Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop is delighted to present an exhibition of new work produced by the artists on this year’s Micro Residency Programme.
Rachel Adams, Michelle Hannah, Chris Walker and Chloe Windsor have been this year’s Micro Residency artists and have used their time and the resources of Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop to develop new work that ranges from performance to animation by way of sculpture.
Designed around an open brief to foster experimentation and encourage interdisciplinary practice, the residencies offer participants the opportunity to undertake an intensive six week period of research. The flexible nature of the programme allows artists to explore new ideas out with their normal practice whilst benefiting from Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop’s facilities and staff support.
Rachel Adams (b.1985, Newcastle upon Tyne, lives and works in Glasgow) graduated with Fine Art MA from University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art in 2009. Recent exhibitions include: Space-Craft, Tramway, Glasgow 2013, Posturing, part of the Sculpture Show, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 2012; Refurnished, Galerie De Expeditie, Amsterdam; 2012; Cut From Whole Cloth, domobaal, London, 2011; Marble Mouthed, The Duchy, Glasgow, 2011.
Michelle Hannah is a Glasgow based artist born in Alexandria, Scotland and a graduate from the Master of Fine Art course at Glasgow School of Art. Selected exhibitions/performances/screenings include NGCA, Modern Edinburgh Film School, CGP London, Whitely Arts Festival, University of London, Vetlanda Museum, Glasgow Project Rooms, Gi 2012, Dresden Film Festival, CCA, Generator Projects, Embassy Gallery, London Art Fair and is now the curator of a performance and video based event under the theme and title ‘NITEFLIGHTS’ which will appear throughout Glasgow in 2013.
“There is a strong sense of Romanticism in my practice, mainly in the roles which sound, performance and expanded cinema has in tackling the themes of metaphysics and science fiction.”
Since completing his MFA at ECA in 2004 Chris Walker has exhibited regularly, nationally and internationally. Recent work includes Project !Wakaka! At Outskirts festival, Platform, Glasgow (2012) and Polygon, Kunstarkaden, Munich (2011). Chris’s work is informed by contemporary news reporting and censorship; the every-day nature of the presentation of violence in the media; consumerism and materialistic imperatives and contemporary philosophical ideas relating to ethics.
Chloe Windsor graduated from University of Dundee with a BA (Hons) Art, Philosophy and Contemporary Practices. Since graduation she has exhibited across Scotland, most recently in a solo exhibition at Superclub in Edinburgh.
Young Athenians Exhibition – Gold Prize, Moray Art Centre
Art, Philosophy & Contemporary Practices Award, University of Dundee