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Space/Time Artists' residency
From 25-30 April 2022 we're running our paid group residency for experienced artists. Space/Time is a creative retreat for artists from any art form that asks the question “How can you continue to thrive as an artist?”. The artists who will be gathering together (irl) at Cove Park in Argyll and Bute are:
Morven is an actor, theatre maker and facilitator based in Scotland. She is an Associate Practitioner with UK theatre company imitating the dog, whose work has, for over 20 years, explored the boundaries between theatre and technology. Morven has toured extensively both nationally and internationally, performing as well as facilitating workshop programmes and leading residencies.
Her other work in theatre includes Opening Skinner’s Box (Improbable), Bring the Happy (Invisible Flock) and Called to Account (Tricycle Theatre).
Morven’s film work includes Vampire Diary (Sterling Pictures/Bard Entertainment). TV work includes The Many Primes of Muriel Spark (Reader, BBC) and Outlander.
Maria Falconer MA, MSc., FRPS
Maria Falconer is a photographic practitioner, teacher and writer. A Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, Maria lectures and runs photography workshops across the UK and in Europe.
Maria’s commercial specialty is Dance Photo/videography. She has worked at the Edinburgh Festival every year since 2006, and her work has frequently been published in The Guardian, The Times, The Scotsman, and The Telegraph.
Maria’s personal photographic projects often draw on her contemporary dance background, using the body and the camera collaboratively as a vehicle to express her ideas and experiences. Her work has been widely exhibited including the UK, the US, France, Belgium, Ireland and East Asia.
Jill Skulina is an artist of diverse skills, knowledge and experience. She creates sculptural work using ceramics, drawing, printmaking, painting, textiles and found objects. In recent months Jill has been pivoting her career as an artist to include writing and mentoring other artists to shift they’re perceptions of what they can achieve. Since 2018 Jill has been a Professional member of the Society of Scottish Artists and will shortly be taking over the Vice President role. Upcoming projects include Pentalogia Femenina, a group exhibition at Patriothall, Edinburgh, showing the work of five eclectic and spirited women.
Jill O'Sullivan is a Glasgow-based multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter who writes and performs across the worlds of popular music, theatre and dance.
O’Sullivan was a founding member of Sparrow and the Workshop & Bdy_Prts and has collaborated with a multitude of renowned musicians including Alasdair Roberts, Alex Neilson, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Scott Hutchinson, Emma Pollock, and James Yorkston, amongst others. O’Sullivan also helped develop and co-write the music for Magnetic North’s 4-star theatre performance Lost in Music and performed alongside composer Scott Twynholm in Birds of Paradise’s critically-acclaimed Purposeless Movements. In addition, she teaches and mentors young and aspiring musicians across Scotland. Jill currently performs under the moniker Jill Lorean, a project with Andy Monaghan (Frightened Rabbit) and drummer Peter Kelly (The Kills, Ladytron).
Ailie is a multi-award-winning Scottish composer and musician who has been commissioned to compose works by some of the worlds’s most prestigious cultural institutions including the BBC Proms, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bang on a Can, Cappella Nova, the Riot Ensemble, Exaudi, Scottish Ensemble and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra amongst others. She holds a PhD in composition from Trinity Laban Conservatoire, and is currently composer-in-residence with Sound Festival and Glyndebourne Opera. Ailie is a 3-time Scottish Awards for New Music' winner, was nominated 'Composer of the Year' and 'Musician of the Year' in the Scottish Trad Music Awards, and held a BBC Performing Arts Fellowship. As a harpist she has performed all around globe, and is recognised for her unique fusion of Scottish, Irish and contemporary styles. Drawing from over a decades experience of performing and recording with a wide spectrum of artists and ensembles, she creates rich, multi-layered soundscapes for concert hall, stage and screen.