Bethan Radcliffe

Scottish Graduate Award Bursary Residency: 17 September – 17 December 2018

We are delighted to welcome Bethan Radcliffe as our first Scottish Graduate Award Bursary Resident between 17 September and 17 December 2018. Bethan is a Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design graduate and will spend three months living and working at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. Bethan is working on a small and large scale, continuing experimentation with publicly cited, linear metal sculptures.

Working symbiotically with drawing and sculpture, her work stems from exploration into the formation of space. Creating playful encounters between audience and object, she wishes to challenge our perception of industrial materials and the discarded objects from which her sculptures are derived. Combining fluid and immovable states creates a tension and energy within her work, firmly rooted in their materiality, and the space they occupy.

Radcliffe is the recipient of the Scottish Graduate Award Bursary Residency generously supported by The Fenton Arts Trust.


In 2018 Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop launched The Scottish Bursary Graduate Award, a three month residency that is open to students graduating from any of the five Scottish Art Schools BA, MA or MFA courses. The aim of the bursary is to provide graduates with their first professional opportunity, make connections with Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop’s artist’s network and to support them in the production of new work to be exhibited at the end of their residency. This award is generously supported by The Fenton Arts Trust.

Successful applicants receive

  • £2000 production and research budget
  • A studio at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop for 3 months
  • Accommodation in one of Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop’s apartments
  • Full access to the workshop equipment and facilities (charges apply to consumables)
  • Training and skills development
  • Support from the technical, administrative and programme staff at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
  • An end of project exhibition in one of Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop’s spaces
  • 1 year’s free membership of Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
Bethan Radcliffe image of past work installed on the street.
Bethan Radcliffe installation of past work in forest.
Bethan Radcliffe gallery installation of past work.
Detail of Bethan Radcliffe's work.