Summerhouse residency

Earlier this month, Celine Mcilmunn and Simon McAuley were resident artists for five days based in the summerhouse within Gartnavel Royal grounds. "The summerhouse and grounds were the perfect location for a residency", said Simon. "Last week was pretty cold but our base was nice and warm. Our main activity was photographic, using the location as a resource. A rather quiet place, conducive for some quiet picture making. We both fell into a rhythm spontaneously and started to bounce ideas around. I really enjoyed the residency and learnt a lot about Celine's practice and my own."

Celine said "What a great experience! I loved having a full week to just concentrate on making artwork and the environment in and around the summerhouse was ideal for this. Simon and I both spent a fair bit of time outdoors and although the weather was pretty awful for most of the time, that turned out to be a major influence on the work we made so it was all good. It was lovely to discover the similarities between the work we made and great fun putting the exhibition together. A big thanks to Fiona and the other staff who made us so welcome and made sure we had everything we needed."

The artists gave a talk about their residency on Friday 10 April, and will show their work in our ReSearch Space from Thursday 07 May, 6pm-8pm.

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