Since its inception in 2009, RSA Residencies for Scotland has supported a wide range of artists at 26 venues across Scotland. The Royal Scottish Academy has a proud tradition of promoting excellence in contemporary art in Scotland. Led by eminent artists and architects the RSA support the creation, understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts through exhibitions, artist opportunities and related educational talks and events. Re-establishing themselves as a leading organisation for the visual arts in Scotland, the RSA have successfully garnered a reputation for the strength of their engaging and diverse exhibitions and the fantastic opportunities they offer both established and emerging artists.
Kari Stewart undertook a 2-week residency at Inshriach Bothy from the 9th – 22nd November 2013 for a period of focussed research, reflection, and production of new work. ‘My intention is live and work in the Bothy, and to produce a finished pencil on paper drawing each day of the residency period. As much of my work deals with constructions of myth and narrative around ideas of place and landscape, I would like to use the minimalist situation of artist+workspace+landscape to reflect upon historical depictions of landscape, and to explore new readings of the built environment as it relates to social and geographical control.’
‘I will bring all necessary research material and drawing materials to the Bothy, and will begin work upon arrival. From then on, I will begin a new drawing each day. This residency would follow a solo exhibition that I will be having in Armenia in October 2013, and would therefore allow me the time and space to both reflect on that exhibition and to consider and develop the future direction of my practice.’
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