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Felicity Bristow

Felicity Bristow
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My site-specific work is an exploration of line, narrative, material and the pervading spirit of place or ‘genius loci’. I am fascinated with words, with making, researching and exploring the physical structure of books with people and buildings. Immersing myself in site related research and responding intuitively to a location and community is how I generate and develop my work.

In recent work I have been exploring the complexities of the ‘analogue book’ in abstract in site-specific locations. I have been developing the themes of ‘transformation’ and ‘abstraction’ of the book on a large scale with a restricted palette of materials; ink and saline, paper, cloth and linen thread or rope.
Selected Exhibitions |
ESAF 2017, City Arts Centre, Edinburgh (2017)
Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition, ‘FLY 2016’ (2016)
Art Walk Porty & ‘#JourneyLines’ Exhibition, Edinburgh (2016)
ECA Masters Degree Show, ‘#Popsicle’, UoE/ ECA (2016)
Talbot Rice Gallery, ‘Interim’ Exhibition, UoE/ ECA (2016)
@Planning_Dept ‘#dak01’, Jedburgh (2016)
‘Drawing on Drawing’ Exhibition, UoE/ ECA (2016)
‘Have Fun’ MA/ MFA Exhibition, UoE/ ECA (2016)
The Embassy, ‘Salon-athon’ Embassy Members Show (2016)
Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition, ‘Converge’ (2016)
Hidden Doors Festival 2015, solo proposal (2015)
‘Open Pages’, Stirling University, The Artist Book Group (2015)
Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition, ‘VAS:T’ (2015)
‘Working Perspectives’ Exhibition, Tweeddale Museum (2015)
Lyth Arts Centre ‘Summer Exhibition’, The Artist Book Group, Wick (2014)
Hidden Door Festival 2014, The Artist Book Group (2014)
‘Bound : Unbound’, The Artist Book Group, MacNaughtan’s Book Shop, Edinburgh (2013)

Collections |
Edinburgh City Fine Art Library Collection (2016) & Private Collections

Awards & Bursaries |
The Hope Scott Trust, Grant (2016)
Visual Arts & Craft Makers Award (South of Scotland) (2016)
University of Edinburgh #ILW2016, Award (2016)
RIAS Rowand Anderson Silver Medal, Commendation (2000)
Andrew Grant Bequest (1999)
Building Design Magazine, Top 100 Young Designers (1999)
Edinburgh Civic Medal, Shortlisted (1998)

Residencies |
Magnetic North, #RoughMix Residency, Peebles (2017)
‘Journey Lines’, funded by Scotrail, Edinburgh (2016)
‘Reflections Selkirk’, Commission for Exhibition, Selkirk (2016)
‘Reflections Selkirk’, CreativeLab : Joint Lead Artist, Selkirk (2016)
Invited Artist, ‘GRAS/ British Council Maker Library’ Exhibition, Edinburgh (2015)
Artist in Residence, Tweeddale Youth Action, Peebles (2015)

Education |
MA Contemporary Art Practice with Merit, ECA (2016)
CofHE in Art & Design, ECA (2016)
BA in Art & Design ECA (2015)
Dip Arch, & Part 3 Examination in Professional Practice, ECA (2001)
BArch (Hons) 2:1 Heriot Watt University (1998)
The Banks of a River
  • Felicity Bristow
  • The Banks of a River
The Banks of a River
  • Felicity Bristow
  • The Banks of a River
The Banks of a River
  • Felicity Bristow
  • The Banks of a River