Category : Residencies

Install shot of Maija Annikki Savolainen's exhibition Solarphytes at ISSP gallery, Riga (2018)Maika Annikki Savolainen, Solarphytes, ISSP gallery, Riga (2018)

Artists announced for North AiR: Expanding Entanglements

We are pleased to announce that two artists have been selected through an open call to undertake a new and innovative residency programme set up by North AiR, a research network of six organisations, including Scottish Sculpture Workshop, spanning Scotland and Finland, and supported by the Finnish Institute in London. The artists will participate in the network’s pilot residency, North AiR: Expanding Entanglements, which aims to reconsider conventional artist exchange models and question the role of artists’ residency in this […]

noise reeds based on duck calls

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 […]

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 […]

Wax burn outImage credit: Kerri Jefferis and Sophie Chapman

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 […]

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 […]

Photo credit: Yvette Bathgate

Summer Residencies 2018: June

As the second of our summer residencies comes to a close, we reflect on a beautiful month of incredible weather, art-making, conversation, food, walking, swimming and sauna. We say goodbye and thank you, and wish all the best to our four June Summer Residents; Michael Boyd, Corrie Thomson, Yvette Bathgate, Christiana Bisset and Lumsden Residency artist; George Ridgway.  


In 2018 Scottish Sculpture Workshop launched a new annual Graduate Award programme, devised in collaboration with previous artist residents and graduate award winners. The award is supported through partnerships with five Scottish Universities: Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (University of Dundee), Edinburgh College of Art (The University of Edinburgh), Glasgow School of Art, Grays School of Art (Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen), and Moray School of Art (Moray College University of the Highlands and Islands). This award builds […]

Summer Residencies 2018: May

The first of our summer residencies finished last week with artists Audrey Dazelle, Jack O’Flynn, Yoonjung Kim, Jennifer Clews and Lumsden residency artist’s Anna Wolfe-Pauly and Dorian Braun. Also in residence at this time and dipping into the programme were Naomi Pearce, Katie Anderson and Julia Cowie. We had some beautiful weather and a lot of brilliant work was made. Hoping the weather continues for the next group arriving today.

Lumsden Residency: Anna Wolfe-Pauly & Dorian Braun

Our 2018 Lumsden residency programme began in May with artists Anna Wolfe-Pauly & Dorian Braun undertaking a month long residency alongside our Summer Residency programme. Anna & Dorian spent their time developing their collaborative practice and work with attention, listening practices and group work.  This 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 their residency Anna & Dorian led a workshop with the […]

End of this Winters Residencies at SSW

Cheerio to our last group of residents on this years Nightshift programme: Emma Brack, Rebecca Davies, Anna Francis, Michael Hautemulle, Marina Rees and Grays School of Art Graduate Awardee Mary Gordon. What a great bunch and what a great time we had with them, very sad to see them leave! During their residency we were snowed in for weeks, but that didn’t stop them exploring the area by foot and delving into their practices and our workshops – staying warm in […]