Shed Summer Residencies

Martha Orbach

Residency Period August - September 2018

Throughout her residency Martha will be working in a mixture of drawing, animation and printmaking.

She's currently working on White Out a new story project charting one man's voyage through treatment for Parkinson's disease with Deep Brain Stimulation.

Recent commission The Garden is a collaborative printmaking project about plants, gardens and rebuilding life after torture. Previously this skin we're in was shown at festivals incl. Melbourne International Animation Festival, the Bethlem Gallery, and given a fringe award at London's Contemporary Arts Festival, Deptford X 2014 
She studied at the University of East Anglia, London College of Communication and Camberwell College of Art. She completed book project – We go to Sea with You January 2012 and was awarded the 'word and image' prize at the V&A Inspired By… and had her work exhibited at the V&A in summer 2011. 
Collaborations and commissions include Manu Delago, Cevanne, Dike Okoh on artwork, visuals at the Yard Theatre, Norwich Arts Centre, Camden Fringe, alongside King's College London, and Deptford X
She runs workshops, including for TATE, The Studio: Bethlem Royal Hospital, Culpeper Community Garden and Rethink Mental Illness.
James Winnett

Residency Period June – September 2018

James Winnett is an artist working primarily in public art, sculpture and film. He has exhibited widely and developed a range of public art projects across the UK. Recent commissions, exhibitions and awards include Lace Un-archived, Nottingham Trent University; The Capelrig Stones, East Renfrewshire Council, 2017; The Cuningar Stones, South Lanarkshire, 2014-17; Green Year Artist in Residence, Glasgow City Council, 2015-16; 100 Flowers Public Art Commission, Queens Elizabeth University Hospital; Year of Natural Scotland Artist in Residence, Cuningar Loop, Rutherglen, 2013-14 and The Rise and Fall of the Grey Mare's Tail, Environmental Art Festival Scotland, 2013.


Angus Wolf

Residency Period August 2018

During his time here, Angus will be working on a series of woodblock prints relating to Oliver Byrne’s 19th century interpretation of the Elements of Euclid.

Angus Wolf (b.1988, Bristol, UK) is an artist living and and working in Glasgow. Previous exhibitions include: Institut für ales möglich, Berlin; LoBe, Berlin; Brody house, Budapest; The Lombard Method, Birmingham and Spike Island, Bristol.


Michella Perera & Alys Owen

Residency Period June – August 2018

Alys Owen and Michella Perera will spend the duration of their residency developing their collaborative project Imago Hortorum that builds upon the horticultural setting of the space. Using the residency as an incubation period the artists will cultivate a variety of plants, hand-made vessels, and short films responding to and exploring the role of plants in everyday culture, how we use and modify them, how we represent them, and the role of public gardens.

The project combines the distinct practices of the two artists: namely Owen’s interest in ecology and the natural environment and Perera’s interest in ethnography. Together they will explore the practice of ethnobotany, the practice which serves to locate plants within their cultural context and people within their ecological context.

Michella Perera is a Sri Lankan born, Irish artist, currently based in Glasgow. In 2017, she graduated from Glasgow School of Art with an MFA. Perera holds a BA in Sculpture from Limerick School of Art and Design where she graduated with a graduate award from the National Sculpture Factory. Recent exhibitions include Temple bar, Dublin; Nyoiseau, France and Tactic Studios, Cork. Perera has been commissioned by the City of Limerick for public sculpture work and has participated in residencies both in Scotland and abroad.

Alys Owen (b. 1981 in Pwllheli, Wales) lives and works in Glasgow. Recent exhibitions include: Raoul Reynolds, Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow International 2016 and Raoul Reynolds, La Belle Friche de Mai, Marseille 2016; The Clinic, The Albus building, Glasgow International (2016); The Clinic Summerhall, Edinburgh (2016); So It is, YAKA Collective, The Lauriston Arches, Glasgow (2014); Forecasting, Tehtaankatu, Gothenburg, Sweden (2014); Le Swimming, The Underground Car park, Glasgow International (2014); Lucy Donna, The Underground Car Park, Glasgow (2014); Che Vuoi, The Whisky Bond, Glasgow (2013); Acts of Longevity, The Briggait, Glasgow (2013); 1913 The Rite of Spring, The Hidden Gardens Tramway, Glasgow (2013).


Kat Garbutt 

Residency Period August 2018

For this artist residency Kat is looking at the beautiful walled garden for inspiration and using the spaces to carve printing blocks and produce a collection of Noren - Japanese hanging curtains. This will be both practical versions of the doorway curtains as well as unique art pieces. The focus of this project is experimenting with the methods of carving and printing blocks whilst observing the natural division between a garden and indoors.

Kat Garbutt is a textile designer and artist who has recently graduated from the Glasgow School of Art. She uses woodblocks to produce colourful and one of a kind fabrics. Her passion for sustainable and ethically produced textiles is key to her work and her inspiration reflects this: looking at the natural world and manmade influence upon nature. Her process is a slow and considered one which looks back at textile history and traditional printing methods whilst at the same time using contemporary design techniques. She spent five months studying in Tokyo, Japan and her love of Japanese design continues to have a huge influence on her work.


Nathan Cook

Residency Period August - September 2018

Nathan creates one-off performances often evoking slapstick awkwardness and tragic control. During his performances he sets the stage for an analysis of the human condition, success and failure and the mundane life.
Nathan John Cook (b. 1993) lives and works in Glasgow.

Glasgow International 2018

20 April - 07 May 2018

Five projects are presented across the site at House for an Art Lover during Glasgow International 2018 featuring new work by Tine Bek & Paul Deslandes, Scott Caruth, Winnie Herbstein, Rosie O'Grady, Alex Sarkisian and Bahar Yürükoglu.

The Studio Pavilion gallery presents As we fall we walk, a joint research-based project by Tine Bek and Paul Deslandes focusing on the concept of mobility and movement by exploring ideals of perfection and disconnection between body and mind. By combining references to the trivial and the unequivocal, As we fall we walk interrogates perceived prevalent presuppositions on our ability to move in a friction-less structure.

Cazzate su Cazzate (Bullshit on Bullshit) is a solo exhibition and publication by Scott Caruth presented in the Project Space. It takes doodles and defacements made to official documents within the archive of the Italian Communist Party (PCI) in Modena, Northern Italy as it’s central focus. Found across manifestos, phone bills, meeting minutes, and other official party documents, the marks signify the presence of bored and/or preoccupied party members.

In the Workshop space Winnie Herbstein presents Studwork that uses video and installation to traverse the masculine territory of the building site. Situating itself within real-life encounters, agitprop feminist rehashing and online tutorials, these short skits demonstrate moments of exclusion as well as depict a community in Glasgow that has gathered around the learning of a trade, in particular highlighting the women’s welding collective Slaghammers and the Women in Construction course at City of Glasgow College.

Rosie O’Grady’s project May Day is presented both in the House and the Heritage Centre at House for an Art Lover. The project attempts to agitate how artist Margaret Macdonald is represented. In 2016, French educators Marie-Noëlle Lanuit and Jean-Claude Piquard created a giant clitoris-shaped crop circle to protest the marginalisation of female sexual pleasure. As Glasgow marks 150 years since the birth of Macdonald’s collaborator and husband, architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, this project remodels Macdonald’s gesso panel ‘The May Queen’ as a crop circle. Drawing upon a shift in the social and political history of May Day, it explores how crop circles might depart from associations with the paranormal and hoaxes to become a mode of protest and distress signal.

Alex Sarkisian and Bahar Yürükoglu present a new film work in The Bothy in the walled garden. The film explores the artists’ collaborative relationship that began after they met whilst on residency in Svalbard, in the Arctic Circle, and continued until they met again exactly two years later in the inverse climate of Guna Yala, Panama. Whilst in isolation in these remote sites a platform emerged for the artists to turn the camera on themselves and reveal their concerns around their own self-positioning in these particular environments. Conceived as a film installation for GI, the work builds on narratives of the Anthropocene commenting on globalization, cultural displacement and addressing tourist colonialism. At the same time the artists examine their own personal positions within this intimate collaboration and their own inherited family histories and whilst exploring timely political issues do so with an uncanny humour.

Open daily throughout the festival, 10am - 5pm


Supported by Glasgow International. Special thanks to The Lighthouse & Glasgow Sculpture Studios (Tine Bek & Paul Deslandes). Supported by Stills Gallery (Edinburgh), Fondazione Fotografia (Modena), Hope Scott Trust Award, Denise Bonnetti and Roos Dijkhuizen (Scott Caruth). Supported by Glasgow International, Axisweb, City of Glasgow College, Hope Scott Trust, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Victoria Mitchell and the Slaghammers (Winnie Herbstein). Supported by Glasgow International (Open Glasgow Bursary Award), The James Hutton Institute and The Lighthouse (Rosie O’Grady).