Autumn descends…

This week at SSW has been another round of good-byes to artists in residence. Fred Bush Memorial Award winner Ben Martin headed back to Aberdeen to take up the position of Graduate in Residence at Gray’s School of Art.

Ben is in the midst of creating work for SSW’s exhibition at Seventeen Gallery in Aberdeen so we’ll be glad to see him again in November – keep an eye out for the opening, Friday 7 November at 7pm.


Krisha Krodecki has continued her experiments with casting up to her last moment at SSW with resin and sawdust. We’re waiting with anticipation for the unvieling next week – she had tried this with PVA glue, but when she removed the boards it all swam out, now we know PVA doesn’t set!!

Emma Hunter has been down in London this week presenting her work at the Royal British Society of Sculptors. Emma received the RBS Bursary Award for 2014. Now in it’s 14th year the award showcases the excellent work of ten of the best emerging contemporary sculptors for a group exhibition. The exhibition is currently on and running until October the 24th, and more information can be seen at the link below:

Royal British Sculpture Awards

In the meantime, Emma has been revelling in the increased space in the studios at SSW, collecting a range of curious sculptural objects sourced from a local agricultural auction in Alford.




This week started with torrential rain and localised flooding, but by now the skies have cleared and the sun is shining at SSW. So Carl Giffney made the most of it on Wednesday with some outdoor shooting with Artist Krisha Krodecki, Junior Techinican Uist and Programme Assistant Rachel.




Carl was interviewing Rachel on all aspects of the ‘The Third’ from third place in a race, to aspects of being the third child within a family unit. This element has been an emerging theme during his production residency at SSW and we’ll look forward to seeing how it continues.

The games theme continues at SSW, as the autumn cold creeps in the outdoor game ‘Five Step’ has been put aside for just now and instead Carl and Uist have been busy making a handmade board for Backgammon. Here’s Uist blackening the wooden surface.



Over the weekend we’re looking forward to welcoming the Heartwood group to SSW, as four artists are working on development for their Heartwood exhibition in Blairgowrie next year.

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