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North AiR: Maija Annikki Savolainen

“Thinking photography under the horizon of extinction will allow me to draw two temporal lines in the history of this particular medium: one extended towards the past, the other – toward the future. If we consider the history of photography as part of the broader natural-cultural history of our planet, as I propose to do here, we will be able to trace parallels between photographs and fossils, and read photography as a light-induced process of fossilization occurring across different media. […]

Summer Residents 2019: September

A new group of residents has arrived at SSW for the third and final Summer Residency of 2019, and the site is buzzing once again. Below, we share an insight into their practices, and their plans for the month-long residency here. The third Summer Residency runs from 2 — 29 September 2019. Na LuiParis, France With a background in fashion, Na uses assemblage and cut-up fragments from literature as the starting point for her work. At SSW, she wants to […]

Lumsden Residency: Anna Danielewicz

Our second Lumsden Residency artist of 2019 is Anna Danielewicz, whose performance and writing-based practice looks at post-human perspectives, ecological and systemic breakdown. During her residency she devised a workshop drawing on ancient farming methods and the cyclical farming calendar. With the students at Lumsden Primary School, they collectively developed movements and routines based on these actions towards a collaborative dance score. Below, Anna shares some drawings and words from the workshop. Anna will return to SSW in November this […]

Programme and Communications Internship: Camille Biddell

One month into my internship at SSW, here are some snapshots of life in Lumsden. Time passes strangely – 4 weeks isn’t so long but the start feels a long time ago. Life has a different pace and is punctuated with memorable moments…. Driving up from the south, the roads get quieter and quieter, hills rise slowly and the sun spreads copper warmth on gentle peaks Watching molten bronze pour into molds Stealing sunny moments to swim in the river, […]

Raku firing!

Summer Residency: August 2019

In August, we welcomed Claire Baily (UK), Chelsea Farquhar (AU) and Tal Gafny (IL), alongside Lumsden resident Anna Danielewicz (UK) for our second Summer Residency of 2019. Living and working together for one month on our site in Aberdeenshire,  the group developed strong friendships, connections and a love of wild swimming, whilst learning new skills and developing work across our facilities. With a practice rooted in casting, Claire utilised and explored these skills to explore mapping within her sculptures. Bringing […]

Letitia Pleiades, Sonic Seance – The Gathering (2019). Photo: XXXSonic Séance by V/DA @variousdanceartists. Image: Tiu Makkonen

Artist announced for 2019 SSW x Counterflows residency

We are excited to announce the selection of Glasgow-based Letitia Pleiades as our 2019 SSW x Counterflows residency artist. Letitia’s practice spans music production, DJing, dance, performance, and teaching and is informed by herbalism, bodywork and organising around accessible healthcare. Often working collaboratively Letitia creates ritual using queer her-story/narrative/intuition, to re-remember, unearth, (re)create and share information and practices. They seek to acknowledge our shared entangled histories, to find where healing can happen, struggles can be collectivised and difference celebrated. Over the next […]

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 […]