Bothy Project and ESW are delighted to announce that sculptor and long-standing ESW Member Kevin Dagg has been selected for the week-long residency at Inshriach Bothy, Cairngorms 29 February-7 March 2020. This residency has been supported by Lynn Wilson, in memory of her friend, the artist Emma Herman-Smith (1967–2014).
Kevin Dagg’s work demonstrated a clear affinity with environmental issues, climate change and sustainability. While on residency, he intends to make a new work using natural materials gathered from around Inshriach Bothy. An account of this will be available here in the early spring.
Kevin Dagg has been a practicing artist for 25 years and over this time his work has fluctuated between wood carving and temporary site-specific assemblage. Both aspects of his practice are concerned with social or environmental justice. He has participated in numerous exhibitions and residencies both in the UK and abroad and won several awards for his sculptures including a major award from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation in New York. He currently lives in Edinburgh and lectures part-time at Edinburgh College of Art.
Kevin Dagg is the second ESW Member to be awarded a residency in recent years. Duncan Robertson spent a week at Inshriach Bothy in January 2019, his blog post is here.
Image: Kevin Dagg, Breath, Mixed Media, 2020, work in progress.