Coming together on residency at SSW, artists live and work on site and have daily access to their facilities coupled with support from the team. The organisers 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.
The Summer Residency programme is for artists wishing to spend a month working on the development of their practice – whether this is for production, research or experimentation. The programme runs between June and September, with each group residency lasting four weeks. In each Summer Residency they welcome five or six artists, who are there alongside project artists and Open Access participants. Whilst being focused on self-directed practice, the Summer Residency follows a loose structure of group work including activities to encourage exchange between residents and artist led activity; introductory group breakfasts and talks / exercises to share your work, studio sharings, communal dinners, collective walks, film and sauna nights. Residents are given the freedom to work in an open environment, and to develop dialogues with both peers and staff.
- SSW has simple shared accommodation on site as well as a house in the village. On site are four bedrooms, two single and two twin, with shared bathrooms. The main kitchen is housed in the Bothy, which also has laundry facilities.
- No. 17, the house in the village, also has four bedrooms, two double rooms, one twin and one family room with a shared bathroom. There is also a kitchen at the house, although residents may choose to use the kitchen at the main site.
- SSW is self-catering and they have well equipped kitchens with the usual appliances, including microwave, fridges, freezer, electric hobs and ovens. The bothy also has a dishwasher.
- They can host artists with their families. Please get in touch by emailing admin[at]ssw.org.uk, or phoning 01464 861372 if they can support you in this way.
- Unfortunately their accommodation is not currently wheelchair accessible. If you require accessible accommodation please get in touch and they will find you an alternative.
Bright and airy shared studio with access to wood and metal workshop, foundry, forge, ceramics workshop and fabrications room.
Metal workshop, wood workshop, ceramic facilities and foundry. Read more about SSW facilities here.
Rural environment of north-east Scotland.