Residents / Summer Residency 2013

Selectors: Graham Fagen, artist; Tracy Mackenna, artist and Chair of Contemporary Art Practice, DJCAD; and Sally O’Reilly, writer and lecturer.

  • Catrin Jeans

    Summer Residency 2013

    An artist who attempts to create environments in which individuals become both the observers and participants. These environments are indistinguishable to existing life situations. Her past work has included facilitating a 24hour game of football as a participatory performance, performing a keep-fit workout as a performance and hosting an art crawl, in the guise of a Club 18-30 rep. Since graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone in 2008, Catrin has created events and performances for the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Liverpool Biennial, GENERATORprojects, Dundee and Deveron Arts, Huntly.

    http://www.catrinjeans.com/

  • Duncan McLaren

    Summer Residency 2013

    Ken Cargill Writer’s Fellowship

    Author of Personal Delivery and Looking For Enid. In the last year he has developed websites to reflect his long-term interest in contemporary artists, Paul Noble and George Shaw, and his even longer-term interest in author Evelyn Waugh. Another website has been developed in conjunction with his partner, Kate Clayton, which follows her ongoing progress on the MFA course at DJCAD, Dundee. In 2011, Duncan was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for the blog he writes about his mother who lives in a care home.

    http://www.duncanmclaren.co.uk/

  • James Langdon

    Summer Residency 2013

    James Langodn is an independent graphic designer and one of six founders of Eastside Projects, an artist-run gallery in Birmingham, UK. Through research, writing, designing and curating, his work investigates methodologies of display in relation to contemporary art. He is the recipient of the 2012 Inform Award for Conceptual Design, presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig, Germany.

    http://jameslangdon.net/

  • Laura Mansfield

    Summer Residency 2013

    An independent curator and writer. She works closely with other artists and writers in the development of both publication and exhibition based projects. She currently produces the publication FEAST, an eclectic exploration of themes around food, eating and culture. Her curatorial projects involve the physical construction of spaces to present distinct environments for the exhibition or staging of artist’s works. Such temporary stagings, as well as the framing of performance-based practices, seek to interrupt and re-frame the familiarity of the everyday. Recent projects include SEVEN SITES, a collaboration with theatre practitioner Swen Steinhauser that facilitated a series of artist’s installation and performance works in different sites across Manchester and Salford and Triptych, a free standing exhibition structure designed to initiate a performative ritual of viewing. Laura is a PhD candidate at MIRIAD Manchester School of Art.

    http://feastjournal.tumblr.com/

  • Michael Mulvihill

    Summer Residency 2013

    His recent exhibition The Pursuit of Happiness, at Vane Gallery Newcastle-upon-Tyne, explores through thumbnail drawings that reference the dimensions of Google images, the relationship between historical narrative and personal experience. The exhibition featured drawings in graphite on paper of Soviet and American nuclear tests, and portraits of luminaries from the RAND Corporation such as Alain Enthoven who had been tasked by the Kennedy Administration to restructure US nuclear strike forces. His work has influenced outcome driven management and influences government spending budgets today. This line of enquiry follows work exploring the End of History that was begun during a residency at Incubate in Chicago during 2008. Other recent exhibitions include: Launch F18 (New York), Kotti Shop (Berlin), Emerge Art Fair (Washington DC) Ade and Abet (Cambridge) National Glass Centre (Sunderland) and Gallery North (Newcastle-upon-Tyne). Mulvihill has also been awarded funding through Arts Council of England for a collaborative project with Northumbria University, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art and North East Land Sea and Air Museum to produce new work based upon Vulcan Bomber XL319 exhibited at the North East Land Sea and Air Museum.

    http://vane.org.uk/artists/michael-mulvihill

  • Samantha Donnelly

    Summer Residency 2013

    Studied Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam (1997-2000) and Newcastle (2003-5). She is a sculptor who works with found objects and images against traditional sculpture / drawing method. Her approach is personal and experimental; focussing on process and discovery, she has a tendency to build up a volume of material; objects, images and research over time. Forthcoming exhibitions include a new collaboration with London based Sculptor Amy Stephens in 2014 and a solo show at Ceri Hand’s new London space in September / October 2013. Solo shows during 2012 include Contour States at Cornerhouse, Manchester and Reception at Standpoint Gallery, London.

    http://www.cerihand.co.uk/artists/15/samantha-donnelly/

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  • Shona Macnaughton

    Summer Residency 2013

    Shona Macnaughton completed her MFA at Edinburgh College of Art in 2009 and has served as a co-director of the Embassy Gallery and a participant in the artist group Eastern Surf. Recent exhibitions include: Legion TV online commission, Kernel Panic Control Eastern Surf, Galerija Galženica, Zagreb, Croatia, ‘Meet The Locals’, group exhibition, Artíma gallerí, Reykjavik, Iceland, Glasgow International Festival with The Mutual Charter, event with Eastern Surf Built Overnight, Rhubaba, Edinburgh and Our Complex’ Summer Projects Programme, Generator Projects, Dundee.

    http://www.shonamacnaughton.com/

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