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35 Years of Scottish Sculpture Workshop

Date uploaded: October 29, 2014

Scottish Sculpture Workshop is celebrating three and a half decades of its work with an exhibition of selected artists and presentations at Seventeen Gallery in Aberdeen. Exhibiting artists include Sean Lynch, composer Ross Whyte and the Fred Bushe Graduate Award winner, Ben Martin. The Exhibition runs from the 8th to the 29th of November 2014.

Scottish Sculpture Workshop was established by Fred Bushe, RSA OBE, in 1979 as a place where artists could make sculpture regardless of age, gender, race, religion or professional status. As part of the celebrations of this anniversary, and in recognition of the legacy of support by Fred Bushe to early career artists, SSW has partnered with Gray’s School of Art in establishing the ‘Fred Bushe Award’. This year’s award winner was Ben Martin, who will be exhibiting work made during his residency, along with pieces by the award nominees.

Born in Aberdeen, Ben’s work explores his personal experiences, reconstructing them for his audience through object and material. His work is influenced strongly by graphic design and areas of abstraction and reductive art, and has led his current body of work to centre on weight, line, function, space and object, over any emotive constructs. Whilst his work is responding more closely to spatial interactions, industrial influences can be seen through his use of material, which in turn reflects the cityscape he has grown up in.

Accompanying the Fred Bushe Award is Study in Granite, part of the Celebrate Granite 2014 programme. This continues upon SSW’s history of Granite Carving Symposiums and fellowships, which ran from the 1980’s to the late 1990’s, as well as individual projects expanding into the last decade.

Opening Event: 7pm, Saturday the 7th of November 2014

Exhibition: 8th of November to the 29th of November 2014

For more information click here.

Ben Martin Degree show

Ben Martin Degree show