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5 - 10 years and 8 - 15 years
Winner in the 2019 Hoop Awards
Studio Pavilion at House for an Art Lover | Exhibitions | Art Courses | Heritage Centre | Project Spaces | Residencies
Arts & Crafts
The Hoop Awards celebrate the people and organisers that go beyond to entertain, educate and inspire your children.
Aby Watson is a Glasgow based artist, maker, facilitator, performer and researcher working in contemporary performance. Aby graduated with a First Class (BA) Hons in Contemporary Performance Practice at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She is a practice-based researcher and is currently undergoing her PhD, Choreographing Clumsy: Dyspraxia and Choreographic Practice. Aby is dyslexic and dyspraxic and this identity is carried into every aspect of her practice.
Alan Aitken is a young painter who graduated from Gray’s School of Art in 2017, receiving several prizes and exhibitions during his degree show, including his work being selected for the 2018 New Contemporaries show. Since graduating Alan has been teaching within secondary schools while volunteering with Project Ability’s senior students and working with the Saturday children’s art class at Studio Pavilion at House for an Art Lover. He is now taking further steps to develop his own practice, having an interest in domestic spaces, philosophy and film.
Alys Owen works across multiple disciplines and has technical skills in sculpture, casting and mould making. She has worked as a facilitator of visual art workshops for over 10 years and has extensive experience of working with children and young people. Recent projects include: 'LOOP', an extensive project in Glasgow’s subway network for Glasgow international 2018, which was in part created with young people. ‘Raoul Reynolds’ at La Belle Friche de Mai, Marseille and at Scotland Street Museum for GI 2016 and The Clinic, Glasgow International 2016.
Bethan Turner studied a bachelor’s in Fine Art and Art History at Newcastle University, relocating for a year to study printmaking at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany. She now lives and works as an artist in Glasgow, UK. Bethan is part of print making duo, ‘Up Print’ based at the Glasgow Print Studio and her practice involves various printmaking techniques including screen and mono printing. Her work also expands to sculptural, drawing and installation and she is self- taught in the skills of taxidermy, woodwork and welding for her practice.
Callum Rice is a BAFTA award winning filmmaker and photographer based in Glasgow who works between alternative printing and the moving image. Callum graduated from Communication Design at Glasgow School of Art in 2013. He has exhibited at The Sundance Film Festival, Utah 2016, The British Film Institute, South Bank London 2017, and at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition Venice Biennale in 2018.
Emer is an artist and illustrator from Northern Ireland, based in Glasgow. With a background in Architecture and Visual Communication, she works across printmaking, murals and environmental design. Recent work includes commissions for Urban Outfitters, Atlantic Records and Warby Parker. She was awarded an ‘Emerging Designer’ residency at Cove Park, which she completed in Summer 2018, and has since become part of the Hands-On Programme there, facilitating art and design workshops for young people. Emer’s self-directed practice explores collage, painting and screen printing.
Leanora studied Ceramics on the BA (Hons) programme at the University of Wolverhampton, later qualifying as a teacher from the Post Graduate Certificate in Education course at the University of Leeds. She spent several years teaching at Secondary Schools in England before relocating to Glasgow where she undertook her second degree at The Glasgow School of Art. Leanora has exhibited her work widely throughout the UK and taught classes at House for an Art Lover since 2014.
Marija Nemcenko is a Lithuanian artist working in Glasgow. She recieved her MFA from Glasgow School of Art in 2016 and BA (hons) in Sculpture from Camberwell College of Arts, London in 2013. Recent presentations of her work include: Berlin Project Space Festival 2018 and Glasgow International 2018. Marija has recently been nominated to participate in the A.M Qattan Residency programme in Ramallah, Palestine.
Martha Orbach is an artist and image-maker who tells stories through drawing, printmaking and animation. Her recent project Habitat was exhibited at Glasgow Botanic Gardens and she’s currently working on White Out – an animated story project made in collaboration with the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. She’s run workshops for a wide variety of groups at places such as TATE, The National Gallery, GROW London, Culpeper Community Garden, Urban Roots, and Wakehurst Place.
Sharon Thomas is a practising painter based in Glasgow, lecturing at Glasgow School of Art, represented by Teverina Fine Arts in Italy. Trained in Glasgow School of Art (BFA 2001) and New York Academy of Art (MFA 2004), recent exhibitions include: Curator’s Choice, Leeds College of Art (2017), Vokse-Vaerk, Museet For Religios Kunst, Denmark (2015); 21 Revolutions, CCA, Glasgow and Royal Scottish Academy (2011-13); Herstory Portrait, Paisley Museum (2012).
Siobhan Morton graduated from GSA in 2001 with a BA Hons in Design – Ceramics. After graduating, she worked for the Highland Council as an exhibitions assistant, curating and touring exhibitions around the Highland Council Galleries from Kingussie up to Thurso and Caithness. Returning to Glasgow in 2005 she took a studio in Fireworks in Garnethill. In addition to making her work, she has taught children and adult pottery classes as well as community art workshops and studied her teaching qualification at Glasgow University in Secondary Education.
Tessa Lynch received her MFA from Glasgow School of Art in 2013 and her BA Hons Tapestry from Edinburgh College of Art in 2007. Lynch works between sculpture, performance and print, often working collaboratively with other creatives. She will be exhibiting new work in the Studio Pavilion in July 2019 made in collaboration with Rachel Adams produced whilst on residency with us.
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