Hospitalfield are delighted to be hosting five students and recent graduates this Spring as part of temporary work placements organised through our partnerships with education organisations in Scotland and Iceland. They’ll be supporting us over the next few months with our Residencies, Commissions, Collections and Learning programmes.
Welcome to Romain, Christie, Rose, Tabitha and Flora
Romain Causel is a French artist currently living in Reykjavík, Iceland. Since graduating from the University of the Arts of Iceland in June 2021, Romain has been working as an artist’s assistant and technician for different art centres in Reykjavík. He is joining Hospitalfield as a Programme Trainer to live and work here for spring 2022 to assist our artists in residence and to contribute to upcoming programme events as a helping hand. His Placement is organised through University of the Arts Iceland through the Erasmus Scheme with British Council.
Christie Dooley is a second year PhD candidate in Information Studies at the University of Glasgow – her academic background spans the disciplines of art history, medieval studies, museology and Scottish archaeology. She is currently undertaking research on curating, practice and reception of contemporary art in historic house settings – testing and map a range of curatorial strategies enacted within Hospitalfield, as compared to other sites in Scotland. Christie’s research and placement is organised through University of Glasgow Information Studies.
Tabitha Wood is currently a 4th year student at high school and is undertaking 4 weeks work experience at Hospitalfield to learn about curating and museum collections care. Tabitha wanted to learn more about what it is like to work in museum curation and what a day in the life of a curator in an organisation and museum context is like. Tabitha was part of Hospitalfield’s Young Artist Club 2021 and is undertaking Arts Award Gold as part of this. As part of her art practice Tabitha is interested in fashion textiles, illustration and animation.
Flora Swietlicki is a mature student with four grown up children, from Oban, West Highlands, studying Museum and Gallery Studies at St Andrews University. She has a long-standing interest in historic costume and dressmaking, and volunteers in the stores of a local museum. While at Hospitalfield she will involve working on updating the collections management system, and a piece of writing for Stories from Hospitalfield, inspired by the Victorian sewing table which caught her interest during her first visit. @mgci.standrews
Rose Bache is a graduate student on a semester-long work placement at Hospitalfield from the Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) joint MLitt programme at the Glasgow School of Art & The University of Glasgow. Her practice centres around rituals of care and looking critically at the boundaries between public/private/domestic/institutional. She is assisting on the Programme, including the residencies review, development of the Radical Care residency project and the Graduate Programme.