About the Associates
Peacock Visual Arts’ new one-year programme, placing graduates alongside independent arts professionals such as curator, designer, architect, as well as Peacock’s experienced staff members. This programme is a response to the current arts ecology of Aberdeen – which needs to be supported from the ground up. Creative workers need basic facilities like a roof, heating, kitchen, wifi as well as a support system to help them navigate an increasingly challenging funding landscape. Access to space and to a professional community will lead to the strengthening of individual and collective practices and solidify the arts ecology of Aberdeen. The Associates will create a critical mass in the city, and a forum for skills exchange, mitigating issues around studio provision and graduate retention.
Tendency Towards (Donald Butler, Yvette Bathgate, Mary Gordon, Jessica Barrie), Maja Zeco, Naoko Mabon, Neil Corall, Sofia Oliveira, Camille Sineau and Rachel Grant.