW, Lumsden To celebrate the long awaited summer time we welcome Caroldson’s Coffee and Cake pop up cafe to Lumsden. They will be opening up in the SSW library and community room Saturday 9th June from 10am – 1pm serving great coffee and a surprise mix of delicious,  homemade cakes. Joining them will be the Wild Cycle Pit Stop who are on hand to service bikes before leading […]


The Deadline for this job opportunity has now passed We are looking for a Programme Assistant Intern to join the SSW team from the 4th June – 30th July 2018. This is an eight week professional development opportunity for someone looking for experience in arts management. We are seeking a motivated individual who wishes to gain experience in all areas of arts management, including arts administration, PR and marketing, event planning & delivery, and programme development. As the Programme Assistant […]

End of this Winters Residencies at SSW

Cheerio to our last group of residents on this years Nightshift programme: Emma Brack, Rebecca Davies, Anna Francis, Michael Hautemulle, Marina Rees and Grays School of Art Graduate Awardee Mary Gordon. What a great bunch and what a great time we had with them, very sad to see them leave! During their residency we were snowed in for weeks, but that didn’t stop them exploring the area by foot and delving into their practices and our workshops – staying warm in […]


Artist in Residence Marina Rees 19/02/18 – 19/03/18 An attempt to interact with the local environment of Northern Scotland and its different species through the medium of bioplastics. In the current atmosphere of realisation to what extent our impact on the planet has been destructive, the need to explore an alternative lifestyle, both through our use of everyday materials and our psychological approach to our environment is urgent. Although bioplastics are becoming a popular material for designers to explore, it […]

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SSW Staff and Artists Strike on International Woman’s Day

On Thursday 8th of March, International Woman’s Day, SSW staff members and current artists on residence will be supporting the Women’s Strike. We are doing this in solidarity with those calling for gender equality,  equal pay, labour rights and an end to gender violence. During this strike day we will spend time together on Creag nam Ban (Hill of the Women) discussing a range of questions we are wrestling with within our work, practice and personal lives. Image: https://womenstrike.org.uk/resources/


The Deadline for this job opportunity has now passed We are looking for a part-time Arts Administration Assistant to support our Office & Finance Manager in the provision of financial and administrative services for the Scottish Sculpture Workshop (SSW). This is a great job opportunity for someone who might be new to working in the arts, has a keen eye for detail and ambition to develop a career in arts administration. On the job training will be provided including Sage 50 Accounts. […]