EMMA CALDOW ANNOUNCED AS CIRCUS' FIRST FELLOWSHIP!
Work in progress
Installation Shot - Grays School of Art Degree Show
Achnahaird Beach - Sustainable Image Shell, Seaweed and Water
Work in progress
We are delighted to introduce Emma Caldow as our inaugural Circus Fellowship. Based on the West Coast, her ongoing work, The Anthroposcene, explores the material potential of shell and seaweed within a Fine Art practice. By gathering matter from Scottish beaches, she creates site responsive ‘material images’ of the anthroposcenic landscape. The ‘material images’ are inherently biodegradable and marine degradable and can be safely returned to the environments that they originate from.
"Following my 3rd Year at Gray’s School of Art, I completed a residency with FISK Gallery in Polbain, on the Coigach Peninsula of North-West Scotland. I was captured by the unique landscape of the Coigach Peninsula, and this is evidenced by my creative practice. Specifically, I now work across fine art, environmentalism and material science to dismantle and sustainably reassemble the ‘Image’.
Following a return to the Coigach Peninsula, I was selected for the CiRCUS ARTSPACE Fellowship. Through the Fellowship I aspire to integrate within the Highland creative community. Particularly, with the support of CiRCUS ARTSPACE, I hope to generate critical conversation about sustainable practice and the transition from Art Student to Art Practitioner.” Emma Caldow
Emma graduated from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen in 2022 and was awarded the George Davidson Trust Scholarship and an Aberdeen Artists Society Award. She was also shortlisted for the Visual Arts Scotland ‘Graduate Showcase’. This summer Emma will be working part-time at An Talla Solais during their members exhibition in Ullapool.