Jasper Coppes & Dorian Braun

7 January 2018 – 17 February 2019

We are delighted to welcome Jasper Coppes and Dorian Braun on the first of ESW’s 2019 Micro Residencies. They will spend the next six weeks at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, developing their work “To Finish Each Other’s Sentences”.

During their residency Coppes and Braun will begin to make a cello using a never realised design by Alexander Battan Grant (1856-1942) a respected and innovative maker of fishing rods and stringed instruments.

Coppes and Braun are engaged in an ongoing dialogue that evolves around and through their respective practices. The residency at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop will be their first opportunity to collaboratively produce a new work.

You can read about Braun’s earlier research into Alexander Grant, undertaken as part of Edinburgh Art Festival 2016 and discussed in Map Magazine.

Dorian Braun is a visual artist living and working between Glasgow and Ullapool. Recent exhibitions include: ‘Annual Art Show’, Can Serrat, Barcelona (2016), ‘Platform’, Edinburgh Art Festival (2016), ‘Rippers’ Visual artist unit, Glasgow (2015), ‘Royal Scottish Academy New contemporaries’, Edinburgh (2014). He was in residence at SSW, Lumsden and Can Serrat, Barcelona (both 2018).

Jasper Coppes is a visual artist who lives and works between Glasgow and Amsterdam. Recent exhibitions include: ‘Cabinet Interventions’ Glasgow International Festival, Glasgow (2018), ‘Flow Country’ Glasgow Short Film Festival, (2017), ‘Roineabhal’, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam (2015), ‘Delaying Tactics’, House for an Art Lover, Glasgow (2015).


Micro Residencies

The Micro Residency programme is an annual open-submission residency opportunity for artists. It is primarily research based and is set up to foster experimentation, innovation and to support artists in the development of new work. Four six-week residencies are selected by a panel of invited arts professionals. The next application deadline will be in spring 2018 – Subscribe to our mailing list to know when the application process opens.

Selected artists receive:

  • £1,000 stipend
  • Studio
  • Accommodation
  • Support from the technical team
  • Support from the programme team
  • Access to all workshops / equipment / available spaces
  • 1 year’s Membership of Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop