Residents / Interdisciplinary Residency March 2019

Selectors: Ainslie Roddick, Curator at Centre for Contemporary Art Glasgow and Fleur Darkin, Choreographer

  • Allan Whyte

    Interdisciplinary Residency March 2019

    Allan Whyte is a Glaswegian artist who predominantly works in sculpture and sound. After graduating from Glasgow School of Art with a masters in Sound for the Moving Image, Allan has balanced his own practice with an involvement in community arts. Allan’s first solo show was a sculptural installation which used materials salvaged from the Mackintosh Building at GSA. He has also exhibited at the Lighthouse, Transmission, the Artschool and sound work has been broadcast on Radiophrenia, Borealis Festival (Norway), Wave Farm (USA) and Resonance FM (UK). The artist has a particular interest in phenomenology and the materials that form the physical and emotional boundaries in our lives.

  • Emily Furneaux

    Interdisciplinary Residency March 2019

    Place and environment offer the impetus for much of Emily Furneaux’s work; a cinema, an “un-discovered” island, a disused nuclear testing ground. These are her playgrounds where she roams – using drawing, video, sculpture and installation to create new encounters and new narratives as she playfully weaves fiction with fact. Furneaux studied Critical Fine Art Practice at Brighton University, relocating to Glasgow almost ten years ago. Her work has been shown in exhibitions and screenings at venues including, The Telfer Gallery, Glasgow; MK Gallery, Milton Keynes; Green Ray, London; Five Years, London; CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania; WASPS Hanson Street, Glasgow.

  • Holly Argent

    Interdisciplinary Residency March 2019

    Holly Argent is an artist based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Through a research-led practice she brings together various materials, often looking for strategies to utilise the fragmentary nature of archives to tell and re-tell narratives of artistic legacies. She leads the project ‘Women Artists of the North East Library’, building a usable resource that contributes to the history of women artists working in the North East of England; existing as an archive, a body of research and public programme. She was included in The Everyday Political at CGP, London (2018), and was recipient of the Luby’s Legs Artist Bursary (2017-18) and the Forshaw Rome Residency from Newcastle University at The British School at Rome (2017).

  • Katy West

    Interdisciplinary Residency March 2019
    Katy West, originally from Dublin, studied ceramics at The Glasgow School of Art (1999) and the Royal College of Art, London (2007). West has developed parallel careers as a designer and curator, linked by her interest in objects – their history, meaning, function and application.
    Her studio practice has involved working with Panel on Souvenirs of Calton Hill (2018) and Scotland Can Make It! (2014). Other projects include commissions for the National Trust, Kew Gardens, and projects and products developed for exhibition and for sale through her own website.
    Curatorial Projects include India Street, a collaborative project with designers from India and Scotland exploring the legacy of Turkey red; Modern Languages, touring exhibition for the National Craft Gallery, Ireland; Transformers for the National Centre for Craft and Design, England; and Our Objects (contemporary ceramics in context) for the Mackintosh Museum.
    West is a lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art. 
  • Kikki Ghezzi

    Interdisciplinary Residency March 2019
    Kikki Ghezzi graduated from the BFA at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 2011. Though rooted in painting, her work, nourished by writings,  often includes various experimental forms – installations, textiles and artist’s books. As sand and rocks are a stage for land art artists, wrapping a whole house with fish net in a laborious work of body against body is for Kikki similar to obsessively accumulating marks on a canvas. The common perception,  both outside in the open landscape and inside in the intimate studio, is that of being in a different time and space.
  • Lizzie Watts

    Interdisciplinary Residency March 2019

    Much of Lizzie Watts’ work explores a fantastical and embodied engagement with the natural world. Attracted by cartoons and their ability to explore bodiliness, abjection and disgust, Watts utilises kitschy and, at times, grotesque sensibilities to create what she calls ‘ecologies of intimate objects’. Watts’ work borrows imagery and ideas from archaeological and scientific discoveries to explore the messy intermingling of human and non-human timescales. Ideas about these relationships are manifested in Watts’ work not through linear narratives, but instead in sculptural debris, fascinating objects, and in films and animations which focus upon isolated and enchanting behaviours.

  • Lucy Barlow

    Interdisciplinary Residency March 2019
    Lucy Barlow studied at Glasgow School of Art BA(Hons) Fine Art Sculpture 1993-1996, and Middlesex University BA(Hons) 3D Design 1991-1993.
    Lucy’s work considers a sensitivity to the structural transitions, habitations and remains at Rubha nan Sasan (point of difficulty), a sparsely populated peninsula on Loch Ewe, Wester Ross, Scotland. The topographical nature of dispersal amongst small scale structures and habitations, and their co-existence through different periods of history. Through the mapping of these relationships, an interplay of time, scale and materials affords the opportunity to create an exciting sculptural language on a personal scale. Enabling ficticious and unexpected moments of delight. Lucy is based at Fish Island, Hackney Wick, next to the Olympic Park in London.
  • Mary Ann Steggles

    Interdisciplinary Residency March 2019
    Mary Ann Steggles is a curator, writer, and maker of ceramics.  As a Professor at the School of Art, University of Manitoba in Canada, her recent work has focused on the transience of time and how this might be captured in a sequential body of work.  Underlying all of the themes in her ceramic practice is a profound concern for the impact that the medium has on the environment.
  • Ruby de Vos

    Interdisciplinary Residency March 2019

    Ruby de Vos studied English Literature and Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She is currently writing her dissertation on the embodied temporalities of toxicity in contemporary art and literature at the University of Groningen. Her creative non-fiction addresses similar topics, aiming to find more personal and less linear approaches to the material. De Vos was one of the managing editors for art journal Kunstlicht’s “Nuclear Aesthetics” issue (2018) and is a writer for Kunstspot, a platform for visual art in Groningen.