Hawthornvale Mentorship Programme 2024

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop is excited to reveal that the members selected for the Hawthornvale Mentorship Programme 2024 as Chris Coatham & Joel Davidson, Jan Pimblett and Jonny Walker.

The programme is aimed at emerging visual artists who have started to establish themselves and  need support to move to the next level of their development. The selected artists will receive mentorship throughout 2024, a bursary of £500, a materials/production budget, technical training and an exhibition in the Hawthornvale Space.

The Hawthornvale Programme is conceived as an ongoing programme of temporary public artworks, that  reaches a broad audience, providing the members of the public with an unexpected encounter with contemporary art.

There three presentation slots in 2024 are

March – May – Chris Coatham & Joel Davidson

July – September – Jan Pimblett

October – December – Jonny Walker

Chris Coatham & Joel Davidson

Chris Coatham and Joel Davidson studied together at Edinburgh College before developing divergent art practices. They first collaborated for their 2023 exhibition Frustrated Objects at Sett Studios in Leith.

You can see more of their work here and here

Image courtesy of the artists.

Jan Pimblett 

Jan creates dynamic relationships between found objects, both organic and manufactured. The tension between materiality, colour, texture and forms is used to explore memory, place and lived experience, evoking new ways of looking at the past and experiencing the present. The work is impermanent. It is deconstructed and cannibalised to form new pieces. Once works are dismantled, they can never re-appear. In each work, the physical expression of ideas already tells an impending ghost story.

A recent graduate of Middlesex University’s MA in Fine Art, Jan developed her practice through adult classes and a part time Foundation at the Mary Ward Centre, London (2012-2019). She is also a member of the Fankle Art Collective.

You can see more here.

Image courtesy of the artist.

Jonny Walker

Jonny Walker is an artist based in Glasgow working in sculpture, text and installation. His work examines the relationship between the self and the other through exploring themes of permeability, intimacy and collapse. Using materials shaped by processes of erosion and transformation, Jonny’s work considers the interplay between personal experience and collective narrative, offering a lens through which to understand wider relations between objects, entities and systems.

Jonny graduated from DJCAD in 2017. Recent Projects include; Divinity, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Platform:2022, Institut Français d’Ecosse, Edinburgh (2022), ‘The Deepest Gurgle I Ever Heard’, KIOSK, Glasgow and ‘Meatworld, 16 Nicholson Street, Glasgow. He has taken part in residencies at Hospitalfield, Arbroath and artnshelter, Tokyo.

You see more of his work here

Image courtesy of the artist.

Hero Image: A Thurifer Left, Aimee Finlay, current Hawthornvale Exhibition

This programme is support by the Idlewild Trust, Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council.