Artists

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Jessica Ramm

Jessica Ramm graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in 2009 and gained her MFA Contemporary Practice from Edinburgh College of Art in 2014. Jessica’s research consists of a series of ongoing, sometimes haphazard experiments that examine contemporary civilisations ordering of nature through technology and science. Using her body...

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John Akomfrah

A pioneering artist and film-maker, John Akomfrah OBE (b.1957) was born in Accra, Ghana. John was a founding member of the influential Black Audio Film Collective, which started in London in 1982. The pioneering activity by the collective, which included artists David Lawson and Lina Gopaul, whom John still collaborates with today,...

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Emma Balkind

Born in Glasgow, Emma Balkind is currently an AHRC PhD Candidate at Glasgow School of Art. Her background in arts administration, at galleries including The Changing Room and Peacock Visual Arts, informs her written practice. Estovers, a public-facing research project, will engage with other artists to consider what are the basic...

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Ruth Barker

Born in Leeds, Ruth Barker (b. 1979) is a Glasgow-based artist who works with text and performance. Her practice brings moments of the contemporary quotidian together with the accumulated echoes of humanity’s oldest stories. Often recomposing ancient myths through the language of her own unconscious associations and personal autobiography, Ruth’s...

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Meg Bateman

Born in Edinburgh, Meg Bateman (b. 1959) is an academic and poet based in the Isle of Skye. Meg studied Gaelic at Aberdeen University and went on to achieve a doctorate in Classical Gaelic religious poetry. Still heavily involved in academia, Meg teaches at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the national centre for the...

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Nicky Bird

Nicky Bird holds a BA Fine Art from Bristol Polytechnic and a MA Feminism and the Visual Arts from the University of Leeds. In 1994 she undertook a practice-led PhD at Leeds University and since then has explored the contemporary relevance of found photographs, the hidden histories of archives and...

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Susan Brind

Susan Brind graduated in 1987 with a BA Hons in Fine Art from Reading University and in 1990 from Slade School of Art. She is currently a Reader in Contemporary Art: Practice and Events; Lecturer, Sculpture and Environmental Art; Co-ordinator, MLitt Fine Art – Sculpture Pathway at the Glasgow School...

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Maoilios Caimbeul

Maoilios Caimbeul / Myles Campbell is a Gaelic poet who was born in Staffin, Skye and now lives in Flodigarry. He was a tutor with Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and was Poet in Residence there in 2008. He was crowned Bard at the National Mod in 2002 and is honorary bard...

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Henry Castle walking through the Forest of Dean with one of his sculptures in the background.

Henry Castle

Henry Castle (b. 1987 Bath) studied at the University of Gloucestershire and Wimbledon School of Art (2007-2010). He graduated with a 1st class Honours degree and was the joint winner of the final years Landmark Sculpture Prize. He went on to participate in a number of group shows in London galleries. Castle was...

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Vija Celmins

Vija Celmins (b. 1938) was born in Riga, Latvia but her family moved to the USA in 1948. Vija studied painting at the John Herron School of Art, Indianapolis 1955–62. She started as a painter and sculptor focusing on everyday objects, and also drew from her childhood experience of the war and...

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Ceara Conway

Ceara Conway (b.1977) is an artist and singer from the Connemara Gaeltacht region in the west of Ireland. Ceara’s practice utilises a wide range of materials and approaches including sculpture, photography, performance and song to produce multi-disciplinary, site specific and issue specific works. She has developed a social and personable...

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Cooking Sections

Cooking Sections (Daniel Fernández Pascual & Alon Schwabe) are a duo of spatial practitioners based out of London. The collaboration was born to explore the systems that organise the WORLD through FOOD. Using installation, performance, mapping and video, their research-based practice explores the overlapping boundaries between the visual arts, architecture...

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Thomas Joshua Cooper

Born in California Thomas Joshua Cooper (b. 1946) is one of the most celebrated and distinctive landscape photographers working anywhere in the world today. Thomas is the founding head of photography at the Glasgow School of Art but spends much of his life seeking out the edges of the world. Like...

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Craig Coulthard

Born in Rinteln, Germany, Craig Coulthard (b. 1981) is an artist based in London whose work is characterised by questioning tradition and assessing the evolution of what is deemed to be ‘traditional’ within different areas of society. Working on large scale public works, films, music and textiles, the breadth of...

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Keg de Souza

Keg de Souza is an Australian artist working with mediums such as inflatable architecture, drawing and dialogical projects to explore the politics of space. This investigation of spatial politics is influenced by her formal training in architecture and experiences of radical spaces through squatting and organising. De Souza’s work emphasises...

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Caroline Dear

Caroline Dear studied Botany in Dublin before qualifying as an architect. She then worked as an architect and landscape architect in Dublin, Utrecht, Oslo, London and Paris before moving to the Isle of Skye to work in 1986. Caroline’s practice explores our changing relationship with the natural world examining the...

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Steve Dilworth

Born in Yorkshire, Steve Dilworth (b. 1949) is currently a sculptor based on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides. Steve uses the landscape around him as inspiration, often incorporating objects found in Harris, that were once living, into his sculptures to give them a historical energy. Steve’s arts practice...

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Chris Dooks

Chris Dooks (b. 1971), originally from Middlesbrough,  is now a Scottish-based artist who works primarily with photography, film and sound-art. Being diagnosed with M.E in 1998, Dooks has dedicated much of his artistic research to devising ways how to work creatively while suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. This research was...

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Graham Fagan

Graham Fagan (b. 1966) was born in Glasgow and is an acclaimed Scottish contemporary artist. Working in sculpture, drawing, photography, filmmaking, writing and text, neon, installation and performance – Graham’s work is varied and often involves him working collaboratively over extended periods of time. Graham’s work touches on the role...

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Photograph of Alec Finlay in front of a passing place sign with his hand over the 'pas' so the sign states, Sing Place

Alec Finlay

Alec Finlay (b. 1966) is a poet and artist based in Edinburgh. Alec’s work looks at the landscape and offers a commentary on the ‘experiential’ and the ‘lived’. He employs techniques of focusing on the micro within the landscape, seeking out ‘families’ or ‘colonies’ of embedded elements and bringing these...

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Alex Frost

Born in London, Alex Frost (b. 1973) works primarily in sculpture and drawing. His work points to the ludicrous, working with subjects which touch all of society; from the contents of our shopping baskets to our continual search for working Wi-Fi. Alex’s work explores the social and the personal without...

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Sophie Gerrard

Born in Edinburgh, Sophie Gerrard (b.1978) began her career in environmental sciences before studying photography at Edinburgh College of Art, before completing an MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at The London College of Communication in 2006. Working regularly for clients such as The Guardian Weekend Magazine, Financial Times Magazine, The...

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Rody Gorman

Born in Dublin, Rody Gorman (b.1960) has published the poetry collections in English, Irish and Scottish Gaelic. He has worked as writing fellow at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, University College Cork and the University of Manitoba and is editor of the annual Irish and Scottish Gaelic poetry anthology An Guth. He...

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Su Grierson

Su Grierson is a Scottish visual artist, who since the mid-1990s has been actively involved in developing contemporary arts practice and supporting artists living outwith Scotland’s urban centres. Su’s own practice expands across a range of forms, from video, sound, new-medias, text, photography and sculpture – often addressing land and landscape...

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Ilana Halperin

Born in New York, Ilana Halperin (b. 1973) is a Glasgow-based artist. She trained as a stone carver before her growing fascination and interest in geology drew her to Scotland: geology’s birthplace. Her work spans a range of media, including performance, creative writing, printmaking, sculpture and film. Ilana has exhibited extensively, with...

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Nick Hand

Nick Hand is a graphic designer and photographer based in Bristol. His graphic design clients include, Howies; Spike Island, Bristol and the Arts Council England. Between 2009 and 2010, Nick cycled the coast of Britain and Ireland – meeting and talking with the artists and crafts-people he met along the way....

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Ellie Harrison

Ellie Harrison (b. 1979) was born in London and studied Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University, Goldsmiths College and the Glasgow School of Art. Ellie’s work takes a variety of forms including; installations, performances, events, lectures, live broadcasts and political campaigns. Using an array of strategies, Ellie investigates, exposes and challenges the...

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Bethan Huws

Bethan Huws (b. 1961) was born in Bangor, Wales. Whilst her work spans different mediums, including drawing, sculpture, film and installation, it often has a strong focus on language and communication. She is interested in subtly altering our experience of spaces to create sites for contemplation to make unexpected links to our...

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In The Shadow Of The Hand

In the Shadow of the Hand is an ongoing collaborative project between Sarah Forrest and Virginia Hutchison. Since the collaboration began in 2012, In the Shadow of the Hand has incorporated writing, printmaking, object making, performance and film in order to explore the relationship between an art object and the language...

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Marcus Jack // Transit Arts

Transit Arts is a framework for the exhibition of contemporary moving image work in non­gallery, outdoor locations. Screening films from the back of a van, the peripatetic curatorial project seeks to engage local audiences through an episodic programme developed specifically in response to that locality. The project was initiated by...

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Artist Rene Jansen photographing the landscape surrounding him

René Jansen

René Jansen (b. 1962) is originally from Den Bosch, in the Netherlands. His creative practice is grounded in the familiarity of place and arises from a lifelong interest in the ecology of landscape. Through regular, solitary exploration, close attentiveness to seemingly unremarkable configurations in nature reflects an appreciation of the...

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Leighton Jones

Leighton Jones is an Isle of Skye based composer, pianist and songwriter. He has composed, recorded and performed with various Scottish bands on several studio albums; notably The Peatbog Faeries, T-Break winners and indie sensation Injuns, and Skye folk-noir pioneers The Dead Man’s Waltz. National and international tours with these...

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Lateral North

Lateral North are an architecture, research and design collective who work with community groups, creative professionals and institutions at a local, national and international level. Their work explores the relationship between people, culture, places, industries and economies in an emerging ‘northern’ region. Lateral North engages in cross-sectoral, multidisciplinary design and...

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David Lemm

Born in Kirkcaldy, David Lemm (b.1984) studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, graduating in 2006. Upon completion of his studies, David moved to Edinburgh, where he continues to live and work. David primarily works on projects involving illustration and animation, whilst exhibiting works incorporating printmaking, drawing, video and...

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Let’s Talk About Space

Let’s Talk About Space is the educational science/music project by Kieran Heather and Chris McGarry which toured UK schools, science centres, music venues, arts centres and even state of the art Space observatories with the aim of encouraging the general public, children and adults alike, to take an active interest...

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David Littler

David Littler is a sonic visual artist, curator, educator and DJ based in London. He has had a life-long passion for print, textiles and music as vital forms of human expression and communication: examining how they connect us to each other and the wider natural world. Often working collectively, in...

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Niall Macdonald

Niall Macdonald (b. 1980) was born in the Outer Hebrides and lives and works in Glasgow, UK. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art. Macdonald’s work often involves casting objects and he uses plaster, metal and rubber. His work has been exhibited internationally, including; 12am in Paramount Ranch Los...

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Hector MacInnes

Hector MacInnes is a songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and audio producer from the Isle of Skye. He works across a range of projects, including writing original songs for the play We Have Won The Land, creating a Yeti Museum in a shipping container with artist Kate McMorrine as part of Skye and...

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Anne Martin

Anne Martin is a highly regarded Gaelic singer based in the Isle of Skye. Born and bred in the Trotternish area of Skye, Anne learned her craft from the traditional songs passed through the generations in her community. Summarising her singing style, Anne says she ‘caught the tail end of...

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Stuart McAdam

Stuart McAdam (b. 1982) was born in Paisley. He studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, graduating in 2008. Stuart works in situ with performances and interventions, documenting these with photography, drawing and found objects. Stuart has created a body of work focused on lines and borders in the landscape...

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Colin McPherson

Born in Edinburgh, Colin McPherson has been photographing in Scotland and abroad for a quarter of a century. He undertakes long-term projects alongside commissions and assignments for a number of newspapers and magazines and is represented by the Corbis agency. Colin’s work is published internationally and held in archives and...

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Michail Mersinis

Originally from Greece, Michail Mersinis’ work revolves around the utopian imaginary and the sense of place. By using photography’s elusive relationship with reality and its indexical qualities he makes work that superimpose the projected qualities of places with the real, working mainly through photography and sculpture. Relying on notions of land...

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J. Maizlish Mole

J. Maizlish Mole is an artist a songwriter and a bandleader. He was born in California and is based in London. He releases music as MOLE. His other bands are The Jupiter Band and Marseille Figs. J. Maizlish has lived in New York, London, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Hamburg and Berlin....

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Sophie Morrish

Originally from Hampshire, Sophie Morrish moved from central London, where she studied at Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art, to Scotland in 1996. Her creative practice draws inspiration from the natural world and is firmly rooted in place. Whilst working as a lecturer at the Glasgow...

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Neil Mulholland

Neil Mulholland is an academic researcher and PhD supervisor based at the University of Edinburgh. His work addresses Material Culture across a number of projects and collaborative undertakings. Much of Neil’s work is centred on Para-humanities, Neomedievalisms, nonmodern, Ambience, Futurity, ‘Weirding’, Neomaterialisms, History of Art and Criticism in Britain since...

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Deirdre Nelson

Born in Northern Ireland, Deirdre Nelson (b. 1965) is a Glasgow-based textile artist. Her nomadic nature and interest in communities have allowed her to develop work for exhibition and on residencies both in UK and Australia. Research, humour and craft technique allow her to deal with relevant social and environmental...

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Bobby Niven

Bobby Niven (b.1981) lives and works in Edinburgh, UK. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art and the University of British Columbia, Canada. Bobby works with prop, moving image, artefact and sculpture to explore and construct places. He sometimes works with an existing place, drawing on the context and history as a...

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Hardeep Pandhal

Born in Birmingham, Hardeep Pandhal now lives and works in Glasgow, having graduated with an MFA from the Glasgow School of Art in 2013 with the support of a Leverhulme Scholarship award. He was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2013), the Glasgow International Open Bursary (2013), the Catlin Art Guide...

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Edwin Pickstone

Originally from Manchester, Edwin Pickstone (b.1982) lives and work in Glasgow. He is currently Tutor and Typography Technician at the Glasgow School of Art, where since 2005 he has cared for the school’s collection of letterpress printing equipment. Focusing on the material nature of print Edwin uses letterpress equipment in his...

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Frances Priest

Frances Priest (b. 1976) is an Edinburgh-based artist and designer with a specialism in ceramics. She studied Ceramics at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 1998, before completing a post-graduate diploma the following year. Frances’s work explores pattern and ornament in decorative art and design; where it is found, how it...

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Sharon Quigley

Sharon Quigley’s work balances community collaboration and engagement with self-directed studio practice. She has undertaken several artistic residencies and public art commissions as a professional artist. Her painting practice focuses on the body; its multitude of functions and its relationship with the material properties of paint. Sharon uses painting as a...

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Johnny Rodger

Johnny Rodger is a writer, critic, and Professor of Urban Literature at The Glasgow School of Art. His research aims at the opening of a new area of cross-disciplinary enquiry which brings together literary analysis with the critical techniques of the political and social sciences to examine the spaces inhabited...

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Margaret Salmon

Born in New York, Margaret Salmon (b. 1975) is a filmmaker who lives and works in Glasgow. Margaret creates filmic portraits that weave together poetry and ethnography – highlighting the mundane rituals of daily human existence. Employing techniques drawn from cinematic movements, such as the European avant-garde and Cinema Vérité, Salmon...

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Jason Singh

Jason Singh is a beatboxer, vocal sculptor and sound artist whose work is rooted in inspiring people to engage in creative experiences through voice, technology, performance and participation. A prolific solo artist, he also collaborates and performs alongside artists such as Nitin Sawhney, Rokia Traorè, Sebastian Rochford, Leafcutter John, Shabaka...

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Richard Skelton

Born in Lancashire, Richard Skelton’s work is informed by landscape, evolving from sustained immersion in specific environments and deep, wide-ranging research incorporating toponymy and language, ecology and geology, folklore and myth. To date he has released over thirty EPs and albums of music, and has produced work for exhibitions, performance, feature...

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Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert grew up in Scotland, where on his thirteenth birthday he received the gift of a camera. He subsequently became a freelance photographer for editorial, corporate and NGO clients. His work has appeared in magazines such as Time, National Geographic, Italian Geo, Le Figaro, The Guardian and The Sunday...

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Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan

Joanne Tatham (b. 1971, West Yorkshire) and Tom O’Sullivan (b. 1967, Norfolk) have worked together since 1995 after they met whilst studying the MFA at the Glasgow School of Art. Tatham and O’Sullivan’s artworks often function as displacements or diversions which encompass sculpture, painting, architecture, photography, performance, literature, institutional critique...

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Thomson & Craighead

Thomson & Craighead, are collaborative duo Jon Thomson (b.1969, London) and Alison Craighead (b. 1971, Aberdeen) who create work which is largely concerned with the live networks that are ever present around us. Jon & Alison assess how these ever-changing spaces alter how we understand the world that surrounds us and how...

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Hanna Tuulikki

Born in Sussex, Hanna Tuulikki (b. 1982) is a Finnish-English artist, composer and performer. She uses a range of visual and sound-based forms, working primarily with the voice to compose worlds out of sounds – immersive, ethereal spaces that attempt to unearth an essential relationship with the lore of places....

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Augustus Veinoglou

Augustus Veinoglou is a Greek born artist based in Edinburgh. He is the founding Director of Snehta artist residency; a project devoted on expanding artistic activity and research in the city, fostering new relationships and collaborations internally but also beyond the borders of Athens and Greece. In 2014 he became...

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Zoë Walker and Neil Bromwich

Zoë Walker (b. 1968, Glasgow) and Neil Bromwich (b. 1966, Northampton) are a collaborative duo based in Glasgow. Together they have been making work since 1998 that explores social cohesion, absurdist humour and notions of the sublime – the duo work site-specifically to engage audiences in large scale projects. Often...

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Wounded Knee

Wounded Knee is Drew Wright, a singer, experimental vocalist and occasional children’s entertainer based in Edinburgh who has been active since 2004. Drawing from a variety of influences his music ranges from stripped down folk balladry to abstract improvised vocalic stravaigs. He is primarily a solo performer and uses an...

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