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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, […]

Into The Mountain traineeships

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. 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 to support more women to access the hills […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Protected: Notes on the Archive

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Ceramic Shell Room at SSW

Open Access

Make use of SSW facilities at any time with Open Access. Offered on a ‘Production’ or ‘Research’ basis, with non-residential rates also available, Open Access is available to any artist, maker or individual wishing to develop a project, fabricate work or spend time with their practice. Production Open Access is fully supported by our technical team who will offer bespoke guidance and training as required to enable you to make use of our wood and metal workshops, foundry, wax and […]

Four people use a kick wheel together

Ceramics at SSW

Our busy and well-equipped ceramics studio offers artists the space, specialist advice and equipment to develop their work and practices in an experimental and supportive environment, dedicated to creative and innovative practice with ceramics. From building and forming, through to firing and glazing, the ceramics studio at SSW is a bright and open space for developing new projects and skills with the specialist support of our part-time SSW Ceramics Technician. Get involved with our weekly Clay Group, or book Ceramics […]

Into The Mountain

Into The Mountain – Performance

Thursday 30 May — Sunday 2 June 2019 Glenfeshie, Cairngorms National Park Times tbc Tickets: First round of tickets available via Eventbrite, second round to be released on Friday 3 May 2019 “I have walked out of my body and into the mountain” — Nan Shepherd Join us for Into The Mountain, a remarkable guided walk and performance by artist and choreographer Simone Kenyon. Sharing the culmination of 6 years’ research and collaboration with women who walk in the Cairngorms as […]

Image: Lucy Cash

Into The Mountain – A Meet

24 November 2018, 10am – 5pm Tramway, Glasgow Tickets available here. Into The Mountain – A Meet brings together practitioners and enthusiasts interested in the intersections and conversations between the arts, dance, mountain and hill walking cultures. Together we will critically explore through talks, discussions and workshops, how women encounter and engage with mountainous environments, considering both historical and current perspectives of gender in relationship to landscapes. We will also delve into the entanglements between dance, mountaineering, contemporary feminist writing, […]