The Curatorial Fellowship invites you to join Shetland-based artist Amy Gear in a performative workshop exploring the question – What Does it Mean to Think With the North Sea? through the processes of drawing, writing and spoken word.

Amy will introduce participants to her practice and guide them through a series of tasks, each building towards creating a final piece of collaborative group work, which will then be presented in The Worm. This is a very gentle introduction to the processes of making and spoken word, designed to make the participants feel comfortable and confident while exploring the human connection to landscape through storytelling.

No experience is needed to attend this workshop and it is open to everyone.

The workshop will take place on the 8/3/20 in The Worm, 11 Castle Street between 12pm and 3pm. 8th March also celebrates International Women’s Day. We welcome you to share this wonderful occasion with us this Sunday!

Amy Gear graduated with a MA in Printmaking from the Royal College of Art in 2015 and a BA in Printmaking from Gray’s School of Art in 2012. She lives and works in Shetland, where she runs Gaada – a visual workshop with her partner artist Daniel. Amy’s practice explores possible (and impossible) interrelationships between land and the body, knotting together notions of identity, language, knowledge and imagination. Amy works across a broad range of media: performance, printmaking, painting, photography, drawing, animation, sound, poetry, spoken word and installation.

The Associates is run by Peacock Visual Arts and began as a pilot program in 2018. This year’s programme brings together five practitioners working in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire and is Scotland’s first fully-funded Curatorial Fellowship for visual arts. This year’s cohort includes; Joss Allen, Caitlin Dick, Phoebe McBride, Svetlana Panova and Abby Beatrice Quick. The Fellowship has been running since May 2019 through a series of intensive sessions, reading groups and discussions with local and international organisations and practitioners. The content of the programme is informed by the needs and interests of The Fellows and developed by the collective group, with support from PVA staff.

The programme is supported by the Aberdeen Place Programme, a partnership between Aberdeen City Council and Creative Scotland.