Residents ’22

Residents ’22 presents the work of our recent residents Becky Brewis, Ben Caro & Kat Cutler-Makenzie, Joanne Matthews and Maria Wrang-Rasmussen.

Exhibition Open  Saturday 2 April  and Sunday 3 April 10 -4

Becky Brewis (left)

Becky Brewis (b. 1989) is an artist from London now based in Dundee. Her drawings, videos, textiles and installations explore how the past permeates the present, psychologically and materially. In 2021 she won the Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation Bursary and also the Degree Show Purchase Prize at Edinburgh College of Art, where she completed an MFA in Contemporary Art Practice. She previously studied on the Royal Drawing School’s funded postgraduate programme (2015-16).  

 In 2018-19 Becky was artist in residence at the Centre for Philosophy and Visual Art at King’s College London. She was selected by Tina Keane for Visions in the Nunnery 2018 and was shortlisted for the 2017 Jerwood Drawing Prize. She has been awarded residencies in Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands, at Hackney’s Space Studios and in Scotland at Dumfries House, Embassy Gallery, and Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. She received a 2022 VACMA award to continue her work in ceramics.  

You can find out more about her work here.

Ben Caro & Kat Cutler-MacKenzie (right)

Ben Caro and Kat Cutler-MacKenzie share a collaborative artistic practice that draws upon techniques from experimental archaeology; in which found objects are re-cast or re-performed to unlock tacit histories and pedagogic methods of communication, such as the 35mm slide lecture or ‘lecture performance’. As the duo are also both trained art historians with a combined background in archaeology, cinema, historical re-enactment, and feminist theory their artworks can be understood as a form of practice-based research. Their collaborative work seeks to explore the intertwined practices of museology, archaeology and art through moving image and the (re-)construction of negative space.  The duo currently live and work in Edinburgh.

Joanne Matthews (left)

Joanne Matthews is a queer artist based in Edinburgh, working collaboratively across performance, audio, video, installation, photography, and drawing. Their projects are often context-dependent, responding to locations and social-political contexts. Their work is shaped through ongoing research into deep ecology. Joanne received a VACMA 21/22 bursary. Recent commissions include For Portobello, 2050, for Art Walk Porty 2021 (Edinburgh), When are you going to cut the grass? 2020 for IUCN World Conservation Conference (Marseille) and Wild Philosophy, 2018 part of DIY by Live Art Development Agency (London) and Chapter Arts Centre (Cardiff). They have been an artist in residence at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (Edinburgh), Burnieshed (Bamff, Perthshire) and Scottish Sculpture Workshop (Aberdeen) as part of their open access programme. Their sound art has been played across artist-led radio stations including Radiophrenia, EHFM, NTS and As if radio. Alongside their artist practice, Joanne is dedicated to supporting artists’ development. Working for the past ten years as a curator, producer, and researcher leading and producing artists’ projects, across visual art, performance art, dance, and socially engaged practice.

You can find out more about her work here.

Maria Wrang-Rasmussen (right)

Maria Wrang-Rasmussen is a Danish interdisciplinary artist based in Edinburgh. Dipping into memory, unreliable narrators, togetherness and self-mythologisation, she constructs her work with a playful non-linear approach to language, narrative and form. Her work touches on feelings of belonging and remembering, often relating to experiences of queerness and connection in combination with a contemporary thematic of digital realities and storytelling. Graduating from Intermedia Art BA (with hons) at ECA she was rewarded with the 2021 University of Edinburgh Collections purchase prize as well as the Helen A Rose Bequest. She is currently a director at the Embassy gallery, Edinburgh.

You can find out more about her work here and here