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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.


You can see more of Emma's work on her website and Instagram @emma_caldow.


Thank you to everyone who took the time to apply for our FellowshipThe 2022 Fellowship has been kindly supported by The Highland Society of London

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