Artful Migration Artist in Residence appointment
We are very excited to announce that Angela Alexander-Lloyd will be the 'Artful Migration' Artist in Residence for our pilot residency programme developed with Moving Souls Dance and WWT Caerlaverock.
Angela graduated with a first class honours degree in Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in 2016. Prior to that she undertook the HND Art & Design course at Dumfries & Galloway College. Her practice is concerned with the current ecological changes occuring world wide and aims to raise awareness and open up dialogue by creating work outside the traditional gallery setting which actively seeks interaction with the public.
Recent accomplishments include being invited by the Society of Scottish Artists to perform twice at the National Gallery of Scotland with the installation performance piece 'If' (pictured above) along with various international exhibitions in several European cities as well countries further afield such as America, Columbia and the Philippines. During the summer Angela also undertook a residency in the Netherlands creating three site specific works centred on the concerns of climate change.
Angela will be working at WWT Caerlaverock between now and March to research and observe Whooper swans and their family groups, focussing on parent/ cygnet socialisation as cygnets learn how to socialise with the flock of swans that have migrated with them from Iceland to D&G. Angela will be engaging with visitors, volunteers and staff at WWT Caerlaverock during the residency and will develop new work based on her research to be exhibited at the reserve next Spring.
Angela says of taking on the residency:
"It is a great privilege to be awarded the Artful Migration residency at Caerlaverock and to have the opportunity to creatively respond to such a unique and important conservation site. The trepidation felt at the onset of any new project feels heightened at Caerlaverock as I am acutely aware of the critical nature of the work carried out as well as the dedication and passion of the visitors and staff. It is a delight to be back in Dumfries and Galloway and somewhat apposite that I pass Dumfries and Galloway college where my creative journey began. Much like the Whooper swans I am looking forward to settling in to this second home and engaging with this new environment. "
About the project:
The residency programme is being developed by Upland in partnership with Ginnie Wollaston of Moving Souls Dance. Ginnie’s uncle George Clark left her a legacy and his brother John Clark was a keen artist who lived for many years in Gatehouse of Fleet. She wanted to give this legacy to Dumfries and Galloway in memory of both uncles. The programme is also being supported by WWT Caerlaverock and the RSPB.