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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 […]

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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 […]

Amy Pickles at the top of the Buck. Photo: SSW

Winter Residency 2019: February

In February, we welcomed Laura Hindmarsh, Anna Mitterer, Amy Pickles, Hannah Rowan and Christopher Taylor to our second 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, saunas and reading groups, […]