Cairngorms National Park Authority Heritage Horizons Residency – Naomi Mcintosh 2022

We are delighted to announce that the recipient of the Cairngorms National Park Authority Heritage Horizons Artist Residency 2022 is Naomi Mcintosh.

Bothy Project in partnership with the Cairngorms National Park Authority, selected Naomi from an open call for practitioners in visual arts, craft & design, music, literature and performance, who are based in the Cairngorms National Park. Naomi will spend two weeks at Inshriach Bothy in the winter of 2022. She will spend her time on residency planning a new work that reflects a sense of place and belonging in relation to the landscapes of the Park.

This residency forms part of the Community Arts and Culture project, one of 24 projects in the Cairngorms 2030: Heritage Horizons programme and is supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. The Community Arts and Culture project will see a variety of initiatives rolled out in the Park and aims to create a greater connection to landscape and place and encourage a desire among Park communities to get involved in climate action.

Naomi Mcintosh is an interdisciplinary artist based in the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland with a background in Architecture and jewellery design. Drawing and drawing conventions, the representation of spaces and the relationship between objects and human scale are central themes. Drawing is the starting point for every project. Precise geometry, repetition, pattern making and the interpretation of spaces are themes used throughout and using lines, the pieces she creates are about creating spaces, exploring movement and defining volumes without boundaries.

She employs a holistic approach to her work. Predicated on a belief that everything is interconnected, she aims to capture and share the experience of being in a constantly changing, beautiful and expansive landscape through her work. By being in tune with the environment, she explores the passing of time, seasonality and the ever-present experience of nature. Her work recreates her experiences of place, discovered whilst being exposed to the elements and quiet solitude.

Image 1: Naomi Mcintosh, Quiet Garden. Image by Ben Addy. 
Image 2: Portrait of Naomi Mcintosh. Image by Ben Addy.
Image 3: Naomi Mcintosh, Cocoon series, 2020. Image by Juno Snowdon, courtesy of Ruup & Form.