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Bronwen Sleigh is a visual artist who works in printmaking, drawing and sculpture, taking inspiration from manmade structures set within a wide variety of landscapes.
Sleigh’s work asks questions about the built environment. Through drawing, she investigates attitudes to space as expressed through architecture and its relationship to the landscape. Process is integral to her practice - her drawings and sculptures inform each other, moving from 2D to 3D and back again. The labour intensive multiple processes of making bring abstraction to the original subject. Her work explores space rather than describing it, challenging perceptions of the ordinary by presenting it in an unfamiliar way.
Born in 1980 and raised in Mid-Wales, Bronwen Sleigh received her BA from the Glasgow School of Art and MA from the Royal College of Art, where she was selected for a six week exchange to The University of Calgary, Canada. She has worked for The Royal College of Art, The Royal Academy Schools as a Print Fellow and at Edinburgh Printmakers as their etching technician and collaborating printer. The artist has exhibited widely both in the UK and overseas, as well as attending several artists residencies including at The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Canada and Cove Park, Scotland. Her work is held in numerous collections around the world. Sleigh lives and works in Glasgow.
Rachel Duckhouse makes drawings and etchings about the structure and movement of things in relation to each other (sea and wind, buildings and people, walking and looking). She’s interested in how these things connect to landscape, social histories, and imagined futures, and how to respond to all this through drawing.
She makes research based work inspired by forms and flows that can been investigated through physical experience, conversation, observation and sketchbook drawing, and developed into larger scale pen and ink drawings and/or etchings.
Rachel Duckhouse studied at Leeds College of Art and Winchester School of Art before moving to Glasgow where she now lives and works. She’s undertaken research based residencies in Canada, Australia, the Outer Hebrides and Cornwall, and has exhibited work in the UK, North America, New Zealand and Singapore. She’s worked on several public art commissions, including the entrance gates to the newly redeveloped Edinburgh Printmakers. Her drawings, etchings and screenprints have been acquired by collections including The British Museum, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York.