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We are delighted to introduce Cara Murray as our next Circus intern. Based in Inverness, Cara has a multi-disciplinary practice working mainly with sculpture, painting and film.  We see and understand the world through representational image, metaphors and stories and Cara seeks to unfold and use these symbols to create new narratives in her work. Believing creation is the ultimate nature of reality, the essence of life itself, her practice takes on a ritualistic role of aiding healing and connection to the Self.  

"I’m really excited to be part of Circus Artspace as their new intern! I am looking forward to meeting and working with creatives from the Highland area and be more involved in the local arts community. For me, collaboration and connection is an integral part of the creative process, and something we’ve had to rethink how we do over the course of the pandemic.


Recently I have been interested in the link between art, philosophy and psychology, particularly the similarities between the space of creativity and the space of therapy, and also how we can use the tools of creativity to create new narratives and connect to our deeper self. I can’t wait to develop my ideas surrounding this topic further with support from the Circus team.”    Cara Murray

Cara is a co-founder of Cailleach Collective - since launching in September some of Cailleach's achievements include gathering a community on Instagram, publishing a zine featuring 28 Highland artists, and facilitating an art swap with over 200 participants across the UK. In December 2020 they took part in our ‘Supermarket’ exhibition at the Victorian Market in Inverness, and they've recently been awarded a grant from Creative Scotland's Time to Shine Fund to host a programme of art writing for young people in the Highlands.


Cara graduated from Manchester School of Art in 2019 with a Foundation Diploma - Fine Art Distinction. Previously she had been Studio Assistant for Highland Print Studio (2017-2018) and Wild Gorse Studio (2017-present). Finally she is part of the current 'In Session FKA Gradjob' 2021 cohort - a contemporary art practice programme supported by SCAN and Creative Scotland.


You can see more of Cara's work on Instagram @caracmurray


Thank you to everyone who took the time to apply for our internship.


Circus Artspace run an internship programme, 4 times a year we will advertise for one intern post. Interns will work as part of the Circus collective gaining first hand experience in all the activities carried out by an artist-run collective. Successful interns will receive a £300 stipend to cover any out of pocket expenses. The next internship Open Call will be advertised from August 2021.


The 2021 internship programme has been kindly supported by The Highland Society of London. 

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