Residents / 2021

  • Alicia Reyes McNamara

    New Contemporary Studio Residency

    Alicia Reyes McNamara completed her MFA at University of Oxford Ruskin School of Art in 2016. Her work has been included in Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2016). She was awarded the South London Gallery Graduate Residency, a Gasworks Fellowship, the Bemis residency and included in Peer Forum at Camden Arts Centre. She most recently was awarded an a-n bursary, a Jerwood Bursary, Chisenhale Studio Summer Residency. She has had solo exhibitions at Niru Ratnam Gallery and Lismore Castle this summer. She is looking forward to being part of The London Open next year at Whitechapel Gallery.

    Alicia joins the Autumn Residency at Hospitalfield in 2021.

  • Sabine Groenewegen

    Visiting moving-image editor

    Sabine Groenewegen works on the intersection of art and cinema. Investigative currents and poetics flow through documentary materials, fiction, and intricate sound design. She received critical acclaim for her debut film Odyssey, received as genre-bending cinema which toured festivals including FIDMarseille, DocLisboa and New Horizons and contemporary art centres including the Institute of Contemporary Art ICA London and Bozar Brussels. Odyssey won the 2019 Doc Alliance Award for Best Film and Best Experimental Feature at Istanbul Experimental Film Festival and was covered in Debordements and Film Comment.

    Sabine is a teacher specialised in editing in artist film and moving image including at The Netherlands Film Academy and Goldsmiths University of London. She most recently edited the feature length hybrid Looking for Horses (Vision du Réel Burning Lights Competition 2021). In 2021 she is artist in residence at 1646 and collaborates with Stroom Den Haag for her project The Missing Scenes Chronicles.

  • Mijke van der Drift

    Arika Partnership Writing Residency

    Mijke van der Drift is a philosopher and educator working on nonnormative ethics, trans studies, technology, and anti-colonial philosophy. Mijke lectures at KABK, the Hague, the Royal College of Art, London, and contributes to the Revolutionary Papers Project at the University of Cambridge. Mijke’s work has appeared in the Journal of Speculative Philosophy, the Journal of Aesthetics and Culture, in various independent publications as well as chapters in The Emergence of Trans (Routledge 2020), and The New Feminist Literary Studies Reader (Cambridge UP 2020). Van der Drift is currently working with the collective Red Forest on a performance project in Kyiv titled Sambatas Stagings, and a project titled Extractivism, Datafication, and Transformative Justice. With Nat Raha, Mijke is working on a book project, titled Trans Femme Futures.

    Mijke van der Drift and Nat Raha are at Hospitalfield undertaking a collaborative writing residency organised by Arika.

  • Nat Raha

    Arika Partnership Writing Residency

    Nat Raha is a poet and activist-scholar, based in Edinburgh. Her third collection of poetry is of sirens, body & faultlines (Boiler House Press, 2018). Nat’s recent publications include ‘blubber, guts, southern leith’, a long poem on Edinburgh’s role in industrial whaling and its near-ecocide, in MAP Magazine (online); ‘Imagining Queer Europe Then and Now’, a special issue of Third Text journal (January 2021), co-edited with Fiona Anderson and Glyn Davis; and the pamphlet four dreams (Earthbound Poetry Series, 2020). Nat is a Research Fellow on the ‘Life Support: Forms of Care in Art and Activism’ project at the University of St Andrews, which will open an exhibition at Glasgow Women’s Library in August 2021. She co-edits Radical Transfeminism Zine.

    Mijke van der Drift and Nat Raha are at Hospitalfield undertaking a collaborative writing residency organised by Arika.

  • Alicia Matthews

    "We can still see the horizon (and it’s curved)”

    Alicia Matthews is an artist and musician whose practice takes many forms. Sound is often at the core.

    At present, Alicia is a recipient of the Gaelic Arts GUIR! fund for the development of a moving image work that examines the machair in Bragar on the Westside of Lewis. This work uses vernacular agricultural practices as a tangible microcosm in which to ask wider questions around land, sustainability and rootedness.

    Alicia is a long-standing resident on NTS Radio. Other musical projects include SUE ZUKI (Domestic Exile), MALAIZY (Few Crackles), LAPS (DFA Recs, MIC Recs), Organs of Love (Optimo Music) and co-running the independent record label, Domestic Exile.

  • Anna McLauchlan

    "We can still see the horizon (and it’s curved)”

    I was trained as an artist, disciplined in environmental studies and hatha yoga, and now delight in geography. Supporting someone with progressive memory loss means my life forms around accommodation to slippages in memory. Experiencing memory swirling around, unhinging from structure, all prompts deep questions about what is fair, what is just. The residency enables me to confront this day-to-day reality; to grapple with the contemporary tangle of identity politics, which, whether implied or otherwise, has questions of justice as fairness at its heart.

  • Craig Pollard

    "We can still see the horizon (and it’s curved)”
    Craig Pollard is a music maker and artist based in Newcastle, UK. He is also an academic and part time lecturer, having completed a practice-led PhD about the politics of contemporary music making and creative practice in 2018. He makes music and performs under the name Competition and intermittently hosts music and art events as one half of Wild Pop. Recent releases are available through Slip Imprint and a book of collected writing is available via Glasgow’s The Grass is Green in the Fields For You.
  • Martin Steuck

    "We can still see the horizon (and it’s curved)”

    Martin Steuck is an artist living and working in Glasgow, their practice is broad and seeks to incorporate DIY sound-making and collaborative improvisations, film, drawing, social media performances, comedy and poetry. Through personal experiences of precarity, financial insecurity and physical displacement, they have become interested in listening to different voices which speak of experiences of exclusion, othering and demonization brought on by austerity, specifically with regards to policies which take explicit and prejudicial aim at massively reducing funding for social care, education, housing and mental health. Their practice seeks to generate an archive of the everyday and connective practices that amplify and give space to neuro-divergent experiences of life in the post-2008 political context. Here Steuck finds the birthplace for a critical faculty, which can help unfold strategies of survival and resistance.

  • Paul Abbott

    "We can still see the horizon (and it’s curved)”

    Paul Abbott is an artist and musician, working through questions and feelings connecting music and language: using real and imaginary drums, synthetic sounds, performance and writing.

    Recent performances and projects have included collaborations with Will Holder, Rian Treanor, Seymour Wright, RP Boo, Nathaniel Mackey, Ute Kanngiesser, Evie Ward, Billy Steiger, Micheal Spears and Keira Greene. Recent releases include Ductus, Palina’Tufa and 31.12.19 He was a co-editor’s of Cesura//Acceso and one of the Sound and Music “Embedded” resident artists at Cafe OTO 2016.

  • Romy Danielewicz

    "We can still see the horizon (and it’s curved)”

    Romy Danielewicz is an artist and producer with a background in performance. Their primary area of interest is writing in and around contested forms of sociality. Romy’s work often relies on collaboration as a support structure, both in terms of authorship and execution of the work. Using the workshop form as testing ground, their practice moves to both unpick and divest from the convoluted power relations we have been socialised into under late capitalism. In 2021, they are working on a debut novel on the subject of lovesickness, bad influence and queer erasure.

  • Will Holder

    "We can still see the horizon (and it’s curved)”

    Typographer Will Holder is the editor and publisher of F.R.DAVID, a journal concerned with reading and writing. He mediates and reproduces polyphonies of voices as design: bringing meaning and public access to things. His work has taken the form of oral and printed publications; and is informed by an ongoing study of song and music-making as a co-authored process, and production model for other disciplines. Holder sees conversation as means and model for production; and the role that memory plays between the printed page and the body as live, oral publication. As a self-driven study of graphic notation and collective reading processes, he has, with musician Alex Waterman initiated a series of publications, since 2012: Agapé (Miguel Abreu Gallery), Between Thought and Sound (The Kitchen, NY), The Tiger’s Mind (Sternberg), Yes, But Is It Edible?, The music of Robert Ashley for two or more voices (New Documents) and In Memoriam Mary Cecil… (Ociciwan and uh books).

  • Anya Sirina

    Graduate Programme 2021-22

    Anya Sirina is a performance artist with a research and movement-led practice based in Glasgow. In her work, Anya plays with the audience-performer relationship to explore the dichotomy of vulnerability and empowerment. Anya saturates her movements with meaning through the use of repetition, creating an atmosphere of changeability or flux wherein actions seem violent, sensual and humorous all at once. Audience and performer travel through meanings and power dynamics together in an attempt to reach a catharsis.

    Anya Sirina graduated from BA Hons Contemporary Performance Practice at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2019.

  • Aqsa Arif

    Graduate Programme 2021-22

    Aqsa Arif uses the interdisciplinary mediums of poetry, photography, installation, printmaking and film to construct complex structures in which she explores the surreal nature of the human psyche. Her work draws from cinema as a medium, as she uses its architectural and spatial characteristics to represent states of mind which cannot be fully understood through rational study.

    Graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 2019, she received a First Class degree in Painting and Printmaking and now serves as founder and committee member of SaltSpace Co-operative. Recent exhibitions include RSA New Contemporaries 2020 and ‘Come Together’ at Tate Modern, London.


  • Benjamin Hall

    Graduate Programme 2021-22

    Benjamin Hall is an artist, gamemaker, animator, filmmaker and writer based in Glasgow. Benjamin graduated from Fine Art at the Glasgow School of Art in 2020, and with the cancellation of his degree show led the development of ‘DS2020 Simulator.’ The project recreated the cancelled show as a game, featured work by 136 graduates and was shown on BBC One. Benjamin is also a core.member of Chaos Magic’s ongoing SPUR programme, and cofounder of online arts community CherriHarari. His recent collaborative virtual world ‘Wretched Light Industry’ showcased 33 immersive environments, and featured on It’s Nice That, Hypebeast, and more. // @ueq__ on Instagram

  • Cat and Éiméar McClay

    Graduate Programme 2021-22

    Cat and Éiméar McClay (b. 1997) are Irish collaborative artists currently based in Edinburgh. In 2020, they each graduated with First Class Honours from Edinburgh College of Art with a BA (Hons) in Intermedia Art. Their practice considers ideas of queerness, abjection and patriarchal systems of power and oppression through an interdisciplinary body of work comprising video, 3D models, installation and digital collage. Recently, they have exhibited as part of Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2020, Wretched Light Industry and Circa, Class of 2020 amongst others. In addition, they have been selected for RSA New Contemporaries 2021 at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh and They Had Four Years at GENERATORprojects, Dundee. | instagram: @catandeimearmcclay

  • Chao-Ying Betty Rao

    Graduate Programme 2021-22

    Betty is an East Asian multi-disciplinary artist whose experiences in sex work heavily influence her practice. Her interests are often fringe as she believes what causes us discomfort speaks volumes about our culture and shared values. Her work often asks challenging questions that prompt us to re-evaluate our intuitive reflexes, with the aim of reaching a nuanced and more compassionate understanding of each other and the world we live in.

    Betty is a 2020 Glasgow School of Art graduate with a BA(Hons) in Painting and Printmaking. She also holds an MA(Hons) in Philosophy and English Literature from the University of Edinburgh.


  • Emelia Kerr Beale

    Graduate Programme 2021-22

    Emelia Kerr Beale graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2019 and now lives in Glasgow. At the moment they work across drawing, sculpture and textile to process the complexities of illness and centre feelings of discomfort and pleasure, anxiety and joy. Through the use of recurring motifs, they consider how imagination and the repetition of imagery can be coping mechanisms.

    They have recently shown work at GENERATORprojects, Dundee, and were part of Embassy Gallery’s GRADJOB programme in 2019/2020. They are currently working on a project commissioned by Disability Arts Online and Attenborough Arts Centre.

  • Heather McDonald

    Graduate Programme 2021-22

    Heather McDonald graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2020, receiving a First-Class degree in Sculpture and Environmental Art. Prior to her degree, McDonald studied and worked in industries such as prop-making, fashion and jewellery. Elements of these craft-based practices have informed and shaped her work to date. She draws on biological research rooted in physiology and genetics to create works exploring those themes utilising techniques such as embroidery, metal casting, fabric manipulation and fused glass. The works produced are complex and intricate blending industrial and craft techniques to a high finish.

    Upcoming exhibitions include RSA New Contemporaries in spring 2022 of which McDonald has been successful in receiving support from The Dewar Arts Award enabling her to create a new body of work for the exhibition.

  • Ivy Deacon

    Graduate Programme 2021-22

    Ivy can become obsessed; they create collections, assortments and playlists. Primarily using ceramics to validate and make real their obsessions that often start digitally. Whether this be an image of a swimming pool or the latest pop banger, there is a fascination with giving these obsessions a place in the physical world. A romantic desire for touch. A declaration of joy.

    Ivy wants to make more versions and more collections real through the tactile clay process. The work is playful and involves bringing people together.

    Ivy graduated from Sculpture & Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art in 2019.

    Instagram: @ivy__deacon

  • Jacob Hoffman

    Graduate Programme 2021-22

    Jacob Hoffman is an artist currently based in Edinburgh. He graduated from Gray’s School of Art in 2019 with a BA in Contemporary Art Practice. His work is concerned with taking alternative readings of historical narratives, and re-situating them under queer terms. These ideas manifest primarily through photographic means, as well as digital collage, text and printed matter.
    Recent projects include showing as part of They Had Four Years graduate show at GENERATORprojects in Dundee and setting up Delphinium Press; a small-scale publishing platform with the aim of providing support to fellow artists as well as opportunities to collaborate.


  • Jek McAllister

    Graduate Programme 2021-22

    Jek McAllister graduated from DJCAD in 2019 and has since helped to establish Wooosh Gallery (the world’s best car park based A4 format gallery.)

    Her practice is always concerned with the everyday experience and is a process of collecting, examining and displaying artefacts such as; films, objects, gestures, language, etc, whilst embracing the
    circumstances and utilising what is to hand.

    Work on event based projects like the Orange Juice Club, DAIN HINGS and the PPPC (Powerpoint Presentation Club) have created a set of circumstances to bring people together in a space to do things, share
    skills, experiences and knowledge.

  • Julia Carolin Kothe

    Graduate Programme 2021-22

    Julia Carolin Kothe is an artist based between Glasgow, UK and Frankfurt am Main, D. She graduated with distinction from the Glasgow School of Art (2019, UK) and Kunsthochschule Mainz (2018, D) respectively. Her artistic practice moves between different media, materials and collaborative formats — at the crossroads of sculpture, text, sound, choreography and performance. The sculptural installations negotiate the (im-) possibilities of communication between (digital and physical) objects, spaces and bodies. Her practice evolves in non-linear acts or chapters based on narratives combining fiction and theory that respond to particular conditions of spaces and the bodies within it. The processual nature of her practice breaks away from the notion of a singular, finished work. Instead, her work offers the spectator a spatial, atmospheric, physical and psychological experience, casting an unforeseen light on particular environments and contexts.

    Recent works were shown at CCA: Glasgow (radiophrenia, 2022, Glasgow), Kunsthalle Mainz (2021, Mainz), Rosa Stern (2022, Munich), Queens Street Studios (2021, Belfast), POKY – Institute of Contemporary Art (2020, Mainz), ATLETIKA Gallery (2020, Vilnus), mañana bold (2019, Offenbach am Main) and Frankfurter Kunstverein (2018, Frankfurt am Main), amongst others.

    Yulia is the sonic and performative echo of Julia Carolin Kothe.

  • Kate Frances Lingard

    Graduate Programme 2021-22

    Kate Frances Lingard lives and works in Glasgow. At the moment they are thinking about care and accessibility in digital spaces. They are interested in the possibilities and complexities of decentralised and distributed technologies as shared infrastructure. Working with digitally created images, objects, environments, games and playing around with code, they hope to question systems that define how we act and live together. Currently, they are working with arebyte gallery on a show called ‘tender spots in hard code’ while learning to program through collaborative projects.

    Kate Frances Lingard graduated with BA (Hons) Sculpture and Environmental Art from Glasgow School of Art in 2019.


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  • Katherine Fay Allan

    Graduate Programme 2021-22

    Katherine Fay Allan is a interdisciplinary artist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her work stems from personal experiences that resonate with concepts surrounding the human condition in relation to nature and technology. Themes that are regularly present are embodiment, ecology, and organic/inorganic materials. Katherine studied Art and Philosophy at DJCAD and graduated in 2019. Her most recent work ‘The rest of us… we just go gardening’ was awarded the ‘Healthcare Designed in Dundee Award’ in 2019 for its therapeutic nature and received the ‘RSA Art Prize’ in 2020. Currently, Katherine is investigating processes of consumption, microorganisms and gut feelings.

  • Kaya Fraser

    Graduate Programme 2021-22

    Kaya Fraser is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Perth, working with analogue photography, archives and amateur home movies. Through the use of memory work, the home, and its extended boundaries to the two schemes she grew up in, Fraser celebrates the forgotten practices of The Everyday Archivist. Whilst interested in the everyday and the modes of unconscious archives that exist in a working-class home, she encourages the remembrance of these practices and archives to highlight accessible culture and heritage during times of austerity. Since graduating, Kaya has begun developing a socially engaged side to her practice through the social research project for The Full Picture commission with Creative Dundee and was selected as the 2021 Emerging Artist in Residence in Socially Engaged Practice at Mount Stuart.

    Instagram: @theeverydayarchivist

  • Kiera Saunders

    Graduate Programme 2021-22

    Kiera Saunders (she/her) is a multi-disciplined artist based in London. She openly shares her art practice in collaborative projects, creating mythical joyous costumes and sets from throw-away materials. Later, becoming symbols for storytelling in her video practice. She creates multifaceted concepts surrounding feelings of anxiety during the climate crisis, transcending pain into joy through her craft.

    Since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art, Saunders has been selected by; CIRCA by Andrea Emelife (2020), Artsthread x i-D x Gucci (2020), RSA New Contemporaries (2022) and ASVOF by Diane Pernet (2020).

  • Kiên Denier

    Graduate Programme 2021-22

    Kiên Denier is a Vietnamese-born French research-based artist. Stemming from personal narratives, the issues of displacement, diasporic identity, assimilation and radical ambivalence are important concerns of his practice.

    Having graduated from the Glasgow School of Art with a BA(Hons), his practice is as much about the endeavour of making as it is its utterances, often expressed through trans-disciplinary collaboration and research-specific media.

    Non-native invasive plants overgrowing exhibition spaces, out-of sync automatons and screeching tripods, hovering kites and drones, his practice often manifests in objects aiming to resist the categorisation of sculpture and function, displayed and utilised through installation and performative gestures.

  • Lauren La Rose

    Graduate Programme 2021-22

    Lauren La Rose is an award-winning American multidisciplinary artist, and educator who advocates for equitable access to the arts and has worked with veterans, young people, and families impacted by the criminal justice system. Motivated by the personal and political, her practice investigates counter narrative and participatory video practices, expanding our definition of what it means to be mixed-race, disabled, and queer.

    Since contracting Covid-19 in March 2020 her practice has shifted from video to text based experiments exploring the power of personal storytelling and protest. Set within a social disability model, these works interweave historical references, personal experiences of racism and the role of social media.

  • Marie Hamrock

    Graduate Programme 2021-22

    The symbol of the speculum is deeply embedded in Marie Hamrock’s work. The word emanates from Latin meaning mirror and to look. A speculum is both a gynaecological instrument and a mirror. Within her practice it has served as a navigational instrument, a speculative lens through which to observe themes such as sexuality, the esoteric and post-humanism.

    Hamrock creates surreal worlds and alternate universes with complex narratives that are neither linear nor continuous. They exist in the nebulous space between fact and fiction.

    Marie Hamrock graduated from BA Contemporary Art Practice at Gray’s School of Art in 2020.

  • Marta Sanders

    Graduate Programme 2021-22

    Marta Sanders (she/her) is a writer when she’s hanging out with artists and an artist when she’s around writers, strangers, family members. Her practice explores writing as a site where borders between herself and others are porous and continuously crossed, and her body as the site of her writing. Since graduating from The Glasgow School of Art, she has tried to become an academic by starting and abandoning an MA in Critical Theory, and is now trying to embrace once again being a practitioner.

  • Natasha Thembiso Ruwona

    Graduate Programme 2021-22

    Natasha Thembiso Ruwona is a Scottish-Zimbabwean artist, researcher and programmer. They are interested in Afrofuturist storytelling through the poetics of the landscape, working across various media including; digital performance, film, DJing and writing. Their current project Black Geographies, Ecologies and Spatial Practice is an exploration of space, place and the climate as related to Black identities and histories. Natasha is interested in different forms of magic and is in particular drawn to the power of the moon.

    Recent presentations of work include: HUBCAP Gallery screening and commission (2021), Traverse Theatre Happenings (2020) and Origins Eile Exhibition for Dublin Fringe Festival (2020).

  • Owain Train McGilvary

    Graduate Programme 2021-22

    Owain Train McGilvary is a Welsh artist based in Glasgow working in moving image, collage and drawing. He is interested in modes of communication derived from popular culture and queer vernacular, through investigating the subcultures that engage with them. The work seeks to explore their intricacies through verbal, gestural and pictorial means, considering oral history, speculation, mass media imagery and archival material together as a way of collaging. He has been working with Chapter Arts Centre on a commission about the 1980s wrestler The ‘Sensational’ Sherri.

    He graduated from the MFA at The Glasgow School of Art in 2019.

  • Rodrigo Nava Ramírez

    Graduate Programme 2021-22

    Rodrigo Nava Ramírez is an artist and web programmer from Mexico City. Using computer code, websites, Augmented Reality, live streams, VPN settings, and geolocation, his work looks at exploiting the potential of cyberspace to transcend cultural, political, and physical limitations. He is interested in the ways in which the Internet presents alternatives to traditional and established temporal and spatial constraints.

    His current research looks at re framing digital technologies as decolonising and alter-anthropological tools through Mexica mythology and astrology. The digital as a space for non-performance and refusal, where mythologies are permitted to escape the limits of their representation.

  • Rosie Trevill

    Graduate Programme 2021-22

    Rosie Trevill is an interdisciplinary artist working predominantly in writing, sound, performance, sculpture and printmaking. Rosie’s practice centres around language and embodiment as acts of resistance and resilience, within both personal and societal frameworks. Her visual works and research are informed by queer and feminist discourse.

    She works independently and collaboratively, including delivering community projects. She has exhibited at venues across Glasgow, including the Gallery of Modern Art, CCA, House for an Art Lover Studio Pavilion and the Garment Factory. In 2022, Rosie will present new work at the RSA New Contemporaries.

    Rosie graduated in 2020 from Fine Art Photography at the Glasgow School of Art.


  • Sean Kemp

    Graduate Programme 2021-22

    Sean Kemp is a research-based artist interested in procedures of re-enactment, reconstruction and retelling. Stemming from an interest in theatrical conventions of storytelling and the object of the script, his practice draws into dialogue rhythms of rural, agricultural life with issues of fate, intention and recurrence. Using image-based media and sculpture, his installational works render the landscape as scenery as well as reimagining tools as potential props, inert and awaiting activation.

    Born in Angus, Scotland, Sean Kemp graduated in 2020 with a BA(Hons.) in Fine Art Photography from the Glasgow School of Art and has previously exhibited works at The Garment Factory (Hopelessly Devoted, 2019) and Studio Pavilion (Motherlode, 2019).

  • Sean Patrick Campbell

    Graduate Programme 2021-22

    Sean Patrick Campbell is an artist and musician living and working in Glasgow. Graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 2019, his practise uses photography to enter into a dialogue between ecologies of landscape & mythology – personal, cultural, political. His work spills out into rituals of text, sculpture and moving image; these are the interlocking parts of his inquiry into the physical and psychic structures that build Worlds. He is always looking for ghosts – of hidden pasts, lost futures and the ever-haunted present.

    Recent exhibitions include ‘TULPA’, a collaborative show at Bloc Projects in Sheffield with artist Allan Gardner, and ‘Imagining an Island’, a group show at Taigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist.

  • Sinéad Hargan

    Graduate Programme 2021-22

    Sinéad Hargan works with live performance, participatory performance, voice and film. Sinéad’s practice explores the romanticisation of grief, isolation and wild places. She creates new rituals and radically reshapes extinct traditions in order to access a deeper understanding and care for the world around us.

    Sinéad received the Bruce Millar Fellowship for a year-long research project in performance making at and around Scottish tidal sites. She is the Artsadmin BANNER Awardee 2019/20 and has presented work at Embassy Gallery; Fringe World Festival, Australia; Central Scotland Documentary Festival; and Cardiff Dance Festival.

    Sinéad graduated from Contemporary Performance Practice at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

  • Siobhan McLaughlin

    Graduate Programme 2021-22

    Siobhan McLaughlin is an artist and curator based in Glasgow. She graduated from MA Fine Art at Edinburgh University in 2019 and has since been awarded the SSA Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Award at the RSA and a film commission from the Tate’s British Art Network.

    Combining personal experience with compositional devices, such as sewing alternative materials, she creates non-traditional landscape paintings. Siobhan’s recent work has evolved from sketches gathered on residency in the Cairngorms, following Nan Shepherd’s writings in The Living Mountain. Through the sensory experience of walking, translated into the physicality of large-scale painting she processes ideas of place, memory, vulnerability and ecology.


  • Stella Rooney

    Graduate Programme 2021-22

    Stella Rooney is a Glasgow based artist who investigates labour from the perspective of both past and present. Considering the rise of the service economy and the decline of organised labour, her practice wrestles with the ghosts of deindustrialisation. Working with photography, moving image and archival material, she documents the ever-shifting image of workers and communities. These moving portraits attempt to illuminate some of the cracks within the system, with an intent to identify current and future points of disruption. She graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone in 2020 with a BA in Art and Philosophy.

  • Sweætshops®

    Graduate Programme 2021-22

    Sweætshops® is a self-taught artist presented as an impersonal “multipersonality conglomerate” creating allegories for social phenomenon from the waste of 21st century consumerism and pop culture. Their practice uses different configurations of sound, performance, video, disruption and public interaction dependent on project. Legally simultaneously married/divorced for Brexit, banned from the Edinburgh Fringe over “cultural desecration” and recipient of the 2019 //BUZZCUT// emerging artist award. Their work has variously been described as “performance art at its best” (The Write Angle) and “varicoloured and raw…the undeniable energy of a high doom” (Phasmid Press).

    They graduated from Sonic Arts (MMus) from University of Aberdeen in 2019.

  • Billy McCall

    Autumn Residency 2021

    Playing with the juxtaposition of nostalgic cartoon imagery and material alongside other cultural objects particularly Youtube videos, books and music, Billy McCall works to construct a syntax that plays with ideas relating to politics and cultural theory. History and the archive play a significant part not in reviving or restoring the past but to invoke ideas that are reflective through the past to inform and disrupt the present and future. Since completing the MFA course in Glasgow in 1996 McCall has exhibited widely and been involved in some DIY curatorial projects in Edinburgh and Newcastle.

  • Christopher Kirubi

    Autumn Residency 2021

    Christopher Kirubi is a London-based poet and artist who uses the mutability and promiscuity of images, objects and text to negotiate the limits of sexuality, gender, race and desire.

  • Dana Munro

    Autumn Residency 2021

    Dana Munro has exhibited in museums, institutions, galleries and artist-run spaces in Germany, Belgium, France, Austria, Switzerland and the UK. Recent solo and group projects include Shanaynay, Paris (2019); CACBM, Paris (2019); Cell Project Space, London (2018); TG, Nottingham (2018); Montague, London (2018) Wiels, Brussels (2017). Recent collaborative projects were held at Tate Modern and Raven Row, London (2019). An Artist Fellow at the Cité Des Arts, Paris (2017-18) and International Resident Wiels, Brussels (2015-16). Munro was a co-founder of the artist-run space Economy (2008-2015) and is a member of PUBLIKATIONEN + EDITIONEN.

  • Gordon Douglas

    Autumn Residency 2021

    Gordon Douglas is a performance artist based in Glasgow. He devises embedded positions, games and site-specific events that set out to investigate the performativity of collaborative working. His practice intends to engage in reimagining organisations, hosting programmes of unannounced activity, developing social research and occupying spaces of curatorial responsibility. Previous works include: celebrating Travelling Gallery’s 40th birthday (2018); keeping time throughout Cooper Gallery’s 12-Hour symposium (2019); and conducting a performative audit of CCA Glasgow’s open source approach to programming (2018-19). He is currently assembling a working group intent on proposing a non-human candidate to Scottish Sculpture Workshops’ Board of Trustees (2021).

  • Jennifer Martin

    Autumn Residency 2021

    Jennifer Martin is an artist filmmaker based in London. Her work and research explore the performativity of belonging and instability of images; these interests manifest in a mix of narrative and experimental pieces. Martin has exhibited and screened work in the UK and abroad. Recent screenings include Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival (Hawick), RIDM (Montréal), B3 Biennial of the Moving Image (Frankfurt), LUX (London), Videoclub’s Selected X (UK-touring), and European Media and Art Festival (Osnabrück). She was selected for the 2018 Stuart Croft Foundation Education Award, FLAMIN Fellowship 2019/20, and was artist-in-residence at Kingsgate Workshops 2019/20. Martin is a co-director of the black-led artist worker’s cooperative not/nowhere.

  • Myrid Carten

    Autumn Residency 2021

    Myrid Carten is an Irish artist who makes films for cinema exhibition and galleries. Using documentary and fiction, and often a playful combination of both, her work interrogates both the struggle for intimacy and the ways we are compromised by our pasts. She explores, with generous ruthlessness, the universal desire to be both known and hidden, and the costs involved in both of these complicated commitments. She is developing a new body of work around inheritance, family and madness in the Donegal Gaeltacht, through the support of the Arts Council of Ireland’s Next Generation Artist Award 2018-19.

  • Sekai Machache

    Autumn Residency 2021

    Sekai Machache (she/her) is a Zimbabwean-Scottish visual artist and curator based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her work is a deep interrogation of the notion of self. She is interested in the relationship between spirituality, imagination and the role of the artist in disseminating symbolic imagery to provide a space for healing. Sekai works with a wide range of media including photography. Her photographic practice is formulated­­ through digital studio based compositions utilising body paint and muted lighting to create images that appear to emerge from darkness. Sekai is the recipient of the 2020 RSA Morton Award and is an artist in residence with the Talbot Rice Residency Programme 2021-2023. She recently joined Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop as a board member and works for (SCAN) Scottish Contemporary Arts Network as an Artist Policy Officer.

    Sekai works internationally with her most recent work taking her to Brazil where she produced a cross-cultural curatorial project which was supported by a Creative Scotland and British Council partnership. She often works collaboratively, for and within her community and is a founding and organising member of the Yon Afro Collective (YAC).

  • Alison Lloyd

    Interdisciplinary Residency November 2021

    Alison Lloyd is a visual artist whose work, stretching back to the 1970’s, has been re envisioned for several exhibitions together with Jake, a book published by TG Gallery in 2014. Her talks and lectures have an emphasis on material developed from a fascination with documenting aspects of her life. She refers to her photographic series as ‘events’, which capture a range of speculative and choreographed happenings. During the pandemic (2020/2021) Alison visited a meadow-wasteland surrounded by a palisade fence, naming this site the #meadowbehindbars Between June 2020 and March 2021 she made four week long intensive visits for an instagram residency on The_Edgeworker

    On returning to an artistic practice in 2010 her work shifted to include walking as art and out of these experiences a PhD emerged, Contouring: Women, Walking and Art (2020). The thesis combines a critical, analytical discussion of women artists of the 1960s, 70s and early 80s with a reflective evaluation of the emergence of walking in her work. This return to practice was driven by her experiences as a hill walker, and from literature which foregrounds historical walking practices, largely within the field of postmodern sculpture. Her practice has adapted navigation, route-finding skills and contouring as artistic strategies, tools and processes.

  • Luke Fowler

    Interdisciplinary Residency November 2021

    Scottish artist, filmmaker and musician Luke Fowler (1978) has developed a practice that is, at the same time, singular and collaborative, poetic and political, structural and documentary, archival and deeply human. With an emphasis on communities of people, outward thinkers and the history of the left, his 16mm films tell the stories of alternative movements in Britain, from psychiatry to photography to music to education. Whilst some of his early films dealt with music and musicians as subjects, in later works sound itself becomes a key concern.

  • Mhairi Owens

    Interdisciplinary Residency November 2021

    Mhairi Owens is a community worker and poet based in Fife. She has Tutored in Creative Writing for the University of St Andrews’ International Summer School and Open Association. She was also Scots Languages Editor and Poetry Reader for The Scores literary journal. Her poems have appeared in various anthologies and journals and have won the Wigtown Prize, the Rhina Espaillat Poetry Prize and the Straid Collection Award. Her debut collection will be published by Templar Poetry in spring 2022.

  • Olivia Jones and Michelle Warner Borrow

    Interdisciplinary Residency November 2021

    Olivia is an artist, facilitator and bodywork practitioner working in Glasgow. Her work spans disciplines of drawing, sculpture, sound, video, dance and movement. She is interested in articulating gestures and slippery representation of the unconscious. Her practice is expansive and far reaching, utilising an array of different materials and concepts. Exploiting materiality to extrapolate small nuances.

    Michelle is a Dance and Movement Psychotherapist working in Machynlleth Wales. Her psychodynamic DMP training centres on the impact of early experiences. It incorporates movement and creativity as a means of communication and emotional, social, mental and physical integration. Working both verbally and non-verbally, I have engaged children in activities, including dance, imaginative play, story-telling and role-play, to work through cognitive and emotional difficulties. Her practice until more recently has been focused more clinically. She now wants to interrogate her creative desires in producing and choreographing.

  • Sophie Chapman


    Sophie Chapman is an artist, she organises and facilitates projects or groups, and plays bass in the punk band molejoy. Sophie makes films, props, music and publications – mainly in collaboration with other people. Since 2015 her main practice has been with Kerri Jefferis. Their work brings people together to play, improvise and question. Recent works include a scriptless film and card game made with amateur actors in south Leeds (Idle Acts 2019/20) and a video and workshop series (Oracular Theatre 2020) exploring speculative fiction. Sophie is currently drawing pastels of tail bones and researching how to grow up as a queer.

  • Miriam Hancill

    Print Place Interdisciplinary Residency November 2021

    Miriam Hancill is an Edinburgh-based artist whose practice centres on printmaking and sculptural installation. In September 2021 she will begin her PhD research project ‘(Un)learning in the Workshop: Exploring the relationships between working environments and innovation in contemporary printmaking practices’ at Edinburgh College of Art.

    Hancill’s practice describes the generative nature of the print workshop, conveying print as a method of both production and play through the re-appropriation of tools and processes and the use of unconventional printing media.

    She intends to use the residency at Hospitalfield to apply an alternative approach to the print workshop, creating a series of new works that seek to question and re-articulate how print practices operate within contemporary art.

  • Francesca Le Lohé

    Interdisciplinary Residency October 2021

    Francesca Le Lohé is a composer & community musician active in Japan and the UK. Theatrical projects and intercultural exchange are integral to her work; in August 2020, she co-founded the “Sound and Word Network” with writer Charlotte Wührer to facilitate international collaborations between composers/sound artists and writers. Francesca is the composer/director behind “THE鍵KEY”: an immersive, site-specific opera inspired by Tanizaki’s novella, featuring a mixture of Japanese and Western artforms (awarded the 2019 “Keizo Saji Prize”). Her work has featured in festivals including TAma Music & Arts Festival, Sonorities, Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival and the London Festival of Architecture.

  • Holly O’Brien

    Interdisciplinary Residency October 2021

    Holly O’Brien (b.1996) is a writer and curator based in Glasgow. With a background in literature, her practice focuses on alternative modes of storytelling, artists’ writing practice, the potential of language, and fiction as a vehicle for uncovering buried histories and archives. Within this, she explores how language, nonnormative writing, and experimental forms can enrich an artist’s practice and an audience’s experience of visual work.

    Graduating with an MLitt in Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) from Glasgow School of Art in September 2021, her independent curatorial projects include a thing that remembers itself, To a Passer-by and Due Chiacchiere. She has also worked as a freelance curator for Tramway TV and The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery.

  • Jamie George

    Interdisciplinary Residency October 2021
    Jamie George is an artist and writer based in South East London. In his work he explores how things break and fall apart, such as everyday objects, places and relationships. Jamie studied at Goldsmiths and The Slade. In 2013, he completed a PhD at Cambridge School of Art, researching how sculptures utilise a ‘forgetful memory’ – a reflexive process of positing, junking and reimagining relationships to cultural information. Recent projects, residencies, and awards include a Gasworks International Fellowship, a Central Saint Martins Cocheme Fellowship and a Jerwood Arts bursary. His writing has been published by Moxy Magazine and commissioned by Goldsmiths CCA. Jamie is also a founding editor of
  • Kate Holford

    Interdisciplinary Residency October 2021

    Kate Holford is an artist, writer, and curator based in Glasgow, Scotland. Her most recent solo work is Dear Lithium, (2020) a multimodal research project concerned with love, extraction, and distance through the digital space, manifesting in a single-edition publication and website ( Her work has often considered thresholds, loneliness, fragmentation, and faith. She is co-founder and art director of Stillpoint Magazine, a digital publication grounded in anti-oppressive psychoanalysis that curates and programmes interdisciplinary scholarship and art. She graduated from the M(Litt) Curatorial Practice at the Glasgow School of Art in 2020.

  • Sam Williams

    Interdisciplinary Residency October 2021

    Sam Williams is a visual artist and filmmaker working predominantly in moving image, live performance and collage. His work has taken the form of live performances, durational installations, works on paper and films shown in both cinema and gallery spaces. His research is currently focused on how we can look at multi species entanglements, ecological systems and folk mythologies to produce ideas for future ways of living. Sam currently lives and works in London, where he is a resident artist at Somerset House Studios. He studied MA Sculpture and Moving Image at the Royal College of Art, graduating in 2016.

  • Sarah Trounce

    Interdisciplinary Residency October 2021

    Sarah Trounce grew up in East Anglia and studied English at Birmingham University, before moving to London. She worked as a manager in the design industry for ten years and is now a freelance consultant and writer, collaborating with creative people all over the world. Sarah was shortlisted for the White Review Short Story Prize in 2019 and subsequently completed an MA in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths. Her fiction and essays have been published by The London Magazine, Port and It’s Nice That. She’s represented by RCW literary agency and lives in Norwich.

  • Alison Scott

    Interdisciplinary Residency August 2021

    Alison Scott is a Glasgow based artist and writer who often works with other artists. Her work is research-led and driven by interests in expanded performance and writing practices, and speculative approaches to knowledge production. In 2020 she was Reviews and Projects co-editor in collaboration with Rosie Roberts at MAP Magazine, has been Associate Producer at Collective, Edinburgh, as part of the Satellites programme 2019-21. She graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (Art, Philosophy and Contemporary practice) in 2014 and from Glasgow School of Art (Mlitt Art Writing) in 2019.

  • Christina McBride

    Interdisciplinary Residency August 2021

    Christina McBride is an artist based in Glasgow. Her practice is located within lens-based enquiry with a committed focus on analogue practices/processes, particularly in relation to landscape. Recent concerns include alternative printing processes and exploring the use of natural materials and forms. Her pursuit is not only in a more embodied and sensory engagement with a context within a specific place and time, but also as a way of responding to wider environmental concerns and discourses.

    She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally including solo exhibitions in New York and Mexico City. She also recently co-founded FIX Photography Collective.

  • Emily Beaney

    Interdisciplinary Residency August 2021

    Emily Beaney is an artist, filmmaker and PhD researcher at Edinburgh College of Art (supported by SGSAH). Her current practice explores themes of radical care, control and health inequalities, working collaboratively with women in Scotland to draw upon lived experiences of illness and disability. These projects centre upon embodied knowledge and utilise experimental and performative film processes to communicate with the senses and highlight our embodied materiality and interdependence. Emily’s residency at Hospitalfield is supported by Unlimited.

  • Hannah Leighton-Boyce

    Interdisciplinary Residency August 2021

    Hannah Leighton-Boyce is a visual artist working in sculpture ranging from site specific and durational works, to drawing, sound and installation. Her work explores material, environmental and sensory relations and the politics of labour, through invisible processes such as the transmission of energy, the passing of time, accumulative and reductive forces.

    Recent exhibitions include Personal Structures, PAPER Pavilion, Palazzo Mora, Venice Biennale (2019); Each Toward the Other, Bury Sculpture Centre (2019); Major Conversations, Platform A Gallery (Middlesbrough, UK) touring to the Turnpike Gallery (Leigh, UK); Ruth Barker & Hannah Leighton-Boyce, Castlefield Gallery (Manchester, UK) touring to Glasgow Women’s Library (Glasgow, UK).

  • Hannah Sabapathy

    Interdisciplinary Residency August 2021

    Hannah Sabapathy trained as a print designer at Chelsea College of Art and the Royal College of Art. Over the last decade, her work has focussed on pattern and surface design, particularly for jewellery and furniture. More recently she has experimented with folded metal and enamel to create a jewellery collection.

    In London, Hannah was Head of Print Design at M Lab, an international textile design and colour consultancy. Her designs have been commissioned by and sold to international brands including Anthropologie, J Crew and Donna Karan.

    She is currently exploring her dual heritage by examining the pattern and colour in Indian miniature paintings and will launch her studio Plica, later this year.

  • Holly Muir

    Interdisciplinary Residency August 2021

    Holly Muir is an artist, writer and set designer. Her wooden installations use historical and fictional narratives to explore utopian tropes, the restorative capacities of work, and the relationships people have with non-humans.

    Holly graduated from the Ruskin School of Art in 2016, after which she spent a year writing fiction at Princeton University as a Daniel M. Sachs Scholar. She designs and builds stage sets with the experimental opera collective, Spectra Ensemble, and has previously worked for Scottish Opera, The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Royal Opera House and Pinewood Creative.

  • Jack Guariento

    Interdisciplinary Residency August 2021

    Jack Guariento is a filmmaker and artist from Glasgow. He is interested in attempting to problematize taken-for-granted assumptions about what can be understood to be ‘real’ in this world, and investigating the blurred boundaries between supposedly mutually exclusive categories such as human and animal, self and other, and past, present and future. Somewhere in between narrative filmmaking and experimental video art, his films utilise a combination of old and new formats to effect a general feeling of anachronism and a confusion of temporalities which serves to visually support these themes.

  • Leah Crews

    Print Place Interdisciplinary Residency August 2021

    Leah Crews is a London based artist printmaker working with linocut and Japanese woodblock printmaking.

    Drawing from an extensive research period in Japan over the last few years, including two artist residencies, Leah creates prints featuring objects and elements of Japanese culture and aesthetic. Combining components of traditional Japanese multi-block printmaking with Western relief print techniques and materials she seeks to create a bridge between the two, exploring the crossover between two distinct forms of printmaking.

    Leah studied fine art at Bath Spa University and was subsequently a member of the Bath Artist Printmakers before leaving for Japan in 2016.

  • Alex Allan

    Interdisciplinary Residency May 2021

    ‘Alongside his finely tuned antennae into current art practice and a broad appreciation of sculpture and its traditions, Alex Allan also absorbs research material from experiencing the environment around him. That is to say his identity as an artist is constructed not only through his engagement with the Art World, but by his observance and understanding of the physical realities of urban life at this point in history.

    Alex graduated with an MFA in Sculpture from Edinburgh College of Art in 2011. More recently he has been engaged in a number of public art projects and is co-founder and operator of Govan Project Space in Glasgow, where he lives and works.

  • Camilla Brueton

    Interdisciplinary Residency May 2021

    Camilla Brueton’s practice interrogates the experience of place by exploring physical structures and reflecting on movement, social policy and differing perspectives. Emotions, like the weather, pass through and shape things.

    Research is done out in the field, in the studio and on the train. Artwork includes large drawings connecting distant places, ‘visual essays’ combining text and images, printmaking and spoken performance. With a MA in Drawing (2014, Wimbledon College of Art) and BA Fine Art Sculpture (2000, Kingston University) spatial concerns on the page and in three dimensions are important to her.

    Whilst at Hospitalfield, Camilla Brueton will be working on a visual essay exploring themes of loss, lostness and locality.

  • Fiona McGurk

    Interdisciplinary Residency May 2021

    Fiona McGurk is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work explores questions of agency, data accumulation and archive.

    Since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art, BA Painting (2012), Fiona has been the recipient of a number of awards; Creative Scotland Open Project Fund Award (2019), Hope Scott Trust Visual Arts Award (2016), RSA: New Contemporaries (2013) and Andrew Grant Bequest Scholarship (2012 & 2010).

    She has exhibited in the UK and further afield and has undertaken residencies nationally and internationally, most recently with NARS Foundation, New York (2019).

    Fiona is a studio holder and member of the board at Glasgow Sculpture Studios.

  • Ieva Grigelionyte

    Interdisciplinary Residency May 2021

    Ieva Grigelionyte is Lithuanian artist currently living and working in Glasgow, UK. She is intrigued in the meal as a complete social phenomenon which links nature, culture and the human body; external and interior systems colliding, mental perception altering everything; it appears highly complex and so simple at the same time.

    To unfold these ideas further Ieva employs taste as her artistic medium. Her research includes studies on eating, appetite, disgust and other ideas which tap into the magical realness of food. This reading is followed by experimentation with ice cream, which Ieva infuses with weeds, clay, chalk and further ingredients to recreate textures/flavours inspired by soil, asphalt, dust and other elements from the urban environment. Ieva wants to connect people to their immediate surroundings by opening their eyes (and mouths) to flavours and produce that grows invisible and unloved all around us. These radical though subtle kitchen/studio explorations enable her to create experiences that challenge our thinking through the gentle action of tasting ice cream.

  • Ione Maria Rojas

    Interdisciplinary Residency May 2021

    Ione is a creative practitioner working with earth, plants, communities and creatures. Dividing her time between the UK and Mexico, her work ranges from therapeutic horticulture and creative education, to printmaking, bookbinding and nest-weaving. In January 2020 Ione collaborated with Guapamacataro Centre for Art and Ecology in Michoacan, Mexico, to investigate the sourcing, processing and crafting of wild clay. More recently she has been experimenting with other ways of documenting earth and plant-based mediums, such as soil chromatography and ink making. She is interested in how such processes can shape and shift our interactions with our environment and each other.

    Ione Maria Rojas’ residency is support by an a-n Artist Bursary.

  • Lindsay Boyd

    Interdisciplinary Residency May 2021

    Lindsay BoydLindsay Boyd is an artist and curator based in Edinburgh. She has an MFA in Contemporary Art Practice from Edinburgh College of Art.

    Her practice includes drawing, sculpture and installation and is concerned with the notion of the façade and duality, playing with ideas that centre around fictions and falsehoods. Her work references theatrical set design, maquettes and prop making that invoke unidentified narratives. New research areas include choreography, notation of movement and queer feminist narratives in literature.

    Boyd is currently Assistant Curator of Hidden Door, Edinburgh’s alternative arts festival, and a Board Member of All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre. She is a Freelance Project Coordinator and also works for The Fruitmarket Gallery.

  • Phoebe Eustance

    Interdisciplinary Residency May 2021

    Phoebe Eustance is an artist and researcher based in London. At Hospitalfield Phoebe will continue to work on ‘Queering The Waiting Room’, a project that aims to open up a critical dialogue around embodied experiences of disciplined spaces, with an emphasis on clinical environments, institutional processes and their repetitive rhythms. Drawing from queer theory, which questions norms and rejects thinking in binaries, Queering The Waiting Room reimagines the institution as malleable.

    Queering The Waiting Room was shown in April 2021 in the form of a video essay at the 12th International Conference for Artistic Research hosted by the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Between 2019 and 2020 Phoebe participated in CAMPUS Independent Study Programme at Nottingham Contemporary. In 2020, they co-wrote ‘Reflections on Collective Knowledge Production’, published in The Contemporary Journal and ‘To all my sisters inside’, published in Futuress Journal. Phoebe holds an MA in Research Architecture from Goldsmiths, University of London and a BA in Fine Art from Leeds & Lisboa Universities.

  • Georgie Fay

    Print Place on Interdisciplinary Residency May 2021

    Georgie Fay is a London-based participatory artist and printmaker, with an MA in Gallery Education (UCL, 2013). Her firm belief in arts education as a catalyst for social change and inclusion underpins and inspires her art practice.

    Fay’s printmaking reflects her own engagement with the world; from the city pavement to the flight pattern of migrating birds; from everyday journeys to experiencing unfamiliar landscapes. In 2017, her first solo show, ‘Halfway Home’ responded to these themes.

    She intends to use her forthcoming residency at Hospitalfield to create a series of experimental prints and etchings which explores what happens when nature, science and art collide.

  • Caroline Areskog Jones

    Interdisciplinary Residency 2021

    Caroline Areskog Jones is an RCA alumni whose hybrid, exploratory practice has a foundation in print.

    Drawing provides a mechanism of exploration and a fundamental component of research which evolves through the investigation of materials, repetition and working in series over time. With a Scandinavian heritage ‘nature’ infuses and permeates encounters, filaments reach through ideas within an uncertain space. Having spent time recently gathering research in the Hebrides, from the perspective of being on the water, in the weather, where humidity seeped through, and being aware of current ecological concerns regarding toxicity of the ocean, the aim in this residency is to utilise the time, facilities and local environmental histories to make a series of prints, perhaps an element in book form, as non-linear narrative. To use the processes of print, to absorb being in the locality will contrast with the use of purely digital artefacts as a means to develop a body of work.

  • David Fagan

    Interdisciplinary Residency 2021

    David Fagan’s work generally comprises multimedia installation and performance, with a persistent focus on consumer electronics, such as televisions and phones. Fagan is interested in creating intimate experiences using familiar objects. When these attempts inevitably fail, they ultimately speak to a more fundamental questioning of one’s ability to connect to another. Post-exhibition, the role of the work as art object is generally relinquished, devices and objects regain their prior utility. Fagan is currently exploring themes of identity and culture in suburban landscapes.

    Awards include Visual Arts Bursary from the Arts Council of Ireland 2019

  • Rachel Marsden

    Interdisciplinary Residency 2021

    Rachel Marsden is a curator, educator and arts writer researching transcultural studies, cultural and social translation, and curatorial practices in China and the Asia-Pacific. Also, interested in approaches to practice-based research, including publishing and writing as practice, and “pedagogies of practice” in learning and teaching.

    For this residency, Marsden aims to reignite her practice as a text and book artist by giving voice to invisible illness, impairment and disability in the arts. She will examine this personal aspect of her practitioner identity for the first time – publicly and critically – whilst establishing a dialogic community of practice in the region, to culminate in a self-published book.

    Supported by a bursary from a-n The Artists Information Company.

  • Janie Stewart

    Angus Artist Residency 2021

    Janie Stewart is an artist who lives and works in Arbroath. She graduated from Duncan Of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2015 with a BA Hons in Fine Art.

    Her work consists mainly of painting and drawing in a variety of materials. Inspiration for the scenes and figures come from her hometown of Arbroath, often carrying a sketchbook around to capture scenes especially around the harbour and the boatyard, working people. The aim is to be able to express her own personal vision and feelings of a place.

  • Jeni Reid

    Angus Artist Residency 2021

    Jeni Reid is a visual artist who works in a variety of mediums including digital photography, cyanotype, patchwork and fibre. Born in Forfar in 1969, she has an HND in Photography from Dundee and Angus College. Recent work can be currently seen through the window of Gallery 48, Westport, Dundee and her ongoing project; Undiscovered Angus can be viewed on Twitter and Instagram.

    Jeni is interested in material culture, the weirdness of everyday things and the power of small stories. The work which brings her to Hospitalfield is centred on the county of Angus’ links to transatlantic slavery which leads her to consider wider themes such as; multiple histories and counter narratives, acknowledgement and memorialisation, presence and absence, and the lines and rhythms of the Angus landscape.

    Jeni is the Angus Artist in Residence for January – February 2021.


  • Rachael Bibby

    Angus Artist Residency 2021

    Rachael Bibby grew up in Hospitalfield, Arbroath. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Painting from Edinburgh College of Art in 2007 where she went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts in 2009. She has taught drawing at the Royal Scottish Academy and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and teaches various drawing and painting classes in adult education in Edinburgh.

    She works in a variety of mediums, including painting, video, installation, sculpture and performance. Her work has been exhibited in group exhibitions across Scotland including; Visual Arts Scotland, The Society of Scottish Artists, The Royal Scottish Academy’s Open Exhibition and SYN Festival, her solo exhibition Painted Consciousness, was exhibited at The Meffan Gallery. She has work in the collection of the Royal Scottish Academy. More recently, her work has been exhibited in Ages of Wonder: Scotland’s Art 1540 to Now and Edinburgh Art Festival.

    Her works explore portraiture and autobiography. Her gestural painting is both abstract and figurative as she continues to explore and shift her artistic style and techniques, she often works with industrial materials to tease out landscapes and figures. Her more recent paintings incorporate abstract forms and patterns.