ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: SHONA WARDROP
We are delighted to announce we have selected member Shona Warpdrop for our January 2022 Artist in Residence at SaltSpace gallery!
In the last two years Shona has been exploring her creative practice and female voice as an older disabled woman. Shona is an emerging artist based in Largs Scotland and recently graduated with a First in the BA (Hons) Contemporary Art Practice from the City of Glasgow College. Her residency time will also culminate into a solo showcase of work in the gallery!
Shona wishes to use this four week residency as a literal way of being seen and heard, almost as a performance piece to comment on visibility of disabled women in the arts;
‘ Immersing myself in the muck and debris of making, I find myself deconstructing my female experiences and examining those biological and social forces that combine to create a woman’s persona. I then take materials and methods to reconstruct, to layer and to construct in paint, print, photo and textile a curated version. I am asking that we look closely at these surface presentations to see beyond the stereotypes so often associated with female aesthetics and engage with the real voices hidden in plain sight. ’
SaltSpace Gallery Space
270 High St. G4 0QT Glasgow.
11 - 5pm
BACK OPEN 28th January
A collection of artworks for sale by Saltspace members. Help support emerging artists. 20% Commission also goes back into helping us run our co-operative!