Adriana is an experimental sound/music maker, in her artistic research and practice she investigates how elements of our lived experience that precede language can be collected and used in creative ways. She likes collaborating with human and non-human entities whose sensory potential she attunes to using her body and voice. She brings a neurodiverse perspective to the ethics of participation and takes care to foster inclusivity when devising works that foreground sensory perception.
I am a Russian artist based between Moscow and Glasgow, exploring roots as the cornerstone of identity.
I repeatedly study shapes and forms, creating a visual language of motifs- shifting shapes reminiscent of cultural signifiers. Mystical fragments of a disturbed imagination turn into pieces showing personal experience of a confused sense of identity.
I'm Ali Farrelly from Ireland.
I like to investigate the collapsing of the barriers which isolate us from inanimate stuff, everyday merchandise, whose strengths I value outside the realm of their prescribed functionality.
Born in Nicosia, Cyprus, 1994.Lives and works in Glasgow, UK. Within my work there is a constant dialogue between suspended body movement and a racing mind immobilized by sheer, silky cut fear, reflected in the imagery of static and running figures, techniques and materiality of the work.
My practice being essentially based on sculptures, paintings and installations, my creative process is through personal experience linked to my history, lived events or memories. The objective is to realise a body of work that places an artistic direction whose goal is to create a dialogue and a relationship with the viewer. The freedom of expression that art offers allows me to express values, conflicts and to look at the world around us.
Aqsa Arif is a visual artist working with various mediums such as photography, sculpture, poetry and film to create art which directs the viewers experience so that they can fully immerse their physical and psychological self within the world of archetypal imagery.
Cameron McCracken is a Socially Engaged Visual Artist currently living and working in Glasgow, Scotland. Originally from Milnathort, in Perth & Kinross-shire Cameron’s work is primarily the pursuit of a desire to create spaces in which people can relax, renew, and revive themselves. The point is to normalise open conversation, spread sociality, and whenever possible raise each other up, not cancel each other out.
Catriona Nicolson Finlay
I’ve been painting using oils on canvas for several years now. I’m not formally trained but have learned loads from attending a studio in Dennistoun. I have done some acrylic painting and I’d like to develop this further. I have sold quite a few paintings including some commissions.
My name is Chrissie, I am Franco-Scottish and I graduated with a master's degree in Interior Design from Glasgow School of Art. I undertook a master’s degree in 2019 as an opportunity to define a creative process informed by my research into sustainable practices within interior design; Conservation of the built fabric, Radical recycling and valorisation of waste materials, Circular thinking and programmed adaptive reuse of new materials, Innovative and plant-based material culture, Archival research into historic creative practices.
I am a visual artist who studied Communication Design and graduated from GSA in 2018. I explore narrative through mixed media, painting, drawing, writing and on occasion animation. I'm interested in people and places and our attachments to objects and memories.
Coral Brookes is an artist and educator exploring themes of play, place and the imagination through forms of sculpture and drawing. Brookes has recently exhibited in Prestwick, New Glasgow Society and currently showing in The Open, Turner Contemporary. In 2019 she completed a residency at Scottish Sculpture Workshop and was an associate artist at Open School East in 2018.
As a working-class woman, my drive to make work stems from the desire to explore the systems of inequality that are so deeply ingrained within our culture they are simply accepted as inevitable facts of a society.
Elizabeth Grace Hsieh
Libby Hsieh is a musician and writer from Los Angeles. After graduating from UCLA in 2017, Libby went to pursue their musical efforts with their band Girl Friday—garnering critical attention across the United States from publications such as FADER, Consequence of Sound, and Stereogum for their debut album Androgynous Mary. Libby’s poems have appeared in 50/50, Wax Nine, DesPair, The Paper Mixtape, Westwind, Phoenix Rising, and more. They are currently studying for an MLitt in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow while focusing attention on their interdisciplinary practice.
I am a multidisciplinary visual artist building upon my fundamental painting practise into an expanded field of animation and installation. My work is motivated by the attentive process involved with recalling and re-communicating my own memories and experiences. Static moments drift into motion, fragmented environments are re-presented in 3D space and scenes are flooded with imposing colours that further inform each happening.
Emily Wood is mixed-media artist, examining human and material relationships in the Scottish landscape. She is currently studying Painting and Printmaking at The Glasgow School of Art. Wood’s work is concerned with land and the body, investigating materials, time, and the ecology of places.
Visual artist and researcher who holds a PhD from Glasgow School of Art. I interrogate a specific power of family photographs. I hypothesise that family photographs can point beyond themselves, that beyond their visual representational surface they hold silenced, private content that can’t assimilate to official archives.
My art practice is in film, socially engaged work, and textiles. I graduated from Intermedia art at ECA in 2020 and am currently on the committee at EMBASSY Gallery, Edinburgh. I also work with ARTlink, working with young people with mental health difficulties or who are neurologically diverse. I work one to one with these young people through a participant led approach, using art practices that they are keen to pursue to encourage them to work towards social engagement.
Gordy Livingston lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. He has a BA in Visual Art from Leeds Metropolitan University and an MA in Fine Arts from Duncan of Jordanstone in Dundee.Primarily a painter, Gordy describes his colourful work as "hypnagogic, somewhere between the imagined and the experienced."
I am an artist from Yorkshire mostly making 2d illustrations, drawings and paintings in ink and gouache. I also work as a curator and supervisor at The Alchemy Experiment art space in Glasgow. I studied painting at GSA and make work influenced by music, dreams, poetry, literature and mental health.
Kate Roy is an Emerging Canadian visual artist and has found a passion for research within the art world. She primarily utilizes historical film processes within her work and tends to jump between mediums depending on the message she is conveying.Kate has received her Photography Diploma from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in 2016 and won the Mary-Ellen Nealis Award for the top photographer of her graduating year.
Kevin is a Scottish-Filipino composer of experimental music based in Glasgow. He is interested in liminality, identity, silence, fragility, perception, approaches to listening, and non-standard notation. He is also interested in exploring notions of cross-cultural composition. Kevin is currently completing a practice research PhD in composition at the University of Glasgow, where he has taught on a number of courses including: Composition in the Classroom, Orchestration, Practical Instrumentation Scoring and Musicianship, and Musical Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century.
I am a visual artist and musician from Glasgow that focuses on creating futuristic scenes through digital and physical works, investigating advanced technologies and how this impacts living beings and using sound and voice to give new meaning to materials and objects. Questioning spaces that don’t exist and changing our understanding of comfort, functionalities and human existence.
Most of my works mainly focus on oil paintings, a small part of installations and videos. I am very interested in the human body. Based on Deleuze’s body without organs philosophy, I try to use oil paintings to show the body that has escaped from the state of being connected, standardized, symbolized and subjective by society, so it is A body that has been dismantled, decomposed, and non-regionalized so that it can be rebuilt in a new way.” It also refers to a body that is alive, restless, free, full of positive desires, and generates appropriate strength.
Lillian Ross-Millard is a Scotland-based performance and video artist, and recently completed an MFA at the Glasgow School of Art (2020). Her process-based practice involves physical research methods adapted from devised theatre. She explores symptomatic relationships between labour conditions and habitual movements of the body.
I am a painting student in my third year at ECA. My practice incorporates animation, costume, puppetry, and documentary style filmmaking. However, my work always returns to painting. My recent work engages with the idea of exploring sin within a modern society, heavily focussing on interview processes to investigate social interactions between myself and the people around me.
Returning to art and Glasgow after many years in a scientific career in England. Finishing Portfolio preparation course at Glasgow School of Art and hoping to start an undergraduate fine arts course in painting and printmaking. I love to work in a creative and collaborative environment where I can share skills and learning with other artists.
Megan Rudden is an artist based in Glasgow working across performance, writing, drawing, and object making. Through this interdisciplinary practice her work considers issues of class, gender, labour, reproduction, and identity within contemporary Scotland. She has performed and exhibited at various locations across the UK including, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and recently at the back of a car park in Dundee.
I’m an Edinburgh/Glasgow based artist with a focus on figurative painting and drawing, and an interest in installation, sculpture, and film/photography. I studied English and Aesthetics at the universities of Freiburg and Glasgow, and Figurative Art and Painting at Leith School of Art, where I also provide Art Tutor Support, and currently study Painting & Printmaking at the Glasgow School of Art. Fascinated by embodied stories, the interplay between mind and bodies, art and community.
Natasha is an environmental artist who works with a wide array of visual art mediums including textiles, film, sculpture, printmaking, photography and drawing. Natasha's work often seeks to explore ideas of storytelling and anthropological history in relation to environments both urban and wild.
Rachael Kelly Ryder
Rachael is an artist, curator, and researcher from Dublin, Ireland. Her practice is socially engaged as an artist, exploring personal and societal issues on the material phenomenon via lens-based media. As a curator, Rachael's research explores the impact of art in communities within the parameters of inclusivity, accessibility, social engagement, heritage preservation, and cultural identity. Her recent research explores lived experience as an approach methodology towards community-led initiatives. She explores this with a self-reflexive perspective rooted in feminist praxis.
My practice covers the mediums of painting, printing and drawing. I use these mediums to understand and interpret my own thoughts about being the “other” and how this leads to the need to escape or flee. Using personal, current and historical events, I use the materiality and properties of the mediums to explore ways of communicating in an empathetic way. I am currently developing my research and practice through MLitt Print
Pathway at The Glasgow School of Art.
The maps, buildings and semi-architectural drawings in my work are based on places that are familiar to me. They hold sentimental value or are associated with my own personal history.
Rosa Zaria Quadrelli
Rosa Zaira Quadrelli is a Scottish visual artist born in Glasgow in 1996. She recently graduated from Glasgow School of Art with a first-class BA Hons in Fine Art Painting and Printmaking in 2018. ‘Theatre of Memories’ is the name given to a collection of puppets and dolls created by Quadrelli during the past four years. These characters, both mundane and fantastical, include depictions of important people in her life, satirical caricatures of historical figures, and strange beings symbolic of more abstract thoughts and emotions.
Established in 1994, Impact Arts is a forward-thinking community arts organisation which uses the arts and creativity to enable and empower social change. We work collaboratively with children, young people, older people and communities to achieve our aims. We work predominantly, but not exclusively, with vulnerable groups. Impact Arts places innovation, enterprise and creativity alongside outstanding delivery, sound management and a strong ethos of partnership to tackle society’s big issues.
Sally’s practice ranges from illustration, design and fine art. Originally a painter and printmaker, her work aligns traditional print processes and contemporary illustrative practices.
ARTernative is a newly launched project that uses visual art to support wellbeing in individuals and communities. I use art as a tool to promote self-expression, self-esteem and social change. Participants explore their inner creative self by learning new techniques and using different materials.
Tim is an award winning visual artist based on the outskirts of Glasgow where they studied BA (hons) in Contemporary Art Practice at the City of Glasgow College. Their work specialises in a range of media including glass, print, photography, and film.
Wei Zhou is a Chinese filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist based in Glasgow, UK. Her art practice encompasses video, photography, sound, smell, and text. Most of her works are autobiographical, whether realistic or imaginary, they often reflect on the topics of multi-sensory and eroticism.
I am currently working in Glasgow and studying an undergraduate in Sculpture and Environmental Art at The Glasgow School of Art. My practise is an ever changing flux of ideas and materials. I find myself being an observer of my environment and this is where my ideas usually evolve from and start to take shape. My practise thematically explores ideas of humanity, feminism and the digital. The absurd in the context of the everyday is important to me as it is a term that runs throughout my practice.
Aiva’s main interest lies in understanding reality as a lived experience. Inner and outer surroundings are explored through intuitive compositions. Over time, her focus has shifted from the factuality of the immediate environment to metaphysical structures of the mind.
I am an artist working primarily in painting, printmaking and collage. I studied at the Edinburgh College of Art and I’m now based at Rogart Street Campus in Bridgeton, Glasgow where I work from my studio.
Alice is a visual artist, director, writer, filmmaker, photographer and installation artist based in Glasgow. She graduated from Glasgow School of Art in Fine Art in 2018. Her work comments on our social relationship with images, blurring boundaries between the composed and real. Opening up ‘image worlds’ within collective memory, accessibility and material reality.
I began painting and illustrating again during the many lockdowns we had. I realised it was what I wanted to do and I am finally doing something I love. I am going to have an exhibition soon which is inspired by Glasgow and its people! I love living here and feel like it’s home now.
Angus Pattison is an multi-media Glasgow based artist that is focused on re-evaluating and bending societal morals, perceptions and biases. He addresses these principles and aims to create a discussion surrounding this with his work.
Anuschka Barlas is in the final year of a BA in Painting and Printmaking at the Glasgow School of Art. Her practice is rooted in drawing from observation and memory to explore the sensation and emotive qualities of places and people, evoking their presence as well as the relationship between herself and the subject. During the pandemic, Anuschka spent a year living in the remote Scottish Highlands and her subject matter shifted from life drawing in the studio and in public spaces to rural and isolated landscapes.
Astrid Turner is a contemporary sculptor who lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. Having grown up in the city, her influences reflect her appreciation for local architecture and 'the everyday.' By using traditional building methods she displays her connection to the raw materials and processes which represent these surroundings.
Catriona Nicolson Finlay
I’ve been painting using oils on canvas for several years now. I’m not formally trained but have learned loads from attending a studio in Dennistoun. I have done some acrylic painting and I’d like to develop this further. I have sold quite a few paintings including some commissions.
Christina Scott depicts imagined spaces, environments and figures that materialise both loosely and vividly through oil paint. Her works contain symbols, metaphors and narratives that have formed through the collection and curation of historic and contemporary fragments. Christina Scott is a Scottish artist and is currently an undergraduate student in Painting and Printmaking at Glasgow School of Art.
Connor McGregor Ross
Connor works in detailed drawings, embossment and printing techniques creating images relating to loss and memory. He combine’s the methodical aspects in printmaking to question the natural repetition and degradation of memory.
I use the mediums of photography, film and sound to investigate signal processes, significations and the mutability of language. My practice explores the liminal state between novelty and concrescence, where all things are possible but only some undergo the formality of actual occurrence, or becoming.
Elena Mary Harris
Elena Mary Harris is a participatory artist based in Glasgow. Working across arts, education, health and social care settings, advocacy sits at the core of how Elena envisions and designs creative projects. She wants to create spaces where people, that often go unheard, will be listened to and encouraged to speak up in audiences they may not otherwise have access to. Creative practices are a way to put these ideas and opinions forward and can create a starting point for people to share their experiences and have an impact on decision making that affects them and their community.
Liz McNeill is a contemporary artist from Scotland. She is a current student at the Glasgow School of Art. Her multimedia work in drawing and painting reflects her diverse interests and is influenced by her medical career in Cardiology.
Returning to art after a 30 year career in music. Studying Contemporary Art Practise. The foundation of my practise is dedicated to drawing and painting. Everything else springboards out of this. Open to experimentation and chance.
Eva Marie Hewitt
Eva Hewitt is a 20-year-old Painting & Printmaking student based in Glasgow, Scotland. My artistic practice draws inspiration from many aspects of my life. Namely, my family archive, my Catholic Faith and specifically my appreciation of humanity, in the form of portraiture and portrayal of the human form.
Flow is a shape-shifting entity who has come to planet earth to be mouthpiece of their own and the collective unconscious, previously known as Feet4Eyes. They sometimes take the form of a rapper, musician, writer, electronic producer, visual artist and four-piece band.
I paint with the computer. A dated photoshop interface as canvas. Low-res images I collect online form the colour palette. I studied photography at university. Through the course years I got fed up with the overpowering control that digital technology allows. I also went to therapy to heal from longstanding hurt and emotional trauma. This two process - coinciding in time - are at the heart of what I do and why I do it.
My work explores the corporeal experience of being human and how this shapes us and connects us. The feeling, consuming, and reproducing body is my focus, and a recognition of the body on a continuum with the land. The work is informed by a feminist perspective, focusing on women and reproductive labour as central to our economic survival and organisation of life on this planet. When making work, I am motivated by emotion, accessed through an intuitive exploration of materials and processes.
Born and raised in clackmannan, I am an artist currently studying and volunteering in my hometown. I go out and explore my surrounding area through my camera lens as well as escaping from the word in my art bubble. My photography is mostly exploring nature and our surroundings, however I am dabbling down a more expressive and experimental path.
Iona Brown (b.1998) is an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on sculpture. She researches and visually interprets her findings through selective mediums and techniques, specifically those of contrasting beauty and brutality. Her installations portray spaces of uncertainty and vulnerability, which may feel uncomfortable to witness.
My name is Jeff Edwards and I am an American born artist photographer based in Glasgow. I graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 2011, and I have shown work throughout the United Kingdom, United States. I am influenced by the work of Ralph Steadman, Sallie Mann and Francis Bacon just to mention a few, and I work with archaic, traditional and alternative practices. I work in a tactile, intuitive manner to push the boundaries of both analogue and digital practices.
I am a multi disciplinary artist but primarily using performance. I like to make work thinking as an activist in regards to feminism and social justice. Recent works I have made have focussed on gender identity and my cultural identity, being from Northern Ireland.
My name is Kialy Tihngang, and I am a Glasgow-based interdisciplinary artist working in textiles and the moving image. I am interested in the inability of the human hand to replicate the accuracy and cleanness of mechanised objects, the inability of mechanised objects to replicate the spontaneity and rawness of the human hand, and the tension elicited when those principles are played with.
Renkilpatrick is an emerging visual artist who rekindled her passion for art at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic — March 2020. Practising painting replicas of Picasso’s work was the catalyst that led Renkilpatrick on to apply to do an NQ Fine Art: Portfolio course at Glasgow Clyde College. Since leaving school she has gained qualifications in media, an introduction to hairdressing and an HNC in TV Production to allow her to understand this area of the creative arts industry.
My work explores the fragile but steadfast nature of the world and ourselves, the artwork often walks the line between the calm and the chaotic, I like to question how we can view the world creating a consensus reality in two completely diverging ways. The oppositional aspect of the world is what interests me, how we construct our inner world and together with the world around us, what happens when this understanding falters, when a person falls through the “consensus”.
The School of Pedestrian Culture; a participant driven walking classroom for the ‘play testing’ of psycho-geographic ‘games’ aimed at disorienting how we encounter public & private places & spaces. Based in Scotland's central belt we encounter and reimagine changing neoliberal cityscapes & urban histories, through walking, chance and performance, developing a contemporary Scottish psychogeography. Part walking forum, part art collective, part pop-up art school the SoPC interweaves walking and talking with local politics, community resilience, friendships and art.
I am a Glasgow based artist currently studying Communication Design at Glasgow School of Art. My work is varied and experimental, drawing inspiration from my surrounding environment, biological processes and current political issues. I’m especially interested in human behaviour and creating interactive pieces of work. I work with mixed media and I'm always looking for new ways to create.
When you look at my artwork, you can sense the humanity in its different colours and its vulnerable stages, under the rough surfaces and the delicate lines. You can see what lays between the human soul, in my collage techniques, and monochromatic style.
Following a degree in physics, Paul Holmes spent twenty years as a television director before becoming a visual artist. His work is in a variety of audio-visual media, including video, audio, stills photography and light, and is preoccupied with the gestures and actions of the face, voice and body. Paul Holmes is Associate Professor in the Moving Image at Edinburgh Napier University.
Raymond Strachan is an artist who lives and works in Glasgow. Using textiles, painting, sculptural objects and text Strachan explores the phenomenology of physical objects, and of existing in the physical world. Focusing on notions of desire and horror in relation to the body, he is interested in how organic forms grow and rot, dissolving boundaries between forms and ideas.
Rosie is a Glasgow based illustrator and animator entering her fourth year of studying Communication Design at Glasgow School of Art. Her work is primarily concerned with identity and performativity and how this translates into an online space. Through this narrative, her work attempts to dismantle the societal pressures set on us today, that have been accelerated by the rapid growth of the digital world.
Ruby Lord (born 1999) is a British Artist currently studying BA Hons Fine Art: Painting & Printmaking at the Glasgow School of Art. Originally from Newcastle Upon Tyne she undertook a foundation year at the Manchester School of Art before moving to Glasgow, spending a term at OCAD (Toronto, Canada) in 2019.
Samantha Jackson is a visual artist based in Glasgow, Scotland. Her work explores the interpersonal flaws of the current zeitgeist and how it affects our relationships with ourselves and each other. Using gathering and collecting as ways of researching, her work often incorporates elements of Scottish culture and relationships.
Scott Mark Lyons
I am a Glasgow based Irish scriptwriter, script editor, and creative producer. I have recently just graduated from the MA Dramatic Writing course at Central Saint Martins. I am also a graduate of the BA Acting & Contemporary Theatre course at East 15 Acting School in London. My debut play as a writer/performer, Yokes Night, received critical acclaim during its run in London, Edinburgh and Off-Broadway in New York. I have also developed work for the BFI London Film Festival ‘21, Project Arts Centre, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Finborough Theatre, Soho Theatre, The Pleasance, and The Yard Theatre.
Based in Largs Scotland I am at the start of my career as an artist and I am in the process of developing my specific artistic voice having just graduated with a First in the BA (Hons) Contemporary Art Practice from the City of Glasgow College. In the last two years I have been exploring, through my creative practice, my specific female voice, as an older disabled woman. My final year had been about exploring the silent and often invisible voices of women.
Siobhan Fahey produced her first film aged 53, MY LONELINESS IS KILLING ME (Dir. Tim Courtney), which was awarded BAFTA Scotland (Best Short) 2018. Since then she has produced a slate of short films that have screened around the world including IS IT ME (Dir. Christopher McGill) which was nominated for a Grierson Award last year. Her first feature REBEL DYKES (dir. Harri Shanahan and Sian A Williams), premiered at BFI Flare (2021), and has screened at over 50 film festivals across the globe. Before becomikng a film maker Siobhan was a nurse, as well as a Queer Club Promoter and an activist.
Sonya Iscah Smullen
Theatre maker, Artists and lover of the creative process, I am currently in the midst of completing my final year on the BA Theatre Design course at Wimbledon College of Arts. Whilst completing my degree, In 2021, I studied abroad as an exchange student in Berlin studying Fine Arts Stage and Costume Design at Weissensee School of Art.
I am currently studying Interior and Environmental design at DJCAD in Dundee but am originally from Glasgow. I enjoy bringing an abstract way of thinking to interiors and love working with bold colours and visuals to get my visions across to viewers.
History from below and microhistory are areas which dominate my practice, exploring the undervalued and persecuted - vagrants, slaves, masterless men, radical peasants, etc. - their communities, subversive culture and anti-authoritarian politics.
Tinsel Edwards (b1979) is an artist based in Glasgow. She originates from the Midlands and studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College London. Tinsel lived in London for 19 years before moving to Scotland in 2017.
Tinsel's paintings are informed by personal experience and memory. Fascinated by the everyday, the domestic and her immediate urban environment, the work is autobiographical.
My name is Yuki and I studied Graphic Design at the University of Edinburgh as a graduate student and illustrator.
My main direction is watercolor, drawing and print, working with human and non-human themes, including philosophical reflections on the West and the East, as well as critical reflections on the future of our society and culture as millennials.
Yoon Hong Il b.1993 in Seoul, South Korea. Works and lives in Glasgow, United Kingdom. In his work, Hongil shows his perspectives and personal impressions about image consumption in the age of information overload. People can fast consume multiple images and information at the same time, and the technology helps us find a high volume of images. Through his artistic practice, he expressed these images with uncertain emotions, which has the flatness as our ability of memory in this age of oblivion.
Alex Weir (also known as Smex) is an artist based in Glasgow. His practice explores ideas of community, connection and identity through painting, printmaking, drawing and bookmaking. Everyday and recognisable subject matters, in particular those from food culture, are always apparent in Alex's work, along with humorous imagery and playful storytelling.
Alistair graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2020, his practice involves working from found or taken photographs brought into drawing, printmaking and oil painting. Work often has political undertones reflecting areas of interest and concern.
I express myself intuitively in my painting. The genres closest to me are abstraction and abstract expressionism. I really like creating in an intuitive way under the influence of feelings and emotions. Art that comes straight from the heart without any preliminary sketches or planning is what I find most interesting.
Anní Mara is an icelandic artist who is working between Iceland and the UK. Employing photography and writing into her practice, Mara‘s images are rooted in the relationship of personal and social, heavily influenced around the notion of anthropology, legacy, and one’s psychology by what she invites the viewer to her own personal space.
April (Born 1998) is an undergraduate student at the Glasgow School of Art- Presently BA(Hons) Sculpture and Environmental Art. As an artist, the work I produce is largescale abstract sculpture- I am very much drawn to stuff: to materials and different processes of making work, fluctuating between the two- and three-dimensional. It begins with a desire, a pleasure to make art. I am a lover of formal aesthetics within my work: Material, form, composition, and colour.
My name is Bianca Patania and I’m an Italian art student based in Glasgow. I’m currently on my first year of Painting and Printmaking at The Glasgow School of Art. My work mainly focuses on figurative and abstract art, using painting and photography as mediums to capture my everyday life, overlapping different types of paint and using different techniques to apply the paint, creating chromatic rhythms.
Cal Mac studied sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art. His work uses a combination of video and sculpture, to reflect on common addictive vices such as technology and alcohol cultures. In particular, he develops an emotional inquiry into how addiction, designed by capitalism, profits from dependency, shame, and love.
I studied Painting & Printmaking at The Glasgow School of Art in 2017 and I am a Glaswegian artist. My practice is varied, and I take influence from movements such as Fauvism, Pop Art and Expressionism. Colour is very important in my work and I focus on the emotional quality behind it.
Embracing the queer qualities of nature, my work explores interdependence through found and salvaged materials and objects. Acknowledging our impact on the world and recognising circularity through methods of making is central to my practice. Forgotten objects become sculptures and installations, reclaiming their place in the world, seen and existing in their own right.
Mudhutdan is a multi- disciplinary artist working across sculpture, illustration, and photography. Currently based in Glasgow, he graduated in Fine Art from Leeds Arts university in 2018. His work has been exhibited around the UK including London, Warrington and Leeds as well as being a semi-professional BMX rider for German company WeThePeople. He was recently commissioned to create a public sculpture as part of Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival in Warrington town centre.
Elina Bry is French/Finnish, Glasgow based multidisciplinary artist. She works across video, storytelling and live performance, and is interested at listening to and re-staging the malfunctions of the human body. She is curious about the body as a sentient arena; as a responsive tool and as a protagonist of an everyday drama.
Emily Brooks Millar
Emily Brooks Millar is an independent artist working and living in Glasgow. I work predominantly in illustration but also create paintings, dolls and clay pieces. I believe in creating work that doesn’t take itself too with no pretension and as honestly as possible.
Emily Weaver is a multimedia visual artist born in Scotland and currently based in Aberdeen. Her current practise investigates artistic innovation as a form of excavation. Working across mediums such as textiles, ceramics and papier mache, she produces a varied material landscape.
I am a drawer and painter from Lanark, Scotland. I have always dreamed of making incredibly likeable artwork so that people at dinner parties will think I am interesting. I focus on the body, and in recent years, I have been using the language of faerie tales to explore themes of gender, metamorphoses, and the human-nature relationship.
Garrett Ure (born 2000) is an undergraduate student at the Glasgow School of Art- Presently BA(hons) Sculpture and Environmental Art. Garrett previously studied a year of Portfolio Preparation at the Glasgow School of Art.
I am a creative researcher and dog mother who is living, working and
practising in Glasgow. My creative research practice is rooted in challenging and unpicking alienating and hegemonic political, social and cultural narratives, rendered as normative by global capitalism.
My practice attempts to be a space where absence can be contained and examined. This often feels like I am trying to describe a body that is just out of sight. To do this I try to highlight connections between ephemeral by-products of embodiment such as breath, dreams, memories and language. Resultant works contain absence at their core - taking the form of, for example, an empty bed or a departing butterfly. I hope that this agitation between what is physically present and what is suggested to have just departed the scene allows viewers to consider their own embodiment and experience of time in their own lives.
Jessica Turnbull a Scottish Knit Textile Designer explores the digital applications of knitwear. Baltic Constructivism Spring/Summer 2022 is a modern interpretation of knitwear inspired by travels to Estonia and the contrasts in architectural details between two areas of Tallinn; The Old Town and Lasnamäe. Architecture has always been at the root of my process, sourcing inspiration from small details of facades and the conjunction of materials found within the urban landscape.
Josie Devine is a self-taught artist based in Edinburgh. With a professional background in marketing and copywriting, she rediscovered her longtime passion for art during the first lockdown of 2020. From what began as an Instagram side-hustle, she has since secured gallery representation with The Old Bank Vault in London, appeared in a number of online exhibitions, with platforms such as Visionary Projects and UN Women UK, and has collaborated with fashion brands womanhood, KITRI and & Other Stories.
Kat Rulach is a print maker with a love for colour and pattern. Originally from Cornwall Kat came to Scotland to study Textile Design from the Glasgow School of Art and has remained ever since. Kat Rulach founded KYE studio with the objective of creating printed textile products that have a minimal impact on the environment, each one imbued with uniqueness and longevity.
Lois is a Glasgow based artist researching subjects surrounding gender and the body. Lois previously studied for a BA (Hons) at Glasgow School of Art, where one of her degree show pieces went on to win the 2015 student Jerwood Drawing Prize. Lois has exhibited throughout the UK. She was awarded the Dewar Award and Coats Foundation Scholarships in order to study her Masters in Textiles Mixed Media at the Royal College of Art where she graduated in 2020.
Martina Genovese (she/her), in art craftyvarda, is an illustrator and bookbinder from Sicily based in Glasgow. Her illustrations frequently explore the relationship with the environment, and is inspired by fantastic elements derived from childhood memories and pop culture. Her visual work also fuels her bookbinding practice, generating notebooks and sketchbooks based on original ink designs, with an eye on sustainability.
In my work, I explore the landscapes and dreamscapes between worlds. I find excitement in
questioning and blurring our borders between illustration and art, children’s- and adult culture,
real and surreal. Each narrative defines its medium to me, just like languages: I am a Swedish
speaking, Finnish born, Glasgow based artist, illustrator, and children’s book writer.
With a focus on tactility and physicality, my creative practice predominantly revolves around thinking through making. Materiality is central to this approach and I enjoy playing with the overlap between 2- and 3-dimensions. I find inspiration in the unexpected, both technically and thematically, and work to capture a sense of spontaneity across my process and outcomes. Much of my recent work has centered on human interactions in specific spaces and how these connections change the dynamics of the spaces themselves.
Poppy’s work is celebrating storytelling of women’s experience, their sacred patterns and ancient practices shared. Living in this world where mankind has over complicated our existence and detached the connection to nature and other animals, work seeks to describe how interconnected we are, our body’s intricate design system is made by pacha mamma and whether it is lung capillaries, the placenta which resembles a root or the patterns inside ones eyes, we are far more similar to forests than we are ever taught, and we are simply just a part of nature and nature’s creation.
The work entreats conversations about the way we treat our living beings on earth.
Rachel Stanley (b.1996, Epsom) is a painter living and working in Edinburgh. Her practice is concerned with ideas of safety and sanctuary, and with nature as a powerful tool for healing. Her paintings play with the possibilities between abstraction and figuration, and the blurriness of such binaries.
Remi Jablecki is a 3rd Year Painting Student at Edinburgh College of Art, under the University of Edinburgh. Through work with his own experience of queer life and engagement with queer theories, politics and histories Jablecki creates images influenced by hatred, patriarchy, lack of tolerance and understanding.
Rosa expresses her confusion, difficulties of being an adult, depression, and thoughts about life and death through various materials like animation, drawing, painting, and screenprint. She especially focuses on the confrontation of some unexpected incidents in the process of becoming an adult. By referencing the stylistic way of writing in a poem that uses symbolic elements to deliver the poet’s abstract thinking, she researched how to express abstract thought with metaphorical figures.
Graduated in 1996 from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art. Beginning to unapologetically create art in my own way, was part of this re-emergence and reclamation of self. I have only begun to seriously create and attempt to show art in the last 2 years. I currently stay in the South side of Glasgow and teach Art to young people who struggle to access the curriculum in a mainstream environment within special units at Govan High School.
Ruby Loveday (b.2001) is a sculpture, video and textile artist based in Glasgow. She is currently studying for a BA in Contemporary Fine Arts in her 3rd year at art college.
Sarah Grant is originally from Leeds and graduated in Drawing and Painting at Glasgow School of Art in 2000. Since then she has exhibited regularly as a member of Glasgow Independent Studios, Trongate 103 Arts Centre. Sarah has a Masters in Art Therapy and works as a fully qualified Art Therapist for the NHS in Mental Health and Addictions. She has been the Creative Lead for the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival in Renfrewshire for the last 6 years. She has also worked as an arts lecturer for Glasgow Clyde College and for various community arts organisations such as Artlink Central, Impact Arts and Project Ability.
Sheila MacNeill is landscape artist and educator based in Glasgow. Sheila’s work focuses on inner and outer landscapes. Starting from the directly representational, more abstract landscapes are created based on experiences of atmosphere, colours and textures.
Sian Patterson is a Glasgow-based ceramicist making wheel thrown stoneware pieces characterised by a quiet precision and gentle abstraction. A central preoccupation is a keen sensitivity to surface, colour and light, an interest in formal groupings, and an atmosphere of familiarity. Recent work has drawn inspiration from the urban landscape and has focused particularly on mark-making techniques using coloured slips.
Born in 1997, Highlands, Scotland. Living and working in Glasgow, Scotland.
Sophie Stewart is a multidisciplinary artist who challenges the acceptance of constraints caused by modern working conditions, and highlights the effects of precarity on the individual.
Thyme James is a Glasgow based inter-disciplinary artist, whose practice is based in expanded painting, combining traditional notions of paint with film-making whilst also working in autographic mediums namely printmaking, painting and drawing.