Richard Taylor

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop welcomes Richard Taylor, the first of this year’s Edinburgh College of Art and Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop’s Research Residency in Art Writing.

Richard, born in Sheffield, 1985, is an artist and writer, co-editor of the artists’ pamphlet, Gnommero, and member of the programmes team at a-n The Artists Information Company. His art work deals with material exploration and the connection this has with how text can record and transform experience. Ideas are drafted using short stories and drawings to develop live readings, assemblage, published works and film, which are often realised through collaborative practice.

Recent projects include, ‘Until Only the Mountain Remains’, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh; ‘The Process of Content: on temporality in contemporary art’, Cooper Gallery, Dundee; ‘Bibliophile’, Counter Plymouth Artists Bookfair; ‘COLLIDER’, Mexico Project Space, Leeds, part of Embassy Gallery residency exchange. He is currently working on the production of ‘Gnommero Multiplicity’, which includes writing from 28 artists and writers across the UK, and will be launched in May 2015.

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Richard Taylor is a reicipent of the ECA/ESW Research Residency in Art Writing bursary.

Edinburgh College of Art in partnership with Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop offers two individuals each year the opportunity to focus intensively on their own work for a one-month period in a studio at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. The Research Residency in Art Writing demonstrates the aims of both Edinburgh College of Art and Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop to promote critical inquiry through scholarly research, learning, teaching and education through practice-based research.

Residencies are open to national and international, emerging and established art writers, working in an expanded field.