Residents / Interdisciplinary Residency May 2018

Selectors: Cara Ellison, games journalist and developer; and Jenni Fagan, novelist and poet.

  • Anna Zaluczkowska

    Interdisciplinary Residency May 2018

    Screenwriting, transmedia/multi-platform, UK

    Anna Zaluczkowska is head of screenwriting at the Northern film School and is an award-winning filmmaker and writer. She has had works screened at film festivals, on television, in museums and at live events. She continues to work as a screenwriter and her current interests centre round writing for transmedia and multi-platform production. As well as making transmedia productions, Anna has been studying the practices and processes of large and small transmedia companies and the effects these have on their storytelling practices. Anna regularly collaborates with other writers and artists.

  • Benjamin Davis

    Interdisciplinary Residency May 2018

    Interdisciplinary visual arts practice (drawing, painting, video, and installation), Canada

    English-born visual artist Ben Davis has taught and exhibited widely. His work resides in collections in Canada, England, USA, Botswana, and Australia. Since moving to Canada in 2008, Davis has taught at Brandon University, where he is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Visual and Aboriginal Art. The study of land underpins much of Davis’s work, its many forms and the multiple ways it may be understood. Through an interdisciplinary often collaborative research practice, he explores and responds to the physical and socially-constructed terrain of a location. Davis has been awarded two Banff Residencies and has won multiple grants.


  • Eleanor McCullough

    Interdisciplinary Residency May 2018

    Printmaking – Solo Printmaking Place during Interdisciplinary Residency, UK

    At the heart of McCullough’s practice lies the problematic of ‘originality’ and the status of the copy in our image-saturated culture of excess. She engages with a variety of media including printmaking, casting, and digital media to challenge the ‘problem’ of the copy-as-a-work-of-art, prove the creative potential of multiplicity, and propose the inadequacy of the dominant discourse of originality. Since graduating, she is a studio holder with WASPS in Edinburgh funded by the Artists’ Collecting Society residency award. Funds from this award have also gone towards a membership with ESW and Edinburgh Printmakers.


  • Heather Sincavage

    Interdisciplinary Residency May 2018

    Performance Art, USA

    Heather Sincavage is an interdisciplinary artist using drawing, sculpture, installation and performance as part of her studio practice. She received her BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University and her MFA from University of Washington. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally in over 40 solo and group exhibitions. She was a fellow at Can Serrat International Art Center, Spain; Arteles Creative Center, Finland; Artix Creative Espacio, Spain, and Vermont Studio Center. She has also attended the NES Artist Residency, Iceland and SIM Artist Residency, Iceland. In 2015, she was a Fulbright Scholar finalist to Lithuania.

  • Linda Rae Dornan

    Interdisciplinary Residency May 2018

    Video, Performance, installation, bookworks, Canada

    Linda Rae Dornan’s art practice is performative and interdisciplinary, inclusive of video, installation, performance, sound and writing. Each feeds into the other exploring how we speak/communicate and connect to each other and the land around us through voice and body, listening, language, embodied text, place, memory and being. She has won the Strathbutler Award, the Linda Joy Award, has been the recipient of many grants and has shown/screened her work across Canada, the United States, and in South America, China and Europe. She lives in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada beside the Bay of Fundy.


  • Meg Peacocke

    Interdisciplinary Residency May 2018

    Poetry, UK

    Born 1930 into a musical family; her father was an educationalist and freelance writer. Boarding school; read English at Oxford, though she spent most of her time on music (singing, playing the oboe.) Taught and travelled; married 1949; four children; continued part-time teaching. Work for the Samaritans led to studying counselling in 1980. When the children had left home, she left also; kept a smallholding in the high Pennines, living self-sufficiently as far as possible. Started to publish poetry; supplemented her income with freelance counselling, running workshops and giving readings of her own work. Left the farm in 2010.

  • Nick Cole-Hamilton

    Interdisciplinary Residency May 2018

    Linear and non-linear audio design, UK

    Cole-Hamilton is a recent graduate with distinction of a Sound Design MSc at Edinburgh University. Although this was an audio focused masters he also explored and experimented with game development, and video content creation, not shying away from the visual arts. Cole-Hamilton grew up in a coastal village in Fife. This instilled a love for the wild, craggy coastlines and rolling farmlands of the region, and he believes this is something which comes through in his audio work. Crashing waves, crying gulls and whistling winds combine with the dry crackling leaves under foot and fires in the hearth.

  • Orlaith Treacy

    Interdisciplinary Residency May 2018

    Visual Art- Curating & Producing, Ireland

    Orlaith Treacy is an independent curator and a project producer, working with Callan Workhouse Union, a developing facility and commissioning agency for visual art, architecture and design, since January 2016. Orlaith programmed and produced the festival arts programme, Inhabitants, in Callan in 2016 and 2017 with Trasna Productions. She completed a Masters in Curating Contemporary Art with Limerick School of Art and Design as Limerick National City of Culture 2014 scholar. She was Assistant Curator with Askeaton Contemporary Arts during Welcome to the Neighbourhood 2014. Orlaith was Director of Occupy Space from 2012-2014, a visual art organisation based in Limerick.

  • Sophie Cunningham

    Interdisciplinary Residency May 2018

    Conceptual art and gallery manager, UK

    Originally from the West Midlands, Cunningham developed and formed her art practice at Glasgow School of Art. In 2015 she was awarded the Royal Scottish academy’s John Kinross Scholarship, where she travelled to Florence to make artwork, which was later exhibited in The Grace Cark Fyffe Gallery for solo exhibition ‘The Flood’. Since moving to London in 2016 she worked on various TV and film productions using her skills as an artist to produce sets. In 2017 she progressed to managing artist-run gallery Shotgun Studios, where she produced and curated group exhibition Strange Lands, among other events.

  • Suchitra Choudhury

    Interdisciplinary Residency May 2018

    English Literature, Textile and Design History, UK

    Suchitra Choudhury gained her PhD in English literature from the University of Glasgow. Currently she is occupied with writing a monograph on the representation of Cashmere and Paisley shawls in British literature.