Residents / Graduate Residency 2017

Selectors: Eoin Dara, Head of Exhibitions at Dundee Contemporary Arts; Winnie Herbstein, Artist.

  • Adam Benmakhlouf

    Graduate Residency 2017

    Adam Benmakhlouf is an artist and writer. He works across painting and installation, in places overlapping with a prolific experimental and critical writing practice. He also considers the interests and enquiries of his practice as tightly tucked in with his own mixed-raced and queer identities. In addition, he positions himself amongst a series of important friendships and bonds within Glasgow that colours his environment vibrantly. This community gives him the enthusiasm, criticism and context that he considers to be essential to a continuing artistic practice.

  • Daisy Chetwin

    Graduate Residency 2017

    Daisy Chetwin graduated form the Sculpture and Environmental Art department at The Glasgow School of Art in 2017. In her practice she constructs set-like situations creating a feeling of imminent action whilst holding the viewer in a moment of suspense, using their presence to activate the work. She is interested in the way viewers move in relation to the work and each other and the tension between the observer and the observed. She does this using a range of media including sculptural structures, sound and video works.

    daisychetwin.co.uk

  • Daniel Leyland

    Graduate Residency 2017
    In order to measure and archive a relationship with memory, landscape, sexuality, and Materiality, Danny Leyland makes work with a visual language informed by a reading of comparative mythology, folklore, romance literature, and archaeology. Since 2015, Danny has directed the poetry-led event ‘Vine Box’, through which he has formed on-going collaborations with musicians and writers, with up-coming events including Book Week Scotland. He also presents work as ‘Cave Collective’ with the sculptor Connie Hurley. 
  • Donald Butler

    Graduate Residency 2017

    Donald is a recent graduate of the Contemporary Art Practice course at Gray’s School of Art, where through the courses’ emphasis on interdisciplinary practice he has developed a mode of working using a variety of image based mediums. Over the past year, his research has developed towards creating bodies of work that seek to document the various realities of living within a networked global age. He is also on the committee of the new artist run space Tendency Towards launching in Aberdeen this autumn, and a member of STACK Collective which runs creative outreach workshops within the North East.

    www.donald-butler.format.com

  • Emma McCarthy

    Graduate Residency 2017

    Graduating in 2017 from DJCAD’s Art Philosophy and Contemporary Practice course, Emma McCarthy maintains a demonstration-based practice, playing out speculative investigations in work that involves video, sculpture and public event. Her latest work has been developed from an essay thematically assessing the compound practice of ‘Care’. This recent project facilitated an interest in the relationship between physical and emotional involvement – through the lens of exercise.

    http://cargocollective.com/emmamccarthy

  • Emma Nellies

    Graduate Residency 2017

    Emma Nellies is an artist based in Dundee, graduating in 2017 from the Art, Philosophy and Contemporary Practices course at DJCAD. Her practice is based primarily in research, with outcomes ranging from academic papers and discussion groups, to performance, film and sculpture. Emma imposes metaphor on materials, with an emphasis on their critical and performative potential.

    http://cargocollective.com/emmanellies

  • James St Findlay

    Graduate Residency 2017

    James St Findlay is a 2016 graduate of the Edinburgh College of Art. He is called “James” in real life and he is called “@perfect.girlfriend” on instagram. His work consists mostly of drawings, writing, videos, and sometimes he ‘performs’ for people too (don’t we all!). He works in a stream of consciousness way and produces a lot of content. In the last year he has worked and exhibited with various collectives and galleries including HUTT and most recently, The White Pube. Since October 2016, he has sent out a weekly newsletter cataloguing his output and outlook since leaving an institution and being jettisoned like a rock out into the void! 

    www.jamesstfindlay.com

  • Rachel Sharpe

    Graduate Residency 2017

    Rachel Sharpe (b. Blackpool, 1988) graduated from The Glasgow School of Art with a BA Hons in Painting and Printmaking in 2011, and received a Masters in Fine Art from GSA in 2017. Rachel is an interdisciplinary artist and curator working in video, sculpture and installation. In 2014 she curated the moving image exhibition TRIPLE FEATURE, which utilised an underground car park space in Glasgow as a multi-screen grindhouse theatre. She exhibited work in the exhibition POKEY HAT at the New Glasgow Society as part Glasgow International 2016. She has also exhibited work as part of Glasgow Open House, Arches Live, and //Buzzcut//.

    http://www.cargocollective.com/rachelfrancessharpe

  • Rhona Jack

    Graduate Residency 2017

    Rhona Jack is a multi-disciplinary artist, primarily working in print and sculpture, who graduated in 2017 with a BAHons in Fine Art from DJCAD. Her artistic practice generally evolves through repeated processes. In each piece of work she creates, a great deal of time and energy is exerted into the physical making of the work. Her art is slow and systematic, much of the meaning behind the work becoming clear through the process of making itself. In this way, her practice reflects on the process of labour and working with raw materials, exploring its role in the human psyche and its impact on our built environment. Post-University she has remained in Dundee where her artistic practice continues to grow and be influenced by the city.

    http://www.rhonajackart.co.uk

  • Richard Taylor

    Graduate Residency 2017

    Richard Taylor (b. Sheffield UK, 1985) grew up in Derbyshire and moved to Scotland in 2009 after studying with ravers at Leeds University. His work is driven by a writing practice in which autobiographical, historical and geographical sources are points of departure. Recorded voice, slide photography, video, sound, object-making and performance are then used to create larger narratives. Corporeal and aural intimacies and proximities are considered, as are dialogues around the connections identity can or cannot have with landscape, community, people or things. As a co-editor of the artist-run pamphlet series Gnommero, Richard is also interested in how writing takes form within printed material. He completed an MFA at Glasgow School of Art in 2017, lives in Glasgow, and hopes there will soon be a dog in the family called Ambrosia.

    http://www.rich-taylor.co.uk

  • Sofia Sefraoui

    Graduate Residency 2017

    Sofia Sefraoui graduated from the Master of Fine Arts at the Glasgow School of Art in 2016. Being from a multicultural family, she questions the concepts of exchange, confrontation, travel, borders. She assembles materials that come from different realms in order to create tension within her works. She often works with fabrics as she sees the structure of textile as the construction of a network, with a strong basis (bare-threads) and important connections and associations (knots). For her, this material is a metaphor to approach the notions of the social fabric, construction, representation and culture.

    http://www.cargocollective.com/sofiasefraoui

  • Svetlana Panova

    Graduate Residency 2017

    Svetlana Panova is a recent fine art graduate from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen with a broad inter-disciplinary practice within the fields of sculpture, moving image, photography and print. The current critical focus of her work lies in the question of belonging and its versatile manifestations within the physical environment of the everyday. At this point in her creative practice she is looking to reflect on her path so far and identify new connections and ideas through the process of building new networks of support and creative exchange.

    http://www.svetlanapanova.xyz