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The Uncertain Futures Residencies

Saltspace Gallery, Axiom


The Uncertain Futures Residency programme ran from 2023 - 2024, providing four artists a six week residency in either woodworking, printmaking, photography or ceramics. These residencies provided each artist with a studio space, partnered them with a local organisation of the appropriate discipline with 1:1 tuition, mentoring from John Thorne (Sustainability Co-ordinator at The Glasgow School of Art) and full artist fees.

This was Saltspace's biggest project yet, spanning across two years from development to completion, receiving over 85 submissions and funded by Creative Scotland.

The year of residencies culminated in a group exhibition at Saltspace Gallery, alongside artist talks and supporting events. Scroll down to learn more about our residency artists and check out the Uncertain Futures Exhibition.

The Uncertain Futures Residency
Artists 2023-24

Check out our short film about the Uncertain Futures Residency programme, featuring videos from the exhibition and short interviews with the artists.

Uncertain Futures Publication 

This publication is the culmination of works and experiences of the four emerging artists who were selected from over 85 applications to take part in our Uncertain Futures residency programme, alongside a selection of works from our wider member base responding to the uncertainty of our current state, for example the cost of living crisis, climate emergency and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, though artists were free to interpret in other ways.

The publication contains contributions from all four residency artists; Bel Pye, Iryna Zamuruieva, Jemma Mitchell, Oren Shoesmith and features work from ten artists & SaltSpace members; Evi Evangelou, Hannah Absalom, Irina Tall, Leon Hart, Luke 'Luca' Cockayne,Olivia Juett, Shelia MacNeill, Sophie Suliman, Sorin Bath, Xinyi Yang, and an introduction from John Thorne Sustainability Coordinator at Glasgow School of Art. 

The publication was designed by Xinyi Yang 

Thank you to all those who contributed to this publication.  

The Uncertain Futures publication was kindly funded by Creative Scotland. 

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Click here to get a free digital copy of the Uncertain Futures publication! 

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