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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: Romy Danielewicz

Our second Lumsden Residency artist of 2019 is Romy Danielewicz, whose performance and writing-based practice looks at post-human perspectives, ecological and systemic breakdown. During Romy’s residency they 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, Romy shares some drawings and words from the workshop. Romy will return to SSW in November this […]

Raku firing!

Summer Residency: August 2019

In August, we welcomed Claire Baily (UK), Chelsea Farquhar (AU) and Tal Gafny (IL), alongside Lumsden resident Romy 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 […]

Summer Residency 2019Photo: Cam Biddell

Summer Residents 2019: August

Our second Summer Residency is well underway, beginning with a week of hot sunny days. Artists Claire Baily, Tal Gafny, Chelsea Farquhar and Romy Danielewicz have joined us on site from 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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

Winter Residency 1Katie Surridge's ceremonial bronze drinking vessel is 'christened' at the 1990s stone circle near Muir of Fowlis. Photo: Katie Surridge

Winter Residency 2019: January

In January, we were pleased to welcome Conor Cooke, Flora Deborah, Katie Surridge, Kati Karki and Theodore Vass to our first 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, […]