Residents / Interdisciplinary Residency November 2014

  • Catherine Street

    Interdisciplinary Residency November 2014

    UK, Visual Art, Live Art

    Catherine Street is a visual artist based in Scotland. Her work consists of layers of experience: she often incorporates her own body into an installation setting that has video, audio, drawn, sculptural, and written elements. Street focuses on themes of transformation and to the relationship between matter, thought, emotion and sensation. Her recent projects include a commission for a Cultural Olympiad exhibition, Human Race, which culminated in a collaborative performance and screening event, a publication entitled Your Body of Objects. She has made work for performance festivals and gallery exhibitions in Scotland and further afield – including in Prague, Bergen and New York.

  • Georgina Porteous

    Interdisciplinary Residency November 2014

    UK, Site Specific Installation and Performance

    Georgina Porteous is an Artist from Glasgow, currently based between the Highlands and Berlin. Porteous’ installations use film, automatic drawing, found texts, objects, conversation, sound sculpture and performance. Inspired by collectives in Berlin, Porteous launched Insertion Collective in February 2012.

  • Imogene Newland and Paula Guzzanti

    Interdisciplinary Residency November 2014

    Argentina/UK, Music and Choreography

    Imogene Newland is an multidisciplinary artist, choreographer and creator of original contemporary performance. Paula Guzzanti was trained in ballet and contemporary dance at the National School of Dance ‘Jorge Donn’ in Buenos Aires, works as a dance facilitator for Sports Northern Ireland on the Active Communities programme teaching dance in the community and is a freelance performer and choreographer. Their collaborative work aims to foster new departures in creative practice between the fields of music and dance with a view to establishing a new kind of ‘choreo-musical’ performance research.

  • Jes Fernie

    Interdisciplinary Residency November 2014

    UK, Curating

    Jes Fernie is an independent curator and writer based in Colchester, East Anglia. She has worked with galleries, architectural practices and public realm organisations on public programmes, commissioning schemes and residency projects across the UK. Working primarily beyond gallery walls, she is interested in an expansive idea of contemporary artistic practice, which encompasses dialogue, research, engagement and serendipity.

    Fernie has worked with organisations including firstsite, Tate, Peer, Serpentine Gallery, Olympic Delivery Authority, Hawkins\Brown Architects, St Paul’s Cathedral, Central St Martins, University of Essex and the RCA.


    PDF of Destruction publication relating to Jes Fernie’s research during her residency at Hospitalfield

  • Leesa Streifler

    Interdisciplinary Residency November 2014

    Canada, Visual Art, Painting

    Leesa Streifler’s studio practice in the areas of painting, drawing, text and digital imaging explores subjectivity and feminist interpretations of contemporary experience including identity, body image, aging, illness, mothering practice and family relationships. Streifler is represented in numerous public collections including the Canada Council Art Bank and The National Gallery of Canada. She is currently a senior member of staff of the Visual Arts department at the University of Regina.

  • Lenore Bell

    Interdisciplinary Residency November 2014

    UK, Writing

    Originally from Brooklyn, Leonore Bell has been living in St Andrews since 2009. Her last major project was her PhD thesis – a half critical, half creative work; the critical half about fictionalized depictions of 9/11 and the creative half a novella about the Bijlmerramp, a Dutch air disaster that occurred in 1992. Bell is interested in topics such as gentrification, criminology, disaster and conflict.

  • Louise McVey

    Interdisciplinary Residency November 2014

    UK, Ceramic Sculpture, Music

    Louise McVey is a singer, songwriter and sculptural ceramic artist. Since graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 1999, Louise has been working in the fields of both ceramics and music. She has exhibited and performed in Canada, Austria, Ireland, France, Norway, Germany and Luxembourg. Louise’s approach to Ceramics is sculptural and multi disciplinary, primarily concerned with fundamental aspects of the human condition, in particular imagination, literature, and our relationship to the natural world.

  • Mark Wallace

    Interdisciplinary Residency November 2014

    UK, Printmaking, Music

    Mark Wallace is an artist, producer, DJ and Lecturer currently working in the School of Fine Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. He is interested in elements of the human experience such as identity, memory, philosophy, religion, behaviour and language. His explores the media of sound art, film and music production, looking at the inter-relationships of sound and image. Editions and multiple art, records/DJ culture, film, posters, books, new media technology, ‘fake’ products, collage, design, street art, text, graphic novels and comic strips all cinfluence and feature in his creative practice.

  • Mhari McMullan

    Interdisciplinary Residency November 2014

    UK, Design, Curating

    Mhari McMullan, a graduate of Textile Design (specialising in print) at Central Saint Martins (2003), works by applying the same ideas and techniques to a variety of materials, with the focus being on pattern and print within textile design. There is a playful variation in scale, imagery and technique in McMullan’s work, contrasting small and large, delicate and bold, illustrative and sculptural. McMullan also owns, curates and manages Welcome Home at CCA Glasgow, a creative retail space and showcase for craft, design and illustration.

  • Tamsin Casswell

    Interdisciplinary Residency November 2014

    UK, Embroidery, Textiles, Sculpture

    A graduate of Goldsmiths’ MFA in Art Practice, Tamsin Casswell is interested in the balance between everyday and abstract minimalism, drawing inspiration from the way materials meet in architecture; repairs, solutions and display in the landscape; colour, proportion, surface and shape in unconsidered places. She incorporates a variety of materials into her work, including off-cuts from dry cleaner alteration stands. Casswell spent a number of years working as a production manager at Tracey Emin’s studio, and is now Project Coordinator at London Craft Week.