For the months of August and September I am Artist in Residence at Duthie Park!
A place I have always loved visiting, and have found totally inspiring, I was absolutely delighted when the park was awarded funding from the Aberdeen Creative Fund, (topped up by Friends of Duthie Park), so that they could host me.
As well as developing a body of work in response to the park, which will be exhibited within the Winter Gardens at a later date, there is extensive community engagement. Abbotswell, Ferryhill and Walker Road Primary Schools will be treated to 3 creative sessions in the studio, as well as a group from Alzheimers Scotland. There are also a number of public studio sessions so that the wider community can get involved - please see below for further details.
The overarching aim of the residency is to create a large scale (6m x 1.2m) mosaic mural on the side of the education room, in both paint and fused glass. During the first 4 weeks the glass will be made during the various community sessions, and then, for the last two weeks I'll use it, as well as some I have made myself, to mosaic the wall. The design will be inspired by my first few weeks as Artist in Residence, and informed by it's location within the Japanese Garden.