Anna Macleod: REACH Scotland Resident

Our third REACH Scotland Resident of 2024 is Anna Macleod. This residency represents a return to ESW for Macleod who was at ESW in 2023 working in the foundry. She will be continuing her material research in casting as  an element of her ongoing project, Water Conversations which looks at the socio – economic – environmental – cultural resonances of water in a variety of global locations.

Anna Macleod is an independent visual artist, researcher and educator based in Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim, She studied B.A. Fine Art Sculpture and Painting at NCAD and more recently graduated with an MA in Fine Art Practices (MAVIS) 2009.

Her work mediates complex ideas associated with contemporary, historical and cultural understandings of land and water through a variety of visual art media. She has exhibited extensively in Ireland and Internationally since the 1990’s.

Recent awards include residencies at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris in 2021 & 2022, In 2023 & 24, A Reach Scotland Residency Award to Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop and an International Artist Residency Award for Pasaj, Istanbul & Interface, Connemara May & October 2023.

Anna will be exhibiting at South Tipperary Art Centre in September – October 2023 & Áras Éanna Gallery, Inis Óirr Island in 2024 and is an invited artist to 194th RHA exhibition in 2024.

Anna received a Platform 31 Award from Association of Local Authority Arts Offices & Visual Arts Bursary Award from the Arts Council of Ireland in 2021 and a Agility Award in 2023.



Anna Macleod 2:

Experiments in Paleo Glue formations / Hawthorn. Interface / Pasajist International Residency Exchange October 2023.