Dillan Marsh and Eleanor Clare

 17 September – 30 October 2015

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop is pleased to welcome Dillan Marsh and Eleanor Clare as the first of this year’s Micro Residency artists.

During their residency they will work together to continue their research into the dialogue between object and text by producing a new body of work; making connections between sculpture, installation, writing and performance.

Clare and Marsh began their collaboration in 2013, developing a dialogue between writing and visual art. Their methodology is to collect visual and written source material, and from this to create new text, performance and image and object works. The artists explore how text and practical work affect the development of each other and how the reflective nature of research is interwoven with the driving force of art making. The artists are concerned with the action and origin of the creative drive.

Eleanor Clare is an artist based in Bergen, Norway. She graduated from Fine Art at Central Saint Martins in 2011, and moved to Bergen in 2012 where she received The City of Bergen’s Establishing Stipend in 2013. She is a member of Performance Art Bergen.

Recent exhibitions include: PAB Nå, Stiftelsen 3,14, Bergen, 2015; Fama/Fame, ASC Window Space Gallery, London, 2015; Dynamiske Konstanter, Den Gammel Fabrikken, Ytra-Arna, 2014; Sommerutstilling, Radøy Kunstsenter, Radøy, 2014; GHostings, Platform Theatre, London, 2014; Nothing About Trees, The Old Bomb Factory, London, 2013; PAB Open, Gamle Bergen Kretsfengel, 2013 and I Am Still Within You, Bergen Arkitekt Skole, Bergen, 2013.

Artist website: http://www.eleanorclare.com/

Dillan Marsh is an artist based in Bergen, Norway. He graduated from Visual Art at Bergen School of Art in 2011. He received The Norwegian Cultural Council’s two year State Artist Stipend in 2014.

Recent exhibitions include: Undercurrents, Deuxpiece, Basel, 2014; Skjønne Sjeler, Seljord Kunstforening, Norway, 2014; June Twenty-First, Entrée, Bergen, 2013; Flagg, Performa 13, Pavilion Without Walls, New York, 2013; Knock-Knock, Skulpturarena, Oslo, Norway, 2011; Kampsport, Tag-Team, Bergen, 2010; Hagiwara Marsh Rowe, Castle and Elephant, Coventry, 2010 and Compression, Kuenstlerhaus, Dortmund, 2009.

Artist website: http://dillanmarsh.com/


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 selectors for this year are: Stacy Boldrick (Curator of Research at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh), Paul Pieroni (Curator at SPACE, London) and Kate Davis (artist).

Selected artists receive:

  • £300 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