Residency: Healing the Hostile Environment: Scotland & Caribbean
Peer-to-peer programme connecting artists in Scotland and the Caribbean, linking up artistic ecologies and growing links between residency-spaces, artist-led galleries and grass-roots activities in both regions.
This project is co-funded by Festivals Edinburgh as part of Momentum, the Edinburgh Festivals’ International Delegate Programme. Momentum is jointly delivered by Festivals Edinburgh, Creative Scotland and British Council, with additional support from EventScotland and City of Edinburgh Council.
Artist Announcement: 14 April 2021
Residency Dates: 16 – 22 April 2021
Online public programme: 31 July to 31 August 2021
Artist, writer, and cultural activist based in Barbados. Co-founder of Tilting-Axis, the annual pan-Caribbean convening for cultural workers across the archipelago and its diasporas.
Artist and organiser based in Scotland. Founder of SadGrads, the UK-wide platform to support artists graduating under the shadow of the pandemic.
Part of RESET & RISE: a summer season of residencies, broadcasts and artist-led projects at Jupiter Artland.
The triple-crises of 2021 – the climate emergency, the pandemic, and the Black Lives Matter Movement for social justice – have created a new learning landscape for artists and citizens alike. In this future, we are offered a choice to carry with us the burden of unsustainable practices, or to break with the past, and to imagine our world anew. This summer, the landscape of Jupiter will host a season of exhibitions, artist-led projects, residencies, broadcasts and international collaborations arranged around the theme of ‘reset and rise’ – rethinking our relationship to the land, ecology, social justice and mapping out possibilities for the future. This Reading Room introduces you to artists and artist-led initiatives leading the programme, which will culminate in November 2021 to coincide with Scotland’s hosting of the COP26 Climate Conference in Glasgow.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: THE CARRIBEAN
Theona Hinds, Barbados
Theona Hinds work explores the histories of organised faiths and religious texts through film. Hinds graduated from Barbados Community College in 2020.
Sasha K Hinds, Jamaica
Sasha K Hinds is an interdisciplinary artist working across sound and digital technologies. She is currently in her final year at Edna Manley School for Visual and Performing Arts, Kingston, Jamaica.
Marinna Shareef, Trinidad and Tobago
Marinna Shareef works with painting in public space, using local iconography to explore mental health and social issues facing communities. She graduated in 2019.
Johann Capgras, Martinique
Johann Capgras creates films and objects that use light, movement and alternative photographic techniques. He graduated from Regional Institute of Visual Art of Martinique in 2020.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: SCOTLAND
Beccy Nips, Edinburgh/Manchester, Scotland
Since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art, Beccy Nipps has been studying play therapy as well as facilitating workshops. She has done this alongside establishing her art practice and selling vibrant handmade cushions which have recently been featured on Refinery29.
Shae Myles, Aberdeen, Scotland
Since graduating from Gray’s School of Art (Aberdeen), Shae has Co-Founded the collective Jiggle N Juice and has also participated in an internship with Design and Code, which was awarded last year for her outstanding virtual degree show space.
Ben Hall, Glasgow, Scotland
Ben graduated from Glasgow School of Art last year and has since been at the forefront of pushing the boundaries of building digital exhibition spaces for himself and his peers. His notable projects include the student-led DS 2020 Simulator and Wretched Light Industry in collaboration with Jay Darlington for Serving the People (New York).
Kaya Fraser, Perth, Scotland
After graduating from Duncan and Jordanstone College of Art and Design (Dundee), Kaya has been a committee member of artist-led space Generator Projects, and has been selected as the 2021 Emerging Artist in Resident with Socially Engaged Art Practice with Mount Stuart Visual Arts.