Residents / Angus Artist Residency 2021

From January - May 2021, Hospitalfield hosted studio residencies with artists practicing in the Angus region. For fixed time periods, artists were given solo-use of the Patrick Allan Fraser Studio at Hospitalfield.

  • 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.