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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 […]

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We are hiring: Technician Traineeship

Deadline for applications: 12 noon, Thursday 15 November 2018 Scottish Sculpture Workshop are looking for a Technician Trainee. The Technician Traineeship is an entry-level position, aimed at those interested in developing and sharing their making practice and technical knowledge through on the job training and hands-on learning. Over the two year period, the trainee will focus on developing their knowledge of making processes within the SSW facilities, and explore the ways in which these skills are shared and disseminated through […]

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The Lumsden Weekender 2018

Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 November, 2018 The Lumsden Weekender is SSW’s annual open weekend where we share the work and ideas developed by artists on residency at SSW throughout the year. The Weekender hosts a range of workshops, talks, walks and performances for all ages to get involved in and enjoy. This summer we supported a new residency programme, the Lumsden Residency, in which selected artists Anna Wolfe-Pauly and Dorian Braun, India Harvey and George Ridgway developed new ideas and research drawing […]

Winter Residency

Open call: Winter Residency Programme 2019

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Application Deadline: 12 noon, Tuesday 13 November 2018. Dates: Residency 1: 14 January – 11 February 2019 Residency 2: 18 February – 18 March 2019 Cost: £560 per 4 week residency. Residencies are highly subsidised and include accommodation, studio space, access to facilities, technical and curatorial support from the SSW team. Materials are not included. The 2019 Winter Residency programme marks the beginning of a significant year for SSW as we observe 40 years of hosting and […]

India Harvey workshop with Lumsden School

Lumsden Residency: India Harvey

The third and final of our 2018 Lumsden residency programme artists, India Harvey, joined us for the month of August to undertake a month-long residency alongside the second of our Summer residency groups. India, as an artist and playworker, is particularly interested in linking internal and external experience, facilitating simultaneously private and participatory sites of co-production and attempting to consider difference as a positive universal. India’s reflection below shares the experience of working with Lumsden School in August 2018, and […]

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Summer Residencies 2018: August

Another incredible residency group have come and gone, marking the end of this year’s summer residency programme. Thanks to Kate Squires, Kerri Jefferis & Sophie Chapman, Marloes Staal, Megan Rudden and Rachel Sharpe for all the conversations, making, walking, potlucks and saunas. We hope to see you all at SSW again in the future. The summer residency group was also joined by India Harvey, one of this year’s selected artists for the Lumsden Residency. India will be returning to SSW […]

In loving memory of Peter Smith – SSW chief technician 1980’s-2005

Very sad news for all alumni of Scottish Sculpture Workshops with the news that the much loved Peter Smith passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, August, 12 2018 (age 78) after a short illness. This gentle man will be greatly missed by Angela, his family, friends and the hundreds of artists from around the World who met and were helped by him over many years here at SSW. Peter was the workshop studios manager and chief technician from the […]

Lumsden Residency: George Ridgway

The second of our Lumsden residency programme artists, George Ridgway, joined us for the month of June to undertake his month long residency alongside our Summer Residency programme. George spent the time developing his practice through experimenting with materials and exploring the local area, which 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 his residency George led a workshop with the pupils, the text below elaborates […]

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SSW PUBLIC TALKS SERIES: JEZ RILEY FRENCH

**EVENT NOW CANCELLED** Unfortunately we are having to cancel this weeks talk and workshop with Jez riley French at SSW. We apologise for the short notice. Jez has damaged his back and therefore is unable to travel any distance. At this moment we do not have plans to reschedule the talk and workshop but will look at our programmes and diaries and see what we can do. If we organise another date we will post that information as soon as […]

During the Nida's traditional midsummer rites with spells and ritual foraging of herbs and flowers. Image: Andrej Vasilenko

Every contact leaves a trace

Summer at SSW is magical, particularly with our recent spell of weather. Its full of energy and excitement with residency programmes, talks, projects and courses all running simultaneously… Still its important for us to emerge form our ‘Lumsden bubble’ and make time to see whats happening elsewhere in the world. At SSW its important for us to be connected to our locality, whilst also engaging with and learning from a multitude of places, people and practices across Europe and beyond. […]