TAYLOR BLACK ANNOUNCED AS CIRCUS' NEW INTERN!
We are delighted to introduce Taylor Black as our next Circus intern. Although the Covid-19 pandemic has paused our in person programme, it provides an opportunity for Circus to work remotely with an intern from outwith Inverness. Currently based in Fort William, Taylor has a diverse practice which allows him to interpret personal moments; capturing a specific feeling or energy can take various forms from fashion design, digital graphics, photography or video.
Taylor has a strong interest in facilitating creative experiences for a broad range of communities. Previously he was employed by youth-arts organisation Room 13 international, Fort William for a 5 month internship (2018 - 2019), assisting with delivering workshops and visits for primary and high schools. Taylor lead on their Glenfest Project designing and screen-printing t-shirts and hoodies with a group of local young people, he also delivered a mark-making workshop for a group of 12 children where they created their own mark making tools from recycling and reusing 'trash'.
Circus are delighted to be supporting Taylor to develop a new project where he will create a new collection and co-ordinate a fashion show as part of the Circus Zine Fest in June 2021.
"Throughout this past year of being locked indoors, I really explored my creative boundaries and pushed myself to the limits in terms of what I can do and what I have taught myself. Throughout this I truly realised the passion and need I have to create and be involved in the creative community.
I am excited to connect with like minded people during this internship and to be developing a personal project in which I will, once again, be pushing my creativity into waters I've not yet explored. I feel lucky to have been selected for such a great opportunity like this.” Taylor Black
Since studying textiles at West Highland College UHI, Taylor has spent a month learning traditional art & textiles techniques in a Slovakian Art School (2019) as well as undertaking an internship with Nonchalant fashion house in Torlundy (2020 - 2021). He is currently completing a project for Highland Youth Arts Hub, having received their Creative in your Community award, which brings together his interests in fashion and mental health to develop a collection of t-shirts and regular community art and wellbeing sessions (once Covid-19 guidelines allow workshops to commence).
You can see more of Taylor's work on Instagram @tayblk_
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 June 2021.
The 2021 internship programme has been kindly supported by The Highland Society of London.