Approved: 16.08.2006

Allison and Bray

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

Our collaborative practice involves working on site specific projects. We find ourselves naturally drawn to spaces that are not generally used for art installations or exhibitions,and which evoke a strong response. Our combined individual responses to a space and to materials determine our next step in a gradual progression of intuitive responses and research. Increasingly we invite other people with

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  • Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Activities: Residencies, Public art, Events management
  • Categories: Film & Video, Installation, Sculpture
 

Biography

Our collaborative practice involves working on site specific projects. We find ourselves naturally drawn to spaces that are not generally used for art installations or exhibitions,and which evoke a strong response. Our combined individual responses to a space and to materials determine our next step in a gradual progression of intuitive responses and research. Increasingly we invite other people with diverse skills to collaborate with us. The project names - New Strains - Path[ways] - Shift - Gift / Gave - make subtle connections with our working practice as it develops. The work is open to individual interpretation and to date it has been temporary, broken up at the end of its alloted time. Our practice addresses current concerns about the accessibility of art, often presenting work in non-gallery spaces.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training

  • 1999 - MFA, Duncan of Jordanstone College, Dundee  (Bray)
  • 1998 - BA (Hons) Fine Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee (Allison & Bray)

Residencies

  • 2014   Kunstlerhaus Lukas, Ahrenshoop, Germany
  • 2007   Stavanger 2008 North Sea Project, Sand, Norway
  • 2006   Sculpture Space, Utica, New York, USA
  • 1998/9   The John Kinross Scholarship, Florence (1998 Allison, 1999 Bray)

Awards and Funding

  • 2014 Creative Scotland Professional Development Funding (Kunstlerhaus Lukas residency)
  • 2008 Scottish Arts Council (Canopy)
  • 2006 Fife Council  (Abbeyview Arts Project)
  • Fife Council  (Nexus)
  • Scottish Arts Council  (Sculpture Space Residency, New York) 
  • 2005 Scottish Arts Council & East Lothian Council - (Shift)
  • 2004 Fife Council   (Path[ways] )
  • 2003 Scottish Arts Council, The Hope Scott Trust, Edinburgh City Council, & Fife Council  (New Strains)

Projects

  • 2010  NESTING - site specific installation in woodland setting at Heartwood, Blairgowrie
  • 2009  MISTRESS OF THE HOUSE - site specific installation in old laundry at Cupar Arts Festival, Fife
  • 2008  CANOPY - site specific work, Birnam Art Trail, for Perthshire Visual Arts Forum
  • 2007  GIFT / GAVE & BUILDING BLOCKS - installations responding to our two month residency in Sand, Norway in connection with Stavanger 2008 City of Culture, Norway
  • 2006  HOMELAND - an installation responding to our 2 month residency , Sculpture Space, Utica, New York, USA
  • 2005  SHIFT- a site specific installation in the house and grounds of an historic property , Newhailes (National Trust for Scotland), Musselburgh, East Lothian
  • 2004  PATH[WAYS] - a site specific installation in a historic house, Culross Palace (The National Trust for Scotland), Culross, Fife
  • 2003  NEW STRAINS - a site specific installation in a Victorian greenhouse, City of Edinburgh Council, Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh

Curated exhibitions

  • 2011   Sculpture Trail at SNOWDROPS BY STARLIGHT, Cambo Estate, Fife
  • 2010   COAST Art Festival, Banff
  • 2009   HOMELAND 2009, Edinburgh Arts Festival, RSA
  • 2008   SSA/Stavanger Capital of Culture
  • 2008   North Sea Project, Attic Salt, Thistle Street North East Lane, Edinburgh
  • 2007   SURVEY - contemporary sculpture from Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop,        Royal Scotish Academy, Edinburgh
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Commissions

  • 2012   Portrait bust of Adam Smith for the Adam Smith College, Fife

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