In March 2014, Canadian artist Gareth Moore participated in a week-long residency at Sweeney’s Bothy funded by Outset Scotland, a new philanthropic network dedicated to the support of contemporary art.
The Outset Scotland residency offers a period of research to support Moore’s exhibition of new work at Glasgow Sculpture Studios as part of Glasgow International 2014.
Born in 1975, Moore works in the form of wry performances and complex ephemeral sculptures that blur the lines between art and life. He typically pushes against the established and conventional frameworks of presentation and reception of art. His works subversively examine habits of consumerism and the concept of recycling. Objects and installations are usually fashioned out of unorthodox or discarded materials and his collaborations find him working with people and places from a non-art perspective in an attempt to relate art to that of everyday occurrences.
Blog entry by Gareth Moore:
Outset Contemporary Art Fund is a philanthropic organisation dedicated to supporting new art by bringing private funding from its patrons, partners and trustees to public museums and art projects. Since its inception in 2003 the foundation has supported a range of projects at leading visual arts institutions, from exhibitions, education and residency programmes to publications and capital campaigns. Outset has chapters in England, Germany, India, Israel, the Netherlands, Greece, Scotland and the United States.