Artwork for Faith Limbrick
The Outdoor Studio, Sidney Nolan Trust, 2022
On the Grid, performance objects
On the Grid, performance object
Geomyth, 2020, film
I work with different materials such as sound, moving image and performance, using them to investigate the functions of the imagination and its relationship to the non-human and narratives. I’m developing a visual language that realises its subjects as vibrant objects and aims to combine thoughts, experiences and objects to configure an encounter with a dream-like world. I want to explore their power and mystery within and beyond their corporality, and their actions upon us: how they infiltrate, imprint and form our imaginations and cause us to think and feel, often unconsciously, particular thoughts and ideas.
It means presenting an alternative universe, even a view into possible futures. Its about the content and direction of human culture and importantly creating questions that disrupt the status-quo.
I'm a contemporary visual artist whose work spans a range of mediums; paper, performance, painting, film, plants and land, writing and metal. I studied at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 2012 and have been involved in artist-led spaces supporting and showcasing contemporary art from local and international artists. I recently moved to south Shropshire from Edinburgh. I'm interested in developing my practice in this rural context exploring land and landscape.
In 2021 my writing was published by Edinburgh Geological Society in Earthlines – Geopoetry and Geopoetics; Journal HIT 2020, Geneva and Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh. My film Geomyth, 2020, premiered at Borderlines Film Festival, 2021. I was awarded the VACMA award (Edinburgh City Council & Creative Scotland) in 2020 to develop my film work. In 2019, I was artist in residence for In tandem, Embassy Gallery. In 2018, I exhibited with Scottish artist Stephanie Mann as part of One Blue Pigeon at 5595 Gallery, Portobello. From 2015- 2017. I was a committee member of Rhubaba, an artist-led project space in Edinburgh. I am an accredited Relational Dynamics 1st (RD1st) coach, funded by The Artist Information Company. I was the Sidney Nolan Trust’s artist in residence for 2022 and received Art's Council England's Developing Your Creative Practice funding in 2022.