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Ocean Dobree

Saltspace Gallery, Axiom

The Glasgow School of Art Graduate Residency Award



The GSA Graduate Residency Award began in 2022, funded by Friends of GSA. Saltspace was invited to preview the GSA BA(Hons) Degree Show and shortlisted 11 different artists from Painting & Printmaking, Sculpture & Environmental Art and Photography. Each shortlisted graduate was given a free year long graduate membership and invited to submit a proposal for a three week funded residency with SaltSpace to take place in 2023/24 in our new studios at Dornoch Street and a chance to present their work in an exhibition at SaltSpace gallery. 
Ocean Dobree from Fine Art Photography was the successful winner of the award. Ocean was given a three week residency at our Dornoch Street studios and funding to work towards an exhibition at Saltspace Gallery later in the year.

My name is Ocean (they/she/it), I am an interdisciplinary multi-media artist. At current I am interested in exploring our connections to space, how we inhabit social spaces, and the rhythms which we are tuned into. This exhibition celebrates the voices of nature and the messages they offer towards the current state of humanity and the directions we follow. My practice draws upon a post-human framework of trans-corporeality, by which we can understand are bodies as embedded in the environment they inhabit.  Embracing a divergent mentality that shifts focus from the human and social, outwards towards the environment and other species, through cycles of death, decay, rebirth and renewal.


My solo exhibit Meditations at Salt Space studios is made up of a series of new works created in painting, digital media, sound, drawing and light. For the opening of the exhibition I invite you to join me in a sound bath stretching across the closing hours of the day as the sun sets and the darkness comes in. The space I have created at Salt Space offers a proposition for reflection and tranquility, to tune into the voices of nature and observe these visual gestures of our existence. A space to inhabit, pause, reflect and breathe.

Opening on the 31st May from 7-11pm

Running through 1st - 4th June 1-6pm

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