2019 SGSAH Researchers in Residence Announced

Issued: Tue, 23 Apr 2019 10:58:00 BST

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SGSAH’s Research Residency Programme places researchers with carefully selected partners to focus on a period of research and development in their work and to consider how the place, site, environment or experience can contribute to their PhD.

We are delighted to announce that two PhD researchers will become Researchers in Residence at two incredible venues.

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop will be hosting Mandy McIntosh as their researcher in residence. Mandy is researching sculptures in Central Belt Scottish housing schemes as part of a PhD at The Glasgow School of Art. Combining practice and public engagement, Mandy’s focus is on how to transmit technical and creative skills in a way that produces something of aesthetic and conceptual relevance to communal shared spaces. Mandy will spend two weeks at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, using the world leading facilities to consolidate and develop their sculptural skills within a highly contemporary format.

Bothy Project will be hosting Tyler Lewis for one week as their latest researcher in residence. Bothy Project places researchers in small, off-grid spaces designed to optimise exposure to their unique settings. Tyler will be working at the Bothy on the Isle of Eigg, created in collaboration with artist Alec Finlay and commanding spectacular views across the sea to the Isle of Rum. Tyler’s PhD at the University of Aberdeen is in Sound Art, exploring where humankind and the natural environment intersect. Tyler will be using the residency to work on his PhD, with the location providing ample solitude and inspiration for the researcher.

We would like to thank everyone involved with the 2019 Research Residencies and wish the researchers all the best for their time at their hosts.


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