Leontios Toumpouris – Artist in Residence, from March 2019

Leontios Toumpouris is a visual artist based in Glasgow. His practice explores, alchemical discourse, the correlation of body and matter, language and painting. Creating interactions with the objects he makes, with fiction and narrative his work results in site-responsive installations, text, sound and performance.

During his residency at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Toumpouris will work to produce a series of ceramic sculptures and develop a mural. Clay of different types (Stoneware, Earthenware, Earthstone and Calcium Bentonite clay) and states (dry, grinded, bisque and high fired) will be employed to suggest a non-linear narrative that abstractly recounts processes of making, becoming and being.

You are invited to find out more about Leontios’s practice at an event on Thursday 11 April, 6-7.30pm.

In 2016 Leontios Toumpouris graduated from The Glasgow School of Art’s MLitt Sculpture programme. Recent solo exhibitions include Of Particular Images‘, Intermedia, Glasgow (ended 11 February 2019) with an accompanying public display at Glasgow University’s Special Collections (until 15 March 2019); Phyle at Customs Lane, Edinburgh, curated by Eoin Dara and Suggestions and Encounters: Physical or Otherwise, The Telfer Gallery, Glasgow, curated by Seán Elder (both 2018). He has exhibited in group exhibitions including Home of Multiple Occupancy, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, UK (2017). Toumpouris has been awarded grants by the Eaton Fund (2018), the Cultural Services of Cyprus’ Ministry of Education and Culture (2017), The Hope Scott Trust and AG Leventis Foundation (2015) amongst others.


Image Credit: Leontios Toumpouris, Of particular images, 2019.

Laser engraving on leather, bisque fired clay (Stoneware, Earthenware, Earthstone and Calcium Bentonite), spray dye, mild steel, carbon steel, digital print on paper, dimensions variable.

Artist Residencies

The 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