Residents / Graduate Residency 2018

Selectors: Claire Craig, Curator, Travelling Gallery and Fiona Robertson, Head of Culture and Community Development at Perth and Kinross Council.

  • Alice Wadkin

    Graduate Residency 2018

    Alice Wadkin’s practice is primarily led by research into a specific site or community. She considers the face-to-face encounter to be the most distinguishable form of inter-human communication, and her research frequently involves holding discussion workshops or action groups. The work Wadkin makes in response to these conversations often takes the form of a written piece or social installation, such as a theatrical set or staged performance. At present her research is focusing on Pedagogical Support Structures, in particular rethinking transitions for students moving from Higher Education into the world of work and sustaining their own artistic practice. She graduated from BA Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College or Art & Design, Dundee in 2017.

     

     

  • Catriona Beckett

    Graduate Residency 2018

    Catriona Beckett works in sound, video, animation, sculpture and painting, fusing these mediums to create installations, which suggest visions of new landscapes and unseen architectural forms. The outcome is not a fixed presentation, but rather is a space which can be co-authored by the viewer. Therefore, the pieces exist by re-generating imaginatively within the space. This participatory element of her work is carried over to other aspects of her practice. As well as independent works, Beckett collaborates with other artists on sound projects, performance projects and curating exhibitions. She graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Dundee with a BA Art & Philosophy in 2018.

    https://catrionabeckett.cargocollective.com/

  • Flora deBechi

    Graduate Residency 2018

    Flora deBechi’s work is concerned with the potential of raw materials from microcosm to macrocosm in differing states of flux. She predominantly works using light and carbon, spanning across sculpture, video, sound, and installation. She is interested in the process of understanding and observing elemental change; from our relationship with the intangible to experiences in our everyday lives. Light and carbon are regarded for their purifying qualities, but paradoxically provide a black deposit, which we perceive as impure. It is this ‘black deposit’ which has been the inspiration for recent pieces drawing on concepts of transference and energy production and use. She graduated from Master of Letters in Fine Art Practice-Sculpture Glasgow School of Art in 2018.

    https://cargocollective.com/floradebechi 

     

  • Flora Hunt

    Graduate Residency 2018

    Flora Hunt is a recent graduate of the Sculpture and Environmental Art course at the Glasgow School of Art. Her practice considers the ways we think about our bodies as lived objects, in relation to history and the idea of ancestors. She creates interactive sculptural props and sets to stage imagined rituals and folkloric narratives exploring the squishy, slippery, heavy, poetic, ecstatic experiences of living in a body. She was recently shortlisted for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018, and is currently working on a new commission for Embassy Gallery in Edinburgh, opening in July 2018. She is based in Glasgow.

    www.florahunt.co.uk

  • Jonny Walker

    Graduate Residency 2018

    Jonny Walker is an artist based in Glasgow whose work is concerned with the nature of technological matter and its interactions with other objects. Working primarily with electronics, sculpture and performance he builds schizophrenic representations of mechanical processes which seek to explore the boundaries and relations between body, machine and object. He graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone in 2017 and exhibited within They Had Four Years at Generator, Dundee in 2018.

    http://jonnywalker.studio 

  • Karen Maxted

    Graduate Residency 2018

    Karen Maxted completed a BA Combined Studies at Edinburgh College of Art in 2018 and also has an undergraduate degree in Urban and Rural Planning from Heriot Watt University, 2006. Her work is held in the University of Edinburgh collection and the  NHS Lothian collection.  This year she has exhibited at Summerhall, Edinburgh and presented a solo exhibition with the National Trust in Ayrshire.

    http://www.karenmaxted.com

  • Katariina Yli-Malmi

    Graduate Residency 2018

    Katariina Yli-Malmi (b. 1991, Lahti, Finland) lives and works in Edinburgh, having recently received her undergraduate degree in Fine Art from Edinburgh College of Art. Katariina has exhibited work internationally, developing her practice through collaborations in both self-organised and editorial contexts. She is a committee member of Mutual, a new artist-run studio co-operative. At the heart of her involvement lay the co-operative values of mutual aid, self-organisation and solidarity. Katariina’s art practice is realised through lens-based media, publication and movement practices as well as participatory workshops and discussions, exploring feminism, authority and the relationship between the artist and the audience.

    https://www.instagram.com/katariinaylimalmi/

  • Lise Olsen

    Graduate Residency 2018

    Lise Olsen is a responsive artist who works in-between a sphere of space and the sonic. Her research focuses on the ‘in-between’ experiences of immersive soundscapes and embraces uncertainty. Olsen graduated in 2017 from the University of Dundee with an MFA in Art, Society & Publics. She has collaborated on several community projects since graduating. Her work involves facilitating sound walking experiences to create fragmented realities. Presentation of her sound work includes site-specific installations, exhibitions, and radio broadcasts.

    https://liseolsengenerates.com/

  • Marcus Alexander Murison

    Graduate Residency 2018

    Marcus Alexander Murison graduated from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen in 2018. In 2017 he was awarded the Carnegie Trust’s Vacation Scholarship for travel to Norway and Denmark. His practice is concerned with the overlooked and unacknowledged objects and situations that occur in our everyday urban environment.

    http://marcusmurison.co.uk

  • Oona Wilkinson

    Graduate Residency 2018

    Oona Wilkinson (b.1995) is a visual artist working with sculpture, photography and installation based in London. In 2017 she graduated from Sculpture and Environmental Art from Glasgow School of Art. Her debut solo exhibition was Bald Heads Burn Quickly, The Artschool, Glasgow (2016) and selected group exhibitions include PC4PC, 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, London (2017); Fallen Arches, The Tontine, Glasgow (2017) and Not Heavy just awkward, New Glasgow Society, Glasgow (2017).

    http://www.oonawilkinson.co.uk

  • Suzie Eggins

    Graduate Residency 2018

    Suzie Eggins is a visual artist living in Inverness. She completed a BA (Hons) Fine Art at Moray School of Art, Elgin in 2018. Recognising the limitations of previous personal attempts at holistic, environmental and ecologically focused activity has inspired her to embark upon an ongoing creative project called Many Ways to Be an Ecologist, exploring an alternative ecological arts practice to test what being ecological means in an increasingly complex world.

    http://manywaystobeanecologist.com/

  • Tinja Ruusuvuori

    Graduate Residency 2018

    Tinja Ruusuvuori is a visual artist and film director working in Glasgow. Her work incorporates ready-made and self-made objects, text and photography as well as video work, including more produced documentary films. Originally from Helsinki, Finland, Ruusuvuori graduated from The Glasgow School of Art in September 2018 as a Master of Letters in Fine Art Practice. In her practice she tends to find humor in giving a mundane thing a far-fetched and exaggerated meaning.