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A Week in Pictures

It’s been a busy week here at SSW. Kicking of on Sunday at The Mary Fair in Lumsden Square, where Beth our ceramics technician and helpers held a Raku demonstration. Everyone had a great day and it only rained once! Wednesday saw the opening of our improved ceramic studio with a potluck lunch. A big thank you to everyone who came and supported the people who have worked so had to make the ceramics studio such a lovely place to work or muck about […]

Open Call: Peter McMaster’s DIY project – Performing Landscapes

This 5 night and 4 day retreat hosted by SSW is designed to allow participants to engage with eco-centric approaches to performance making.  The majority of the work will be conducted outside, enquiring into the potential for the natural landscape to be seen as collaborator in performance making practice. How can we shift the perspective from ourselves to ourselves with ‘other’ when it comes to being an artist? How far can this definition of ‘other’ extend? How can our approach be […]

Emerging Artists Residency April 2017

A round up of Emerging Artists Residency April 2017 in pictures. Thanks to all the artist who took part Kate Morgan, Jack McCallum, Emmeli Person and Blaze Christopher.

SSW Courses: Metal Art Welding

Metal Art Welding  Dates of Course: 5th – 9th June 2017 Bookings: arts@ssworg.uk The SSW welding course is led by highly qualified time-served welder Bob Johnstone. Bob has worked with artists and students in universities and workshops for over 30 years, sharing skills and techniques with artists of all abilities. This course supports you to learn specific welding methods, through creating a sculptural artwork of your own design. The course provides an introduction to welding techniques, including mig, tig, arc and plasma […]

Visual treats: NIGHTSHIFT 2016/17

Last week marked the end of this years Nightshift residencies and what an incredible bunch they were! Its always hard to say goodbye to residents but we know that 90% of the time, come hell or high water, they will be back! Compiled here is a collection of ‘Visual Treats’ documenting some of the processes/ work/ activity/ sharing / experimentation/ exploring/ FUN… which took place at SSW during the two nightshift residencies this winter. Thank you to all who participated and contributed to this programme, […]

SSW OPEN CALL: Summer AiR Programme

2017 SSW Summer AiR programme Dates of residency:  May – September AiR 1: 8th May – 5th June AiR 2: 12th June -10th July AiR 3: 31st July – 28th August AiR 4: 4th September – 2nd October Duration: one to two months Cost to Artist: £560 per 4 week residency. Application deadline: Midnight 20th March 2017. SSW’s AiR programme is for artists wishing to spend a month or more working on the development of their practice – whether this is for production, research or experimentation. […]

INLAND SCOTLAND -Tenant Farmer Exchange Residency- Public Events

The INLAND project Framed by the European project Frontiers in Retreat (FiR) and under a Scottish Sculpture Workshop (SSW) commission, artist Fernando Garcia- Dory applies the INLAND approach he has been developing in different places since 2010 – in this case to the Cabrach, a high moorland with grazing pastures, progressively abandoned, and enclosed by a private Estate. Over the last two years, Fernando has connected with Rural Development agents working in the area, as well as Cabrach inhabitants and […]


*THIS OPPORTUNITY DEADLINE IS NOW PAST PROGRAMME ASSISTANT INTERNSHIP: 10th April – 5th June 2017 Deadline for applications: 6th March 2017. SSW is looking for a Programme Assistant Intern to join the SSW team from the 10th April – 5th June 2017. This is an eight week professional development opportunity for someone looking for experience in arts management. We are seeking a motivated individual who wishes to gain experience in all areas of arts management, including arts administration, PR and marketing, event […]


*THIS OPPORTUNITY DEADLINE IS NOW PAST 2017 Emerging Artist Group Residency (4 places available) Dates of residency:  3rd April – 1st May 2017 Cost: £370 per month Application deadline: 5pm 27th of February The Group EA Residency in April is specifically for BA graduate students who graduated in 2016. (Please note, there are also a limited number of individual EA Residencies available during the months of the SSW AiR programme. More info on these are available on the SSW website) ____________________________________________________ For more information and details […]

Splat, Squish, Resist (2018) India Harvey. Photo: Erika Stevenson

Lumsden Residency

Applications for the Lumsden Residency have now closed. The Lumsden Residency looks to support artists with collective learning and making practices, who are looking to develop and test out their modes of inquiry through residency at SSW and working with students at Lumsden Primary School. Together with the students, we welcome applications from artists that explore the multiple and expanded ways in which we can make, live and learn together. There are three part-funded residencies available, each a month long, […]