Residents / Interdisciplinary Residency May 2019

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

  • Chloe Preece

    Interdisciplinary Residency May 2019

    Chloe Preece is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her research focuses on marketing within the arts and creative industries. To date this has focused on production and consumption issues in the visual arts and how this translates into social, cultural and economic value. She is currently a member of the StoryFutures research team examining audience responses to immersive story experiences. She is also chair of the Arts, Heritage and Non-profit and Social Marketing Special Interest Group of the Academy of Marketing and is on the editorial board of Arts and the Market.

  • Colette Sadler

    Interdisciplinary Residency May 2019

    Colette Sadler trained in Classical Ballet followed by completing a BA (Hons) at the Laban centre, London. She worked Internationally as a dancer until 2002. Sadler’s performance works have been shown in numerous contexts Internationally including at Performatik festival Kaai theatre Brussels, South Bank Centre London, TRAMWAY, Nottingham Contemporary (alongside the British Art Show) and Dusseldorf Visual arts Quadriennale. In 2016 she curated the multi-disciplinary arts symposium “Fictional Matters” at CCA Glasgow, a second edition Present futures will take place in June. Her work for SDT RITUALIA  will tour the UK and Latin America in 2019.

  • Katie Watchorn

    Interdisciplinary Residency May 2019
    Katie Watchorn is an Irish artist working predominantly in sculpture. Katie was raised on a dairy farm and this rural upbringing forms the impetus for much of her work. She often uses unexpected or surprising agri-materials to ask questions about our tenuous links to land and animals today. She is currently undertaking an IMMA 1000 residency in the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Recent solo exhibitions include BalehomeBalehome at VISUAL Carlow and A Calf Remembered in Wexford Arts Centre, both in 2018.
  • Louis Skehal

    Interdisciplinary Residency May 2019
    Louis Skehal is an artist who lives and works in Glasgow. Graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 2013 in Sculpture he has developed his practice in sculpture and community arts practice in equal measure. Sculptural work explores place, space, light and meaning.  Recent works include: ‘A State of Place”, 2014, Glasgow: 1001/1, 2015, Glasgow: and Snapshots, 2017, Paisley. His community based practice has included an artist residency with ROAR in Paisley and ART Factory in Easterhouse. He also works in text, photography and painting. Louis’ current research involves examining the impact of illness on the psyche, the body and the self.
  • Marie-Therese Luger

    Interdisciplinary Residency May 2019

    Marie-Therese Luger is a curator and researcher. Her practice is framed as a critical inquiry into the reproduction of semi-political power structures through artistic practice as well as art´s unique potential of challenging these power structures while being ultimately immersed within them. Led by this her work focuses on the critical analysis of museums, galleries and art spaces as institutions. These inquiries take the physical form of curated exhibitions, installation and writing/talking, preferably in collaborative settings.

  • Merrill Shatzman

    Interdisciplinary Residency May 2019

    Merrill Shatzman is a printmaker residing in Durham, North Carolina. Through her woodblock prints and drawings she makes meticulous prints that abstractly describe urban landscapes through shapes, grids and patterns. Grids play a predominant role in her work, emphasizing how architecture, urban planning, weaving, cartography and typography influence her imagery. Using multiple stencils to construct her complex woodcut prints, she delineates shapes and isolates carved, calligraphic marks that are converted into symbols and units. She continues to explore different uses of stencils through photography, accentuating the structures through patterning and shadows. Her work as printmaker includes relief, silkscreen, digital imaging, laser fabrications and laser etchings, installation, and artist’s books. A Professor Emerita of the Practice of Visual Art at Duke University, she received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (1978) and a MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1981).

  • Mikko Gaestel

    Interdisciplinary Residency May 2019

    Mikko Gaestel (Hamburg 1982) is a visual artist and filmmaker living in Berlin. He studied at University of the Arts Berlin and Iceland Academy of the Arts Reykjavik, finishing with a Meisterschüler degree. His works have been exhibited at institutions including Goethe Institute New York, Bremerhaven Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Helsinki, Future Gallery Berlin and Dumbo Arts Center New York. His documentary feature debut »The Great Fortune« won the Grand Prize at Belgrade Documentary Film Festival 2016.

  • Nabin K Chhetri

    Interdisciplinary Residency May 2019

    Nabin Kumar Chhetri  is a poet and a writer based in Aberdeen. He graduated with a Masters in Creative Writing from Oxford University and an M.Litt in the Novel from the University of Aberdeen. He will be working on the revision of his novel in progress entitled, ‘The Red Moon Trails.’ The first two chapters of the novel were later shortlisted for the Charles Pick Fellowship Award at the University of East Anglia have conducted various Creative Writing Workshops for children and adult alike.
    Profile at the Scottish Book Trust
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  • Shannon Quinn

    Interdisciplinary Residency May 2019

    Shannon Quinn is a poet living in Toronto, Canada. She is the author of two collections: Nightlight for Children of Insomniacs (Mansfield Press) and Questions for Wolf (Thistledown Press). She is currently working on poetry cycles that investigate how we engage with hierarchical structures along with exploring themes of equanimity and impermanence.

    More about Shannon and her work can be found at

  • Sighle Bhreathnach-Cashell

    Interdisciplinary Residency May 2019

    Sighle Bhreathnach-Cashell (b. Belfast 1985) is a visual artist specialising in interactive installation. Her focus is on how fantasy cities are created by urban planning and how this affects our sense of identity.

    She has a BA in Environmental Art from the Glasgow School of Art and a MFA from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. She organised and created works for large scale art events including ‘PROCEDURE’ (Belfast 2011) and ‘GAMES NIGHT!’ (Glasgow 2012). She is a Co-Director of ‘Household’ a collective who are currently programming in Sailortown, Belfast. Sighle is a studio member of Array Studios.

  • Siôn Parkinson

    Interdisciplinary Residency May 2019

    Siôn Parkinson is an artist and singer living in Dundee. Often appearing in costume to invoke the voice of an animal, Siôn’s vocal works confront themes of humour, love, the grotesque, and human and non-human bodies. He often works with other artists, musicians and community choirs to create absurdist musical performances, which he presents in venues including: Cafe Oto, Chisenhale Gallery, ICA (London), CCA (Glasgow), Cooper Gallery (Dundee), ChertLünde (Berlin), and SixtyEight Art Institute (Copenhagen).

    Siôn studied sculpture at Central Saint Martins and The Slade. He is currently undertaking a practise-based PhD at University of Leeds exploring a cappella singing and contemporary art performance. He was recently awarded a Jerwood Bursary in 2019 to explore and embody classical techniques in falsetto singing.