An intergenerational residency programme pairing artists with mentors
Transmission Gallery's collaboration with Bothy Project is underway with artists Najma Abukar, Adebusola Ramsay, Clarinda Tse and Matthew Arthur Williams, who will each undertake a two-week residency at Sweeney’s Bothy on Eigg. In addition, each artist will work with a respected mentor to discuss and develop their practice over the period of the project. We are pleased to announce the mentors are Ingrid Pollard, Lubaina Himid, Alberta Whittle and Ajamu X.
The project started in the late autumn of 2019 and is due to conclude with an exhibition at Transmission Gallery in the Spring of 2020, watch out for further details.
Bothy Project provides creative residences for practitioners in visual arts, craft & design, music, literature and performance, as well as thinkers, researchers, and people local to each bothy. Residents are able to use their residencies to explore creativity, landscape and living simply. Active in Scotland since 2011, its network currently comprises Inshriach Bothy in the Cairngorms National Park, Sweeney’s Bothy on the Isle of Eigg and Pig Rock Bothy which will soon be re-built in Assynt after nearly six years at National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh. Its spaces are bespoke, small-scale, and off-grid. Beginning in 2021 the bothies will operate as sentinels of communication with the best experience and learning generated by residents shared widely through a new public programme. Bothy Project is a charity supported by its trading arm Bothy Stores which donates a portion of its profit each year to support artists’ mobility and access to the Scottish landscape.
Project supported by the Creative Scotland Create: Inclusion fund.