Coming together on residency at SSW, artists live and work on site and have daily access to our facilities coupled with support from our technical and curatorial team. We aim to foster conditions for conversation, peer exchange and experimental making across a diverse range of processes and practices both those associated with contemporary sculpture and beyond.
Our residency programmes are for artists wishing to spend a month working on the development of their practice – whether this is for production, research or experimentation. The residency programme offers access to our wood and metal workshops, ceramic workshop, foundry, studio and library. We can also provide simple, shared, self catering accommodation.
Aside from our residency programme we also offer Open Access. Open Access is available to any artist, maker or individual wishing to develop a project, fabricate work or spend time with their practice.
Production Open Access is fully supported by our technical team who will offer bespoke guidance and training as required to enable you to make use of our wood and metal workshops, foundry, wax and fabrication rooms.
Research Open Access offers use of our bright and airy open plan studio, alongside our cosy library, for desk and studio based research and making.
Scottish Sculpture Workshop (SSW) is a making facility set up in 1989 to support learning, exchange and production, based within the rural village of Lumsden in North-East Scotland. Our facilities, residencies, artist led projects and international partnerships support artistic ambition on multiple levels and provide conditions to develop making in its plurality. SSW believe everyone is a producer of culture and that their voices, skills and knowledge are vital to encourage diverse and inclusive forms of art to emerge.
- Months: 1 – 3
- Visual Art
- Library/research resources
- Ceramic facilities
- Welding tools
- Woodworking tools
- Metalworking tools
- Technical assistance
- Production costs
- No requirements