I am thrilled to have been awarded an Interdisciplinary Residency at Hospitalfield in Arbroath in March 2017.

The Interdisciplinary Residency at Hospitalfield brings together a group of cultural practitioners three times a year for a two week residency. In the past architects, designers, choreographers, composers, musicians, curators, writers, translators, film makers, researchers and many visual artists have applied and been accepted onto the programme. It’s a highly international part of our programme and has hosted practitioners from Canada, India and America as well as from around Scotland and the rest of UK.

I am grateful to Jude Barber, Architect-Director at Collective Architecture in Glasgow; Janine Matheson, Creative Producer, Visual Artist and Executive Director of Creative Edinburgh; and Nuno Sacramento the former Director at Scottish Sculpture Workshop for selecting me.

My application outlined my need to re-connect and re-eastablish my curatorial voice. Having spent many years responding to institutional remits, inheriting exhibitions from predecessors, and working in an artist development/ broader programming capacity that – whilst critically engaged, enjoyable and excellent experience – didn’t provide the space or isolation required to do this.

Populating this website was actually a starting point for this reflection; realising that – at least in terms of profile or perception – my specialisms have become diluted and less visible. The ideas that gripped me at MA level have never fully carried through to an ambition to achieve a PhD. Equally, space to think and generate ideas has been (literally and figuratively) eroded by cuts to staff, services and infrastructure within the sector.

I will post regular updates of the process and throughout the residency. More information here.